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Spring Percussion Concert set for May 18

Posted Wednesday @ 2:57 PM

Horizon Intermediate student chosen to read names at bombing memorial



CJ Bowers read names at the 20 year anniversary for the OKC Bombing Memorial. She is a 5th grader from Horizon Intermediate in Joy Osborne's class.

Posted Wednesday @ 2:42 PM

2015 Mustang Physical Day announced

Student athletes who will be in seventh through 12th grades for the 2015-2016 school year can take part in the 2015 Mustang Physical Day. All student athletes must have a current physical on the OSSAA physical form on file in order to participate in sports for the 2015-2016 school year. Physical Day is set for Friday, May 8.

Christopher Kromer, athletic trainer for MPS, said Mustang Physical Day is a wonderful opportunity for parents.

"We have physicians who volunteer their time to provide physicals for the student athletes," he said. "At only $15, it's economical and there's no need to try to fit in an appointment with your local physician. It's a service we provide for our parents to make getting physicals for students as simple and efficient as possible."

The physical will be valid for the 2015-2016 academic year. All times are approximate. Cash or checks made payable to Mustang Athletics will be accepted.

Schedule:
12:15 p.m. - Mustang North Middle School field house - Physicals will be given to athletes who will be in seventh through ninth grade next year. Current Canyon Ridge Intermediate sixth graders will be bussed over.

2 p.m. - Mustang High School Gymnasium - Physicals will be given to athletes who will be in seventh through 12th grade next year, including Mustang South Middle School students, current Horizon Intermediate sixth graders and all student athletes who will be in 10th through 12th grade for the 2015-2016 school year.  

Students must bring the physical form, signed by the parent or legal guardian, to the event. Download the form here.
Posted Tuesday @ 11:38 AM

Owens, Joy given "Yes I Can" Award at state conference

 
Karli Owens (second from left) and Tanner Joy (second from right) both received the "Yes I Can" Award from the Council for Exceptional Children. Pictured are (from left) Tiffany Massie, Owens, Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel, Joy and State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hoffmeister.
 
 Two Mustang students, Tanner Joy and Karli Owens, were recognized at the Oklahoma Council for Exceptional Children Conference recently. The "Yes I Can" award is a state award, designed to acknowledge the achievements of children and youth with disabilities and to encourage others to seek their highest potential.

Tanner Joy, a Mustang High School transitions student, was given the "Yes I Can" Award in honor of the opening of his business. Tan Man's Aprons was founded in January 2015. Tanner's habilitation training specialist, Shelby Hazelbaker runs the business with him.
Tanner loves cooking and he loves OSU. Hazelbaker's grandmother, Sara Myers helped Tanner make an OSU apron around Christmas. That project turned into more aprons for his mother and grandparents. Compliments on the aprons turned into requests and Tan Man's Aprons became a business with logos, business cards, a Facebook page and a webpage: www.tanmansaprons.com.

While Myers helps Tanner sew, he is learning more about the techniques, including how to clean the machine and put on tags when the aprons are finished. Tanner has sold 30 aprons with orders pending.

Tanner addressed the crowd about his growing business, which included State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hoffmeister.
Karli Owens, a Canyon Ridge Intermediate student, was selected for the award for her outstanding ability demonstrated during the area Oklahoma Special Olympics bowling competition. This is her first year to participate in the sport.

Teacher Tiffany Massie said Karli also participates in bocce ball, but it's her joyous personality that everyone notices.
"Karli has an infectious personality. She is such a positive impact on anyone she is around," Massie said. "She always has a smile on her face and she always wants to please the people in her life.  Eventhough she is nonverbal, she communicates through her body language and facial expressions.  When she was awarded the first place ribbon for bowling, she wanted the world to know!  Everyone she came in contact with knew how excited she was and could see the sense of accomplishment in her eyes. Karli Owens is truly one of a kind."
Posted Apr 16 @ 1:07 PM

JROTC team takes 3rd at Redbud

 
 Chief Warrant Officer Four Omar Jones (Ret.), Jackson Ridgeway, Christian Ryter, Michael Hester, Joshua Lantz, Brittany Woodruff and Master Sergeant Jorge Moreira placed third overall at the Red Bud Classic 5K on Sunday. Mustang's JROTC Bronco battalion competes in numerous events to promote physical fitness among the cadets.
 
 JROTC team takes 3rd at Redbud
 A JROTC team took third place out of all the teams competing in the Red Bud Classic 5K over the weekend. Approximately 5,000 individuals took part.

Competing were JROTC Cadets Josh Lance, Christian Ryter, Soda Hester, Jackson Ridgeway, Brittany Woodruff, and instructors, Retired Chief Warrant Officer Four Omar Jones and Master Sergeant Jorge Moreira. Proceeds from the 5k run and cycling event will go to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Oklahoma County.   

“This was great. I had never done a 5k, and was afraid that I wouldn’t be able to finish it," said Cadet Woodruff. “It may not be the fastest time or the biggest distance but it is a great feeling, and I’m very proud to have done it."

Jackson Ridgeway was the only freshman cadet in the group.

“This is awesome. I am going to train to become a 5K beast," he said.

Cadet Christian Ryter finished in 51st place overall. After finishing the run, team members received medals and words of encouragement from fellow racers.

Sgt. Moreira also completed a 33 mile ride on Saturday as part of the two-day event.
Posted Apr 15 @ 9:50 AM

Relay for Life tops $92,000

 
 Mustang's entirely student-led Relay for Life raised more than $92,000 for the American Cancer Society over the weekend. Here, survivors make the first lap around the track.
Photo by Travis Chapman
Posted Apr 15 @ 9:33 AM
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