Manitou Springs Middle School

November 12th, 2021

Dear Mustang Families,

Students and staff had a great week of teaching and learning! Many students began a new Enrichment class on Thursday afternoon. The purpose of Enrichment time is to have fun, build relationships, and learn in creative ways. Some students also participate in clubs at this time such as Forensics, Builder's Club, Healthstangs Club, and Kindness Club. Feel free to reach out to Mr. Cady for more information about Enrichment.


Looking ahead:

Monday, 11/15: Boys Basketball (home game)

Wednesday, 11/17: Late Start Wednesday, Boys Basketball A & B teams @ Ellicot

Thursday, 11/18: Celebration for 1st quarter Honor Roll students (pie and ice cream party)

Thanksgiving Break (no school): 11/22 - 11/26

Robotics

We are proud of these kids! They represented Manitou Well at the First Colorado Southern Qualifier last Saturday! Three Middle School Teams spent the day presenting their Robots and Programs, their Team Projects, and participating in a robot game for 2 1/2 minute rounds. Three official games in the afternoon with two practice rounds in the morning! Congratulations for representing the district well and mentoring our younger teams as well!
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Careers in Construction

Steve Bethke's careers in construction class finished their house build in which students built houses from others’ plans. The students did an outstanding job communicating in a builder-client fashion.
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Mr. Johnson's 7th Grade Social Studies

Students looking at pictures of artifacts from Mohenjo Daro and hypothesizing what they were used for before reading what archeologists thought.
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Flying Pig Farm

Mr. Barak Ben-Amots' students “helping” mulch the farm with leaves to sequester carbon and mitigate methane production!
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Save the Animals Day

Mrs. Gaunce's science classes wearing matching masks for "save the animals" day!
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Mrs. McCune's 8th Grade Math

Mrs. McCune's 8th grade students show off their linear equation posters demonstrating stories which are then represented by graphs, tables and equations.
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Holiday Silent Auction

The 6-12 Manitou Springs Parent Action Committee (PAC) is currently hosting an exciting Holiday Silent Auction. You can check out the auction items here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/ms612auction

· There have been wonderful items that have been donated to support this fundraising opportunity.

· The auction closes on December 3, and winners will be notified by December 6.

· Winners will be notified (thru Facebook) after the auction closes and items can be picked up at the High School Media Center
Tuesday, 12/7 @ 3-4:40 PM
Wednesday, 12/8 @ 9-10 AM

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