What's Happening at SHMS

Weekly Announcements: September 18th

Upcoming Important Dates

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September 18th - Future City Competition Meeting @ 6:30pm in Lecture Room A

September 19th - AVR Alpine Ski Meeting @ 6pm in Lecture Room B

October 3rd - MAP Testing: Reading

October 4th - MAP Testing: Math

October 6th - No School For Students

For more important dates, check our school calendar.

Lunch Menu

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Last few days to purchase Spirit Wear until Conferences!

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Picture Day is coming on October 12th & 13th!

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Pre-order your student(s) school pictures on Lifetouch today!

EVHS Kids Cheer Clinic

Drop off the kids and enjoy your afternoon. If you have anything you need to do....last minute shopping, lunch with friends or spouse, anything at all....drop off the kids and have your fun while they have theirs..

Mark your calendars for the

September 30th Kids Cheer Clinic with the

Eastview Lightning Competition Cheerleaders!

Registration/Check-in: 12:45 pm, Lower Level Entrance Eastview High School

Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm -- Special Performance for Parents at 3:45pm-BRING YOUR CAMERAS!

Place: Eastview High School Main Gym

For: All K – 6th (Specific Cheer Stations)

What: Learn Motions, Cheers, Jumps along with stunt demonstrations

Cost: $55.00, Includes kid Pom-Poms, Snacks, Water, Certificate of Completion, Team Picture, Fun and Great Memories

Register Online: Preferred method of payment by Venmo: @evhscheerleading

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SHMS Treble Choir & Tenor/Bass Choir

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Join the SHMS Treble Choir or Tenor/Bass Choir!

Treble Choir meets on Mondays and Thursdays during 2nd lunch.

Tenor/Bass Choir meets Tuesdays and Fridays during 2nd lunch.

Any 7th or 8th grader at SHMS can join.

Starts Monday, September 18th (Treble) and Tuesday, September 19th (Tenor/Bass).

Bring a friend! See Mrs. Egger for more details.

EVHS Boys Volleyball

The Eastview Boys Volleyball program is running a clinic series for boys who want to learn some skills and play some volleyball. No experience is necessary, just need an interest in learning and having fun with the fastest growing boys sport in the US. Minnesota joins the long list of states with Boys Volleyball as a state sanctioned sport next year.

Clinics will be held Sunday evenings from 5:00-6:30 pm at Scott Highlands Middle School from Sept. 17 to Oct. 8.

Questions can be directed to Lightning Boys Volleyball Coach Ryan Dehnel (ryan.dehnel@district196.org).

RHS Youth Soccer Night

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Located at RHS Irish Stadium on Tuesday, September 19th.

Boys Varsity plays at 5pm and Girls Varsity plays at 7pm.

Kids wearing ANY soccer jersey will get in for free!

Concessions and apparel available along with post-game autograph sessions.

Arrive 15 minutes before the game to participate in the Fan Tunnel!

Every Meal

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 29th

Link to Every Meal enrollment

If you have questions please contact our School Counselors at SHMS:

Sarah Blasing - 6th Grade Counselor

Andrea Larson - 7th Grade Counselor

Jesse Kramer - 8th Grade Counselor

Future City Competition Team

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Parent & Student Information meeting:

- Monday, September 18th from 6:30pm - 7pm in SHMS Lecture Room A

Registration for the SHMS Future City Team:

Register on MyPaymentsPlus opens at 8am on Tuesday, September 19th.

The first 24 students to register will be placed on the team.

Apple Valley / Rosemount High School Alpine Ski Race Team Grades 7 and Up

23-24 Jump Start Meeting and Gear Swap

Date: Tuesday, September 19

Time: 6-8 PM

Location: Scott Highlands Middle School Lecture Room B

14011 Pilot Knob Rd, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Details: 6:00-6:20 23-24Program Overview

6:20-6:30 How to properly fit skis and boots

6:30-8:00 Gear fit and Swap

Hello Team and Parents,

AVR is hosting an informational meeting and gear swap for new and returning members on Tuesday, September 19.

The purpose of this meeting is to provide new and returning team members information about the upcoming season and more importantly take a look at your gear to see if you need to upgrade anything for the coming season.

This meeting is scheduled just before the Buck Hill Ski Swap, so if you don’t sell or pass your gear on to a teammate at our gear swap you can sell it there. Team members should bring their gear to do a quick fit check so they know if it is time to sell it or pass it on to other team members who may need an upgrade. I encourage you to bring new potential team members to learn about the program and learn about what to look for in equipment.

I hope to see you all on September 19.

Tom Schulz

AVR Head Coach

Questions: email Tom.schulz@district196.org

Call 952-210-3907

Medical Assistance For Families

Minnesota offers essential programs that provide health coverage to people who otherwise may not be able to afford it. This coverage has been continuous for everyone since 2020, so individuals may not know they need to renew coverage.

Now every Minesota member must go through the annual renewal process to find out if they are still eligible to remain covered in the program. Support services include medical care, mental health care, and therapies that are part of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).

Be prepared to renew. Your health insurance needs to be renewed periodically. Avoid losing your Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare by being prepared for your renewal https://mn.gov/dhs/renewmycoverage/

UPDATE: Middle School Students MUST Be Accompanied By Parent/Guardian/Adult Caretaker For High School Football Games

District 196 is requiring Middle School students who plan on attending High School football games this season to buy a ticket AND those Middle School students MUST be accompanied by a parent/guardian/adult caretaker who is responsible for them during the duration of their time in the stadium. Some district high schools have designated seating areas for middle school students.

There will be no entry into varsity football games after halftime and no re-entry after leaving a game. There will be additional support from school and district administrators at all home football games to implement the new requirements and provide increased supervision.

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

What about cell phones?

ISD 196 Middle Schools DO NOT allow students to use their cell phones during the school day (from 8:05 am – 3:10 pm). Students are asked to leave their phone in their locker or at home.

Please see below for the SHMS staff response to a student should that student have their cell phone out during the academic day.

  • 1st Time: Phone is brought to the office – student may pick up phone in the main office at the end of the day.
  • 2nd Time: Phone is brought to the office – parent/guardian must pick up phone in the main office.
  • 3rd Time: Phone is brought to the office – parent/guardian must pick up phone in the main office. Additional consequences assigned. Parent/Guardian will be notified by SHMS administration.
  • 4th Time: Phone is brought to the office – phone should remain at home, or phone is turned in daily to the main office and picked up each day. Parent/Guardian will be notified by SHMS administration.

The main office will take messages from parents and share that with the student should you need to contact your student during the school day.

  1. HOW do students manage phones?
    • Cell phones are required to be off and put away during the school day. Phones are never allowed in bathrooms or locker rooms. Students may be asked to leave phones in classrooms or lockers before entering these spaces
    • Students who have a rare and/or specific reason for may discuss this with their teacher or the main office.

If parents feel they must reach their child during the school day, please call the main office. We will make sure students receive the messages in a timely manner. For all other non-emergency messages, students may check messages after school, as they leave the building.

We thank you for understanding of this district policy. Cell phones have a negative impact on student learning AND often times phones have a negative impact on student well-being. For the best learning environment, we appreciate you supporting this district and SHMS policy.

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

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Ready to Learn

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SAINTS deserve a safe, great learning environment!







1. SAINTS will not bully others.

2. SAINTS keep their hands and feet to themselves.

3. SAINTS include others.

4. SAINTS care enough to report hurtful behavior to adults at home or school.