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Mansfield Middle School Sets Registration, Starting Dates

27 Jul , 2017  

Mansfield Middle School will have registration jointly with Mansfield Senior High on Aug. 10, 11 and 14, then stagger the start of school for seventh- and eighth-graders.

Registration in the Senior High/Middle School commons will be 12 to 7 p.m. on Aug. 10 and 11 and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Aug. 14. More…

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Mansfield Schools 2017-2018 Calendar Set

26 May , 2017  

The first day of school for Mansfield City Schools students will be Monday, Aug. 21.

When the 2017-2018 calendar was approved by the board of education in February professional development days for teachers and staff — when students are not in school — had not been determined. More…

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Bike Rodeo At Sherman

13 May , 2017  

Overcast skies and a chilly breeze did not dampen the enthusiasm at Sherman Elementary School’s second-grade bicycle rodeo Friday morning. The annual event teaches safety and correct riding techniques and encourages physical fitness. 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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Time To Celebrate Education

13 Apr , 2017  

Mansfield City Schools’ annual Celebration of Education, sponsored by the Mansfield School Employees Association, will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 27, in the Senior High commons.

Doors will open at 5:15 PM. More…

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Weather Dances At Woodland Pack The House

12 Feb , 2017  

If you’re wondering if science can be taught through dance, just ask any of the standing-room-only crowd of parents and grandparents who packed the Woodland Elementary School gymnasium Friday afternoon. “Weather Dances” culminated a month of instruction by teaching artist Tom Evert, an internationally acclaimed dancer, choreographer and founder of the Cleveland-based dance company DancEvert.

Principal Kim Johnson explained earlier that dance is one element of arts integration in education – others are music, theater and the visual arts – that helps children learn in different ways. More…

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Mansfield Schools Closed Friday; District Continues Plan Development

3 Nov , 2016  

Students will not be in school on Friday as administrators and teachers meet in several different sessions during the third of five designated professional development days.

District Curriculum Director Stephen Rizzo, a former longtime elementary school principal, said sessions are scheduled from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM. “Our focus will be to maintain the momentum of our two previous professional development days as we discuss and develop strategies at both the building and district levels to achieve maximum student achievement,” Rizzo said. More…

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While The Kids Are Away, The Teachers Will — Learn

12 Oct , 2016  

Students were not in class on Friday, Oct. 7, but there was a flurry of educational activity underway throughout Mansfield City Schools.

It was the second of five professional development days scheduled primarily for teachers and administrators to focus on teaching techniques, concepts and strategies to improve student achievement. In cooperation with Ohio State University-Mansfield, the district scheduled more than 40 sessions in various buildings.  More…

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Could Fiscal Emergency Release Be Around The Corner?

30 Sep , 2016  

The Financial Planning and Supervision Commission complimented the work of Treasurer Robert Kuehnle Tuesday as signs continue to point to Mansfield City Schools’ release from fiscal emergency in a matter of months. During an hour-long session the commission heard monthly revenue and expenditure reports, then unanimously approved the district’s five-year financial forecast. More…

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Mansfield Schools Talks Tax Levy Durations

23 Sep , 2016  

When Mansfield City Schools returns to the ballot in May seeking renewal of two property tax levies, the duration of those levies will be staggered. Neither would be a new tax, only a continuation of what the district already has.

Treasurer Robert Kuehnle proposed the staggered renewal dates during the board of education meeting Tuesday, citing the devastating impact if both levies were lost at the same time as the result of a downturn in the economy or other unexpected circumstance. “These levies were approved by voters in 2013 and each generates approximately $4 million annually,” he said. “My goal is not to have both levies on the same five-year cycle.” Kuehnle said he will propose both renewals at the same dollar amount as they generate now, meaning that together they would continue to yield $8 million annually. More…