Mustang Public Schools

Mustang graduates carve a niche in woodworking

By Kirk Wilson – Mustang Public Schools During graduation on May 17, three Mustang High School seniors found out via text message that their woodworking projects had been accepted into a national woodworking competition. The North American Wood-working Contest will be held July 17-20 in Las Vegas. The Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers Fair…

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Class of 2019 crosses stage of Lloyd Noble Center

By Chris Eversole Families and friends joined the Mustang High Schools Class of 2019 in their commencement exercise Friday. The crowd filled Lloyd Noble Center on campus of the University of Oklahoma, except for the section behind the stage. About 700 seniors participated in the ceremony for this, the largest graduating class in the history…

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Keanon Simon resigns from Mustang

After three seasons, Mustang’s baseball coach Keanon Simon resigned Tuesday. “We appreciate the things Keanon did for us. We appreciate the three years he has been here,” Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Simon led the Broncos to two state tournament appearances and a state championship in 2017. In his three seasons, Simon compiled a 72-44…

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ROTC instructor recruits students for Memorial Marathon

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School will be well represented Sunday at the 2019 Memorial Marathon. JROTC instructor Jorge Moreira, a retired Army master sergeant, is serving as one of the marathon’s ambassadors. He recruited two girls and three boys to run the event. In preparation for the Memorial Marathon, the students ran several events,…

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School board, union agree to $40K base pay for Mustang district teachers

By Larissa Copeland Starting teachers in the Mustang School District will earn $2,000 more than first-year teachers did last year after the school board approved an agreement with the Mustang Education Association. The decision came during an April 11 special meeting of the school board. Under the new salary schedule, first-year certified Mustang teachers will…

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Lebsack named Mustang Middle School principal

On April 11, the Mustang Public School Board approved the hiring of Diana Lebsack to lead Mustang Middle School. When Principal Kathy Knowles decided to take the lead at Mustang High School earlier this month, Mustang Public Schools worked quickly to secure her replacement at Mustang Middle School. The search ended at Yukon Middle School.…

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New performing arts center faces budget trims

By Chris Eversole The Mustang Board of Education sees the new performing arts center as the school district’s showplace, but a tough construction market may lessen its visual impact. Board member Jeff Landrith complained about the possible trims on the building at Monday’s board meeting. He noted that the board set high expectations when it…

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New high school principal, others hired

By Chris Eversole Superintendent Charles Bradley has appointed Kathy Knowles as Mustang High School’s principal. She replaces Teresa Wilkerson, who is moving to Shawnee Public Schools as assistant superintendent of personnel. Knowles is in her fifth years as principal of Mustang South Middle School, and she has been an educator for 18 years. “I’m excited…

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Mustang names Scott Hodges as its next head basketball coach

Mustang boys basketball has named its fourth head coach in as many seasons. Westmoore’s Scott Hodges was named the Mustang boys head basketball coach Monday at the school board meeting. “He is the guy I wanted, and he is coming. He is going to be a good one,” Mustang Athletic Director Robert Foreman said. Hodges…

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