2017 Bond Allows Mustang High School To Open State-of-the-Art Science Academy
(Mustang, Oklahoma – October 7, 2019) – Mustang Public Schools is pleased to announce that it has taken another project from its 2017 Bond, which was overwhelmingly supported by the voters of the city, from vision to reality with the Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for the Mustang High School Science Academy. The ceremony was held at 1:00pm on October 7, 2019 in front of the new building.
Superintendent of Mustang Public Schools, Charles Bradley opened the festivities by expressing his appreciation to the public for their support of the 2017 Bond Issue: “we are so blessed by the level of community support for our schools,” he said. “Without the support of the 2017 Bond, we would not be here today, and as a former Science teacher I can truly appreciate what our community has done for the students of Mustang.”
The new Science Academy is a 27,385-square-foot building designed specifically to focus on chemistry, physics and life sciences classes. It is a state-of-the-art facility that will supplement and support the existing Mustang High School campus. It includes several combination lab classrooms, dedicated chemistry labs/classrooms and various other support spaces. “An integral part of this project was input from the current science teachers and other staff at the high school, said GH2 Architects Associate Principal Architect and Director of the Oklahoma City Office, Terry Maytum, who spoke at the ceremony. Vice President and Division Manager of Crosslands Construction-OKC, Ryan Rebsamen was also on hand Monday, and said “We appreciate the opportunity to bring this vision to reality for [the] students (of which approximately 120 were on hand for the event). “This facility will allow our students to experience Science in ways that many of us never got to experience, even in college,” Science Department Chair, Tom Garner said. “I have two advanced degrees, and I have never been in a lab like ours.”
Just across the street to the North, construction continues on another 2017 Bond Project, the Performing Arts Center, a 65,000-square-foot facility, and to the South, construction is wrapping up on the 7,200-square-foot wrestling addition to the Mustang Events Center and a remodeling of the 10,000-square-foot special education space inside the main high school campus. “We are a growing District,” Director of Communications, Kirk Wilson said. “If not for the community support through voting to approve these projects, we would not be able to keep up with the rapidly expanding population. We are eternally grateful for the continued support, and look forward to the great things in store for the future of this community.”
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Mustang Public Schools is one of the few in the state to earn the status as one of the Governor's STEM communities focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. Their goal is to infuse STEM into all levels of learning, from STEM exploration in the elementary schools to actual scientific research classes at the secondary level.
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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