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October 2021 Issue

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Trunk or Treat Event

Saturday, Oct. 30th


3:00 PM - 5:30 PM


Student Council is hosting our Safe Trunk-or-Treat event in the parking lot at Mitchell in order to provide the community a safe and fun place to bring their families for some Halloween fun!

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Shout out to Mr. Atkinson and his students for helping clean up the campus!!!
Mr. Atkinson and Damion Lisa synced up for dress up like a Teacher/Student day!
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Mr. Sutton demonstrating ACCEPT

Security team member, Mr. Sutton consistently goes above and beyond to help around campus. Not only does he ensure the safety and security of our students, staff, and campus, he regularly policies our campus by picking up trash and clean in the cafeteria after lunch periods. Below he pictured picking up trash outside and helping community members with a tire change. Good job demonstrating ACCEPT core values Mr. Sutton!
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Featured sport and scholar-athletes: Cross Country, Madalyn Youngbird and Caleb Gunn

Madalyn and Caleb have led our XC team to a lot of success this year! They PR in every meet and have a big meet coming up for them to qualify for state in Pueblo on Friday 10/22/2021! They not only represent us well in the meets, they also exemplify what it means to be a scholar-athlete. Madalyn has a 3.6 GPA and Caleb has a 3.9 GPA and they are always respectful to MHS staff and their peers. We are proud of all the work they do on and off the course and we wish them luck in their regional meet!

Homecoming Week Review

All students and staff had fun at our all-school Homecoming assembly, which was held on Oct. 14th. Our Homecoming game was on Oct. 15th versus Sand Creek High School. Our team played a hard fought game! On Oct. 16th, students danced the night away at the Homecoming dance. Approximately 550 students attended! Thank you to Student Council for organizing these events and thank you to all who participated. See pictures below.


  • The Homecoming Assembly
  • The Homecoming Football Game
  • The Homecoming King (Ismael Flores) and Queen (Isabella Snowbird)
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Multilingual Colorado College Tutoring

Multilingual Colorado College students are here to help every Tuesday in the Library Media Center from 3:00-4:45 pm. They can help with missing assignments, tutoring to build skills and raise your grades, language acquisition and games, college applications, and test-taking strategies. This opportunity is free and open to any Mitchell High School student!

Click the button below to view a short video invitation by the Colorado College student tutors here at Mitchell High School!!

Nov. 11th - Veteran's Day

The JROTC, Social Studies, English, Choir, and Band Departments will sponsor the Veterans Day Celebration here at Mitchell. As part of the celebration, we are asking all students to participate in “Bring Your Veteran to School Day”, so we can honor their family member's military service to our country.


This is the outline and timeline of Mitchell High School Veterans Day celebration:


8:00 – 8:45 am – Continental breakfast for students bringing military veterans to school.

8:55 – 9:10 am—Flag raising (Reveille) ceremony for JROTC cadets and students bringing Military Veterans to school. Teachers can also bring their classes to the ceremony.

9:15 – 9:25 am – Veterans Group Photo in Gym

9:30 – 10: 15 am --2nd Block —Veterans Day Assembly in Gym honoring Military Veterans and a special recognition of Mitchell Staff members who are Military Veterans. We will also announce the winners of the Social Studies Essay Contest.


ISAAC KEITH WOODFORK, Lt Col, USAF (ret)

Mitchell High School JROTC

ISAAC KEITH WOODFORK, Lt Col, USAF (ret)  Mitchell High School JROTC

School Accountability Committee (SAC)

Thursday, Nov. 11th, 5-6:30pm

1205 Potter Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

The School Accountability Committee is an advisory committee, not a governing body, that advises the principal on school performance, budget priorities and parental engagement. ... Each SAC is comprised of parents, community members, principals and teachers.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

All Together Now!

“All Together Now!” is a musical revue featuring 15 songs from 15 different musicals.


MHS staff will be having a “Battle of the Elsas” and dressing up to sing “Let It Go” from Disney’s Frozen! “Tomorrow” from Annie, “Pure Imagination” from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, “Sit Down, You’re Rocking the Boat” from Guys and Dolls, and “You Can’t Stop the Beat” from Hairspray will also be featured.


$6 for adults. $3 for students, military, and seniors.


Mitchell’s Auditorium on Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 at 7 PM.


Check mitchelldrama.org for more details!

Winter Sports - Parent Meeting

Nov. 17th in the Auditorium


6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Mitchell H.S. World Café #2

Thursday, Nov. 18th, 5:30-7:30pm

1205 Potter Drive

Colorado Springs, CO

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

FAFSA Night #2

Nov. 18th in the Mitchell Library


4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

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Thanksgiving Break Nov. 22 - 26

No School!!
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Native American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month

November is Native American Heritage Month, or as it is commonly referred to, American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month. The month is a time to celebrate rich and diverse cultures, traditions, and histories and to acknowledge the important contributions of Native people.

Academic Writing Month

Academic Writing Month (also known as "AcWriMo") is an annual Web-based writing event challenging participants to meet a self-set writing goal during the month of November.
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Haley Gossett

Senior Volleyball player who is a leader in the classroom and sets an excellent example for other students in the ACCEPT Core values!
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Meet our Athletic Director

Nick Karn


Greetings Mitchell High School students, families, community, and alumni!


My family and I are honored to become a part of a great school community that has a time-honored tradition of success and pride. I came to Colorado Springs in 2013 from Lincoln, Nebraska, and began my career at Harrison School District 2. I taught social studies and AVID, coached many sports, and became an administrator in 2019.


My core values revolve around excellence, family, integrity, and service. One thing that I can always promise you is that I will work my hardest to ensure our scholar-athletes receive a top-notch high school experience where they are valued, challenged, and inspired to be the best they can be. When we hire coaches, program directors, and club sponsors, we look for these same qualities to ensure our scholar-athletes are receiving a similar message throughout the entire school. This is where culture-building becomes a key aspect.

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Tom Jacobs

His cheerful and expert support of student led IEPs goes above and beyond. He truly lives up to our shared mission of daring to empower the whole student to profoundly impact our world!
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Carver Elementary, You Are Amazing!

It wouldn't have been possible without their great teacher, Sean Sorensen who coached our kids. He did an amazing job and our students represented Mitchell High School well. Our students showed up for a great demonstration of a variety of science experiments. They demonstrated, explained, and involved Carver's 3rd graders.


  • Aries Neel Ems
  • Hanna Bakker
  • Cintia Davila Arreola
  • Benjamin Shumaker
  • Tanner Harding
  • Rebecca Peters


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College Application Day Oct. 20th

Congratulations to the MHS Counseling team, and a huge shout out to Christine and Nola!


This app day was a true model for success, and we know that giving students the confidence of a successful college application leads to greater matriculation! Way to lead the district in this effort!

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Actors! Comedians! Theatre enthusiasts!

You're invited to join us for theatre games, to plan MHS drama events, laugh, earn honors & awards, and hang out with fun loving people! Thespian- Mitchell's Drama Club and Theatre Honor Society is starting soon! Our first meeting is Friday, September 3rd at 3:05-3:50 in the black box theater (room 5)!

Games! Games! Games!

“If you all are interested in card games, board games, table top, and role playing games find your way to the cafeteria from 3-4:30. No prior experience necessary. We will have our first meeting Friday, September 3rd in the cafeteria. See you there!”

Attention Guys, Gals, and Non-Binary Pals!

"The Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA) club is back and will be meeting in Room 112 every Monday after school. Bring your friends we look forward to seeing you!"

Do you enjoy coffee? Donuts? What about stories? Art? If you answered yes, then head on over to Room 114 to join the new Creative Writing and Illustrating Club: Mitchell High School Story Brewers.

Once a month, we will meet to drink coffee, eat donuts, and share our recent writing or illustrating projects. We will build a community of like-minded creatives who seek positive feedback, support, and a relaxed environment to share and work on any type of written or illustrated work. Share your characters, ideas, songs, poems, short stories, screenplays, comics, manga, illustrated stories, essays, and/or novels; grow as an illustrator and/or writer; and fuel your caffeine and/or sugar addiction. Hosted by Ms. Duncan and Mrs. Kessler. Dates and times TBA.

“Attention singers, dancers, and actors!"

Mitchell Performing Arts needs you! We’re getting ready to produce a musical revue of ‘All Together Now!’

Interested in more information and how to audition? See or email Mr. Grantz in the choir room or Mrs. Goodwin-Wittry in the black box theater to be added to our Schoology group.