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Incoming Fourth Graders Welcomed To Malabar Intermediate

18 Aug , 2019  

The principal is new (sort of) and the assistant principal is brand new, but incoming fourth-graders and their parents learned Thursday evening that Malabar Intermediate School’s priorities have not changed.

Principal Tom Hager, Malabar’s assistant principal the last seven years, moved into the top spot this summer after longtime principal Andrea Moyer was named the district’s director of school improvement. “Parents, families please know that it is a tremendous honor for all of us at Malabar to serve you, to be trusted with the education and safety of your children,” Hager said during the school’s annual fourth-grade orientation program. More…

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A New Year Begins At OSUM

18 Aug , 2019  

There is excitement on the campus of The Ohio State University at Mansfield, where classes kick off on Tuesday.

In true OSUM fashion, the first week of school brings not only the receipt of a syllabus in each class, but events which commemorate the beginning of a new academic year. This year, those include: More…

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Shelby Schools Open House And Orientation Schedule

11 Aug , 2019  

As the summer winds toward the beginning of school, Shelby City Schools has set forth a list of open house and orientation events between now and the start of the 2019-2020 school year.

The official first day of school in Shelby is Monday, August 19.

Open House and Orientation Events: More…

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Schools

Mansfield City Schools Changes School Year Starting Dates

10 Aug , 2019  

There’s a change in the starting dates for Mansfield City Schools from what we shared recently in an 1812Blockhouse post.

The District has revised its start-of-school schedule by implementing staggered starts for kindergarten and grades seven through 12. “The purpose of these staggered starts is to ensure a positive beginning for the 2019-2020 school year,” said Superintendent Stan Jefferson. More…

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Richland County Community Benefitting From OSUM Microfarm Project

9 Aug , 2019  

As a forestry major, Kyle Dues found a perfect fit at Ohio State Mansfield.

“This campus is set on a 640-acre wooded lot,” he says. “What better place is there for a forestry major to go to school but a 640-acre wooded lot?”

Once on campus, Dues discovered more reasons to be engaged with the Mansfield campus. He connected with faculty member Kent “Kip” Curtis, an associate professor of environmental history, who was piloting a microfarm project on campus. Dues started interning at the microfarm and later became its interim coordinator. More…

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Schools

New Mansfield Schools Athletic Director Sets Out To Support Students

6 Aug , 2019  

Mansfield City Schools’ new Athletic Director describes his responsibilities in a single word: supportive.

“I believe that my job is a supportive job. How can we work together to support kids and do all we can for them before they leave this building?” said Kevin Porter, who comes to Mansfield from Janesville, Wisconsin.

The board of education approved a three-year contract for Porter in June. Porter served 13 years as athletic director in two of Wisconsin’s larger school districts, La Follette High School in Madison and the School District of Janesville. Earlier, he was assistant athletic director at the University of Akron and Northeastern University in Boston and assistant director of facilities at the University of Cincinnati. More…

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Local Program To Boost Academic Performance Gets A Financial Boost

6 Aug , 2019  

The Ohio Department of Education has announced the grantees awarded federal funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Center (21st CCLC) program. One of those recipients is Mansfield City Schools.

The program creates or expands community learning centers that provide academic enrichment and youth development opportunities for students who attend predominantly high-poverty and low-performing schools. More…

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Schools

Start Of Year Info For Mansfield City Schools

3 Aug , 2019  

Students in Mansfield City Schools will begin classes on three different dates next month, depending on their grade level.

The first day for students in grades four through 12 will be Thursday, August 22. Those in kindergarten through third grade will start on Monday, August 26. Opening day for pre-kindergarten children will be Wednesday, August 28. More…

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Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Is Here

29 Jul , 2019  

The State of Ohio will exempt certain school supplies and clothing from the state sales tax during the first weekend in August.

The three-day sales tax break will be Friday, August 2 at 12 AM to Sunday, August 4 at 11:59 PM. More…

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Camp Hetuck Builds Student Leaders At OSU Mansfield

29 Jul , 2019  

For the third year, Alec Pajek proudly dons his Camp Hetuck shirt during the annual two-day camp at The Ohio State University at Mansfield.

The camp, which refers to the Erie Native American tribe’s word for “eye of the buck,” is aimed to teach incoming freshman significant leadership skills before the start of the school year. More…

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Schools

School Immunizations Schedule Set

24 Jul , 2019  

It may be difficult to believe, but the start of school is less than a month away. Included in planning is making sure your children are up-to-date on their required immunizations.

Richland Public Health is reminding parents of students just starting Kindergarten, those entering 7th grade, and those entering high school that certain shots are required: More…

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Malabar Window Replacement Hits Final Phase

18 Jul , 2019  

The third and final phase of window replacement at Malabar Intermediate School began on Monday. The project will complete major scheduled work at the 57-year-old building.

Phase III involves all three levels of classrooms facing the rear courtyard, as well as the library. “We started today and we’ll be finished by Aug. 21,” said John Wolfe, leader of a crew from All-Glass Systems in Mansfield. More…

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Arts Integration For Teachers Workshop Coming Up

17 Jul , 2019  

The Mansfield Partners in Education Team, comprised of the Renaissance Performing Arts Association, the Mansfield Art Center, and Mansfield City Schools, will host a two-day professional development workshop on arts integration for elementary and intermediate educators, and administrators on August 6-7, 2019 at the Renaissance Theatre. More…

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Jefferson Heralds The Return Of The Tyger Roar

15 Jul , 2019  

Superintendent-elect Stan Jefferson delivered a passionate address to business and community leaders last week, telling them Mansfield City Schools needs their involvement to achieve academic reform and build new elementary schools.

“Our goals and those of our entire community must be truly aligned,” Jefferson said during a luncheon meeting at WMFD-TV. “For us to survive and thrive we must work together. If our schools are striving for excellence and growing the community is striving for excellence and growing.” More…