Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - November 12th, 2021

From The Principal...

This week we had the honor of celebrating our staff members who have served or are currently serving for branches of the United States Military. The Manitou Springs High School Veteran's Day Assembly brought our student body together to learn about the service given and sacrifices made by some of their very own teachers.


This gathering of our Mustang family was the perfect segue into the NHS sponsored Staff vs. Student Basketball game on Thursday evening. The game had two purposes: 1) to bring together staff and students for a night of fun and 2) to raise money for The Place, a Colorado Springs organization that provides services for runaway youth and youth experiencing homelessness. Both goals were accomplished!


Next week, we head into our annual Kindness Week. I look forward to sharing more about what MSHS students accomplish during that time in our next newsletter.


Jesse Hull

Principal

Manitou Springs High School

Staff vs. Student Basketball Game

The staff, led by Coach Stu Jeck (18pts) took home the win (38-20 ) over the students, led by senior Aaron Clune (10pts).


This event was a positive, relationship building experience that students hope will happen again soon.


NHS would like to thank all of the volunteers that made this night possible.


You helped us to raise $441 for The Place!

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From StuCo...

Students - come to the Blacklight Dance! The dance will be held in the Old Gym. The admission is $10 at the Commons doors. This is our kickoff into Kindness Week.
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Kindness Week - 11/15-11/19

Check out the following link from the MSHS Prospector for more information about Kindness Week - https://mshsprospector.org/16965/news/participate-in-kindness-week/?fbclid=IwAR2iM5WTnm5MmDHDEIQOBXJG0zv21hPOg35Jr3aN6MP22FH-ET6_-Js3wSY
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From The Counseling Department...

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Educating Children of Color

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:


Youth: https://www.eventleaf.com/e/ecocsummit2022_student
Adult: https://www.eventleaf.com/e/ecocsummit2022


West Point

Is your student interested in attending a military service academy? Here is an opportunity to ask questions and receive information on how to apply and what it's like to be a cadet. This is open to all 9th-11th grade students.

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From the Art Department...

Congratulations to Ethan Anderson! He won 1st place and Best in Show for the Colorado Springs Planet Walk Art Contest. His work will be displayed in the Pikes Peak Children's Museum, and he won $125!
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Photography

Students work on group photography projects.

From the Environmental Club...

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From The Music Department...

Congratulations to the band students who represented Manitou Springs High School at the Tri Peaks League Honor Band. It was an amazing performance and a wonderful experience. The guest clinician is a nationally recognized music educator, retired high school band director, and major advocate for music education in Colorado, and he lives in Colorado Springs!
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From the PAC...

The 6-12 Parent Action Committee is currently holding an online Silent Auction on Facebook. Proceeds from the auction fund PAC projects such as Mini Grants, teacher appreciation events, and PAC's multi year initiative to buy electronic marquees for MSMS and MSHS.


Check out the Auction here:

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


New items will be posted throughout the auction, so keep checking back for more items!


The Auction will close on Dec 3, and winners will be notified through Facebook. Items can be picked up at the High School Media Center on Tuesday 12/7 from 3-4:40 PM and Wednesday 12/8 from 9-10 AM. Payment accepted by cash, check, or credit card on MySchoolBucks.


Thank you for supporting Your 6-12 PAC!

From the Athletics Department...

REMINDER:

You cannot start practice on Monday, November 15th without your official Pass to Practice from Mrs. Glass.

Pick yours up from the Athletic Office TODAY!

Mustang Volleyball

Mustang Volleyball comes to an end after an amazingly hard-fought match-up between the Alamosa Mean Moose on Friday night. The girls left it all on the court in a 5-set battle. Congratulations to the MIGHTY MUSTANGS on a fantastic season!! We are so very proud of you!
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Two Teams One Dream Night

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Girls Basketball Fundraiser

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Mustang Moments

The Climbing Club in action!

Important Upcoming Dates

Saturday, November 13th - Blacklight Dance - 7:00pm - Old Gym - $10

Sunday, November 14th - Two Teams One Dream Night -4:00-6:00pm - New Gym

Monday, November 15th - Friday, November 19th - Kindness Week/Themed Week

Monday, November 15th - Official Start of the Winter Sports Season

Monday, November 15th - Board of Education Work Session/Meeting - 4:30pm

Thursday, November 18th - Tri-Peaks League Cheer Championship @ James Irwin HS - 6:30pm

Monday, November 22nd - Friday, November 26th - Thanksgiving Break