Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - December 3rd, 2021

From The Principal...

I sincerely hope that everyone had a relaxing Thanksgiving Break. It was nice to return to the high school with students and staff refreshed and ready to take on the next three weeks of winter sports and activities, final exams (schedule included below), and the end of the semester. We kicked off the winter sports season with Wrestling, Basketball, and Swim/Dive representing the Mustangs in their first competitions of the season. Our orchestra performed their winter concert and, through music, helped our community find the spirit of togetherness. The Knowledge Bowl Team hosts their first home meet of the season tomorrow, and we will be rooting for them. Now we are just wishing for snow to truly make this time of year complete.

Jesse Hull


Manitou Springs High School

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...

PSAT/NMSQT reports will be available for students on December 7th. If students provided an email on their PSAT test, then they will receive an email with an access code. If students did not provide an email they may go to and login to their College Board account to view their scores. College Board no longer sends out paper reports.

Beginning December 6, all juniors can become eligible for scholarships by completing college planning steps on BigFuture. Juniors will be automatically entered into monthly scholarship drawings for $500 and $40,000 when they either build a list with six or more colleges or start practice for the SAT. The more steps students complete and the earlier they start on BigFuture, the more chances to win. Learn more at

Open for all high school students, College Board has a scholarship search site. Clink on the link to sign up and start searching for FREE money!! College Board Scholarship Search.

Open for all students, more opportunities for free money and to attend an amazing local conference.

Registration is open for Education Children of Color (ECOC)'s 15th Annual Summit! The summit is taking place remotely via Zoom on January 15th, 2022. This is free to students and parents and there are opportunities to win scholarships and laptops. Here are the links to register:



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From The Health Office

Attention Parents: Student vision & hearing screenings will be conducted starting in January after winter break. Parents will be notified of any concerns or need for follow up.
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From The PAC...

PAC needs YOUR help! We are asking parents to donate gifts; gifts to fill our holiday stockings for our amazing staff members. These items can include, but are not limited to, homemade gifts, cookies (which need to be individually wrapped), ornaments, black sharpies, highlighters, expo markers, tea bags, coffee pods, hot chocolate, candy, trail mix or
beef jerky! Another option, see if your favorite place would love to contribute coupons. We have 150 stockings to fill to cover all the teachers, staff, and support workers at the MS, HS, and SILC. We need 150 of each item donated, so we can equally share the joy! If you can't donate all 150 that's ok - contact me and I can pair you up with someone else.

Donations can be dropped off at your choice of the MS or HS Office, clearly marked for PAC / Stockings. Cash donations can also be accepted, and we will use them to buy anything needed.

Donations are needed no later than December 13th so we can fill the stockings and distribute to staff before break.

Our staff is amazing! Let's support and gift these wonderful people that work with our children daily!

Please email or text me with your donations or questions...
Thank you,
Kimberle Spraggins
719 238 2319
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From The Music Department...

It's the most wonderful time of year! That's right, the Winter Choir Concert is this upcoming Tuesday, December 7th, at 7:00pm at the District Auditorium. Come join us for some holiday cheer!
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From The Art Department...

Sculpture students share examples of clay facial features.
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From The Yearbook Staff...

Seniors - don't forget that senior portraits and quotes are due by Monday, December 20th.
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Mustang Moments...

Our Game Club gathering after school in Mr. Brown's room.

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, December 4th - Knowledge Bowl Competition - Manitou Springs High School - 7:30am

Saturday, December 4th - Wrestling Varsity Tournament @ Pueblo Central HS - 9:00am

Monday, December 6th - Swim & Dive: Varsity Tri vs Multiple Schools - Manitou Pool - 4:00pm

Tuesday, December 7th - HS Choir Concert - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Tuesday, December 7th - Cheer Showcase - MSHS Old Gym - 6:30pm

Wednesday, December 8th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, December 8th - HS Band Concert - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Thursday, December 9th - Boys/Girls Basketball Varsity Tournament @ University HS - 3:30pm/5:00pm