Monday, September 17, 2012
Mansfield numbers down as of now, but may change later.
Superintendant of schools Brenda Hodges said that enrollment in Mansfield is down currently across the board. While the implication of this is that costs for the schools could go down this year in the budget, but Hodges said that these enrollment numbers could easily fluctuate. “This will change probably in the next couple of weeks,” she said. Mansfield High School has 1,404 students enrolled, 1,131 students at the Qualters Middle-School, Jordan Jackson Elementary has 1,065 students and Robinson Elementary has 839 students. This year, as part of a statewide full-day initiative for kindergarten, the Mansfield school committee introduced a full-day kindergarten program that includes six classrooms. The program started in late winter when …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
The following is from the Mansfield Public Schools.
Student Conduct Students who violate any of the "RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SCHOOL BUS PUPILS" may, at the discretion of the Administration, have their bus privileges suspended and/or be suspended from school. All other school rules and regulations governing student conduct will be enforced on school buses as they are in the school buildings. RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR SCHOOL BUS PUPILS Your school day begins when you board the school bus and ends when you are returned. You come under the jurisdiction of the school administration during this entire period. It is a privilege to ride the school bus. If you are not well behaved, courteous, and/or endanger the health or safety of other pupils, this privilege may be taken away form you. …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Photos from Saturday's Character Breakfast at Jordan Jackson in Mansfield.
Monday, March 19, 2012
"Special thanks to everyone who supported the Character Breakfast in Mansfield on March 17th to benefit the Chernobyl Children Project USA, Inc," said Kerry Payson. Saturday, March 17, 9-11 a.m. at the Jordan/Jackson School Cafeteria, 265 East St., Mansfield. The Chernobyl Children Project USA is the largest organization in the U.S. that provides medical treatment and respite care for children from the Chernobyl-affected areas of Belarus, Russia and Ukraine.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Breakfast in Mansfield to benefit The Chernobyl Children Project USA Inc.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Mansfield’s 7th Annual Meet & Greet Character Breakfast to benefit The Chernobyl Children Project USA Inc. will be held Saturday, March 17, 9-11 a.m. at the Jordan/Jackson School Cafeteria, 265 East St., Mansfield. Enjoy a light breakfast of muffins, donuts, coffee, and more. Bring your cameras and take an unlimited number of pictures of your child or grandchildwith 12 of his or her favorite characters. Have your child's face painted. Get a signed autograph from Lyle the Crocodile, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Cinderella, Batman, Spiderman, Darth Vader, Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse, Winnie the Pooh, Curious George, Bugs Bunny, and Sylvester. Cost is $7 per person in advance, $8 per person at the door. All proceeds will support children …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
A look at the 2012-2013 school year budget plans for Jordan Jackson.
The Mansfield School Committee discussed their budget plans for the coming year on Tuesday during a budget hearing. During the hearing, every aspect of budget increases was discussed. What stood out, though, was the requests for new personnel at the Jordan Jackson School. Currently on the school administration's top ten requests, Jordan Jackson has the highest number of requests of any one department. The school also has the highest cost of requests, $130,000 out of a total of $433,280 for the entire budget increase request. During the meeting, co-principals Kathleen Podesky and Teresa Murphy discussed why the school needed that additional staff (as well as two other positions that didn't make it to the administration's top ten list. “At …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
A summary of the events at the Mansfield Oct. 18 School Committee meeting.
Jordan/Jackson Elementary School Principals Kathleen Podesky and Teresa Murphy came with several students of the school to present the Weather program. The program is a science based initiative that invites two students a day to analyze data from the a weather station in the school and get wind speed, temperature and humidity levels for the day. The weather report also determines whether or not the school's students will have an indoor or outdoor recess. Director of Food Services for Mansfield Public Schools Dawn Langtry came in and discussed the current meal plan. The presentation dealt with many issues facing food services, but mainly addressed the transition of nutritious food types, for instance the removal of any drink not water, 100…
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Family and friends gather for special morning with teachers and administration.
It was not called a graduation, but it sure felt that way. On this beautiful, sunny summer day, teachers escorted 370 fifth graders from the Jordan/Jackson Elementary school to the Mansfield High School Auditorium where the students were honored for completing their five years in grade school. Principals Teresa Murphy and Kathleen Podesky moderated the program and members of the JJ choir led family and friends in the pledge. In two separate sessions, teachers shared heartfelt warmth and words of encouragement to their students before calling them up individually to accept a Certificate of Achievement. The first session actually ended in song! Congratulations Class of 2018!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
EnVisionMath and GoMath! were debated and tested over the year, and teachers have found their favorite.
The Mansfield Elementary mathematics program is outdated, according to Superintendent Brenda Hodges and Jordan/Jackson Co Principal Teresa Murphy. Murphy presented a report to the committee detailing the process of getting back on track. Currently, the K-5 grades are using the Every Day Math curriculum program, which, Hodges said, is about 60 percent out of sync with Common Core Standards. "We're supplementing our current program," she said. Teachers from grades K-5 have been trying out two new programs since the summer that are designed around the CCS. The CCS is a program lead by National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to apparently make education more consistent and up to …