Welcome to MSHS

It is with great joy and excitement that I welcome you to Manitou Springs High School, Home of the Mustangs! My name is Markus Moeder-Chandler and I am proud to serve MSHS students, staff, parents, and guardians as Principal. As a lifelong resident of the Pikes Peak Region, I am ecstatic to be a part of the history and distinguished accomplishments of Manitou Springs High School.

As a Mustang and MSHS Principal I am committed to:

  • Rigor, Deep Learning, and Opportunity are not just words spoken in our school district, but a guiding belief system in the ways in which we educate our students both in and out of the classroom.
  • Develop students with diverse abilities, interests, passions, inquisitiveness, and critical thinking ability. A commitment to educating the Whole Child.
  • Student voice is paramount in the overall success of a school and the development of strong school culture.
  • Teacher leadership is the engine that drives the MSHS ship. Passionate and empowered teachers are an unparalleled force in the education and growth of our Mustangs.

The 2019-2020 School Year will once again prove to be a year of accomplishments, challenges, opportunities, and growth for all of our Mustangs. On behalf of the Faculty and Staff of Manitou Springs High School…Welcome to The Herd!

Go Mustangs!

Markus Moeder-Chandler
Manitou Springs High School


Letter from Student Body President,

Whether you are a perspective Mustang or a returning Mustang, welcome! Manitou Springs High School is a place where you can find connections. We offer a lot of different clubs, sports, and activities. Manitou truly provides a unique perspective on school. It is a place where you can learn so much more than just what is being taught in the classroom. Students at Manitou come not only from within the district, but they also come from the surrounding areas and even from other countries. 

I am Melissa MacDonald and I have choiced into Manitou Springs for 12 years now. As Student Body president here at the high school, I am looking forward to continue working with my school and student council to make sure that all students at Manitou are represented and have a great year. If you ever see me around, please feel free to ask me questions or just say hi. I love to meet new people and get to know them better. I hope to see you here at Manitou. One last thing:  GO MUSTANGS!!!


Melissa MacDonald
Student Body President 2019-2020



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