Mustang Times Education

Shining a light on creativity

MEC students gain insight through grant-funded art class By Traci Chapman Mustang Education Center alternative students Monday showed their flair for the creative – in the process, learning skills they can take with them long after they graduate from high school and gaining some insight into who they are and what’s important to them. The…

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Mustang academic data underscores district’s challenges, successes

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer The novel coronavirus has perhaps been particularly challenging for students and their families – and the educators dedicated to preparing them for their future. New data released by Mustang Public School District shows how virtual and distance learning, among other impacts of COVID-19, have affected student proficiency. That data was…

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Mustang Public Schools to participate in student quarantine pilot program

Option would allow students exposed to COVID-19 to return to class By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public School District is the first across the state to approve an in-school quarantine program developed by Oklahoma State Department of Health. An Opportunity for Students Exposed to COVID-19 to Return to Campus The short-term change in the…

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Conflicting reports concerning Canadian County COVID-19 status

Area districts report move to red status, while OSDH reports level unchanged from orange, due to differing report measurements Mustang officials – no changes to district protocols at this time By Traci Chapman Mustang was one of at least two area school districts that late Friday announced a change in Canadian County’s COVID-19 reporting level,…

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Mustang High School band perseveres through must unusual season in its history

By Traci Chapman Staff Writer With a global pandemic that’s upended almost everything they associate with their fall season, Mustang instrumental music staff and students are marching forward – and they are rising to the challenges posed by the novel coronavirus. “Overall, everyone is handling our situation gracefully – it is kind of one of…

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School district extends mask mandate to all grade levels

Administrators – If COVID-19 levels remain ‘Orange 2,’ more measures could be on the way By Traci Chapman As the hours counted down Saturday to Mustang High School’s homecoming football game against Norman North High School, district administrators announced they were expanding a mask mandate to include all students. The information was released Saturday afternoon;…

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Mustang Schools confirms staff member COVID-19 death

Longtime employee the first connected with district to die of COVID-19 complications, officials say By Traci Chapman Mustang Public School District just announced its first confirmed death of a staff member due to the novel coronavirus. The unnamed employee worked for the district for several years, communications director Kirk Wilson said Tuesday. He confirmed this…

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Mustang delays fall semester start date

Classes now begin Aug. 24   By Traci Chapman After initially delaying the first day of the fall semester to Aug. 14, Mustang Public School District officials announced Wednesday afternoon classes would now begin Aug. 24 for all students. “The decision to delay students’ start date further to Aug. 24 is based on many factors,”…

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Mustang drops Nightriders marching band name

Move taken as part of district inclusivity, diversity efforts   By Traci Chapman It’s been a part of Mustang High School band program history for about 40 years, but the Nightriders name is no longer a part of its future. The decision to drop the group’s long-held Nightriders nickname – most prominently used in connection…

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Mustang discontinues summer food program

Options still available to families through Meals4Kids By Traci Chapman Staff Writer Mustang Public School District will suspend a summer meal plan announced in June at the end of this week, officials announced last week. That suspension will take effect July 9; the district offered the program after making meals available to families throughout the…

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