Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - April 8th, 2022

From The Principal...

Happy Friday! I want to take a moment to recognize our amazing Assistant Principal, Anna Conrad. It is Assistant Principal Week and Manitou Springs High School is extremely lucky to be supported by Ms. Conrad.

As a reminder, PSAT and SAT testing will be held on Wednesday, April 13th. There is NO LATE START on that day and seniors do not have school. Students will be released immediately following testing at staggered times -

9th - 11:30am

10th - 11:50am

11th - 12:00pm

Lunch will be offered from 11:30am-12:30pm and buses will run at 12:30pm.

Please email Anna Conrad with any testing related questions -

Jesse Hull

Manitou Springs High School


From The Counseling Office...

Camp Invention is looking for interns to volunteer their time for 1 week this summer. We are finally going to have Camp Invention again at MSES this summer, the week of July 18-22. It serves kids entering K-6th Grades and focuses on hands-on STEM activities, the engineering process, and team collaboration. We are looking for high school Leadership Interns who are excited about working with student groups and earning 40 volunteer hours from the National Inventors Hall of Fame. The experience looks pretty awesome on internship and job applications too. You can read more about this summer's modules at the Camp Invention we

Remember, it is just one intense week (and a training day the Friday before, July 15th) so hopefully it won't interfere with your summer plans too much. If you are interested please email Kristen Kanaga at

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College Visit

All 9th-11th grade students are invited to attend a college visit to Colorado State University in Fort Collins on Tuesday, April 26th. We will be leaving at 7:30am and return at 3:20pm. Students will need to bring money for lunch ($15 suggested) or their own sack lunch. Permission forms are in the counseling office and must be returned by April 15th.
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Thank You To Our Local Colleges

Thank you to all of our colleges that came to visit MSHS throughout the year. Here is Fort Lewis visiting with some of our students!
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From The Arts Department...

23rd Annual Wunderkind 2022 - Manitou Arts Center

Wunderkind is a prestigious juried gallery show for highly talented Junior & Senior High School artists in the Pikes Peak region.

44 students from the Pikes Peak region submitted 148 artworks

33 students from 10 schools were selected to show a total of 59 artworks

Congratulations to Abbi Huber and Maggie Ganser whose art is being showcased!

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From The Technology Department...

Children use technology for everyday activities such as relaxing to music, doing homework and keeping in touch with friends on social media. Students also may look for physical/mental support through technology, as well as look to find ways to express themselves as individuals.

It's important for parents to remember that kids need to be able to independently identify acceptable and unacceptable behavior with online content.

The checklist worksheet below can help parents have a conversation with their children about Internet safety rules and tools and to become more familiar with technology supervision.

Download the Internet Safety Rules 'N Tools® Checklist

For more information and to become more familiar with technology children may be using, please visit Common Sense Education.

Please download the PDF to find more resources on Cyber Safety.

Resources for Cyber Safety

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From Our Friends at MSES...

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From The Yearbook Staff...

If you haven't purchased a yearbook yet, it's not too late! Don't delay! Get YOURS today! THEY'RE GONNA BE GREAT!! See Mrs. Thomson at the front office to buy one. The price is $75.00. Email Matt Rogge at if you have questions or need financial assistance.

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From The Prospector

The Prospector Article of the Week: Seeing Double in the Class of 2022 by Piper Larsen

Prospector editors-in-chief Jack Embery (11) and Claire Kisielnicki (12) pose in an intentionally awkward "family photo" with social media editor Paige Harrison. The Prospector staff has become a family this year!

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From The Athletics & Activities Department...

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Bella Coscetti broke the Hornet Invite meet record in pole vault with a 12' clearance. Henry Ilyasova broke the Hornet Invite meet record in the 3200 with a 9:36.33.Congratulations!

Signing Day!

JOIN US as we honor our seniors that have committed to continue their athletic or performing arts careers after high school!

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Mustang Moment...

Matthew Davis attended the 37th Annual Space Symposium at The Broadmoor. We are so happy that Matthew had this opportunity!
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Important Upcoming Dates

Thursday, April 7th - Saturday, April 9th - All State Honor Band - University of Northern Colorado

Saturday, April 9th - Track & Field: Varsity Invitational @ CSU Pueblo Thunderbowl - 8:00am

Saturday, April 9th - Soccer: Girls Varsity Game @ Canon City HS - 10:00am

Saturday, April 9th - Soccer: Girls JV Game @ Canon City HS - 12:00pm

Monday, April 11th - Senior Parent Meeting- Media Center - 6:00pm

Tuesday, April 12th - Baseball: JV Double Header vs Buena Vista @ Home - 3:00pm

Tuesday, April 12th - Soccer: Girls JV/Varsity @ James Irwin Charter - 5:00pm/7:00pm

Wednesday, April 13th - Golf: Girls Varsity League Tournament @ Hollydot Golf Course - 9:00am


Thursday, April 14th - Baseball: JV Game @ Jefferson Academy - 4:00pm

Thursday, April 14th - Soccer: Girls JV Game @ Jefferson Academy - 4:00pm

Thursday, April 14th - Baseball: Varsity Game @ Jefferson Academy - 6:00pm

Thursday, April 14th - Soccer: Girls Varsity vs Atlas Prep @ Home - 6:00pm