Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

December 11, 2022

Good afternoon MHS families,

It was an exciting week at MHS as we had parent conferences and our performance of "Elf" The Musical. The musical was fantastic and the kids did a great job putting on a great show. Having my own kids attend the show twice, they couldn't stop talking about it, and they especially loved the inclusion of Bently as a special guest star. I couldn't be more proud of the work our students put into this production. The commitment each member of the cast and crew put in showed in the performance and everyone involved should be proud. It was also great to see so many young faces in the crowd watching and thinking they could be in a similar production when they get to MHS. The performing arts department has a lot to offer our students at MHS and we look forward to more young students moving up and getting involved in the future.

SCOIR Post Secondary Planning Platform

MHS is pleased to announce that we are introducing a new system called Scoir (pronounced score) to help you and your student navigate the post secondary planning process. The Class of 2023 will be the last class to use Naviance.

On Monday, December 12th MHS students in grades 9-11 will be given access to Scoir to set up their account. Students can decide to invite their parents/guardians to their account. As a parent or guardian, you would be able to view their profiles, interest inventory results, see their college list, conduct your own college searches, and suggest colleges for your student to consider. Scoir also provides parents with financial tools so that you can get a better sense of the cost of attendance at various colleges during the selection process.

We are excited to be able to provide Scoir to our students and families, and we feel confident that you will find it helpful and easy to use.

School Spirit Week 12-19-12/23

Holiday Season is upon us and the Student Council is looking to increase spirit!

December 19th - 23rd, the Student Council will be hosting a Spirit Week and Canned Food Drive. Students may dress in spirited attire each day- as well as bring in items for the Mansfield Food Pantry. There is a bit of competition here as well, so participation is highly encouraged!

Spirit Days

12/19: PJ Day

12/20: Holiday Vacation

12/21: Flannel Day

12/22: Blizzard Day

12/23: Festive Friday

Food Pantry Accepted Donations

The pantry gratefully accepts donations of non-perishable, not yet expired, food items such as:

  • brand-name cereal, e.g., Kellogg's, Post, General Mills, etc.

  • Progresso Soup

  • Chef Boyardee Canned Pasta

  • Ramen Noodles

  • Brand-name snacks and cookies, some ideas: oreo's, fudge stripes, granola bars, breakfast bars, rice krispie treats, pb crackers

  • Canned proteins like Spam, Corned Beef Hash, Roast Beef Hash, Vienna Sausage

  • Side dishes and meal kits, such as Rice Pilaf, Hormel ComplEats, and tacos

  • Pancakes & Syrup

  • Canned corn

  • Canned fruit

  • Jarred pasta sauce

Additionally, Family Sized is prefered over small packs or Costco/BJ's sized packs for storage purposes.

Students may drop off items in the Main Lobby starting on 12/19.

Thank you for your support and Best Wishes during this Holiday Season!

-The Office of the Student Council

Performing Arts Winter Concert

The performing arts annual winter concert is Thursday, December 15th at 7:00pm in the MHS auditorium. Come out to support the orchestra, guitar ensemble, concert choir, percussion ensemble, and concert band students. Tickets are $5 and will be sold at the door (cash or check). MHS high school students can attend for free if they present their MHS ID at the door. We hope you can make it!

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

Prom Update

We recently received a call from Gillette Stadium regarding their updated event schedule. They informed us that our original prom date of May 6th has been bumped for event purposes, and we want to communicate the new date as quickly as possible in order for everyone to plan accordingly moving forward.

We have rescheduled the prom for juniors and seniors to Friday, May 26th 2023 from 6-10pm.

Yearbook On Sale Now

Yearbooks are on Sale NOW!
Go to (our school number is 5468) to order your book online. Yearbooks will only be available to order until the end of January. Books may not be available in June for sale, so order now!

Ads: 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

Old Yearbooks
The Yearbook staff is cleaning! We have several old yearbooks available for sale. Please contact Ms. Martinelli if you are interested at

MHS Seal of Biliteracy

MHS is proud to announce that we will participate in the Seal of Biliteracy this year. This program is offered to any student who demonstrates proficiency in English and any other language. Please take a look at the letter attached for further information.

Seal of Biliteracy Letter

AFL-CIO Scholarship Opportunity Class of 2023

The Annual AFL-CIO Scholarship Program is in its 65th year. Through the scholarship program, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO is honored to continue a long tradition of helping students continue their education as they work toward creating bright futures.

The Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarship program awardees receive between $500 and $16,000 towards their education. Over 40 unions, central labor councils, area businesses and charitable trusts from across Massachusetts participate in awarding scholarships that total nearly half a million dollars. Unions in Massachusetts have given close to $10 million in scholarships since 2000. About 1,500 students take the exam annually to compete for a scholarship. Students with a union affiliation are eligible for both the Massachusetts AFL-CIO awards and those awards listed under their specific local union/central labor council. Massachusetts students that do not have union affiliation are eligible for the Massachusetts AFL-CIO scholarships only.

2022-2023 Scholarships

  • The scholarship application is available online at All applications must be submitted online; you do not register for the exam at MHS.

  • Scholarship Applications are due Friday, December 16, 2022; late applications will not be accepted.

  • The study guide is available online and is updated annually with new information. They have updated their website to make it more interactive for students to review material. The study guide can be found at Scholarship Study Guide

  • This year's Labor History Exam will be given electronically in school on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 first thing in the morning. More information to follow.

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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