Krebs featured on KARE11's 'Land of 10,000 Stories'

Posted on November 7, 2014

Photo credit: KAREThe heartwarming story of the relationship between varsity football coach Tyler Krebs, the Blaze football team, and former football coach Dick Hanson, for whom the Blaze football field is named, has been featured on KARE11's "Land of 10,000 Stories." Click the following link to watch the inspiring story:

"Burnsville team bonds with stricken former coach" by Boyd Huppert, KARE11.



(Photo credit: KARE)

Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, tyler krebs, dick hanson, kare 11, land of 10, 000 stories

Good luck to Blaze Swimming in Sections!

Posted on November 6, 2014

Best wishes to the Blaze Girls Swim team as they head to Section finals on Friday, Nov. 7 at Hidden Oaks Middle School in Prior Lake. Good luck!

Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, girls swimming, section finals

Night of Rememberance slated for Friday, Nov. 21

Posted on November 6, 2014


Join your peers and fellow community members at Nicollet Commons Park, in the Heart of the City, for a Night of Remembrance on Friday, Nov. 21 from 7-8 p.m. There will be a candle luminary vigil, snacks and a few guest speakers who will touch on topics of remembrance and unity. It will be a fun event that brings the whole community together! For more information, please visit the #BurnsvilleStrong Facebook page  or you can email #BurnsvilleStrong for more information.

Hope to see you there!

Posted in Community, Parents | Tagged bhs, #burnsvillestrong, night of remembrance, heart of the city, nicollet commons park

District email addresses changing

Posted on November 5, 2014

On Nov. 24, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will complete a transition to using Gmail for employee email, meaning email addresses for all employees will end with “” instead of the current “”

The transition is being made for several reasons, including more fully realizing the benefits of the district’s Google Apps accounts, which include easily sharing and collaborating on documents and other work both among employees and between teachers and students. The move will mean the district will no longer use Microsoft Outlook for email or calendars, saving as much as $2 million in software, hardware and related costs over five years.

Email sent to “” addresses will be forwarded automatically to employees’ new addresses. However, parents and community members are encouraged to update their contacts and begin using the “” address as soon as possible.

Posted in Parents | Tagged Google, email

BHS Store open Thursday, Nov. 6, additional hours for holiday season

Posted on November 5, 2014

Shop the BHS Store this season for your holiday gifts!

Regular store hours are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The store will be open the evenings of November 6, 13, 17 and December 9 and 16, from 5-7:30 p.m. The store can accept cash and checks for payment.

The store carries apparel for the entire family, from toddler to adult sizes. There is Blaze spirit wear to fit all of your needs, including t-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts, hats, gloves, scarves and much more! Letter jackets can also be purchased at the BHS Store. If you order your letter jacket by Thursday, Nov. 20, you can receive it before winter break! Sizing jackets are available to ensure proper fit.

Contact Kristin Swenson at 952-707-2195 if you have any questions.

Happy shopping! 


Posted in Parents | Tagged bhs, school store, extended hours, holiday shopping

Incumbents re-elected to District 191 Board of Education

Posted on November 5, 2014

Four current members of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education were re-elected to new terms on Nov. 4.

Incumbents Abigail Alt, Dan Luth, Jim Schmid and Bob VandenBoom will start new four-year terms in early January.

Unofficial vote totals are below.

  • Abigail Alt - 10,068
  • Jim Schmid - 9,034
  • Dan Luth - 7,937
  • Robert VandenBoom - 7,144
  • Bradley Wolfe - 5,159
  • Dustin Cesarek - 4,571
  • Harold Sandahl IV - 3,755
  • Write in - 318

The Board of Education will officially canvass the election results at its next regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 13. For more details about election results, go to the website of the Minnesota Secretary of State's office at

Others on the seven-member school board are Sandy Sweep, Dee Dee Currier and Ron Hill. 

Tagged election, school board

Vote for Faysal! Online voting ends Wednesday, Nov. 5 at 10 a.m.

Posted on November 4, 2014

Mahmoud has been named a semi-finalist in the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week competition. One finalist is determined by online voting that is open to the public from 10 a.m. on Sundays to 10 a.m. on Wednesdays.  The semi-finalists and finalists will be featured on This Week in High School Sports radio program on ESPN1500 (KSTP) on Saturdays at 1 p.m. and Game On TV program on FOX My29 (WFTC) on Sundays at 10 a.m. They will also be featured on a network of local online news and social media sites.

Share this notification with friends, family and members of your community. Through word of mouth and social media, you can encourage everyone to vote! Help keep Faysal's current lead in the polls ... click here to visit the ASPIRE site to vote! 

Faysal Mahmoud's success at cross-country state meet.

Posted in Achievement, Athletics | Tagged bhs, faysal mahmoud, ASPIRE Athlete of the Week, cross country

Mahmoud finishes eighth at Class AA state meet; named ASPIRE Athlete of the Week semi-finalist

Posted on November 3, 2014

Congratulations to senior Faysal Mahmoud, who finished his cross country career by placing eighth at the Class AA state meet at St. Olaf College in Northfield on Saturday, Nov. 1. He finished with a time of 15:40.1, the best time he's had at a state meet. 

Mahmoud has been named a semi-finalist in the ASPIRE Athlete of the Week competition. The ASPIRE Beverage Company recognizes and rewards top-performing high school student-athletes in Minnesota with a selection criteria that honors “greatness” demonstrated in four areas:

1. Athletics
2. Academics
3. Community involvement 
4. Upstanding character and leadership qualities

The ASPIRE Athlete of the Week program will run throughout the entire school year and seeks to recognize the incredible accomplishments of well-rounded high school individuals. Each week, five semi-finalists are selected by a committee.  One finalist is determined by online voting that is open to the public from 10am on Sundays to 10am on Wednesdays.  The semi-finalists and finalists will be featured on This Week in High School Sports radio program on ESPN1500 (KSTP) on Saturdays at 1PM and Game On TV program on FOX My29 (WFTC) on Sundays at 10AM. They will also be featured on a network of local online news and social media sites.

Click here to vote for Faysal!

Posted in Achievement, Athletics | Tagged bhs, boys cross country, state meet, ASPIRE Athlete of the Week

Marion W. Savage community service project knocks the socks off

Posted on October 31, 2014

Sixth grader Averie Pritchard got the idea that her school, Marion W. Savage Elementary in Savage, take on a community service project.

Averie Pritchard, on left in purple, and Ambassadors display sock donations collected at Marion W. Savage Elementary School.​​

She was inspired by Kid President (of YouTube fame) who encourages young people to get involved in helping others. He suggested an event called Socktober that Averie thought could happen at her school.

Averie secured the approval of Principal Jeff Nepsund and support from the school's new 20-member student Ambassadors group led by teacher Libby Duethman. Socktober took place the last week of October and was very successful!

Collections surpassed the goal of 500 pairs of new socks with 702 pairs being collected. Donations will go to the Armful of Love program of 360 Communities for families in need.

"Thanks to Averie and the Ambassadors this community service project was very successful," said Nepsund," and, as a result, more than 700 people of all ages will receive new socks."

Posted in Community | Tagged service, community, marion w savage

The Flame at BHS opens on Monday, Nov. 3

Posted on October 31, 2014

​The Flame, a bistro-like shop that was built during summer construction at the  main campus, will open for lunch on Monday, November 3. You can stop by the new food station and purchase an assortment of items, including fresh salads, deli-style sandwiches, chips, flavored juices, cookies and more. This shop is especially great for seniors who are looking to grab a quick bite to eat before heading out to the senior campus. 

For the time being, The Flame will be operational only during lunches. Julie Kronabetter, ISD 191 Director of Food and Nutrition Services, says that the shop will expand its offerings and extend its hours in the future.  


Posted in Parents | Tagged bhs, the flame, grand opening, cafeteria, lunch