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The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

The student news site of Manitou Springs High School

The Prospector

Lukas Merz and his host brother Charlie Morgan (12) pose on their porch in front of Pikes Peak.

German foreign exchange student experiences cultural differences

Katelyn Fonkert, Reporter September 22, 2022

Foreign exchange student, Lukas Merz, is a junior at Manitou Springs High School. Merz is from Germany and will be at MSHS for all of his junior year. This is Merz’s first time going to school in...

Key Club members volunteer for the Pikes Peak Marathon by making helpful signs.

Key Club serves Manitou Springs community

Halli Frost and Makenzi VerVaecke September 20, 2022

Manitou Springs High School’s Key Club is a student-led organization, advised by Mike Talbott, that teaches students how to give back to the community and work as a team to achieve goals. The club...

Sofiia Lobas (11) wears a traditional vishivanka and venok as she holds her home country of Ukraine’s flag.

Ukrainian foreign exchange student seeks shelter in Manitou Springs

Angela Rowe, Reporter September 12, 2022

Manitou Springs High School junior Sofiia Lobas is an exchange student from Ukraine. She spent her first exchange year (2021-2022) in Texas. Then she flew directly to Colorado this summer; foreign...

Hull leaves his mark on Manitou

Hull leaves his mark on Manitou

Morgan Flannery, Junior Reporter May 24, 2022

Next year, the halls of MSHS will missing a Manitou staple: Jesse Hull.  Hull resigned from his position as MSHS Principal on April 8, 2022 after 16 years of service. Hull taught social studies, was...

Zach Brown plays Kill Doctor Lucky with junior Lilly Noon at Game Con 2022. Brown co-sponsored Game Club with Mr. Gillard this year.

Zach Brown: Science

MaKenzi VerVaecke, Junior Reporter May 23, 2022

At the beginning of May 2022, science teacher Zach Brown put in his resignation from Manitou Springs High School to accept a new teaching opportunity at Liberty High School (LHS) in Academy School District...

Jessica Avery enjoys backpacking, hiking, skiing, climbing, swimming, knitting and reading.  Next year, she should have more time for them.

Jessica Avery: Social Studies

Angela Rowe and Ethan Anderson May 19, 2022

Jessica Avery, a second-year teacher at Manitou Springs High School, decided to resign this year because she felt like she could not make the impact on students the way she initially hoped. Avery began...

The World Language department at MSHS consists of Ingrid Perez (Spanish), Terrence Batson (Spanish and German) and Alice Stoneback (French).  Both Batson and Stoneback will be moving on next year.

Terrence Batson: Spanish and German

Charlie Morgan, Senior Reporter May 17, 2022

Terrence Batson, a Spanish and German teacher of nine years, resigned from Manitou Springs High School in order to pursue his love of working with children. He will move up the pass to Ute Pass Elementary...

In her time at MSHS, Alice Stoneback has worn many hats, as depicted here from World Language and Culture Night 2022.

Alice Stoneback: French and Student Council

Emily Waite, Senior Reporter May 13, 2022

Alice Stoneback, French teacher and Student Council (StuCo) advisor at Manitou Springs High School, is resigning from MSHS at the end of the 2021-2022 school year to continue to take the next step in her...

Matt Rogge enjoys a gentle Rampart Reservoir during his visit to paddle board, just to get away from the hustle and bustle of life.

Matt Rogge: English

Charlie Morgan, Senior Reporter May 10, 2022

Matt Rogge, an English teacher at Manitou Springs High School, turned in his resignation letter on March 8, 2022. He decided to do this for multiple reasons; most significantly, Rogge chose not to pursue...

Why are our teachers resigning?

Why are our teachers resigning?

The Prospector staff May 10, 2022

This year, MSSD14 has been hit with many resignations. Students at MSHS and the Manitou Springs community have been asking, "Why?"  MSHS principal, Jesse Hull, announced his resignation on April 8.  So...

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