Mustangs eager to join “Pit Crew”

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Many Mustangs across campus are eager to find out if they made it into the new Peer Inclusion Team, or “PIT Crew,” program that will start at LRHS next school year. On the registration form it is named, “Peers as Partners”. Each student enrolled in the program will support a student with a disability in a core class or an elective. The program is focused on providing students with disabilities access to success in the general classroom. During the first two weeks of the

LRHS community garden progressing

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS agriculture classes are starting a new project called the Corral. The project entails creating a garden in the pasture closest to the bus loop. Agri-Technology 1 and 2 students will be working on the garden and Horticulture will assist. They will start setting up raised garden beds this month and the plants will be planted in March. They also plan to planting an orchard, but that will not be complete until 2021. They will work on the project when supplies and funding

Mustangs ready to host robotics competition

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS Robotics and Engineering students in Technology Students Association (TSA) will be competing in the Lakewood Ranch sixth annual Tower Takeover Qualifier robotics competition. The event will take place from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 18 at LRHS. There will be 12 Mustangs competing in two teams. About 30 teams are registered to compete through the whole competition. This competition is an official qualifier for the State Champions on Feb. 15. The LRHS TSA has al

Mustangs take weekend SAT

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Many LRHS students took the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) Dec. 7. The SAT took place at many different schools around Manatee County. Junior Emma Tcheter said, “I felt that all the hard work and tutoring I did finally paid off. I could see a resemblance in problems I did with my tutor and problems that were on the test. I feel more confident on It then I did on any of my practice tests.” Junior Ashlynn Voorhees said, “I feel that math was a lot easier than I was expectin

Wednesday an early out for students

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – LRHS will have an early release on Wednesday, Dec. 4. School will begin at its normal time, though will let out at 1:00 p.m. instead of the usual 2:25 p.m.. Many Mustangs enjoy early outs because they get extra time in the afternoon to do homework and other things they wouldn’t usually get to do. Sophomore Isabella Heupel said, “Early releases give me a chance to rest and catchup on homework. I also enjoy the fact that I have one less class to attend.” Stay updated on

FFA ready for Ranch Round-up

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- Lakewood Ranch FFA is hosting their annual Ranch Round-up from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., Nov. 14 in the LRHS cafeteria to raise money for the LRHS FFA chapter. During this event participants will get to enjoy a live and silent auction as well as a tour of the land lab. Tickets are being sold by all FFA members. Adult tickets are $15.00 and childrens tickets are$10.00. Lakewood Ranch High School’s FFA Alumnis and supporters will host this event. The menu will include a strip stea

LRHS FFA gets state recognition, national experience

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- During the past week, four LRHS FFA students attended the National FFA Convention and Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana. Senior Chloe Flournoy and juniors Kendall Munger, junior, Savannah Cannon, , Mandy Floresnwere all in attendance. During nationals students participated in keynote speaker sessions, farm tours, met industry professionals and toured Purdue Uniersity’s agriculture college. The LRHS FFA chapter was recognized as a 3-Star National Chapter. A 3-Star national aw

FFA means more than just farms

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- When the National FFA Organization was founded 1928, its original name was the Future Farmers of America. To encourage more people to join in 1988, they renamed the club to The National FFA Organization. The FFA organization has much more to offer than just agriculture. The club appeals to people with interests in food, fiber and natural resources, as well as industries encompassing science, business, and technology in addition to the agricultural aspect. “FFA is about l

LRHS FFA tops in forestry competition

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS FFA Forestry teams competed on Oct. 10 at Cecil Webb in Charlotte County FFA’s. This is the first forestry team at LRHS in seven years. LRHS agriculture teacher and FFA adviser Janyel Taylor said, “We are happy to announce that Team A took first place and will be moving onto states and Team B took third place at Districts!” They are now in the final 11 in the state and will compete in Perry, Florida on Nov. 7-8. Skyler Wood placed first in Timber Cruising. Kendyll M

FFA travels to build leadership skill

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- LRHS FFA had its first field trip of the year Thursday. The “Chapter Officer Leadership Training” (COLT) trip was for officers only and was focused on leadership training. Individual FFA chapters from different regions of Florida came together to work with FFA State Officers. The officers were scheduled to participate in a variety of leadership activities as well as attend guest speaker presentations which will give them valuable information and skills that they will be a