Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - September 16th, 2022

From The Principal

It has been an exceptional week at MSHS! We celebrated Elanor Fugate being announced as a Semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship! Congratulations and thank you to Elanor, the Fugate family, and all of the staff and community members who have supported Elanor throughout her MSSD14 journey! We also had our first school-wide Multi-Tiered Systems of Support meeting on Wednesday morning, which allowed staff to work together to create support for students across our classrooms. Additionally, we had our first Mustang Way trail building event in partnership with Manitou CATS! Our next event is Saturday, September 24th–please join us by registering to volunteer. Furthermore, we hosted collaborative classroom observations and professional development aligned with our focus on strengthening language-rich classrooms on Friday.

Looking to the future, we’re really looking forward to Homecoming Week starting September 26th. Go Mustangs!

Anna Conrad
Manitou Springs High School
Interim Principal

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Mustang Way Trail Build

Volunteer crews were hard at work on trail development.

From The Health Office...

Please remember to provide an updated vaccination record to the Health Office. Vaccine records need to be updated each school year.

For more info on school-required vaccines and/or how to obtain an exemption, please visit the school website (click Department, Health).

Thank you!

Jacque Revello, MA,RN - MS/HS School Nurse

Sonni Olson, MS/HS Health Tech"

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Homecoming Parade Application

Do you have a student group that wants to participate in our annual Homecoming Parade?

Fill out the following application by September 19th.

Senior Parent Meeting

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From The Technology Department...

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From The Counseling Department...

College and Career Corner

SAVE THE DATE: College Fair at Manitou Springs High School on Wednesday, October 5th from 1:00-2:00 in our gym. All of our students will have the opportunity to meet with over 30 colleges/universities (some out of state schools too). Students will have 25 minutes at the fair to meet with college advisors.

Here are some great resources for families to start the college exploration process or to help finalize where your student wants to attend college.

College Fairs of Greater Denver is back in-action and in-person for 2022!

Register for the virtual sessions at
Register for the in-person college fairs at

Virtual Session Schedule:

Wednesday, September 21:

5:00 PM Mtn- The Road Ahead: College Search and Selection
Angela Fernandez Barone, Executive Director for Student Engagement, Retention and Persistence
Dickinson College,
High school students are often told to start the college search process early, but what exactly does that look like? Learn practical steps to get ahead in the college search and selection process.

6:00 PM Mtn- Scholarships: Tips to Find Them and How to Develop a Solid Application

Stephanie Panion, Scholarship Program Manager
Boettcher Foundation,
Learn all about how to create a compelling scholarship application as well as a few tips for where to find them!

7:00 PM Mtn- Financial Aid: Navigating the Financial Aid Maze and Resources
Nancy Duetsch, Assistant Director, Student Financial Services, Western Colorado University, and
Carrie Shaw, Director, Student Financial Services, Western Colorado University,

At this virtual session, you will get tips and tricks on how to complete your FAFSA and navigate the financial aid process. Don't let your financial aid application stand in the way of your education. We'll walk you through the process and answer your questions.

Another great resource about scholarships!! Check out the webinar below.

The Boettcher Foundation is hosting webinars on “Everything You Need to Know About Scholarships.” During these webinars we will discuss how students can “ACE” their college and scholarship applications, including tips on how to help your applications stand out. You can register to attend one of the webinars by clicking on the date you wish to attend (please note that you only need to attend one, as the same information will be presented during each webinar):

Because our Zoom attendee number is limited, please only register if you will be able to watch the webinar during the scheduled date and time. While we encourage you to join in real-time so that you can ask questions. We will not be recording the webinars, but if you cannot attend during a scheduled time you can still watch an abbreviated recording of the presentation on the FAQs and Resources page of our website (located under the question asking if the Boettcher Foundation provides resources on how to be competitive in a scholarship application). We have a Spanish language version of the recording on our website, as well.

We also encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the Boettcher Scholarship.

Are you interested in attending a military academy? Check out this virtual event.

This virtual event is open to any student grades 9-12 and their parents. Underclass students may be interested in learning more about Service Academy and ROTC academic requirements/evaluation criteria, as well as summer programs. Seniors may be interested in applying to ROTC or Service Academies after their first year of college. It is an excellent event with a wealth of information on all aspects of Service Academy and ROTC possibilities, as well as information on nominations required from House Representatives and Senators.

Thursday, 22 September 2022
5:30pm to 7:45pm (Mountain Time)
Interested in becoming a Military Officer in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force, Merchant Marines or Coast Guard? Please join representatives from the Service Academies, ROTC programs,
and Congressional offices to learn about the application and nomination
processes. Have your questions answered!
Registration at the link above is required. After registering, you will be sent an email on how to join the meeting.

October 20th 5:30pm, Financial Aid Night presentation from Colorado College at MSHS Media Center. Come learn about different types of aid, FAFSA, timelines, and the CSS Profile.
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From The Athletics Department...

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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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Yearbook 2022-2023

Now is the time to buy your HS yearbook! Use the QR code below. Today is the last day to purchase the book for $45 before the price increases.
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From The Prospector...

Did you know that MSHS has a student run news site? Check it out at We post all of our articles to our Facebook page as well, so follow us! Here is our article of the week:

Ukrainian foreign exchange student seeks shelter in Manitou Springs.

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From The Arts Department...

One of Mr. Bonner's art students worked diligently on a cardboard relief sculpture.
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Colorado Student Media Association's J-Day

Journalism and Yearbook students attended the Colorado Student Media Association's Journalism Day at CSU in Fort Collins, where both the Journalism and Yearbook program accepted Awards of Commendation for their respective products. Additionally, students attended panels on production, journalism, photography. One of these panels was facilitated by a Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist.

Mustang Moments

The Advanced Yoga students were practicing partner and Acro Yoga! These poses help develop trust and confidence. Partner yoga poses remind us to listen to each other and help develop a practice where we test our “edge” of comfort in a supportive, safe environment.
Basketball players work together to make a gift for a coach. Here is the finished product!
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Chemistry Brownie Lab

Students worked on conversions through dimensional analysis to make the "peak" mug brownie!

Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, September 16th - Soccer: Boys JV/Varsity vs Bayfield @ Home - 4/6:00pm

Friday, September 16th - Football: Varsity vs. Rocky Ford (Away) - 7:00pm

Saturday, September 17th - Volleyball: Girls C-Team & JV Tournament - Discovery Canyon - All Day

Sunday, September 18th - Volleyball: Girls JV Tournament - Discovery Canyon - All Day

Monday, September 19th - Senior Parent Meeting - HS Media Center - 5:30pm

Tuesday, September 20th - Golf: Boys Varsity vs Rye (Away) - Hollydot Golf Course - 9:00am

Tuesday, September 20th - Volleyball: Girls C/JV/Varsity vs Lamar @ Home - 4/5/6:00pm

Wednesday, September 21st - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, September 21st - Golf: Boys Varsity vs TBA - Common Ground Golf Course - 9:00am

Wednesday, September 21st - Boys Soccer Fundraiser - Parry's Pizza - 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, September 22nd - Volleyball: Girls C-Team/JV/Varsity vs Ellicott (Away) - 4/5/6:00pm

Thursday, September 22nd - Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. Colorado Springs Christian @ Home - 6:00pm

Monday, September 26th - Saturday, October 1st - Homecoming Week