Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead Junior Associate Editor

Incoming Mustangs hear from club members at open house

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – An estimated 800 people attended an LRHS open house for all incoming Mustangs Wednesday night.

Incoming 2022-23 students and their families went to an informational meeting led by Principal Dustin Dahlquist in the auditorium and a club fair led by Mustangs and teachers.

Dahlquist said, “We are here to support and to inspire our incoming Mustangs.”

Dahlquist announced at the meeting that LRHS is expanding in order to accommodate the growing number of students.

There will be a new building behind building five, making 20 new modern classrooms. This project is expected to be done by the beginning of the 2023-2024 school year.

The media center is also getting remodeled and is expected to be finished by the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year.

“We feel that this is the best option for the Mustangs in order to make them feel comfortable,” continued Dahlquist.

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College board representative Stephane Tate spoke about the Advanced Placement (AP) and dual-enrollment options available to Mustangs.

LRHS mascot Klumpy welcomes Alexis McInreney (l) and a friend

“This school offers so many AP courses and incredible opportunities to take courses you are interested in,” explained Tate.

The incoming Mustangs were given cards to be filled out by various club representatives in order to enter a raffle to win an LRHS started pack.

LRHS drama director Roxane Caravan said, “I think it’s nice for incoming freshmen to see all the fun opportunities and the variety of extracurriculars offered.”

Senior Reeves Fairey said, “I love seeing the smiles and excitement of the incoming Mustangs. I think knowing what we have to offer has been very reassuring to them.”