Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - April 21st, 2023

From The Principal

We would like to thank and celebrate our Visual Arts students as well as Paul Bonner, Erin Gocinksi, and Emily Leskee for putting on a fantastic End of Year Art Show yesterday evening. The beauty, endurance, and skills represented across the numerous student works were truly inspiring! Additionally, congrats to Emily R. Davis, Lindsey Hinshaw, and Izzy Tennant who respectively earned first place, third place, and honorable mention for their three dimensional pieces in the juried TriPeaks League Art Show.

We are looking forward to a fantastic prom tonight at Briarhurst Manor! Thank you to the numerous students and staff who have invested many hours in making this a joyous, memorable, and safe evening.

Next week, our Environmental Club has planned a wonderful week of spirit days and events culminating in Earth Day on Friday, 4/28!

Have an awesome weekend!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

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Test Makeup Information

PSAT/SAT make-up testing for 9th-11th graders will be Tuesday, April 25th from approximately 8:05am - 12:00pm.

ACT Workkeys make-ups will be Wednesday, April 26th from 8:05am - 11:30am.

Congratulations Spirit of the Mustang Winners!

The Spirit of the Mustang Award honors and celebrates those employees who further the mission and vision of our schools through a demonstrated commitment to relationships, deep learning and opportunity.

Six district employees were nominated for special recognition of the many contributions they make to the education of our students: Brandon DeMatto, Miles Groth, Reginald Hass, Amanda Kerrigan, Mat Krutka, and Lynda Strickland.

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From The PAC...

Hello Mustang Families,

The mission of Your 6-12 Parent Action Committee is to promote and involve meaningful parent participation and support in school activities by enhancing communication, enriching ideas, and providing resources to parents, staff, students, and the community.

We hope you will take a few minutes to fill out this short survey so that PAC can better fulfill our mission.

We are also excited to support the staff during Teacher Appreciation Week! If you'd like to sign up to bring cookies to our teachers on Wednesday, May 10th, please sign up here -

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A Retirement Celebration!

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Mustang Safety Day Recap

Mustang Way Trail Build

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Information for Seniors...

Seniors! Jostens will be here to deliver your cap & gown during lunch on Thursday, April 27th. They will be by the Main Office. If you have not ordered your cap & gown and/or senior graduation announcements, it’s not too late. Place your order online at

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From The Counseling Department...

Remember that the Counselor Connection is full of great resources and information! Click MSHS Counselor Connection to find the Virtual Calming Room, Naviance information, Scholarship opportunities and much much more!

Remember that School Counselors Ms. Schmuki (A-K) and Mrs. Strupp (L-Z) are here to help you! Please see your counselor if you have any Academic, Social/Emotional or College and Career support :) Request an appointment via the iPad in the Counseling Center.

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From The Theater Department...

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From The Environmental Club...

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From The Math Department...

2nd Block AP Stats students were using toy cars to gather data for analysis. This was for the last concept in the book and the last idea they need for their AP exam in 2 weeks.

From The Science Department...

Manitou freshmen in the Junior Space Entrepreneurship Foundation (JSEP) attend the 38th Space Symposium. Thanks to the generous donation of Lockheed and support of the Space Foundation. At this global space conference, we visited AIRBUS, Ball Aerospace, Moog, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed, John Hopkins, Boecore, U.S. Naval Research Lab, Torch Tech, ARKA/AMERGINT, Mobius, Embry-Riddle, Psionic LLC, Space Dynamics Technology, BAE Systems, Raytheon, Barber-Nichols, EaglePicher Tech, Boeing, ASRC Federal, and Parsons. Students were inspired by future internship opportunities and were called to action. Because we need all of you from future engineers to history majors.

From The Music Department...

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From The World Language Department...

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The Pulsera Project...

The Pulsera Project: is a nonprofit organization that empowers nearly 200 artists from Nicaragua and Guatemala through pulseras sales, creating sustainable fair trade jobs in a country where few such opportunities exist. Pulsera proceeds also fund scholarships, healthcare, housing, community programs, social enterprises, sustainable energy initiatives, and many other projects that create bright futures for these artists and their communities.

Pulsera will be $7 and sales start on Monday, April 24th, during lunch time in the Commons. The Spanish Club will be selling pulseras all the way through May 8th.
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From Athletics & Activities...

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A Mustang Moment In Photography...

Izzy E. takes photos at the Flying Pig Farm.
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Important Upcoming Dates

Friday, April 21st - Prom - Briarhurst Manor - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 22nd - (HS) Robotics @ World Competition - All Day

Saturday, April 22nd - HS Musical - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Saturday, April 22nd - Baseball: Varsity Double Header vs La Junta (Home) - 10:00am

Sunday, April 23rd - HS Musical - District Auditorium - 2:00pm

Monday, April 24th - Golf: Girls Varsity 18 Hole vs Sand Creek (Away) - Valley Hi Golf Course - 9:30am

Tuesday, April 25th - Bus Driver Appreciation Day

Tuesday, April 25th - Baseball: Varsity Game vs University Schools (Away) - 3:00pm

Tuesday, April 25th - Baseball: JV Game vs University Schools (Away)- 5:00pm

Tuesday, April 25th - Baseball: JV Game vs University Schools (Away) - 4:00pm

Tuesday, April 25th - Soccer: Girls Varsity Game vs Salida (Home) - 6:00pm

Wednesday, April 26th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, April 26th - Jazz Band Concert - District Auditorium - 7:00pm

Thursday, April 27th - Administrative Assistant Appreciation Day

Thursday, April 27th - Band/Orchestra Concert - District Auditorium - 6:30pm

Friday, April 28th - HS Musical - District Auditorium - 7:00pm