Mustang Public Schools

Broncos’ cornerback becoming a rising star

As a freshman, Jacobe Johnson was just hoping to earn varsity playing time. By midseason, he was starting at cornerback for Mustang High School’s football squad. This off-season, Johnson is being touted as one of the state’s premier young defensive players. And his phenomenal athleticism is expected to be utilized on offense at receiver, too.…

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School bond projects near completion

Three Mustang Public Schools projects that complete the work funded by a $180 million bond issue are moving toward completion. This shows that the board of education is meeting the promises it made when voters approved the bond issue in 2017, Superintendent Charles Bradley said. The status of the projects is: • A two-story addition…

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MHS employee thwarts kidnapping attempt

Mustang High School paraprofessional Bobby Jackson is being extra vigilant of his grandchildren after he helped foil an attempted kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl east of Yukon. Jackson and his wife, Christa, were driving west on N.W. 23rd Street around 5 p.m. on May 13, on their way to get a bite to eat, when…

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School board regroups on bond issue

The Mustang Board of Education last week scrapped a planned bond issue and decided to consider an alternative that could go on the November general ballot. Superintendent Charles Bradley recommended the move – resulting from changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic – at a June 4 special meeting. “A lot has happened, and we need…

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Student equipment manager helped keep program going

Mustang High School head football coach Lee Blankenship and his staff have nicknamed him “Hand,” as in a cowboy “top hand” at a ranch. His name is Justin Wylder. He’s the energetic sophomore student assistant/equipment manager who has helped keep Mustang’s football operation running smoothly behind the scenes. This time of the school year, Wylder…

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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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Mustang businesses respond to crisis

Mustang businesses are making adjustments to the coronavirus crisis. All America bank is working with borrowers, said President Wade Huckabay. “They seem to be concerned about short-term cashflow obligations,” he said. “They’re asking to adjust their payments anywhere from two months to four months at this point in time. “So far, we are successful in…

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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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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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