Mohawk Trail Regional 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, Plainfield, Rowe and Shelburne.
|Mohawk Trail Regional School|
26 Ashfield Rd
|School district||Mohawk Trail Regional School District|
|Principal||Lynn Dole and Marisa Mendonsa|
|Color(s)||Blue and Gold|
Mohawk opened 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.
Lynn Dole became principal after the departure of six-year principal Brian Beck, who left Mohawk Trail Regional School 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 took over as vice-principal. Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, Mohawk Trail Regional School is led by two Co-Principals, Lynn Dole and Marisa Mendonsa, rather than a Principal and Assistant Principal.
Arms Academy was a public school located in Shelburne, Massachusetts, United States.
Named after Major Ira Arms, construction commenced following a gift of land and $20,000. Initially dedicated as a private school in 1880, Shelburne voters made it a public school in 1894. The final class graduated in 1967, prior to the establishment of nearby Mohawk Trail Regional High School.
Today, the building houses the Shelburne Historical Society.Ashfield, Massachusetts
Ashfield is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,737 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.Buckland, Massachusetts
Buckland is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,902 at the 2010 census. The town shares the village of Shelburne Falls with neighboring Shelburne. The town center at Shelburne Falls is the western end of the Bridge of Flowers, a local tourist attraction.
Buckland is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.Charlemont, Massachusetts
Charlemont is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,266 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.Colrain, Massachusetts
Colrain is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,671 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.Frontier Regional School
Frontier Regional School (FRS) is a regional combined public high school middle school in South Deerfield, Massachusetts, serving students in grades 7–12, as part of the Union 38 School District. The district serves the four towns of Deerfield, Sunderland, Whately and Conway.Hawlemont Regional Elementary School
Hawlemont Regional Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Charlemont, Massachusetts, United States. The school's name is a portmanteau derived from the two towns it serves, Hawley and Charlemont. In addition to those two towns, students from other nearby towns attend Hawlemont via school choice.Hawley, Massachusetts
Hawley is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 337 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.Heath, Massachusetts
Heath is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 706 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.List of high schools in Massachusetts
This is a list of high schools in the state of Massachusetts.List of secondary school sports team names and mascots derived from indigenous peoples
Among the categories of names for sports teams in North America, those referring to Indigenous peoples are lesser in popularity only to the names of various animals (Eagles, Tigers, Bulldogs, Panthers, Wildcats, Lions, Cougars). In the top ten, "Warriors" is number six, and "Indians" is number eight. The typical logo is an image of a stereotypical Native American man in profile, wearing a Plains Indians headdress; some are more realistic, while others are cartoons or caricatures. Other imagery include dreamcatchers, feathers, spears, and arrows. Individual schools may have performance traditions, such as the tomahawk chop, a mascot or cheerleaders in stereotypical Native attire, and chants adapted from Hollywood movies. These fictional representations stand in the way of any authentic understanding of contemporary Indigenous peoples, and promote racism.The documents most often cited to justifying the trend for change are an advisory opinion by the United States Commission on Civil Rights in 2001 and a resolution by the American Psychological Association in 2005. Both support the views of Native American organizations and individuals that such mascots maintain harmful stereotypes that are discriminatory and cause harm by distorting the past and preventing understanding of Native American/First Nations peoples in the present.
The trend towards the elimination of indigenous names and mascots in local schools has been steady, with two-thirds having been eliminated over the past 50 years according to the National Congress of American Indians (NCAI). In a few states with significant Native American populations, change has been mandated by law, such in Wisconsin, Oregon, and Washington. A bill to ban Native American mascots statewide passed the Maine House of Representatives and Senate and was signed into law by Governor Janet Mills in May, 2019.The list below for U.S. High Schools however remains substantial, with over 400 teams currently calling themselves "Indians", over 100 "Braves", over 100 "Warriors" using indigenous imagery (there are many with the name using generic, Greek or Roman mascots), and 48 "Redskins". The latter has shown the greatest decline, due to an association with the Washington Redskins name controversy.Rowe, Massachusetts
Rowe is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 393 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.Shelburne, Massachusetts
Shelburne is a town in Franklin County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 1,893 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Springfield, Massachusetts Metropolitan Statistical Area.
The village of Shelburne Falls is located partly in Shelburne and neighboring Buckland.
Massachusetts public high schools
Italics indicates closed schools