Mountain Range Principal's Update

21 September 2021

General News

Absent for any reason? Check Schoology.

If your student is absent, gets put into isolation, or quarantined, please have them check Schoology for the most updated assignment/class materials from their classes. Our classes are not being live streamed this year so students will need to reach out to their teachers in the event of an absence.

Attendance Updates

  • If your student is going to need to be picked up for an appointment, please make sure that you call ahead to the early release line so we can get them out of class and have them ready to leave for you.
  • If a student is on their lunch and/or off period and we are asked to find them, it is difficult as each lunch period has hundreds of students. Please plan ahead by calling the attendance line at 720-972-6400 and you will select option 1 for early release.
  • If your student is marked absent in a class and needs to correct their attendance because they were present in class, please have them pick up an attendance correction form from Student Relations.
  • If you have questions or concerns about attendance, please contact Mr. Pratt, Mr. Davey or Mrs. Smith in the deans office.

Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits are due by October 15, 2021. They will be accepted with a $25 late fee from 10/16-10/29. Any seniors whose portraits are not received by 10/29 will have their ID photos published in the senior section of the yearbook.

  • All information regarding senior portraits can be found on the MRH Yearbook website.

  • For a list of preferred photographers, please use this link.

  • For a list of senior portrait requirements, please use this link.

  • Answers to senior portrait Frequently Asked Questions can be found here.

  • To submit your senior portraits, click here.

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Mountain Range will be hosting parent/teacher conferences on Wednesday, September 29th, from 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm. These conferences will be in person and teachers will be set up in the large gym and in the cafeteria. Please be sure to check Infinite Campus for your students most current progress grades. We will not have schedules available at conferences so you will need to bring a copy of your students schedule so you know which teachers to visit. Conferences are first come, first serve so please allow yourself time to visit all the teachers. Masks are required for all visitors.

Events and Opportunities

Choir Concert

The Choir Concert will be October 5th at 6:30 in the MRHS Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public. All attendees must be masked.

LaTEENa Conference

The Sixteenth Annual LaTEENa Conference and Advanced Leadership Symposium will be on Saturday, November 6, 2021, and is open to all MS and HS Latina students. This free event is held from 8:00am to 4:30pm, with breakfast, lunch, and snacks provided. Latina students will experience interactive workshops and presentations facilitated by successful professional Latinas. Please support your students with registering at

The mission of the LaTEENa Leadership Program is to empower Latinas to achieve their full potential by maintaining healthy and successful lifestyles, graduating high school, pursuing higher education, and becoming self-sufficient.


The PSAT/NMSQT is for students in 11th and 10th grade and will be conducted on October 13, 2021 at MRHS to the first 100 students that sign up. The testing session is scheduled to take place from 7:45 am - 12:00 pm. More detailed information will be provided to those students who sign up. To sign up, use the link below.

This in-person testing is $25. The PSAT/NMSQT is a screening test for high school students who wish to participate in the National Merit Scholarship Program, an annual academic competition for recognition and college scholarships.

We are asking 10th-grade students, who are interested in taking the PSAT/NMSQT in-person at Mountain Range High School on October 13th, to register for the test so that we can ensure adequate staffing and provide all necessary health and safety precautions for those testing.

Please submit your registration as soon as possible. When the remaining spots have been filled the form will be turned off. For additional information regarding this PSAT/NMSQT testing opportunity, please visit the College Board website or contact Todd Riccio, Mountain Range High School Counselor at


Mountain Range Social Media

Follow our main social media accounts below, or search for sports specific pages, too! It's a great way to stay up to date with what's been happening at MRHS!

Athletics and Activities

Clay Club

Get messy and have fun. Clay Club is off to a great start! We meet the first 3 Tuesdays of the Month in room D127 from 3:35-4:15. See all the dates or see them here.

National Art Honor Society

National Art Honor Society is a group of students who want to promote the arts. Students can earn service hours through supporting arts in the school and the community. We provide art workshops and put on fun events. You do not need to be in a current art class to join. We meet once a month in room D127 and occasionally at other times for events. The meetings are on the 4th Tuesday of each month. Our first meeting is Tuesday, 9-28-21 from 3:30-4:00 in room D127. Contact Mrs. Dowling with questions.
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Chick-fil-a Leader Academy

Looking for a way to get your Freshmen involved? If so, encourage them to join Freshmen class leadership. This year, leadership is combined with the Chick-fil-a Leader Academy. What this means for your student is that they will develop strong leadership skills, participate in student government and get treated to Chick-fil-a breakfast once every month! Meetings are held every Wednesday morning from 7:10 - 7:40 beginning September 8th in the Stampede room.

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to the class sponsors - Ms. DeStasio, Ms. Munzer or Mr. Norfolk.

Boys Basketball Preseason

From September 6th - October 29th, Boys Basketball preseason kicks off with:

  • Weights and Conditioning: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4-6 PM. (Please Weet at the weight room)
  • Open Gym: Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-7:30 AM (Please be at the Athletic door entrance at 630 we will get started right away)

Tryouts are on November 15th from 4-6 pm.

Please follow the team twitter for updates @MtnRangeHoops, and email for more information.

Girls Basketball Preseason

Does your daughter watch or enjoy playing basketball? Would you like them to be a part of a program that promotes academics, family and teamwork in their culture and values?

Consider allowing them to attend our voluntary Workout/Open Gym every Mon/Wed/Fri at Mountain Range HS main gym from 7-8:30pm. (EXCEPT HOMECOMING WEEK)

Let them come have fun and work on their individual and team skills, for basketball and life! We have a safe and sanitized environment that allows us to prepare for our upcoming season. We play in the 5A Front Range league, which is one of the most competitive girls basketball conferences in the state!

If you have any questions, please reach out to coach Alejandro Jimenez at (720) 309-0878 or by email at

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In Case You Missed It

Lockers & Parking Permits (repeat)

Students looking to purchase a locker can do so now from the bookkeeping office from 7:45am - 3:45pm. Starting Wednesday, August 25th, students looking to purchase a parking permit can do so at the bookkeeping office from 7:45am -3:45pm.

If your student purchased a locker and/or a parking permit paid for online through, please see the bookkeeper for the locker information and parking permit from 7:45am - 3:30pm.

Free/Reduced Lunch Applications (repeat)

All students will receive FREE meals for the 2021-22 school year. However, all families are still encouraged to complete the free/reduced lunch application. Applying can help families receive assistance with athletic fees, course fees, field trips, gym memberships, discounted internet services and more. To apply online, please click here.

Daily Announcements (repeat)

Announcements will be read daily during 3rd hour. Just in case your student misses them, they can be found on our website.

Covid Updates (repeat)

Students and staff will not be required to quarantine in the event of an exposure during the school day. If a school is experiencing an outbreak, quarantines may be necessary. An outbreak is defined as five cases or more tied to the original positive case.

  • Quarantines may be necessary following exposures that occur during certain indoor co-curricular activities and athletics.

  • Vaccinated individuals will not need to quarantine in the event of an outbreak or identified exposure during co-curricular activities and athletics.

  • While quarantines may not always be necessary, the district will notify families and staff if they are considered a close contact of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of a school-based exposure.

Mountain Range High School General Information (repeat)

If you need basic information about Mountain Range High School, check out the Mountain Range Info link in our contact information below or by following this link.

This information will be at the bottom of the newsletter each month.

Notice a mistake?

Please be aware MRHS makes every effort to produce a correct and accurate newsletter. However, errors can happen. If you notice a mistake, please notify Reshaun Castro, Office Manager at 720-972-6301.

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Attendance: 720-972-6400

Athletics & Activities Hotline: 720-972-6399

Fax: 720-972-6529

Countries and Cultures Club

The MRHS Countries & Cultures Club, sponsored by the World Languages Department, celebrates world holidays, festivals, and cuisine. This month, the CCC kicks off the year with a celebration of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival on September 23 from 3:30-4:30 in Room D205B. Students are welcome to enjoy food, culture, and crafts!