Manitou Springs Middle School
Friday, August 27th, 2021
Dear Mustang Families,
We are off to a strong start to the school year at Manitou Springs Middle School! The amount of growth students have shown in one week has been tremendous. Students have learned how to open their lockers, navigate their schedules, and transition between classes. As a staff, we are excited to jump into another week of Deep Learning on Monday. Please remember to send your student with a water bottle and sunscreen as we take advantage of outdoor learning daily.
If you have any questions, concerns, or feedback you would like to share with me, I'd love to hear from you. I'm looking forward to a great school year!
Principal, Manitou Springs Middle School
Mrs. Leskee's art class took a moment to enjoy the sunshine and Pikes Peak on Thursday
Ms. Stuart's class practiced introductions in Spanish in our beautiful outdoor setting
Mrs. Gaunce's science class had a blast conducting science experiments on the first day of school
Late Start Wednesday on 9/1
Wednesday, September 1st, will be our first Late Start Wednesday. Our teachers will engage in Professional Learning Communities and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support meetings.
Before school duty begins at 9:45.
1st period will begin at 10:05.
If you have before school childcare needs for your middle school student, please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.
PLC: 8:00 - 8:45: Content teams collaborate to outline what students should know and be able to do, set learning goals for students, and learn new strategies to positively impact student learning.
MTSS: 8:55 - 9:45: Instructional teams meet to review student data and come up with supports for students.
Late Start Wednesday Schedule for the First Semester:
September 1st, September 15th, September 22nd, September 29th, October 6th, October 27th, November 3rd, November 10th, November 17th, December 1st, December 8th, December 15th
We reviewed our dress code on Friday morning with students. The Manitou Springs Middle School dress code encourages a positive learning environment. Students should feel free to wear any clothing that does not interfere or disrupt learning.
More specifics on our school's dress code policy can be found in the 2021-2022 Student/Parent Guide, which is located on the middle school website under "Students/Parents" tab: https://msm.mssd14.org/
Students designed, built, and tested wood bridges in Mr. Bethke's Careers in Construction class
An example of a Popsicle stick bridge that was built by a 7th grade student
8th graders engaged in hands-on learning