Advanced Placement tests start next week

Grace Harvey – LRHS news

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS students are getting ready for the Advanced Placement (AP) tests that begin Monday. Tests for Monday include; Chemistry 7:30 a.m., Environmental Science 7:30 a.m., Psychology 11:30 a.m.

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Tuesday’s schedule for AP tests are; Computer Science A 7:30a.m., Spanish (language) 7:30 a.m., Art History 11:30 a.m., Physics 1 11:30 a.m.

Wednesday’s schedule is English Literature 7:30 a.m., Physics 2 11:30 a.m.

Thursday’s schedule is Calculus AB 7:30 a.m., Calculus BC 11:30.

Friday – US History 7:30 a.m.

Monday May 9 – Biology 7:30 a.m., Physics C (mechanics) 11:30 a.m., Physics C (electricity magnetism) 1:30 p.m.

Tuesday – U.S Government 7:30 a.m., French 11:30 a.m., Spanish (literature) 11:30

Wednesday – English Language and Composition 7:30 a.m., Macroeconomics 11:30 a.m.

Thursday – World History 7:30 a.m., Statistics 11:30 a.m.

Friday – Microeconomics 7:30 a.m.

LRHS assistant principal Dr. Melinda Lundy said, “All tests will be held at Lakewood Ranch High School, except AP psychology and US history, both will be taken at Bayside Community Church on Highway 64.”

TV production seeks senior video contributions

Michael Rogers – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS class of 2016 is graduating soon.  That means the annual senior video will debut on June 1. Seniors will walk down memory lane at the graduation ceremony as they watch a compilation of their best moment.

The video is a picture compilation highlighting students’ memories and experiences in their four years at LRHS. The video is being edited by seniors Melissa Ackaway and Sophia Masterson.

Ackaway and Masterson are seeking pictures for the video.  They are taking submissions that are originally from computers, devices, or archives, and not social media.

LRHS TV production teacher Bryon Stedman said anyone who would like to submit materials should contact the appropriate member of the TV production team.

Kids: Lauren Cohen

Homecoming: Layne Thompson

Sports: Tyler Broderick

Campus: Danny Riordan

Out and About: Josh Davis

Vacations: Elliana Mortellaro

Clubs: Sydney Wolf

School Spirit: Sierra Camuto

War comes to LRHS (71 years after the fact)

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World War II reenactors explain the past to Mustangs

Sam Harris– LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The art of teaching history has become very real as world history teachers William Wallin, Kyle Steinburg and Rob Motes have put on LRHS’s first World War II reenactment. Students have the opportunity to learn about different weapons, outfits, and battles soldiers went through.

Wallin’s idea of recreating WWII stemmed from his personal hobby of reenacting past

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World War II reenactors explain the past to Mustangs

battles. He first found his passion five years ago, and has continued to engage in these reenactments eight to nine times each year.

“My favorite part of reenacting wars is getting to ride on tanks and train people. We get to play soldier out in the field,” Wallin said. Students get to learn about soldiers’ equipment,

struggles and hardships, along with important events such as D-Day, the 1944 invasion of Nazi occupied France.

Many students find it easier to learn from events such as this rather than just worksheets. Sophomore Ijonie Lewis said, “I learned that if a gas mask turns a different color you need to put it on so you don’t inhale it. Also that the soldiers carried gear and wore four to five pound helmets.”

Wallin is planning on doing another reenactment for next year’s classes.

Big day arrives – LRHS prom

Julia Ayers – LRHS News

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With only hours left to go, LRHS Mustangs Friday were making their last minute preparations to prepare for their big prom night.

As people were leaving school, sophomore Whitney Ballard-Hall said “everyone is leaving school to get ready, my last period class is going to be boring because no one will be there. Next year I want to go to prom since I couldn’t this year.”

Some Mustangs have more pre-prom excitement then others.

“I’m so excited, I can’t wait,” said junior Ayse Ongan.  “This is my first time going to prom and it’s very stressful. I liked finding a dress and I found mine the first day I went looking.  I don’t have a date so I’m going with friends and we are going to take cute pictures and dance.”

Not all Mustangs will attend prom but even those who don’t can celebrate this magical night.

“This year I wont be going to prom but I’m really looking forward to hanging out with my friends after its over and hearing all the stories,’ said LRHS junior Spencer Blount.