MHS Newsletter

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From the Principal's Desk...

January 3, 2020

Hi All,

Welcome back and Happy New Year! The hot water heater has been repaired.

Please read below for information related to All Night Party, Winter Semi-Formal, and Spring Sports Registration.

Just a reminder that we have no school on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Day, and that Semester 1 final exams begin on Tuesday, January 21st (Q2 ends on January 24th).

We will send out the exam schedule directly to students early next week.

Best regards,

Mary Watkins

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Winter Semi-Formal

Good news!

Mansfield High School will be hosting its first All School Dance in many years! The Winter Semi-Formal will take place Thursday, February 13 from 6:45-9:45pm at the MHS Gym.

In order to help defray costs, Student Council is hosting an apparel fundraiser. You can visit the fundraising page here: . Please participate in order to keep ticket prices low!

Feel like you already have too much Mansfield gear? In lieu of purchasing an item, we are also accepting donations on the fundraiser page. The fundraiser will be live from January 3rd - January 17th. Items should arrive by the first week of February.

Please contact Jillian MacKinnon or Charlotte Boyd if you have any questions.

Spring Sports Registration

Date: Monday, February 10th

Time: 6:00pm

Place: MHS Auditorium

Spring sports: Baseball, Boys and Girls Tennis, Softball, Boys and Girls Outdoor Track, Boys and Girls Lacrosse

Please remember that for this registration event we are collecting payments and physicals.

This evening is for both parents and players to attend so that everyone hears the same information. General information will be presented during the main program and then athletes will break down into individual team sports meetings with coaches who will be providing schedules, philosophies, and expectations.

Track will be holding their own meetings ... time and date to be announced

Class of 2021

If hosting this holiday season is too much to handle, don't fret- just buy a Yankee Candle!

The Class of 2021 is excited to announce that we are holding a Yankee Candle Fundraiser from now until January 8th. You can order online and get it delivered directly to your home. Candles are a great gift during the holiday season and a special way to make your home smell festive.

Here is the link to the site: Please enter our class code: 999995606. If you spend $100, you will get free shipping! If you have any questions, please let us know.

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Profiles in Courage Essay Contest

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s Profiles in Courage Essay Contest asks high school students to submit an essay describing an elected official’s political courage. The first place winner receives $10,000 for college, and submissions are open until Friday, January 17, 2020. Check out the JFK Presidential Library homepage for more info.


Yearbooks are still on sale but won't be for long! Order now to make sure your student receives one on delivery day! Go to to reserve your copy now!

Celebrate your senior! Promote your business! Be part of MHS history! Buy an ad in the yearbook now! Go to and choose the right size, artwork and message for you.

The yearbook staff is also looking for photo contributions. Photos of activities, special events and old photos of seniors can be emailed to or go to

Drop Off Procedures

Parents/guardians, if you choose to drop your MHS student off in the QMS side lot in the morning (rather than in the MHS side lot) please be mindful to pull all the way up to Door T (see diagram below).

We have observed parents/guardians stopping short near the the side walk to drop students off for convenience, rather than pulling all the way around to Door T; this practice is causing additional traffic jams on East Street.

Thank you for attention and cooperation so that we can keep the traffic flowing for everyone!

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Update to Building Supervision Hours- Cold Weather

In order to better ensure the safety of all students and staff by more closely regulating who accesses the building before and after school hours, school-wide building supervision for students will begin promptly at 7AM and end at 3PM.

Please provision for your child to arrive at school no earlier than 7AM since they will not have access to the building. Students walking to school or being dropped off who may need to wait a few minutes prior to the doors opening should dress appropriately for cold weather.

Thank you for observing these hours as we work to reduce risk and increase safety for all.

About Us

Mary Watkins, Principal

Zachary Abrams, Assistant Director, Special Education

Abigail Barlas, Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

James Schliefke, Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11

Timothy Tichacek, Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12