What's Happening at SHMS

September 26th - 30th

Important Dates

  • September 26th: Cross Country Meet - Rosemount Invite
  • September 28th - 30th: MAP Math Assessment
  • October 4th: SHMS Future City Competition Team begins
  • October 4th: Cross Country Meet - Lakeville South Invite
  • October 6th: Cross Country Meet - Burnsville Invite
  • October 7th: No School - Data Analysis Day
  • October 12th: SHMS Scholastic Scrimmage Meet @ SHMS 3:20pm - 5pm
  • October 13th - 14th: School Pictures
  • October 17th: Cross Country Meet - Dakota Hills Invite
  • October 20th - 21st: No School - MEA
  • October 25th: Cross Country Meet - District 196 Championships
  • October 28th: Fall Sports Session ends
  • October 31st: Winter I Sports Session begins

For more important information please check out our school calendar.

Weekly Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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Important Bus Information - Bus Number Change

Beginning on Monday, September 19th BUS 306 will be BUS 355.

Every Meal Enrollment

Dear Parents/Guardians of Scott Highlands Middle School Students,

Healthy eating is so important for students. At Scott Highlands Middle School, we work hard to ensure students receive a healthy breakfast and lunch each day to support their developing brains and bodies. Research shows that students who eat regular, nutritious meals are more likely to attend school and engage in learning.

We are excited to partner with Every Meal again this year and offer a free weekend food program to all our students. You do not need to qualify or meet criteria to qualify for this free weekend food. You simply need to have students at home who would benefit from extra food.

• Free for all families

• No qualifications required for enrollment

• Students enrolled in the program will receive a 4-5 pound bag of nutritious,

nonperishable food each week

• Every Meal does not collect information from families; privacy is


• Families may enroll in the program anytime throughout the school year

• Families may choose from a variety of different weekend meal bag options

• Please complete the enrollment form using the link below and you will receive your free weekend food. The first delivery will be Friday, September 23rd

Link to Every Meal enrollment

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Eagan Electrobotics Rocket Presentation

If you like ROCKETS....this event might be of interest to you!

The Eagan High School Electrobotics Coach has invited people to a joint event with the University of Minnesota’s Rocket Team. Read on for more information.

If you are interested in STEM, rockets and robotics, this event may be interesting for you!

The Eagan Electrobotics team has partnered with the University of Minnesota’s Rocket Team for a presentation on October 24th from 6-8pm at Eagan High School!

The goal of the effort is to share enhanced learning about STEM development opportunities in both Middle, High School and College programs. The first hour might be a lot of sitting in one place for young kids, but the last hour allows participants to get close to rocket parts and team members. The Eagan High School Team will also have a table to allow kids to see progress on their robot build this year and there will be a slide presentations explaining what robot build is all about.

U of MN Mathematics Enrichment Classes

The School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota is currently offering Saturday Enrichment classes for students in grades 5-7. Each program encourages participants to explore mathematics and its scientific applications from different perspectives based on specific mathematics themes.

For more information, click this link: Saturday Morning Math Enrichment

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RHS Irishettes Dance Team

Do you love to dance?

The Rosemount High School Irishettes Dance Team is having winter competitive season tryouts on October 24th and 25th.

The team is open to all 7th and 8th graders who will attend RHS. The winter team consists of Junior Varsity and Varsity jazz and kick teams. If you are interested please email the coaches at irishettedtcoach@gmail.com

Volleyball Scoreboard Runners

The volleyball team is looking for 4 people to run the scoreboard on the home game nights after school. The time commitment is 3:30-5pm on 9/26, 9/28, 10/3, 10/5, 10/10, 10/12, 10/17, 10/24.

Please see Ms. Lynskey if you are interested.

SHMS Scholastic Scrimmage Team

Do you like trivia and fun competitions? Have you always imagined yourself as the Jeopardy Teen Champion?

Do you know the answers to this type of question?

What “colorful” body of water separates Saudi Arabia from Africa?

If you knew the answer was The RED SEA, you should join the SHMS Scholastic Scrimmage Team!

6th, 7th and 8th grade students can join the Scholastic Scrimmage Team!

We will practice once a week during the Mid-Day, and our first meet is after school on October 12th.

We will compete against the other ISD 196 Middle School Scholastic Scrimmage Teams!

This activity is FREE, but you need to register with Mrs. Back in the GTD Resource Room, located in the library.

The first 15 students to register will practice and compete at the Oct. 12th Contest.

SHMS Yearbook Staff

SHMS Yearbook is looking for dedicated staff members to create the yearbook for this year. If you are interested, you can complete the application form. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders may apply.

School Picture Days

School Pictures are coming!

October 13th & 14th

Use code EVT97MQT9 to order.

Order Pictures

Join us for the 2022 LDT Dance Clinic!

Calling all dancers age 4-14!

The Eastview Lightning Dance Team (LDT) is excited to announce that we are hosting our annual LDT Dance Clinic on October 7, 2022 (a no school day for District 196)! It is a fun afternoon of dance followed by a half-time performance that evening at the Eastview Football game!

You can find the registration link and more information at https://www.lightningdanceteam.com/dance-clinic.html.

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

Front Office Drop Zone

NEW THIS YEAR – Our office doors at Scott Highlands (and all district 196 schools) are now locked all day. If your student forgets an item and you need to drop it off, you may enter the main doors and leave the item(s) on the table in the vestibule marked DROP ZONE to the left as you walk in. Our office staff will be happy to get the item(s) to your student in a timely manner. If you need to sign your child out for an appointment or other event, you will need to come to the office door and we will buzz you in to sign your child out. Please continue to let the office know about any absences or early pick-ups by calling or emailing the attendance line. You may also send a note with your child in the morning if that is more convenient.

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


Here comes the bus - Tracking App

Here Comes the Bus is an easy-to-use website and mobile device app that enables parents and caregivers to view the real-time location of their child’s school bus on a computer, tablet, or smartphone. In addition, email alerts and push notifications help parents send their students to the bus stop at just the right time. This application can be viewed on any smartphone (Apple iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, BlackBerry, and so on) by entering the student’s ID and an account number provided by the school district.

If you are interested in creating an account, download the app today!

District code: 73500

To identify your student, use their lunch PIN in place of their student ID (do not use the student ID number).

Direct any questions to transportation. Call 651-423-7685.

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