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Mustang Unified Team takes up corn hole

The Mustang Special Olympic Unified Team joined eight other schools at Miller Stadium in Yukon Oct.1 for some games of corn hole. A total of 144 athletes and partners including 14 from Mustang competed for the first time in the sport as a Unified Team. Caleb Shouf, director for the Route 66 area, said corn…

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MPS grieves loss of another bus driver

Mustang Public Schools informed families Sept. 24 that bus driver Tammy Hutchison died of COVID-19. “We ask for everyone to please keep the family, friends and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers,” Superintendent Charles Bradley wrote in a release. Hutchison drove bus No. 7. She had been with the district for more than 20 years.…

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MPS experiences significant growth in primary schools

Stacy Edwards, assistant superintendent of elementary education, shared current student data in comparison to where Mustang Public Schools was after last year’s child count at Monday’s board meeting. School districts send their official student numbers to the state Oct. 1 each year, as part of the child count. As of Monday, MPS’ elementary level, which…

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Mask mandate fails at MPS elementaries

A motion to require masks at the elementary level throughout Mustang Public Schools failed at the district’s Monday Board of Education meeting. Member Jeff Landrith made the motion after inquiring if the board had plans to require masks districtwide, which would have followed four other districts throughout the state, including Yukon Public Schools. The motion…

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‘Quarantine opt-out’ no longer allowed at MPS

Mustang Public Schools updated its Learning Plan Aug. 27 to staff and families. Effective Aug. 28, quarantine opt-outs are no longer allowed for people who have identified as a close contact to someone with a positive COVID-19 case, officials said. The change comes after school officials received updated guidance from the Oklahoma State and Canadian…

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Crash ends Bronco Bus’s summer

Mustang Public Schools’ Bronco Bus will not make any additional stops this summer, due to a crash that occurred July 8, district officials said in a release Monday. There were no students on the bus at the time of the collision. The bus will not be active for the remaining stops this month — Thursday,…

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Five MPS sites identified for future bond renovations

Mustang Public Schools officials identified five schools of its 17 that need major HVAC renovations from future bond issues at the Monday board of education meeting. Assistant Superintendent of Operations Jason Pittenger presented an HVAC review of each district site to board members. He discussed each school’s system, controls, preventative maintenance and issues. While each…

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