What's Happening at SHMS

May 22nd - 26th

Important Dates

  • May 25th: Choir Concerts (look at our school calendar for more details)
  • May 25th: After School Homework Help ends
  • May 29th: No School - Memorial Day
  • May 31st: Jazz Band Field Trip
  • June 1st: Spring Sports Session ends
  • June 7th: Last Day of School

For more important information please check out our school calendar.

Weekly Lunch Menu

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Every Meal Update & Summer Food Resource Information

Every Meal is unable to provide bags of food this summer as they did last year due to inflation, a significant increase in demand and an unrelated, but impactful fallout from the Feeding our Future fraud scheme.

Every Meal has a website of resources and The Open Door Pantry in Eagan has a variety of opportunities for families to access food this summer as well as through our district summer meals program.

Free Meals for Kids

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Kleenex Tissue Donations needed!

SHMS Community,

We are in desperate need of tissues at SHMS. If you are able to donate any boxes of them we would greatly appreciate it!

Please bring any donations to the front office.

Thank you!

After School Homework Help

The last day for After School Homework Help will be May 25th.

Want to experience what it's like to be a lawyer?

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Attention current 6th grade parents & guardians:

6th Grade Parents:

Immunizations and Sports Physicals

Minnesota state law requires each student entering 7th grade in the 2023-24 school year to update their immunizations. The state law requires all students to have the proper documentation on file for the following vaccines before they can attend school.

Most students will need these 2 new vaccinations before 7th grade:

  • Tetanus/pertussis booster – Tdap (given after the 7th birthday)
  • Meningitis (meningococcal)

Health information and immunization dates on file at school can be found through your Parent Portal account online. Please turn in an updated copy of any recent immunizations. Parents may object to immunizations for medical reasons or by conscientious exemption by filling out the Pupil Immunization Record, notarizing it, and submitting it to the school nurse.

Please schedule your doctor appointment this spring to update immunizations. If your child plans to participate in a school sport after school, ask your doctor to complete a sports physical form. A sports physical is good for three years.

Please call or email the nurse with any information or questions.

Colleen Pudwill MA, BSN, RN

SHMS School Nurse


Office Phone: 952-423-7583

SHMS fax: 952-423-7601

Community Education Camps

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EVHS Boys Soccer

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Interested in Joining the Lightning Dance Team?

The Lightning Dance Team will be holding tryouts for the 2023-2024 Fall and Winter Season on Tuesday, May 23rd through Thursday, May 25 from 3:30-6:00 pm in the Main Gym at Eastview High School.

Tryouts are open to those entering 8th Grade through 12th Grade.

Required uniform: Form fitting, athletic/dance apparel, dance shoes, and tennis shoes.

Please click the link below to register:


SHMS Choir Concerts: May 25th

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Attention 8th graders: Looking for a summer job? Join the Tree Trust Crew!

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Click here to apply for the Tree Trust's Summer Youth Employment Program openings in Dakota County.

RHS Irishettes Dance Team

The RHS Irishettes Dance Team is holding tryouts on May 30th and 31st for the Summer and Fall Seasons.

Our team is open to all 7th-12th graders for the 23-24 school year. We will be hosting prep clinics on May 22nd and 25th ahead of the tryouts. Along with a parent information meeting on the 25th.

If you have any questions about our team or the tryout process please reach out to head coach Olivia Conn at irishettedtcoach@gmail.com

AVHS Cheerleading

Interested in becoming a cheerleader for Apple Valley High School?

We have two teams to try out for; Football sideline cheerleading (7-12th grade; fall) or Football sideline cheerleading and Winter: competitive cheerleading (8-12th grade; fall and winter).

For more information please attend our introduction meeting for all cheerleaders (new and returning) and their parents on Monday, May 22, from 5:00 - 5:30 pm in the community room.

Tryout open gyms are Monday, May 22 & Tuesday, May 23 - 5:30 - 7:30 pm and Wednesday, May 24 are tryouts! Tryout sign ups start at 5:00 pm and will be approximately every 20 minutes.

Tryout Applications will be available at that introduction meeting and open gyms.

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!

Beginner Tennis Lessons

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

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

Lifeguarding plus Waterpark (ages 15+)

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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