Nicollet News

Family Weekly Newsletter: November 22 - 24, 2021


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Upcoming Events

Click for our Calendar of Events

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If you had your school pictures retaken:

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Order your Yearbook TODAY at! Deadline for ordering is December 31st. After that the price goes up! Our year in review will be documented by your school photographers and bound in a book for you to keep. You will be able to remember the fun and friends of middle school for years to come.

Pricing for 2021-22 Nicollet Yearbooks:

Softcover: $19.50 Hardcover: $24.00

Autograph Page: $2 Current Events Page: $3

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Application for Educational Benefits

Every year, all families with children enrolled in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 should complete an Application for Educational Benefits. Many families are eligible to receive free or reduced-price meals, as well as waived or reduced fees for transportation, athletics, activities and more!

By completing an application, you are helping to ensure every school in District 191 gets the much-needed state and federal funding it deserves.

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Science Fair!

Love Science? Check out the Science Fair! You pick your favorite topic, we help with the rest (even the what to do)! Looking for more information? Click here for great information about the Minnesota State Science & Engineering Fair (how to get started, ideas and more!)

  • We provide the board
  • We provide most materials
  • We provide help sessions every Monday after school until the fair
  • Do your project from home! We can still help and you don't have to stay after school.
  • You could qualify for the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair

Mr. Nemetz & Ms. Challgren, Science Fair Advisors

The Drama Experience

The Drama Experience is a one-of-a-kind program that combines original scripts, state-of-the-art technology, and a welcoming culture. This is open to all Nicollet students. After school in Room 100 with Mr. Orth. Join the Schoology Course with Access Code: X75R-T3KP-KJW2 for more information!

BYC is back!

Burnsville Youth Collaborative for Grade 6-8: Our BYC afterschool program combines academic support and enrichment along with recreational activities. The program runs Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 6:00PM each day. Transportation is provided for students within the bus zone.

BYC is set to run: November 29th through April 28th


Burnsville Youth Collaborative grados 6-8: Nuestro programa extracurricular BYC combina apoyo académico y enriquecimiento junto con actividades recreativas. El programa es de lunes a jueves de 3:00 a 6:00 p.m. Se proporciona transporte a los estudiantes dentro de la zona de autobuses.

BYC está programado del 29 de noviembre hasta el 28 de abril.

Haga click aquí para registrar a su estudiante:


PRISM is an after-school club celebrating inclusiveness and individuality! It is a safe, non-judgemental space and network for LGBTQ+ students and allies. We are open to ALL students who want to support each other and promote an accepting environment at NMS.

We meet every-other Tuesday in room 320 (Ms. Schmidt’s room) after school!

Our next meeting will be Tuesday, November 23rd.

Singers & Swingers Registration


FALL 2021 - Spring 2022



Year Long $129.00

You must be registered to participate.

Register online here with a credit card.

Need some help with the online registration? Click here.

Click here to print a Singers and Swingers Registration

BHS Athletics - Winter Sports Registration

Winter Sports Registration: The 2021-22 BHS Winter Sports online rSchoolToday registration is now OPEN for grades 7-12; . Please use your same email, username, and password if you are a Returning User from the 2020-21 school year OR this past 2021 fall athletic season. Below are the start/tryout dates for the winter sports offered.

You will need to have a VALID - current sports physical on file with the BHS Athletics Office in order to participate. This is a requirement of the MSHSL and BHS. Students CANNOT participate without it! Please click on the link to print off a copy of the MSHSL Sports Qualifying Physical Examination Form:

You need to have completed the rSchoolToday online registration prior to the start/tryout date. Please visit to register for athletics (and activities).

Please visit the athletic website for more information on your winter sport;

If you have any athletic and activities registration questions, please contact Jeanine Riggs;

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Weekly Nicollet Clubs & Activities

Science Fair - Mondays from 3:00 - 4:30 in room 311~ Mr. Nemetz and Ms. Challgren

Chess Club - Tuesday/Thursday from 3:00 - 4:30 in the Media Center ~ Mr. Ribnick

Photojournalism Club - Thursdays from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 124 ~ Ms. Holman

Singers & Swingers - Thursdays at 7:00 before school in Choir Rm or Aux Gym ~ Ms. Bakken

Student Council - Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 502/4 ~ Ms. Wilson

Prism - Every other Tuesday from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 320 ~ Ms. Schmidt

The Drama Experience - Monday - Thursday from 3:00 - 4:30 in Room 100 ~ Mr. Orth

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Vaccine info for 5-12 year olds

The webpage,, was created to be a resource for families to learn about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine for children and teens, understand what to expect when their child gets vaccinated, and why it is important to do so. The site will also help parents find the right vaccination experience and location for their child.

In addition to the webpage, two new videos were created featuring Minnesota pediatricians sharing information about the COVID-19 vaccine for children and why it is important to get kids vaccinated:

Also there are social graphics and translations are available on the Share Our Message page for use by schools and other community members to share this message.

Kids Deserve a Shot!

Minnesota has launched ‘Kids Deserve a Shot,’ a vaccine incentives program rewarding Minnesotans 12-17 years old for completing their COVID-19 vaccine series.

Incentives such as VISA giftcards and College Scholarships!

Click here to learn more information!

Family Food Resources

191 Community Pantry

Our family, grocery bag style food distribution available to all community members on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at Diamondhead Education Center. Each grocery bag has 10-15 nonperishable items designed for a family of 4 including a box of assorted fresh fruits and vegetables when available. The Pantry is open to the public.

191 Community Pantry Grocery Bag Distributions -- 1st and 3rd Tuesdays Year Round

191 Fresh Produce Distribution

Available July - October provides a box of assorted fresh fruits and vegetables distributed the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month at Diamondhead and is available to all community members.

More information about these resources at:



COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Resources

Here is the link to the main Dakota County COVID vaccine page:

Here is the link to the schedule of upcoming COVID vaccine clinics:

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If you have any questions about the information within this back to school newsletter, please don't hesitate to reach out to our Main Office via phone or email.

Phone: 952-707-2600


Fadlan la xiriir Axmad Kaahiye, is ku xirahanaga iskuulka Nicollet Middle School, wixii su'aala ah oo aad ka qabtid macluumaadkaa: Tel: 952-373-1877

Si tiene alguna preguntas, envíe un correo electrónico a Mary Lopez: Tel: 612-568-3022

About Nicollet Middle School

Our vision here at Nicollet is that we will realize our individual strengths and RISE together to become future ready and community strong. RISE stands for Resourceful, Inclusive, Safe, and Excellence. We know that when we strive to achieve these characteristics as individuals and as a community, we will learn and grow stronger together.
NMS Breakfast and Lunch Menus

Click on the link above to see this week's school menus!