MHS Newsletter - April 8, 2022

Your news source for Mansfield High School

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear MHS Students and Families,


With the close of Quarter 3, we have officially reached the home stretch of the 2021-2022 school year. Our students are working hard both in and out of the classroom as we push toward a successful completion of the year. Our teachers and support staff are closing out grading for Q3 as they finalize planning for the remainder of the year.


This is an especially exciting time of year for the Class of 2022. Yesterday, I sent an email to all seniors and their families that laid out the schedule of major end-of-year events. I posted a copy of the email below and it will be included in a mailing that will go out next week. The mailing will also include a nice calendar of events that can be posted on refrigerators and shared with family and friends. More specific information about rehearsals, caps and gowns and the "senior stroll" will be reviewed at an upcoming assembly.


Finally, we are happy to announce that we will welcome a new principal to Mansfield High School next year. Mr. Russ Booth comes to us from North Attleboro High School and will begin serving in the role as Principal of MHS in July. Please see Superintendent Murphy's most recent newsletter for more details.


Have a wonderful weekend!


Sincerely,


Tim Tichacek


Principal

Senior Events Email From Mr. Tichacek

Below is a copy of the email that was sent to all seniors and their families on April 7, 2022.

Student Service Corps Ukraine Fundraiser

The Student Service Corps of MHS is sponsoring a fundraiser for the children who have been affected by the war in Ukraine. Next week, on April 11, we will begin collecting donations (either checks or cash).Donations will be forwarded to the Unicef USA organization. Students made flyers, posters and decorated cans for the collections and will have stations set up during lunches at MHS. Students may also bring donations from friends and family to the office or they can be mailed to:


Mansfield High School

℅ The Student Service Corp

250 East St

Mansfield, MA 02048


Checks should be made payable to Unicef/USA with children of the Ukraine on the memo section. Unicef/USA will provide acknowledgement letters to all who donate if an address is located on the check. Please include your child’s name with your donation.

We will be kicking off the event beginning next week and also during the week we return from April Vacation.


Please fill out the donation form located below and return if using a check.


Children of Ukraine Donation form

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Spring Fling Dance for Grades 9 and 10

After the wildly successful homecoming dance in the fall, StuCo is excited to announce this year's semiformal Underclassmen Spring Fling! The Spring Fling will be taking place on Saturday, April 30th from 7:00-9:00 pm in the MHS Back Parking Lot for all freshmen and sophomores. Tickets are $20 and will be sold at all four lunches on 4/25-4/28. Any questions? Please email stuco@mansfieldschools.com, or see Ms. MacKinnon or Ms. Boyd. See you there!

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MHS Students Shine in One-Act Play Competition

The MHS Drama Department participated in the Massachusetts Education Theatre Guild's (METG) High School One-Act Play Festival on March 19th at Joseph Case High School in Swansea, MA. The MHS students were thrilled to present Our Place by Terry Gabbard for a live audience! This outstanding play was directed by MHS seniors Charlotte Copp and Eric Holts and stage-managed by Isabella Piacente. Although Our Place was not selected to move on to the regional competition, four MHS students were recognized with acting awards - Mary Fullerton, Timothy Troilo, Aanahat Dhillon, and Zachary Shreiber.
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New Prom Form

The prom form that students received at their assemblies needed to be adjusted. The new form was emailed to students and a link to the file is below. All students need to complete and turn in the new form in order to attend the event.

Local Scholarships for the Class of 2022

The Mansfield Local Scholarships will be available through Naviance beginning March 1st. Please do not miss out on this great opportunity to access scholarship funds to help support your college education. We are so fortunate to have so many generous sponsors across the Mansfield community that value the opportunity to support our students. Seniors received an email from the School Counseling Office this past Tuesday notifying them of this important opportunity and instructions for accessing transcripts and recommendations if needed. If you have any questions please reach out to your child's counselor.


Class of 2022 - Cap, Gown and Graduation Photo - $26.50

Payment of $26.50 for the senior cap, gown, tassel and graduation photo is due April 15th. The photo will be taken at the graduation ceremony and mailed home in July. The cap and gown are for seniors to keep.


Payment can be made by:


  • Check or money order payable to “Mansfield High School”, and dropped off by the student in the Main Office, or mailed to MHS. Please include the senior’s name with the payment.

  • Online via the Unipay link on the District website, for a fee (accepting electronic check and debit/credit payments, except Visa). Go to http://www.mansfieldschools.com/parents/online_payments => Unipay Link => select ”Student Activity” then “High School Student Activity”. Select “Cap & Gown” in the Activity drop down menu.

Senior Celebration 2022- Lawn Signs and Donations

The MHS Senior Celebration Parents Committee is excited to announce that we will be selling

Class of 2022 Home of a Hornet and We Support the Class of 2022 lawn signs. We are working together to create a fun filled celebration for the MHS seniors and your support

with this fundraiser will help us reach our goal. Show your support for our Senior Class by

proudly displaying a sign on your front lawn or business window.


Lawn or window signs are $25 each and pick up dates will be scheduled in April.

Please use the attached order form to reserve your sign.


Don't want a sign, but still want to help?

If you wish to donate, you may do so online, or via check payable to “Mansfield High School” with “Senior Celebration” noted on the Memo line. Please mail checks to MHS. Online donations can be made via the UniPay Link on the District website, for a fee (accepting electronic check and credit/debit card payments, except Visa).



Thank you for your contributions!!

Class of 2023 Chipotle Fundraiser

The Class of 2023 will be hosting an upcoming Chipotle fundraiser. Please see the flyer below.

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Class of 2024 Fundraisers

The Class of 2024 has two upcoming fundraisers. Please see the flyers below. The link for the Ink'd fundraiser is https://shop.inkdstores.com/mhs_class_of_2024/shop/home
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Class of 2025 - Signs of Suicide Curriculum

Last fall grade 9 parents received information about their child’s participation in Signs of Suicide (SOS) psychoeducational class presented by school counselors in health classes this semester and next semester. For students currently enrolled in Introduction to Wellness the curriculum will be implemented the week after vacation (April 26th-29th). The Signs of Suicide class includes education about the signs of depression, how to help yourself or a friend and the resources available through school and in the community. Additionally students complete a depression screener. For students who participated in SOS in 7th grade at the QMS, this is a continuation of the curriculum designed for high school students. More detailed information was available in the letter sent to you and you had the opportunity to opt out of the class if you have concerns. If you did not opt out last fall and would like to at this time please send an email to Mrs. MacKillop in the School Counseling Office by Friday, April 15th. Her email address is Denise.MacKillop@mansfieldschools.com. If you have any questions please reach out to your child’s school counselor directly.

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