Gorman-Rupp Renews Program To Assist Sherman Elementary Students

21 Sep , 2018  

Gorman-Rupp is continuing a long-standing tradition of support for Mansfield City Schools by renewing a program to benefit students at Sherman Elementary School.

The Mansfield company, one of the world’s largest pump manufacturers, has budgeted $5,000 to provide tutoring, student-of-the-month lunches, positive behavior rewards and other support during the current school year. But it’s not just money; it’s employees who volunteer to help kids. More…

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Federal Grant To Boost At-Risk Academic Performance

14 Sep , 2018  

An after-school partnership between Mansfield City Schools and the North End Community Improvement Cooperative (NECIC), funded by an $850,000 federal grant, has a goal of improving the academic performance of at-risk middle school students over the next five years.

“We will help the NECIC and they will help us with family engagement. Our combined goal will be academic improvement for at-risk seventh- and eighth-graders,” said Holly Christie, Ed.D, the district’s director of student support programs. More…

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Heat And Closed Schools Bring Attention To Building Needs

8 Sep , 2018  

Students at Mansfield City Schools’ four elementary buildings and the Spanish Immersion School returned to classes this past Thursday after a Labor Day weekend that was extended to five days by oppressive heat.

Superintendent Brian Garverick closed the buildings, none of which have air-conditioning, because temperatures in the low 90s pushed the heat index close to 100. “Due to the age of our elementary buildings and the lack of air-conditioning, the extreme heat causes an environment that is not conducive to learning,” Garverick said. More…



Richland Correctional Sends Backpacks, Suppplies To Prospect Elementary

5 Sep , 2018  

Fifty backpacks and several boxes of school supplies were delivered to Prospect Elementary School on Thursday, courtesy of the staff at Richland Correctional Institution (RiCI) and the Women in Corrections Committee.

”Women in Corrections wanted to give back to the community. We began last year by donating backpacks and supplies to Sherman Elementary School,” said Sharon Ochoa, secretary to the RiCI warden. “Again this year RiCI staff donated supplies or funds which allowed us to buy additional backpacks and supplies, items like notebooks, crayons, pencils and glue sticks. We are glad to be able to help Prospect students.” More…

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Mansfield Schools, Other County Educators Receive Program Grants

30 Aug , 2018  

Mansfield City Schools teachers received $28,366 this month in educational program grants awarded through the Richland County Foundation.

Among them is Keli Henry, an intervention specialist in her 13th year at Malabar Intermediate School, who works with students who have behavioral issues. Henry’s “Programming with Robots” proposal was approved for a $1,430 grant from the Katharine C. Bristor Fund. More…

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All About Mansfield, Schools

Mansfield Art Center Expansion To Give Mansfield Schools Some STEAM

23 Aug , 2018  

A planned new education wing at the Mansfield Art Center will include an after-school program for Mansfield City Schools students interested in high-fire ceramic and glass art.

Art center executive director George Whitten outlined the program for the board of education Tuesday evening. “We’re calling it the Tyger STEAM program,” Whitten said, the acronym standing for science, technology engineering, art and mathematics. More…



School Year Opens For Mansfield City Schools With Speeches, Introductions, And Music

21 Aug , 2018  

The president of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education opened the 2018-2019 school year Monday by emphasizing the positive impact each district employee can have on students.

Citing district enrollment of 3,342, Judy Forney said students could fill Pete Henry Gym at Mansfield Senior High “ and there still would be 1,000 who didn’t have a seat. Each of those 3,342 have a story. Always remember what an important role you play in their lives, whether you are bus drivers, secretaries, custodians or teachers.” Forney addressed a capacity turnout at the Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center. “Our parents are counting on you. Our families are counting on you. Thank you for being here.” More…


New Principal At Springmill STEM Elementary To Guide Growth

15 Aug , 2018  

Regina Sackman doesn’t hide her enthusiasm for her new role as principal of Springmill STEM Elementary or her gratitude for being chosen for the job. “How lucky I am to be working with our nation’s most valuable resource, helping to shape the futures of young children and planting the seeds for them to be successful,” she said. More…


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Prospect Elementary Garden Garners First Place Trophy

13 Aug , 2018  

A flower and vegetable garden that supplements learning at Prospect Elementary School was a first-place winner this summer in Mansfield’s Seventh Annual Take Pride Earth Stewardship Contest.

Amy Burns, a Prospect occupational therapist who conceived the garden idea, presented a trophy to Prospect Principal Jason Douglas on Thursday. The trophy recognizes Prospect’s success in the schools division of the contest. More…

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Mansfield Schools Schedules To Be Ready; Open Houses Set

10 Aug , 2018  

Mansfield City Schools are ready for another year of learning and fun. Students at Mansfield Senior High School and Mansfield Middle School will pick up their 2018-2019 schedules next week. Meanwhile, all schools have set open house dates and times.

Senior High and middle school students may pick up their schedules on the following dates: More…



New School Buses Feature Child Safety Upgrades

7 Aug , 2018  

Additional safety – in the form of child restraints for very young students – is built into the two new special needs buses recently delivered to Mansfield City Schools. The 60-passenger buses, which also feature wheelchair power lifts, each has 16 of the child-restraint seats. More…



Meet The New Principals Of Mansfield City Schools

29 Jul , 2018  

Parents and supporters of Mansfield City Schools will have the opportunity to put a face with a name this week as new administrators meet the public.

Milton Folson, Ph.D, newly appointed grades 7-12 principal and his assistant principals will meet the community during two open sessions next week at Mansfield Senior High School. More…