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2020-21 Middle School Co-curricular Information

District 196 Middle School Athletics have been canceled until further notice for the 2020-21 school year.

BHMS logo with the word canceled

The Black Hawk Middle School athletic program provides a positive, structured, child-centered environment where students can learn, explore, experience and enjoy the benefits of participating in sports.

Students in grades 7 and 8 are invited to participate in any of the BHMS athletic programs. Students in grade 6 are invited to participate in cross-country, tennis and wrestling.

At Black Hawk, athletes are students first. To support our student-athletes to reach their full potential, BHMS holds students participating in co-curricular activities to the same standard of respect and responsibility that is expected in the classroom. Playing privileges may be affected if student athletes choose not to take responsibility regarding their academics and/or behavior during the school day. This is at the discretion of the coach, activities director and their teachers.

Middle School Co-curricular Activity Fees

Per District 196 policy 507.2AR, fees apply to middle school co-curricular participation as follows:

  • $110 per student participating in a middle school athletic activity
  • $44 per student participating in some middle school fine arts and academic clubs
  • $385 cap on any combination of co-curricular activity fees.

Fees are paid through MyPaymentsPlus.

 View BHMSAthletic Calendar 

Jeff Smith

jeff smith

Activities Director
Phone: 651-683-8521

High School Opportunities

Seventh- and eighth grade students are also eligible to participate in the following high school programs for student-athletes in grades seven through twelve. If you are interested, please contact Eastview High School or Eagan High School.

  • Girls Gymnastics (Winter)
  • Downhill Skiing (Winter)
  • Nordic Skiing (Winter)
  • Girls Hockey (Winter)
  • Girls Fastpitch Softball (Spring)

Eastview (EVAA) and Eagan (EAA) Athletic Associations also offer in-house and traveling athletic opportunities in sports, such as football, baseball and lacrosse, which are not offered through the District 196 middle schools.

Dakota Hawks Adapted Sports

The Dakota Hawks are an adapted athletics team from District 196 that plays in Minnesota State High School League-sanctioned sports of soccer (fall), floor hockey (winter) and softball (spring). Students are eligible to play beginning in seventh grade on any or all of these teams, provided they have a qualifying need.

In addition to the regular physical activity and healthy competition, this is a great way for student-athletes to meet new friends for six years, if they begin to play in seventh grade! Parents tend to form a tight-knit, positive and supportive community and enjoy the camaraderie of being a part of our successful program!


Brett Kosidowski,
Head Coach/Rosemount Middle physical education teacher

BHMS girls basketball pose for a team photo