Manatee District Schools Closed Until April 30

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Following guidelines from the Florida Department of Education, School District of Manatee County schools will remain closed to students through Thursday, April 30, 2020. All extracurricular activities, including all athletic contests, are cancelled through April 30th as well.  Students will continue to learn and teachers will continue to teach through the district’s…

BREAKING – Officials addressing Schoology issues

Special announcement from the School District of Manatee County Our eLearning platform, Schoology, is experiencing delays in service today due to the high volume of new users across the country. The company is aware of the problem and working to resolve the issues as quickly as possible. Please have your student attempt to log in…

LRHS news updates to continue despite campus closing

Manoela Dos Santos – Mustangs Ahead Senior Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Despite LRHS’s new online virtual learning setup, “Mustangs Ahead” journalists will continue to publish stories. In this time of uncertainty, it is our responsibility to update our readers and the LRHS community on important information and narratives from our students and teachers. “Despite the…

LRHS provides online resources to ease eLearning

Anna Stock – Mustangs Ahead   (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Schools across Manatee county start eLearning on Monday.  Although this can be a confusing time for Mustangs and parents the LRHS website provides important links and information that can offer clarity.   With schoolwork now being directed to eLearning, there is important information online with details explaining how to access schoolwork as well as how to login at home.   On the…

READ: A March 25 Corona Virus update to the LRHS community

To Lakewood Ranch Students, Parents, Employees and Community: The Florida Department of Health in Manatee County has confirmed a case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) associated with Lakewood Ranch High School. It is critically important that information pertaining to any individual identified to have COVID-19 is completely confidential as required by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability…

School officials provide key online education information

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Manatee school officials have released some important information as the district transfers to online learning.   Officials have released an eLearning Handbook that explains to teachers, parents, students and other stakeholders the key expectations of the transition. Meanwhile, instructions to access online materials are available on the LRHS website.  For convenience, those…

Schools closed through April 15, classes go online

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida Department of Education officials announced that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), public school students in the state of Florida will not return to school until Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at the earliest. That means school districts across the state, including the School District of Manatee County,…

Seniors face particular fourth quarter issues

Hiral Patel – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As the end of the year approaches, LRHS seniors are preparing for graduation. Seniors need 24 credits to graduate, as well as other specific required courses, such as an online class. “Talk to your counselors and make sure you have all your credits in order to graduate,”…

Mustang wrestler finishes sixth in state

Daniel Hernandez – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Two LRHS Boys’ varsity wrestlers competed in state finals last week. Seniors Colby Keane and Angelo LaFrese were the only LRHS wrestlers to compete. Keane placed sixth in the state tournament in the 160 pound weight class at 3A and made the medal stand. Unfortunately, LaFrese’s season…

District officials release latest COVID-19 advisory

Jenelle Bayor- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Washing hands is something that everyone should be doing on a normal basis, but it’s needed now more than ever. The Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been spreading around the world and Manatee School District officals have given Mustangs a guidelines sheet to bring home with all the necessary guidelines…

Mustangs recognize inspirational women

Lucas Scott – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)– March is Women’s History Month and many Mustangs are recognizing their female role models. Mustang senior Leah Lurie who said she is inspired by Amy Poehler, a Canadian actress and star famous for her work on “Saturday Night Live” and “Parks and Recreation.” Lurie said that Poehler…

Mustangs appreciate women’s historical contribution

Mariska VanLinder – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- March is recognized as National Women’s History Month. Women’s History Month is dedicated to reflect on the contributions of women to United States history. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the week of Mar. 8 as National Women’s History Week. This week…