BHS biannual American Red Cross Blood Drive is almost here!

Posted on December 10, 2014

Burnsville High School's biannual American Red Cross Blood Drive is slated for Friday, Dec. 12 in the BHS gym. Students who are 16 and older are eligible to participate. Donation sign-up forms, which require a parent signature, will be available in the main office. Please see Mr. VanderWoude if you have any questions.

Consider donating to help save lives. We thank you in advance for your donation!


Posted in Community | Tagged bhs, american red crosss, blood drive

BHS Store is open additional hours for holiday season

Posted on December 9, 2014

Make sure you stop by the School Store for your holiday gifts!

The store is regularly open on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., but will be open additional hours for the holiday season. The store will be open tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 9 and Tuesday, Dec. 16 from 5-7:30 p.m. It's a one-stop-shop for all your Blazewear! From winter hats and pajama pants to hooded sweatshirts and BHS Letter Jackets, the store offers a variety of items for the whole family.    

The store accepts cash or check payment.

Posted in Athletics, Parents | Tagged bhs, school store, holiday shopping

Need to buy a gift for the holidays?

Posted on December 9, 2014

If you're looking to buy a unique gift for the holidays, then stop by the Campus Cup or the Blaze Store and check out our Bowls for BrainPower

Choose a lovely handmade bowl and make a donation to BrainPower in a BackPack. Donations will purchase food for hungry kids in ISD 191 schools. 

Posted in Arts | Tagged bhs, Bowls for BrainPower, BrainPower in a Backpack, donations

Eat at Chipotle to support the BHS Alpine Ski Team

Posted on December 9, 2014

Help support the Burnsville High School Alpine Ski team by eating dinner at Burnsville Chipotle on Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 5-9 p.m. 

The Alpine Chipotle flyer needs to be presented at the time of ordering.

Paper flyers can be picked up in the Athletic Office. Hope to see you there!

Posted in Athletics, Community | Tagged bhs, alpine skiing, fundraiser

Tryouts for Burnsville's Got Talent are Monday, Dec. 15

Posted on December 8, 2014

Burnsville High School's premiere talent contest, "Burnsville's Got Talent," is just around the corner!

Students who are interested in showing off their talents should sign up for a tryout slot and pick up an informational packet outside Mr. Deutsch's room (C266). There will be various prizes; you can even win $100!

Tryouts are Monday, Dec.15, and performances will be held on Jan. 8. at 7 p.m. in the Mraz Center.


Posted in Community, Arts | Tagged bhs, burnsville's got talent, talent show

Auditions for SHOWcase will be held next week

Posted on December 4, 2014

Do you sing? Do you dance? Do you have a special talent that you've never been able to show off? If so, then come out to auditions for SHOWcase!

Photo credit: Rick Orndorf

SHOWcase is a fully staged variety show open to any Burnsville High School student, and auditions are next week after school.

Swing by the music suite to sign up for an audition time for either Monday, Dec. 8 or Tuesday, Dec. 9. Rehearsals are after school and performances will run Feb. 5-7 and Feb. 12-14.

Contact Mr. Akervik with questions.

Posted in Arts | Tagged bhs, theatre guild, SHOWcase, auditions

"Pucks for a Purpose" at Benilde game pays tribute to Borchardt

Posted on December 3, 2014

Last night's boys hockey game against Benilde-St. Margaret's ended in victory for the Blaze. The 6-3 win over Benilde-St. Margaret's was not the only reason to celebrate. Benilde-St. Margaret's alumnus Jack Jablonski, who was left paralyzed after suffering a hit during a hockey game almost two years ago, helped organized a "Pucks for Purpose" event for former Blaze star hockey player Cole Borchardt to raise money for his family. 

To learn more about this event, watch the KMSP-TV video by Fox's Karen Scullin.

Posted in Athletics, Community | Tagged bhs, boys hockey, pucks for a purpose, Cole Borchardt, #burnsvillestrong

Junior high students top District 191 spelling bee

Posted on December 2, 2014

An eighth-grade student from Nicollet Junior High and a seventh-grade student from Metcalf Junior High took first and second places in the 31st annual districtwide spelling bee in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 on Dec. 1.

District spelling bee champion Aradhana Menon, right, and runner-up Chance Persons were presented with trophies by Superintendent Joe Gothard. 

Aradhana Menon from Nicollet placed first by correctly spelling "alkali" which was the 219th word in the 15th round of the bee. Chance Persons of Metcalf was the runner-up.

This was Aradhana's first time qualifying for the district bee while Chance also participated as a 5th and 6th grader. Both students are avid readers, and say that contributes to their spelling success.

Others rounding out the top 5 (in alphabetical order) were Rachel Dylla of Nicollet Junior High, Ellie Scheldberg of William Byrne Elementary and Brandon Vi of Eagle Ridge Junior High.

A total of 31 students in grades 5 through 8, who were the building champions of their schools, competed in the district spelling bee.

The event began with Superintendent Joe Gothard presenting medals to every participant. "Students, I want you to know that as your superintendent, I am very proud of you," he said. "Taking the time to practice and prepare demonstrates your hard work and pride in achievement."

Jim Condon, a teacher at Edward Neill Elementary School, served as pronouncer. Judges were Gothard along with Erika Nesvig, principal of Harriet Bishop Elementary School, and Jon Bonneville, principal of Hidden Valley Elementary School. Jennifer Bohr, a teacher at Hidden Valley Elementary School, coordinated the spelling bee activities.

You can view the spelling bee on district's website at and on Educational TV channel 18.

Posted in Student Success | Tagged spelling bee

Support BHS Boys Golf with a 2015 Minnesota Golf Card

Posted on December 2, 2014

 Get your 2015 Minnesota Golf Card for $35! 

A fundraiser for the Burnsville Boys Golf team, this card makes a perfect holiday gift for the golf-loving guys and girls in your life!

This card gives you 2-for-1 on green fees at many courses in and out of the metro area, including some in Wisconsin. There are over 150 courses to choose from, and you can use the card up to four times at each course. Plus, there are golf cart and range specials at many of the locations. Just use the card one or two times, and you've paid for the card. Wow, what a deal!

For a list of courses and rules, visit However, please do not order the card online as BHS would not receive the benefits.

Contact Larry Opatz, BHS Golf Coach, at if you have questions.


Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, boys golf, 2015 minnesota golf card, fundraiser

Good luck to BHS winter sports teams tonight

Posted on December 2, 2014

Come out and support the Blaze! The following teams will be in action tonight, Tuesday, Dec. 2:

  • Boys hockey is at No. 7 Benilde-St. Margaret's at 7 p.m.
  • Girls hockey is home at the Burnsville Ice Center, taking on Farmington at 7 p.m.
  • Boys basketball is at No. 3 Hopkins at 7 p.m.
  • Girls basketball is at Bloomington Kennedy at 7 p.m.
  • Burnsville dance team is at BHS at 7 p.m.
  • Burnsville Nordic skiing is at Hyland Park in Bloomington at 3:30 p.m. 
Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, hockey, basketball, dance team, nordic skiing