Schools

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. Read More

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Shot Clinic At Mansfield Senior

28 Sep , 2016  

A shot clinic for students in grades 7 and 12 who have not received required vaccinations will be held from 12:30 to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Dutton Community Room at Mansfield Senior High. The Ohio Department of Health requires all seventh-grade students to have the Tdap and meningococcal shots and all 12th-graders to have the meningococcal shot. Seniors require two meningitis shots eight weeks apart or one meningitis shot if the first does was received after age 16. Read More

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Mansfield Senior’s Cub Room Showcases Students’ Culinary Skills

25 Sep , 2016  

The pace was fast and furious in the Mansfield Senior High culinary arts kitchen Thursday as lunchtime diners and carryout orders began pouring into the Cub Room. “I need two more grilled chicken sandwiches, one with no onions,” Chef Linda Golden called out. “And put on three more Reubens, one with fries to go. Make sure there’s a side salad with ranch dressing for this pasta bolognese.” Golden, the culinary arts instructor, sat at the end of a kitchen counter, a seemingly endless stream of order tickets spread out in front of her. From her vantage point she could yell – yes, sometimes it was necessary to yell – orders to the grill cooks and salad makers, at the same time communicating with servers moving in and out of the swinging dining room doors. “We’re going to run out of chili today. I have a feeling,” she muttered to herself. Read 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. Read More

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Mansfield School Board To Look At Finances

19 Sep , 2016  

Treasurer Robert Kuehnle will discuss renewal levies on the May ballot and recommend the awarding of a bid for demolition of the former Newman Elementary School when the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education meets on Tuesday evening, Sept. 20. The meeting will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Raemelton administration building, 856 W. Cook Road. Kuehnle also will ask board approval of the district’s five-year financial forecast and propose a health savings account plan for administrators which would be available to all other employees. Read More

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The Ohio State University Announces Richland County Graduates

19 Sep , 2016  

The Ohio State University has issued the list of students who earned degrees at commencement exercises on Aug. 7, 2016. The university awarded 1,666 degrees at the ceremony, including 251 doctoral, 10 professional, 494 masters, 796 bachelors and 115 associates. Students may choose not to have their names released under the provisions of the Federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974. Their names have been excluded from the lists. These students from Richland County received degrees from OSU: Read More

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Math Rules at Mansfield Middle School

17 Sep , 2016  

There’s much more to math classes at Mansfield Middle School this year than simply finding correct answers. Students are understanding how they found the answers. “We’re pushing them to think: Why is that correct? Why did that work?” said Angela Wolboldt, math teacher leader at the middle school. Read More

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Mansfield City And Madison Local Match Area In School Report Cards

15 Sep , 2016  

Across north central Ohio, there were very few bright spots as the State of Ohio Department of Education released school district report cards this morning. Both Mansfield City and Madison Local Schools earned an overall “F” for indicators met, however this was a common occurrence not only in Richland but in the north central Ohio area. The Mansfield News Journal reported this morning that 14 districts in Richland, Ashland, and Crawford Counties received "Fs". Read More

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OSU Trained Literacy Coaches Make A Difference

15 Sep , 2016  

Pat Gordon’s passion for developing literacy initiatives that improve student achievement burns as intensely as it did when she first began working with the Ohio State University in Columbus more than 20 years ago. An elementary teacher in Mansfield City Schools for nearly 30 years before retiring two years ago, Gordon was the first district teacher to complete training through OSU’s Literacy Collaborative. The program is a nationally recognized, research-based instructional method for teaching reading and writing. Since then, other district teachers have joined Gordon as certified literacy coaches after completing the year-long training required by OSU. Read More

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After School Tutoring Available At Senior High

14 Sep , 2016  

There’s plenty of free after-school tutoring help at Mansfield Senior High School for students who want it. Study Table opened last week in the media center. Staffed by faculty members, it is available from 2:45 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Students may work on their own but if they need help they may turn to one of the teachers on site. Intervention classes for students who need to pass any or all parts of the Ohio Graduation Test were offered Monday in five different subject-area rooms. Classes taught by faculty are scheduled from 2:50 to 4:20 p.m. Monday through Thursday in these rooms: reading, 1416; math, 2113; writing, 1415; science 1307 or 2410, social studies, 1323. Read More

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A Video Invitation To Meet Harriet Beecher Stowe

13 Sep , 2016  

Makes plans now to attend “A Visit with Harriet Beecher Stowe,” taking place on Tuesday, October 4 from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm in Founders Auditorium on the campus of The Ohio State University – Mansfield. Portrayed by reenactor Susan Kahrl, the presentation is sponsored by the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee, with funding by the Office of Student Engagement. Read More

Downtown, Schools

Checking Out A Wifi Hotspot

11 Sep , 2016  

The Mansfield/Richland County Public Library is certainly keeping up with the times. So much so, in fact, that patrons can actually take the library’s internet access with them as they go home. A duly registered account and appropriate identification will enable the checkout of mobile wifi hotspots. These devices, which utilize the T-Mobile network, gives access to laptops, tablets, and smartphones, and other devices. Basic usage guidelines include the following: Read More

All About Richland, Schools

Monarch Migration Open House At OSUM

10 Sep , 2016  

Many Ohioans are concerned with the plight of the monarch butterfly and its declining populations. Would you like to learn more about monarch butterflies and how to provide a habitat for pollinators? Stop by this free event and get all your questions answered while enjoying snacks, conversations with experts, and the chance to win door prizes. We will also be giving away milkweed seed packets. Read More