What's Happening at SHMS

March 20th - 24th

Important Dates

  • March 20th: Penny Wars
  • March 22nd: 8th Grade Timberwolves Band Field Trip
  • March 27th - 31st: No School - Spring Break
  • April 13th: Swimming Championship
  • April 14th: Winter Session 3 sports end
  • April 17th: Spring Sports session begins
  • April 18th - 19th: MCA Reading Assessment
  • April 21st: No School
  • April 25th - 26th: MCA Math Assessment

For more important information please check out our school calendar.

Weekly Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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More important dates can be found on our school calendar.

Penny Wars: March 20th - 24th

Next week, March 20-March 24, SHMS will be raising funds for Moms and Neighbors, a local charity providing support to families who live in District 196, through our annual Penny War. This charity was chosen by the Student Council this year.

Homerooms will collect money during the week. All COINS count toward your homeroom’s total; CASH subtracts from your total.

The top overall homeroom will receive a pizza and ice cream party, the next top 2 will receive ice cream parties.

Last year we raised over $6000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, hopefully we can do just as well for Moms and Neighbors.

Have fun, and let’s show our support for a very worthy cause!

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8th Grade Formal at SHMS

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AVHS presents Girls In Cyber

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Spring & Summer Online Community Education Catalog is Open Now!

Register for spring and summer classes now!

Even though your printed catalog won't arrive in your mailbox until after March 9, you can browse and register now in our online catalog.

Plan ahead and ensure your spot in class!

Plan a perfect spring and summer full of fun and learning! We have developed a wide variety of learning opportunities for all ages ... infinite possibilities for you and your family!

Here are some highlights for youth ... and there is much, much more!

Pickleball (ages 8-15)

Ages 8-10

Tue-Fri | Jun 20 - 23 | 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. | 4 sessions | $55 | SHMS

Ages 10-15

Tue-Fri | Jun 20 - 23 | 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. | 4 sessions | $55 | SHMS

Preventing Brain Drain-Keeping and Learning Skills to be Successful (grades 5-8)

Come for any amount of time each day. Individualized lessons in math, reading or both, to keep your skills sharp.

Mon-Thu | Jun 12 - Jul 27 | Drop-in from 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. | $139 | skip Jul 3-6 | DHMS

Rubik's Cube Summer STEM (grades 3-8

Mon-Thu | Jul 31 - Aug 3 | 9:00 a.m.-noon | 4 sessions | $129 | BHMS

High School Sports Camps

High school head coaches and assistants have planned and prepared camp activities that will promote skill improvement and good sportsmanship, all while having fun! Learn more and register now!

Here are some highlights for adults ... and there is much, much more!

Golf Tune Up: Improve Your Game (ages 15+)

Mon & Wed | Apr 10, 12, 17 & 19 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 4 sessions | $79 | Emerald Greens Golf Course

Tue & Thu | Apr 11, 13, 18 & 20 | 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. | 4 sessions | $79 | Emerald Greens Golf Course

Beginner Tennis Lessons

Mon | Jun 5 - 26 | 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | 4 sessions | $55 | SHMS

Festive Spring Salads

Tue | Apr 18 | 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. | $45 | SHMS

Here are some highlights from aquatic programs ... and there is much, much more!

Lifeguarding plus Waterpark (ages 15+)

Sat & Sun Apr 15-23 | Sat 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | 4 sessions | $285 | FRMS

Sat & Sun | Apr 29- May 7 | Sat 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Sun 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. | 4 sessions | $285 | FRMS

Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9:00 AM - 5:30 p.m. | 4 sessions | $285 | FRMS

Water Safety Aide (ages 13+)

Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9:00 AM - 3:30 p.m. | 4 sessions | $190 | FRMS

Water Safety Instructor (ages 16+)

Mon-Thu | Jun 12-15 | 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. | 4 sessions | $285 | FRMS

Do you need fee assistance?

Find out about our fee assistance programs and apply.

The Minnesota Institute for Talented Youth non-profit organization is offering STEM Courses during the Summer of 2023

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Are you looking for Summer Enrichment Opportunities? Do you have a high potential, high achieving and intellectually curious 5th - 7th grade student? MITY is offering two 2-week sessions for middle school students, one in St. Paul and one in Minneapolis. Students can choose from over 40 unique classes that are intentionally designed to be challenging, experiential and fun! Financial Aid is available.


Student Absences

To report an absence, send an email to shms.attendance@district196.org (preferred) or call the 24 hour attendance voicemail number at 952-423-7587. Please provide the following information:

  • Student’s Name (please spell the student’s first and last name)
  • Grade
  • Name of person reporting absence
  • Reason for absence

**The direct line to Colleen Pudwill, school nurse, is 952-423-7583

You can also report an absence by filling out this form: Report an Absence

Growing Through Grief


If you have a student who is dealing with the loss of an immediate family member (sibling, parent, grandparent, caregiver) or individual who significantly influenced your student and feel they would benefit from participating in Park Nicollet's Growing Through Grief group, we would like to offer your student this grief group opportunity. Scott Highlands Middle School will be hosting this group again; this year it will be facilitated by Jenny Simmonds, a licensed grief therapist through Park Nicollet. Group sessions will be held during the school day and will run throughout the school year. Our hope is that this group would begin sometime in October. If you are interested in having your student participate, please email your student's school counselor with the name of your student and they will contact you to provide further information.

Thank you~

Andrea Larson- 6th grade


Jesse Kramer- 7th grade


Sarah Blasing- 8th grade


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