Manitou Springs Middle School

November 19th, 2021

Dear families,

The staff at Manitou Springs Middle School wishes each of you a safe, fun, and restful Thanksgiving holiday!


Looking ahead:

Girls basketball student info meeting 11/30

Boys basketball pictures 11/30 (wear game jerseys)

"Happily Ever Before" play auditions 12/1

Girls basketball tryouts 12/6

Band concert 12/15 (6:00 PM)

Orchestra concert 12/16 (6:00 PM)

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5th Grade Visit

5th grade classes visited the middle school this week. We had fun playing a clue game, meeting students and teachers, and seeing the school. Thanks to our awesome 5th graders for the great visit!
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Un Árbol de la Gratitud

Spanish classes made "un árbol de la gratitud", a gratitude tree, to get into the spirit of Thanksgiving.
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Ceramic Projects

Ms. Leskee's middle school students are wrapping up the first stage of their ceramic projects. After Thanksgiving, art students will be glazing and bringing home their creations. It's been a messy two weeks of clay in the art room, but their hard work and perseverance is paying off!
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Flying Pig Farm

Mr. Barak Ben-Amots' students Levi and Boston give the goats a little care, and students “help” mulch the farm with leaves to sequester carbon and build soil.
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Band & Orchestra

Band Concert - December 15 at 6:00PM in the Manitou Springs Elementary School Auditorium


Orchestra Concert - December 16 at 6:00PM in the Manitou Springs Elementary School Auditorium

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Upcoming Sports: Girls' Basketball

Girls Basketball tryouts begin December 6th. Please make sure your athlete has her physical and all paperwork completed and turned in. There will be an informational meeting for students on November 30th during the school day. For more information please call Jenny Guynn at 719-685-2116 or email her at jguynn@mssd14.org.
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Holiday Silent Auction

The 6-12 Manitou Springs Parent Action Committee (PAC) is currently hosting an exciting Holiday Silent Auction. You can check out the auction items here:

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

· There have been wonderful items that have been donated to support this fundraising opportunity.

· The auction closes on December 3, and winners will be notified by December 6.

· Winners will be notified (thru Facebook) after the auction closes and items can be picked up at the High School Media Center
Tuesday, 12/7 @ 3-4:40 PM
Wednesday, 12/8 @ 9-10 AM

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Manitou Art Center

Upcoming class at the Manitou Art Center Makerspace for Middle and High Schoolers:



Weekend Fashion Workshop: Cozy Classics–Learn to Sew Knit and Stretch Fabrics $20 (funded in part by the Manitou Arts, Culture, and Heritage Fund

Saturday, November 20, 1-5 pm

Register Here
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Tech Corner

Our newest addition to the newsletter, the tech corner will be full of tips and tricks for the devices and programs that students use for their schoolwork. This week, we will be talking about updating your devices.


One of the most common ways to fix issues with websites or software on your device is to make sure the device is updated. It is recommended that you check for updates monthly. Below are pictures to show you how to check for updates on an iPad and on Windows.

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