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Morning Drop Off and Afternoon Pick Up
If you need to drop off or pick up your student, during regularly scheduled hours (7:50 AM - 3:10 PM), please use the UPPER LEVEL (door 12) parking lot. The lower level area is reserved for buses only. Please do not park or drop off in the yellow painted curb areas or painted crosswalk in the upper parking lot. Please drive slowly, with caution and yield to students in the crosswalk areas.
At the upper level parent drop off, please turn left at the barriers and drop off only at the painted crosswalk. A detailed drop off and pick up map can be found on the BHMS Family Resources webpage
Lifetouch Picture Day Retakes
For retakes and those students that did not get their picture taken, there will be a second opportunity on October 14 during the school day.
Ordering will be online on lifetouch.com
Fall MAP Testing Schedule
9/27-9/29 Testing will occur in grades 6-8 math classes
9/30 Make-up day for students not having completed test in math classes
10/11-13 Testing will occur in grades 6-8 English classes
10/14 Make-up day for students not having completed test in English classes
8th Grade Minnehaha Field Trip
October 15, 2021
The cost of the field trip is $5.00. Complete the permission slip and payment on MyPaymentPlus by Monday, October 11th.
Back to School
For everything back to school, visit out website
Bus Driver Shortage
Similar to many school districts across the state and nation, ISD 196 is experiencing a severe bus driver shortage. As a result, bus transportation for offsite co-cirruclar events may be unavailable or modified with early dismissal of participants.
Arts & Activities
Fall Play Auditions
The Black Hawk Drama program is excited to announce auditions for our Fall Play. We are looking for a talented cast of students create this exciting production. Come to auditions Wednesday 22nd or Thursday Sept 23rd and find out more!!
Tech Crew - Fall Play
Do you like to paint? Design sets? Create costumes and more? If you are looking for a fun after-school activity with a great group of kids, consider signing up for Tech Crew. Applications are in the media center. To be considered for a position, you must turn in a completed application to the media center by Thursday, 9/23 at 3:10pm.
More information and Applications are also available on the Fall Play Webpage under Tech Crew
Please see Mrs Banz in room B 218 if you have any questions.
Students interested in joining Math League, complete the survey and join us for an informational meeting on Thursday, Sept 23 at 3:20 in Ms. Stang's room (B 110)
The following sports start Sept 9 after school:
Boys/Girls Cross Country (grades 6, 7, 8)
Boys Soccer (grades 7, 8)
Girls Soccer (grades 7, 8)
Girls Tennis (grades 6, 7, 8)
Girls Volleyball (grades 7, 8)
All sports end at 4:45 PM. Activity buses and parent pick up are at the LOWER LEVEL (door 8). All students should be picked up from school by 5:00 PM.
Students can still register if interested! To participate, a sports physical must be on file with the school nurse and registration completed on MyPayment Plus.
Resources & Technology
Who do I go to for help?
Look here for BHMS Contact Information>
Student & Family Resources
Receive Messages Via Text Message
Please note you can now “opt” in to receive messages via text message. Just text “opt in” to 67587. Standard message and data rates may apply. Participating carriers include : AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Alltel, Boost, U.S. Cellular, MetroPCS and other carriers. For help information, text HELP to 67587, To opt out at any time, text STOP to 67587.
Black Hawk Blast Fundraiser
Black Hawk Middle School has one big fundraiser each year, a donation campaign that culminates in a school-wide celebration - the Black Hawk BLAST - on Thursday, October 7th. For more information or to donate visit our BLAST website: bhms.dstrict196.org>Community>Black Hawk Blast
Donations may be made online between now and October 5.
In-person turn in dates where students can turn in donations before school are
Tuesday September 28 , Wednesday 29, Monday October 4, and Tuesday October 5.
Order by September 24th for the lowest price of the year!
Booster Club Meeting
Monday, Sept 20, 6 PM Come to our FIRST Booster meeting of the year! The agenda will cover: going over the budget that was approved in May, discussing the Black Hawk Blast Fundraiser that kicks off in September & get an update from Mrs. Kusch about how the year is going!
We will observe and honor the 20th anniversary of 9/11 on Friday 9/10 with a community announcement and a moment of silence.
BHMS Spirit Wear
The online store for BHMS Spirit Wear is now closed.
- September 1 & 2 - Student Success Days & Day 1 & 2 of School
September 8 - First Full Student Day
September 9 - Fall Sports begin
September 20 - Booster Club Meeting
September 27-29 - MAP Testing - Math
September 30 - School Picture Makeup Day
District Information & Events
Need Support with Internet at Home?
The Emergency Broadband Benefits (EBB) program is available for families that qualify for the National School Lunch Program (formerly known as the Free & Reduced Lunch Program). This program allows families to apply with a local carrier such as CenturyLink, Charter/Spectrum, Comcast, or Frontier to install Internet access in their home and receive up to $50/month to pay for the service. We encourage families to take advantage of this service in lieu of a hotspot as it will provide a much better internet experience for your family!
Parents can access information on this program at district196.org>Back to School in the Helpful Links section.
ArtSpark! AfterSchool Art @ BHMS
Make Art! Hang Out with Friends! Learn New Things! Connect through art and friendship in this after school program! Click below to learn more and for registration info.
COVID-19 Vaccine Community Clinic Event
A local COVID-19 Community vaccine clinic event will be held on September 28th, 2021 at 4pm at WSC in Apple Valley. Anyone 12+ (with a parent as consent is needed at time of vaccination) is welcome to receive the vaccine at this event, see attached flyers for details.