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Eidson selected as Valley's Teacher of the Year
Misty Eidson, Teacher of the Year for Valley Elementary, said there was no epiphany when she suddenly realized she wanted to be a teacher. It was never a question. From her earliest memories, the knowledge that she would be a teacher was part of her. 

Eidson is in her third year of teaching with Mustang and her seventh year altogether. 

"I love how it is unpredictable and the excitement of it. I love watching them run through the door every morning, ready to learn. They're hungry and thirsty for learning," she said. "And in what other career do you get to have such a pivotal part of other people's lives?"
 
Tiffany Massie named CRI's Teacher of the Year
Many of Tiffany Massie's students at Canyon Ridge Intermediate struggle with basic skills the majority of the other students take for granted. They may suffer from severe cognitive or physical disabilities. Walking may be a struggle. Others are completely nonverbal.

The world may see everything these students cannot do on their own. Massie, who was named CRI's Teacher of the Year, sees nothing but their potential. Every achievement, no matter how small, is celebrated. She can't talk about what her students mean to her without crying.

"I see what's in them and it's up to me to try to get it out of them," she said. "Everyone has knowledge inside of them but not everyone can get it out."
 
Donation made to Mustang Public School Foundation

Doug Tippens, president of the Mustang branch of BancFirst, formerly Bank of Commerce, presents a check for $3300 to the Mustang Public School Foundation. Pictured are (from left) Mustang Public School Superintendent Sean McDaniel, Tippens, Mustang Public School Foundation Steve Wilson, MPS CFO Nancy McKay, BancFirst Senior Vice President Stan Griffin and MPS Deputy Superintendent Charles Bradley.



 
Celebrate school counselors!

National School Counseling Week, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), will be celebrated from Feb. 1 – 5, 2016, to focus public attention on the unique contribution of professional school counselors within the U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do. National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

 
Students do well at OSSAA Speech Qualifying Tournament



MHS Theatre and Debate students competed at the OSSAA Speech Qualifying tournament held at Edmond Santa Fe High School recently. More than 70 students attended the tournament, the largest attendance in several years.


Students who placed and qualified for Regionals in March include:


Sean Boerm---1st place, Original Oratory

Payton Dickerson---1st place, Humorous Interpretation

Chelsy Georgian---6th place, Monologue

Clay Montgomery & Emma White---2nd place, Humorous Duet

Taioni Rembert & Madison Morrow---3rd place, Humorous Duet

Kenny Le & Christian Morgan---5th place, Humorous Duet

Caleb Horn---1st place AND Top Speaker, Lincoln Douglas Debate


 
MPS hopes for high voter turnout in Feb. 9 election

Voters in the Mustang Public School District have an opportunity to vote on a $4.5 million bond issue on Feb. 9, 2016. The 2016 bond issue is the smallest issue the district has requested in more than decade. Superintendent Dr. Sean McDaniel said this bond issue is just as vital for the school district and its 10,800 students as any bond issue that has come before.

"This bond issue is different than any voters have seen in Mustang," he said. "It's an operational bond that will impact every student in the district. Mustang has grown by just under 900 students in two years - and by more than 1,500 in the last five. Recent bond issues have focused primarily on creating enough schools, classrooms and program space to accommodate our exploding population. In the wake of the declining financial state in Oklahoma, this bond issue will offset money we would typically spend out of the general fund for things like textbooks and heating and air equipment."
 
Eighth grade reading proficiency test scheduled
The reading proficiency test will be given again at Mustang High School on March 8, 2016 at 4 p.m. in B130.  This is the test given to students who have not demonstrated eighth grade reading proficiency.  Eighth grade reading proficiency is required for students seeking a driver’s permit.

Students who need to take the test should request a test form from their school counselor to be signed by their parent/guardian. This form must be returned to the counselor prior to testing. Parents can contact their child's counselor for more information.
 
Information for employees on IRS Form 1095-C
Mustang Public Schools employees can click here to download a copy of a letter explaining the new IRS Form 1095-C. The form describes what health insurance coverage was made available to an employee. This letter explains what an employee can expect to receive from Mustang Schools, why this information is important and what do when you receive the Form 1095-C. 
AP Exam registration began Jan. 5
Students in Advanced Placement classes who would like to register for an AP Exam can do so beginning Jan. 5.
  • Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 12:01 AM - Registration Begins
  • Wed, Mar 2, 2016 at 12:01 AM - Registrations and payments after this date will incur a $25 late fee per registration.
  • Fri, Mar 11, 2016 at 11:59 PM - Registration Ends
  • Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM - Registrations that have not been paid for will be cancelled and exams will not be ordered

This is the registration link:  https://user.totalregistration.net/AP/372500
 
The cost for an AP exam is $96.
Students on Free/Reduced lunches exam fees are $14.
Students taking more than one exam will receive a $25 per exam discount.
 
2016 Bond Issue
 
THANK YOU VOTERS! Based on preliminary numbers, it appears the bond issue has passed by a little more than 70 percent! 
2016 Bond Issue Videos
Click on a link below for more information about the Feb. 9, 2016 bond issue!
 
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