Firm Retained To Evaluate Condition Of Ten Mansfield Schools

21 Jun , 2018  

A Columbus energy services engineering company and a familiar face in the Mansfield community will join forces to develop a comprehensive assessment of infrastructure systems and equipment in ten Mansfield City Schools buildings. Their final report will play a major role in eventual board of education decisions about renovation of existing facilities versus possible new construction. More…


Board Of Education To Consider Contract, Job Descriptions

19 Jun , 2018  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will consider a facilities assessment contract and two job descriptions when it meets at 5:30 PM this evening.

A proposed contract with Dynamix Energy Services Ltd. of Columbus will involve a review of the overall status of each district building, including all systems and equipment, and recommendations for the future. More…


Twelve Students Record Perfect Scores

17 Jun , 2018  

Twelve Mansfield City Schools students had perfect scores on Ohio state tests administered in the spring, district testing coordinator Winston Greene reported this week.

The students, their grade level last year and the subject area of their perfect score include: More…

All About Richland, Schools

Artists As Educators Seminar Held

16 Jun , 2018  

The Ohio 2010 Partners in Education team, consisting of the Mansfield Art Center, Renaissance Performing Arts Association, and Mansfield City Schools, is developing a group of professional artists for residencies and workshops in local schools.  The Mansfield team is a member of the nationwide Partners in Education network, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. More…

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Mansfield Schools Treasurer’s Office Honored For Second Consecutive Year

6 Jun , 2018  

For the second consecutive year the Mansfield City Schools’ Treasurer’s Office has earned high honors from two national business associations.

Treasurer Robert Kuehnle and his staff have received the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) and the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). More…


Last Week They Were Eighth Graders; This Week, They Are College-Bound

4 Jun , 2018  

Twenty-seven students who just completed eighth grade at Mansfield Middle School embarked on their college careers Wednesday evening.

They are the first group that qualified for Graduate Pathways to Success (GPS), a program that will allow them the opportunity to earn two-year associate degrees from North Central State College at the same time they receive their Mansfield Senior High diplomas. More…

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Mansfield City Schools Gains New Master Teacher, Retains Two Others

31 May , 2018  

Another Mansfield City Schools teacher has achieved Master Teacher designation, as defined by the State of Ohio, while two others have successfully renewed their Master Teacher status.

Kevin Stone, co-chair of the district’s Master Committee, said Dawn Williams of Woodland Elementary School has earned her Master Teacher designation. Kathryn Laser of Malabar Intermediate and Kathleen Kranch of Sherman Elementary have achieved renewals. More…


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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Two Local Recipients Of Large Grants For Language And Literacy

25 May , 2018  

More than $33 million was awarded Wednesday by the Ohio Department of Education to 46 school districts and consortiums of districts to improve the language and literacy development of our state’s children.

Recipients included the Mansfield-based Mid-Ohio Educational Service Center (MOESC), which serves students in Richland, Crawford, and Morrow Counties, as well as Mansfield City Schools. More…

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Free Lunches Available Next Year At Mansfield Schools

4 May , 2018  

All students in Mansfield City Schools will have access to free lunches during the 2018-2019 school year, regardless of family income level.

The Board of Education on Tuesday approved the district’s participation in the Ohio Department of Education’s community Eligibility Provision (CEP) program. That 5-0 vote formally authorized food service manager Lauren Ellsworth to submit the required application to have the program in place by the first day of school on Aug. 23. All students already are eligible for free breakfasts at their respective schools. More…


Celebrate Education Tomorrow Evening

2 May , 2018  

If past years are an indication, the Mansfield Senior High commons will be overflowing Thursday evening for the Mansfield School Employees Association’s annual Celebration of Education. More…


Arrows Are Flying Safely At Spanish Immersion School

30 Apr , 2018  

The arrows are flying at Spanish Immersion School — and that’s a good thing.

Anna Slade steadied her aim, drew back on her bow string and let her third arrow fly toward the target nearly 20 feet away. It landed where the first two had, virtually dead center, so close that all three arrow points were touching. More…



Board Approves Malabar Gym Work, Boiler Replacement, Bus Purchase

22 Apr , 2018  

In addition to personnel actions which resulted in substantial media coverage this past week, the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education made decisions at their most recent meeting concerning district facilities and equipment. More…

Schools, Sports

Mansfield Senior Runner Signs To Run At OU

20 Apr , 2018  

Alaya Grose made it official this week: She will enroll at Ohio University to run track for the Bobcats.

The Tyger track star, who will receive a full-ride scholarship, signed her letter of intent to attend OU during a ceremony on the Mansfield Senior High auditorium stage. More…