Volunteers needed for vision screenings

Posted on September 12, 2014

We are in need of 5 parent volunteers to assist in the Health Office during the student vision screenings on Wednesday, Sept. 24 from 8 to 11 a.m. 

Parents will be assisting with students to and from class, as well as traffic flow to the Performing Arts Center. Volunteers should report to the Main Office. 

If you would like to volunteer please sign-up using the following link:

Posted in Parents | Tagged volunteers, vision screenings, health, eagle ridge

Online ordering for #BurnsvilleStrong apparel

Posted on September 12, 2014

#Burnsvillestrong apparel is now available online! Click here to view items and purchase. 

The #Burnsvillestrong goal is to inspire the entire community of Burnsville to support one another and foster positivity throughout the good times as well as times of adversity.

Posted in Community | Tagged #burnsvillestrong, apparel, online ordering, community

BHS Bonfire is tonight!

Posted on September 12, 2014

Following tonight's football game, there will be a bonfire for BHS students only. The bonfire was originally scheduled for Wed. Sept. 10 but was canceled due to the weather.

Bundle up and have fun!



Posted in Parents | Tagged bhs, bonfire, homecoming, football

PSAT sign-up for Juniors and Sophomores begins Sept. 15

Posted on September 12, 2014

The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) will be given at Burnsville High Senior Campus School on Wednesday, October 15. The test serves as a practice SAT, which is a college admissions test, and as the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT). The test will begin at 8:00 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. sign-in. Registrations and sign-ups for the test will begin on Monday, September 15. This is a test normally taken by juniors, but sophomores who are interested in taking the test may do so.

Students can sign up in the guidance office before and after school. Registrations will be taken until Thursday, October 9. The cost for this year’s test is $25. Students need to bring checks made out to Burnsville High School when registering. Please contact your student’s guidance counselor if you have any questions.

What is the PSAT and why is it important?

The PSAT is a nationwide, multiple-choice test taken by about 3.4 million high school students every year–mostly sophomores and juniors. A great primer for the SAT®and even the ACT®, the PSAT includes math, critical reading and writing questions. However, with no algebra II or essay section, it is shorter than the SAT and ACT.

The PSAT doesn't count towards your college admissions. However, it is the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarships. That means that the highest scoring students may win scholarship money. So while you shouldn't stress about the PSAT, you also shouldn't ignore it.

What specifically does the PSAT test?

Similar to the SAT, the PSAT has three sections that cover Math, Critical Reading, and Writing. However, it is shorter than the SAT taking (a mere) 2 hours and 10 minutes.

From The Princeton Review

For additional information about the PSAT, visit the CollegeBoard site.
Posted in Parents, Student Success | Tagged bhs, PSAT, sophomores, juniors

King Ted and Queen Ashley rule over BHS Homecoming

Posted on September 11, 2014

Seniors Ted Ko and Ashley VanderWoude were named as Homecoming King and Queen at Burnsville High School during a student assembly on Sept. 11.

Ted is the son of Byung and Miok Ko of Burnsville, and Ashley is the daughter of Mark and Lori VanderWoude of Burnsville.

Burnsville High School students, alumni and community members celebrated Homecoming with themed dress up days, sporting events, a football game and a Homecoming Dance.

Other members of the 2014 Homecoming Royalty Court are: Selvi Bunce, Tay Burke, Jenna Foertsch, Isabel Fox, Emma Gislason, Abbey Luckraft, Meg O'Brien, Maddie Phillips, Louie Chelle Villamore, Kenny Cabrera, Ben Davidson, Nick Lane, Andrew Lindeman, Robby Scholl, Brett Shepley, Brad Sherin, Marquis Sutton and Camden Traetow.

  • Senior Ambassadors: Claire Boatman and Andy Grahn
  • Junior Ambassadors: Hannah McNeal and Jake Niederluecke.
  • Junior Attendants: Maedin Abegaz and Mitchell Jach.
  • Sophomore Attendants: Tessa Riggs and Carston Swenson.
Posted in Parents | Tagged bhs, coronation

Homecoming football game and dance tickets still available

Posted on September 11, 2014

Come out and cheer on the Blaze football team as they take on the Minnetonka Skippers in this year's Homecoming football game! Tickets for the game will be on sale until Friday, Sept. 12 in the Athletics office. The price is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Purchase tickets early to avoid the lines! Gates will open at Bob Pates Stadium at 5:45 p.m. on Friday.

Tickets for the Homecoming dance will be on sale during all lunches until Friday, Sept. 12. The cost for the dance is $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

See you there!

Posted in Athletics, Parents | Tagged bhs, homecoming, football, dance

District invites feedback from community on Vision One91

Posted on September 10, 2014

Superintendent Joe Gothard talked with hundreds of students, parents, staff members and community members over this past year, which was his first with Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

He asked them about opportunities for students and also challenges facing the district. Their feedback is now helping shape Vision One91, a plan to ensure the district delivers on its mission of “Each Student Real-World Ready.”

Vision One91 is still evolving but may include adding space to Burnsville High School (BHS) so that it can serve students in grades 9-12 with a comprehensive four-year focus on college and career readiness. Right now, District 191 is one of only a few metro school districts where 9th grade students are not part of the high school.  

Other elements being considered as part of Vision One91 include technology upgrades for classrooms, increased security at schools, additional physical education and activities space at BHS, expanding early childhood programming and consolidating administrative offices.

Community members are invited to learn about Vision One91 and give feedback at two upcoming meetings:

  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 23, in the PAC at Eagle Ridge Junior High School, 13955 Glendale Road, Savage.
  • 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in the Senior Campus Commons, Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway, Burnsville.

For ongoing information and to provide feedback, please go to the district website at

Posted in Community, Referendum | Tagged Vision One91, community, feedback

Interested in joining the BHS Bowling Team?

Posted on September 9, 2014

Burnsville students in grades 7-12 are invited to join the BHS Bowling Team! 

Bowling is an Independent Provider Sport at Burnsville High School. Bowling is co-ed sport in the fall and a girls-only sport in the winter. Members of the bowling teams are eligible for varsity letters.

Brunswick Zone XL is the sponsoring bowling center for the Burnsville High School bowling teams. Brunswick Zone provides lanes for practices and conference competition. During a single season,  high school bowlers will receive literally hundreds of dollars of bowling and instruction for just $75!

Practices are held at Brunswick Zone XL on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-6 p.m. Matches are held on Saturday afternoons at bowling centers in the south metro area. During the regular season Burnsville will compete against some/all of these schools: Apple Valley, Bloomington Jefferson, Bloomington Kennedy, Eagan, Eastview, Lakeville North, and Lakeville South.

For additional information, please see the attached file below.  


Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, bowling

College is possible with College Possible

Posted on September 9, 2014

This year, the BHS Career Center is staffed with a representative, Abby Lincoln, from College Possible. She will be helping students search for and apply to colleges, along with preparing students for the ACT.

[College Possible] is an organization of idealistic leaders who believe the power of education, our students and our supporters can change the country. We coach low-income students toward college graduation and they prove, every day, that when college is possible anything is possible.

The BHS Career Center provides help to students and their parents with all aspects of college and career planning. Students are encouraged to visit the Career Center throughout their high school years to prepare them for college and beyond. Marcia Sexton is the Career Center Coordinator, who is directly housed in the center and guides students through the college process. In addition, there are school counselors on hand to help students who are interested in college and career information.

With College Knowledge Month (Oct.) approaching, there will be a variety of events at BHS. More information will be available soon. Please see Ms. Sexton in the Career Center if you have any questions.

Upcoming Events:

  •  Minnesota National College Fair, Oct. 7-8 at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Visit the website registration information.
Posted in Parents | Tagged bhs, college possible, college fair, career center, real-world ready

Parent volunteers for Senior All Night Party 2015

Posted on September 8, 2014

Parents of all senior students are invited to attend a kickoff meeting on Monday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Senior All Night Party 2015! To make this a memorable evening, we need parent help! Planned and hosted by the senior parents, the All Night Party will take place at BHS after graduation – the time to start planning is now! The following positions are needed:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

The meeting will take place at Diamondhead Center (Senior Campus, room B103). 

Visit the planning committee online sign up here.

Posted in Parents | Tagged bhs, senior class party, volunteers