Road Shoot sessions to be rescheduled

Mariska VanLinder- Mustangs Ahead Junior Staff Editor (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Seniors who expected to take Road Shoot photos with Cady Studios on Friday, Oct. 2 and Saturday, Oct. 3 will have to reschedule due to cancelations. Cady Studios originally scheduled this event to be held on campus, but district policy prohibits non-employees on…

TSA readies informational meeting

Tess Lippincott – Special to “Mustangs Ahead” (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) -The LRHS Technology Student Association (TSA) is providing Mustangs information on how to join even if they are full-online or hybrid student for the 2020-2021 school year. TSA is a leadership club that is centered around using Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) in a fun learning environment. TSA…

Mustangs anxious for college entrance exams

Zach Fenimore – Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Mustangs are starting to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) and the American College Test (ACT)  exam now that schools are open again. At the end of last school year all tests were canceled due to COVID-19. Mustangs can sign up for the SAT through the college…

NHS ready to welcome new members

Margarita Lopez– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- On Monday, Sept. 28, the LRHS National Honors Society (NHS) is hosting its annual induction ceremony for this year’s new junior and senior members.  The ceremony was originally meant to be held last year but was postponed due to COVID-19. Stay updated on important LRHS news and share…

Mustangs sweep constitution essay award

Morgan Trento– Mustangs Ahead (LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Mustangs placed first, second, and third in September’s Manatee County, “What the Constitution Means to Me” Essay Contest. First place won $300, second $200, and third, fourth, and fifth won $100. LRHS seniors placed top three: Owen Catlett (first), Ella Grogan (second), and Adam Vasant (third). First…

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…