LRHS cheerleaders fight cancer

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Sunday, Sept. 20 the American Cancer Society (ACS) will host a “Lighting of Luminarias” ceremony at Lakewood Ranch Main Street…and LRHS cheerleaders are helping. The ceremony will include lighting candles in decorated paper bags (luminarias). Each bag honors a family member or friend who was diagnosed…

LRHS schedules SAC meeting

Cassidy McLellan– Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) –The Lakewood Ranch High School Advisory Counsil (SAC) is holding a meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 22 at six p.m. on Microsoft Teams.   Any parents interested in joining should email LRHS assistant principal Michael Staker for an invitation to attend.   “The LRHS SAC is an opportunity for the community to learn more about our school,” said Staker, “It also allows parents to get information that they might not have gotten from…

Mustang geometry students can opt out of Algebra 1 test

Katie Foley – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The world has been in a constant state of change since March. This is especially true for end of course exams (EOC). Before shifting to e-Learning last year, LRHS freshmen taking Algebra 1 were expected to take an EOC to show they mastered the material. However,…

Mustangs offered free lunches

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -LRHS is now providing free breakfast and lunch for all Mustangs age 18 and under each day of the school week. Mustangs who attend daily class in-person will be provided with a breakfast each morning and will receive a lunch during their regularly scheduled lunchtimes. Hybrid students…

Progress reports out this week

                                                  Erica Kennedy – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Quarter one is almost halfway over, and that means progress reports are in on the way. Progress reports are set to be distributed on Wednesday, Sept 16, and teachers are required to have all their grades in by 10 p.m., Sept. 15. Stay updated on…

Club meetings possible at LRHS

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead   (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Clubs have officially been restarted at the Ranch for the 2020-2021 school year. All clubs and activities will decide between virtual meeting and in person meetings on campus.  In order to meet on campus, clubs must contact administrator Thomas Bellantonio, who oversees all LRHS clubs.  “Clubs and activities will be able to meet on the…

LRHS FFA already busy

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – While COVID-19 has changed many things around LRHS, the nationally-recognized agriculture department is doing everything they can to keep things as normal as possible.   Mustangs from both the agriculture program and FFA have had to adjust to following the CDC’s guideline while providing the best level of care they can for their animals.  This includes socially distancing and wearing masks even…

New facilities help Mustangs fight COVID-19

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Due to COVID-19, there have been many changes around campus to keep Mustangs safe.  The latest additions to the Ranch are the new hand washing stations set up around campus.  Mustangs can now quickly and conveniently wash their hands in between classes around the courtyard.  Plant manager Sergio Rubio, who was responsible for installing the new sink stations said, “The…

Marching band eager to perform

Meghan Llamas – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- With a new school year and a new global pandemic, this upcoming year has presented many challenges, but the LRHS Marching Band won’t let it get them down. The marching band started their in-person practices last week but held virtual practices throughout the summer. Many safety precautions are…

LRHS Peer Tutoring getting ready to help

 Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS Peer Tutoring Club is looking for virtual tutors. Peer Tutoring is comprised of Mustangs from all grades whose goal is to make a difference and earn volunteer hours by tutoring fellow students. Tutors can assist students in subjects including foreign languages, math, English, history and…

Mustangs get 2019-20 yearbooks

Gabriela Traver – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS 2019-2020 yearbooks were distributed during fifth period Wednesday. Due to COVID-19, the yearbooks were not passed out at the end of last year. Art teacher and yearbook adviser Greg Klein said, “There were around 360 yearbooks distributed to Mustangs today and I am so…

LRHS FFA one of the nation’s best

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) On Monday the LRHS FFA received news it was selected  as a Model of Excellence National Finalist.  This means that LRHS FFA chapter is one of the top ten FFA programs in the entire nation.   LRHS agriculture teacher Janyel Taylor said, “We continuously strive to develop a program of activities each year that focuses on growing leaders, building communities, and strengthening agriculture. I am very…