Measures of Health: A Message From the Superintendent
My very first grandchild was born August 6th this year. His name is Russell and interestingly I have become well acquainted with the term "Baby Wellness Check." He had one of these soon after birth, again at one month, and then a few days ago at two months. Each time, doctors examine him, measure him, test him, draw blood, give him shots and then provide instructions to my daughter to follow until the next time. The wellness check provides all of us with important information about the health of the baby.

In the Mustang School District we also conduct wellness checks. We do this at each school and in each department and as a district, overall. Rather than using the term wellness check, we use the term "Indicators of Success," and there are many very positive indicators that help to summarize the health of our district.

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Two intermediate teachers receive grants from OGE
Andrea Reyes from Horizon Intermediate and Wade Walling II from Canyon Ridge Intermediate received grants from OGE for their projects which focus on energy education. Reyes will be getting bar magnets, copper wires and multimeters to observe how a magnetic field can create energy, or electromagnets. Walling is using his grant to purchase classroom kits of scale models of wind turbines. They'll be able to test blade designs to see which one creates the most energy.  
MHS Theatre production to benefit Trails kindergartener
   Mustang High School's Theatre program is presenting Alice in Wonderland, Oct. 8-10 at 7 p.m. nightly in the MHS Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for students and $7 for adults. In honor of the theme of childhood and imagination, the proceeds from the shows will benefit Trails Elementary kindergartener, Jaxon Kretchmar, who is battling cystic fibrosis.
Noby Raghavan named National Merit Semi-Finalist

  The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced that Mustang High School's Noby Raghavan is one of 16,000 semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship Program. He now has an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,400 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship® award, Semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the Finalist level of the competition. About 90 percent of the Semifinalists are expected to attain Finalist standing, and about half of the Finalists will win a National Merit Scholarship, earning the Merit Scholar title.
MNMS receives Amtryke
 Mustang North received a new Amtryke that will be used by students with special needs. The Amtryke is used to help students develop motor planning skills, strength, coordination, direction following and endurance. Mustang Public Schools has trikes district personnel have adapted themselves, but also purchased Amtrykes from AMBUCS, a service organization devoted to providing trikes for kids with disabilities and for injured service men and women. With extra support and stability, the bikes allow kids with special needs to experience riding a bike. Pictured are Dick Nowlin with AMBUCS, Physical Therapist Joanne Walkup, and students Karli Owens and Sam McCreary.
Sign up for Parent Portal
Parents have an opportunity be more connected to their child's education through Parent Portal, a product Mustang Public Schools offers through its student information database, Powerschool.

Parent Portal gives parents access to real time information about grades, attendance, assignments and more in a secure, online environment.

Parents interested in signing up for the service can pick up an access ID and password at their child's school. Parents and guardians are required to show identification. Front office staff will print out a Parent Portal letter with all information needed to set up an account. Parents with more than one student should ask for one letter per child; each student has a different ID and password. If siblings attend different schools, one school can provide all the letters for each student. Once an account is created, a parent will be able to see information for all their students with a single sign-in.

Usernames and pass-codes are good from year to year. Questions? Email

Access the Parent Portal site on the district website, Choose "Parents" from the top navigation menu and then "Parent Portal."
Duo pass 30 years of service to Mustang Schools
As typewriters have been replaced by computers and ditto machines were surplussed to make way for copiers, there has been a visible constant at Mustang's Lakehoma Elementary. For 30 years, starting shortly after the building opened, Jill Thomson and Anita Stuckey have managed the school's front office.
PSAT sign-ups start Aug. 31
Registration for the PSAT is Aug. 31 - Sept. 23.  The cost is $17.  This test is for 9-11 graders and is for National Merit Scholarship consideration.  Please click HERE to register.  The PSAT test date for Mustang High School is Oct. 28.

Signups are completely online this year.  Students can visit the website anytime during the registration period to sign up with either a debit or credit card. Or, a check or money order can be sent by mail.  No payments will be taken in person.
Deadline Approaching!
Don't forget to apply for Free and Reduced meal benefits!
Mustang Public Schools wants to ensure you don't lose valuable benefits! Please re-apply for Free and Reduced Meal Benefits before your child drops off the program on Oct. 1, 2015. You may apply online at, download a paper form here, or pick up a form at any school, the administration office or the Child Nutrition office. Do not delay! Any meal charges incurred after Oct. 1 will be the parent's responsibility.
Thank you! 
Tammy Bales
Child Nutrition Director
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