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Board Of Education Meeting Moved To November 22

16 Nov , 2016  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education’s regular monthly meeting, usually the third Tuesday of the month, has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 22.

The meeting was moved back a week because board members and some administrators will attend the Ohio School Boards Association’s annual Capital Conference in the Columbus Convention Center early next week. More…

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Mansfield Schools Release Annual Financial Report

8 Nov , 2016  

Mansfield City Schools has announced that its “Popular Annual Financial Report” (PAFR) for the year ending June 30, 2016 is now available on the District’s website.

“This report offers a reader-friendly overview of the district’s general operating activities and key financial data and trends,” District Treasurer Robert Kuehnle said. More…

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93 Middle School Students Honored For Academic Work

6 Nov , 2016  

Books and computer screens gave way to cake and milk this past Wednesday afternoon as Mansfield Middle School honored 93 students who earned honor roll status for the first grading period. Twenty-one of them had all A’s.

“We are here to celebrate your academic success. We appreciate your hard work,” Principal Robert McQuate told seventh- and eighth-graders who filled the library. McQuate introduced each student individually as he presented honor roll certificates. Counselor Kathi Gorbett added certificates for a free Taco Bell taco and Tyger pencils. More…

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Mansfield Schools Closed Friday; District Continues Plan Development

3 Nov , 2016  

Students will not be in school on Friday as administrators and teachers meet in several different sessions during the third of five designated professional development days.

District Curriculum Director Stephen Rizzo, a former longtime elementary school principal, said sessions are scheduled from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. “Our focus will be to maintain the momentum of our two previous professional development days as we discuss and develop strategies at both the building and district levels to achieve maximum student achievement,” Rizzo said. More…

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Board President, Others From Mansfield Schools Heading To Conference

1 Nov , 2016  

Board of Education President Renda Cline will represent Mansfield City Schools at the annual business meeting of the Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) Delegate Assembly on Nov. 14. The delegate session will occur during the 61st annual OSBA Capital Conference at Trade Show Nov. 13-16 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center. More…

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Literacy Spooktacular At Sherman Elementary

28 Oct , 2016  

Some of the most famous villains of storybooks and nursery rhymes will prowl the halls of Sherman Elementary School from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday during the school’s Literacy Spooktacular.

“Staff will be in costumes for this literacy-based activity and rooms will be open,” said Principal Michael Wallace. “Students will receive treat bags and free books. We want to invite all of our families. This will be a great opportunity for them to meet teachers and see all that is happening at Sherman.” More…

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Curious Critters Invade Malabar Intermediate

19 Oct , 2016  

An award-winning author and freelance photographer with roots in Richland County brought his craft to Malabar Intermediate School on Tuesday. David FitzSimmons, nationally acclaimed author of the “Curious Critters” book series, discussed his work in separate sessions with fourth-, fifth- and sixth-graders, then led two afternoon workshops for combined groups of fifth- and sixth-graders.

“Young people from about ages five to 12 are my first audience. Parents and educators are my secondary audience,” FitzSimmons told students in his final session of the day. “This is my job. I’m always working to be sure that my books meet national science standards. Before I write I study what you need to learn. When I do research I am very careful to document my sources,” he said. More…

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Mansfield Schools Board Of Education Meets on Tuesday

18 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will meet at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Dutton Community Room at Mansfield Senior High School.

District administrators will respond to a 74-page report by the Ohio Department of Education’s Center for Accountability and Continuous Improvement. After a weeklong visit in the district last November, ODE issued the report, detailing recommendations geared to “establishing or strengthening a cycle of continuous improvement.” More…

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Madison Board To Consider Leader In Me At Madison South

17 Oct , 2016  

Among the items on the agenda for this Wednesday’s meeting of the Madison Local Schools Board of Education is one looking at bringing a leadership and like skills training experience to Madison South Elementary School.

According to its website, the “Leader in Me” initiative is national program to teach “…21st century leadership and life skills to students and creates a culture of student empowerment based on the idea that every child can be a leader.” The movement claims to provide a total school trans formative model and process. Each school implementing Leader in Me adapts the program for its own school culture and climate. More…

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Public Meeting To Focus On Special Education

17 Oct , 2016  

The Mansfield City Schools has been selected by the Ohio Department of Education, Office for Exceptional Children (OEC), for a review of its special education program. OEC will be in the district on October 25 to complete this review.

OEC is asking parents, guardians and other members of the public to share their views on the Mansfield City Schools special education program. OEC staff will be at Mansfield Senior High School/Community Room at 124 N. Linden Road to take public comments on October 25 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM.  More…

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Grandparents Day At Woodland

15 Oct , 2016  

It wasn’t the glazed yeast doughnuts that brought grandparents from near and far to Woodland Elementary School Wednesday morning. Nor was it the orange juice, milk and coffee.

Woodland’s grandparents breakfast gave the older generation an opportunity to share school time with their little ones in kindergarten through third grade. “It was nice to see the support of so many grandparents,” said Principal Kim Johnson. “And it was nice for them to see where the kids learn every day, visit the classrooms and meet our teachers.” More…

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Senator Brown Speaks As My Brothers Keeper Is Introduced To Mansfield

14 Oct , 2016  

My Brother’s Keeper, a youth mentoring program initiated by President Obama in 2014, came to Mansfield on Thursday.

US Senator Sherrod Brown, a Mansfield native and Senior High graduate, brought the message, first in a roundtable discussion with community leaders in Senior High’s Dutton Community Room, then to students during an assembly in the auditorium. “The president realized the importance of mentoring in his own life as he was growing up,” Brown said. “It is important to all of us. Some of us have mentors we can count on, others don’t.” More…

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