Most of our field trips can be paid for through FeePay. All questions should be directed to your students' teacher facilitating the field trip.
Choose the Tab below for more information and forms.
- 8th Grade Feed My Starving Children JAN 2019
- 6th Grade Works and History Museum JAN 2019
- 7th Grade Courage Retreat NOV 2019
When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Registration and Fees: Complete the permission slip and pay $5.00 for transportation on FeePay by 11:00 pm on Monday, Jan. 27
All 8th grade students have an exciting opportunity on the morning of Wednesday, January 29, 2020. The entire 8th grade will be volunteering for Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) to help this organization reach their goal of packing 3,000,000 meals! This is a culminating team-building event for our Communications 8 inquiry leadership unit on: Be The Change!
FMSC is a Minnesota based organization whose mission is to strive to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world, regardless of ethnicity, religion, or geographic location. We will be volunteering at a large, off-site space in Prior Lake, MN.
Students will work collaboratively to assemble food packs. They will practice communicating in small groups to accomplish their goals as well as celebrate their endeavors. Ingredients for each meal cost approximately 22 cents per pack: however, shipping materials & fees as well as overhead expenses increase the cost of production. Therefore, FMSC appreciates each participant to make a suggested donation of $10.00 for participation in the event. Your family may wish to discuss and determine your donation amount. Every donation helps get food to those most in need!
Students will need to complete the permission slip and pay $5.00 for transportation on FeePay by 11:00pm on Monday, Jan. 27 in order to attend this field trip. Additionally, if any student has demonstrated inappropriate or unbecoming behavior resulting in a referral, s/he might lose the privilege to attend this trip.
This will be a Tech-free event! The packing rooms require clean & free hands! Keep phones out of sight during the packing event. We prefer that students practice communicating about the actual experience as we travel to and from the site.
This will be a gum-free event! And a jewelry-free event! Please remove all rings and bracelets prior to our departure! If you are fighting a cold, an alternative activity will be available, rather than at a packing station.
We welcome parent volunteers to help seal packs at work stations! Please indicate if you are able to join us by downloading the form above and sending it in with your student.
Thank you, parents, for supporting your child and Communications 8 class. Together we can make a lasting impact on the wellness of our children and our world.
When: January 14 & 15, 2020
On January 14th and 15th, Black Hawk sixth graders will go on a two day field trip to the Works Museum and the Minnesota History Center. There, students will participate in hands-on activities that tie directly to their Science and Minnesota Studies courses.
At the Minnesota History Center, students will see history come to life. In the “They Chose Minnesota” lesson, they will explore the economic and political "push and pull" factors that have influenced immigration to our state and then examine trunks with cherished objects that families have brought on their journey. Kids will also Play the Past-- it’s a student-directed field trip experience in which students use iPods to explore the Minnesota’s Greatest Generation and Then Now Wow galleries. Through critical thinking and collaboration, they earn badges and collect digital items for later use. Lastly, they will be able to explore the brand-new Our Home: Native Minnesota exhibit.
At the Works Museum students will engage in a 2 Hour Catapults Building Session. During the session students will learn about levers and fulcrums while using hammers, drills, and saws to build their very own catapults. There will also be a one hour museum exploration for some mind-expanding fun in the interactive Experience Gallery. Students will get to experiment with simple machines, structures and shapes, sensors, and imaging and optical technologies. Students touch, try and build as they explore how things work!
Seventh-Grade Courage Retreat
Nov. 12, 2019
Our school believes that to do well in school, students need to be comfortable with who they are and feel physically and emotionally safe. In this effort to create a safe and caring culture, we are bringing in Youth Frontiers to facilitate a Courage Retreat.
Youth Frontiersworks with students in grades 4-12 providing retreats on important values such as respect, courage, integrity and kindness. Their vision is to change the way young people treat each other in every hallway, lunch line and classroom of every school in America so that today’s young people make tomorrow’s world better. It will be a wonderful day of learning and school community building.
On the Courage Retreat, the Youth Frontiers retreat staff will focus on creating a more positive school community by engaging students in a variety of activities that build students’ empathy skills and teach safe ways to help prevent bullying.
All seventh grade students will be attending the Courage Retreat on Tuesday, November 12, 2019. We are asking students to contribute $24.00 towards the cost of the retreat, transportation, site rental, and other incidental expenses. Please register via Fee Pay by Friday, November 1. If you are unable to access FeePay, please return the attached permission slip and a check for $24.00 to the main office.
If you are in need of financial assistance, please contact your child’s panther time teacher or the main office. If you are willing or able to contribute additional funds to help provide financial assistance to those in need, please make your donation on FeePay under Middle School Gifts/Scholarships.
Students will also need to bring a bag lunch that day, as we will be out of the building over the lunch hour. Bag lunches can be ordered from the BHMS cafeteria.
Although we strongly encourage every student to participate, we reserve the right to hold back any students whose behavior and effort in school would indicate that it would be more beneficial for them to stay at BHMS.