Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - May 6th, 2022

From The Principal...

World Language & Culture Night was the highlight of the week in Mustang Country. It was a beautiful night filled with music, food, presentations, and overall celebration of culture and community. We are so grateful that this night brings together such a multitude of students, staff, and families. Thank you to our World Language Team, language students, and volunteers who made this event possible.

Jesse Hull


Manitou Springs High School

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From The Counseling Office...

The Pikes Peak Workforce Center’s Spring Job Fair is Wednesday, May 11th! This event is for job seekers 18+ years of age. follow this link for a list of employers that will be attending -

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From The Prospector...

The Prospector Article of the Week: Senior Assassin: Tik Tok trend takes MSHS by storm by Gideon Aigner

The Senior Edition digital edition

*Paper copies available at the front office and at the Senior Breakfast

Best of Colorado Awards

The Prospector staff of 10 cleaned up in this year’s Best of Colorado competition! Check out their winning articles and photographs at our online news site!

First Place

Personality Profile: Ella goes to Africa by Charlie Morgan

Breaking Sports Coverage: Football takes State!!! by Gideon Aigner

Breaking News Coverage: Prom committee lowers ticket prices by Emily Waite and Claire Kisielnicki

Staff Editorial: How to recognize and respond to sexual harassment and assault by Jack Embery and Claire Kisielnicki

Commentary: Florida’s new “Don’t Say Gay” bill threatens LGBTQ+ students’ safety by Ethan Anderson

Photo Essay: What is was like to attend a nationwide social movement by Claire Kisielnicki

News-Feature Photo and Caption: MSHS presents a unique staging of “Our Town” by Serena Holvenstot

Second Place

In-Depth News Coverage: Student anxiety levels rise during the pandemic by Ethan Anderson

Critical Review: Review: The Batman by Colt Henricks

News-Feature: Freshmen take action to stock the bathroom with feminine products by Jack Embery

Environmental Portrait: Euphoria by Paige Harrison

Sports Reaction Photo and Caption: St. Mary’s and MSHS players huddle after the game by Hailey Huyser

Third Place

Lifestyle Coverage: Euphoria: Manitou Springs High School’s up and coming band by Paige Harrison

Honorable Mention

In-depth Sports Coverage: Club sports participation positive for single sport athletes by Gideon Aigner

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From The Knowledge Bowl Team...

The Knowledge Bowl team is competing in Nationals on Saturday, May 7 in a virtual format.
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From The Music Department...

Congratulations to our seniors in some of their final Mustang music moments!
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Tonight...don't miss the show!

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From Key Club...

The Key Club conducted its fourth annual Induction and Award Banquet on Monday, May 2nd in the Manitou Spring High School Media Center. The Key Club mission is to support children locally and internationally. In attendance were the Key Club members, Kiwanis Advisors and parents. All observed Payten Smith and her fellow members run a flawless banquet. We started with a potluck dinner of pizza, sliders, salads, cookies and chips. Payten provided a broad overview of accomplishments this year - Haunted House, making and delivering dog toys to the Humane Society, supporting the Kiwanis golf tournament, donating to UNICEF, working Care & Share prior to the Christmas holidays - to name a few activities. Weatherly Hall (this past year's Vice President) pinned on Nicole Sharon's Historian pin. Payten then provided members who earned different awards and letters their swag. Last, but not least, was recognizing the Seniors who have been integral members during their time in high school - Weatherly Hall, Nian Crouch, Stuart Myers and Gideon Aigner. The Key Club Advisor, Mr. Talbott, wrapped the banquet up by recognizing Darold Jones and Joel Grotzinger for their contributions as our Kiwanis big brother advisors. Mr. Talbott also shared some experiences from the past year highlighting the contributions, impact and fun of the Key Club as a whole. Next for the Key Club is planning for next year. All MSHS students are welcome to try out the Key Club. You can join before the school year is over by attending any of our remaining Thursday lunches in Mr. Talbott's classroom. Hope to see you.
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Senior End of Year Update

The seniors have their official last day of school on Friday, May 13th. Here are some important dates for seniors and their families to keep in mind.

Sunday, May 8th - Senior Hallway Decorating - parents only - 1:00pm

Tuesday, May 10th - Signing Night (athletic and arts commits) - New Gym - 7:00pm

Friday, May 13th - Seniors Last Day/Check Out/Receive cap and gown - Checkout lists are available on the 13th in the front office

Sunday, May 15th - Senior Parade - Downtown Manitou Springs - 2:00pm

Tuesday, May 17th - REQUIRED Indoor Graduation Practice - 1:00pm

Wednesday, May 18th - Green & Gold Day/Senior Breakfast - 7:30am - families should create a Senior Board including pictures of their student from throughout the years. Boards can be dropped off at the HS on 5/17 after 3:30pm.

Thursday, May 19th - Senior Trip - Elitches - bus leaves at 8:15am

Friday, May 20th - REQUIRED Outdoor Graduation Practice - 9:00am

Sunday, May 22nd - Graduation - Richardson Field 1:00pm - Arrive at the HS at 12:00pm

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, May 7th - Knowledge Bowl Nationals - Virtual

Sunday, May 8th - Senior Parent Hallway Decorating - 1:00pm

Monday, May 9th - AP Calc AB/BC Test - 8:00am

Monday, May 9th - AP Comp Science Princ Test- 12:00pm

Monday, May 9th - Baseball: JV Double Header vs Lamar @ Home - 3:00pm

Tuesday, May 10th - AP English Lang/Comp Test - 8:00am

Tuesday, May 10th - Mustang Excellence Awards - 2:20pm

Tuesday, May 10th - Golf: Girls Varsity League Tournament @ Trinidad Municipal Golf Course - 10:00am

Wednesday, May 11th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, May 11th - AP Spanish Test - 8:00am

Wednesday, May 11th - AP Bio Test - 12:00pm

Wednesday, May 11th - Golf: Girls JV 9 Hole @ Cherokee Ridge Golf Course - 3:00pm

Thursday, May 12th - AP World History Test - 8:00am

Thursday, May 12th - AP Physics Test - 12:00pm

Thursday, May 12th - Soccer: Girls Varsity State - 1st Round - TBA

Friday, May 13th - SENIORS LAST DAY! (Senior Checkout)

Friday, May 13th - Golf: Girls Varsity Invitational @ Hollydot Golf Course - 9:00am

Friday, May 13th - Track & Field: Varsity Meet @ Pueblo West HS - 1:00pm