Manitou Springs High School

December 9th, 2022

From The Principal

It is hard to believe that we are already approaching the end of Semester One! As we head into our last two days of class next week followed by finals 12/14-12/16, both students and staff are working hard to finish strong! Classrooms have been alive with review games, students editing work based on individualized feedback, and clarifying content through collaboration with staff and peers.

It is our goal to work in partnership with all stakeholders, so as always, please reach out to our teachers, counselors, support staff, or administrators with any questions, concerns, or celebrations. I am so proud of our student body as they have progressed through the school year thus far with the support of our staff. Also, please congratulate our Cheerleading team for competing in State today as well as Annie Riggins for qualifying for All-State Choir!

Have a wonderful last weekend of the semester and good luck with your finals Mustangs!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

Finals Schedule - 12/14-12/16

Wednesday - 12/14

1A - 8:05 - 9:55

Advisory - 10:00 - 10:50

2A - 10:55 - 12:45

Lunch - 12:45 - 1:25

3A - 1:30 - 3:20

Thursday - 12/15

4A - 8:05 - 9:55

Advisory - 10:00 - 10:50

1B - 10:55 - 12:45

Lunch - 12:45 - 1:25

2B - 1:30 - 3:20

Friday - 12/16

3B - 8:05 - 9:55

Advisory - 10:00 - 10:50

4B - 10:55 - 12:45

Lunch 12:45-1:15

Students are released at 12:45pm. Lunch will be provided. Buses will run at 1:00pm.

Principal Input Survey

Manitou Springs High School Principal Input Survey

It has been a wonderful week hosting meetings to gather input and feedback for the 2023-24 Manitou Springs High School Principal position. Staff, student, and parent input is incredibly important as it will guide the process and support the decision to find the right leader for Manitou Springs High School. If you did not get an opportunity to attend a feedback session, we would love to hear from you!

A current District 14 parent shared, “There is an excellent process underway to prioritize what qualities we want in our new High School Principal. I was at our parent meeting last night and came away with a renewed sense of hope and excitement for finding the right leader and Principal for Manitou Springs High School. Your voice matters and will be heard!”

Please take a few minutes to provide input on what you would like to see in the future principal of Manitou Springs High School. Survey will be open December 9-December 12 at noon.

Click here to complete survey: 2022-23 Manitou Springs High School Principal

From The Technology Department...

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Connect 14...

Connect14 registration is now open for the Spring semester. Please feel free to view the classes to start planning out your Spring Connect 14 opportunities!

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From the PAC...

6-12 PAC has purchased treat boxes to give our teachers and staff at MSMS, MSHS, and SILC for the Holidays, and we need YOUR help filling them so they will have a sweet treat to take home.

If you are able, please bring 2 to 4 dozen cookies, small baked goods, tiny muffins, small candies, chocolates, etc. to your school's office, on Wednesday December 14, 2022 when your student arrives for classes. These can be your family's favorite home baked item or store purchased. We are also looking for a few volunteers to bring Gluten Free and Vegan selections for staff who have dietary needs.

Please see the QR code below.

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From The Athletics Department...

Athletic Website CLICK HERE! You can also view athletic schedules.

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~Or~ download the rSchool Today app!

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From The Music Department...

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From The English Department...

Mr. Walker's poetry class took a field trip to Colorado College's Tutt Library Special Collection to look at the Colorado College Zine Collection in preparation for making zines for their semester final.
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From The World Language Department...

The Holiday season has arrived and Club de Español it's selling our most creative and unique Holiday Cards with greetings in Spanish. There are 7 designs available and all of them have been created by members of the club. Two sizes available, small cards for $1 and big cards for $2, envelopes included. Half of the proceeds from this fundraiser will be going towards the sponsorship of Moris (picture attached), the 6 year old boy from Central America that Club de Español has been sponsoring through the On Bound Organization since 2021. For orders please contact Mrs. Perez,, or Dr. Valladares,
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Mustang Moments

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, December 9th - HS Choir Concert - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Friday, December 9th - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs. University Schools (Away) - 6:30pm

Friday, December 9th - Basketball: Boys Varsity vs. University Schools (Away) - 8:00pm

Saturday, December 10th - Wrestling: Boys Varsity vs. Salida (Away) - 8:15am

Saturday, December 10th - Wrestling: Girls Varsity vs. Salida (Away) - 8:15am

Saturday, December 10th - Swim & Dive: Varsity vs. Berthoud (Away) - 9:00am

Saturday, December 10th - Basketball: Boys/Girls Varsity vs. University Schools (Away) - All Day

Monday, December 12th - BOE Meeting - HS Media Center - 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 13th - Basketball: Boys/Girls JV vs. La Junta (Home) - 4:00pm

Tuesday, December 13th - Basketball: Boys/Girls C-Team vs. La Junta (Home) - 5:30pm

Tuesday, December 13th - Basketball: Boys/Girls Varsity vs. La Junta (Home) - 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 14th - Finals - 1A, 2A, 3A

Wednesday, December 14th - Swim & Dive: Varsity vs. La Junta (Away) - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 15th - Finals - 4A, 1B, 2B

Thursday, December 15th - Basketball: Boys JV (Time Changed) vs. Machebeuf (Away) - 4:00pm

Thursday, December 15th - Basketball: Boys Varsity (Time Changed) vs. Machebeuf (Away) - 5:30pm

Friday, December 16th - Finals 3B, 4B - students released at 12:45pm

Friday, December 16th - Swim & Dive: Varsity vs. Cheyenne Mountain (Away) - 3:30pm

Friday, December 16th - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs. Atlas Preparatory (Home) - 5:30pm

Friday, December 16th - Wrestling: Boys Varsity vs. Salida (Home) - 6:30pm

Friday, December 16th - Basketball: Boys Varsity vs. Atlas Preparatory (Home) - 7:00pm

Saturday, December 17th - Wrestling: Boys Varsity vs. John Mall (Away) - 9:00am

Saturday, December 17th - Swim & Dive: Varsity vs. Cheyenne Mountain (Away) - 1:15pm

Monday, December 19th - Wednesday, January 4th - Winter Break - students return Thursday, January 5th