Honor society sends teachers “thank you” video

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Wednesday morning every LRHS teacher and staff member received a “thank you” video from the school’s National Honor Society (NHS) chapter. Since Teacher Appreciation week began on Monday, May 3, the NHS officers and their adviser, LRHS English teacher Tracy Gregory, had been working on an…

Class of 2021 starts collecting senior gear

Jordan Heffner – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) — Announcement boxes, graduation photo frames, and other graduation items ordered by senior Mustangs became available Wednesday. Seniors can pick up their orders by stopping by room 572 before or after school or during their lunches. Stay updated on important LRHS news a nd share what you…

Bright futures changes face Class of ’21

Jennifer Schillinger – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The LRHS class of 2021 faces some changes in Bright Futures scholarship eligibility. The Governor’s Emergency Order on Bright Futures eligibility extends and testing deadlines, along with changes to volunteer hour requirements. Senior Mustangs must earn at least the minimum required SAT and ACT scores as…

Silent auction raises money for cheerleaders

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Saturday, May 1 the LRHS cheerleading program held their annual silent auction, raising around $8000 for the program. Each Mustang cheerleader brought in about five items each, including themed baskets, gift cards, food items, and much more. Overall, about 360 items were put together by cheerleaders…

Textbook return instructions released

Reva Gandhi– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustang textbook returns will begin early May and will look different this year. Mustangs cannot drop off textbooks at the counter. All Mustangs must wait for the library staff to check materials back into the school’s “Destiny” system and to clear fines. Failure to return textbooks could result…

Band celebrates seniors in song

Marissa Briggs – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS Mustang Marching Band hosted a senior celebration Saturday, April 24 at the LRHS football stadium. The celebration started with a show-and-tell from next year’s Marching Mustangs of their new performances followed by a lunch provided by the Ranch hand parent volunteers. Stay updated on important…

NHS inducts new members

Reva Gandhi-Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS National Honors Society (NHS) inducted its new members on Thursday on the LRHS football field. The induction ceremony began promptly at 6:30 p.m. with the new members taking their seats on the bleachers. English teacher and NHS adviser Tracy Gregory welcomed parents and new inductees to the…

Cheerleaders hope for silent auction success

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Saturday, May 1, 2021 the LRHS cheer program will host its annual silent auction. The auction will be held outside in the LRHS bus loop from 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. to maintain social distancing guidelines. Each cheerleader will be creating auction items, including themed baskets, gift certificates,…

NHS welcomes Mustangs tonight

Savannah Else – Mustangs Ahead  (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- 83 Mustangs will be inducted into the LRHS chapter of National Honor Society (NHS) at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29.  The ceremony will consist of each inductee lighting a candle, which represents the society’s torch, signing the NHS book, and receiving their membership cards and certificates.   Stay updated on important LRHS news and share what you like by following our Twitter @LRHSNews1, Instagram @mustangs_ahead,…

LRHS ag to host camp for “Little Ranchers”

Mallory Lloyd – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – From June 7 – 11, LRHS will host a “Little Rancher’s Agriculture Camp” for upcoming fourth to sixth graders for the 2021-2022 school year. Campers will be introduced to agriculture through hands-on experiences and activities based on plant science, animal science, marine science, and environmental science….

LRHS opens new athletics website

Mariska VanLinder- Mustangs Ahead Staff Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The LRHS athletics program has a new website. Mustang junior Carson Manning devoted most of the 2020-2021 school year to building this website. “This website was created to help Mustangs and student athletes have an easier time navigating the different game schedules and teams, while also…

Band announces 20-21 leaders

Emma Tullio – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – The Marching Mustangs leadership team for the 2021-2022 school year has been announced. The voting was conducted April 14 – 16 and was done by all current marching band members. The results were then calculated by band director Ron Lambert and posted Friday night. Next year’s…