Over 200 LRHS Mustangs are also SCF Manatees

 Josh Rossi – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS dual enrollment students begin their State College of Florida (SCF) classes this week. Over 200 Lakewood Ranch seniors are a part of the dual enrollment program. Students attending SCF filter classes into their schedule here at LRHS. Classes and textbooks for dual enrollment students are paid…

Tech students building robotics lab

Josh Rossi – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS robotic program is building a robotics lab in technology teacher Ben Long’s room. The lab is to be used primarily for VEX Robotics and the Technology Students Association (TSA). The funding for the lab was raised by the robotics students themselves. The robotics program has…

Community service forms available in guidance office

Mikaela Campbell and Tanna Cochrane – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Despite what many Mustangs may think, there is no volunteer/community service requirement for graduation. However, many clubs around the school and the Bright Futures scholarships require volunteer hours. LRHS community service applications are available in the school guidance office and on the school…

No school Monday, Tuesday’s even

– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) –  LRHS will be closed on Monday, Sep. 3, for Labor Day. This is the first three-day weekend under the school’s new schedule.  Despite the day off, the odd/even days will remain the same. That means that Tuesday, Sep. 4 will be an even day. According to assistant principal…

Even too wet to swim…meet postponed

Jenelle Bayor – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS swim team was supposed to host their first home meet at the Lakewood Ranch YMCA Wednesday. The Mustangs were ready to compete against Bayshore High School and Bradenton Christian, but the meet was cancelled due to the weather. This would have been freshman Phoebe Duval’s…

SGA announces Homecoming ’18 themes and events

Ally Ellis – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As LRHS’ September homecoming spirit week quickly approaches, the Student Government Assocation (SGA) has announced each day’s theme and the different events that will be taking place. To kick off the week, Monday, Sept. 10 will be Disney vs. Nickelodeon day. The event that night will be…

PSATs offer Mustangs opportunities

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Registration for PSATs is open now, and here’s some useful information for those wanting to test. “They’ll need to go to the Guidance Office and see guidance clerk Sara Klene, register, pay the $20 fee, and pick up a study guide,” said LRHS testing coordinator Jeffery…

Band and color guard working for honors

Chloe Nelson – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’ color guard is practicing three times a week, working diligently in the classroom and honing their show to prepare for their first public performance this Friday at the Bayshore football game. Junior Kenzie Horner is excited about this year’s show and is hoping for success at…

Silver Stars hope summer practice brings success

Madison Cartano – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Silver Stars dance team trained hard over the summer to ensure that this season would be a success. The team practiced two days a week over the summer and that does not include the 12 one-hour workouts that the dancers were required to complete by…

Mustang football prepares for Bruins

Rachel Lamoureaux and Olivia Loop – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS varsity football Mustangs are ready to travel to Bayshore High School Friday to take on the Bruins.  The game is scheduled to start at 7:30. This will be new LRHS head coach Chris Culton’s first-time coaching against Bayshore. Culton has had…

Officials praise rainy Back-To-School Night success

Emily Wood – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustang parents and staff enjoyed a successful Back to School Night Wednesday. The bell rang at 5:55 p.m. for parents to go to first period. In first period, parents got their children’s daily schedules. Assistant principal Melinda Lundy said, “Back to School Night was once again…