Mohawk Trail Regional School District

Mohawk School District Superintendent Michael Buoniconti.  Recorder/Paul Franz

Mohawk, teachers sign 3-year contract

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BUCKLAND — Teachers in the Mohawk Trail Regional School District will get a 3.3-percent pay raise this year, now that a new three-year agreement has been reached between the School Committee and the Mohawk District Education Association. The new contract, which affects 121 teachers, runs from Aug. 27 — the first day of school this year — through Aug. 26, … 0

Mohawk alumnus new vice-principal

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

BUCKLAND — Jesse Porter-Henry, who graduated from the Mohawk Trail Regional School in 1999, has been hired as the school’s new assistant principal. Porter-Henry started his full-time position this week, working with another Mohawk graduate, Principal Nancy Dole. “I’m just excited to be here and come back to my alma mater,” said Porter-Henry, … 0

Mohawk teacher learns from China trip

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

BUCKLAND — At Mohawk Trail Regional School, Kathleen Stier is a highly regarded science teacher. But in Harbin, China, she was a celebrity. This month, Stier taught 20 biology teachers at a weeklong summer workshop on how to teach Advanced Placement biology courses to their American-bound students. “I was unprepared for the welcome … 0

Proposal aims to divvy up shared supt. costs

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

If Greenfield pursues a shared superintendency next year with districts west of the Route 2 rotary, it might end up taking on about three-fifths of the total costs. The Greenfield School Department would pay 60.5 percent, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District would pay 34.4 percent and the … 0

Could Mohawk, Greenfield share a supt.?

Friday, November 15, 2013

BUCKLAND — In 2002 and in 2009, Greenfield’s School Committee Chairman Dalton Athey proposed that the Mohawk Trail and Greenfield school districts share one superintendent’s services and administrative costs for a year trial period, to see if both would save money. That suggestion never went anywhere. Now, Mohawk … 0

Mohawk makes China connections

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BUCKLAND — After spending a week in China, Mohawk Trail Regional School Principal Lynn Dole came home this week with two “sister schools” for Mohawk and new ties to Chinese communities that might some day send students to … 1

Mohawk supt. finalist for Central Mass. job

Thursday, November 14, 2013

BUCKLAND — Mohawk-Hawlemont-Rowe school Superintendent Michael Buoniconti is one of four finalists for a superintendent’s job with the Wachusett Regional School District in Central Massachusetts. According to Lance Harris, chairman of the Wachusett Regional School District Committee, the superintendent screening subcommittee interviewed candidates during the week of Oct. … 0

Martha Lively now offering dance classes at Mohawk

Monday, October 28, 2013

BUCKLAND — Dance instructor and director Martha Lively is offering “Lively Dance” classes for the first time at Mohawk Trail Regional High School. Tuesday classes at Mohawk include Pre-Ballet (ages 4 years old to second grade) 3:45 to 4:30 p.m.; Hip-Hop (grades 4 to 8) from 4:30 to … 0

Heath fire victim lauded for quick thinking

Thursday, October 24, 2013

HEATH — In less time than it takes to drive to the store for a carton of milk, Will and Sandra Donovan and their five children lost their home and all their possessions to a Saturday morning house … 0

‘I wanted to run’

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

BUCKLAND — In 1973, when Cathy (Semanie) Cullen was an eighth-grader, the only girls’ team sport at Mohawk she can remember was field hockey. But Cullen, like her two athlete brothers, was a runner — and she wanted … 0

Mohawk students start online newspaper

Sunday, October 13, 2013

BUCKLAND — It’s “Booster Week” at Mohawk Trail Regional School and you can read all about it in The Mohawk Independent, a student-written, online newspaper that debuted this week. The idea for an online newspaper came from English teacher William Drake, who teaches journalism and creative writing at … 0

West County Notebook

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mohawk open house today at 5 p.m. BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School will hold an open house today beginning at 5 p.m. at the middle and high school, on Route 112. Highlights will include a Parent Advisory Council meeting in the Principal’s Conference Room, an informational … 0

Mohawk signs on for China connection

Sunday, September 15, 2013

BUCKLAND — By next summer, Chinese high school students could be attending summer workshops at the Mohawk Trail Regional School, while high school administrators lay the groundwork for tuition-paying international students. This week, the Mohawk Trail Regional School District Committee signed a $6,000 contract with Fox Intercultural Consulting … 0

Mohawk looks at changing Rowe tuition

Friday, September 13, 2013

BUCKLAND — The Mohawk Trail Regional School Committee wants to change the 32-year regional agreement that determines Rowe’s discounted high school student tuition — and the school board chairman hopes to have an annual town meeting warrant article to that effect for member towns to consider this spring. … 0

West County Notebook

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Shelburne fire chief: Thanks for snorkel SHELBURNE — Selectmen’s Chairman Robert Manners thanked the Shelburne Falls Fire Department for providing the snorkel fire truck and the crew members who used the bucket lift to take an architect and structural engineer up to the top of the Pratt Memorial … 0