Schools

After School ROAR Program Begins

12 Sep , 2017  

ROAR, which stands for Real Opportunities for Achievement and Readiness, started this week at Mansfield Senior and Mansfield Middle School. The program is presented through the North End Community Improvement Collaborative (NECIC). More…

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Buckeye Buzz Coming To A Screen Near You

11 Sep , 2017  

In an effort to keep students, staff, and the community up-to-date on goings on at The Ohio State University at Mansfield campus, the current Buckeye Ambassadors are launching something new.

It’s called “BuckeyeBuzz TV.” More…

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Woodland Elementary Continues Arts Integration This Year

5 Sep , 2017  

Good student behavior, a PTO mum sale and plans to welcome teaching artists from Akron-based ArtSparks are part of what Principal Kim Johnson calls “a great start” to the school year at Woodland Elementary School.

“It’s been wonderful, a great start,” Johnson said Thursday. “The kids know our expectations. They come in excited to learn. They’re helping each other too. The older students are showing the younger ones how to behave in the hallways and cafeteria and how to listen to their teachers.” More…

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New Senior Career Teach Head Answers Question Over And Over

1 Sep , 2017  

Scott Musser has answered the same question often since leaving his role as principal and chief operating officer of Bio-Med Science Academy in Rootstown to head the Career Teach program at Mansfield Senior High.

“People ask me: Why Mansfield?” he said. “My answer: Why not? These kids deserve a great education and I think I can make a difference.” More…

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OSU Adopts Strategic Plan

29 Aug , 2017  

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.

Few instruments are potentially as important as an institution’s strategic plan, which lays out a vision for a particular kind of future. This past week, OSU announced the adoption of its current strategic plan: More…

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New Theatre Experience Coming For Juniors At Senior

28 Aug , 2017  

A complete live theater experience — box office, sound, lighting and stage performance – is on tap this year for juniors at Mansfield Senior High School.

A performing arts curriculum has been added to the school’s Career Tech program. More…

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Richland Public Health Shares Reminder Concerning School Buses

28 Aug , 2017  

Richland Public Health is issuing a reminder for drivers to be cautious driving in school zones and around school buses.

With the return to school across Richland County, 20 miles per hour school speed zones will be in effect. More…

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All About Mansfield, Schools

Teaching Artist Training Available To Local Artists

27 Aug , 2017  

The Ohio 2010 team of the Kennedy Center’s Partners in Education network is developing a group of professional artists who are available for paid residencies, earning up to $500/week, and additional paid consulting opportunities with local schools. Artists interested in becoming a teaching artist with the Mansfield Partners in Education program must complete a year-long required training, available locally, meeting approximately six days between September 2017-June 2018. More…

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New Head Of Culinary Arts Knows His Way Around A Kitchen

26 Aug , 2017  

A chef with more than 30 years of experience in private sector restaurants and public school instruction is the new head of culinary arts at Mansfield Senior High School.

“I really try to get the lightbulb to come on in a student’s mind,” said Thomas Blike, “then help to create with them a passion for cooking and culinary arts. “If I can instill curiosity then it becomes very easy to teach.” More…

Schools, Sports

Scorestream Returns To 1812

25 Aug , 2017  

Scoresteam returns to 1812Blockhouse this fall during the ten week season (more those lucky teams that make the playoffs) of north central Ohio football.

Each week, games featuring all of the high schools with home football fields in Richland County will be included, with current scores appearing on our front page. More…

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Prospect Elementary School Has New Principal

24 Aug , 2017  

There’s a feeling of coming home for new Prospect Elementary School Principal Jason Douglas.

“I taught first grade here earlier in my career in Mansfield City Schools,” Douglas said. “It really does feel like coming home.” More…

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New School Year Brings New Online Academy

23 Aug , 2017  

The beginning of the new school year brings a new educational opportunity for students in Ontario.

Ontario Online Academy is a new educational program designed to open new opportunities to students in the Ontario Local School District that allows students to complete their education through a fully sponsored virtual school program. More…

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