What's Happening at SHMS

November 21st - 25th

Important Dates

  • November 23rd: No After School Activities
  • November 24th - 25th: No School - Thanksgiving Break
  • November 30th: Seussical Jr. Boot Camp @ 3:15pm in SHMS Choir Room
  • December 1st: End of 1st Trimester
  • December 2nd: No School - Staff Development
  • December 5th: Trimester 2 begins
  • December 5th: Winter Sports Session II registration begins on MyPaymentsPlus
  • December 7th: Speech Team Informational Meeting in SHMS Lecture Rm B from 3:15pm - 4:45pm
  • December 12th: SHMS Speech Team practice begins
  • December 16th: 7th & 8th Grade Holiday Band performance at Rosedale Mall
  • December 21st: Winter Sports Session I ends
  • December 23rd - January 2nd: No School - Winter Break


For more important information please check out our school calendar.

Weekly Breakfast & Lunch Menu

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Have a great break SHMS!

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There will be no after school activities on Wednesday, November 23rd

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Seussical Jr.

Attention all singers, dancers, actors, painters, builders, and anyone else interested in being part of our musical production of Seussical Jr.!


There will be a boot camp on November 30th at 3:15pm in the choir room for all who want to be involved. You will learn the music, monologue, and choreography as well as the audition process.


See you there!

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90 Second Newbery Film Festival

Calling all readers! Calling all budding movie producers! The 90 Second Newbery Contest is for you!


The 90-Second Newbery Film Festival is an annual video contest in which young filmmakers create weird short movies that tell the entire stories of Newbery-winning books in about 90 seconds.


More info can be found at 90secondnewbery.com.


If you and your friends are interested, contact Ms. Hansen at tracy.hansen@district196.org.

SHMS Speech Team

All 6th-8th grade students are invited to participate in SHMS Speech Team!


Speech Team involves writing or choosing a 5-8 minute public speaking piece to practice and perform in front of judges. Here are the important things to know:


  • If you are interested, have your student join the new Schoology Group for more detailed information: WP8J-6Z78-CM7K5
  • Sign up on MyPaymentsPlus and pay the activity fee by Dec. 12
  • Practices start Dec. 12
    • Students only need to come to practice one day per week.
    • Practices will be on either Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.
  • We will have 4 meets
  • Transportation: Students who regularly ride the bus can take the Activity Bus home, OR you can pick up your child at 4:45pm.


There will be an informational meeting to go over details on Dec. 7 in Lecture Room B from 3:15 - 4:45.


Please contact Coach Walton (kim.walton@district196.org) or Coach Toutge (danell.toutge@district196.org) if you have any questions.

Picture Retakes

Picture Retake Day was November 16th.


You can order your retakes using the code: EVTZQ4WKD on Lifetouch.

Band Events

Holiday Band – 7th and 8th graders (this is an optional group meeting during FLEX time)

Friday, December 16th performance at Rosedale Mall


Tuesday, January 10th: 8th Grade Band Concert

When: Tuesday, January 10th

Combined 8th grade band concert. More details to come re: time and location


Thursday, January 12th: 6th/7th Grade Band Concerts

There will be two concerts that evening:


6:00 PM concert

  • WHO: 3rd hour (silver and red day) 6th grade bands and 7th grade 1st hour band (112)
  • WHERE: Scott Highlands Middle School Cafeteria
  • WHEN: 6:00 PM concert, 5:30 PM student arrival


7:15 PM concert

  • WHO: 1st hour silver + 6th hour silver 6th grade bands and 7th grade 2nd hour + 5th hour bands
  • WHERE: Scott Highlands Middle School Cafeteria
  • WHEN: 7:15 PM concert, 6:45 PM student arrival

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

Parents/Guardians,

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

Andrea.Larson@district196.org

Jesse Kramer- 7th grade

Jesse.Kramer@district196.org

Sarah Blasing- 8th grade

Sarah.Blasing@district196.org

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