Malabar Window Replacement Hits Final Phase

18 Jul , 2019  

The third and final phase of window replacement at Malabar Intermediate School began on Monday. The project will complete major scheduled work at the 57-year-old building.

Phase III involves all three levels of classrooms facing the rear courtyard, as well as the library. “We started today and we’ll be finished by Aug. 21,” said John Wolfe, leader of a crew from All-Glass Systems in Mansfield. More…



From Shanghai To Mansfield: Chinese Students Visit, Learn About Area

11 Jul , 2019  

Thirty young Chinese students got a taste of Mansfield’s culture and history Wednesday, all from the comfort of the library at Malabar Intermediate School.

The group of 10- to 13-year-olds from Shanghai, including their teachers, arrived on July 5 for a 12-day visit sponsored by Forte International Exchange Program. Paul Lintern, pastor of St. Luke’s Point of Grace, is coordinating the visit, which includes lodging with host families and visits to a variety of sites in and around Mansfield. More…


Malabar Launches Into Future Of School-Based Health Care

9 Jul , 2019  

Malabar Intermediate School is taking an aggressive approach to helping at-risk students – both in school and at home – through creation of a school-based health care clinic. Funded by a four-year state School Quality Improvement Grant, medical care at the clinic and home visits by two community health care workers will be provided by the Third Street Family Health Services in Mansfield. More…

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Three Year Window Project At Malabar Nears Completion

3 Apr , 2019  

A three-year window replacement project at Malabar Intermediate School will be completed this summer with new windows for classrooms and the library bordering the rear courtyard.

Last month the Mansfield Schools Board of Education authorized treasurer Robert Kuehnle to seek bids for the work. “I expect that this third phase of Malabar window replacement will not exceed $100,000,” Kuehnle said. More…



Security Cameras Coming To Malabar Intermediate School

14 Dec , 2018  

At its Tuesday meeting, the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education approved the installation of 65 to 70 security cameras at Malabar Intermediate School.

Hardware costs for the cameras, wiring, etc. is $25,782, and installation will be performed by Crider Solutions Inc. of Mansfield at a cost of $16,500. More…



Malabar Gym Floor Nearly Complete

27 Aug , 2018  

Installation of Malabar Intermediate School’s new hardwood gymnasium floor is nearly complete and students will be using it soon.

“They will put another finish coat on the floor this week and possibly a second one,” said Bob Booth, Mansfield City Schools director of operations before school began. More…


Malabar Students Submit Anti-Sweet Potato Petition

29 May , 2018  

Editor’s Note: I cannot resist sharing that the person posting this story on 1812Blockhouse greatly dislikes both sweet potatoes and, unfortunately, watermelon.

For some fourth-graders at Malabar Intermediate School, the final days of the school year included a hands-on exercise in citizen action, triggered by dislike for sweet potato fries on the cafeteria menu.

Teacher Lisa Koplan explained. “My two classes have been learning about government and how to make peaceful changes in your community,” she said. More…

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Inner Artists Will Emerge Thursday At Malabar’s Family Night

21 Feb , 2018  

Where can you enjoy free pizza and rainbow cake and unleash your inner artist all in the same evening? At Malabar Intermediate School’s third annual Family Art Night this Thursday, February 22, of course.

We had large crowds each of the last two years. I’m expecting maybe even a little larger turnout this time,” said art teacher Sonnet Hogue. “At 5 PM we will serve Gionino’s pizza, Jones potato chips, rainbow cake and punch in the cafeteria. Around 5:30 we will clear off the tables and get started on our art projects. We will wrap things up by 7:30.” More…


Holidays, Schools

Festive Assembly Sends Malabar Students Off On Holiday Break

22 Dec , 2017  

Many of the Malabar Intermediate School staff were in holiday costumes Tuesday morning, continuing the tradition of sending students into winter break with lots of smiles and laughter.

“The kids enjoy it. We all have a lot of fun. But soon we will get down to work in each classroom,” Principal Andrea Moyer said. More…



Malaboo At Malabar Tonight

19 Oct , 2017  

Food, door prizes and classroom activities will be on tap during Malabar Intermediate School’s annual “Malaboo” math and literacy celebration on Thursday, October 19.

Many students will join staff in Halloween costumes. More…

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Malabar Fifth Graders Learn Nature Journaling

10 Oct , 2017  

Malabar Intermediate School fifth-graders completed a cycle of field trips to Hemlock Trails and Hemlock Falls last week, utilizing the nature journaling skills they learned during the previous three weeks.

A different group of students made the trip each day. More…



Two Hundred Fourth Graders Head To Ohio’s National Park

23 Sep , 2017  

Malabar Intermediate School’s fourth-graders will answer the call of the wild next week when they visit Cuyahoga Valley National Park near Akron.

Ten classes totaling approximately 210 students will participate. Their field trip will be paid for by a grant from the Every Kid in a Park initiative sponsored by the National Park Foundation. Four fourth-grade classes will travel to the park on Monday, four more on Tuesday and two on Wednesday. More…

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New Year, New Orchestra Teachers For Mansfield Schools

20 Sep , 2017  

The new academic year brings fresh faces to the music programs at three Mansfield schools.

Ashley Rudd – Malabar Intermediate School

When she submitted her application for the position of orchestra teacher at Malabar Intermediate School, Ashley Rudd began with a statement about her teaching belief. More…

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Eagle Scout Candidate Works On Tyger Nature Trail

12 Sep , 2017  

A former Malabar Intermediate School student, now an Eagle Scout candidate, worked this summer to improve the Tyger Nature Trail in the woods on the school’s north side.

Blake Johnson, son of Malabar teacher Susan Johnson, built and installed five bird feeders and three bird houses alongside the trail. He repaired benches in the outdoor classroom area and rebuilt the white board (for lesson displays). Johnson also cleaned the entire trail, which was created by Eagle Scout Andrew Weilbacker of Boy Scout Troop 121 in 2011. More…



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…