Manitou Springs Middle School

October 8th, 2021

Dear families,

It is hard to believe that the first quarter is almost finished! October 15th is the final day of the quarter. As a reminder, please send your student to school with a water bottle and mask daily.


October 11th - 15th:


  • Next week students have school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
  • Wednesday is a regular start time (8:05).
  • Wednesday 8th graders take PSAT 8 (8th graders - early release at 12:30)
  • There is no school on Friday for staff professional development.


October 18th - 22nd:


  • Students have school Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday (half day)
  • Wednesday is a regular start time (8:05).
  • Thursday students are dismissed at 12:30.
  • Friday there is no school.

Parent/Teacher Confernces: Thursday, October 21st and Friday, October 22nd

We will be hosting virtual parent/teacher conferences this year. Our goals for conferences are to connect with families, celebrate the growth students have made, and create a partnership with families so all students can be successful.


Sign up for a 15 minute conference with grade level teams and exploratory teachers using the links below. If you are not able to sign up for a conference at these times, reach out to the front office and we will schedule another time.


6th grade team

https://calendly.com/curban6th/parent-teacher-conferences-fall-2021?month=2021-10


7th grade team

https://calendly.com/vgaunce7th/7th-parent-teacher-conferences-oct-22-23?month=2021-10


8th grade team

https://calendly.com/8thgradeconference


Computer Science (Ms. Mattison)

https://calendly.com/dmattison/exploring-computer-science-mattison-conferences


Reading Intervention (Mrs. Knapp)

https://calendly.com/rknapp-1/reading-intervention-knapp-conferences


Math Intervention (Ms. Cowart)

calendly.com/mccowart/


World Language (Mrs. Huntington)

email to set up a conference: chuntington@mssd14.org


Spanish (Ms. Stuart)

http://calendly.com/mstuart-4/spanish-stuart-conferences


P.E. & Health (Mr. Lutz)

https://calendly.com/blutz-1/parent-teacher-conference


P.E. & Health (Mrs. Allen)

https://calendly.com/tallen-13


Choir (Ms. Steen)

https://calendly.com/asteen1/choir-conferences


Art (Ms. Leske)

https://calendly.com/eleskee/art-conferences


Careers in Construction (Mr. Bethke)

https://calendly.com/steve-bethke/15min


Band & Orchestra (Mr. Weimer)

https://calendly.com/tweimerbandorchestra/band-orchestra-conferences-1

Instructional Rounds at MSMS

On Thursday, our students and teachers engaged in Instructional Rounds. Instructional Rounds is a process that helps schools determine how to support the school's instructional focus. As a school, we looked at how we are engaging kids through meaningful student collaboration. Below are some photos from the day. Please let me know if you would like to learn more!


Thank you,
Mr. Cady

Kinetic Art Class during Enrichment - Connecting Art and Movement!

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