What's Happening at SHMS

September 19th - September 23rd

Important Dates

  • September 19th: SHMS Future City Team Parent/Student Information Meeting @ SHMS Lecture Room A, 6-7pm
  • September 19th: Deadline for iPad Protection Plan enrollment
  • September 19th: FLEX starts
  • September 20th: SHMS Future City Team registration opens on MyPaymentsPlus
  • September 20th - 22nd: MAP Reading Assessment
  • September 28th - 30th: MAP Math Assessment
  • October 4th: SHMS Future City Competition Team begins
  • October 7th: No School - Data Analysis Day
  • October 13th - 14th: School Pictures
  • October 20th - 21st: No School - MEA
  • 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.

SHMS Future City Competition Team

Future City Competition Information Meeting

Monday, Sept. 19th


Lecture Room A

Learn about the competitive season and the specific details to decide if the Future City Competition is a good fit for your child and family.

Registration for Future City Competition opens on Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 8:00am. There are 24 positions on the team, so register early. MyPayments Plus Registration will close when all 24 spots have been filled. After school practice begins on Tuesday, Oct. 4th.

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Parents must decide on optional iPad protection plan

The deadline to decide is September 19th.

Beginning this upcoming school year, families will again be responsible for any costs associated with repairs or replacement of iPads assigned to your child(ren). To help protect you from unexpected expenditures, an optional Protection Plan is available for $20 per iPad, with a reduced fee for families who qualify for the Educational Benefits Program.

More information

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.

Treble Choir

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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.

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.

MAP Letter 2022

Dear Parent/Guardian: Septempter 2022

Your 6th or 7th grade student will complete an assessment for Math and Reading called Measures of Academic Progress (MAP). Starting Tuesday, September 20th through September 22nd , your student will take the Reading MAP test in their English classes. Starting on Wednesday, September 28th through September 30th your student will take the Math MAP test in their Math classes. Your student’s MAP results will be sent home in late November 2022 and will reflect results from Fall 2021—Fall 2022 based on new Fall to Fall norms.

More than 1,200 school districts and educational partners use MAP to help all students learn. The assessment itself is administered on a computer and it adapts to the student's ability, accurately measuring what a student knows and needs to learn. In addition, MAP will measure academic growth over time, independent of grade level or age. Most importantly, the results educators receive have practical application to teaching and learning. MAP test results provide educators with timely access to information they can use for instructional planning and school improvement.

Please remember that these tests are only one source of information on student learning. Achievement tests, teacher made tests, classroom work, teacher judgment and parent judgment are also important indicators of your student’s progress.

If you have any questions about this report or these tests, please contact your student’s school counselor.

Thank you~

School Picture Days

School Pictures are coming!

October 13th & 14th

Use code EVT97MQT9 to order.

Order Pictures

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


Apple Valley Rosemount Alpine Team Equipment Information Meeting

Attention all downhill skiers: the Apple Valley / Rosemount Alpine Ski Team booster club is hosting a ski equipment swap and information meeting at Scott Highlands MS on September 20, from 7-9 pm. Come and learn about what ski equipment you need to be on the team. If you already have downhill gear bring it with you for a fit check.


What: AVR Alpine Team equipment information meeting

Grades: 7-12

When: Tue, September 20, 7pm – 8pm

Where: Scott Highlands Middle School

Apple Valley / Rosemount Alpine Ski Team Website

AVR Equipment Guide

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

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.

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.

iPad Care Reminder

The District is asking that students DO NOT put stickers on their iPads or cases. They are free to place the sticker behind the case, but not stuck to the iPad or case itself.

By placing stickers on the iPads and cases it makes them both unusable for future students as well as voiding the warranty.

Thank you!

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