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Forney Becomes New Board Of Education Member

9 Feb , 2017  

The newest member of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education is returning to the district that “prepared me well for life.” Judy Stahl Forney, a 1967 graduate of Mansfield Malabar High School, took the oath of office Tuesday night after she was selected to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Monica Hubbard. The remaining four board members – Renda Cline, Chris Elswick, Sheryl Weber and Gary Feagin – voted unanimously in choosing Forney from a field a five applicants. She will serve the remainder of Hubbard’s term through Dec. 31. If she desires to serve longer she will have to be a candidate in the November election. Read More

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Take A “Second Look” At Pioneer

7 Feb , 2017  

Pioneer Career and Technology Center invites all area sophomores and their parents or guardians to our “Second Look” Open House on Thursday, February 28th from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Visitors may visit any of the over 35 program labs that interest them, meet with instructors and administrators, and even apply online that evening. College Now Business, College Now Engineering and RAMTEC/Industrial Electric Open Houses will be held at the Kehoe Center in Shelby.  Pioneer Performing Arts Open House will be held at their facility on Fourth Street in Mansfield. Read More

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Kindergarten Registration Begins This Week

5 Feb , 2017  

Kindergarten registration for the 2017-18 school year will begin on Feb. 7 throughout Mansfield City Schools. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 1. Registration will be based on residents’ addresses at Prospect Elementary School, 485 Gilbert Ave.; Sherman Elementary School, 1138 Springmill Road, and Woodland Elementary School, 60 Davis Road. Read More

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Majority Of Richland County Districts Would See Increase Under Kasich Proposal

4 Feb , 2017  

When Ohio Governor John Kasich released his proposed 2017-2018 budget proposal, it included changes to monies for schools that would, if enacted, reduce funding by 2019 for some 55% of the districts in Ohio. In Richland County, however, the majority of school districts would see some increase. This is according to numbers released this week by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management. Read More

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Five Applicants Vie For Board Seat

31 Jan , 2017  

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education has a choice to make. Five applicants are seeking to fill a vacancy on the Board of created by the recent resignation of Monica Hubbard. The deadline for submitting letters of interest to board president Renda Cline was at noon Monday. Read More

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D.A.R.E. Graduation At Malabar

30 Jan , 2017  

Seventy sixth-graders at Malabar Intermediate School graduated from the 12-week D.A.R.E. program Friday as Officer Jack Shay nears the end of his 15-year tenure as head of the alcohol and drug awareness program. Shay will retire next month after more than 20 years with the Mansfield Police Department. Also on Friday, faculty and staff at Malabar wore purple in honor of librarian Maxine Johnson who passed away recently. During the board of education meeting at Malabar on Feb. 21 the library will be named in honor of Mrs. Johnson, a 33-year employee of Mansfield City Schools. Read More

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All About Richland, Schools

St. Peter’s School To Present Concert Sunday

27 Jan , 2017  

The next performance in the 2016-2017 St. Peter’s Music Series takes place at 3:00 PM this Sunday, when St. Peter’s School will host their annual Catholic Schools Week Concert in the High School Auditorium. This concert features the musical and performance talents of students and staff. This perennial favorite will delight and inspire as St. Peter’s School family brings its considerable talents to bear. Admission is free and open to the public. The series, which is now in its 12th Season, has become a vital and important part of the creative and performing arts community of North Central Ohio. Read More

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Madison Board To Consider Superintendent Recommendations

25 Jan , 2017  

evening at 6:00 PM Madison Middle School. In addition to financial and personnel issues, the Board will consider the following recommendations from Superintendent Lee Kaple to approve the following: Read More

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Mansfield Schools Board Seat Open

21 Jan , 2017  

The departure of a member of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education has left a seat that needs to be filled. Monica Hubbard has resigned from the Board citing personal reasons. She described her experience on the board as “a positive endeavor.” In a letter to board president Renda Cline on Thursday, Mrs. Hubbard wrote: Read More

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A Full Slate For the Board Of Education

20 Jan , 2017  

A literacy initiative at Mansfield Middle School and new windows at Malabar Intermediate School were key topics at Tuesday’s monthly meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education. Amy Walker, middle school language arts teacher, explained the school’s participation this year in Literacy Collaborative, an Ohio State University-based framework for teaching reading and writing. The approach already is used in the district’s elementary and intermediate schools. Read More

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Framework 2.0 Unveiled At OSU Main Campus

20 Jan , 2017  

As Mansfield is a community uniquely tied to The Ohio State University, as home to a regional campus, news from Columbus can be important to Richland Countians. A major initiative was announced today that will transform the OSU Main Campus, and we thought we would share that here on 1812Blockhouse. Read More

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New Windows For Malabar On Board Agenda

15 Jan , 2017  

Replacement of windows at Malabar Intermediate School will be on the agenda when the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education meets in regular session at 5:30 PM on Tuesday. Superintendent Brian Garverick will recommend approval of a $169,000 contract for BC&G Weithman Construction Co. of Bucyrus. Windows to be replaced are all those seen when facing the front of the building – the cafeteria, administrative offices and the south side of the classroom wing. Read More

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Mansfield Middle School Honor Roll

14 Jan , 2017  

Mansfield Middle School Principal Robert McQuate has announced the honor roll for the second quarter grading period, which ended Dec. 16. Eighty-six seventh- and eighth-graders earned honor roll recognition, 18 of them for having all A’s. The students were to be honored Friday afternoon during a reception in the library. Read More

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Cline Re-Elected As Board President

5 Jan , 2017  

Renda Cline was re-elected president of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education Tuesday evening during the board’s 2017 organizational meeting. Ms. Cline was nominated by Sheryl Weber. There were no other nominations and she was elected on a 4-1 vote. Read More