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Infographic – How to survive “senioritis”

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – “Senioritis” is a dreaded condition that threatens high school 12th graders with a series of distractions that can derail classroom goals. Seniors can take steps to prevent and overcome “senioritis,” and help ensure success….

Infographic – How to survive exam week


First semester exam schedule infographic


Klumpy’s story continues – part two

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This is the second installment of the 2016 series focusing on the LRHS mascot “Klumpy.”. This is the first year in the suit for the current mascot. Mustangs Ahead: How do you plan to carry on the Klumpy legacy? Klumpy: I want to keep the same energy and hopefully keep the stadium lit this season.

LRHS’s mascot – the voice behind the mask

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Since the graduation of last year’s Klumpy, the LRHS mascot, many students around campus ask, “Who’s the new Klumpy?”. Fans have seen and heard of the 2016 LRHS mascot on the sidelines and at school events… but who’s the face behind the mask? Today, the new face of Klumpy sat down with Mustangs Ahead to answer a few questions:

Mustangs are urged to keep textbooks for now

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS Mustangs are being told to hang onto their textbooks. Underclassmen should return their textbooks on the day of their exams in June. “This policy was instituted so that students would have their texts in order to study for exams. No student should need to carry textbooks for more than two classes on a given day,” said LRHS media specialist Jill Mullins.

Exams are coming…get some sleep

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For years, students have complained about their lack of sleep; now research has determined that sleep deprivation in teens is an epidemic. According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens need about eight to ten hours of sleep a night to be able to function best. But, according to a poll in 2006, also run by the National Sleep Foundation, more than 87% of high school students in the U.S. get far fewer than eight to ten hours of sleep – and that number is getting worse.

LRHS English teacher brings in professional writing help

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS English teacher Amanda Hargen was able to attain aspiring author, Dona Gould as a guest speaker to talk to the students in her creative writing classes. Gould is the Manatee Group Leader of the Florida Writers Association (FWA), adjunct professor at State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, the owner of the small publishing company Published!

Calendar of the Crazy – March edition

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Here is another look at some of the crazy days and not-so-crazy days coming up over the next few weeks.

LRHS Silver Stars plan for Showcase and tryouts

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This Friday, at 7:00 pm, marks the Silver Stars first annual showcase. Shortly after their performance at “Yes We Can Dance” (YWCD), the team began brainstorming possible dances that they would self-choreograph and perform at their showcase. With a combination of six solos, one duet, one trio, three small groups, the team’s two national competition routines and their pom routine from UDA’s summer dance camp, they will perform a total of 14 dances that night.

LRHS opens new volleyball camp

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Ranch Academy of Volleyball Excellence (RAVE), a new volleyball club at LRHS, is asking for more students to attend their open clinics. From 5:30-7:30 p.m., starting Feb. 22, LRHS’ gym will host volleyball training. For $10 a clinic, students will get to work with an experienced coaching staff, doing drills and scrimmages and work on individual and team skill.


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