Superintendents Issue Joint Statement Concerning Incidents At Mansfield v. Ashland Football Game

17 Oct , 2018  

The superintendents of Mansfield City Schools and Ashland City Schools released a joint letter today to their respective communities. In the letter, Brian Garverick and Dr. Douglas J. Marrah discuss issues related to the Mansfield v. Ashland football game on October 5. More…

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Mansfield Schools Annual Financial Report Available Online

9 Oct , 2018  

Mansfield City Schools’ third annual Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) is now accessible online.

The newest PAFR is for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. “The objective of this report is a reader-friendly overview of the district’s general operating activities and key financial data and trends,” said Treasurer Robert Kuehnle. More…


Board Hears Building Report But Acknowledges More Study Needed

6 Oct , 2018  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education heard a detailed report about the physical condition of district schools earlier this week, but emphasized that decisions about renovations or new construction will require a great deal of study and community involvement.

Dynamix Energy Services engineers Dave Schoen and Frank Hartley discussed the summer inspection of schools ordered by the board and distributed detailed reports that detailed the condition of each building’s facilities, including mechanical, electrical, plumbing and technology infrastructure. More…


Spanish Immersion School Score Ranks In Top Two Percent Statewide

27 Sep , 2018  

Principal Gabe Costa cites a trio of key factors – the “three legged-stool,” as he calls it — that earned the Spanish Immersion School a final grade of A on the 2018 Ohio Department of Education report card. “We have outstanding teacher and staff instruction, a high level of student focus and an exceptional level of parent involvement,” Costa said. More…



Stationary Pedaling Helps Fuel Success At Prospect Elementary

25 Sep , 2018  

Maggie Voedisch’s penchant for keeping kids’ feet moving has spread to Prospect Elementary School with proven academic, as well as physical, benefits.

Voedisch, Mansfield City Schools’ adapted physical education teacher, secured a Gorman Family Foundation grant that allowed her to acquire 30 stationary bicycle pedaling units for students to use while they read. That’s five units for each of Prospect’s second- and third-grade classrooms. More…



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 Richland, 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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