MHS Newsletter

Your e-news source for Mansfield High School

From the Principal's Desk...

December 19, 2019

Hi All,

As we head off for vacation at the end of the school day tomorrow, I want to bring a few items to your attention, including All Night Party committee sign ups, how to read PSAT score results, and a request regarding drop off procedures- please find all of the details in the rest of the newsletter below.

Offices at MHS will be open to the public on Monday, December 23rd from 8AM-2PM, and again, on Tuesday, December 31st from 8AM-12noon. Offices are closed to the public from December 24th through December 30th.

Beyond that, I wish you all a joyous holiday season with friends and family! We return to school on Thursday, January 2nd.

See you in 2020!

Best regards,

Mary Watkins

Big picture

Q2 Progress Reports

Students received Q2 progress reports during homeroom on Wednesday. Parents and guardians, please ask for them!


PSAT Score Results

PSAT Score Reports were distributed to students who took the PSAT this past October in homeroom on Wednesday afternoon. Below, you will find a video presentation on how to access your College Board accounts and how to interpret PSAT scores. The video will also provide you with information on the National Merit Scholarship Corporation.

Please click here to watch the PSAT Presentation. If you have any questions, please reach out to your counselor.

Thank you!

School Counselors

Drop Off Procedures

Parents/guardians, if you choose to drop your MHS student off in the QMS side lot in the morning (rather than in the MHS side lot) please be mindful to pull all the way up to Door T (see diagram below).

We have observed parents/guardians stopping short near the the side walk to drop students off for convenience, rather than pulling all the way around to Door T; this practice is causing additional traffic jams on East Street.

Thank you for attention and cooperation so that we can keep the traffic flowing for everyone!

Big picture

Profiles in Courage Essay Contest

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum’s Profiles in Courage Essay Contest asks high school students to submit an essay describing an elected official’s political courage. The first place winner receives $10,000 for college, and submissions are open until Friday, January 17, 2020. Check out the JFK Presidential Library homepage for more info.

Class of 2021

If hosting this holiday season is too much to handle, don't fret- just buy a Yankee Candle!

The Class of 2021 is excited to announce that we are holding a Yankee Candle Fundraiser from now until January 8th. You can order online and get it delivered directly to your home. Candles are a great gift during the holiday season and a special way to make your home smell festive.

Here is the link to the site: Please enter our class code: 999995606. If you spend $100, you will get free shipping! If you have any questions, please let us know.

Big picture


Yearbooks are still on sale but won't be for long! Order now to make sure your student receives one on delivery day! Go to to reserve your copy now!

Celebrate your senior! Promote your business! Be part of MHS history! Buy an ad in the yearbook now! Go to and choose the right size, artwork and message for you.

The yearbook staff is also looking for photo contributions. Photos of activities, special events and old photos of seniors can be emailed to or go to

Update to Building Supervision Hours- Cold Weather

In order to better ensure the safety of all students and staff by more closely regulating who accesses the building before and after school hours, school-wide building supervision for students will begin promptly at 7AM and end at 3PM.

Please provision for your child to arrive at school no earlier than 7AM since they will not have access to the building. Students walking to school or being dropped off who may need to wait a few minutes prior to the doors opening should dress appropriately for cold weather.

Thank you for observing these hours as we work to reduce risk and increase safety for all.

About Us

Mary Watkins, Principal

Zachary Abrams, Assistant Director, Special Education

Abigail Barlas, Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

James Schliefke, Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11

Timothy Tichacek, Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12