Picture makeup scheduled for Thursday

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS underclassmen who missed picture day have the opportunity to make up their photos on Thursday, Jan. 21. Mustangs can report to the school auditorium lobby, where Cady Studios will take photos. The studio will be available from 7:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Stay updated on…

New LRHS club to focus on kindness

Cassidy McLellan- Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Florida schools are working to promote mental health awareness by spreading kindness and compassion. According to the Florida Department of Education, “Florida’s First Lady Casey DeSantis is launching HOPE Ambassadors to encourage leaders like you to commit to serving as kindness and compassion mentors in their schools and…

Mustang esports unveils new competitions

Cameron Madison – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Mustangs esports team is coming off a 6-2 record and a quarterfinal appearance in the PlayVS eastern regional league. With a new season coming up the program is adding new games to their line up including “Madden,” “FIFA,” “League of Legends,” “Smite” and “Super Smash…

Veteran teacher, HOSA adviser retires

Emma Tullio – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – After 17 years of teaching at LRHS, physical education teacher and HOSA Future Healthcare Providers adviser Carol Lidey will be retiring. Lidey started working at the Ranch in 2004 and will be retiring Friday. “I found that the most rewarding aspect of my job was the…

Mustangs start 2021 Fair with a win

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Manatee County Fair begins on Thursday, Jan. 14 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 24 at the Manatee County Fairgrounds in Palmetto, FL. LRHS FFA members will be active throughout the duration of the fair by showing off their work in areas such as beef breeding,…

New BioChem club seeks members

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- A brand new LRHS BioChem club is opening and are asking all Mustangs interested in biology, chemistry, or other sciences to join. Meetings will be held every Monday at 5 p.m. through Schoology conferences starting Monday, Jan. 11. Senior Anna Huszar stated, “BioChem club is perfect for…

LRHS parking safety increasingly important

Morgan McCabe– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With hybrid Mustangs back to school full time the LRHS parking lot has gotten busy. That means increased traffic extra safety measures are being taken to protect Mustangs. Discipline dean Jacob Sponsel stated, “All cars should have a visible parking pass on their car and must be parked…

Senior deadlines approach

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS seniors are reminded of a few important deadlines for this month. The last day for seniors to order Class of 2021 senior sweatshirts is Jan. 31. Mustangs who ordered from the first launch of the sweatshirts can pick up their sweatshirts from room 572 during…

LRHS junior starts community environmental effort

Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead (Lakewood Ranch, FL)- The Youth Environmental Action Committee of Manatee County (YEAC) is looking for members in the community. YEAC is a group of Manatee County students, aged 14-18, that helps create an eco-friendly community. LRHS junior Ally Adamo founded the committee in late 2020. Adamo stated, “I am excited to…

LRHS schedule, lunches adjusted for Semester Two

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Students returning to LRHS Wednesday, Jan. 6 may notice a slightly different bell schedule. The end of hybrid classes and the return of formerly online students have prompted the administration to make a few adjustments. “With the elimination of the hybrid modality we are going to see a significant increase in…

Mustangs for Kids donating books for kids

Margarita Lopez– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) –  The LRHS Mustangs for Kids club is collecting books for the children at Shriners hospital this Christmas. “This was actually my idea,” said club president junior Erin Elizabeth Purcell.  “I learned that the free books in the library were to be thrown away if they weren’t taken…

Early student release goes paperless

Mariska VanLinder- Mustangs Ahead Staff Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS parents have a new procedure to take their student out of school early. LRHS has created a new Early Release Form in an effort to go paperless. The Early Release Form can be found on the school’s website under the “Parents” tab. Parents can fill…