Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

November 6, 2022

Good afternoon MHS families,

As we head into November, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank those who have reached out over the course of the first few months to provide feedback. Feedback will always be welcomed as we continue to find ways to make MHS great for all students.

Mansfield High is a great place and we strive to support students and staff each day in simple ways to ensure an environment centered on the motto of RSVC (respected, supported, valued, celebrated/cared for). We will continue to support our students and set expectations centered on respect for all. In an effort to support our school, please take the opportunity to talk with your student about how things are going at MHS and reinforce the values we have discussed over the first two months. In the coming weeks, we will be holding class meetings at the start of quarter 2 in order to remind students of the values we expect of every student at MHS and ask for ideas on how to make MHS a great place for all.

Please take a look at the updates below. We have a lot of great things happening at MHS, and we want to continue to celebrate these things each week!

Marching Band Earns Gold

This past weekend our marching band performed in one of their last competitions of the season. They performed at the NESBA finals and earned a gold medal rating with a score of 93.7! That score was good for fourth in their division. Take a look at a few photos from the competition below.

Athletics Update

It was a great week to be a hornet! Our Unified Basketball team continued its incredible season, Volleyball had two huge wins in the tournament including an upset win over league rival OA, and the football team won its first playoff game on Friday night. Come check out the girl's soccer team start their tournament run on Monday night, 6:00pm at Alumni Field.

MHS Seal of Biliteracy

MHS is proud to announce that we will participate in the Seal of Biliteracy this year. This program is offered t any student who demonstrates proficiency in English and any other language. Please take a look at the letter attached for further information. This letter will also be sent in a separate email to all families this week. Seal of Biliteracy Letter

Hall Monitor Update

We have been actively looking for a hall monitor since the start of the school year. I am pleased to announce and welcome Mr. Brendon Boates to our MHS staff. Mr. Boates begins Monday and we are excited to have him join the MHS family.

Dresses, Dresses, Dresses!

Homecoming was a huge success! So what do you do with those dresses now?

Did You know that we have a boutique here at MHS?

Why buy one when you can get one for free?

Please consider donating to the MHS Boutique.

Accepting NOW: Gently Used Dry Cleaned

Homecoming dresses and Prom Dresses

Shoes and jewelry are also accepted

Please bring them to Natalie Johnson, room 144, or email

Professional Development and Veterans Day

Please note there will be no school on Tuesday, November 8th and Friday, November 11th. The 8th will be a professional development day for the district, and the 11th will be an observance of Veteran's Day.

Graduation Update

We are working with LiveNation and the Xfinity Center again this year to host our graduation ceremony. While we have not been able to confirm a date at this time, we have requested a block of dates for consideration. At this time MHS has requested a date from Wednesday 5/31 to Tuesday 6/6. While there is no confirmed date, I hope this information is helpful.

AFL-CIO Scholarship Opportunity Class of 2023

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 65th year. Through the scholarship program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is honored to continue a long tradition of helping students continue their education as they work toward creating bright futures.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarship program awardees receive between $500 and $16,000 towards their education. Over 40 unions, central labor councils, area businesses and charitable trusts from across Massachusetts participate in awarding scholarships that total nearly half a million dollars. Unions in Massachusetts have given close to $10 million in scholarships since 2000. About 1,500 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship. Students with a union affiliation are eligible for both the Massachusetts AFL-CIO awards and those awards listed under their specific local union/central labor council. Massachusetts students that do not have union affiliation are eligible for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarships only.

2022-2023 Scholarships

  • The scholarship application is available online at All applications must be submitted online; you do not register for the exam at MHS.

  • Scholarship Applications are due Friday, December 16, 2022; late applications will not be accepted.

  • The study guide is available online and is updated annually with new information. They have updated their website to make it more interactive for students to review material. The study guide can be found at Scholarship Study Guide

  • This year's Labor History Exam will be given electronically in school on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 first thing in the morning. More information to follow.

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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