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Working together to build a better community

Welcome to Independent School District 196, the Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools. Each day, the 4,000 employees of District 196 strive to achieve our mission of educating our students to reach their full potential.

Black Hawk Middle School is part of a public school district with high academic standards and expectations, and a record of outstanding student achievement both in and out of the classroom. Our students consistently earn large numbers of scholarships, as well as state and national awards in a variety of curricular and cocurricular areas including science, literature, mathematics, student publications, speech and debate, world languages, athletics, music and the arts.

District 196 is committed to the idea of lifelong learning. In addition to our comprehensive K-12 program, our district serves our community residents of all ages – from infants to senior citizens – through Community Education programs that range from early childhood to adult education to programs for senior adults.

District 196 and Black Hawk offer many ways for the community to get involved! We have volunteer opportunities, District 196 Foundation that seeks to raise funds to support our programs, and businesses and organizations that partner with us to help us accomplish our goals.

Community Ed

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Stay engaged and inspired by enrolling in a District 196 Community Education class today. We have something for everyone!

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Facility Rental

Front office of a district 196 building

District 196 has a number of facilities available for public use. Some spaces require a rental cost.

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Sheridan Story

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BHMS partners with The Sheridan Story to provide students and families free weekend food. Participation is anonymous and available to anyone.

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Volunteer at BHMS

Three female students in hijabs and a District 196 staff member smile for a photo in a library.

Come be part of the excitement at BHMS and volunteer your time!

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BHMS Community and Events News

Principal Rich Wendorff shakes hands with cultural liaison Rick Stanton.