Veronica Williams-Payne is Every Student, Every Day Champion

19 Mar , 2018  

A teacher who “is constantly striving for effective ways to reach all learners” is Mansfield City Schools’ Every Student, Every Day Champion for February.

Veronica Williams-Payne, the district’s recently appointed talented and gifted teacher, previously taught science at Mansfield Middle School. She was nominated for the monthly champion award by fellow teacher Sherry Reese-Vaught who called her “an inspiration to me.” More…


Two Mansfield Schools And Two Board Members To Be Honored

6 Mar , 2018  

Spanish Immersion School, Springmill STEM Elementary and Mansfield City Schools Board of Education members Renda Cline and Sheryl Weber will be recognized Wednesday at the Ohio School Boards Association’s Central Region Spring Conference in Columbus.

The program will begin at 6 PM at the Villa Milano Banquet and Conference Center, 1630 Schrock Road. More…

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Elementary Students Celebrate Black History Month With Firefighter Visit

26 Feb , 2018  

African American firefighters in Mansfield visited Prospect Elementary School on Thursday to begin a series of Black History Month activities.

The men, whose service with the Mansfield Fire Department totals more than 100 years, talked with third-graders about their experiences as firefighters.The group included Cournal Canada, the city’s first black firefighter; Andrea Cochran, fire inspector; Link Briggs, firefighter/chaplain; Isaiah Finley and retired firefighter Mark Caldwell. More…

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Mansfield City Schools Discuss Diversity

22 Feb , 2018  

Mansfield City Schools’ Workforce Diversity Team is “serious and laser-focused” in its efforts to attract employment applicants of all races and ethnic backgrounds, board of education member Gary Feagin said Tuesday evening. Feagin was one of six team members who spoke during the board’s semi-monthly regular meeting at the Raemelton administration building.

Assistant Superintendent Mark Manley, who also serves as human resources director, introduced the discussion, recalling that the district’s diversity plan was adopted unanimously by the board a year ago. “Not many districts in Ohio have a plan,” Manley said. More…



Kindness Rocks Mansfield This Week Starting At Woodland Elementary

14 Feb , 2018  

So what can you do with a box of rocks? At Woodland Elementary School, the answer is simple: Spread colorful thoughts of kindness throughout Mansfield this week.

The project is part of a Kindness Week concept developed three years ago by guidance counselor Taryn Nall after she heard a teacher remark that she wished students would be nicer to one another. More…

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Small Fingers, Major Tech Skills

8 Feb , 2018  

Small fingers are accomplishing big things in the digital literacy labs in Mansfield City Schools’ elementary buildings.

Children in kindergarten through third grade are learning correct use of computer tablets and desktop computers, including keyboarding skills. Prospect, Sherman, Spanish Immersion and Woodland each have digital literacy labs equipped with desktop units and Google Chromebooks. Springmill STEM Elementary, which has 72 students in kindergarten and first grade, utilizes Chromebooks available from a portable cart. More…



Temporary Position, Long-Term Impact For Mansfield Senior Freshmen Class

28 Jan , 2018  

Joetta McCruter-Polk’s assignment with Mansfield City Schools will demand the full range of her three decades of professional experience — and she will have less than six months to make an impact.

McCruter-Polk was hired January 16 to serve as family resource/engagement coordinator for the freshman class at Mansfield Senior High School. In short, she is charged with the task of getting more freshman parents involved in their children’s education, including some who have never set foot inside Senior High. More…



Mansfield Schools Superintendent Addresses Families Of ECOT Students

24 Jan , 2018  

Mansfield City Schools Superintendent Brian Garverick has reached out to families of students affected by the closing of ECOT, the online Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.

Thousands of former ECOT students statewide, including scores in the Mansfield area, suddenly face uncertainty about their education. Garverick has offered Mansfield City Schools’ assistance in the following letter to ECOT families: More…

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Science Saturdays Return

20 Jan , 2018  

Science Saturdays return beginning next month, as students in grades K-6 and their families can participate in hands-on, interactive science-related activities from 9 AM to noon during February and March at Springmill Learning Center, 1200 Nestor Drive.

The specific dates are February 3, February 17, March 3, and March 17. More…

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Board of Education To Hold First Regular Monthly Meeting Of 2018

16 Jan , 2018  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will meet in regular monthly session at 5:30 PM Tuesday evening at the Raemelton administration building, 856 W. Cook Road.

The agenda includes a presentation by Deanna West-Torrence about the mentoring program of the North End Community Improvement Collaborative. More…


State Education Official Visits Spanish Immersion School

11 Jan , 2018  

Ohio Superintendent of Public Instruction Paolo DeMaria smiled and nodded with the beat as he listened to Spanish Immersion School kindergartners sing in their classroom Wednesday afternoon. As they finished, he applauded and praised their singing as stupendous, but he did it in Italian.

“Stupendo!!” he called out. “Stupendo!” More…



School Board Holds Organizational Meeting

4 Jan , 2018  

Judy Stahl Forney was elected president of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education during the board’s 2018 organizational meeting Tuesday evening.

Forney was appointed to the board last February to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Monica Hubbard. Forney, who lives in Mansfield, serves as treasurer and chief financial officer of Mount Vernon City Schools. She previously served two terms on the Lexington Local Schools Board of Education. More…