From the Desk of Russ Booth
February 4th, 2024
Good afternoon MHS families,
The first week of the second semester is complete and the students did a great job getting to where they needed to be Monday morning! This was the first year we utilized Aspen to push the new schedules out instead of a homeroom period, and the students were well prepared coming into the building this week.
We hosted our annual Opportunities Night for incoming 9th grade families this past Wednesday. We tried a new structure this year to increase engagement and learning about the great things MHS has to offer. Students and their families listened to a short presentation in the auditorium before they were given the opportunity to travel through the building on a quasi "scavenger hunt." Students were able to tour the building and talk with current students to learn about the various clubs and activities offered, as well as interact with our Department Chairs and ask them questions about the various course offerings we have at MHS. The night was a huge success, and I would like to thank all of our students, counselors, and department chairs for their work in organizing and running the night!
Please be sure to take a look through the newsletter for new information and updates about things happening at MHS. Also note that Report Cards have been published and are available to view through the student Aspen portal.
We would like all parents/guardians to remind their child that we do not permit Door Dash or any delivery service to order food to the school. Thank you for your attention to this, as we want to be sure all our students are safe in school.
College Planning Night - Class of 2025
College Planning Night ~ Class of 2025
Our annual College Planning Night will take place in person on Thursday February 8, 2024 at 6:30 in the Mansfield High School Auditorium. We will have a panel of admissions representatives from area colleges both public and private. Please mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing both students and parents at the event. While this program is geared to members of the Class of 2025 it is open to all grades.
Mock Trial Competes against Oliver Ames
On Monday January 29, the MHS Mock Trial team traveled to Stoughton District Court to compete against Oliver Ames High School. MHS’s defense team was not only able to secure the verdict of not guilty of burglary, larceny and filing a false police report for their client but also won the match. The opening statement was performed by Sarah Hubbard. The direct examinations were done by Liam Cowan, Riya Singh and Callie Lake with the cross examinations conducted by Sarah Hubbard, Rachel Goldman and Cooper Ten Eyck. Key witnesses for the defense’s side were played by Sophia Knowles, Nishant Karri, and Conor Dadmun. Devnita Ray was the time keeper and Cooper Ten Eyck delivered the closing statement. The Mock Trial team is now 2-1.
In the picture are Nishant Karri, Conor Dadmun, and Sophia Knowles who played the witnesses and each received a perfect score for their role in the competition.
Spring Athletics Registration
Spring Sports Registration
Registration for Spring sports will open on 2/7. There will be a sign up meeting on 2/7 at 7:00 in the high school auditorium for parents and players to go over the registration process and MIAA regulations. Following the group meeting, there will be break out sessions for individual sports with their respective coaches. For more information, please visit athletics.mansfieldschools.com or reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Families: Graduation has been confirmed for Sunday, June 2nd at the Xfinity Center. More details will follow.
Seniors! We need your flashback photos! The yearbook staff is collecting old pictures of groups of students from sports, school events and field trips! Please email them to email@example.com
Celebrate your senior! Advertise your business! Be a part of Mansfield history! Buy an ad in the 2024 yearbook! - Go to www.yearbookordercenter.com (school number 5468) to design your ad and order
For more yearbook information check out our google site: https://sites.google.com/mansfieldschools.com/mhsyearbook/order-a-yearbook?authuser=0
There is an important SEPAC meeting coming up regarding the new IEP format. Details are below.
When: February 6th, 2024
Where: Jordan Jackson Elementary School, Conference Room A102
Topic: Information regarding the new IEP form and the implementation plan for the district
Semester 2 Parent/Guardian Conferences
Parent/Guardian conferences are scheduled for Thursday, March 7th. Conferences will be held during an afternoon session from 12:00pm-2:30pm, and an evening session from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Further details and information regarding signing up will be included in a future newsletter.
Please note: conferences are held in person.
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.
Information on Quitting:
Russ Booth - Principal
Abigail Barlas - Assistant Principal, Student Support Services
Matthew McGuire - Assistant Principal, Grades 9 & 11
Ellen Noto - Assistant Principal, Grades 10 & 12
Timothy Tichacek - Assistant Director, Special Education
Tim Selmon - Athletic Director