At the regular meeting of the Board of Education of Mansfield City Schools held on January 10, the Board heard a presentation by Mansfield Senior High School Principal Robert McQuate.
McQuate updated the Board on several aspects of the operations at Mansfield Senior. According to the District, this is what was shared:
Mr. McQuate addressed the board with an update regarding attendance and how they are trying to address the issue. He also shared that they are working with at-risk students, trying to identify what factors (attendance, academics or behavior) are putting the student at-risk and trying to focus on improvement in that specific area.
Mr. McQuate then introduced Mr.Brad Kentosh and Mr. Nick Boller who recently started two new clubs to Mansfield Sr. High.
Mr. Kentosh has had some requests this year from students to start a Chess Club. Mr. McQuate had recently been contacted by Mr. Bill Asher, a former Drama Teacher and Chess Club Advisor, wanting to donate materials and assist in creating a new Chess Club. Together, Mr. Kentosh and Mrs. Asher are looking forward to working with the students and possibly competing with other schools.
Mr. Nick Boller has recently created an E-Sports club and has had an overwhelming response and interest from middle school and high school students. This is an extra-curricular activity that appeals to a wide range of students, and for many their first extra-curricular interest. Mr. Boller sited several districts in the area that offer E-Sports and hopes to develop competitions between our area schools.
Source: Mansfield City Schools; Photo: 1812Blockhouse