MHS Newsletter

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From the Principal's Desk...

Dear MHS Parents and Guardians,

I hope you and your families are enjoying a restful day away from the ice, snow and freezing rain. It has certainly been a busy week at MHS!

We successfully transitioned to 2nd semester on Monday. Students have done a great job adjusting to their new schedules and making new connections in classrooms. Our teachers have seamlessly launched their new courses while tying up loose ends and finalizing grades from 1st Semester. Access to Quarter 2 report cards will be available on Aspen X2 after school on Monday, February 7th. Please be on the lookout for an email from Ms. Karidoyanes to inform you that the portal is opened. That email will also include instructions for how to access the report cards on the portal.

We also welcomed our new Assistant Principal, Mr. McGuire, back to Mansfield High School this week. As many of you know, Matt McGuire served as our Performing Arts Department Chair and Band Director prior to this school year. We are thrilled to have him back and serving in such an important role. Mr. McGuire will be the grade-level administrator for grades 10 and 12 this year.

On Thursday, we successfully kicked off the At-Home COVID Testing Program by distributing test kits to students in their homerooms. Thank you to our nurses and front office staff for assisting with the distribution process. Our next test kit distribution will take place in 2 weeks. Please see for more details on the At-Home COVID Test Program. Families may opt-in to the program at any time.

As we look beyond this week, I want to share an important change to our calendar. During MCAS testing for both ELA (March) and Math (May), we will be running “reverse half days.” On these days, buses will run on the normal schedule in the AM to pick up test-takers only. Buses will then run again on a three-hour delay to pick up non-testing students for the 10:30AM “start” of school. The rest of the school day will follow a modified rotation (with lunch) and all students will be dismissed at normal time.

ELA MCAS Dates: March 22nd and 23rd

Math MCAS Dates: May 17th and 18th

*There WILL NOT be reverse half days for the Biology MCAS test in June*

Have a wonderful weekend!


Tim Tichacek


Entrepreneurship Students Donate $1,300 This Semester!

The MHS Entrepreneurship students successfully ran a small business selling their handmade candles, BuzzBalm, magnet sets, and ornaments during the fall semester. Using their proceeds, they voted to support the Mansfield Animal Shelter with a donation of $1,100, while also making $200 of microloans to aspiring entrepreneurs in Burkina Faso, Colombia, Kenya, and Sierra Leone via Since the inception of this small business project, students have donated over $13,300 to local charities and organizations, while also funding future semesters of Entrepreneurship students to complete the same project.

A limited number of these great products are still available for purchase. Please visit our ORDER FORM to place an order today!

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Important Yearbook Information for Seniors

Celebrate your senior! Advertise your business! Buy an ad in this year's book. Go to to order.

The yearbook staff is collecting senior flashbacks. Email your photos to

Yearbooks are no longer available for sale. If you would like to be put on a waitlist for books that may be available in June please email

Old Yearbooks

The Yearbook staff is cleaning! We have several old yearbooks from 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2020 available for sale. Please contact Ms. Martinelli if you are interested at

Mansfield Special Education Parent Advisory Council- Basic Rights Workshop

The Mansfield SEPAC, in partnership with the Federation for Children with Special Needs (FCSN), we will be hosting a Basic Rights Workshop focused on Evaluation and Eligibility. This workshop will provide an introduction to the complex special education laws and procedures.

Date: Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Registration link:

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MHS Lanyards for Sale

Please help support the senior class in style by purchasing a Mansfield Hornets lanyard! Lanyards are on sale for $5 and can be purchased through Ms. Donahue in the School Counseling Office. Please stop by or send an email to purchase Thank you in advance for your support!

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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