Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - February 4th, 2022

From The Front Office...

Please see the following information about upcoming Parent/Student/Teacher Conferences:

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

Parent and Community Forum DATE CHANGE...

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From The Counseling Office...

College Visits

We are having colleges coming to our campus to visit with any students who are interested. They do a presentation in the Media Center and most of the time they bring FREE college swag!!

On March 14th during Advisory, Western Colorado University will be visiting. Here is a Google doc to sign up. Colleges Visiting MSHS

Students should check their emails daily for scholarship information.

SENIORS, Just a reminder with the new year, that your Colorado Springs area Jiffy Lube owners are offering one $3,500 scholarship award and two $1,500 scholarship awards to 3 local high school students – students simply have to write about “What Drives You?” – no grade point or test score requirements! We only have a handful of essays and there is a great chance of winning! Students attending high school in the Colorado Springs area can apply directly online NOW at: and see last year’s scholarship winners.

Program Overview: Three finalists will be selected from the 500 word “What Drives You?” essays submitted. Each finalist will be guaranteed a minimum $1,500 award if they create and submit a 1-2 minute video that expands on their essay in their own candid words, visuals, etc. The overall $3,500 scholarship winner will be chosen from these videos. Last year’s scholarship winners and the videos they submitted are posted on our site! Deadline is: March 14th, 2022

JUNIORS, QuestBridge National College Match. Click here for more information.

The National College Match

Are you a low-income high school student who has excelled academically, but feels that the nation’s best colleges are financially out of reach? The QuestBridge National College Match can be your pathway to a top college. Through this college and scholarship application process, you can apply for free to the nation’s best colleges and be considered for early admission and a full four-year scholarship from the college. You will apply when you become a senior, but QuestBridge is offering college summer programs. Below are the academic criteria for QuestBridge.
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We Appreciate Our Counseling Team!

Thank your school counselor! It's National School Counseling Week February 7th-11th.
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From The Knowledge Bowl Team...

Knowledge Bowl took 3rd place overall and first in the 3A division in the Front Range Regional Competition on Saturday, January 29. They secured a spot in the State Competition to be held March 14 & 15.
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From The Prospector...

The Prospector article of the week: Student anxiety levels rise during the pandemic by Ethan Anderson.
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From The Theater Department...

Suzette Who Set To Sea by Finegan Kruckemeyer will be presented at 3pm at the District Auditorium this Saturday, February 5th. Bring the family to this lovely tale of a girl who just wants to...go to sea. The students will be performing Suzette on Friday at the regional One Act Competition, held at Palmer Ridge HS.Break a leg!
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From The English Department..

Poetry students with Dr. Moen and Mr. Walker take a walk through town in observation of Americana and preparation to write their own beat-inspired America Poems.
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Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, February 4th - Girls Basketball - JV/V vs Lamar @ Home - 4:00pm/5:30pm

Friday, February 4th - Boys Basketball - C/JV/Varsity @ Lamar Community Building - 4:30pm/6:00pm/7:30pm

Friday, February 4th - Swim & Dive: Varsity Leagues @ Fountain Fort Carson HS - 5:15pm

Saturday, February 5th - Swim & Dive: Varsity Leagues @ Fountain Fort Carson HS - 9:30am

Saturday, February 5th - Wrestling: Varsity League Tournament @ Buena Vista HS - 10:00am

Saturday, February 5th - One Act Play @ The District Auditorium - 3:00pm

Saturday, February 5th - Boys Basketball JV/Varsity @ Rye HS - 3:00pm/4:30pm

Tuesday, February 8th - Girls Basketball C/JV/Varsity vs Buena Vista HS @ Home - 4:00pm/5:30pm/7:00pm

Tuesday, February 8th - Boys Basketball C/JV/Varsity @ Buena Vista HS - 4:00pm/5:30pm/7:00pm

Thursday, February 10th - Girls Basketball C/JV/Varsity vs The Classical Academy @ Home - 7:00pm/5:30pm/4:00pm

Thursday, February 10th - Boys Basketball C/JV/Varsity vs The Classical Academy - 5:30pm/4:00pm/7:00pm

Friday, February 11th - MSHS Early Release - school is dismissed at 12:00pm - lunch and transportation available