Principal's Newsletter

From the Desk of Russ Booth

March 12, 2023

Good afternoon MHS families,

It is shaping up to be a busy week at MHS. Our percussion and color guard are hosting a mini home show today at 4pm. The event is only an hour, so if you are out enjoying the extra daylight, come down to the gym to see the results of all their hard work.

The boys basketball team will play for a spot in the state championship tomorrow, March 13th at 7:15. The game will be played at Worcester State University.

We are also hosting two events later in the week. Our 8th grade scheduling information night will be Wednesday, March 15th starting at 6:30pm. And the Post-Secondary planning fair will be hosted in the gym this week on Thursday, March 16th. This is a great event for students and parents to meet representatives from a variety of areas for life after high school. More information regarding the night can be found below.

Be sure to check out the variety of information below and I hope you all enjoy the extra sunshine today before the wet weather returns this week.

Senior Corner:

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.


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

MCAS Reverse Half-Days

During MCAS testing MHS will have reverse half-days for any student in grades 9, 11, and 12. The reverse half-days will allow our grade 10 students to take the MCAS and then attend classes without missing any academic time in class. The dates for the reverse half-days are below and can also be found on the district calendar which is also linked at the bottom of the newsletter.


March 28th and 29th

Math MCAS:

May 16th and 17th

Students in grades 9, 11, and 12 will report to school at 10:20am in order to begin classes at 10:30am.

Further information regarding schedule and bus pick-up will be shared in future newsletters.

Post-Secondary Planning Fair

Mansfield High School is excited to invite all local high school students to attend our Post Secondary Planning Fair on March 16th 2023. Formally the Career Fair, this event will take place in the MHS gymnasium from 6:30-8PM. The purpose of this fair is to provide students the opportunity to explore careers and alternative post-secondary plans. Representatives will include the following: trade schools, community colleges, military, gap year programs, career representatives, full time job opportunities, transition services and more! Students and families are welcome to arrive anytime during the event and there is no cost to attend. All guests will automatically be entered to win a host of door prizes. We hope to see you there!

Follow the MHS Career Fair on Twitter or Instagram @MHSCareerfair or visit our website at

Mansfield High School Gymnasium

250 East Street

Mansfield, MA 02048

MHS Book Club

The MHS Book Club will hold a school-wide Book Drive from 3/13/23 - 3/31/23. Students (and staff if they would like to participate) are encouraged to donate new or gently used books. All proceeds will go to the Mansfield Public Library and other worthy organizations, as well as a few Little Free Libraries around our building. Drop-off boxes will be in the library and room 276. See Christina Sawyer, Aliyah Harris or any book club member for more information.

Support without Spending

Mansfield Choir is raising funds to lower field trip costs. HundredX Causes is a way for people to give without spending to a cause they care about - just by sharing their opinions. Members of the choir have attended the Tri-County Choral Festival, sang at the Providence Bruins and have organized a number of opportunities for singers in grades 4-12! As we grow we hope to offer more but we need your help!

Here’s how it works: This month, each time you share a quality brand opinion with HundredX, up to $2 goes towards fundraising for choir programming. You can personally create up to $150 of value (75 opinions).

Please click HERE or text “VOICE” to 90412 to sign up and learn more about the program.

We are so grateful for your support!

Mansfield Choir

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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

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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