Mohawk Trail Regional High School
|Mohawk Trail Regional High School|
|Type||Public High School|
|School district||Mohawk Trail Regional School District|
|Asst. Principal||Jesse Porter-Henry|
|Grades||7 - 12|
|Color(s)||Warrior Blue & Indian Gold
|Average SAT scores||552 verbal
531 writing (2010)
Mohawk Trail Regional High School is a school located on Route 112 in Buckland, Massachusetts, United States. The public school currently serves grades 7-12 for nine towns: Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Hawley, Heath, Plainville, Rowe and Shelburne.
Mohawk opened as a regional middle and high school in September 1967, at a construction cost of $2,705,000. Previously, middle school and high school students from western Franklin County, Massachusetts had attended smaller schools, including Sanderson Academy in Ashfield, Charlemont High School in Charlemont, Arms Academy in Shelburne, and Crittenden Junior High School in Buckland. The building was renovated in the late 1990s, including the construction of a new Middle School wing.
These are some of the musicals that have been produced over the years.
- Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
- I Want My Mummy
- West Side Story
- Beauty and the Beast
- Annie Get Your Gun
- Thoroughly Modern Millie
- Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreampoop
- Seussical: The Musical
- The Wizard of Oz
The Mohawk Arts and Education Council has produced several drama pieces over the past six years. Works produced include:
- Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett
- Rhinoceros, by Eugene O'Neill
- Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
- Zoo Story, by Edward Albee
- No Exit, by Jean-Paul Sartre
- Six Characters in Search of an Author, by Luigi Pirandello
- The Crucible, by Arthur Miller
W.I.P.: The Literary Magazine
The W.I.P., or Work In Progress, is a literary magazine featuring the works of high school students. The W.I.P. is published annually.
Mohawk offers a variety of sports in all three seasons. Fall sports include soccer, cross-country running, football, volleyball, and field hockey. Winter sports include downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, basketball, and indoor track. Spring sports include track and field, tennis, baseball, and softball. Mohawk is also home to a wrestling program.
There are several acres of fields used alternatively for different sports and several miles of running trails in the woods. In addition, Mohawk is home to four tennis courts, a rubber outdoor track, and regulation gym.
Lynn Dole, the current principal, recently signed a three-year contract after the departure of six-year principal Brian Beck, who left Mohawk to become the principal of Athol High School. Joey Kotwright-Clark served as vice-principal from the 2009-2010 school year to the end of the 2013-2014 school year after the departure of Robert Thibault, who chose to work closer to his own home. As of the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year, Jesse Porter-Henry has taken over as vice-principal.
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