(Mustang, Oklahoma – November 4, 2020) – As with most things in 2020, the Mustang High School Annual Senior Conference looks a little different than in years past. As the Class of 2021 moves ever closer to that grand walk across the stage in May, they are pausing to learn one of many lessons that will help prepare them for when they turn those tassels and throw their caps. This year, though, Mustang High School (MHS) has moved its fourth annual Senior Conference to a virtual format. The announcement was made to Seniors on Tuesday evening asking students to visit the new Senior Conference website on Wednesday, which is a virtual day for all high school students in Mustang.
“Please take the time to navigate through the main three areas: Career Readiness, College Readiness, and Adulting 101” MHS Principal Kathy Knowles explained to families and Seniors in the email. “By clicking on each of these areas, you will be taken to a variety of videos and webinars that have been prepared for you.” A quick perusal through the links revealed short video sessions and informational links that covered a wide variety of topics including FAFSA, career tech, emotional well-being, ACT information, career tech applications, military information, and more. The site also features a “Virtual College and Career Fair” for students to learn more about their future options. All this in place of last year's unique learning experience that gave over 650 Seniors the chance to spend a day learning about what they wanted from local business people, community experts and civic leaders.
Parents of the Class of 2021, and Seniors alike, are encouraged to submit pictures of their Senior Conference experience to the yearbook by emailing them to [email protected].
The Senior Conference debuted in Mustang under the leadership of Teresa Wilkerson, then MHS Principal and the Senior Principal, Craig Chesnut. The event has now been modeled in several school districts across the state and has even been highlighted by the Oklahoma State Department of Education as a best practice for successful schools.
About Mustang Public Schools
The Mustang Public School District covers 69 square miles in Oklahoma and Canadian counties with the City of Mustang at its center. The district is the largest employer in Canadian County, with more than 1,000 certified and support employees. Voted one of Oklahoma’s Top Workplaces for the past two years, the school district offers a comprehensive compensation package for full-time employees, in addition to a satisfying working environment. There are eight elementary schools (grades PreK-4), three intermediate centers (grades 5-6), three middle schools (grades 7-8), one high school (grades 9-12), and an educational center which houses pre-kindergarten and alternative education.
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