Upcoming 8th Grade Events

8th Grade Continuation & Dance Information

Dear 8th grade families,

Thank you for the opportunity to support your student during their final year of middle school. We are grateful for the time spent teaching and learning. See below for information about end of year events. If you have any questions, contact the front office: 719-685-2127.


Dustin Cady


8th Grade Continuation Ceremony

The event will be held the evening of May 26th at 6:00 PM in the main gym of Manitou Springs High School (MSHS). Please park in the MSHS parking lot.

  • Students should arrive to MSHS at 5:30 for lineup.

  • Family and friends will enter MSHS at 5:40 through the High School Commons.
  • The event will include live music from students, awards, student speeches, and continuation certificates.
  • Students are encouraged to dress up for this formal event.

  • After the ceremony, a good place to take pictures is the Mustang Plaza.

8th Grade Dance

  • A dance is scheduled from 7:30 to 8:30 PM in the Manitou Springs Middle School gym.

  • Students will be supervised and on campus for the entirety of the dance.

  • If a student needs to leave the dance early, their guardian must speak with a school staff member in order to dismiss the student.

  • Only 8th graders from Manitou Springs Middle School can attend.

  • For dance dismissal at 8:30, students will remain with staff in front of the school until a guardian arrives for pickup.

  • Entrance to the dance is free.

  • Students will be able to purchase concessions (pizza, soda, etc.) once inside the dance.