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…


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…


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…


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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While The Kids Are Away, The Teachers Will — Learn

12 Oct , 2016  

Students were not in class on Friday, Oct. 7, but there was a flurry of educational activity underway throughout Mansfield City Schools.

It was the second of five professional development days scheduled primarily for teachers and administrators to focus on teaching techniques, concepts and strategies to improve student achievement. In cooperation with Ohio State University-Mansfield, the district scheduled more than 40 sessions in various buildings.  More…


Renowned Artists To Come To Town To Train Local Educators

8 Oct , 2016  

Workshops for local teachers, led by some of the nation’s most renowned teaching artists, show how the arts can open doors to core academic subjects. And the three-hour programs at the Renaissance Theatre, including dinner, are free. The continuing professional development series is designed to help local teachers incorporate the arts into classroom strategies through Partners in Education, a partnership among Mansfield City Schools, the Mansfield Art Center and the Renaissance Theatre in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. More…

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Outdoor Photography Workshop at OSU-M

7 Oct , 2016  

Just a few spots are left in Capturing Nature’s Wonders, an Oct. 18 outdoor photography workshop taught by Jim Doty Jr., author of Digital Photography Exposure for Dummies, at Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus.

Participants “will learn the simple steps that make the difference between ordinary snapshots and extraordinary photos,” said Kathy Smith, head of Ohio State University Extension’s Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, the workshop’s sponsor. OSU Extension is the statewide outreach arm of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. More…


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Mansfield Senior Homecoming Is October 14

7 Oct , 2016  

Mansfield Senior High School’s 2016 homecoming queen will be announced during an afternoon assembly on Friday, Oct. 14, in Pete Henry Gym just hours before the Tygers welcome Wooster to Arlin Field.

The homecoming parade is being revived this year. It will leave the parking lot behind Senior High at 5:30 p.m., then travel on Park Avenue West and north on Trimble Road to Arlin Field. More…

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The New Store Presented For Neighboring County Audience

4 Oct , 2016  

On Monday, Julie Kleshinski, Executive Director of the Richland County Children’s Auxilary, profiled the Auxiliary’s program, The New Store, for a group of interested Crawford County civic leaders at the Galion Community Hospital.

The New Store is an effort to provide new school clothing to Richland County children in need. Started in September 2007, the store provides assistance for over 1,000 children annually.  In the last six months alone, Kleshinski said, the facility has seen 700 kids come through its doors. More…


Could Fiscal Emergency Release Be Around The Corner?

30 Sep , 2016  

The Financial Planning and Supervision Commission complimented the work of Treasurer Robert Kuehnle Tuesday as signs continue to point to Mansfield City Schools’ release from fiscal emergency in a matter of months. During an hour-long session the commission heard monthly revenue and expenditure reports, then unanimously approved the district’s five-year financial forecast. More…


Shot Clinic At Mansfield Senior

28 Sep , 2016  

A shot clinic for students in grades 7 and 12 who have not received required vaccinations will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Dutton Community Room at Mansfield Senior High.

The Ohio Department of Health requires all seventh-grade students to have the Tdap and meningococcal shots and all 12th-graders to have the meningococcal shot. Seniors require two meningitis shots eight weeks apart or one meningitis shot if the first does was received after age 16. More…


Mansfield Senior’s Cub Room Showcases Students’ Culinary Skills

25 Sep , 2016  

The pace was fast and furious in the Mansfield Senior High culinary arts kitchen Thursday as lunchtime diners and carryout orders began pouring into the Cub Room. “I need two more grilled chicken sandwiches, one with no onions,” Chef Linda Golden called out. “And put on three more Reubens, one with fries to go. Make sure there’s a side salad with ranch dressing for this pasta bolognese.”

Golden, the culinary arts instructor, sat at the end of a kitchen counter, a seemingly endless stream of order tickets spread out in front of her. From her vantage point she could yell – yes, sometimes it was necessary to yell – orders to the grill cooks and salad makers, at the same time communicating with servers moving in and out of the swinging dining room doors. “We’re going to run out of chili today. I have a feeling,” she muttered to herself. More…


Mansfield Schools Talks Tax Levy Durations

23 Sep , 2016  

When Mansfield City Schools returns to the ballot in May seeking renewal of two property tax levies, the duration of those levies will be staggered. Neither would be a new tax, only a continuation of what the district already has.

Treasurer Robert Kuehnle proposed the staggered renewal dates during the board of education meeting Tuesday, citing the devastating impact if both levies were lost at the same time as the result of a downturn in the economy or other unexpected circumstance. “These levies were approved by voters in 2013 and each generates approximately $4 million annually,” he said. “My goal is not to have both levies on the same five-year cycle.” Kuehnle said he will propose both renewals at the same dollar amount as they generate now, meaning that together they would continue to yield $8 million annually. More…