Mansfield High Spring Letter

From Anesha Ross, Principal

The spring semester is off to a great start! We are so excited to see all of our students taking advantage of the many opportunities we have on campus for them to participate in, from athletic and academic competitions to extracurricular activities. The spring semester is always a busy one, and it goes by fast!

We are thoroughly enjoying our Parent and Community Liaison, Ms. Kay Claiborne. Her role includes but is not limited to: communicating with parents and community members regarding student attendance and the social/emotional well-being of our students. Ms. Claiborne communicates with students and families on a daily basis and is a huge support to the Wolverine family! We appreciate all that she does for our community.

What’s going on with Wolverine athletics? We are in full swing with basketball season and are nearing the playoffs already! Thanks to our new Athletic Director, Coach Barbay, we’ve added Powerlifting to our list of sports that we offer! The students are loving it; we have female and male students traveling to compete. Last week, we hosted our first Powerlifting match, and the field house was PACKED! Baseball, softball and track all kickoff this month as well, and we sure are looking forward to supporting them as well, as all three sports made it to the playoffs last year, and of course TRACK TOOK STATE!

Prom will be held on Saturday, April 22nd in Mansfield for our juniors and seniors who purchased tickets. For the safety of our students, we will not be accepting money at the door for prom. All tickets must be purchased in advance, and the deadline is Friday, March 3rd. Students who purchased their tickets during the fall semester have been in charge of planning Prom! They are enjoying this process very much!

Please do not forget our Junior Class Ring Ceremony is scheduled for April 12, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. We started communicating in November, and the deadline to sign up was this week. Letters were mailed out to all junior class families as well during the fall semester. We have a record number of students who signed up to participate in the ceremony…50 students, over half of the junior class! We cannot wait to celebrate these students that evening with their families! It is going to be a memorable occasion!

Senior t-shirts were also ordered because 21 seniors indicated that they wanted a shirt. However, only two seniors have paid for their shirts. Shirts can be purchased in the front office. We want the students to be able to take a senior class picture with their shirts. Once all shirts have been purchased then we can move on to discussing the purchasing of senior banners. This is an exciting time for our seniors, and we don’t want to waste any more time making this last semester special for them and their families!

Graduation is scheduled for Friday, May 12th 7:00 p.m. at Washington-Taylor-Rodgers Stadium, weather permitting, and we are thrilled to begin planning! All DeSoto Parish seniors’ last day of school is May 4, 2023. Please ensure that your senior is on track for graduation in May! Reach out to us if you have any concerns regarding their grades, attendance, ACT score, or WorkKeys score. We want all of our seniors to graduate in May with the highest distinctions possible!

We have so many activities happening on campus, but we cannot forget our number one priority of academics. Please continue to encourage your students to turn in all classwork on time, arrive at school on time daily and maintain a good attendance record. Poor attendance and tardiness to school can lead to a student not graduating with his or her class, repeating courses, being placed in detention, Saturday attendance recovery, or suspension. We need and want all of our Wolverines on campus every day and on time ready to learn.

Please take advantage of our free after- school tutoring that we hold Mondays-Thursdays, 3:00-4:30 p.m. We provide snacks and transportation. Our after-school tutoring attendance has been low.. Please encourage your students to attend and receive the extra help from our dedicated faculty who have committed to staying after school each day.

As you can tell, we are wasting no time planning events for our students. I ask that you please keep the lines of communication open with your student so that you can know all things that are happening on campus and not miss any important deadlines. Also, please answer all school phone calls, look out for text messages from us, and visit our school website and social media accounts daily. Please ensure that we have accurate phone numbers and physical addresses on file so that you can receive all phone calls, text messages and letters such as these that we send home.

I ask that you please continue to support us, as my faculty and staff are working tirelessly each day on behalf of our students. We love your students and love what we do! WE ARE MANSFIELD! Should you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to me directly in person, phone call or email. There are some absolutely amazing things happening here, and we want everyone to be a part of these.