Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - September 23rd, 2022

From The Principal

We had some wonderful opportunities for students this week, such as our Theater and Choir students attending a play at the ENT Center, Construction students creating soffits in the attic of our Home Build, and our Mustang Boys’ Soccer team winning against CSCS in the last 10 seconds of double overtime! We also celebrated our wonderful IT professionals, Lesley Blythe and Gabrielle Waters for National IT Appreciation Day on Monday.

We are looking forward to an awesome Homecoming Week 9/26-10/1, and hope to see many of you at our events! Go Stangs!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

Homecoming Week

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Homecoming Jeeps Needed!

We are still looking for 2 open top Jeeps to drive our Homecoming attendants in the parade on Friday, September 30th. Please email if you can volunteer your time and your vehicle!
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From The Activities Department...

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From The Counseling Office...

College Visit to CU Denver on October 28th. This is open to all 9th-12th grade students. The visit is free, but students need to bring lunch or bring money to purchase lunch on campus. Permission forms are in the counseling office and are due October 17th.

Junior and Senior Parents - We will host a Financial Aid Night on October 20th from 5:30-6:30pm. Colorado College will be at MSHS media center to present on the financial aid process, timelines, FAFSA, and more for any college and university.

October 5th College Fair for students at MSHS from 1:00-2:00. All 9th-12th grade students please register for the fair. You will receive a barcode after you register with your information that you can share with college representatives so take a screenshot of it. MSHS College Fair Registration.

Another College Fair in Colorado Springs: The 2022 Southern Colorado College Fair is fast approaching! Thia fair will take place on Monday, September 26th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Coronado High School Gym: 1590 W. Fillmore Street, Colorado Springs, 80904.

This is a unique opportunity for students and families to:

  • Meet one-on-one with approx. 170 admissions representatives from colleges and universities throughout Colorado and across the country
  • Get answers to important questions about the application process, admissions, scholarships / financial aid, majors, college life and more

Following is a link to additional information including a list of the colleges and universities that have already registered. Additional colleges will be added regularly through September 26th.

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From The Performing Arts Department...

Do you love MSSD14 Performing Arts?

Please reach out to Rose Lyda at 719-325-6967 /, or Susan Taylor / 973-820-3556 or to join other MSSD14 Performing Arts Lovers. Our goal is to support our students, raise awareness and funds for the arts in our school district, and expand the audiences at our school’s performances. Opportunities abound for parents and community members alike to join together in support of our students' participation in all of the performing arts - theatre, choir, band, jazz band and orchestra. From refreshments at intermission (Yes, we need a team of bakers to help prepare yummy treats for these shows!!), to helping expand opportunities for our students to participate and experience the arts, we need your talents and expertise.

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Music Theory

Today the Music Theory class used the rooftop at the SILC to show how rhythms are mathematical. Using sidewalk chalk and the squares they were able to demonstrate fractions as well as visually see how rhythms can be math!

For example - 2 8th notes equal a quarter note, 2 16th notes equal an 8th note, therefore 4 16th notes equal a quarter note.

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From The Athletics Department...

Congratulations to Jack Clifford for qualifying for the 3A State Golf Tournament on October 3-4 held at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver. Jack shot 82 in very tough conditions to earn a spot in the State Tournament.

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From The Technology Department...

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From The Prospector...

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From The Environmental Club...

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From The Science Department...

Come see our new geology exhibit thanks to local geologist Jay Temple! Our fossils include marine moss animals, urchin spines, brachiopod shells, and layered deposits formed by algae. We have igneous granite, froth from an active volcano (pumice), limestone containing mystery fossils, sedimentary rock from the Fountain Formation showing evidence of the ancestral Rockies, huge obsidian rock, vesicular basalt, and metamorphic schist showing folds from differential pressure deep in the Earth's crust. Also, geologist Temple has graciously offered to give the Earth Science upperclassmen a geology walk at the Garden of the Gods on Friday, October 7th. We are just waiting for transportation. Be on the lookout for permission slips. See before and after pictures of Manitou Springs High School's Rocks that Rock!

Physical Science Support

Local structural consulting company, Criterium-McCafferty Engineers puts the safety in Manitou Springs High School. Thank you for donating safety goggles to the Physical Science classes. Stay tuned for the inaugural Criterium-McCafferty Engineers science awards coming next month!
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A Mustang Thank You!

Exciting news for the Physical Science students: The PAC “Parent Action Committee” and the Catamount Institute are sponsoring 100 students for an on-site field trip called H2 Woah. On November 2nd and 9th, students will explore the watershed and water systems. Students will test water quality, observe the water process and human impacts, and learn how to protect water sources. We are still waiting for funding for one more physical science class! Thank you, PAC and Catamount Institute, for inspiring future Manitou Springs scientists.

From The World Language Department

French 1 students learned about Claude Monet and made Monet-inspired artwork.
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Spanish I students worked on a special activity where they needed to create a series of events (comics thread), with a story in Spanish that would include the following elements learned during class: Clima (weather), Calendario (Calendar), and Emociones (Emotions). Their creativity was incredible!
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A Mustang Opportunity...

Dreaming of a trip to Ireland? Mr. Brown will be leading a nine day tour of Ireland (June 2023).

Please email Mr. Brown at for more information.

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Important Upcoming Dates

Homecoming Week!

Saturday, September 24th - Mustang Way Trail Build - 7:45am - 12:00pm

Saturday, September 24th - Football: Varsity vs. Prospect Ridge Academy (Away) - 11:00am

Saturday, September 24th - Drive In Movie Night - 8:00pm - 10:00pm

Monday, September 26th - Picture Retake Day - 7:30am - 12:20pm - Old Gym

Monday, September 26th - Volleyball: Girls C/JV/Varsity @ Home vs TCA - 4/5/6:00pm

Tuesday, September 27th - Josten's Ordering Event - 11:40am-12:20pm - Commons

Tuesday, September 27th - Willamette University Visit - Advisory - Media Center

Tuesday, September 27th - Powder Puff Football Game - 6:30pm - Richardson Field

Wednesday, September 28th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, September 28th - Homecoming Pep Rally - 7:15pm - New Gym

Wednesday, September 28th - Bon Fire - 8:00pm - 10:00pm - Upper Activity Field

Thursday, September 29th - Soccer: Boys JV - Soccer: Boys JV vs. The Vanguard School @ Home - 4:00pm

Thursday, September 29th - Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. Ellicott @ Home - 6:00pm

Thursday, September 29th - Volleyball: Girls C/JV/Varsity vs Salida - 4/5/6:00pm

Friday, September 30th - Homecoming Parade - 1:30pm - 2:30pm - Downtown Manitou

Friday, September 30th - Football: Varsity vs. Woodland Park @ Home - 7:00pm

Tailgate before the game!