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. More…


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. 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. More…



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: More…


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: More…


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. More…


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. More…



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. More…


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. More…


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. More…


North Central State President To Keynote At Franklin University Commencement

3 Jan , 2017  

A Mansfield-based educator will have the honor of serving as keynote speaker at Columbus’ Franklin University later this month.

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, will hold its 154th Commencement Ceremony on Sunday, January 8, during which more than 650 degree candidates will receive their diplomas. This commencement ceremony will take place at The Greater Columbus Convention Center in downtown Columbus. More…



School Board To Hold Organizational Meeting

30 Dec , 2016  

The new year brings with it the need for many governmental bodies to conduct organizational sessions, including boards of education.

The Mansfield City Schools Board of Education will have its 2017 organizational meeting at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, January 3, at the Raemelton administration building, located at 856 W. Cook Road. More…


Madison Board Of Education Meeting Has Limited Pre-Christmas Agenda

20 Dec , 2016  

At its Wednesday regular monthly meeting, the Madison Local Schools Board of Education has a relatively short list of items to consider. In addition to a handful of standard reports to consider and personnel items to act upon, Superintendent Lee Kaple has five recommendations for Board action.

Those proposals include the following: More…


Mansfield Board of Education Meets; Honors Player, Talks Pledge and Anthem

16 Dec , 2016  

The most prolific rusher in the history of Mansfield Senior High School football was praised for more than his gridiron records during Wednesday’s board of education meeting.

Senior Brian Benson received a plaque from the board which details the lengthy list of his football achievements. Senior High’s all-time single-season and career rushing leader scored 60 touchdowns as a Tyger and was named to the 2016 Associated Press Division II All-Ohio First Team. More…