Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - February 3rd, 2023

From The Principal...

We are officially one month into our second semester! In addition to many deep learning opportunities in classrooms, this week included Senior Night for Wrestling, students competing in the One Act play competition, Swim & Dive at their league competition, and our student body learning about driving safety through a game-show style assembly facilitated by CDOT.

Next week, we are looking forward to the Wish Week campaign led by Student Council kicking off on Monday, 2/6! Also please remember that there is no school for students on Friday, 2/10. Additionally, we have Family Conferences, which will be held virtually, on Thursday, February 16th from 1:15-6:30pm and Friday, February 17th from 8:00am-12:00pm. Registration links will be sent out to all families early next week.

Enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

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MTSS Update

This week during our late-start Wednesday at the high school, all instructional staff met together to share our MTSS goals and work toward student success. Teachers across departments met and shared data on student successes and struggles from the first five weeks of the semester. Instructional staff will continue to engage with students about building basic skills that will contribute to resilience and build students' skills for avenues of success. Additionally, the building's MTSS Core Team meets weekly to gather data and shape responses as we continue to work for student success.

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PAC Treating Staff During Conferences

Thank you to our Parent Action Committee for creating a sign up for a Staff Breakfast on February 17th. This will get the day off to a great start before parent/teacher conferences begin. If you would like to help, please sign up here -
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Wish Week - Hosted by StuCo

Student Council will be hosting various fundraising activities from Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 17th to raise money for Make-A-Wish. From selling bracelets to tailgating before a basketball game, there will several opportunities to help Asher's dream come true! Students are encouraged to bring spare change or a couple of dollars to help the cause. Specific activities will be announced during the next couple of weeks! Here's the direct link to our fundraising page:
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From The World Language Department...

Spanish I students practicing the conjugation of (-ar) verbs.
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From The Prospector...

The Prospector Article of the Week: New AI used for Academic Dishonesty. Where is the line? by Jack Boyd

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From Athletics & Activities...

Manitou wrestlers had a "Hawaiian" dress up day for their match vs. Sierra.
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Sports Features

Don't forget to check out weekly sports news at this new link -
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Important Upcoming Dates...

Friday, February 3rd - HS One Act Play - Pine Creek HS - All Day

Friday, February 3rd - Wrestling: Girls Varsity vs. John Mall (Away) - 9:00am

Friday, February 3rd - Swim & Dive: Varsity vs. Fountain-Fort Carson (Away) - 1:00pm

Friday, February 3rd - Basketball: Boys JV/C/V vs. Lamar (Home) - 4/5:30/7:00pm

Friday, February 3rd - Basketball: Girls JV/V vs. Lamar (Home) - 4/5:30pm

Saturday, February 4th - HS One Act Play/Student Directed Shorts - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Saturday, February 4th - Forensics @ Woodland Park - All Day

Saturday, February 4th - Wrestling: Boys Varsity vs. James Irwin Charter (Away) - 9:00am

Saturday, February 4th - Swim & Dive: Varsity vs. Fountain-Fort Carson (Away) - 12:00pm

Monday, February 6th - Friday, February 17th - Wish Week(s) - Hosted by StuCo

Tuesday, February 7th - Basketball: Boys JV/C/Varsity vs. Buena Vista (Home) - 4/5:30/7:00pm

Tuesday, February 7th - Basketball: Girls JV/Varsity/C vs. Buena Vista (Home) - 4/5:30/7:00pm

Thursday, February 9th - All State Choir - All Day

Thursday, February 9th - Basketball: Boys JV/Varsity vs. The Vanguard School (Away) - 5:30/7:00pm

Friday, February 10th - Staff Work Day - No School