Principal's Update for Students

9 November 2021

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Click the link below for December club meetings, too... :)

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Site Visits to Our School

As part of our district’s continued commitment to our strategic plan, ELEVATE and our goal to know every student by name, strength and need, Adams 12 Five Star Schools has begun an Equity Review with the goal of ensuring access, opportunities and a sense of belonging for all of our students.

I want to let you know that as part of this review, several members of our Equity Review team will visit our school on 12/6/2021. The goal of this visit is to observe our daily operations and learn about our school environment. Their observations from our school and others around the district will help us identify what the district is doing well and where there is room for improvement and growth.

This visit will not disrupt student learning. All classes and activities will take place as usual.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.


Tiffany Hansen


Do Good December Project

Our freshman leadership/ Chick Fil-A Leadership Academy students are completing their Do Good December Project and we need your help! Our project is to collect new socks, blankets, and backpacks to deliver to the Colorado Coalition for The Homeless. Please donate your new socks, blankets, and backpacks to our donation boxes around MRHS and in the main office from December 6th- 13th.

Hey, Class of 2025!

Mustang Freshman: Come to Merry Mustang Holiday Trivia hosted by Link Crew on December 8th during Academic support in the auditorium. Have a chance to win a prize and make a friend!

Workshop for the Play “Clue: On Stage”

Workshop for the Play “Clue: On Stage” will be after school on Thursday, Dec. 2nd in room E122 and Auditions and Technical Interviews will be Thursday, Dec. 9th by sign up on the call board. Email Ms. Schenck if you have questions.

Stress Management Workshop

Are you feeling stressed about finals? Join Kohezhen Club for a Stress Management Workshop on Tuesday 12/7 at 3:35 in C117. We will have several stations set up to help you destress, motivate for success. We will make planner pages, study playlists, practice gratitude and mindfulness, eat chocolate and MORE! Email Ms. DeStasio with any questions.
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The first district sponsored FAFSA Fest is coming up on Saturday, December 11 from 10:00-1:00 at FutureForward @ Bollman. Students and families will receive one-on-one support completing FAFSA/CASFA at this in-person open house from Adams 12 Five Star Schools counselors and admissions and financial aid representatives from local colleges and universities. More Information: English and Spanish

*Pre-registration is optional but encouraged. Pre-register here.

Winter Gala

The Performing Arts department is excited to be putting on our Winter Gala once again! If you've never been to this, it's quite a show. There are two performances on December 7 at 4:30pm and 7:30pm. Tickets are available through December 6. Buy Tickets Here
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Semester 1 Finals

December 15 and December 16 are reserved for Semester 1 Finals at Mountain Range High School. Both days will be half days, ending at 1:00pm. There will be no school on Friday, December 17, 2021.

  • District busses will be running and providing transportation to those who receive this service.
  • Lunches will be served both days. (Times will be announced closer to finals.)
  • Students would be excused from BTEC and Future Forward to accommodate finals scheduled at MRHS.

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 Finals Schedule

  • Academic Support: 7:45-8:20
  • P1 - 8:25 am-9:30 am
  • P2 - 9:35 am-10:40 am
  • P3 - 10:45 am-11:50 am
  • P4 - 11:55 am-1:00 pm

Thursday, December 16, 2021 Finals Schedule (1/2 day of school)

  • Academic Support: 7:45-8:20
  • P5 - 8:25 am-9:30 am
  • P6 - 9:35 am-10:40 am
  • P7 - 10:45 am-11:50 am
  • P8 - 11:55 am-1:00 pm

Friday, December 17, 2021: No School for Mountain Range HS Students

College Planning Night

Are you planning on Attending College after high school? Then come to the College Planning Night for Juniors, Parents, Guardians and Students welcome, on Thursday, December 9th at 6pm in the Mountain Range Auditorium.

Tailwinds of Hope Fundraiser

Vineyard Vines is having fundraiser for The Zachary Capra Memorial Foundation on December 2. The mission of foundation is to provide scholarships that support the dreams of hard-working, compassionate and goal oriented young adults, and it was created to honor the memory of Zachary Capra, a future commercial airline pilot (and former MRHS student).

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General News

FREE Tutoring from Anythink Libraries

Get your student the homework help they need FREE from Anythink Libraries. provides online tutoring, homework help, and test preparation with powerful resources designed to meet the individual needs of all learners.

More information: ( A free library card is required but can be picked up at all Anythink locations.)

Principal Advisory Council

Do you have ideas on things you would like to see happen at The Mountain but your not sure who to talk with? Well look no further. Mrs. Hansen and the administration here at Mountain Range are looking to form a group of students that would like to tackle some of the challenges here at The Mountain. This groups is open to ANYONE who is willing to put in the time and energy needed to see positive change. If you are interested in being a part of this council, please take a few moments to fill out this form.

Seniors - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The FAFSA application is now open for students to apply. Everything you need to know can be found here. Make sure you have the information you need before starting the process. If you need help filling this out, any counselor will be happy to help.

Order Your Yearbook

Students are back at school making new memories with their friends! Make sure to order the one book that captures the activities, spirit, and unique qualities of their school. Visit to order the 2022 Yearbook today!

Stampede: The Mustang Yearbook 2021
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The Range: A Mountain Range High School Production

Mountain Range Student Journalists have a new student newspaper! Our journalism and video production students have begun collaborating to publish a student media site that will take the place of a paper journalism publication and Mustang TV. It's called The Range- check it out at .

If any of you would like to contribute or if there is an event at school (or nearby) that you'd like us to cover, please feel free to contact James Hock ( )or Taryn DeStasio( ) or fill out the form on the site. Enjoy!
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Attendance Updates (repeat)

If you will be leaving class early for an appointment, please make sure that your parent/guardian calls the early release line so we are able to get you a pass to release you from class.

If you are present in a class but get marked absent, please go to Student Relations to get an attendance correction form and have your teacher fill it out. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Smith, Mr. Davey or Mr. Pratt in the student relations office.

Reminder about School Start Times (repeat)

Reminder: first-hour class begins at 7:45 am on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. First hour begins at 8:25 am on Wednesdays as we have advisory to begin the day.

With all students back in school this year we have found with the increased amount of traffic entering both our student lot and west parking lot, drop off times for students and students that drive is taking longer, please plan accordingly so all students have the opportunity to be present and ready for class at the beginning of first period.

Can I Live Stream Classes When I am Absent? NO!!! (repeat)

If you are absent, gets put into isolation or quarantine, please check Schoology for the most updated assignment/class materials from your classes. MRHS classes are not being live streamed this year so students will need to reach out to their teachers in the event of an absence.

Academic Support (repeat)

  • It is every Wednesday from 7:45 am to 8:20 am. All staff will be available at this time to provide additional support to students. This is a great opportunity for students to ask clarifying questions on assignments, prepare for an upcoming assessment or get caught up on material they missed due to an absence.

  • All staff are assigned to a location for academic support. Click here for staff locations.

Lockers & Parking Permits (repeat)

Students looking to purchase a locker can do so now from the bookkeeping office from 7:45am - 3:45pm. Students looking to purchase a parking permit can do so at the bookkeeping office from 7:45am -3:45pm.

If your student purchased a locker and/or a parking permit paid for online through, please see the bookkeeper for the locker information and parking permit from 7:45am - 3:30pm.

Mountain Range High School General Information

If you need basic information about Mountain Range High School, check out the Mountain Range Info link in our contact information below or by following this link.

This information will be at the bottom of the newsletter each month.

Notice a mistake?

Please be aware MRHS makes every effort to produce a correct and accurate newsletter. However, errors can happen. If you notice a mistake, please notify Reshaun Castro, Office Manager at 720-972-6301.

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