Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sending 24 students to the Attleboro Area Day Games, Mansfield High School held their annual Special Olympics Pep Rally.
With the Mansfield High School students and special guests such as Wally the Green Monster on hand, the annual Special Olympics pep rally was held for the 24 students who will compete in the Attleboro Day Games on May 21 at North Attleboro High School. A jammed pack gym at Mansfield High School greeted the athletes and heard speeches including one from former Norwood hockey player Matt Brown. In 2010, Brown was paralyzed after suffering a hit into the boards during a hockey game. The guests of honor all received a special certificate and a letter for their participation in the games.
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 …
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.
Mr. Donald F. Sheldon enjoyed flying at Mansfield Airport for a number of years.
Donald F. Sheldon, age 79, of Deltona, Florida, formerly of Mansfield passed away on Monday, April 29, 2013 at the Hospice Care of Volusia and Flagler Counties in Orange City. He was the beloved husband of the late Geraldine A. (Philben) Sheldon to whom he was wed for 51 years at the time of her death on Jan. 6, 2007. Born in Norwood, on June 3, 1933, he was a son of the late Edward J., Sr. and Nellie (Fallon) Sheldon. He grew up in Mansfield and was a 1950 graduate of Mansfield High School. During the Korean War he proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy, stationed at Key West Naval Air Station in Boca Chica, Florida. He was honorably discharged from the service on Aug. 5, 1955 with the rank of Yeoman Second Class…
Monday, April 29, 2013
The event is to raise awareness and money for former Mansfield resident Jessica Cochrane who suffers from Gardner Syndrome.
The family of former Mansfield resident Jessica Cochrane will hold a family fun day on May 4 to help raise money and awareness for Gardner Syndrome. Cochrane, who now lives in North Attleboro, sufferers from the condition and has gone though multiple surgeries, included the removal of her large intestine on early this year as part of an effort to prevent colon cancer from forming. The day of fun and games will help raise money for Cochrane and lessen the financial burden that comes with being unable to work while recovering from the surgeries. Special guests and performances at the event includes singer Shanna Jackman, a demonstration from Personal Best Karate, and members of the Rev Girls. Admission to the event is $5 for adults and $3 …
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…
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…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Local businesses share the trends they see before prom season.
Prom is coming up in Mansfield, and local businesses are getting ready. Jen McDonald, owner of Jennerations Salon, said that right now, Waterfall Braids are the most popular hairstyle for the Mansfield prom, followed closely by French Braids. McDonald said also Shellac nails are the most popular manicure, which is a gel covering dried by ultraviolet light. McDonald added they use protective gloves during the drying process. Elise Gately, who works at Stobbarts Flowers, said recently wrist corsages have been very popular, but she said she thinks traditional corsages will be coming back in the next year or so. “Hopefully they’ll be back soon,” she said. “It does vary by town though.”
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Alex Ruddy admitted to assaulting a student
Mansfield High School student and football captain Alex Ruddy admitted in Attleboro District Court yesterday to assaulting another student with his belt according to the Sun Chronicle. The peal-bargain deal, where Ruddy admitted to committing assault and battery, a misdemeanor, will allow Ruddy to return to school. The case was continued without a finding for one year with probation and will be dismissed if Ruddy is able to stay out of trouble. Ruddy was removed from school and arrested on assault and battery charges related to a March 15 incident where he struck another student with a belt in the boys' locker room at Mansfield High School. According to a police report, Ruddy did apologize after the incident.