Saturday, May 18, 2013
Former Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light on head coach Bill Belichick: "He rarely smiles, but he does laugh."
Former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light was at Southeastern Regional in Easton Wednesday morning promoting his nonprofit, the Light Foundation. Light took time to mingle with some students and talk about the upcoming cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium to support his foundation.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Donations go to help the Hornets go to play in the South.
It’s not even close to fall, but the Mansfield Hornets are already getting ready for the 2013 season. The Mansfield Gridiron Club, dedicated to supporting the Mansfield football team, is hosting a carwash at the Chauncy Street Mobil on Saturday, May 18. The carwash is a fundraiser, and while free, allows the players to collect pledges to help reduce the cost of their trip to Maryland/DC/Baltimore for a game with the Dunbar High School to open the season on Sept. 6. The more cars they wash the more money they can earn. Dave Redding, who runs the Gridiron Club, said in the past two years the kids have washed about 90 cars. Other MHS Football events: Recruiting Seminar for Parents of Incoming Seniors – Wednesday, May 22nd 6:30 PM-7:15 PM in …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Mansfield recorded a 1596 in combined SAT scores, according to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
With a combined SAT score of 1596, Mansfield ranks just inside the top 10 percent of 48 schools South of Boston, according to data released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education published by the Boston Globe. Mansfield ranked 10th out of the 48 schools, just one point head of Foxborough (1595) for a spot in the top 10. Sharon ranked first among the 48 schools with a score of 1775 while Brockton ranked last with a score of 1289. Other combined scores of neighboring towns include: Walpole (1590), Easton (1601), Norton (1530) and Norwood (1464). Here’s a complete list of combined SAT scores: Note: Total SAT scores from 2011-2012 The data also compared average home values of the 48 towns with Mansfield coming in at No. 19 …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
At the annual town meeting, both Lisa Losiewicz and Jean Miller were honored for their time as members of the Mansfield School Committee.
When the Mansfield School Committee holds their next meeting on May 21, two familiar faces will be missing. Choosing not to run for reelection, both Lisa Losiewicz and Jean Miller, will leave the school committee once two new members are elected in the May 14 town election. Prior to the annual town meeting, the two school committee members were commended for their dedication to the Mansfield school district and the town. Losiewicz leaves the committee after serving for six years while Miller retires after 18 years of service. On hand to deliver proclamations from the Massachusetts State House were State Senator James Timilty, State Rep. Jay Barrows, and State Rep. Elizabeth Poirier who all had kind words for Miller and Losiewicz. "I know …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday.
Newsweek has ranked high schools nationally, but the criteria the publication used left Mansfield High School off of the list. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college acceptance rates. In addition, instead of averaging the number of courses offered, this year Newsweek considered the percentage of students enrolled in AP, IB or Advance International Certificate courses. The final scores then …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Mansfield High School has released the names of the students that made honors.
Recently, Mansfield High School their released their honor roll for the second trimester of the 2012-13 school year. Overall, 285 students were given an honorable mention (average of 80-84). 423 students received honors (average of 85-89) and 395 students earned high honors (average of 90 or better). Nearly 74% of students at the high school earned some sort of honor for their grades during the first semester. To see who received an honorable mention and made the honor and high honor rolls, head over to the Mansfield High School website.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The ranking and award came from US News and World Report's high school rankings.
Mansfield High School is the 43rd best high school in Massachusetts according to a new report from US News and World Report. In addition, the school was given a silver medal, classifying the Mansfield school as a high-performing school with lower college readiness than those that earned a gold medal. On a four-point scale, Mansfield scored a 3.6 in proficiency in math and a 3.5 in proficiency in English. Both scores were above the state average. The 16:1 student-teacher radio was larger than the state average however. The high school earned a college readiness score of 28.5 which was near the state average. The score is measured on a scale that goes up to 100 and is created based on the amount of 12th graders that took and passed AP exams…
Thursday, April 25, 2013
The fiscal 2014 Mansfield school budget includes 12 new position.
Superintendent Brenda Hodges revealed a balance school budget this week when the Mansfield School Committee held a public hearing for the fiscal 2014 school budget. Coming in at about $42.5 million, the budget was the work of the committee, Hodges, and Town Manager Bill Ross who worked together to set priorities and figure out a budget that would work financially. "This has been an interesting exercise to work together on this rather than doing it separately and fighting it out in the media,” Ross said. The new budget does include savings from retired teachers but does take into consideration the hiring of 12 desired positions that would cost $635,000 The school committee initially started with 32 desired position but the need to …
Friday, April 12, 2013
The student documentary, "Smallpox, Big Difference" will be shown at a national competition at the University of Maryland.
On April 6th at Stoneham High School, Cody Henault, Marika Xifaras, Lindsay Kenney, and Wolk Karpf entered their documentary, "Smallpox, Big Difference" at the National History Day State Competition. Previously on March 3rd, these students had placed first in the regional competition, making them eligible to move on to the state competition The student filmmakers attended the event this weekend, previewing their documentary for the judges as well as fielding questions in an interview session afterwards. They were assessed based on historical quality, relation to theme (turning points in history), and clarity of presentation. Competing against nine other documentaries from around the state that had advanced from the regional competition in…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
The show opens up on April 18, with Mansfield native Olivia Khoshatefeh playing one of the leads.
Thursday, April 11
Release courtesy the University of Rhode Island Department of Theatre. The University of Rhode Island Department of Theatre will present Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, starting on Thursday, April 18. This production will feature several stellar graduating seniors who have dazzled audiences for most of their years in Kingston. The show will be staged April 18 to 20 and April 25 to 27 at 7:30 p.m., and April 21 and 28 at 3 p.m. in the Robert E. Will Theatre in the URI Fine Arts Center on the Kingston Campus. General admission for the performance is $20; $15 for seniors and URI faculty/staff; and $12 for students. Tickets can be purchased by calling (401) 874-5843 or online at www.uri.edu/theatre. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About …