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This week is Spirit Week! The students can dress up to show their school spirit!
Monday: Neon Day
Tuesday: Dress Up Day
Wednesday: Trip to the Tropics
Thursday: Mismatch Day
Friday: BHMS Spirit Day! (6th grade - wear white; 7th grade - wear black; 8th grade - wear green
iPad protection plan
It's not too late to sign up for the iPad Protection Plan on MyPaymentsPlus. For $20 per year per iPad, the plan covers accidental damage to district-issued iPads. (A reduced-fee option is available for families who qualify for the Educational Benefits Program. If you believe you will qualify, please first complete the Educational Benefits Program online application before proceeding in order to get the reduced price. No refunds will be issued once the Protection Plan is purchased.)
Simply log into MyPaymentsPlus, search for the word iPad, and sign up for the coverage.
Picture re-take day
Thursday, Sept. 29, is picture re-take day! Any new student or students who missed our back-to-school Jamboree last month and didn't have a school photo taken, should plan to participate.
If you received your student's picture packet and would like a re-take, send the packet back with your child.
Order forms are available in the Main Office. Or you can also order online.
Black Hawk fundraiser
We are about halfway through our big yearly fundraiser, a donation campaign that culminates in a school-wide celebration that our students love - the Black Hawk BLAST this Friday, September 30 (rain date October 6). For more information or to donate, visit bhms.dstrict196.org>Community>Black Hawk Blast
Principal Kusch promised students she would cut off her hair in three stages if our community hits our goal of raising $10,000: one third of her hair at $3,000, two thirds at $6,000 and the rest at $10K. She made good on the first part of her promise - students got to cut one third of her off! (It looks pretty good!)
Donations may be made online between now and October 7.
The last official in-person turn in date where students can turn in donations before school is Tuesday, September 27.
Arts & Activities
We have lots of clubs starting in the next few weeks:
New club alert! Make a new friend, be a new friend - join Best Buddies! Students have a chance to be a part of a club that helps create a place of belonging, comfort, and fun. Meetings will be one time per month during the school day. Interested in more information or want to join? Talk to Mrs. Young in room 332. Her room is on the third floor by the elevator.
Conservation Crew is a youth-led program that engages students in learning and leadership around conservation opportunities at Black Hawk and in the community. The group's first meeting is from 3:15 to 4:45 p.m. on Wednesday, September 28, in Room A103/104.
News from our nurse
Please remember to send a water bottle with your student each day. Hydration improves memory and attention, helps children maintain a healthy weight, and may even reduce the risk for some chronic diseases such as type 2 diabetes.
September 26 - First full cast rehearsal for the fall play
September 28 - First Conservation Crew meeting
September 29 - School Picture re-take day
September 30 - Black Hawk BLAST!
District Information & Events
ISD 196 foundation celebration
The District 196 Foundation will host its 2nd annual Celebration event on Friday, Oct. 14, 2022, at the Minnesota Vikings Museum in Eagan. The event is a fundraiser that will support the foundation’s mission to eliminate barriers to learning for students in Independent School District 196.
Guests can enjoy live music, a tour of the museum, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, and a short program. The event is open to all. Tickets cost $50 per person ($30 of which is tax deductible). Space is limited, so register now at www.district196foundation.org/events.
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Science Olympiad-MYSO (grades 6-8)-Forestry
Code Championship Tournament-Virtual Computer Coding Competition (grades 3-9)
Improv: Acting Without a Script (grades 6-9)
Quest: An Immersive Game Experience (grades 3-8)
Babysitting Clinic (ages 11+)
Superpower Nutrition (ages 6-16)
Intro to Java Coding (grades 4-8)
Water Safety Aide (ages 13+)
Mon-Thu | Dec 26-29 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | 4 sessions | $185 | BHMS