MHS Newsletter - June 2, 2022

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From the Principal's Desk...

Dear MHS Students and Families,


Wow! What an amazing couple weeks it has been. After a magical graduation night on Tuesday, we are finishing up our senior activities this weekend. The boat cruise leaves the port at 6pm this evening and the parade will be held tomorrow at 10:30. Meanwhile, the rest of our students have been hard at work. Our 9th graders have been preparing for next week's Biology MCAS, our 10th graders just completed their last MCAS and our 11th graders were introduced as the new leaders of our building at class day last Friday. We also hosted the 2nd annual Mansfield Special Olympics School Day Games yesterday on Alumni Field. It was a very uplifting day! We are looking forward to Underclass Awards Night next week and a strong finish to the year during finals week.


June 7th & 8th- Biology MCAS for 9th Grade


  • Please note that these are NOT reverse 1/2 Days
  • 9th graders- charge your Chromebooks the night before!



Final Exams Begin June 14th


  • June 14th is a full day of school
  • June 15-17th are 1/2 days
  • June 20th is a holiday (Juneteenth)
  • June 21st is designated for finals make-ups only. Students only have to go to school unless they have to make up an assessment.


*Students are expected to attend the designated class periods each day, even if the teacher is not giving a final.



Have a wonderful weekend and we will see you at the parade!


Sincerely,


Tim Tichacek

Principal

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Senior Parade Route

The Senior Parade will depart the Jordan Jackson parking lot promptly at 10:30 tomorrow morning. Please see the parade route below.
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X2 Portal Closes for Grading on June 14th

This is a reminder that the X2 portal will not be open to students starting Tuesday, May 14th at 2pm and will reopen after finals. Students and families should check X2 and connect with their teachers prior to the 14th if they have questions about any outstanding work or grades.

MHS Active Minds Students Attend V.A.R. Training

Congratulations to the following members of the MHS Active Minds chapter for successfully completing V.A.R. (Validate, Appreciate, Refer) training: In this training students learned what to say and do to support friends and community members who may be struggling with mental health issues.


Active Minds is a national organization whose mission is to empower young adults to speak openly about mental health, encourage help seeking, and prevent suicides. The MHS chapter of Active Minds chapter is open for all students to join. The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, June 1st immediately after school in room 228.


Abigail Jean (Active Minds President), Mira Daoud, Olivia Doherty, Alana Echols, Cecilia Francis, Sarah Hubbard, and Erin Radley.

A World of Difference Update

A World of Difference met for the last time with our senior leaders last week. We celebrated the successful year we've had and engaged in a friendly competition (and final team building activity) with Giant Jenga. Students interested in joining AWOD should be on the look out for application information in the fall.

Best Buddies Finishes Strong!

Best Buddies has been so busy having fun, we have forgotten to share pics! Over the last few weeks, Best Buddies took to the streets for one of our favorite annual events- our field trip to Flannel Cow! We attended the Unified Track Meet in Franklin, MA in support of all participating athletes. And we brought school spirit and excitement to our home Unified Track meet by arranging for personalized inspirational posters for all of our athletes, balloons, announcers over the PA system, and ice cream from Palagi Bros. Ice Cream.


We are also thrilled to announce our new student leadership team for the 2022-2023 school year. Our new leadership team is already hard at work making plans for the end of this year and beginning of next year!


Abby Heaton (Buddy Director), Jillian Hanley (President)


Dylan Monaghan (Vice President),

Emma Redding (Friendship Update Coordinator), Ellie Blacquier (Secretary),

Sophia Capolupo (Communication Coordinator), Leonard Dimitrov (Buddy Director of Event Planning), Hannah Bouchard, Genevieve Morreale, Zoe Colchamiro (Event Planners), Caitlyn Zajac (Friendship Coordinator).

Senior Event Pictures

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Bus Registration Now Open


Registration for bus transportation for the 2022-2023 school year is now open.

Everyone who plans on riding the bus, regardless of grade, distance to school, or if you qualify for a waiver, must register by August 5, 2022.

Anyone who does not register by the deadline of August 5, 2022 will be placed on a waiting list and will not be guaranteed a seat on the bus for the start of school.

https://www.mansfieldschools.com/department/transportation

Affordable Connectivity Program Information

We want to make you aware of the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP), a U.S. government program that will save you up to $30 a month on your home Internet. For many households, this benefit can make your internet access free. Eligible households can also receive a discount of up to $100 for the purchase of a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. For more info, please visit: https://acpbenefit.org.

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About Us

Timothy Tichacek, Principal

Zachary Abrams, Assistant Director, Special Education

Abigail Barlas, Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

Matthew McGuire, Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12

James Schliefke, Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11