Manitou Springs High School

January 27th, 2023

From The Principal

It has been so energizing to visit numerous classrooms and attend so many events this week! Some moments I have gotten to be part of this week range from applauding a Bluegrass band performing for the Jazz Band students to observing students in our SSN program doing a light experiment to meeting some of our incoming students for 2023-24 during our Welcome Night!

Additionally, we would like to celebrate a couple of our seniors who recently earned exciting achievements:

  • Jack Embery earned his Private Pilot's License on Monday! Jack invested copious hours studying and flying, and intends to pursue the next two certifications in his Aviation pathway!

  • Elanor Fugate was recognized as a qualifier for the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program (our first in recent history, and maybe ever)! She will be competing against students from around the country to potentially be recognized on a national level!

Thank you to their families, and to the numerous staff members who have been major parts of each of their educational journeys! Congrats!

Have a lovely weekend!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

MSHS Welcome Night for Incoming Students


Manitou Springs High School students had an exciting day and learned about career opportunities in technology. SheTech is a one-day event for 9th and 10th grade female students featuring hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Students rotated through STEM-related hands-on workshops and met with female leaders from a variety of backgrounds and industries like the tech industry, Cyber Security, Network Engineers, Project Managers and more.

Please enjoy this video from the conference -

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Bluegrass Performance

We had some special guests Wednesday afternoon. Stillhouse Junkies from Durango stopped by the SILC and put on a Bluegrass performance for our students. They are currently artists in residence up at GreenBox and wanted to come in to play for our students and share about their lives as working artists. -- Thanks for visiting!

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From The Counseling Department...

MSHS Counselors and all staff would encourage ALL students to get involved! See the wonderful clubs offered at MSHS and see sponsors for more information :)
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From Athletics and Activities...

We have some amazing student athletes participating in Winter Sports!
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From The Science Department...

A recent field trip was featured on KRDO -

KRDO: The School Buzz: Manitou HS students go to Mars with help of Challenger Learning Center


Astronaut "Digger" inspired the Manitou Springs High School's inaugural Junior Space Entrepreneur Program (JSEP). He told students how he was failing school and how his love of motorcycles, respect for hard work, and learning a skill changed everything! U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Duane "Digger" Carey flew the Shuttle Columbia in 2002 (last flight before it crashed) to the Hubble Telescope for an upgrade mission. He emphasized that everyone on the team needs to do more than their fair share AND that the most important thing now is to learn how to learn. Last, students got hooked on planning and executing their "impossible" dreams!

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Sheep Brain Dissection

Anatomy/Physiology students compared the human brain and the brain of a sheep, and then had the opportunity to dissect the sheep brain.
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From The World Language Department...

D-14’s World Language Departments in their Vertical PLC, brainstorming and planning for our big immersive cultural activity for 2nd semester, the “World Language and Culture Night” (aka WLACN), which will happen in May 5th, 2023.
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From The Arts Department...

Foundations of Art students have been working on color scheme projects, a.k.a. "Kaleidoscopes".

Upcoming One Act & Student Directed Plays

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From The Prospector...

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MSHS Climbing Club in Action...

Gathering of Game Club...

Important Upcoming Events...

Saturday, January 28th - Knowledge Bowl @ Regionals - Liberty High School - All Day

Saturday, January 28th - Wrestling: Boys Varsity vs. Canon City (Away) - 9:00am

Saturday, January 28th - Basketball: Girls JV/V vs. Pueblo Central (Away) - 10:00am/11:30am

Monday, January 30th - Wrestling: Girls Varsity vs. Multiple Schools (Away) - Woodland Park High School - 5:00pm

Monday, January 30th - Basketball: Boys JV/V vs. The Vanguard School (Away) - 5:30pm/7:00pm

Monday, January 30th - Wrestling: Girls Varsity vs. Multiple Schools (Away) - 5:00pm

Tuesday, January 31st - Western Colorado University Lunch Visit - Media Center - 11:40am

Tuesday, January 31st - Wrestling: Boys Varsity vs. Woodland Park (Home) - 5:00pm

Wednesday, February 1st - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, February 1st - PAC Meeting - Media Center - 5:30pm

Wednesday, February 1st - Wrestling: Boys Varsity vs. Sierra (Home) - 5:00pm

Wednesday, February 1st - Basketball: Boys JV/V vs. Florence High School (Away) - 4:30pm/7:30pm

Wednesday, February 1st - Basketball: Girls Varsity vs. Florence High School (Away) - 6:00pm

Friday, February 3rd - Drive Safe Program - New Gym - 2:50pm

Saturday, February 4th - One Act/Student Directed Plays - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Coming Soon - Friday, February 10th - Staff Work Day/No School