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District participating in this week's OSBA Capital Conference in Columbus

The Spanish Immersion School, a 2016 National Title I Distinguished School, will join Springmill STEM Elementary at the Student Achievement Fair during the Ohio School Boards Association’s Capital Conference in Columbus.

      Mansfield City Schools is well represented this week at the Ohio School Boards Association’s 2017 Capital Conference and Trade Show at the Greater Columbus Convention Center.

      Superintendent Brian Garverick, Treasurer Robert Kuehnel and Board of Education members Renda Cline and Cheryl Weber are participating in the 62nd annual conference, billed as the nation’s second-largest education convention. The conference opened Sunday and will continue through Tuesday.

      More than 9,000 school board members, administrators, district staff, students and others are expected to attend.

      Gov. John Kasich addressed Monday morning’s opening general session.

      On Tuesday the district’s Spanish Immersion School and Springmill STEM Elementary School will be featured at the conference’s Student Achievement Fair.

      “We are very proud to have two schools among only 100 statewide selected for the Student Achievement Fair,” Garverick said. “Conference participants from throughout Ohio will have an opportunity to see the unique learning opportunities offered at the Spanish Immersion School and Springmill STEM Elementary.”

      The Spanish Immersion School will be represented by Principal Gabe Costa, second-grade teacher Maria Burris, fourth-grader Aryah Beuford and seventh-grader Adam Kern.

      In the Student Achievement Fair guide, visitors are invited to visit the Spanish Immersion School booth to “learn how this school has closed the achievement gap among student subgroups while teaching a second language to kindergarten through eighth-grade students and earning state, national and international recognition.”

      Principal David Gilbert and math coach Meg Strong will greet visitors to the Springmill STEM Elementary booth, which will feature a video about the school created by Mark Morich, Mansfield Senior High digital media teacher.

      The fair’s program encourages visitors to discover how Springmill STEM Elementary “complements core academics with scientific inquiry and a rigorous, diverse, project-based curriculum that emphasizes the role of science, technology, engineering and math.”

      The three-day conference also includes more than 150 breakout sessions led by experts in virtually every aspect of education. 

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