MHS Newsletter

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From the Principal's Desk...

Dear MHS Students and Families,


We are currently in the thick of a very busy March. This is the time of year when things get very exciting at MHS. Here are just a few highlights from the past few weeks…


The Mansfield High School Math Team placed 4th in the Southeastern Massachusetts Mathematics League this season. This is the highest they have placed in several years.


The Winter season is coming to a close for our athletics department. Many of our teams made deep playoff runs, with members of our Winter Track and Cheerleading teams still competing in nationals.


Our Performing Arts department was very busy this week as well. Thursday evening started off with performances by the QMS & MHS choirs followed by a performance of the MHS student-directed one-act play, Our Place by Terry Gabbard. Our Place will also be performed as part of the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s High School One-Act Play Festival on Saturday, March 19th at 9:30 am at Joseph Case High School in Swansea, MA. Tickets for the festival will be available at the door for $15 and will allow you entry to six one-act plays that day.


The MHS English Department has been working hard to prepare the Class of 2024 for the upcoming ELA MCAS administration. There is no doubt that our students will have the preparation and skills that are needed to be successful on the assessment.


Please keep in mind that Tuesday, March 22nd and Wednesday, March 23rd will be reverse half days for grades 9, 11 and 12. School will start at 10:30 for anyone who is not taking the MCAS assessment


We have so much to be proud of here at MHS. Please enjoy your weekend and we are looking forward to another important and exciting week.


Sincerely,


Tim Tichacek


Principal

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National History Day Competition

Last week, Mansfield High School students virtually competed in the South Shore District 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, fifteen entries were vying for the chance to move on in the competition and advance to the state 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. Students were assessed on their historical content, relation to theme, as well as the quality of their project.


In the Individual Documentary category Grace Kim and Calman Stolls both received bronze medals for their projects and Teddy Donnellan received Honorable Mention.


For the Individual Exhibit category Camilla Lennon received a bronze medal while Kye DeAngelis was awarded with a gold medal. Rishi Pendyala and Alicenne Gay were recognized as Honorable Mentions for their projects.


For the special awards, Teddy Donnellan and Avery Daniels were recognized as the Best Projects in LGBTQ+ History for each of their individual documentaries. David Beckenstein received the Best Project in Military History for his individual website. Alicenne Gay was awarded with the Best Project in Arts and Culture for her individual exhibit. Lastly, Leo Tatusko received the Best Project in STEM history for his historical paper.


The students who placed will now advance to the next level competing in the Massachusetts state finals on April 9 in Winchester, Massachusetts. Students who are successful at the state competition will represent Massachusetts at the virtual National History Day Finals in June.

COURSE REGISTRATION for 2022-23 School Year

Over the past two weeks, students have engaged in the course selection process. Now that students have completed their selections, our school counselors will be meeting with each student to review their course selections and finalize the registration process as follows:


Class of 2025: March 15th - 21st

Class of 2024: March 24th - April 1st

Class of 2023: April 4th - 15th


Counselors will send meeting invites to students through their school gmail accounts.

For details about the online course registration process please view the following tutorial.

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.


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!!

The Great Oreo Matchup - Final 4

Oreo commemorated its 110th birthday on National Oreo Day, March 6th, with a new 110th Birthday themed cookie. Ms. Collins' Entrepreneurship students celebrated by designing their own Oreo flavors and packaging. They voted on the flavors from her three classes to get down to the Final 4 Please help us determine the champion by voting in each round. A bracket has been provided for your convenience.Voting details and images of the designs are located on the Smore link: https://www.smore.com/q7y82

Important Yearbook Information for Seniors

Celebrate your senior! Advertise your business! Buy an ad in this year's book. Go to https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/product/yearbook_ads to order.


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

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