Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

March 19, 2023

Good afternoon MHS families,

This past Friday was an exciting night for our school community as our boy's basketball team competed for a state championship. While the result was not what we wanted, it was great to see the amount of support from our students, families, and community members. A new season begins this week with spring sports tryouts set to start tomorrow. It will be great to get back outside and watch our teams compete with the return of the nice weather.

We have had a lot of great activities to celebrate the past few weeks, so be sure to check out some information below and see some of the pictures from these events.

Senior Corner:

Graduation is set for Sunday, June 4th at the Xfinity Center. We have also confirmed the time of the ceremony to begin at 1:00pm. There are no restrictions on the number of guests that can attend graduation.

Senior Celebration Picnic Donation Information: Please use the link to access information regarding the picnic and donation information.

Post Secondary Planning Fair:

This past Thursday MHS hosted our annual Post Secondary Planning Fair. The event was a huge success, with attendees from a variety of different communities coming to learn about what opportunities they could take advantage of after high school from over 40 career representatives! A special thanks go out to members of our incredible MHS staff for helping to organize the event: Janet Hogan, Maryann LaHive, Heidi Cunio, Ben Caisse, Chris Hall, Liz Mooney, Liz Arcese, Emily Sandman, Samantha Shaheen, and Nicole Redding

Thanks to those who attended!

METG One-Act Play Festival

The MHS cast and crew of the student-directed one-act play, Do Not Go Gentle by Suzan Zeder had a great time at the preliminary round of the METG One-Act Play Festival at Sharon High School on March 4th.

Three students won awards:

Outstanding acting awards went to MHS senior Emersen Pierce and MHS freshman Tyler Lovino Outstanding light design went to MHS junior Ryan Smith.

Do not Go Gentle directed by MHS seniors Elisa Romero and Zachary Schreiber, was the only student-directed play presented on Saturday. We are incredibly proud of the hard work and dedication of our students, and to be the only student-direct play at the festival is impressive. Well done!

Mansfield Winter Home Showcase

The Mansfield Minis Color Guard, Varsity Guard, QMS Percussion, and MHS Winter Percussion groups compete at local and national competitions against other schools' color guard and percussion groups. They took the weekend off from competing to stay home and showcase their hard work for the Mansfield community. It was a tremendous performance with a lot to be proud of!

Wish them well at NESBA finals on April 1st and 2nd and cheer on the percussion as they head to Dayton Ohio for WGI National Championships.

MCAS Reverse Half-Days

During MCAS testing MHS will have reverse half-days for any student in grades 9, 11, and 12. The reverse half-days will allow our grade 10 students to take the MCAS and then attend classes without missing any academic time in class. The dates for the reverse half-days are below and can also be found on the district calendar which is also linked at the bottom of the newsletter.


March 28th and 29th

Math MCAS:

May 16th and 17th

Students in grades 9, 11, and 12 will report to school at 10:20am in order to begin classes at 10:30am.

Further information regarding schedule and bus pick-up will be shared in future newsletters.

MHS Book Club

The MHS Book Club will hold a school-wide Book Drive from 3/13/23 - 3/31/23. Students (and staff if they would like to participate) are encouraged to donate new or gently used books. All proceeds will go to the Mansfield Public Library and other worthy organizations, as well as a few Little Free Libraries around our building. Drop-off boxes will be in the library and room 276. See Christina Sawyer, Aliyah Harris or any book club member for more information.

Save the Date: Mr. Mansfield

Save the Date for Mr. Mansfield 2023

Friday, March 31st at 6:30

Come support our seniors as they compete for the honor of this year's title.

  • Adults: $8

  • Students: $5

  • Children under 5: Free

Tickets will be on sale during all lunches 3.27 to 3.31. Remaining tickets available at the door. Doors open at 6:15

Various Vaping Resources

In an effort to combat the ongoing challenge of vaping within our school (and others), please take a look at and utilize the various resources provided below to learn more about vaping in order to start/continue the conversation with your child. Making progress in this area is a group effort, and we want to provide support for families at home with these resources.

General Info:

What parents need to know

Quick Facts about vaping

Vaping and the impact of Covid

Vaping can't harm teens?

Information on Quitting:

How to quit

This is quitting

Nicotine withdrawal and how to cope

Great Mansfield Clean-Up

Register Now For The 16th Annual Great Mansfield Cleanup on April 29

Spring is here and that means it’s once again time for Keep Mansfield Beautiful’s annual Great Mansfield Cleanup. This year’s cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, followed by a volunteer-appreciation pizza party for volunteers on the South Common in front of Town Hall.

Join with your classmates, friends, or family, and show your pride in a cleaner, greener Mansfield. Students can also earn community service hours by participating!

The deadline for pre-registering for this year’s Great Mansfield Cleanup is Friday April 14. Visit to volunteer and help keep Mansfield beautiful and litter-free.

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Support without Spending

Mansfield Choir is raising funds to lower field trip costs. HundredX Causes is a way for people to give without spending to a cause they care about - just by sharing their opinions. Members of the choir have attended the Tri-County Choral Festival, sang at the Providence Bruins and have organized a number of opportunities for singers in grades 4-12! As we grow we hope to offer more but we need your help!

Here’s how it works: This month, each time you share a quality brand opinion with HundredX, up to $2 goes towards fundraising for choir programming. You can personally create up to $150 of value (75 opinions).

Please click HERE or text “VOICE” to 90412 to sign up and learn more about the program.

We are so grateful for your support!

Mansfield Choir

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Inclement Weather Information

Link to District policy and procedure for inclement weather

About Us

Russ Booth - Principal

Abigail Barlas - Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

Matthew McGuire - Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

Ellen Noto - Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11

Timothy Tichacek - Assistant Director, Special Education

Tim Selmon - Athletic Director