Manitou Springs High School
Mustang News - September 9th, 2022
From The Principal
It has been a wonderful 4-day week at Manitou Springs High School! We hosted our Club Fair on Tuesday during Advisory and it was incredible to see students sharing their passions and encouraging their peers to connect with our community in new ways! We have also been thrilled to see students and staff working together to access powerful learning, such as a social studies class traveling to Flying Pig Farm to pursue experiential learning as well as Spanish students introducing themselves to their classmates with short presentations in the target language.
Next week, we are looking forward to our first School Accountability Committee (SAC) meeting on Tuesday, 9/13 from 5:30-6:30 pm in the MSHS Media Center and are seeking new and returning parent/guardian volunteers: please join us! We will be meeting at the same time/location on 11/15, 1/10, 3/14, and 5/9. Our purpose will be to provide recommendations for improvement strategies, funding priorities, and our action plan. Please email me if you are interested: firstname.lastname@example.org. Go Mustangs!
Manitou Springs High School
From The Front Office...
Absences & Appointments
If your student is going to be absent for the day or be arriving late, please contact the front office at 719-685-2078 or email email@example.com to excuse the absence. If we do not receive a phone call or email, you will receive an email notification for the unexcused absence. If your student will miss several days due to illness, please provide a doctor's note.
If your student is going to miss multiple days (due to travel, etc), your student will need a pre-arranged absence form from the front office. This form needs to be signed by teachers and an administrator.
If your student is going to leave early from school, please contact the front office at 719-685-2078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org as early as possible on the day they will be leaving. This helps to ensure that your student will be ready to leave in a timely manner.
Thank you for your cooperation!
From The Counseling Office...
We are excited to have colleges/universities visit our campus during advisory. The link below is for all students to sign up to visit with an admissions advisor during their visit day. Please see Mrs. Trainor in the media center if you have any questions about these visits or want to discuss your college options.
College Fair for ALL students - October 5th at MSHS from 1:00-2:00. All students are invited and encouraged to attend our College Fair. We will rotate students into the gym so they can have a chance to see over 30 colleges/universities with some out of state colleges attending as well.
Seniors - check your emails every week for Money Monday!!
Senior Parent Meeting
From The Technology Department...
From The Athletics Department...
From The World Language Department...
A Journalism Experiment
In Introduction to Journalism, we tried the phone/smartwatch experiment. All students took out their phones and turned on their volume. As class progressed, every time they received a call, text, new email, or notification, they got up and marked it on our chart. Yes, it was distracting; but it helped them see why we ask them to put away their phones! Here are some pictures and our results for a class of 19 in 90 minutes! Pretty astounding!
MSHS Club Fair
A Visit to Flying Pig Farm
Important Upcoming Dates
Saturday, September 10th - Volleyball: Girls Varsity vs Jefferson Academy - All Day
Saturday, September 10th - Football: Varsity vs Valley - 6:00pm
Sunday, September 11th - Car Wash/Football Fundraiser - MSHS - 10:00am-4:00pm
Monday, September 12th - Golf: Boys Varsity @ Pueblo Country Club - 9:00am
Monday, September 12th - Football: JV vs Valley (Home) - 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 13th - Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. Thomas MacLaren (Away) - 4:00pm
Tuesday, September 13th - Volleyball: Girls C/JV/Varsity vs St. Mary's (Away) - 4/5/6:00pm
Tuesday, September 13th - Soccer: Boys VarsityJV vs Thomas MacClaren - 4/6:00pm
Tuesday, September 13th - SAC Meeting - HS Media Center - 5:30pm
Wednesday, September 14th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am
Wednesday, September 14th - Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Mesa Ridge (Away) - 3:30pm
Wednesday, September 14th - Volleyball: Girls C/JV/Varsity vs Banning Lewis @ Home - 4/5/6:00pm
Homecoming Week - September 26th - October 1st - details coming soon