Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - October 15th, 2021

From The Principal...

A fall chill is in the air, and we've reached the end of the first quarter at Manitou Springs High School. It is hard to believe that we are 1/4 of the way through our school year!

Several of our students took the PSAT this week and familiarized themselves with the format and types of questions that they will face on the SAT. This “dry run” tends to help students feel less nervous when taking the SAT. These preliminary exams also highlight strengths and any areas of improvement that students should focus on prior to the SAT.

We have sent out information for our upcoming Parent/Teacher Conferences (taking place on October 21st and 22nd), so please be sure to sign up for a virtual meeting with your student's teachers. October 21st is an early dismissal day (with students out at 12:30) and there is no school on October 22nd.

Enjoy your weekend and the beauty of autumn in Manitou Springs.

Jesse Hull


Manitou Springs High School

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Senior Season

College Visit

College visit to Metropolitan State University Denver (MSU Denver).

When: Wednesday, November 17th

Where: MSU Denver (we will be taking a school bus)

Time: 8:15am - 2:30pm

Who: Any 9th-12th grade student can attend. The trip has a limited capacity, so be sure to turn in permission forms ASAP.

What: Go to the counseling office to pick up a permission form to attend. Permission form due back November 3rd to counseling.

Cost: You will need money for lunch (around $10) or you can bring your lunch. We will eat on campus.

SENIORS - It is finally here...Colorado FREE application Days, October 19th - 21st. You have 3 days to submit your application to any Colorado school for free. Check out the link below for the free codes. It is also FREE on the Common Application!! Mrs .Trainor will be available during advisory in the media center on the 19th, 20th, and 21st for anyone who needs help!

Colorado Free Application Day (Click Here)
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from the front office...

Pre-Arranged Absences

If you are planning for your student to miss multiple days of school in a row, please have them request a Pre-Arranged Absence Form from the front office. This helps us to ensure that students and teachers have communicated before a family trip, college visit, etc.

Process for requesting a pre-arranged absence:

1. Parent or guardian will complete and sign the back of the form.

2. Student will take the form to each teacher to get assignments and signatures.

3. A school administrator must sign the form for approval five school days in advance.

Pre-Arranged absences will not be approved during the following circumstances:

1. District or State Assessment testing (parent can contact school office for dates).

2. During Quarterly Exams; the last two days of each quarter.

3. When requested absence would move the student into excessive absence status or student has surpassed the allowable number of absences.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping Manitou Springs High School maintain our goal of 95% attendance!

From The Health Office...

Manitou Springs School District 14 to Host Vaccine Clinic

LOCATION - As part of Governor Polis’ efforts to ensure that every person in Colorado has access to a vaccine, Manitou Springs School District 14 has been selected as a vaccine clinic site. MSSD14 has partnered with CDPHE to secure this clinic.

The clinic will focus on serving students 12 years and older, parents, staff members from Manitou Springs School district and will be open to all community members as well. MSSD14 is hosting this event as a strategy for maintaining in person learning, reduce the risk of outbreaks, as well as protecting our whole community. There will be 75 Pfizer vaccination doses available at this clinic.

COVID-19 Vaccine booster shots are available for the following Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine recipients who completed their initial series at least 6 months ago and are:

Both pre-registration and walk-in appointments are available.

To register for an appointment on 10/22/21

DATE: October 22, 2021

TIME: 10 am- 2 pm

LOCATION: Manitou Springs School District SILC Building Mustang Plaza, 405 El Monte Pl Manitou Springs, Colorado 80829

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From The Athletics Department...

Dig Pink Night!

The Manitou Springs High School Volleyball Team held their "Dig Pink" Night in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The team and volunteers ran a bake sale to raise funds for a local cancer facility that helps patients with treatment costs. Players and coaches honored those in the crowd who have been affected by cancer, and the girls played their hearts out for them!
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From The Theater Department...

Presenting...Our Town - November 5th at 7:00pm and November 6th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm - the show is FREE for MSSD students!
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Academic Excellence

CONGRATULATIONS to the following students on earning an Academic Letter for the 2020-2021 school year.

Anton Akse

Caleb Allen

Grace Allen

Avah Armour

Ella Batson

Ariella Budjen

Madison Cavender

Jackson Dunlap

Sierra Dunlap

Morgan Flannery

Elanor Fugate

Weatherly Hall

Hailey Huyser

Sean Lowe

Fumino Masty

Tsukino Masty

Abigail Parker

Anya Nelsesteun

Lairden Rogge

Jaxen Sellers

Payten Smith

Cody Wyman

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Holiday Help

If you would like to learn more about how you can support families in our community, please
contact Partners for Healthy Choices. Community is indeed people helping people!
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Mustang Moments

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 15th - Varsity Football vs Lamar @ Home - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 16th - Boys Varsity Soccer vs James Irwin Charter @ Home - 10:00am

Monday, October 18th - JV Football vs Lamar @ Lamar High School - 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 19th - Boys Varsity Soccer vs CSCS @ UCCS Stadium - 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 19th - Volleyball vs James Irwin @ James Irwin - 4:00/5:00/6:00pm

Wednesday, October 20th - Choir Concert @ District Auditorium- 7:00pm

Thursday, October 21st - Early Dismissal - Parent/Teacher Conferences - dismiss 12:30pm

Thursday, October 21st - Boys JV/Varsity Soccer vs Lamar @ Lamar High School - 3:30/4:30pm

Thursday, October 21st - Volleyball vs Vanguard @ Home - 4:00/5:00/6:00pm

Friday, October 22nd - No School - Parent/Teacher Conferences