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A Message from Principal Kusch - 10.07.21

A Message from Principal Anne Kusch

Hello, Black Hawk families! As we get into the swing of October, here are a few important things for you to know:

  • Black Hawk Blast Fundraiser: Today was an AWESOME day at Black Hawk! We wrapped up our big fundraiser and had outdoor team-building activities, music and fun for each grade level. We are thrilled to announce the Black Hawk community surpassed our goal of $10,000 and raised MORE THAN $15,000! Thanks to everyone for the outstanding support and participation.
     
  • Food services: Our District Food Services continues to be affected by food chain supply challenges this fall. Make sure to check the menus regularly for updates, but please understand that options may change without notice based on availability of foods. Our team is working hard to provide healthy options that students enjoy. Thank you for your patience! Read more>
     
  • Morning drop off and afternoon pick up: Neighbors of BHMS have reached out to the district and Eagan police regarding Black Hawk Middle School student drop off and pick up times, specifically on Oakbrooke Terrace. Homeowners are concerned with the line of vehicles waiting to get into the school’s parking lot. We’ve received reports of vehicles blocking driveways, and homeowners can’t leave or enter their property. As you line up on Oakbrooke Terrace to drop off or pick up your student, please be cognizant of where your vehicle is stopped, and don’t  block any roadways or driveways.
     
  • 7th and 8th grade lunch update: On Tuesday, Oct. 12, we will modify our daily schedule to expand and accommodate a fourth lunch period.  As we work to support students in learning the rhythms and routines of middle school, we recognize that lunch can be an overwhelming experience. As a result, 7th grade students will be divided into two lunch periods. This will also affect 8th-graders, who will now eat at 12:16 PM. Sixth grade will continue in their current time, eating lunch at 10:48. Please continue to talk with your students about expected cafeteria behavior to keep our environment calm, welcoming, and clean.
     
  • Attendance matters: Did you know that when students attend school regularly, they feel more connected, develop important friendships, strengthen social-emotional skills and are significantly more likely to graduate from high school? It’s true, and that's why we at Black Hawk are launching our own Attendance Matters campaign. This month, we'll begin monthly drawings for gift cards for student who have high attendance percentages. It will be fun and give us the opportunity to honor students for contributing to our school community. September winners will be announced next week. Moving forward, we'll draw winners the week after each month/s end.
     
  • Don’t forget: There’s no school on Friday, October 8. It’s a staff development day.

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