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Security Cameras Coming To Malabar Intermediate School

14 Dec , 2018  

At its Tuesday meeting, the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education approved the installation of 65 to 70 security cameras at Malabar Intermediate School.

Hardware costs for the cameras, wiring, etc. is $25,782, and installation will be performed by Crider Solutions Inc. of Mansfield at a cost of $16,500. More…

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Malabar Gym Floor Nearly Complete

27 Aug , 2018  

Installation of Malabar Intermediate School’s new hardwood gymnasium floor is nearly complete and students will be using it soon.

“They will put another finish coat on the floor this week and possibly a second one,” said Bob Booth, Mansfield City Schools director of operations before school began. More…

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Malabar Students Submit Anti-Sweet Potato Petition

29 May , 2018  

Editor’s Note: I cannot resist sharing that the person posting this story on 1812Blockhouse greatly dislikes both sweet potatoes and, unfortunately, watermelon.

For some fourth-graders at Malabar Intermediate School, the final days of the school year included a hands-on exercise in citizen action, triggered by dislike for sweet potato fries on the cafeteria menu.

Teacher Lisa Koplan explained. “My two classes have been learning about government and how to make peaceful changes in your community,” she said. More…

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Inner Artists Will Emerge Thursday At Malabar’s Family Night

21 Feb , 2018  

Where can you enjoy free pizza and rainbow cake and unleash your inner artist all in the same evening? At Malabar Intermediate School’s third annual Family Art Night this Thursday, February 22, of course.

We had large crowds each of the last two years. I’m expecting maybe even a little larger turnout this time,” said art teacher Sonnet Hogue. “At 5 PM we will serve Gionino’s pizza, Jones potato chips, rainbow cake and punch in the cafeteria. Around 5:30 we will clear off the tables and get started on our art projects. We will wrap things up by 7:30.” More…

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Holidays, Schools

Festive Assembly Sends Malabar Students Off On Holiday Break

22 Dec , 2017  

Many of the Malabar Intermediate School staff were in holiday costumes Tuesday morning, continuing the tradition of sending students into winter break with lots of smiles and laughter.

“The kids enjoy it. We all have a lot of fun. But soon we will get down to work in each classroom,” Principal Andrea Moyer said. More…

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Malaboo At Malabar Tonight

19 Oct , 2017  

Food, door prizes and classroom activities will be on tap during Malabar Intermediate School’s annual “Malaboo” math and literacy celebration on Thursday, October 19.

Many students will join staff in Halloween costumes. More…

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Malabar Fifth Graders Learn Nature Journaling

10 Oct , 2017  

Malabar Intermediate School fifth-graders completed a cycle of field trips to Hemlock Trails and Hemlock Falls last week, utilizing the nature journaling skills they learned during the previous three weeks.

A different group of students made the trip each day. More…

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Two Hundred Fourth Graders Head To Ohio’s National Park

23 Sep , 2017  

Malabar Intermediate School’s fourth-graders will answer the call of the wild next week when they visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Akron.

Ten classes totaling approximately 210 students will participate. Their field trip will be paid for by a grant from the Every Kid in a Park initiative sponsored by the National Park Foundation. Four fourth-grade classes will travel to the park on Monday, four more on Tuesday and two on Wednesday. More…

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New Year, New Orchestra Teachers For Mansfield Schools

20 Sep , 2017  

The new academic year brings fresh faces to the music programs at three Mansfield schools.

Ashley Rudd – Malabar Intermediate School

When she submitted her application for the position of orchestra teacher at Malabar Intermediate School, Ashley Rudd began with a statement about her teaching belief. More…

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Eagle Scout Candidate Works On Tyger Nature Trail

12 Sep , 2017  

A former Malabar Intermediate School student, now an Eagle Scout candidate, worked this summer to improve the Tyger Nature Trail in the woods on the school’s north side.

Blake Johnson, son of Malabar teacher Susan Johnson, built and installed five bird feeders and three bird houses alongside the trail. He repaired benches in the outdoor classroom area and rebuilt the white board (for lesson displays). Johnson also cleaned the entire trail, which was created by Eagle Scout Andrew Weilbacker of Boy Scout Troop 121 in 2011. More…

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State Representative Visits Malabar Intermediate

9 May , 2017  

State Rep. Mark Romanchuk of Ontario heard about challenges facing educators and out-of-the-building opportunities for students during a visit to Malabar Intermediate School on Monday.

Romanchuk, whose Ohio House District 2 encompasses all of Richland County, met with administrators before touring the building with Principal Andrea Moyer. “A big part of our day, in addition to academics, is getting kids ready to learn,” Moyer said, noting the building’s enrollment of 725 in fourth, fifth and sixth grades. More…

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D.A.R.E. Graduation At Malabar

30 Jan , 2017  

Seventy sixth-graders at Malabar Intermediate School graduated from the 12-week D.A.R.E. program Friday as Officer Jack Shay nears the end of his 15-year tenure as head of the alcohol and drug awareness program.

Shay will retire next month after more than 20 years with the Mansfield Police Department.

Also on Friday, faculty and staff at Malabar wore purple in honor of librarian Maxine Johnson who passed away recently. During the board of education meeting at Malabar on Feb. 21 the library will be named in honor of Mrs. Johnson, a 33-year employee of Mansfield City Schools. More…

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Malabar Family Art Night Next Thursday

7 Dec , 2016  

Malabar Intermediate School students and their families will have an opportunity to express themselves through art on Thursday, Dec. 15.

The school’s second annual Family Art Night will be 5 to 7 p.m. in the cafeteria.

Art teacher Sonnet Hogue said she expects another huge turnout this year. 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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