Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - March 4th, 2022

From The Principal...

We look forward to honoring one of our many deserving Manitou Springs High School students at the upcoming "Manni" Awards. The Manni Awards ceremony is a community celebration recognizing leaders and champions who have made a difference in Manitou Springs. Our student nominees include Anton A. (not pictured), Jackson D., Weatherly H., and Abigail P. Congratulations to these four exceptional members of our student body. We wish you all the best of luck!

Jesse Hull


Manitou Springs High School

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From The Counseling Department...

Thank you to all of our colleges that come to visit MSHS. Our next school that will come will be Colorado Western University on March 14th during advisory. Sign up here MSHS College Visit

Colorado Girls State for current Juniors!!

Colorado Girls State allows young women to develop leadership skills, build confidence, and attain an action-based understanding of the governmental process, creating a lasting foundation for personal and professional success. If you would like to develop pride and an understanding of American traditions, become educated about the US system of government, and spend a week surrounded by empowered young women, apply to Colorado Girls State today!! Attached is the brochure and here is the website:

Colorado Boys State for current Juniors!!

American Legion Colorado Boys State is a six-day hands-on experience in the operation of the democratic form of government, the organization of political parties, and the relationship of one to the other in shaping Colorado government. This is a free program for young men to learn about city, county, and state government. Here is the website for more information:

A Recent Visit from Grand Canyon University

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From The School Resource Officer...

Connect with our SRO and members of our security team.
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From The District Registrar...

2022-2023 Returning Student Registration Process

Current 2021-2022 MSSD14 students who will be returning, both resident and non-resident, will be rolled over to the 2022-2023 school year and will receive an email notification to complete the registration/renewal process in early June.

Here is the first step for you to complete

Please help us with this process by completing the 2022-2023 Intent to Return Survey using the link or QR code below. We ask that all parents and guardians complete this survey regardless of whether they will be attending MSSD14 in the fall for the 2021-2022 school year.

You do not need to complete this if your student is a graduating senior.

Intent to Return Survey

Timeline for Parents/Guardians

  • March - Parents/Guardians complete Intent to Return Survey.
  • June – Online Registration/Renewal Snapcodes and instructions will be sent to Parents/Guardians
  • June, July, August – Information about the new school year is sent to Parents/Guardians from each school.
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From The Tech Department...

New to Canvas!

In our continuing efforts to partner with parents for the academic success of students, the district is providing parents with the ability to access Canvas. Canvas is the Learning Management System being used at all schools.

The District hopes that these resources will provide you with specific information about your student’s curricula, so you have a better understanding of the work that teachers and students are doing. We hope you use this information to communicate to students that the skills and content identified in these courses are important to master. In addition, we hope this information provides parents with an opportunity to ask students to share ideas and opinions about what is being learned and keep track of attendance.

Canvas Videos

Here are a few short movies on how to set up and use Canvas for parents and guardians.

Canvas Overview for Observers (Parents and Guardians)

Account Registration and Student Pairing

Canvas Parent App

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Cat Olimb

Director of Technology

From The Prospector...

Prospector Article of the Week: Manitou Mountain Monsters offers a place for fun and competition by Serena Holvenstot

Congratulations to Ethan Anderson for being republished on The Best of School Newspapers Online. This is a huge honor! We shared Ethan's article in last week's newsletter.

The following student journalists (Yearbook and The Prospector) will be inducted into Quill & Scroll Honor Society for student journalists:

Gideon Aigner (12)

Charlotte Anderson (12)

Weatherly Hall (12)

Skylar Stanley (12)

Jack Embery (11)

Hailey Huyser (11)

Emily Waite (11)

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From The World Language Department...

Spanish I and Spanish II classes have been practicing their reading skills in Spanish. Students are enjoying the adventures of the books that have been assigned for the semester and their creative side have flourished with the classroom activities. Here they are displaying a storyboard about the chapter that they’ve liked the most. Still have a few more chapters to go and the students are really looking forward to it.
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From Spanish Club...

Club Español has worked hard and consistently over the past several months to fund the sponsorship of Morís, a six year old El Salvadorian child for an entire year through

Students are looking forward to exchanging letters and cards with Morís and continuing his sponsorship through future fundraising. We are incredibly fortunate and proud to have such compassionate and selfless club members! ¡Gracias!
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From The Music Department...

Congratulations to Anton A. and Logan A. for performing at the CU Boulder Honor Band last weekend. These guys were amazing! Not only did they play well, they represented Manitou Springs with excellence and maturity.
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Prom Tickets Are Available

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Mustang Moments...

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, March 4th - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs. Lutheran @ Lutheran HS - 5:30pm

Friday, March 4th - Basketball: Boys Varsity vs. Middle Park @ Resurrection Christian HS - 7:30pm

Saturday, March 5th - Forensics Colo. Grande NSDA Qual. @ Pine Creek HS - All Day

Saturday, March 5th/Sunday, March 6th - Robotics @ National Qual (California) - All Day

Monday, March 7th - Incoming Freshman Open House - 6:00pm

Tuesday, March 8th - MSHS SAC Meeting - 5:30pm

Wednesday, March 9th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Thursday, March 10th - Top of the Nation Honor Band