Schools

Great Timing: As Interest Grows In Mansfield Schools, OHSAA Recognizes An Esports State Tournament

19 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

Gamers know well that timing is the key. Moves have to be made at just the right moment to score the maximum number of points or to defeat the monster in a “boss battle.”

Speaking of timing, at the same time that Mansfield City Schools is looking to create an esports experience for high school and possible middle school aged youth, the official association for high school sports in Ohio is making a major step in recognizing esports.

At a recent meeting of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education, and as we shared in a post on January 17, the high school has seen the creation of an esports club and “…has had an overwhelming response and interest from middle school and high school students.” Our article continued, “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.”

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Principal Talks About Possible New Clubs At Mansfield Senior

17 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

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.

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All About Richland

Weekend Meals Making A Difference This Summer For Mansfield Schools Students

21 Jun , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

Mansfield City Schools has partnered with Children’s Hunger Alliance to distribute weekend meals at Mansfield Senior High Each Friday this summer.

The Alliance will distribute weekend meal bags, in which one meal kit includes shelf-stable food items for breakfast and lunch for the weekend. Meals are available to all Mansfield City Schools students.

One weekend meal kit per child will be distributed every Friday from June 24 through August 12 (excluding July 1) from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM. Pick-up will be outside of the front doors of Mansfield Senior High School. While picking up, you are asked to drive or walk up to the front of the High School.

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All About Richland

Sign Up For S.T.E.A.M. Camp

26 May , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

What’s S.T.E.A.M., you ask?

S.T.E.A.M. stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, and Math. It also refers to the daily emphasis during this Mansfield City Schools’ summer’s Camp sessions at Mansfield Senior High School.

These weekly camps are designed for campers aged 10 through 14 or who are entering 5th, 6th, 7th, or 8th grades this fall.

Campers attend one of the following weeks: June 13 – June 17,  June 20 – June 24,  June 27 – July 1, and  July 11 – July 15. During each week, programs will change in focus each day – Mondays focus on Science, Tuesday on Technology, Wednesday on Engineering,  Thursday on Agriculture, and Friday on Math.

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Schools

Mansfield School Board Member Named To OSBA Committees

12 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Renda M Cline, a member of the Mansfield City Schools Board of Education, has been named to the following committees at the Ohio School Boards Association:

Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees has general charge of the affairs, funds and property of the association. It has full power to carry out the purposes of the association according to the OSBA Constitution. The board is composed of the eight-member Executive Committee, representatives from Ohio’s six largest school districts and 18 representatives selected by OSBA’s five regions.

OSBA Executive Committee
The Executive Committee serves as the governing body of the association between meetings of the Board of Trustees. The Executive Committee is composed of the president, president-elect, immediate past president and one representative from each of OSBA’s five regions.

Central Regional Executive Committee

The Central Region Executive Committee provides governance and leadership to school board members in Crawford, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway, Richland, Ross and Union counties. The committee is elected by OSBA members in the Central Region.

OSBA Black Caucus
The OSBA Black Caucus provides a statewide forum on the practical issues facing Black and ethnically and culturally diverse school board members; supports the efforts of OSBA in promoting and building public awareness of issues relating to racial diversity in schools, enhancing the academic achievement of Black and ethnically and culturally diverse students, and equity in education; and provides professional development, engagement and advocacy relating to the mission.

Committee appointments were finalized at the beginning of 2022. 

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Schools

Mansfield Schools Shares Quality Profile

23 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

A question for our Mansfield readers:

How well do you know your city school district?

Speaking of school , here’s a quick test to help you answer that question. Answer the following five multiple choice questions without reading the remainder of this post.

How many students are enrolled in Mansfield City Schools? Is it 2,250, 3,370, or 4,917? More…

All About Richland

Choral Singing At The Brickyard

12 May , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This Thursday evening, there will be a concert at The Brickyard.

Not your typical fare, mind you. Rather, the Mansfield City Schools Choir Department will present the Middle School and Senior High Spring Concert under the stars in the heart of downtown Mansfield.

A Breath of Fresh Air” will take place at 6:00 PM. It will be free and open to the public; attendees are asked to bring your own chair. Food trucks will be on hand. More…

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All About Richland

Mansfield Schools Support Grows For United Way

24 Feb , 2021  

Coming off of the momentum of the 2019 United Way of Richland County campaign, Mansfield City Schools was excited to engage with staff again on behalf of students and families. The district raised over $14,000 through January. This is an increase from the 2019 amount of $9,754, far surpassing the 2020 goal of $10,000.

“I can’t thank the staff and the leadership enough for their support of our organization,” said Dan Varn, Executive Director of United Way of Richland County. “The strength of the United Way is when we come together,” he added, noting that over 100 MCS staff members participated.

Each year, the staff at MCS are asked to contribute to the campaign to support programs and services that directly enhance life for MCS students and families. Staff can choose from various areas of giving including health services, youth development and family engagement. More…

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Schools

Mansfield Board Of Education To Vote On Reduction In Force Resolution

16 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The February meeting of the Board of Education of Mansfield City Schools brings with it a matter that such boards hope never come.

At the meeting, to be held on Tuesday night, February 16 at 5:30 PM, the Board will consider a “Resolution of Intent to Consider a Reduction in Force” for the current school year, and dealing with both licensed/certificated and classified staff.

The wording of the Resolution ties the action to the “…current and projected financial condition of the Mansfield City Schools District,” and more specifically about the “…projected budget deficit at the end of this current fiscal year.” More…

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Schools

Mansfield Schools Win United Way Award

6 Nov , 2020  

Every year, the staff at Mansfield City Schools participate in the United Way giving campaign.

The district benefits greatly from this campaign through the multiple programs that United Way of Richland County supports, many of which provide services to MCS students and their families. Last year, the staff raised $9,754.40. This was the largest increase in funding from the previous year for all school districts in Richland County. This led to MCS being the recipient of the Gopher Award.

Last week Stan Jefferson, Superintendent, accepted the award alongside Dr. Holly Christie, Director of Student Support. More…

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