Manitou Springs High School

Mustang News - November 11th, 2022

From The Principal...

It was so rewarding to witness and participate in USA Week that was sponsored by Student Council. I commend the students for creating and implementing a Spirit Week that recognizes and celebrates veterans and first responders. MSHS is so blessed to have three veterans who sacrificed for our country and who are such wonderful role models for the students and staff. Happy Veterans Day Mr. Bonner, Mr. Blocher, and Mr. Talbott. We appreciate you! Finally, I would like to thank Ms. Tindall and Ms. Perez for all of their efforts with USA Week. It was evident how much pride the students took in participating this week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

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From The Counseling Department...

MSHS School Counselors are resuming classroom guidance lessons on Monday with remaining 10th grade advisories and will begin meeting with 9th 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 finished meeting with all 11th grade advisories last week however, if your student missed this lesson there will be a "Makeup Lesson" on December 2nd in the media center. All lessons are expected to be completed by December 1st. We are excited to have this opportunity to meet with all students!!

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From The Technology Department...

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From The Athletics Department...

2022 Regional Champions and State Qualifiers.

First appearance at a state tournament since 2015!

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Students from a PE class and a few others were cheering on the Lady Mustang Volleyball Team while they played in the State Tournament! Thank you Lesley Blythe for hooking up the TV in the commons so we could watch and cheer.
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Soccer players enjoyed their end of year banquet.
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From The Prospector...

The Prospector Article of the Week: MSHS Senior Nights by Erica Sherwin
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From The Music Department...

Congratulations to Rebecca Davis for performing at the Tri Peaks League Honor Band. She represented Manitou Springs well and it was an amazing performance. Dr. Broadnax from UNC (Go Bears) was the guest clinician.

Coming Soon

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From The Science Department...

Huge shout out to B&G! Noah Sobeck went above and beyond mounting an engine for our science class. And thank you to Luftkraft Fabrication for letting students borrow this engine to explore the physics behind our cars. Also, Luftkraft is generously hosting students for a tour of their metal fabrication site.
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Lawn Mower Hospital is inspiring physical science students with a custom engineer that has a cutout so you can see the piston moving and a working spark plug. They also generously donated a power washer engine for students to explore and disassemble. Thank you for supporting students!
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From The Arts Department...

These are the completed projects for Metalsmithing's riveting and etching assignment! Feel free to stop by and see your students' work up close.
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These pieces were created in Mr. Bonner's class.

From The P.E. Department...

Volleyball champions from Mr. Jeck's class.
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From The Parent Action Committee...

As a special treat to our teachers and staff before Thanksgiving Break, we would like to feed them some Pie at their Staff Lunch! Please consider donating a pie or two to your school. They can be homemade or store bought. Thank YOU for helping PAC thank our teachers!

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A Mustang Opportunity...

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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Mustang Moments

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Important Upcoming Events

Friday, November 11th - Be Bold Dance ($15) - Old Gym - 7:00pm

Monday, November 14th - Friday, November 18th - HS Food & Clothing Drive

Monday, November 14th - BOE Meeting - HS Media Center - 5:30pm

Tuesday, November 15th - SAC Meeting - HS Media Center - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Wednesday, November 16th - Late Start Wednesday - school starts at 10:05am

Thursday, November 17th - Spirit - Cheer: Varsity vs. James Irwin Charter (Away) - 6:30pm

Saturday, November 19th - Spirit - Cheer: Varsity vs. Cheyenne Mountain (Away) - 1:00pm

Monday, November 21st - Friday, November 25th - Thanksgiving Break