Mustang Public Schools

Science academy features dramatic architecture

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews are scrambling to complete the new Mustang High School Science Academy in time for the first of day of school on Aug. 16. The new building will not only provide new laboratories and classrooms, but also will serve as an architectural landmark on the high school’s campus, Jason Pittenger, the…

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Mustang students see ACT improvement

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Mustang school officials are celebrating after Mustang High School’s junior scored 2% better on the ACT than their predecessors. The 721 juniors who took the spring 2019 ACT increased scores over 2018 juniors in all areas, leading to a 2.16% increase in the composite score. The achievement is more than a…

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Mustang grad signs MLB contract

By BRODY FELDMANN newseditor@mustangnews.info It might have taken more than a month, but Logan Glass has signed his first professional contract with the Chicago White Sox. “It is a dream come true,” Glass said. “It honestly didn’t hit me until I was leaving. I was like, ‘I can’t believe this is actually happening and actually…

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Mustang middle school nears completion

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Crews have finished building the structure of the new Mustang Central Middle School, and they’re working on the finishing touches. Crossland Con-struction is scheduled to turn the building over to the school district July 15, said Assistant Super-intendent Jason Pittenger. From there, the school district will install desks, computers and other…

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Mustang schools go for greatness with raises

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info The Mustang School District has a rosy financial picture, helping it give teachers bigger raises than it had expected – with the goal of keeping and attracting top educators. Chief Financial Officer Nancy McKay painted that picture at Monday’s school board meeting and in an interview later. Since the beginning of…

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Mustang deputy to become OKC assistant superintendent

Tracy Skinner, who was appointed as the deputy superintendent for the Mustang School District in January, has announced that she is leaving the district. Skinner was hired Monday to become the assistant superintendent for academics for the Oklahoma City School District, where she will join forces with former Mustang Superintendent Sean McDaniel. McDaniel served in…

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Native American storyteller enthralls kids

By CHRIS EVERSOLE newseditor@mustangnews.info Native American storyteller Will Hill was animated and humorous when he appeared as part of the Mustang Public Library’s summer program. He follows in the storytelling tradition of the Muscogean people, mixing tales of animals and nature with cultural references from today. As kids, Hill and his brothers spent summers with…

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Isaias Silva earns All-City top honor at event

As a freshman, Isaias Silva scored five goals, but as a sophomore the Bronco led Class 6A in goals with 26. On top of the 26 goals, Silva also collected 11 assists during the Broncos semifinal run. “I feel like I grew my mentality, and the speed of play at the high school level helped…

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Mustang Athletics reveals Hall of Fame inductees

In its second year, Mustang Athletic Department announced four individuals and one team will be inducted into the Mustang Athletics Hall of Fame. Charles Carpenter, Toby Daugherty, James Garner, Shane Hamman, and the 1984 girls’ volleyball team will go up in the hall of fame Aug. 24 at the Mustang Event Center. Toby Rowland will…

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Mustang teachers to receive second raise in three months

Despite receiving a pay increase less than two months ago, Mustang school officials announced this week that pay for teachers in the district could soon increase by another $1,220. That will bring the pay for a first-year teacher with no experience to $41,220. In April, the district announced it would increase the starting pay to…

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