Schools

Madison Board To Consider Superintendent Recommendations

25 Nov , 2016  

At its regular monthly meeting next week, the Madison Local Schools Board of Education is set to consider several recommendations from Superintendent Lee Kaple. These recommendations are in addition to standard personnel-related matters.

These Superintendent proposals include the following: More…

All About Mansfield, Schools

Newman Elementary Demolition Progressing

19 Nov , 2016  

Except for a chain-link security fence the front of the former Newman Elementary School on Central Avenue gave no indication Friday that demolition is underway. It’s a very different story in the back.

Great Lakes Demolition of Vickory, Ohio, has gutted several of the rooms on the west side. That work began after Total Environmental Services of Toledo completed abatement of hazardous materials. The building is expected to be demolished, debris removed and the site graded by mid-December. It will be restored to grass as weather permits. More…

Schools

Mansfield Schools Superintendent Warns Public Education In Trouble

18 Nov , 2016  

Superintendent Brian Garverick said today public education’s role as “the foundation of the United States of America” is threatened by a proliferation of for-profit charter schools.

Garverick spoke to the 2016-17 Leadership Unlimited class of the Richland Area Chamber of Commerce during the class’s visit to Sherman Elementary School Thursday morning. As explained on the chamber’s web site, Leadership Unlimited is a 10-month learning program for men and women who have demonstrated leadership ability within the community. The class provides participants with a broader understanding of local issues, assets and resources. More…

Schools

Ohio State Releases Enrollment Report; Reaches Record Number

17 Nov , 2016  

The Ohio State University has released its annual enrollment report, covering both its main campus and its regional campuses including OSU Mansfield.

It its release, M. Dolan Evanovich, Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Planning, shared several overall statistics. Noting that the first year retention rate is now at 94.2%, the report said that the current Freshman class came into OSU with an 29.1 average ACT composite, and 63% in the top 10% of their high school class. Minority enrollment is also up – by some 11% to a total of 12,314 on all campuses. More…

,

Schools

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…

Schools

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…

,

Schools

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…

Schools

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…

Schools

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…

Schools

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…

,

Schools

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…

,

Schools

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…