Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - April 28th, 2023

From The Principal...

We have had an incredible week at MSHS! Congrats to our Girls’ Varsity Soccer team who is currently 11-0 for the season! Our performing arts students have hosted multiple fantastic performances and concerts, and we are looking forward to two more renditions of Freaky Friday tonight and tomorrow. Additionally, our Knowledge Bowl team faced off against staff members in a fierce competition yesterday to culminate their season. We’d also like to celebrate our Environmental Club students and Gabrielle Waters for planning a great week of spirit days and activities honoring Earth Day, including a fair with booths ranging from plant starters to thrifting to face painting!

Seniors have two weeks left and 9th-11th graders only have one month remaining! Thank you in advance for your partnership in supporting students finishing strong by prioritizing attendance and communicating proactively with staff.

Advanced Placement (AP) exams will run May 1-11, 2023. Individualized communication has been sent to all students and families enrolled in an AP exam. If you have any additional questions, please reach out to me (

We also are looking forward to World Language and Culture Night this upcoming Friday! We hope to see you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

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Mustang Families: As we head into May, MSHS continues to focus on student attendance. We'll be sending out an end of year update to parents/guardians of students who have missed a significant number of school days this year. We want to partner with you to help ensure your student is present at school. Thank you for your support -- we appreciate you!
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From The Counseling Department...

Summer Youth Volunteer Opportunities in Colorado Springs

Summer Paid Internship

FLY Paid Internship

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From The Technology Department...

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Robotics in Houston...

The Robotics Team had a great time at their competition in Houston. While they did not finish in the top half of teams, the students had a blast and learned some life skills at the same time. The team worked together and most importantly had fun.

"They were 100 percent awesome, which made the task of taking them to such a large event (42,000 attendees) just a pleasure. I think we made some memories that will last a lifetime," said Coach Steve Bethke.

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From The Theater Department...

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From The Art Department...

Thank you to all who came out to support the End of Year Art Show last week! We love to give our students a chance to show off their work.

From The Science Department...

Congrats to Grace L., Aleia M., and Daniel P. for being selected for an internship through the Colorado Space Business Roundtable. For two weeks, they will explore the aerospace industry, hands-on activities, and get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what aerospace companies do.

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Physical science students are having "so much fun" experimenting with ioLabs. We are grateful to the IPaSS program in Illinois for lending these physic devices. They have built in sensors for measuring force, acceleration, velocity, displacement, magnetic field, rotation, light, sound, temperature, pressure, and voltages down to a few μV.

From The English Department...

Sophomores in Dr. Moen's ENG II Honors classes have been exploring the impact of rhetorical devices and appeals and the persuasive power of logical fallacies by analyzing all manner of literature. To test their understanding of these rhetorical strategies, students were tasked with creating commercials for existing and school-appropriate products using three rhetorical appeals and at least two additional logical fallacies. They created engaging and entertaining pieces of marketing and included various students and staff members from across the building.
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AP Literature...

AP Lit seniors in Mrs. Kerrigan's class review Frankenstein using games!


Mr. Walker's Poetry class has been writing America poems. They took the best lines from their America poems and turned them into broadsides with handset type on old printing presses at The Press at Colorado College.

From The Prospector...

The Prospector Article of the Week: "Manitou Baseball beats St. Mary's for the first time since 2016" by Ashur Lavigne
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From The World Language Department...

We want to invite you to come and join us for the 9th World Language And Culture Night event on Friday, May 5th. It'll be an amazing afternoon full of student performances, architectural project presentations, artwork display, special guests, food trucks and a lot of fun. The event will take place at the High School building, start time is at 5pm, parking will be available at the High School, Middle School, Upper Activity field, up and down the hill. We can't wait to see you!
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The Pulsera Project: is a nonprofit organization that empowers nearly 200 artists from Nicaragua and Guatemala through pulseras sales, creating sustainable fair trade jobs in a country where few such opportunities exist. Pulsera proceeds also fund scholarships, healthcare, housing, community programs, social enterprises, sustainable energy initiatives, and many other projects that create bright futures for these artists and their communities.

The Spanish Club will be selling Pulseras during lunch time in the Commons, each bracelet is $7. Sale will go all the way through May 8th.

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From The Music Department...

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Signing Night

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Upcoming Youth Camps...

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Mustang Moment in Knowledge...

Staff and students faced off in the ultimate trivia battle!
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Upcoming Important Dates

Friday, April 28th - HS Musical - Freaky Friday - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 29th - Track & Field: Varsity Invitational vs Harrison (Away) - 9:00am

Saturday, April 29th - Soccer: Girls JV Game vs Front Range Christian (Home) - 10:00am

Saturday, April 29th - Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs Front Range Christian (Home) - 12:00pm

Saturday, April 29th - Baseball: Varsity Double Header vs Lamar (Away) - 11:00am

Saturday, April 29th - HS Musical - Freaky Friday - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Monday, May 1st - Thursday, May 11th - AP Exams

Monday, May 1st - Soccer: Girls JV Game vs Coronado (Home) - 4:30pm

Tuesday, May 2nd - Marines/Lunch Visit - Lunch - Commons

Tuesday, May 2nd - Soccer: Girls JV Game vs Woodland Park (Away) - 4:30pm

Tuesday, May 2nd - Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs Woodland Park (Away) - 6:30pm

Wednesday, May 3rd - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, May 3rd - Baseball: JV Double Header vs Lamar (Home) - 2:30pm

Wednesday, May 3rd - Track & Field: JV Invitational vs Fountain-Fort Carson (Away) - 2:30pm

Wednesday, May 3rd - PAC Meeting - 5:30pm

Wednesday, May 3rd - (HS) Dance Performance - District Auditorium - 6:30pm

Thursday, May 4th - Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs Eagle Ridge Academy (Away) - 4:30pm

Thursday, May 4th - Soccer: Girls JV Game vs Eagle Ridge Academy (Away) - 6:30pm

Thursday, May 4th - Choir Concert - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Friday, May 5th - Golf: Girls Varsity Leagues vs Trinidad (Away) - 10:00am

Friday, May 5th - Track & Field: Varsity Invitational vs Pueblo Centennial (Away) - 12:45pm

Friday, May 5th - World Language & Culture Night - 5:30pm