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Mustang prepares to implement distance learning

Mustang Public Schools officials say they’re feeling an esprit de corps as they prepare to launch distance learning for the district’s 12,361 students beginning Monday. “There’s a feeling of ‘we’ve got this,’” spokesman Kirk Wilson said. Administrators are working around the clock to devise curriculum and educational delivery methods, he said. They have three objectives…

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Student input sought for post-COVID prom, mobile meals units launched

When it comes to the 2020 Mustang High School prom, officials are falling on the school’s greatest resource — its students. “Ceremonies and rites of passage are going to look very different,” said Mustang Superintendent Charles Bradley during a live-streamed special board meeting Tuesday. “It’s unfortunate for kids, and it’s unfortunate to parents.” Prior to…

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Board votes to delay $47M bond election

The Mustang School Board voted Tuesday to postpone its $47 million bond election to Aug. 25. The election had originally been set for April 7. Before voting, Superintendent Charles Bradley laid out the board’s options, which included canceling the election altogether and revisiting it at a later date, or postponing the vote. Bradley provided the…

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Hall of Fame nominees named

  Members of the Mustang Hall of Fame and the Mustang Chamber of Commerce board of directors held their annual dinner March 12. The hall of fame members shared stories of their own contributions to the community’s growth, praised each other’s impact and rejoiced in Mustang’s way of life. On the tables in the Town…

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City, schools make emergency plans

Mustang city and school officials have responded to the coronavirus crisis by closing activities while providing help with meals for people to pick up. In addition, Mustang Public Schools are making plans to launch web-based teaching tools. The schools, which were closed this week for spring break, will stay closed through April 6, spokesman Kirk…

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Banner roundabout project placed on hold

The Canadian County commissioners on Monday tabled a proposal to help fund a roundabout at State Highway 66 and Banner Road. The county’s share, $94,000, would fund the design work on the roundabout, Commission Marc Hader said. “It would get us in the queue to get this done, possibly within this calendar year,” he said. Commissioners David Anderson…

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OSSAA officials stress goal of resuming spring sports

Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association officials reiterated Tuesday in a news release that they have not written off sports during the coronavirus crisis. The release said OSSAA is committed to playing the remaining state basketball tournaments in Classes 2A through 6A as well as the spring sports schedules which were shut down last week. “We…

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MHS Project Graduation asks for help from the community

It’s an uncertain time for students in Oklahoma, with classes canceled until at least April 6, but Mustang’s Project Graduation team is still raising funds to put on a post-graduation party for seniors. There are a lot of ifs for this year’s celebration. Classes could resume April 6, and graduation could take place as scheduled.…

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Goodwill opens Mustang store

Goodwill will open its new Mustang store on Thursday, serving local shoppers and providing jobs to people who need help. Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma decided to open the store at 200 N. Mustang Road because of the community’s support, said Solara Sain, the organization’s vice president for retail. Its donation center near the Mustang…

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Pre-K helps students adjust to school

Kyla Johnson’s pre-K classroom at Prairie View Elementary School was a beehive of activity – all of it with a deliberate purpose – on a recent day. The day started with students walking in zigzagging paths as they greeted each other and Johnson to the tune “Hello Friends.” Everyone grouped around Payton Kellum as she…

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