• September 15The bonfire is Thursday the 21st at 8 p.m. at the Middle School Upper Activity Area.

  • July 30The Homecoming Parade will be on Friday at 1:30 p.m. on Manitou Avenue.

  • July 30Both the Volleyball and Boys Soccer teams play James Irwin on Sept. 19 at Home.

Toyota hosts contest to promote safe driving

Toyota hosts contest to promote safe driving

January 25, 2013


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In an effort to promote safe driving, Toyota Teen Driver is holding a video contest for students. To participate in the contest, students must direct a two-minute film depicting what they would do to help make teens safer drivers. Submissions are due by Feb. 14, 2013, in order to be considered for the...

Jason Cox totals his car on The Pass

Jason Cox totals his car on The Pass

January 24, 2013


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Senior Jason Cox crashed and totaled his Chevy S10 Blazer on Sunday, Jan. 20, when driving up The Pass. The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. when Cox was speeding up the pass alone after bowling with a couple of his friends. According to Cox, he was going 55 mph, 10 over the speed limit, when he saw...

Virus threatens school

Virus threatens school

January 14, 2013


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Wash your hands, kids, or you may have to miss a few days of school. That’s the report coming from both the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). A strand of stomach flu called Norovirus is making rounds through schools and child care facilities throughout Colorado....

Commons locked, more security measures possible

Commons locked, more security measures possible

January 8, 2013


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The Manitou Springs High School commons doors will now officially be locked from first block until the end of fourth block, with the exception of passing periods. The high school administration made the decision days after the deadly elementary school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut that killed 26...

Manitou hosts craft fair

Manitou hosts craft fair

December 13, 2012


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On Saturday December 15th, Manitou Springs High School is holding their second annual Holiday Craft Show. "The craft fair is supposed to promote the goodness of homemade crafts for gift giving," said Wendy Skokan. Items such as wick-less candles, wooden signs, dream catchers, jewelry, herbs, oils,...

Azerbaijani student comes to America

Azerbaijani student comes to America

December 10, 2012


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This year MSHS has a surprising number of foreign exchange students; Nazrin Agharzayeva is one of the 9 exchange students. Agharzayeva is from Azerbaijan and is spending her first year of University attending Manitou Springs High School through the FLEX program. Q: Why did you come to America? A: America was...

Students use car crash simulator

Students use car crash simulator

November 14, 2012


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As part of Drive Smart, Manitou Springs Student Council arranged for the police station's car crash simulator to be brought to the school on Tuesday, November 13. The simulator was set up in the parking lot during lunch, with many students participating in the crash simulation. Robert Scott brought...

Drive Smart organizes surprise mock car crash

Drive Smart organizes surprise mock car crash

November 8, 2012


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Manitou Springs High School Student Council arranged an elaborate mock car crash in the parking lot of the high school on Thursday, November 8. The scene featured two smashed-up cars facing each other, one supposedly belonging to senior KC Quarry and the other to junior Camille Mourdock. In the former...

Mustangs re-elect Obama in mock election

Mustangs re-elect Obama in mock election

November 6, 2012


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In a mock election held by the Prospector on Nov. 5, Manitou students re-elected President Obama in their version of the 2012 election. 216 students participated in the survey, which is just under 50 percent of the estimated 519 total students who attend MSHS. Manitou students overwhelmingly voted for...

Fall play brings plenty of laughs

Fall play brings plenty of laughs

November 2, 2012


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Manitou drama students put on performances of the play Is He Dead? on October 26 and 27. Is He Dead? is a comedic piece originally written by Mark Twain and adapted by David Ives. The play takes place in mid-19th century France and follows the story of a group of struggling artists. The story plays on th...

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