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Fall 2021 Bus Driver Shortage

Updated 9-21-21

Similar to many school districts across the state and nation, ISD 196 is experiencing a severe bus driver shortage.  As a result, bus transportation for offsite athletic events could be a challenge to arrange. 

The ISD 196 Transportation Department is working hard to find drivers (even contracting out to other bus companies) to accommodate middle school bus requests for sports and other activities.  Students participating on sports teams may need to be dismissed from 6th period no earlier than 2:45 to accommodate transportation timing. 

In the event transportation is unavailable to an offsite athletic event, students and parents will be notified via school announcements (BHMS website, Schoology and p.a. announcement) by 2:00 p.m. the day of the event.  Practices will replace any canceled competitions.


Co-curricular activities in the 2021-2022 year. Please check here for information on Clubs and Activities as they begin. 

Please watch for updated information a clubs are formed for the 2021-22 school year

Most clubs and activities will use a Schoology group to communicate to participating students. Please contact the Club/Activity advisor for more information

At Black Hawk Middle School, there are Arts and Activities for every student

Students are invited and encouraged to to participate in the variety of art opportunities and activities. We have a number of academic clubs, fine arts experiences and theater opportunities, and we are always adding more! 


  • Drama - Fall Play
  • Future Cities
  • Math League


  • Declam (Speech)
  • Science Olympiad
  • Ski/Snowboard Club


  • Drama - Spring Musical


  • Battle of the Books
  • TV News and Culture Crew
  • Unity Club
  • WEB (Where Everyone Belongs)
  • Board Games/Chess Club
  • Yearbook

As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status,* disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission,* age or genetic information.* District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.

The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non- discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US 
Office for Civil Rights (OCR).
*Asterisked categories are limited to employment-related discrimination and harassment.

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