Marauders News

"Consistency Builds Trust"

May 2023 Edition

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Meet the Flight Crew

Pilot -- Mr. Smith (Principal)

Co-Pilot -- Mr. Latino (Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction)

Bombardier/Radio Operator -- Mrs. Wermers (Assistant Principal of Discipline)

Navigator -- Ms. Blackwell (Principal Secretary)

Air Marshal -- Ms. Cockrell (Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction)

Gunner -- Mr. Blanc (Interim Athletic Director)

Control Tower Operator -- Miss VazquezDiaz (Discipline Secretary)

Is Your Student On Track?

To be on-track for graduation at Mitchell High School, students must...
  • not receive more than one course failure each semester
  • receive 12 academic credits each school year

Students who are on-track are three times more likely to graduate from Mitchell High School.

College and Career Readiness

Our Vision

"Our vision is to operate in a culture that builds, maintains, and restores trust as defined by sincerity, competence, reliability, and care; to offer a first-class school to our community that prepares all students for post-secondary readiness, college and career."

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48 students have applied for Mitchell Promise Scholarship and are eligible based upon the required GPA!

Career Technical Education (CTE)

Computer Science


New Student Articles:

“Making with Technology” – by Cristian Perez Serrano (he wanted to remain anonymous on the public facing blog)

“Coding Draft” – By Atreyu Goldizen

“Steps to Becoming and Engineer” – By Bethany Brest

Showcase Stories (with videos!)

“CS2 & RS – Smart Car Projects”

Peak Education

We are excited to announce that Mitchell High School and Peak Education have solidified our partnership. This partnership will provide two student cohorts, consisting of thirty-six 9th and 10th grade students, with intensive academic support and post-secondary guidance. This is one of many examples of our vision coming to life. Please see the press release link below for more details.

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Earn Free College Credits with CLEP

This is an excellent opportunity for students to earn free credits that will transfer to over 2,900 colleges, demonstrate college and career readiness for graduation requirements, and get a head start on making the most out of The Mitchell Promise Pikes Peak State College Scholarship. Mitchell students have so far earned 111 more credits with CLEP, bringing our running total to 285. This has saved MHS families $76,964.00 in tuition. Our pass rate remains 100%. Go Marauders!!!

To learn more about CLEP, go to

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2023 Senior Class Celebrations

Congratulations to the Class of 2023!

Our seniors have left the hangar and are in full flight to their future. Here are some stats on their performance:

100% of students completed their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and ICAP (Individual Career and Academic Plan)

100% of seniors applied to college, military, or a transition program

This class earned over $1.5 million in scholarships

41 students earned the Mitchell Promise Scholarship, which is worth around $13,000- two free years at Pikes Peak State College

Some noteworthy college acceptances: University of Alabama, Harvard, and Texas Tech

We are beyond proud of our seniors and can’t wait to see what they do in the future!

Christine Braun, M.A., LPC-C


12th Grade Counselor Class of 2023!

Mitchell High School


Senior Breakfast

Senior Awards Night

Congratulations to all of our seniors who earned awards at our annual Senior Awards Night! 41 Mitchell Promise Scholarships to Pikes Peak State College were awarded, along with Gear Up scholarships, top 10% academic achievement awards, departmental awards, National Honors Society awards, and others!
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Mitchell High School Graduation 2023

Academic Celebrations

Ice Cream Sandwich Party

The math students were asked to complete 1000 EdReady interventions units this year.

Our incredible students have completed over 1200!!

To reward them for this achievement – we will gave ice cream sandwiches to everyone on Friday May 12th at the end of the school day. We congratulate all Mitchell students on a math well done!

Dr. Briggs

Math and Science Scholars

The Society of Women Engineers presented Selena Lewis and Leilani Roberts an award for Excellence in Math AND Science!! The two students did NOT know…they thought they were making a video talking about math and science at Mitchell, especially the last 2 years.

Connie King from SWE presented the award. Both girls’ parents were present for the presentation.

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Seal Of Biliteracy

Yesica Martin Felipe was honored at Senior Awards Night as the first ever Mitchell High School graduate to earn a seal of biliteracy on her high school diploma. The seal of biliteracy is awarded to students who demonstrate high level proficiency in two or more languages through achievement in coursework and on assessments.
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Student Life

Extracurricular activities provide a channel for reinforcing the lessons learned in the classroom, offering students the opportunity to apply academic skills in a real-world context, and are thus considered part of a well-rounded education. Recent research suggests that participation in extracurricular activities may increase students' sense of engagement or attachment to their school, and thereby decrease the likelihood of school failure and dropping out. All January student involvement will be celebrated in this issue.

United Way Food Distribution

Scholar Athletes

As the school year comes to a close we would like to celebrate our spring sports at Mitchell High School. Many of our students had a chance to compete this spring in an invigorating sports season. Please celebrate these student-athletes. Here are some Marauders giving it their all. Go, Marauders!

Teacher Spotlight

Monthly Awareness/Observations: May

April has many observations here are few that MHS would like recognize:

Mother's Day

Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Teacher Appreciation Week

Nurse Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Month

Next-Mission (Month)- At-a-Glance

MHS Summer Activities and Athletic Workouts:

Men's Basketball:

- Open Gym every Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 6th

- 5:00PM - 7:00PM - Jack Swigert Middle School Gym

For questions contact Coach Robinson


-Open Gym every Tuesday and Thursday beginning June 6th.

-9:00AM - 11:00AM - Roy J. Wasson Gym

For questions contact Coach Garcia:


-Weight Room: Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday

-Beginning June 5th - 10:00AM - 12:00PM - Roy J. Wasson Campus

-Field Practices: Monday - Thursday 5:00PM - 7:00PM

-Beginning June 5th. - Garry Berry South Field

For questions contact Coach Green

Men's Soccer:

-Open Field Workouts every Tuesday - Thursday

-Beginning May 30th. 7:00PM - 9:00PM Garry Berry South Field

For questions contact Coach Palmer

Cross Country:

-Beginning June 20th: Tuesdays/Wednesday/Thursdays

-9:00AM - 11:00AM at Palmer Park.

For questions contact Coach Browning

Pep/Marching Band Camps:

-Mini Camp: June 5th – 7th 8am – 4pm Roy J. Wasson Campus

-Band Camp: July 24 – 28th 8am – 4pm Roy J. Wasson Campus

For questions contact Director Dominguez

Add To Your Passport (Afterschool Programs and Clubs)

After School Tutoring

Afterschool tutoring ended on a high note May 18, 2023, with a pizza party for all attendees. The program started slowly but gained momentum second semester. There were 97 student contacts for the month of April with 56 unduplicated students. Of the 56 unduplicated contacts, 51 attended three or more sessions during the month. The team is already making plans to improve services for the 23-24 school year. On average , students were able to complete at least one assignment during a single session and overall were able to improve grades in classes in which they were struggling.

Parental Involvement/Community Resources

Save the Date: United Way Food Distribution

Thursday, June 1st, 11am-12:30pm

1205 Potter Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

Food Distribution starts at 11:00 am. Cars can line up early. Food is distributed until it runs out.

United Way Food Distribution

Thursday, June 15th, 11am

Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80909

Food distribution starts at 11:00 am. Cars can line up early. Food is distributed until it runs out.

United Way Food Distribution

Thursday, July 6th, 11am-1pm

1205 Potter Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

Food distribution start at 11:00. Cars can line up early. Food is distributed until it runs out.

United Way Food Distribution

Thursday, July 20th, 11am

1205 Potter Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

Food distribution starts at 11:00 am. Cars can line up early. Food is distributed until it runs out.

Back To School Bash

Saturday, July 22nd, 8am-2pm

4041 East San Miguel Street

Colorado Springs, CO

This event is open to the public. Back to school supplies and food will be provided. Physicals are available by appointment only. Please call Peak Vista to schedule a physical prior to the day of the event.

First Day of School

First Day of School at Mitchell High School

Wednesday, Aug. 16th, 7:30am

1205 Potter Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

Prepare for Landing.............Back to the Hangar

As we prepare for landing riding on our wings is School Principal Mr. George Smith! MHS! You've demonstrated our A.C.C.E.P.T Core Values and lead with integrity. Thank you for your support, your steadiness even in turbulence, and for always having at the forefront the best interest of Mitchell High School and the Marauder Nation. You are valued, you are the ultimate pilot and we wouldn't want to fly with anyone else in the cockpit.
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