MHS Newsletter - April 15, 2022

Your news source for Mansfield High School

From the Principal's Desk...

Dear MHS Students and Families,


My message for this edition will be brief. I wish you all a very restful break and we can't wait to see everyone on April 25th. It is going to be a wonderful end of the year here at MHS! Please see the information below. We have been very busy here at MHS!


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. Please be on the lookout for a mailing to all seniors next week.

High School Quiz Show Team Advances!

The Mansfield High School Quiz Show Team will be appearing again on GBH in the near future! Tune in during one of the times listed below to watch the Hornets battle the perennial powerhouse Colonials of Shrewsbury in what promises to be a competitive quarterfinal match!

Saturday, April 23, 06:00 pm on GBH 2

Saturday, April 23, 11:30 pm on GBH 44

Sunday, April 24, 01:00 pm on GBH 44

Sunday, April 24, 05:30 pm on GBH 2


The Mansfield High School Quiz Show Team (clockwise from top left): Jacob Adams, Dhruv Jain, Vishal Ramesh and Owen Gibbons.

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National History Day Students Shine in MA Competition

Over the weekend at Winchester High School, six Mansfield High School students attended the 2022 Massachusetts History Day Competition. Massachusetts History Day is the state program for National History Day that strives to help students become better-prepared and more knowledgeable citizens through the creation of historical projects. On Saturday, six entries were vying to move on to the national competition.


Each entry was based on historical research done by the students and must relate to this year's theme, which is Debate and Diplomacy. These students presented their work to the judges and were asked on-the-spot interview questions about their products. Students were assessed on their historical content, historical analysis, relation to theme, as well as the quality of their project.


For individual exhibits, Rishi Pendyala competed with his project entitled “‘Talleyrand: A Duplicitous Diplomat,” Kye DeAngelis competed with her project entitled “Jazz Ambassadors: Diplomacy Through Music,” and Camilla Lennon with her individual exhibit entitled “American Equal Rights Association: Debate Over Women's Suffrage.” For Individual Documentaries, Calman Stolls entered his project titled “Debating the Gulf War” while Teddy Donnellan competed with his project titled “The Lavender Scare.” Grace Kim received first place for her individual documentary titled “Sakoku: The End of 214 Years of Isolation and the Opening of Diplomatic Opportunities.” Grace will now move on to the national contest for National History Day which will be held virtually this year from June 12 to 16. Congratulations to all the students who made it to the state contest.


Picture: Grace Kim after receiving the medal for first place in the Individual Documentary category.

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Student Service Corps Returns to Greater Boston Food Pantry

Students from the Student Services Club volunteered recently at the Greater Boston Food Pantry. The group was responsible for two different tasks. The first task involved packing up boxes of food that would be distributed to local food pantries across the state of Massachusetts filling a total of 72 boxes. The second task involved sorting frozen meat that had been donated by local supermarkets. This helped assemble 5,927 meals that will help feed families across the state. These Mansfield students are to be commended for their exceptional hard work and dedication to this cause.
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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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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).



SWARM FUNDRAISER- Get in on the fun and let’s swarm the town! To fund the 2022 Senior Celebration, the planning committee has launched the Mansfield Swarm. The traveling hornet swarms include a “You’ve Been Swarmed!” sign with hornets that “land” for 24-48 hours at a Mansfield address and will be relocated by volunteer “beekeepers”.


Visit Mansfield, MA Class of 2022 Parents Facebook page to see what the swarms looks like. To order a swarm email hornetswarm2@gmail.com. The suggested donation is $25. The fundraiser will end May 12, 2022. Thank you for your support!!



Thank you for your contributions!!

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