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!
Manitou Springs High School
Mustang Way Trail Build
From The Health Office...
For more info on school-required vaccines and/or how to obtain an exemption, please visit the school website (click Department, Health).
Jacque Revello, MA,RN - MS/HS School Nurse
Sonni Olson, MS/HS Health Tech"
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
From The Technology Department...
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!
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, email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com and
Carrie Shaw, Director, Student Financial Services, Western Colorado University, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
From The Athletics Department...
From The Prospector...
From The Arts Department...
Colorado Student Media Association's J-Day
Chemistry Brownie Lab
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