Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

October 15, 2022

Good morning MHS families,

There are many exciting and important opportunities coming up in the next couple of weeks, and information about these opportunities is described below.

One area that I would like to speak more about is our NEASC family survey. MHS is currently going through the process of renewing our accreditation through NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges). This year MHS will be conducting and writing a self-reflection report and submitting it to a NEASC committee that will be visiting our school in April. Prior to writing the report we must gather data from students, faculty, and families. We conducted the student and faculty surveys this past week, and we now need to conduct the survey with families. The information provided in all three (3) surveys will be used to determine areas of improvement and support our writing of the self-reflection report.

I am asking all families with a student at MHS to use the link provided and fill out the family survey. This step in the self-reflection process is incredibly valuable and I want to thank you in advance for your time and effort to provide information.

NEASC Family Survey Link

Families, please use the link provided to fill out the Family survey for our NEASC accreditation process. The information submitted through this survey will be used to support decisions about where MHS can make improvements. Please take the time to fill out the survey, as it is an important part of our accreditation process and we need a strong level of response to help steer our work.

Family Survey Link

MHS Job Fair

The Mansfield High School Career Office will be hosting its second Job Fair Week October 24th-28th. The purpose of this fair is to offer students the opportunity to engage with local employers who are looking to hire students this season. This fair will be focused on seasonal, holiday, and general part time work, some even hire at 15. If you have a student interested in getting a job this year, encourage them to stop by the tables at lunch. There will be a raffle for students who participate!

Early Release Reminder

As a reminder, this Wednesday, October 19th will be an early release day for the district. MHS will dismiss students at 11:00am. Lunch will be served during the school day.

MCAS Results

MCAS results for 2022 will be mailed home on Monday, October 17th to all families of students who took the exam during the last year. Please be on the lookout for the results in the mail.

Picture Retakes: Tuesday, October 18th

Picture Retake Day - Tuesday, October 18th

On Retake Day students who were photographed in September but want to have their picture retaken, may do so. As well, students not yet photographed this school year should plan to have their picture taken on Tuesday.

Photos can be pre-ordered online at using Picture Day Event ID: EVTV4G8NV up until approximately 48 hours after Retake Day.

Once online pre-ordering is closed, please call Lifetouch Customer Service at 800-736-4753 to request your student’s Portrait ID and Access Code to place a Post-Picture Day online order. Reference that you are from Mansfield High School in MA, and have your student’s ID number available for verification purposes. The student local ID number can be found on their student ID card, above the barcode, or on their Aspen account under “My Info” (top tab) => “My Detail” (left tab) => Local ID.

Yearbook Update

The 2023 Yearbook is now on sale! Order now and save! Books are on sale for $65 until Halloween, October 31. Go to (school number 5468)

Senior portraits and blurbs are due by October 31st. Please go to the yearbook tab on the MHS website for more information and links for submitting.

We have several old yearbooks available for sale! If you're interested contact us at

Business Scholarship Competition Opportunity

Each year, Knowledge Matters runs the All-Access Virtual Business Scholarship Challenge. It's a competition based on a simulation in the family of products they offer. It runs for just 2 weeks and scholarship awards range from $3,000 to $500. You may play as many times as you'd like to earn higher and higher scores! Students do NOT need to be a senior to participate.

  • When: October 11th - 21st, 2022
  • What: students will log on and compete.
  • Why: Top winners of the competition will receive sizable scholarship awards from Knowledge Matters.
    • First place winner - $3,000
    • Second place winner - $2,000
    • Third place winner - $500

Registration is now open! To register, go to the Knowledge Matters site and login with your existing account or create a new one. ADD a new course with this course key: ZE6CV6

If you have any questions, please see Ms. Collins in 113 or send her an email (

McLean Parent Talk Series Link

On October 7th McLean Hospital put on a virtual parent discussion centered on anxiety in adolesence. They provided a link to the presentation for any parent who were unable to attend the event. Please use the link and password provided below to view.


Password: McLean2022

Leaders in Youth Mental Health Series: Parent Options

As part of our partnership with McLean hospital, MPS is able to offer several parent webinars for anyone interested in signing up. All information for the parent webinars, including dates/times, Zoom links, presenter information and learning objectives can be found here on this website:

Please use the link above to access information on future webinars.

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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