Mustang Public Schools

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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Trail named Horizon’s teacher of the year

By Shannon Rigsby Monica Trail, Horizon Intermediate School’s teacher of the year, remembers sitting in class when she was in the sixth grade, thinking, “There is no way I want to grow up and write on a chalkboard all day long.” She loved children, begging mothers at her church to let her babysit. A desire…

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HISTORY IN THE MAKING

OKLAHOMA CITY – Walking into the Jim Norick Arena on the last weekend of February brings a sight of wrestling mats covering the arena floor. Mustang wrestling entered the arena with 10 individuals Friday looking for a state title and walked away Saturday with an historic finish. “I knew it would be like this. Everyone…

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Thomas, Lovelace run for school board

By Chris Eversole All voters within the Mustang school district are eligible to vote on a school board seat Tuesday. The election is being held as part of the primary election because it fills the seat vacated when Dr. Jim Davis resigned. The board appointed Todd Lovelace to fill the seat until an election could…

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