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District sets two make-up days following winter weather

Posted on February 1, 2019

After snow and historically cold temperatures led to four days of school being canceled Jan. 28-31, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will make up two of those days on Feb. 27 and March 11.

Both days were originally scheduled to be professional development or work days for teachers. Instead, they will be regular school days for staff and students.

The change does not affect the schedule for conferences, which start the evening of Feb. 27.

“We value every day our students are in our schools and learning,” said Superintendent Amoroso. “We also know that more snow days are a possibility, so we don’t want to miss the chance to use these two days to make up for missed time.”

Schools closed Jan. 31 due to dangerously cold predictions

Posted on January 27, 2019

Because of continued cold weather and concerns about transportation, there will be no school on Thursday, Jan. 31  for all students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. This includes all Community Education programs, such as  preschool programs and Project KIDS school-age care, as well as most after-school activities and athletics. All facility rentals through Community Education are also canceled.

The girls home hockey games and varsity practices will take place. Coaches will contact students directly with details. 

Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

Debido al clima frío continuo y preocupaciones sobre transporte, el jueves 31 de Enero no habrá clases para todos los estudiantes en Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Esto incluye todos los programas de educación comunitaria, como programas preescolares y Project KIDS para niños en edad escolar, así como la mayoría de las  actividades después de la escuela y atletismo. Se llevarán a acabo las prácticas de varsity y el equipo de hockey de las chicas. Los entrenadores contactaran a los estudiantes directamente con los detalles.

Se publicará información adicional en esta página a medida que esté disponible.

Madaama walaaca cimilada qabow iyo halista wadada gaadiidka waxba iska badelin iskuul majiri doono, ardayda oo dhan iskuul ma laha Khamiista, Jannaayo 31 ee Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Degmada 191. Waxaa ka mid ah xiritaanka dhammaan barnaamijyada Waxbarashada Bulshada, sida barnaamijyada iskuulka kahor iyo mashruuca xanaanada caruurta Project KIDS, iyo sidoo kale barnaamijyada howlaha dugsiga ka dib iyo ciyaaraha fudud. Gabdhaha kubada cagta iyo hockeyga iyo tabarada ardayda fasalka sarre. Tababarayaasha ayaa si toos ah ula xariiri doona ardayda ama ciyaartooyda.

Wixii faahfahin iyo warbixin dheeraad ah waxaa lagu soo qorri doona shabakadan, isla markii ay noo soo gaaraan warbixino cusub,

Jan. 29-30 Closure

Dangerously cold temperatures are predicted starting Tuesday, Jan. 29 and continuing through Wednesday, Jan. 30.

In order to keep students and staff safe, District 191 schools will be closed on Tuesday, Jan. 29 and remain closed on Wednesday, Jan. 30.

This means:

  • All schools and programs will be closed.
  • All after-school activities are canceled.
  • All Community Education programs, including Project KIDS, BYC and PALS, are canceled.

Please watch this space or follow us on Twitter or Facebook to see any future updates.

Se pronostican temperaturas peligrosamente frías a partir del martes 29 de enero y hasta el miércoles 30 de enero.Para mantener seguros a los estudiantes y al personal, las escuelas del Distrito 191 estarán cerradas el martes 29 de enero y permanecerán cerradas el miércoles 30 de enero.Esto significa:  

  • Todas las escuelas y programas estarán cerrados.
  • Todas las actividades después de la escuela son canceladas.
  • Todos los programas de educación comunitaria, incluido el Proyecto KIDS, BYC & PALS, se cancelan.

Mire este espacio o síganos en Twitter o Facebook para ver futuras actualizaciones.

Cimilo ama hawo khatar ah ayaa la saadaalinayaa laga bilaabo Talaado, Jan. 29 iyo ilaa Arbacada, Jan. 30.

Si loo isugo badbaado ardayda iyo shaqaalahaba, Dugsiyada Degmada 191 waxaa iskuulada laxirayaa Talaado, Jan. 29, ilaa iyo Arbacada, Jan. 30 ayay xirnaan doonan.

Tani waxay kamicna tahay:

  • Dhammaan dugsiyada iyo barnaamijyada waa la xiri doono.
  • Dhammaan hawlaha iyo barnaamijyada latago dugsiga kadib waa la xirayaa.
  • Dhammaan barnaamijyada Community Education, oo ay ku jiraan Project KIDS, BYC & PALS, waa la joojiyay.

Fadlan kala socda xaaladaha isbedelka hawada labadan meel Twitter ama Facebook mustaqbalka wixii dhici doona.

Jan. 28 Closure

Due to inclement weather, there will be no school on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019  for all students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. This includes all Community Education programs, such as  preschool programs and Project KIDS school-age care, as well as after-school activities and athletics.

Additional information will be posted on this page as it becomes available.

Debido al clima, el lunes 28 de Enero no habrá clases para todos los estudiantes en Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Esto incluye todos los programas de educación comunitaria, como programas preescolares y Project KIDS para niños en edad escolar. así como actividades después de la escuela y atletismo.

Para obtener más información, Por favor  vaya a Gracias.

Madaama wadooyinka ay xun yihin, waxaa dugsiga laga maqnaan berrito (January 28) dhamaan ardayda dhigata Dugsiga Degmada Burnsville-Eagan-Savage 191 dugsi majiro maanta. Taas waxaa ka mid ah dhammaan barnaamijyada Waxbarashada Bulshada, sida barnaamijyada dugsiyada barbaarinta preschool iyo daryeelka ilamaha da'da dugsiga daryeelka Project KIDS iyo  hawlaha dugsi kadib iyo ciyaaraha kaladuwan .


Initial budget adjustments discussed, public hearing set

Posted on January 25, 2019

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education members discussed an initial list of potential budget adjustments for the 2019-20 school year at a work session on Jan. 24. Because of lagging state aid, underfunding for special services and declining enrollment, the district is facing a more than $7 million shortfall for next school year.

The list of adjustments is considered a working document, brought to the board for discussion and direction. Changes may be made prior to the first public presentation of adjustments at the Feb. 7 School Board meeting.

Superintendent Cindy Amoroso said the process to develop the proposed adjustments has been comprehensive and ongoing, including input from school and district leaders, staff members, and the public.

“We are focused on keeping what’s essential to Vision One91 and continuing the opportunities and supports that help our students become future ready and community strong,” Amoroso said. “But these adjustments will be painful. No one wants to see these happen. Something needs to change so that schools don’t have to make these kinds of decisions.”

Revenue Shortfall

Lisa Rider, director of business services, noted that state aid is almost $600 less per student than it would be if it had increased with inflation. That would mean about $5 million more in revenue for District 191.

In addition, both the federal government and state government have underfunded special education programming for many years. These services, which are mandated by law, are essential for supporting the individual needs of students. But in 2017-18, District 191 received about $12.7 million less in funding than we spend to provide those services.

Long-term plans

Amoroso said that the district does need to make long-term facility plans to determine the viability of keeping all current schools open. No schools would be closed next year under the proposed adjustments, Amoroso said, but a facilities study is planned for this spring and summer so a decision can be made for the 2020-21 school year.

Next Steps

Proposed adjustments will be presented at the Feb. 7 school board meeting, scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy.

A public forum, where community members can provide feedback, will take place Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. at Diamondhead. Please consult our website, or call the District Office for specific information on the public forum protocols.

For a full timeline and more budget information, go to

Posted in Finance

Nominations open for 2019 BHS Hall of Fame

Posted on January 25, 2019
Hall of Fame torch
Nominations for inductees into the Burnsville High School (BHS) Hall of Fame Class of 2019 are being accepted through Sunday, March 3.

Nominations can be submitted electronically by going to Nomination forms can also be downloaded from the website or picked up in the BHS office.

The Hall of Fame recognizes former students or retired staff who have made exceptional achievements in their fields, significant contributions to BHS and/or unique contributions to the community on a local, state, national or international level. It also recognizes any school group or team that has extraordinary performance in a given year and is significant to the history of the school, as well as individuals or organizations that have made outstanding contributions to the operation and success of BHS.
New members will be inducted and honored at a ceremony at the school prior to a home football game in the fall of 2019.
The first 20 members of the BHS Hall of Fame were inducted during the school’s 50th anniversary celebration in August 2006. The most recent inductees include Kirby “Bo” Dennis, Annette B. Kuz, Bradley Keith MacDonald, Karen Schaefer Ruth, Deanna Thompson, Donald Brian Timm, the 1985 Boys’ Swimming and Diving Team and the 1985 Boys’ Hockey Team.    
For more information about the BHS Hall of Fame visit
Posted in Community | Tagged bhs, hall of fame, nominations, arts, athletics, activities, service, hall of fame inductees

Superintendent search timeline, input opportunities are set

Posted on January 24, 2019

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will have found its next superintendent by late April, according to a search timeline outlined by the Board of Education at a Jan. 22 work session.

The search will kick off with extensive public input opportunities, starting with an online survey opening on Jan. 25. The district will also hold a series of individual interviews, focus groups and a community meeting, all taking place on Monday, Feb. 4.

All of that input will help the Board of Education create a profile of the person who should be the next superintendent. Candidates will be recruited through April 1. Finalists will be interviewed and meet the community in mid-April.

Current Superintendent Cindy Amoroso is retiring on June 30.

Community Input Meeting

Share your thoughts about the next District 191 superintendent.

Monday, Feb. 4, 7 p.m.
Diamondhead Education Center (Enter Door #1)
200 W. Burnsville Pkwy, Burnsville

Online Input Form

Comments can be submitted online at beginning Jan. 25.

Posted in Superintendent Search

‘Akeelah and the Bee’ opens Feb. 7 at Burnsville High School

Posted on January 24, 2019
Burnsville High School Theatre Guild will perform “Akeelah and the Bee” Feb 7-9 at the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13.
Akeelah has a crazy passion for words: the more abstruse and labyrinthine, the better. But this gift is almost overwhelmed by the challenge of her daily life in a tough Chicago neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., and inspires the people in her neighborhood with her courage and tenacity.
Co-directed by teacher Amy Stead and BHS junior Angel Billingsley, the stage version of the 2006 movie of the same title has been commissioned by the Minneapolis Children's Theatre.
Performances are Feb. 7-9 at 7 p.m., and there will be a matinee showing on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m.
The cast includes the following students:
  • KateMarie Andrews as Akeelah
  • Andrew Vixavong as Dr. Larabee
  • Alyse Dees as Gail Anderson
  • Malik Lekuti as Reggie Anderson
  • Kyliah Jimoh as Georgia
  • Sofia Kemeny as Mariana
  • Joy Bogonko as Batty Ruth
  • Peyton Bunnell as Drunk Willie
  • Shrey Pothini as Principal Welch
  • Michael Fisher as Dylan
  • Anthony Tran as Dylan's dad
  • Kara Schwenn as Ratchet Rhonda
Dominic Daoheung, Christine Maina, Tamara Osei and Norah Selby play various roles.
Original music is by BHS ninth grade student Braylon Lane.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizen and $5 for students, and can be purchased online at
The show runs approximately 1.5 hours with an intermission.
Posted in Arts | Tagged bhs, theatre guild, akeelah and the bee, mraz center

Burnsville High School to host STEM Night on Feb. 5

Posted on January 23, 2019
District 191 students and their families are invited to learn about STEM opportunities at Burnsville High School at a special STEM Night on Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.
Along with a presentation, there will be hand-on activities including 3-D printing, code drones, remote-controlled paper airplanes, virtual reality goggles, laser engraving, a battlebot competition and more. The presentation will run from 6 to 6:30 p.m., with activities afterward in an open house format.
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education is an approach to teaching and learning that integrates the content and skills of science, technology, engineering and math. Through a STEM approach, students learn problem solving, creativity and collaboration.
Burnsville High School is located at 600 Highway 13 in Burnsville.
Posted in Academics | Tagged bhs, STEM

VIDEO: What is a typical day in Kindergarten like?

Posted on January 23, 2019

When it comes to kindergarten, no day is typical. It's a time for extraordinary growth as students establish a love of learning and an excitement for school. 

Generally, the day starts with greeting, sharing, news and announcements. Students are involved in reading-related activities for about two hours each day and math-related activities for about an hour. Students also work with specialists in physical education, art, music and digital learning. There are snacks and lunch, and usually time for free play. There may also be rest time, especially at the beginning of the year. 

Hear from Sioux Trail kindergarten teacher Aimee Hagen about a typical day in her classroom!

Learn more about kindergarten in District 191, including enrollment information. 

Posted in Kindergarten

Get to know leaders of the Eagle Ridge student leadership group CREDO

Posted on January 22, 2019

The main purpose of the student leadership group CREDO is to help build a positive culture at Eagle Ridge Middle School (ERMS), according to adviser Michelle Henderson, a counselor at the school.

“We want ALL ERMS students to feel like they belong and are part of ERMS,” she said. “We offer various activities to build community so all students feel connected.

“Student leaders who have the potential to lead our student body in a positive way, to promote kindness and generosity, and be role models for younger students are selected for CREDO,” said Henderson.

Before the school year begins, CREDO students attend a retreat where they boost leadership skills, build teamwork, and plan events and activities for the school year.

Right away, CREDO students assist during orientation with distribution of Chromebooks and schedules along with teaching incoming students how to open their lockers and locate classes. Throughout the school year, CREDO is also involved with events/activities like Mix It Up Day where students sit in different place during lunch to meet new classmates.  

In addition to being CREDO leaders, Bianca Froebe and Bryce Soberski are members of National Junior Honor Society and active in theater. Bianca attended Harriet Bishop Elementary, and Bryce was a student at Vista View Elementary.

Why did you decide to be part of CREDO at Eagle Ridge Middle School?

Bianca: To gain new experiences, and also to build unity in our school.

Bryce: For leadership opportunities, and to meet new people and have fun.

What’s been a highlight for you as a CREDO member so far this year?

Bianca: Positive messages that we create and place on lockers

Bryce: Writing and directing the performance of a short skit about bullying.

How does your involvement in CREDO make you more future ready?

Bianca: Leadership, role modeling, presenting to groups, working with a group to plan projects

Bryce: Problem solving, and teamwork, planning events and activities

How do you benefit from being in CREDO?

Bianca: CREDO is about bringing people together. By working on events, you get to know more people, and we become closer.  

Bryce: Through CREDO, you meet new people that you normally would not get to know, and you get to have interesting discussions and make new friends. It builds you as a person.

What advice would you give to incoming 6th grade students?

Bianca: Branch out with classes and activities. Try something new. Also start out strong because grades start to matter now.

Bryce: Don’t be nervous about starting middle school. You will quickly develop routines and feel comfortable at the school. You’ll meet new people and make new friends.

What are your favorite subjects at school:

Bianca: Math and communications

Bryce: Math and social studies because I’m a history buff

Tagged student leaders

Registration opens Friday, Jan. 18 for all spring athletics

Posted on January 16, 2019

Online registration for spring athletics opens Jan. 18. 

All registrations and payment need to be completed online through FeePay. A current sports physical needs to be on file with Mrs. Riggs prior to starting/completing the FeePay registration. If your student has not submitted a current physical, s/he can bring a copy of the physical directly to Mrs. Riggs in the main office. Parents can also email the document to or fax it to 952-707-2102.

There will also be two spring sports meeting to provide parents and students with information regarding the sports programs. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. in the Mraz Center and break out to various rooms for individual sports meetings. Room locations will be posted soon.

Monday, Feb. 11 – 6-8 p.m. Cafeteria
Monday, March 4 – 6-8 p.m. Cafeteria
Boys Lacrosse
Girls Lacrosse
Girls Golf
Boys Golf
Boys Tennis

The following is a list of sports offered in the spring and their start dates

Boys Baseball - Begins March 11 for 9A/B
Girls Softball - Begins March 11
Boys Tennis - Begins March 25
Girls Badminton - Begins March 4
Boys Golf - Begins March 18
Girls Golf - Begins March 18
Girls & Boys Track & Field - Begins March 11
Boys Lacrosse - Begins April 1
Girls Lacrosse - Begins April 1
Adapted Softball - Begins March 1
If you have any questions regarding spring athletics, please contact Mrs. Riggs at or 952-707-2151.


Posted in Athletics, Parents | Tagged bhs, spring sports, registration, feepay