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What's Happening at BHMS - Sept 2021 Edition

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Did you know that this newsletter (or any BHMS website page) can be easily translated?

Translation languages can be found at the bottom right of the webpage footer.

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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

Order School Pictures

Academics

Fall MAP Testing Schedule

MATH MAP

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

READING MAP

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

More Assessments Information>

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.

More Field Trip Info>

Back to School

For everything back to school, visit out website

https://bhms.district196.org/families/back-to-school 

Co-curricular Activities

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. 

more info>

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!!

more Fall Play info>

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.

Math League

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)

SURVEY HERE

Arts & Activities Info>

Athletics

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.

Athletics info>

Resources & Technology

Who do I go to for help? 

Look here for BHMS Contact Information>

Student & Family Resources

The BHMS website has information for students and families to help you navigate the school year. Looking for information? Check out
BHMS Student Resources and BHMS 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.

BHMS Events

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.

Donate Now!

2022 Yearbook

Order by September 24th for the lowest price of the year!

Order Now!

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!

Remembering 9/11

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.

Important Dates

View events on the BHMS Calendar> 

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.

Emergency Broadband Benefits Program 

Community Events

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.

More info and registration>

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.

COVIDClinic092821.pdf