Mustangs reflect on first semester goals

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Many Mustangs are reflecting on the first semester, celebrating their successes and making new goals for the upcoming semester. One of these Mustangs is sophomore Hannah Loefgren, “I wanted to end the first semester with all of my grades at least being Bs and now I have made it my goal to have all As.” Sophomore Hayden Johnston also had goals for the first semester. “I wanted to maintain at least a B in chemistry, and I ended up doing just that. Now I want to try to end

New Mustangs face mid-year adjustments

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- The start of the new semester has brought many new Mustangs to the Ranch. LRHS’s registration added new Mustangs to the total of nearly 2,500 students this semester. These students have recently switched to LRHS from a different high school or other educational situation. Sophomore Carla Gutierrez-Sotelo moved from Manatee School for the Arts (MSA) this semester. Sotelo spent her freshman year at LRHS before switching and has reconnected with many old friends. “I think I

New Mustangs provide new perspective

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- It’s not uncommon for a Mustang to start their school year at LRHS only days after moving to Florida. Sophomores Aaron Lurie, a former Pennsylvanian, and Ethan Ryno, a former Delaware resident, said their families came for the warm weather and beautiful beaches. Lurie arrived in Florida in late July, only a month before the school year. Even more abruptly, Ryno moved in a week before the first day of school. Lurie said, “I actually benefited from moving to Florida so clo

LRHS robotics students show off tech to Mini-Mustangs

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – On Friday, Oct. 18, LRHS’s Mini-Mustangs visited the school robotics lab during seventh period to see and interact with several student’s creations and introduce the children to the concept of simple machines. The Mini-Mustangs enjoyed previewing several students “simple machines,” which included operations ranging from catapults and levers to creative pulley systems and wedges. LRHS’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten teacher Catherine Schutte said, “The visit was a way to enc

LRHS aims to be 5-Star school

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – This school year, LRHS is reaching to achieve a Five-Star school award. The Five-Star School Award is given to between 10 and 15 schools every year and requires incredible connections between a school and its community. The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) called the award, “Evidence of exemplary community involvement.” The FDOE also stated that schools aiming for the award must have achieve 100% of the established criteria. The first of the five criteria’s’ is t

New year means a new look for LRHS groups

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Around LRHS, clubs spread their messages, and identify their members with their signature T-Shirts. Many Mustangs around campus can often be seen wearing their club T-shirts. Many groups are considering designs as organizations settle into the new year. LRHS’s Key Club, an international volunteer organization, had members vote on their T-shirt design on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Key Club’s president senior Lindsey Hyer said, “At our events, the T-shirts allows us to recognize o

Gaming club plans serious fun

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS’s Game Club started the 2019-2020 school year with its first official meeting Sept. 6. Game Club’s first meeting gathered over 30 interested Mustangs, many who were first-time visitors. Game Club is a social club for those interested in board games and similar entertainment mediums. Game Club president, sophomore Jamie Holt said, “I was happy we saw a large turnout for our first meeting, it’s great to see our small club start to grow.” New game club member and soph

Cafeteria offers popular new options

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – For hungry Mustangs, the LRHS cafeteria’s Grab-N-Go line offers a faster way to buy food and the new salad station is offering a fresh addition to the menu. The Grab-N-Go first opened in LRHS’s 2018-2019 school year and has a new operator, Emma Rose. Rose reminded Mustangs interested in the line that it is important to know what you want to order to avoid slowing the line down. However, it is not just the cafeteria workers who love the Grab N’ Go line. Students praise i