MHS Newsletter

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From the Principal's Desk...

Dear MHS Parents and Guardians,

The educational landscape has certainly changed quite a bit since my last newsletter. Schools have been impacted by the recent surge in COVID cases in Massachusetts and around the world. I commend our students, staff and families for coming together to keep us moving forward over the past few weeks. With that in mind, I would like to highlight just a few of the many efforts that all of our community members have made to support us.

  • Our staff members have been covering classes for each other to make sure our students receive the highest quality education during this time.

  • Our substitute teachers are coming in day after day to support our students and staff.

  • Our facilities team has kept our building clean and warm, even during some extremely cold weather days.

  • Our nurses are supporting staff, students, and families as they navigate through some very difficult situations.

  • Our office assistants continue to be the smiling face of our school. They bring a positive energy to our building as they interface with the entire community.

While these efforts have been vital to the progress of our school, it would not be possible without our students. Thank you to all of our MHS students, who have come together as a community to support each other as we navigate yet another bump in the road. Day in and day out, you wake up in the morning, put your mask on and make a positive contribution to our school community. I look forward to seeing how you continue to take care of yourselves and each other over the next few weeks.


Tim Tichacek


MHS Spirit Week/Food Drive

Student Council would like to thank EVERYONE who contributed to the Our Daily Bread Can and Coin Competition last week. As a result of a schoolwide effort, we are able to donate 730 food items to the Food Pantry, and the Coin Competition lead to another $320 donated to the Food Pantry! Congrats to the following classes for their victories on each Spirit Day:

Flannel Day-Juniors

Swinter Day-Freshmen

Blizzard Day-Seniors

Ugly Sweater Day-Seniors

Congratulations to the Class of 2022 for their overall victory in the schoolwide competition!!

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COVID-19 Booster Clinic

HMS will be hosting a COVID-19 Booster Clinic on Wednesday, January 19th from 2-7pm. This is a great opportunity for MHS students to sign up for a slot right after school!

*Please be aware that parents/guardians must accompany students between 12-18 years old.

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Mansfield SEPAC Parent Support Group

Mansfield SEPAC will be hosting it's monthly Parent Support Group meeting on Thursday, January 20th at 6:30pm. The topic this month is "Self Care, and Staying the Course" (see attached flyer). This workshop is open to all parents within our community. If able to join, please register using the link below.

Registration link is:

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Engineering Class Tours MHS Facilities

As part of their research, Mrs. Elofson’s engineering classes toured MHS with Director of Facilities, Matthew Jacques. Mr. Jacques showed authentic blueprints of the building’s structure to the classes and provided photographs of the recent tearing down of the back “curtain wall.” He brought the classes into the boiler room where they learned about the function of the plumbing, heating, electrical and lighting systems along with some challenges they face. Students found the live presentation interesting and enlightening as they will be designing, building and testing their own microhouse frameworks this week!

About Us

Timothy Tichacek, Principal

Zachary Abrams, Assistant Director, Special Education

Abigail Barlas, Assistant Principal, Student Support Services

James Schliefke, Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11