Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - November 19th, 2021

From The Principal...

During Kindness Week at MSHS, we have seen students and staff members displaying acts of generosity, philanthropy, and goodwill. Our Environmental Club sponsored thrift shop gave the opportunity for free and affordable shopping. We offered moments of gratitude led by Sources of Strength during Advisory. Our hallways were decorated showing our appreciation for members of the military and first responders. We gave student shout outs to those who exemplify kindness within our school. We are grateful for a week filled with thoughtfulness leading into our break.

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Jesse Hull


Manitou Springs High School

We Are Thankful at Manitou Springs High School

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Flip n' Drip Thrift Shop in the Media Center

Students were able to get 2 items for FREE, with any additional items only costing $1. Thank you to the Environmental Club for contributing to Kindness Week!

From MSSD14...

PLC and MTSS Update
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From The Counseling Department...

Being Grateful Can Improve Your Mental Health from

Research has also shown that “by consciously practicing gratitude, we can train the brain to attend selectively to positive emotions and thoughts, thus reducing anxiety and feelings of apprehension.” The simple act of reminding yourself of the positive things in your life – even as simple as the roof over your head or food on your plate – can invoke feelings of thankfulness and optimism that make managing stress, depression or anxiety easier.

If you’re not sure where to start or how to practice gratitude every day, try these simple exercises:

  1. Try to appreciate everything. This includes not only the big and obvious, but also the small. Recognize the good in every part of your day.
  2. Find gratitude in your challenges. It can be hard to feel thankful when faced with a stressful situation. But taking the time to find gratitude and optimism during your difficult times can make managing them easier.
  3. Keep a gratitude journal. Take a few minutes at the end of each day to think about what you are grateful for and write them down. This can be anywhere from one thing to 10 and will help you develop a habit of recognizing the good from each day.
  4. Volunteer in your community. Research shows that volunteering is significantly helpful in improving mental and physical health, including increased life satisfaction and happiness, and lower depressive symptoms, stress and anxiety.
  5. Spend time with loved ones. Spending time with loved ones can help you recognize things to be grateful for and evoke feelings of happiness and love.

It can be easy to get busy during the holiday season but taking a few minutes every day to practice gratitude can have a positive and long-lasting impact on your mental health.

Every Colorado Youth is now eligible for 3 free therapy sessions.

Visit IMatter to learn more.

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From The World Language Department...

The World Language students celebrated Kindness Week with their annual Gratitude Tree. Each student created a leaf stating what they’re thankful for in the target language.
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From The Athletics Department...

Congratulations to Henry Ilyasova and Cody Kelley for making the Cross Country All-State Team. Henry made first team and Cody made honorable mention!
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The Cheer Team took 2nd place at the Tri-Peaks League Championships!
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Girls Basketball Fundraiser

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From The MAC - Manitou Arts Center...

The MAC is offering the following opportunities to high school students:

1. Intro to the Darkroom is for High Schoolers and Adults - $35

Saturday, November 20, 12-2 pm

Register Here

2. Weekend Fashion Workshop: Cozy Classics–Learn to Sew Knit and Stretch Fabrics - $20 (funded in part by the Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage Fund

Saturday, November 20, 1-5 pm

Register Here
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From The MPAC - Manitou Performing Arts Club...

(MPAC) teamed with the Environmental Club and designed/created a trash fashion runway show. This was one of many activities included in Kindness Week. Students were able to come up with creative designs while remaining environmentally friendly.

From The Music Department...

Congratulations to Ella Batson for being selected into the Pikes Peak Honor Orchestra. She auditioned and was selected as Concert Mistress, which means she is the 1st chair, 1st violin.

The Pikes Peak Honor Orchestra consists of students throughout the Pikes Peak region. This year there are a dozen schools represented.

Congratulations Ella!!! GO MUSTANGS

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From The PAC - Parent Action Committee...

Please use the following link to access the PAC Spiritwear website -
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From The MSHS Prospector...

From The Prospector:

Winter sports started this week. Here are links to our Winter Sports Previews:

Girls Basketball

Boys Basketball

Girls Swimming & Diving

Mustang Moments

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, November 20th - Cheer: Varsity Invitational @ Cheyenne Mountain High School

Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Break

Saturday, November 27th - MSHS Craft Fair - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday, November 27th - Basketball: Boys Scrimmage @ Pueblo East HS - 8:00am

Saturday, November 27th - Basketball: Girls Scrimmage @ Mesa Ridge HS - 9:00am