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A special training has been set for parents of children with or without special needs ages 3-6. The training will cover a variety of visual supports for use in the home including: addressing challenging behavior, positive reinforcement, teaching appropriate behavior and communication. Parents will leave the meeting with knowledge on how to use visual supports in their home.  They will also have the opportunity to take home visual supports. 

Julie Atwood, behavior specialist for Mustang Public Schools, said three districts have joined forces for the event. 

“It's been a great way to combine our expertise and provide help for a much larger group of parents,” Atwood said. 

Mustang Public Schools joined forces with Moore to share behavior strategies with parents. Last year, the behavior specialist from Yukon Public Schools joined them and they provided four Parent University trainings. This year, the three districts will do the same. Trainings will be on Oct. 23 in Moore, Nov. 27 and Jan. 22 at Mustang and the final training will be on March 26 in Yukon. 

Although the training is geared toward parents of children between 3 and 6 years of age, the information would be appropriate for anyone with a child in elementary school. Atwood said all are welcome. 

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Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018
 Mustang Public Schools will be well represented at the 2019 Memorial Marathon. One of Mustang High School’s JROTC instructors, Jorge Moreira, MSG, USA (Ret.), has been selected as one of the 2019 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon Ambassadors. He has committed to run the 26.2 miles and invites others join him for the entire marathon, the relay marathon, half marathon or the 5K.  Click "Read More" to learn why he applied to run in the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon. 
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Posted Monday, October 8, 2018

Smicklas Chevrolet donated $7,500 to the Mustang Public Schools Foundation last week. Russ Myers, vice president of the MPSF, said the donation will greatly increase the foundation’s ability to provide grants for teachers. 

“The foundation exists to support and enhance what our teachers can do in the classroom,” he said. “This is done primarily through grants given to teachers who have a creative project in mind that goes above and beyond the normal curriculum provided by the district. We cannot say thank you enough to Smicklas Chevrolet for this donation. It will make a difference in the lives of hundreds of students.” 

Grant applications are due by Oct. 31and are available on the foundation’s website. 

Parents should be on the lookout in November for a “Bucks for Broncos” campaign envelope to come home with their student. 

Donations to the Mustang Public Schools Foundation are tax deductible. Anyone who would like to support the foundation can stop by their website to donate as well: https://www.mustangpsfoundation.org

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Posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018
If your child is in crisis or needing outside counseling support you may contact Oklahoma Family Counseling Services at 405-577-5477. Identify your child as a student of MPS. Oklahoma Family Counseling Services can provide direction or make an appointment to see a counselor at the Oklahoma Family Counseling Services office located at 428 S Mustang Rd.

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Posted Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The Mustang Board of Education approved the hire of Jennifer Newell to fill the new position of Director of School Safety and Security. Newell, a retired officer for the Norman Police Department, has nearly five years as the program manager for the Oklahoma School Security Institute through the Office of Homeland Security. 

Interim Superintendent Charles Bradley is thrilled with the board’s decision. 

“Many members of leadership with Mustang Schools have had the privilege of working with Jennifer. She has been a voice of expertise for our district for several years,” Bradley said. “Her background and connections are going to take Mustang to the next level in providing safe, secure environments for our students.”

Newell has been a trainer statewide for developing emergency operations plans for K-12 schools, managing risk at athletics and after school activities, crisis team training with the Oklahoma State Department of Education, school response to an armed assailant, bus operator safety and more. She’s conducted 52 risk and vulnerability assessments at public and private schools as well as technology centers. Her training has also included how to prevent crime through environmental design.     

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Posted Monday, September 10, 2018

Parent Portal is now open. If you are an existing user, please log in to the service on a computer at https://ps.mustangps.org/public/. There is an issue with the Parent Portal app on an iPhone, and we encourage iPhone users to log into a computer until PowerSchool comes up with a solution. If you use the app on an android phone it should function properly. If you have issues on an android, uninstall, reboot your phone and then reinstall the app. 

If you have never had a Parent Portal account, stop by your child’s school site and show a photo ID to pick up the letter that contains your access ID and password. Then, create an account on Parent Portal at https://ps.mustangps.org/public/

If you have forgotten your username or passcode, the log in screen has options for you to recover both. 

(Remember no school Monday for Labor Day!) 


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Posted Wednesday, August 29, 2018
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