Award-winning Arts & Athletics

Simley High School Marching BandBand Program 
The Inver Grove Heights Schools band program invites students to learn an instrument beginning in 5th grade. Inver Grove Heights Middle School students can continue in band or enroll in choir. Simley High School Marching Band practices start the summer after 8th grade in order to prepare students for fall parades and competitions, including the Minnesota State Fair's High School Marching Band Competition. After first trimester, students can join a number of bands, including Jazz Ensemble and Symphonic Band. Simley's bands routinely earn some of the top scores in local parades and statewide competitions, such as the MSHSL Solo/Ensemble Contest.

IGH Community Theatre
ISD 199 Community Education established the Inver Grove Heights Community Theatre in 2018. Each summer, the group invites community members of all ages to participate in a musical production, whether as cast and crew or as audience members. The Theatre has performed "Little Shop of Horrors" and "Cabaret," showcasing the extraordinary talents of neighbors throughout Inver Grove Heights. 

Simley High School FootballInterscholastic Sports

Inver Grove Heights Middle School students can become part of Simley High School athletics teams starting in 6th grade. Simley invites 6th graders to join teams like swim & dive or develop their skills alongside the high school teams until they reach the next grade level. Simley also invites middle school students to join adapted sports to make sure all students have the opportunity to stay active, have some extracurricular fun, and learn leadership and teamwork skills from our experienced coaches and from each other.

Middle School Interscholastic Sports Team Opportunities

  • Boys Golf (development)
  • Girls Golf (development)
  • Girls Gymnastics (development)
  • Boys Swim & Dive
  • Girls Swim & Dive
  • Girls Tennis (development)
  • Boys Track & Field
  • Girls Track & Field
  • Wrestling
  • Adapted Bowling
  • Adapted Floor Hockey
  • Adapted Soccer
  • Adapted Softball
  • Alpine Ski
  • Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Girls Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Dance Team
  • Football
  • Boys Golf (development)
  • Girls Golf (development)
  • Girls Hockey
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Nordic Ski
  • Boys Soccer
  • Girls Soccer
  • Softball
  • Boys Tennis
  • Girls Tennis
  • Trap Shooting
  • Girls Volleyball

Simley Theatre's musicalSimley Theatre
Simley Theatre is the high school's award-winning theatre program that encourages Inver Grove Heights Middle School and Simley High School students to develop their performance skills. The program presents three performances each year: a fall play, winter one acts, and a spring musical. While the fall play and spring musical are directed by experienced theatre staff, high school students have the unique opportunity to direct the winter one act plays, one of which exclusively casts middle school students. Simley also competes in the statewide MSHSL One Act Play Competition. Simley's cast, crew, and productions have earned multiple awards for their professionalism.