Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - October 13th, 2022

From The Principal

We hope you’ve enjoyed your short week! Thank you to all of the students and staff who participated in our PSAT 9 and PSAT NMSQT on Wednesday, as well as all Mustang families for accommodating our adjusted schedule. This was a powerful opportunity for students to practice the exam, staff to collect updated student achievement data, and students to potentially earn significant scholarships!

Next week, we are looking forward to Family Conferences on Thursday, 10/20 and Friday, 10/21. We will be sending communication to all students and families on Friday afternoon (10/14) with details about how to schedule virtual conferences with staff.

Enjoy your long weekend!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

From The Counseling Department...


  • Remember the FAFSA opens October 1st so you can apply now at
  • October 18th, 19th, 20th is FREE Colorado Application Day. Here is the link for the free codes.
  • October 20th from 1:30-5:30 - Ms. Trainor will be in the MSHS Media Center to help any students with their college applications and/or scholarship applications. Get assistance during this time!
  • October 20th at 5:30pm Colorado College will be in our media center to do a presentation and answer questions on all types of Financial Aid.

October 27th - UCCS will visit MSHS during advisory in the Media Center.

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From The Technology Department...

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From The Arts Department...

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Classroom Perspective

Students work on still life drawings in Mr. Bonner's class.
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From Athletics & Activities...

Congratulations to longtime Manitou Springs football coach George Rykovich for his election into the CHSAA Hall of Fame! Ryko led the Mustangs to 222 wins (17th all-time in state history) and two state championships (1987 and 1990) in his time coaching the team from 1971-2006. We invite former players and alumni to congratulate Coach Rykovich at halftime of the La Junta game on Oct. 21. Rykovich is the second Manitou Springs High School representative to be elected to the hall of fame with Justin Armour being the first. Ryko will formally be inducted into the CHSAA Hall of Fame on Jan. 23, 2023. Tickets will be available to the induction ceremony, and we will pass along that information as soon as we get it.

Congrats Coach Rykovich and Go Mustangs!

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Robotics Team Update

The Robotics Team participated in the Kendrick Castillo Memorial Tournament last week. This was the first competition style meet for the new group, and they all had involvement in problem solving and decision making. The Robotics Team is looking forward to more competition during the winter season. A big shout out to co-captains - Madison C. and Dylan M.!
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Knowledge Bowl Team In Action

Team members competed most recently in a competition at Woodland Park High School!
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From The Spanish Club...

Club de Español students were learning the basic steps of Salsa dancing, they had a blast. Check out these Mustang Moves!
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From The Prospector...

The Prospector Article of the Week: Should there be ASL classes at MSHS? by Ari Clark

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A Mustang Field Trip

The MSHS Climbing Club and MAP Program took a rock climbing field trip last week.

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, October 14th - HS Staff Work Day - No Students

Friday, October 14th - Football: Varsity vs. Alamosa (Away) - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 15th - All State Choir Auditions - Vista Ridge HS - All Day

Saturday, October 15th - Soccer: Boys Varsity vs Pagosa Springs @ Home - 1:00pm

Monday, October 17th - Football: JV vs. Alamosa @ Home - 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 18th - Soccer: Boys JV/Varsity vs Atlas Prep @ Home - 4/6:00pm

Tuesday, October 18th - Volleyball: Girls c/JV/Varsity vs Florence HS (Away) - 4/5/6:00pm

Wednesday, October 19th - Air Force Visit - Media Center - Advisory

Thursday, October 20th - Parent/Teacher Conferences/Early Release - 12:30pm

Thursday, October 20th - Financial Aid Presentation by CC - Media Center - 5:30pm

Thursday, October 20th - Volleyball: Girls C/JV/Varsity vs CSCS @ Home - 4/5/6:00pm

Thursday, October 20th - Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. James Irwin Charter (Away) - 7:00pm

Friday, October 21st - Parent/Teacher Conferences - No Students

Friday, October 21st - Fall Play - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Friday, October 21st - Football: Varsity vs. La Junta @ Home - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 22nd - Fall Play - District Auditorium - 2:00pm/7:00pm