Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

March 5, 2023

Good afternoon MHS families,

This week saw many of our teams and extra-curricular activities compete in various places. Our boy's hockey and girl's basketball teams played this week. Although they came up short in their games, there is a lot to be proud of this season. Both teams competed hard all season and making the state tournament in any sport is always a great accomplishment. Although the girls lost, the game marked a special accomplishment for senior Abby Wager who scored her 1,000th point in her last game as a hornet. The boy's basketball team won their game on Friday night and they will play at home this Tuesday, 3/7 at 6:30pm.

A group of our drama students also competed in METG One-Act Play Festival this past weekend. The group put on "Do Not Go Gentle" which they previously performed on Wednesday night in the MHS auditorium. While the group did not move forward, we are incredibly proud of this group. Our production was the only student-directed performance at the festival, competing against adults and adult-directed performances. Bravo to our MHS students for their hard work.

We have two early release days this week for staff PD work and parent conferences. Please note the dates for these early releases are Wednesday, March 8th, and Thursday, March 9th. Lunch will be served on both days.

Senior parents will also notice a section of the newsletter "Senior Corner" moving forward. This section will contain information related to senior events as we get closer to graduation season. We will also email some information to be sure everyone has access to the information.

Parent Conferences

Our second round of parent conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 9th from 12:00pm-2:30pm and 6:30pm-8:30pm. You should have received an email communication from our teachers regarding sign-up slots. If you did not hear from one of your student's teachers please reach out to them directly.

As a reminder, all conferences are scheduled to be in-person meetings and are limited to 5 minutes to allow for as many families to attend as possible.

Senior Corner:

This section will appear weekly through the end of the school year for all things Senior Event related:

We are excited to announce we now have a graduation date set for Sunday, June 4th at the Xfinity Center. We have also confirmed the time of the ceremony to begin at 1:00pm.



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

Course Registration Info: Grades 9-11

This week students will begin the course registration process for the 2023-2024 school year. Teachers completed their recommendations prior to vacation and students will have that information available to them starting on Tuesday, February 28th. Additionally on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week students will have a presentation on the course selection process from the Director of School Counseling in their English classes. Students will have the opportunity to select their primary and alternate choices in Aspen/X2 from February 28th through March 9th. Starting March 14th - April 28th school counselors will have individual scheduling meetings with all students to review selections and answer any questions. The following resources will be shared with students on Tuesday, February 28th via email:

Course Registration Presentation

Course Registration Packet

Program of Studies

Online registration tutorial

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.

Post-Secondary Planning Fair

Mansfield High School is excited to invite all local high school students to attend our Post Secondary Planning Fair on March 16th 2023. Formally the Career Fair, this event will take place in the MHS gymnasium from 6:30-8PM. The purpose of this fair is to provide students the opportunity to explore careers and alternative post-secondary plans. Representatives will include the following: trade schools, community colleges, military, gap year programs, career representatives, full time job opportunities, transition services and more! Students and families are welcome to arrive anytime during the event and there is no cost to attend. All guests will automatically be entered to win a host of door prizes. We hope to see you there!

Follow the MHS Career Fair on Twitter or Instagram @MHSCareerfair or visit our website at

Mansfield High School Gymnasium

250 East Street

Mansfield, MA 02048

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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

SEPAC Community Resource Fair

Mansfield SEPAC, along with the Foxboro SEPAC will be hosting it's first Community Resource Fair on Tuesday, March 7th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Robinson School Cafeteria.

There will be 40 organizations attending specializing in family support, emotional health, family services and more!! There will be raffles, giveaways, and a special guest named Bentley.

Bring the whole family for this first of it's kind SEPAC event in Mansfield.

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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