Manitou Springs Middle School

October 15th, 2021

Dear families,

We had a fun filled week at Manitou Springs Middle School. Students experienced two educational field trips: 6th grade went to the Denver Museum of Natural History, and 7th grade went to Mueller State Park. This allowed our 8th graders to have a quiet testing environment to take the PSAT 8. We are proud of our 8th grade students for working hard on their assessment!


Important reminders for next week (10/18-10/22)


  • Wednesday is a regular start time (8:05)
  • Thursday students are released at 12:30 PM
  • Thursday evening and Friday morning are parent/teacher conferences

Creative & Collaborative Learning at MSMS

Parent/Teacher Confernces: Thursday, October 21st and Friday, October 22nd

We will be hosting virtual parent/teacher conferences this year. Our goals for conferences are to connect with families, celebrate the growth students have made, and create a partnership so all students can be successful.


Sign up for a 15 minute conference with grade level teams and exploratory teachers using the links below. If you are not able to sign up for a conference at these times, reach out to the front office and we will schedule another time.


6th grade team

https://calendly.com/curban6th/parent-teacher-conferences-fall-2021?month=2021-10


7th grade team

https://calendly.com/vgaunce7th/7th-parent-teacher-conferences-oct-22-23?month=2021-10


8th grade team

https://calendly.com/8thgradeconference


Computer Science (Ms. Mattison)

https://calendly.com/dmattison/exploring-computer-science-mattison-conferences


Reading Intervention (Mrs. Knapp)

https://calendly.com/rknapp-1/reading-intervention-knapp-conferences


Math Intervention (Ms. Cowart)

calendly.com/mccowart/


World Language (Mrs. Huntington)

email to set up a conference: chuntington@mssd14.org


Spanish (Ms. Stuart)

http://calendly.com/mstuart-4/spanish-stuart-conferences


P.E. & Health (Mr. Lutz)

https://calendly.com/blutz-1/parent-teacher-conference


P.E. & Health (Mrs. Allen)

https://calendly.com/tallen-13


Choir (Ms. Steen)

https://calendly.com/asteen1/choir-conferences


Art (Ms. Leske)

https://calendly.com/eleskee/art-conferences


Careers in Construction (Mr. Bethke)

https://calendly.com/steve-bethke/15min


Band & Orchestra (Mr. Weimer)

https://calendly.com/tweimerbandorchestra/band-orchestra-conferences-1

Vaccinnation Clinic

Friday, Oct. 22nd, 10am-2pm

Manitou Springs School District SILC Building Mustang Plaza, 405 El Monte Pl Manitou Springs, CO 80829

Manitou Springs School District 14 to Host Vaccine Clinic


As part of Governor Polis’ efforts to ensure that every person in Colorado has access to a vaccine, Manitou Springs School District 14 has been selected as a vaccine clinic site. MSSD14 has partnered with CDPHE to secure this clinic.


The clinic will focus on serving students 12 years and older, parents, staff members from Manitou Springs School district and will be open to all community members as well. MSSD14 is hosting this event as a strategy for maintaining in person learning, reduce the risk of outbreaks, as well as protecting our whole community. There will be 75 Pfizer vaccination doses available at this clinic.



COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are:



65 years and older

Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings

Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions

Age 18+ who work in high-risk settings

Age 18+ who live in high-risk settings


Both pre-registration and walk-in appointments are available. To register for an appointment on 10/22/21:

https://www.comassvax.org/appointment/en/client/registration?clinic_id=9795&find_label=find_location&return_to=%2Fappointment%2Fen%2Fclinic%2Fsearch

6th Grade Field Trip to Denver Museum of Nature & Science

7th grade Field Trip to Mueller State Park