Manitou Springs Middle School

April 16th, 2021

Dear Mustang Families,

It was a productive, busy, and fun week at the middle school. We are so proud of our students who worked hard through their CMAS assessments.

Upcoming Schedule

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Relationships

The middle school has two important Social Emotional Learning programs this year. The first is Second Step which is a strength based program for students to explore their own wellness as well as that of their school community. The second is a digital citizenship program to support students in using technology productively. Our teachers and our mental health team are working collaboratively on these initiatives.
If you feel your child would benefit from more support please reach out to our School Counselor Lisa Ward lward@mssd14.org

Deep Learning

The middle school staff is proud of students for their hard work on state assessments. Each grade level team was creative filling the off time of testing with mask breaks and down time to balance the week.


School wide data from our PSAT 8 spring testing is in and the growth from students was exceptional. This data will continue to support the work of our Professional Learning Communities. Individual student scores will be mailed home in early June.

Opportunities

Forensics Meeting

If you are interested in public speaking or performing next year on the forensics team, please join Coach Huntington, in the commons during advisory from 8:00-8:30am on Tuesday, April 20. This is open to any 6th, 7th, or 8th grade students.


Thousand Paper Cranes Project

Students have been creating 1,000 paper cranes in advisory in the weeks to come. We are currently at 840 paper cranes! The cranes are strung together inside the school. Our theme is to work together towards a common goal. According to Japanese legend, anyone who makes 1000 paper cranes will have a wish granted. Our Manitou Springs Middle School collective goal will be for everyone to stay healthy and remain in school through the end of the year. The Thousand Paper Cranes Project will also be featured in this year’s World Language and Culture Night.


Athletics

Students are participating in Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer, Football and Golf at this time. These extra-curricular activities are a positive part of the school experience for many of our students and continue to build healthy relationships. Our student athletes make us proud on and off the field. The next sports season will include:

  • Track and Field 4/26
  • Girls Soccer 5/3

If you have any questions please feel free to email: jburnell@mssd14.org