Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - February 11th, 2022

From The Front Office...

We hope to connect with many of you during conferences. Students will be released from school at 12:00pm on Thursday, February 17th, and there will be NO SCHOOL on Friday, February 18th. Wednesday, February 16th is a regular start time at 8:05am.

Dear Parents,

Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences are a great opportunity for you to connect with your child’s teacher about their learning. Students are encouraged to attend along with parents to offer a clear circle of feedback. This year, conferences will be held virtually on Thursday, February 17th from 1:30-6:30pm and Friday, February 18th from 8:30am-12:00pm. To schedule a conference with a teacher, click on the name below. Calendly will automatically set up a Google Meet for the time you select. If there are no available time slots, please email the teacher to set up another time to conference. We look forward to collaborating with our families!

Counselor Emails - Conferences by email request

Counselor: Alisha Strupp

Counselor: Michele Mandel

GT Coordinator, College and Career Counselor: Jennifer Trainor

School Social Worker: Maggie Ellias

Teacher Conference Links:

When you schedule your conference, please include the name of your child so the teacher can be prepared to answer your specific questions.

Avery, Jessica

Batson, Terrence

Blocher, Steven

Bonner, Paul

Borkowski, Brad

Brown, Brian

Brown, Zach

DeMatto, Brandon

Gardner, Julie

Gillard, Pierce

Gilliam, Ben

Gocinski, Erin

Harms, Wendy

Hass, Reginald

Housley, Lawrence

Jackson, Julia

Jeck, Stuart

Kerrigan, Amanda

Lee, Elizabeth

MacIvor, Duncan

Mack, Anna

Mack, Ben

McCracken, Jill

Moen, Jessica

Santos, Gabby

Perez, Ingrid

Robbins, Trevor

Rogge, Matt

Slama, Andrew

Steen, Abby

Stoneback, Alice

Talbott, Mike

Tindall, Liz

Vecchio, Brian

Williams, David

Updates from MSHS

Strengthening Relationships

Staff and students recently met with St. Mary’s High School staff and students to strengthen our relationship. The two schools look forward to continuing to work together and participating in events together in upcoming years.
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From The Counseling Office...

During Parent/Teacher conferences we will have a virtual presentation on Preparing for College Applications and Financial Aid Overview.

This will be offered twice so you may pick the date that works best for you.

When: Thursday, February 17th from 5:30pm-6:00pm


When: Friday, February 18th from 11:00am-11:30am

Where: Google Meet

Who: This is specific for Juniors and their parents, but anyone can attend.

Here is the link:
Google Meet joining info
Video call link:
Or dial: ‪(US) +1 317-978-0076‬ PIN: ‪445 978 403‬#
More phone numbers:

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From The Transportation Department...

February is Love the Bus Month.

Since 2007, American School Bus Council (ASBC) has celebrated the school bus’ influence on learning through stories that span the nation. Each February, we invite students, schools, and educators to celebrate Love the Bus Month and highlight the important role that the yellow school bus plays in their communities. It's a time we pause to show appreciation for the school bus drivers who safely transport more than 25 million children to and from school every day.
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From The PAC...

Conferences are next week! Help PAC make them "sweeter" for teachers...

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From StuCo...

Charity Week (2/14-2/19) Theme Days & Activities
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From The Prospector...

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From The Arts Department...

In Mr. Bonner's sculpture class, students discussed and practiced specific terms like "subtractive", "dimension", "uniformity", and, "texture" as they began the planning and design process of their new project. Students were tasked with measurement and mathematical problem solving while they began that creative process of designing a box that fits specific criteria.

From The World Language Department...

Spanish I students were learning about the difference between “want” and “need”, learning how some things are essential and some other things are not. They came up with these amazing thought boards where they showcased their wants and needs in their own words.
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French II students participated in an interactive market this week. They created small shops, and then bought and sold items using French shopping vocabulary.

From The Spanish Club - For Charity Week...

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From The English Department...

Poetry students worked on the letterpress machine at the MAC.

From The Athletics Department...

Students celebrated Girls Basketball Senior Night this week. The boys will have Senior Night during their home game on Wednesday, February 16th.

Swimmers State Bound

The girls are headed to compete at the State Swim/Dive Competition. We are proud of you!

Spring Sports

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Mustang Moments

Mr. Talbott is a terrific math teacher at the High School. He was willing and eager to help this student with her math homework at the same time he was keeping score for the basketball game! Thank you for everything you do for our students and school.
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A student shows the bouquet of roses that he made when he went to the welding shop for his work experience with Job Coach Mrs. Galloway. Our students gain insight to future opportunities during our Work Based Learning Experience Trips.
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Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, February 12th - CSU Pueblo Festival of Winds & Percussion - CSU Pueblo - All Day

Monday, February 14th - Boys Basketball - C/JV/Varsity vs Florence @ Home - 4:00pm/5:30pm/7:00pm

Wednesday, February 16th - Boys Basketball - C/JV/Varsity vs Woodland Park HS @ Home (Senior Night) - 4:00pm/5:30pm/7:00pm

Wednesday, February 16th - Girls Basketball - JV/Varsity @ Woodland Park HS - 5:30pm/7:00pm

Thursday, February 17th - Early Release/Parent Teacher Conferences - school ends at 12:00pm

Thursday, February 17th - Staff vs Staff Basketball Game - MSHS Gym - 6:00pm

Friday, February 18th - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No School

Saturday, February 19th - To Infinity & Beyond Dance - 7:00pm