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Winter conferences

3:45-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 8; 12-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9

Winter parent/teacher/student conferences are next week! If you haven't already done so, please schedule a conference with your student(s) Panther Time (homeroom) teacher. 

If you require an interpreter, please let us know in the 'special requests' section of the conference signup form, or call us in the front office at 651-683-8525 to set up your conference time.

There will be no school for students on Thursday, Feb. 9, or Friday, Feb. 10.

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There's no fair like a book fair

The Scholastic Book Fair is back! Stop by the Media Center during conferences and check out hundreds of books, cool posters and much more! Profits from the fair help with the purchase of new library books. 

Want to help with the Book Fair? We need adult volunteers! Volunteers who work 1.5 hours will receive 20% off their purchases anytime during the fair. If the exact time slots listed don’t work with your schedule, email Julianne Ninteman, Library Media Specialist.

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ActionNOW 2023

Celebrate Black History Month and Valentine's Day at ActioNOW! 2023, a celebration of Black excellence and an evening highlighting student voices. This year's theme is "We Are Black History." 

The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at Valley Middle School, 900 Garden View Drive in Apple Valley.

There will be food, African drumming, students showcasing their talents with a writing contest, videos and more.

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Spring Silent Auction

The Black Hawk Parent School Alliance (PSA) is sponsoring a Spring Silent Auction March 13-20, where families and friends can bid online for great items, such as tickets to a play or a gift basket.

If you have possible donations, please contact Jessica McMahon (perhaps your job has great deals that you can pass on or you have a gift card you're never going to use!). All proceeds from the Silent Auction will help raise money for Black Hawk.

Order your Black Hawk yearbook

It's not too late to order your 2022-23 yearbook! Don't remember if you've ordered a yearbook? Check this list.

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Important dates

  • Feb. 6 - Spring Musical auditions (choice 1)

  • Feb. 7 - Spring Musical auditions (choice 2)

  • Feb.8-9 - Winter Conferences

  • Feb.8-9 - Free vaccination clinic

  • Feb. 9-10 - No school

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Co-curricular Activities


Information on all our current Clubs, Teams and Activities can be found at  Specific information for participants is communicated in Schoology.

Spring Musical auditions

Save the date for auditions for the spring musical - Frozen Jr. - from 3:10 to 4:40 p.m. Feb. 6 OR Feb. 7. Students should choose one date. Students should pick up an audition sheet from the Main Office.  

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Registration for WINTER III (Swimming) and SPRING (Track, Boys Tennis) seasons are open in MyPaymentsPlus.

Counseling news

Depression and your student

The psychological field is noticing an uptick in mental health needs with students.

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Game drive

The Black Hawk Parent School Alliance (PSA) will hold a game drive during Winter Conferences to benefit all Panther Time and FLEX classes. Please consider donating new or gently used games and puzzles. Drop off will be immediately inside the school.

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Conference meals

Consider donating a dish or a few dollars to help feed our teachers during Parent Teacher conferences. It is greatly appreciated and fuels them through this important time.  
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District Information & Events

Free vaccination clinics

To assist with barriers from receiving needed vaccinations, District 196 has teamed up with a local provider to offer vaccinations during school conferences. Vaccines will be provided free of charge for those age 3-18 who do not have insurance or their insurance does not cover the needed vaccine. Parents can access student immunization status by logging into Campus Portal. 

Vaccination clinics will be held at Valley Middle School: 

  • Wednesday, February 8th, 3:15 p.m. to 5:15 p.m.

  • Thursday, February 9th, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

To ensure the provider has enough vaccines, please sign up here.

Eagan High School Girls Softball

There will be an Eagan High School Girls Softball spring interest meeting for both parents and athletes from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, in the EHS Commons. All current 7th and 8th grade BHMS families are welcome to attend.

Eastview BRAVO chorus

Does your child love to perform?  Eastview High School is looking for students in grades 3 through 8 to join the children’s chorus (grades 3-6) and troupe (grades 7-8) for this spring’s BRAVO 2023: The Big Apple. Questions? Try the link below or email Kari Douma.

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Community Education Events

Improv: Acting Without a Script (grades 6-9)
Thu | Feb 2 - Mar 2 | 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. | 4 sessions | $85 | skip Feb 9 | BHMS

How to Build a Computer (grades 5-8)
Wed | Feb 8 & 15 | 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. | $5 | EHS

Hacking Java Games (grades 4-8)
Sat | Feb 25 | 9:00 a.m.-noon | $59 | Live Online

Especially for parents ...
Cell Phones and Parenting - What You Need to Know
Thu | Feb 2 | noon - 1:00 p.m. | $25 | Live Online

Parent First: How Practicing Self-Care Will Help Heal You and Your Teen With Mental Illness
Thu | Feb 16 & 23 | 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. | 2 sessions | $29 | FRMS

Do it together!
Youth/Adult Bowling League at Bogarts (adult and child ages 7+)
Sat | Feb 18 - Mar 18 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | 5 sessions | $229 | Bogart's Entertainment Center

Do you need fee assistance? 

Fee assistance is available for District 196 residents. Apply online or call 651-423-7920.

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