Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - October 28th, 2022

From The Principal

We had a joyous week at MSHS full of opportunities for students! We had fantastic participation in our Fall Family Conferences last week–thank you to the many folks who participated. I am also grateful to the many staff, students, and families who invested time and energy in our fall play as well as our choir concert this week. We are finishing up awesome fall athletic seasons–great job to our athletes, coaches, and families. I also want to wish our Cross Country Boys’ Team luck at State this weekend!

Have a safe Halloween weekend!

Anna Conrad

Manitou Springs High School

Interim Principal

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From The Counseling Department...

School Counselors Alisha Strupp (L-Z) and Marta Schmuki (A-K) are in the classrooms for the next few weeks and are visiting all 9-11th grade advisories to discuss MSHS graduation requirements and play a fun trivia game! Please ask your student about our visit as they will also be getting a copy of their high school transcript as well as learn how to track their individual credit status. We will finish visiting all 11th grade advisories this week and will start meeting with 10th grade students next week. All lessons are expected to be completed by November 30th. We are excited to have this opportunity to meet with all students!!

College Application and Scholarship Application Help!

Mrs. Trainor is available to students who need any help filling out their college or scholarship applications! Please email her for an appointment,

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A Mustang Opportunity...

Science Fair
All students in 5th-12th grades are welcome and encouraged to apply! The fair will be on Thursday, February 16, 2023 at University of Northern Colorado. Check it out using the QR code below.
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From The Technology Department...

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From The Math Department...

Peer tutors Connor Cassidy, Kate Johnson, and Anya Nelsestuen help during Math Lab. We love to see students helping each other, and students finding success.

From The Social Studies Department...

Mr. Lawrence Housley had students do a film analysis in his government class while studying how Federalism is used in the United States.

Mr. Sam Duff had students actively practice the process of passing a Bill through the U.S. Congress, complete with how to override a veto.

Mr. Toby Partridge deepened learning of ethics by asking them to compare unethical practices and determine which practices are the most unethical and why.

Mr. Brian Brown used a placard placement activity to help students understand the causes and effects of the French Revolution.

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From The Music Department...

Congrats to Manitou Springs Choir students as they submit their audition recordings for Western Slope Honor Choir! We have 20 participants this year which is incredible! These students are auditioning for a place in the honor choir and if selected will sing with other high school students around the area in a performance in March. Wish them luck! Ms. Steen would like to give a special shout-out to Danny Tramel who has helped us record and give our students the best chance at success! Thanks Mr. Tramel!
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From GSTA...

GSTA hosted its first annual Movie Night Fundraiser. Students watched Beetlejuice and successfully raised funds for their club. It was a fun night for everyone!
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From The World Language Department...

We had the privilege of having Dr. Souza, from the Air Force Academy, as a guest speaker. She embraced the students into a conversation about the importance of learning a foreign language and how it's beneficial to any career. Students were interested in the subject and really enjoyed the presentation

From The Athletics Department...

The MSHS volleyball team celebrated Senior Night on Thursday. We are so proud of our senior volleyball players and we can't wait to see what their futures hold!
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Support The Wrestling Team...

If you are going to the Coffin Races tomorrow in Manitou and need an easily accessible parking spot, our wrestling team is doing a fundraiser by renting spots in our school lot.Tell your friends and family! $5 per spot!
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From The Prospector...

The Prospector Article of the Week: MSHS performs their fall play "Beowulf (and the Bard)" by Ethan Anderson

...And go to our site to read Emily's already infamous article about Woodland Park's one-sided rivalry if you dare!

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Holiday Help...

Holiday Help forms are also available at the high school front office. If you are looking for assistance or would like to help others, please contact Angela Gieck or Jane Squires at 719-685-2004.
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The Trip of a Lifetime...

This is it...the last European tour headed by Mr Brown will happen this upcoming summer. Our destination is the beautiful island of Ireland. This tour combines the excitement of the big city (Dublin) with the traditions of Ireland's countryside as we visit Galway, Killarney, Blarney, and more.

From historical museums to sheep dog demonstrations, a horse farm visit to kissing the Blarney stone, this is a tour you don't want to miss.

Contact Mr. Brown ( for more information.

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Seniors & Senior Families...

SENIORS! Have you placed your Jostens order for your cap & gown, graduation announcements, senior apparel, and class ring? Don’t delay - the deadline is just 1 month away!

If not, don’t worry! You can still order your senior items online at by 11/21. All senior orders are due by November 21st to qualify for the group discount prices. After November 21st, prices will increase, and several items will no longer be available

If you don’t have the order packet, please stop by the Counseling Center at school to pick up your Jostens ordering packet with information on cap & gown, graduation announcements, senior apparel and class rings. If you have any questions, please email us at Celebrate your Senior’s year in style!!!

See below for more information. Thanks!

Information links:

2023 Graduation Catalog (English):

Senior Class Ring Catalog:

You can order online at Questions?? Text or call us at 719-633-8228 or email

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Important Upcoming Events

Friday, October 28th - Football: Varsity vs. Lamar (Home) - 7:00pm

Saturday, October 29th - Football: JV vs. Lamar (Away) - 11:00am

Saturday, October 30th - Haunted House presented by Key Club - Commons - 6:00pm

Monday, October 31st - Happy Halloween!

Tuesday, November 1st - Soccer: Boys Varsity vs. TBA (Away)

Wednesday, November 2nd - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Wednesday, November 2nd - Spirit - Cheer: Varsity vs. Coronado (Away) - 4:00pm

Wednesday, November 2nd - PAC Meeting - HS Media Center - 5:30pm

Saturday, November 5th - Knowledge Bowl (HOME) - All Day

Coming Soon...Monday, November 7th - Friday, November 11th - USA Week

Later This Month...Monday, November 21st - Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Break