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Panther Pause Newsletter: Week of February 24-28, 2020

For the week of February 24 - 28, 2020

Hello BHMS Parents, Guardians and Students,

School spirit is very much alive and thriving here at Black Hawk.  We began Friday morning with an all school pep rally in anticipation of the 18th annual student vs staff basketball game.  It was a festive time as the music from the pep band resonated throughout the school. If you would like to watch the game, it will be shown on the local City of Eagan ETV station. We will post the date/time on our school website when it becomes available to us.


The Winter II co-curricular season just ended and it was very successful as many Black Hawk students participated in a variety of after school activities. Beginning next week, we will be moving into the Winter III season. The primary athletic event at this time is girls and boys swimming. If your 7th or 8th grade child would like to participate in swimming, you can register online with FeePay.  If you have any questions about the winter III co-curricular activity season, please feel free to contact the office at 651-683-8521.


Go Panthers!

Richard Wendorff – Principal  

Café Zupas Fundraiser Night

Help us raise money for Black Hawk Middle School! We’re teaming up with Café Zupas, in Eagan, for a Fundraiser Night on Tuesday, March 3, from 5 pm - 9 pm. Join us for a delicious house-made meal to earn up to 25% back for our school!  Please remember to tell the cashier you are here for the fundraiser. Zupas is located at 3340 Central Park Village, Eagan. 

Library Media News

Follett Book Fair:  We sold $2,364.65 worth of books.  100% of our profits from sales went to new books for the library and some to fair gift certificates that were given as prizes to students.  A number generator chose six students’ names for certificates. An additional certificate was drawn from those who wore book character or reading themed t-shirts last Wednesday.  Thank you to our caring custodians, staff, students, and parents for helping out and supporting the fair.


Newbery Bingo:  Get ready for a twist on this classic board game in the library on Thursday, February 27, from 7:30 to 7:55 AM.  Winners will receive gently used books and have a choice among smaller prizes like candy, bookmarks, and buttons.  It’s a great way to celebrate I Love to Read Month.


Black History Month:  What do you know about the Port Chicago 50, the Black women of NASA, Chief Justice Alan Page, Ida B. Wells, or the Harlem Renaissance and its influence on American culture?  Encourage your middle schooler to stop by the library and check out books we have on display as part of this celebration of America’s history.  

Festejando Corazones Saludables

The District’s Cultural Family Advocates that work with Spanish-Speaking families invite you to the event Festejando Corazones Saludables on Saturday, February 2,2 at 10:30 a.m. at Valley Middle School.  Most of the information regarding mental health and vaping will be presented in Spanish and you can learn more by visiting our Facebook page




Future 8th grade students will have the option to travel to Washington DC next October 15 -18.  We will fly into Washington D.C. on Thursday morning and visit historical sites and monuments while experiencing the excitement of our nation's capital! It will be an unforgettable experience.


This trip is supervised by teachers from BHMS and a certified tour guide from Brightspark Travel. This is not a school sponsored trip. Find more information on our website:


**Parents should plan to attend the informational meeting on Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 PM in the Lecture Room at BHMS. Enter the building at the lower level bus entrances.  Should you have questions please email


The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it.  Anonymous