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April 12- April 16

MCAS Test Schedules

May 10 & 11- 10th and 11th Grade Mathematics

May 17- 11th Grade ELA Long Composition

May 18 & 19- 10th and 11th Grade ELA

June 7 & 8- 9th Grade Biology

SAT Testing for registered Juniors on April 27 means...

...remote learning for students in Grades 9, 10 and 12 and those not taking the SAT

All juniors registered to take the SAT should be at school on the 27th by 7:25 am.

Students in the other grades, and those not taking the test, will be learning at home all day and must log on to their class by 7:25 am. Rise and Shine!

Did you know?

The SAT was created as an intelligence test, part of a "mania for such testing in the early 1900s." (Sound familiar?) At various times the SAT has been called the Scholastic Aptitude Test, Scholastic Assessment Test, and SAT Reasoning Test, and was part of an attempt to standardize college admissions procedures and increase access to higher education which was largely a privilege of the upper classes, with only about 1 in 25 high school graduates going on to college.

Click on the picture to the right to see questions from the very first SAT!

Weekly Schedule

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Weather in Mansfield this week

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MHS Choir has a new website!

A message from Ms. Newton:

Since we cannot sing in-person this year, or perform for a live audience, I thought we would share what we've been working on in this format! During January and February both choirs prepared individual long songs, as well as a choral version of "Love is Love" by Matthew Armstrong.

In addition each singer recorded themselves at home and submitted their tracks to me. I hope you enjoy watching and listening to these fantastic musicians, and please check out our new site.I am very proud of all of them all!

Lexi Collins - "The Only Exception" by Paramore

Be sure to check out Best Buddies' "Inclusion Garden" on the windows outside the cafeteria!

Each year, Best Buddies is part of "Spread the Word: Inclusion," a campaign intended to build connections and ensure that everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. To take part, the MHS chapter of Best Buddies created flower templates with prompts relating to inclusion and kindness. Members of the club as well as the overall MHS student body were invited to color and decorate flowers, as were students at the QMS. The "Inclusion Garden" reflects the inclusion and unity present throughout the Mansfield school district!

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Congratulations to students on the Honor Roll for second quarter!

Studying and learning is a somewhat invisible thing- it happens after school and on weekends, in hours set aside by students, often at a cost to their own social life or desires to binge Netflix. It's not easy. And because we are taught not to boast, a report card full of A's and B's, brings a quiet and private high five at home among our loved ones, instead of splashy headlines. So here is a shoutout for the many hundreds of you who walked that path! Click on the picture to the right for a link to the full list.

Hornet happenings this week

Computer Club is doing some 3-D Printing!

The Computer Science Club is halfway through their CAD & 3D Printing run and expects to have their creations printing by April break. After that, we will be working on assembling individual bot kits! We are looking forward to meeting in person starting May 3rd in Mrs. Elofson's room 171! Perfect timing for putting together the mini robots and running them!

Doesn't this sound like fun!? Contact Mrs. Elofson at to join the team!

Dance and NHS for Dance Arts

Dance and NHS for Dance Arts meets on Tuesdays at 3pm. The club is open to experienced dancers, as well as beginners who are interested in learning about different dance styles. For more information, or to join, email

The Voice

Is it possible that you haven't read The Voice yet? Gasp! The Voice is a student club in which kids can write on any topic they want so long as it is "newsworthy." In the past we've had opinion articles, profiles of student leaders and sports updates. This week student writers published articles on world and local hunger, Covid 19 facts and how teachers have dealt with this year's ongoing challenges. We also have a story about how the Covid lockdowns have affected the entertainment industry.

If you would like to join we'd love to have you. Please contact or with questions about how to join our meets.

Please wear black on April 15 and 16 to show support for Day of Silence

April 23rd has been named Day of Silence, a national student-led demonstration where LGBTQ students and allies all around the country take a vow of silence to protest the harmful effects of harassment and and to call attention to the discrimination and silencing of LGBTQ people in schools. This year, the Day of Silence theme is “My Silence, My Story.” Because LGBTQ people in schools are often silenced and erased, this direct action is a reclamation of that forced silence and erasure.

While we will not be taking the vow of silence that day we ask that you join us in recognizing and celebrating LGBTQ people in our community and beyond and the silencing of their voices on Thursday April 15 and Friday April 16th by wearing all black to show your support and allyship.

If you’re interested in more information about the GSA or how to be an ally, please join our google classroom or contact Ms. Martinelli or Ms. McCarthy for more information.

Gender & Sexuality Alliance

GSA meets on Wednesdays at 2pm online. The QR code is on posters around the building or students may email Ms. McCarthy or Ms. Martinelli at or for an invite.

Business Club

Business Club is discussing the upcoming Virtual Business Scholarship Challenge. This year's challenge is based on Knowledge Matters' Entrepreneurship simulation! If any Entrepreneurship students are interested in joining to compete, please feel free to attend. Google Classroom code: fayys3w

Spanish Club

The Spanish club gathered to listen to music that was being featured in the widely famous Locura de marzo by Señor Ashby. If that sounds good, please contact Profe or Sra Johnson.

Email Profe at or Sra. Johnson at

Environmental Club

The Environmental Club meets virtually on Wednesdays during the lunch block 12-12:25 S3H. If you are interested in learning more, or joining, email Mrs. Cooney at, or drop by Room 232

Job of the week

Unleashed on East/Kozy Kennels is looking for a Doggy Day Care Technician!

The hours are 2 PM (or immediately after school) until 7 PM and you must have some experience working with dogs. Responsibility and reliability required.

Some of the main duties included playing with large groups of dogs, recording dog behavior, cleaning and sanitizing both inside and outside areas, preparing dogs for their departure home, interacting with pet owners, processing payments, and providing excellent customer service to clients and pets.

If those sound like some tasks you might enjoy doing for work and you love pups, then this might be the job for you!

Interested students should email Ms. Sandman at

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Have a relaxing Spring break!

(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay feat. Jack Johnson | Otis Redding 50th Anniversary
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A release of 1.5 million balloons...what could go wrong?

In September 1986, the city of Cleveland attempted to set a special record: the simultaneous launch of 1.5 million balloons. But fate intervened, and the result was both crazier and more tragic than anyone could have imagined
The Doomed Cleveland Balloonfest of '86

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