Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - March 3rd, 2023

From The Principal...

This week included both immense sadness and alternatively many moments of joy. You’ve likely already received our communication: We are sending the Everly family our heartfelt support during this difficult time. Our SSN team, Student Council and administration are working together to honor Tarran’s legacy.

We also hosted our upcoming 9th Grade Mustangs from MSMS today and shared celebrations of MSHS connections; course offerings and timelines for enrollment; and opportunities to get involved in clubs, activities, and/or athletics. Additionally, we hosted our Curriculum Fair for current 9th-11th graders to better understand our diverse course offerings for next school year to encourage students’ exciting postsecondary passions. Furthermore, we have students currently attending the Honor Choir at Western State as well as students starting their World Language and Culture Night projects. We’ve also recently posted our Assistant Principal position, which will close March 17th.

I hope you enjoy your weekend.

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

Superintendent Search Input Opportunities

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From The District Registrar...

2023-2024 Returning Student Registration Process

Current 2022-2023 MSSD14 students who will be returning, both resident and non-resident, will be rolled over to the 2023-2024 school year and will receive an email notification to complete the registration/renewal process in early June.

Here is the first step for you to take.

Please help us with this process by completing the 2023-2024 Intent to Return Survey using the link below. We ask that all parents and guardians complete this survey regardless of whether they will be attending MSSD14 in the fall for the 2023-2024 school year.

Parents/Guardians of graduating seniors do not need to complete this survey.

Intent to Return Survey

From The Counseling Department...

MSHS launched our first ever Curriculum Fair! This event was for current MSHS Student only.

All rising 10th/11th/12th graders (current 9th,10th,11th) attended this event in the Old Gym at MSHS to be able to talk to department leaders and teachers of all subjects.

This was provided to all students so that when the course request portal opens (via PowerSchool), current MSHS students are able to make informed decisions regarding their course selection requests for the 2023-24 school year! Stay tuned for more information about this next week including timeline :)

We hope your student used this time to ask questions and learn about all the wonderful opportunities that await you as a rising 10th, 11th or 12th grade student.

Current 9th grade (Class of 2026) attended Thursday 3/2/2023

Current 10th/11th grade (Class of 2025 and 2024) attended Friday 3/3/2023

Please ask your student about this event.

**MSHS Counselors will visit MSMS next week to discuss the course request process for the 2023-24 school year. Stay tuned **

More Opportunities From The Counseling Department...


Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students in the nation. It is a participatory program where each boy becomes a part of the operation of his local, county and state government.

Boys participating in American Legion Colorado Boys State can receive up to 4 college credits. Available for young men completing their junior year.


Mission of Girls State

"To provide an outstanding, unique, and coveted educational opportunity for the young women of our nation that instills the basic ideals and principles of American government through the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State and American Legion Auxiliary Girls Nation citizenship training programs."

COLLEGE VISIT to Colorado School of Mines

May 3rd for any 9th-11th grade student. Permission forms are in the counseling office.

From The Technology Department...

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From The Media Center...

The book selection at MSHS has recently been re-shelved, and we have an amazing variety of titles for students to check out. We have approximately 2100 Fiction books and 2400 Non - Fiction books. Head to the Media Center today!
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From The Prospector...

The Prospector Article of the Week: Jack Embery works to receive his Private Pilot's License by Emily Waite

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From The Art Department...

Photography students practice taking "group" photos. These were taken by Cadence M. and Tori G.
Students also worked on Levitation Projects with a beautiful backdrop.
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From The World Language Department...

The World Language Department has started Locura de Marzo 2023, aka March Madness 2023. This Locura De Marzo has nothing to do with sports, it's all about music in Spanish. The initiative comes from a Spanish teacher from Michigan, his name is Sr. Ashby, who is passionate about connecting with students thru music and created a website that helps him to continue to build relationships by using music and technology. The objective of doing Locura de Marzo is to celebrate hispanic culture and language, introduce students to new songs, and encourage them to actually engage with culture and language. Also, it is a fun way to start or end class for the month of March.
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From The Music Department...

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From The Athletic Trainer...

Do you remember the hero coming to your rescue when you seriously injured yourself out on the soccer field? Or how about the person who had the initial contact with your favorite professional athlete while they were sitting on the sidelines writhing in pain? Those people just so happen to be athletic trainers.

Although this may be the setting we’re most used to seeing them, athletic trainers don’t ONLY work with athletes participating in sports. In fact, they play a crucial part in our healthcare system as they’re highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals. Athletic trainers “are health care”, “are military health care”, “are performance health care”, “are sports health care”, and are “work health care.”

It’s time we give our athletic trainers the love and appreciation they deserve. With March being National Athletic Training Month, here’s our opportunity! (Of course, we can continue to give support all year round).

All month long we will dive a little deeper into the athletic trainers’ professional organization and give you some details on the profession and the job outlook. This year's slogan is "THERE'S AN AT FOR THAT".

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From Athletics & Activities...

Prom 2023!

Friday, April 21st

The Briarhurst Manor


Prom tickets are NOW AVAILABLE!

Purchase here:

BUY EARLY! Ticket prices will gradually increase.

Feb 25th -- March 28: $60

March 29 -- April 15th: $70

April 16th -- April 21st: $80

**Tickets can also be purchased with cash, check or credit card with Mrs. Glass**

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Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 3rd - Choir @ Western Slope - Western Colorado University - All Day

Saturday, March 4th - Choir @ Western Slope - Western Colorado University - All Day

Tuesday, March 7th - Superintendent Search Input (HS Media Center) - 3:45pm

Wednesday, March 8th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, March 8th - Saturday, March 11th - (HS) Robotics @ Regional Qualifier (Oklahoma)

Thursday, March 9th - Top of the Nation Honor Band - Adams State University - All Day

Friday, March 10th - Top of the Nation Honor Band - Adams State University - All Day

Late Start Wednesdays - March 8th, 15th, & 22nd

Looking Ahead - Spring Break - March 27th - March 31st