Mustang Public Schools

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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Lady Broncos capture district title over Norman North

For an entire year the Mustang girls soccer team wanted revenge on Norman North. The Lady Timberwolves defeated the Lady Broncos last season in a de facto district championship in Norman. “The nerves were definitely up there. But I knew that we just had to come in and play a full 80-minute game and do…

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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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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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No one injured in Mustang bus accident

A Mustang Public Schools bus was involved in an accident at S.W. 89th Street and State Highway 4 before 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, school officials reported. The two adults on the bus were not injured, and no students were on the bus, the report said. A different bus was called into service for the route.

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Robotics team competes in Kansas competition

By Chris Eversole Mustang High School competed in the Robotics Competition Heartland Regional in Olathe, Kansas, last week. “It was a great experience, and we performed exceptionally well,” teacher Matt Moore said. The team earned the Imagery Award, which recognizes the team with the best overall appearance, including that of its robot, pit area and…

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Mustang girls advance with win over Bixby

MOORE— The postseason has begun for high schools around the state of Oklahoma. Mustang’s postseason began in Moore over the weekend with a 54-32 win over Bixby Thursday. “I thought we were a little uncertain in the first couple of minutes. But once we settled down, I thought we played a whole lot better,” said…

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Mustang senior named academic all-stater

A Mustang High School senior is one five Canadian County students who have been selected as an Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence Academic All-Stater. Heidi Askeland joins Yukon’s Dawson Simeroth, Okarche’s Katie Bomhoff and Piedmont’s Blake Cope and Brian Montgomery for the honor, which was announced earlier this week. Only 100 students across Oklahoma were selected…

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