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You are welcome at Black Hawk Middle School!

Black Hawk Middle School is the proud home of the Panthers! We are part of the award-winning Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools. Together we provide boundless opportunities and infinite possibilities for students to learn and grow. We have a strong reputation for providing academic courses that are engaging and challenging, and we believe in setting high academic standards. We offer a full complement of co-curricular activities, enrichment opportunities and exploratory programs in which all students can participate.

All About BHMS

About Black Hawk

  • Regular School Hours: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Co-currcular Activities: After school until 4:45 p.m.

Our Mission and Beliefs

To help students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to enable them to be successful and productive members of a diverse, global society. We achieve this by:

  • Maintaining a safe, inclusive, and respectful student-centered environment

  • Fostering partnerships among school, families, and the community

  • Setting high academic standards where all are accountable for their learning

  • Implementing an inquiry-based curriculum that is challenging and creative

  • Incorporating innovative technology to enhance learning

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Growth is the Goal for All Students

  • Differentiated Math Courses
  • Gifted and Talented programs open to all students
  • Future Cities*
  • Word Masters
  • Science Challenges
  • Spelling Bee*
  • Geography Bee*
  • History Day
  • Stock Market Game
  • AMC 8 Math Challenge
  • AVID - Advancement Via Individual Determination
  • Panther Academy - after school tutoring
  • Panther Pathways - Academic Intervention

*BHMS students have won awards in these programs at the regional, state and national levels.

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Athletic programs

Our programs provides a positive, structured, child-centered environment where students can learn, explore, experience and enjoy the benefits of participating in sports.

  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
  • Swimming
  • Track 
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Student Clubs and Activities

Academic, Arts, and Social opportunities connect students to our Panther Community during and after school.

  • Chess Club
  • Board Game Club
  • Ski & Snowboard Club
  • Math League
  • Maud Squad
  • Battle of the Books
  • Newspaper
  • Science Olympiad
  • Unity Club
  • TV News and Culture Crew
  • Art Club
  • Speech
  • Drama - Fall Play and Spring Musical
  • Choir
  • Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band and Flex Ensembles
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Panther Pride Award

All students are eligible for this prestigious award that recognizes student achievement or improvement in one or more of the following categories: academics, citizenship, leadership, or co-curricular activities.

*Specific activity times will be communicated in Schoology groups

District 196 Nondiscrimination Notice

As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status,* disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission,* age or genetic information.* District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.

The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non- discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

*Asterisked categories are limited to employment-related discrimination and harassment.