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Mansfield Schools Hire Two New Elementary Principals, Other Administrators

15 Jul , 2018  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education has approved the hiring of two elementary school principals and three assistant principals for grades 7-12. All five administrators received two-year contracts. The action came during a special meeting Thursday afternoon at the Raemelton administration building. More…

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Mansfield Board Of Education To Hold Special Session

12 Jul , 2018  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will act on several administrative and teaching appointments when it meets in special session at 4 PM on Thursday.

The Board also will hear a presentation by representatives of Project SOAR (Students on an Alternative Route) and finalize a job description for director of Career Tech Education. More…

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State Teen Ambassador Board Named, Includes Three Lexington Students

10 Jul , 2018  

This past Friday, the Ohio Attorney’s Office announced that more than 300 students representing 52 Ohio counties have been named to the office’s Teen Ambassador Board for the upcoming school year.

The participants represent more than 160 schools throughout the state. Included among them are Jordan Haas, Darron Reinhart, and Mirah Haring from Lexington High School. More…

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Ohio State Gains Major Donation For New Entrepreneurship Center

9 Jul , 2018  

Because of Mansfield and Richland County’s role as a constituent community in The Ohio State University network, from time to time 1812Blockhouse brings you news and information concerning the university.

The Keenan Family Foundation has made a $17 million commitment to The Ohio State University Max M. Fisher College of Business, strengthening the university’s expertise in the field of entrepreneurship. More…

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Madison Hosting Public Forums This Week And Next

8 Jul , 2018  

Madison Local School District will be holding a public forum for question and answer at Madison Middle School from 6-8 PM on the following dates. More…

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Buckeye Destiny: From Big City To Small Campus

7 Jul , 2018  

Last year, Destiny Hill drove from Cleveland to Mansfield with her family for her very first orientation. This year, as a Buckeye Ambassador, she is sharing her experience with incoming freshman. Hill grew up surrounded by city lights but knew the smaller campus encompassed by nature and wetlands was where she wanted to continue her education after high school. More…

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Gym Floor, Windows Being Replaced At Malabar Intermediate

6 Jul , 2018  

The original gym floor at Malabar Intermediate School — once the floor of the Malabar High School Falcons — is gone, soon to be replaced by its brighter, more colorful, more durable hardwood successor. More…

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Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation Awards $34K In Scholarships, Including To A Local Recipient

4 Jul , 2018  

The Ohio Farm Bureau Foundation recently awarded $34,000 in scholarships to students across the state. The foundation annually recognizes Ohio students for their academic effort, community engagement and career interests that link agriculture to community service, education or scientific research. A Richland County graduate was one of those honored. More…

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Summer Reading Opportunities At Four Mansfield Locations

29 Jun , 2018  

For many elementary-age children, the term “summer slide” means gliding down a colorful plastic chute to splash into a swimming pool. For Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Brian Garverick, however, it means the erosion of reading skills that can occur between May and August.

“There are summer reading opportunities in Mansfield – the Big Red Bookshelf is a great example — but we wanted something more to combat summer slide,” Garverick told the board of education earlier this month. “So we approached the North End Community Improvement Cooperative.” More…

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OSUM Changes The Game With The Math Literacy Initiative

29 Jun , 2018  

When 22-year-old Natalie Sayre of Crestline decided to purse a degree in Early Childhood Education at The Ohio State University at Mansfield, she knew she wanted to help change and mold young lives. However, she had no idea that she would learn a new way of teaching math that is part of an effort to change the way local students are learning and open up endless possibilities for their futures.

“In class at Ohio State Mansfield, as I was learning this different approach on how to teach math to young kids, I thought ‘Why didn’t I know this as a kid?’ When I was a kid I was never good at math,” said Sayre. “This approach would have helped me.” More…

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OSU Mansfield Initiative Seeks To Help The Middle Class

25 Jun , 2018  

The Ohio State University at Mansfield is participating in a new initiative with a goal of helping the middle class thrive.

The Ohio State University is collaborating with Schmidt Futures to launch the Alliance for the American Dream – an initiative to kickstart an idea development process to identify innovative solutions that will foster greater social mobility, greater equality of opportunity, and a more attainable and sustainable middle class. More…

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Mansfield Teachers Gain Insight Into Teaching Students With Dyslexia

24 Jun , 2018  

Seven Mansfield City Schools teachers were back in the classroom last week, participating in 30 hours of specialized training for working with children who have difficulty with reading, spelling and writing of the type associated with dyslexia.

The Monday-Friday sessions at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center focused on the Orton-Gillingham approach to teaching. Training was led by Victoria Jones of the Institute for Multi-Sensory Education. More…