Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - December 10th, 2021

From The Principal...

It is hard to believe that we are already approaching mid-December. We are heading into our last week of school before Winter Break, and finals are on the minds of our students. I will again share the schedule for the end of next week. Now that we have reached the mid-point of the school year, I want to remind families and students to always feel free to reach out to our staff, counselors, front office support, or administrators with any concerns, frustrations, successes, or celebrations. We want to help when needed, while also recognizing accomplishments. I am proud of our student body as they have progressed through the school year thus far. Good luck with your finals Mustangs!

Jesse Hull


Manitou Springs High School

MSHS Ugly Sweater Day

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Exam Days Schedule for December 15th - 17th

Wednesday 12/15 DAY ONE FINALS (no late start)

Block 1A - 8:05 – 9:55 am

Advisory - 10:00 – 11:00 am

Block 2A -11:05 am – 12:55 pm

Lunch - 12:55 – 1:25 pm

Block 3A - 1:30 – 3:20 pm

Thursday 12/16 DAY TWO FINALS

Block 4A - 8:05 – 9:55 am

Advisory - 10:00 – 11:00 am

Block 1B - 11:05 am – 12:55 pm

Lunch - 12:55 – 1:25 pm

Block 2B - 1:30 – 3:20 pm

Friday 12/17 DAY THREE FINALS (early release)

Block 3B - 8:05 – 9:55 am

Advisory - 10:00 – 11:00 am

Block 4B - 11:05 am – 12:55 pm

Lunch - 12:55 – 1:25 pm

From The Counseling Department...

Have you heard about the Career Start Program at PPCC (Pikes Peak Community College)? The Career Start Program is a concurrent enrollment offering at Pikes Peak Community College that provides high school students with opportunities to earn both college and high school elective credit in a vocational setting and immersion to the college environment and expectations. Through this program, students participate in career technical programs that provide hands-on learning environments at the PPCC Centennial Campus as part of their regular school day (Monday- Friday). Students who participate in Career Start attend PPCC in the morning and return to MSHS to complete their high school courses in the afternoon. More detailed information can be obtained through the counseling center at MSHS. This opportunity is available to current 10th and 11th grade students for the 2022-23 school year and involves a multi-step application process. Interested students must sign up in the counseling office no later than January 19th, 2022. Please see the email that was sent out 12/5/2021 from the MSHS Counseling office for more detailed information.

From The Prospector...

Check out the work of MSHS student journalists this semester on the online newsite of MSHS: The Prospector.

Student editors Jack Embery (11), Claire Kisielnicki (12), and Paige Harrison (12) lead a team of 10 staffers in the reporting, writing, and publication of The Prospector.

You can follow The Prospector on Facebook or Instagram to see new articles as they are posted. Click here to follow us on Facebook.

From The Yearbook Staff...

IMPORTANT REMINDERS - Senior Deadlines - senior portraits are due by December 20th!
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From The Environmental Club...

Congrats to the winners of the 4-week Recycling Challenge!

Ms. Jackson, Ms. Kerrigan, Ms. Tindall and Mr. B. Brown - Advisory Classes

You guys did an awesome job! Thanks to everyone for working so hard and participating. Hope everyone had some fun and learned a few things. Keep up the good work recycling!

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From The Music Department...

Merry Tuba Christmas Performance at Acacia Park.
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A front office concert performed by Advanced Orchestra students.
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From The Athletics Department...

Swim & Dive:

The girls recently did some great team bonding of blind fold leading and, as usual, had a blast!

The team competes in Loveland on Friday.


Freshman Abby R. places 4th, Senior Hannah H. places 3rd, and Senior Terry L. places 2nd at the Pueblo Central Invitational this past weekend. What an accomplishment!

From The World Language Department...

Games, caroling, and festive winter fun in the Media Center.

From The Climbing Club...

Climbers participated in a local competition last weekend.
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Congratulations to the Knowledge Bowl Team...

They narrowly missed winning the home competition this past Saturday. They did an amazing job!

Welcome New NHS Members!

Congratulations to the new members of the MSHS chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS). Members were selected based on their scholarship, leadership, service, and character. New members will be inducted into the MSHS chapter in late January.

Grace Allen

Ella Batson

Emily Davis

Melina DeLeo

Sierra Dunlap

Jack Embery

Theron Heim

Anya Nelsestuen

Reilly O’Boyle

Erica Sherwin

Meghan Taylor

Important Upcoming Events

Saturday, December 11th - Boys/Girls Varsity Basketball Tournament @ University HS

Saturday, December 11th - Boys Wrestling Varsity Invitational @ Salida HS

Saturday, December 11th - Girls Wrestling Varsity Tournament @ Mesa Ridge HS

Saturday, December 11th - Swim & Dive Varsity Invitational vs Berthoud @ Mountain View Aquatics Center

Tuesday, December 14th - Girls Basketball C/JV/Varsity @ Platte Valley HS - 4:00/5:30/7:00pm

Tuesday, December 14th - Boys Basketball C/JV/Varsity @ Kent Denver HS - 4:00/5:30/7:00pm

Tuesday, December 14th - Boys Wrestling Varsity Dual vs Sandcreek HS @ home - 6:00pm

Wednesday, December 15th - Exam Day

Thursday, December 16th - Exam Day

Thursday, December 16th - Girls Basketball C/JV/Varsity vs La Junta @ home - 4:00/5:30/7:00pm

Thursday, December 16th - Boys Varsity Basketball C/JV/Varsity @ La Junta HS - 4:00/5:30/7:00pm

Friday, December 17th - Exam Day/Early Release - 12:55pm

Friday, December 17th - Swim & Dive Varsity Invitational @ Cheyenne Mountain HS

Monday, December 20th - Wednesday, January 5th - Winter Break

Go Stangs!

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