Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

April 8th, 2023

Good afternoon MHS families,

I hope everyone has had an enjoyable long weekend. The senior mailing went out this week and the documents are now linked below in the "Senior Corner" section of the newsletter. Our quiz show team will also have their quarterfinal match against Andover televised this week. I'll keep the result a secret for those who did not see one of the first few airings!

There are a few other updates found below, and we will continue to provide links and resources to families as we continue to address our concerns related to vaping.

Have a great week!

Senior Corner:

We are excited to announce the finalized list of Senior Week activities. Below you will find the dates and times of each activity. Senior families should have received a senior week mailing this past week with details of each event. Digital versions of the senior events letter and senior calendar are available by clicking the link to each. You can also access the link to purchase Senior Boat Cruise tickets here. The Boat Cruise permission slip must be turned in at one of the lunch periods along with your online confirmation number.

Senior Week Activities!

Friday, May 26th-6:00pm: Junior/Senior Prom at Gillette

Tuesday, May 30th-8:30am: Senior Breakfast and Rehearsal

Tuesday, May 30th-7:00pm: Athletic Awards Night

Wednesday, May 31st-8:00am: Rehearsal

Wednesday, May 31st-10:30am: Senior Picnic

Wednesday, May 31st-7:00pm: Scholarship Night

Thursday, June 1st-8:00am: Senior Class Day

Friday, June 2nd-8:00am: Rehearsal and Senior Stroll

Friday, June 2nd-4:00pm: Senior Boat Cruise (leave from MHS)

Sunday, June 4th-1:00pm: Graduation at Xfinity Center!

Graduation is set for Sunday, June 4th at the Xfinity Center. We have also confirmed the time of the ceremony to begin at 1:00pm. There are no restrictions on the number of guests that can attend graduation.

Senior Celebration Parent Volunteers: The senior parent group is in need of volunteers for the senior celebration scheduled for May 31st. Please use this link for information on how to volunteer and details about the event.

2023 Lawn Sign Fundraiser:

Graduation season is almost here, and the Mansfield High School Class of 2023 deserves to be celebrated!

The MHS Senior Celebration Parents Committee, sponsored by the parents of Mansfield High School Seniors, are planning to celebrate the Senior Class of 2023 with a Senior Celebration Picnic on May 31st.

As in years past, one of our main fundraisers is selling lawn signs to parents of Seniors, relatives, friends, and community members. Please consider purchasing a sign to not only acknowledge your Senior but to also show your neighbors and friends that your family has something to celebrate! Your relatives and friends are encouraged to purchase a sign to support your Senior as well. Thank you for your consideration and support of the Class of 2023!

ORDER TODAY – Simply click on this link and place your order!!!!!

If you have any questions, please contact Dianna Feinberg – or send an email to

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

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Quiz Show Team Update

Be sure to tune in next weekend and watch the Mansfield High School Quiz Show Team battle the powerhouse Golden Warriors of Andover in what promises to be an exciting quarterfinal competition. The match will be televised on GBH at the following times:

Saturday April 8th -- 6:00 PM GBH2

Saturday April 8th -- 11:30 PM GBH44

Sunday April 9th -- 1:00 PM GBH44

Sunday April 9th -- 5:00 PM GBH2

Friday April 14th -- 12:30 PM GBH 44

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Yearbook Information Update

Yearbook sales have closed. To put your name on the wait list please email Yearbooks will be distributed to seniors during senior activities. All other books will be given out on June 1st.

The Yearbook Staff is spring cleaning and have several copies of old yearbooks. If you're interested in purchasing a book from 2008-2021 send your request to

Healthy Decision Making Presentation:

On February 15th MHS hosted Mrs. Rebecca Fidler for a parent night centered on support for parents centered around vaping and having conversations with their child about the dangers of vaping. The presentation was taped and can be accessed by clicking this link.

For parents that are interested in specific points of emphasis from the presentation, each section is broken down below with the timing from the video noted:

  • Education about Vaping ( at 6 minutes, 28 seconds)

  • Health Risks

  • Impact of Marketing on Youth

  • Prevention vs. Intervention (at 47 minutes)

  • Peer Pressure vs. Peer Influence

  • Communication Strategies (at 59 minutes)

  • How Habits Form and Lead to Addiction (at 1hr, 17 seconds)

  • Quitting Resources (at 1hr, 22 seconds)

Below you will also find a screenshot from Rebecca's presentation with various resources to help students quit vaping.

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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

Great Mansfield Clean-Up

Register Now For The 16th Annual Great Mansfield Cleanup on April 29

Spring is here and that means it’s once again time for Keep Mansfield Beautiful’s annual Great Mansfield Cleanup. This year’s cleanup takes place on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., rain or shine, followed by a volunteer-appreciation pizza party for volunteers on the South Common in front of Town Hall.

Join with your classmates, friends, or family, and show your pride in a cleaner, greener Mansfield. Students can also earn community service hours by participating!

The deadline for pre-registering for this year’s Great Mansfield Cleanup is Friday April 14. Visit to volunteer and help keep Mansfield beautiful and litter-free.

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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