Buy a "DECA The Halls Mocha" to support #BurnsvilleStrong

Posted on November 20, 2014


Burnsville High School DECA students are working with JoJo's Rise & Wine, located in Burnsville's Heart of the City, to create a signature coffee drink called DECA The Halls Mocha. For every DECA drink sold during December, JoJo's will donate $1 to the #BurnsvilleStrong movement.

Not only will you get to enjoy a rich, chocolaty beverage, but you'll be supporting a great cause, too. Win-win! 

Hope to see you at JoJo's this December!  

Posted in Community | Tagged #burnsvillestrong, DECA, jojos rise and wine

Bookfair is Nov. 22 at Barnes & Noble

Posted on November 19, 2014

Our Barnes & Noble Bookfair is this Saturday, Nov. 22! All day, if you present the voucher sent home with your child, Barnes & Noble will donate a portion of their proceeds to our PTO.

If you can't make it to the store, or if you'd like to share the code with friends and family out of state, or anywhere, visit BN.COM/bookfairs to support the PTO online! Use code 11491321 when checking out online. This code is good Nov. 22-29. Both in store and online are great ways to support the school and get a head of the holidays with gifts, too!

Posted in Parents | Tagged bookfair, gideon pond

Sixth Annual Blazette Invitational slated for Saturday, Nov. 22

Posted on November 18, 2014

The Burnsville Blazettes Dance Team is hosting an invitational dance competition at the BHS Main Campus on Saturday, Nov. 22. It'll be a day chock-full of great performances by an array of dance teams. The Blazettes are excited to welcome all of the teams and wish everyone the best of luck as the season gets underway. 

Come out and support the Blazettes! The doors open at 10 a.m. Jazz competition begins at 10:35 a.m. and kick competition begins at 1:00 p.m. Hope to see you there!

If you have any questions about the competition, please contact the Blazettes

Read the Savage Pacer article, "Ready for the Dance Floor" by Tom Schardin, for more information 

Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, blazettes, invitational, blazette booster club

"Young Frankenstein" runs through Saturday, Nov. 22

Posted on November 18, 2014

It's alive! The comedy genius Mel Brooks has adapted his electrifyingly funny film into a brilliant stage creation - Young Frankenstein!

Grandson of the infamous Victor Frankenstein, Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced "Fronk-en-steen") inherits his family's estate in Transylvania. With the help of a hunchbacked side-kick, Igor (pronounced "Eye-gore"), and a leggy lab assistant, Inga (pronounced normally), Frederick finds himself in the mad scientist shoes of his ancestors. "It's alive!" he exclaims as he brings to life a creature to rival his grandfather's. Eventually, of course, the monster escapes and hilarity continuously abounds.

Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan sew together an immaculate blend of tongue in cheek, double entendre, and downright goofy comedic moments in Young Frankenstein.  With such memorable tunes as "The Transylvania Mania," "He Vas My Boyfriend" and "Puttin' On The Ritz," Young Frankenstein is scientifically-proven, monstrously good entertainment.

Performances will run Thursday, Nov. 20 through Saturday, Nov. 22. All shows begin at 7:30 p.m. 

A "Buy One, Get One Free" special is offered to students on Thursday evening when tickets are purchased at the door. This special is available to any Twin Cities student in grades K-12.
Tagged bhs, young frankenstein, mraz center, theatre guild

Students will perform at Burnsville's holiday lighting ceremony

Posted on November 17, 2014

Two student musical groups from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will perform at the 16th annual Winter Lighting Ceremony in Burnsville from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in Nicollet Commons Park, 12600 Nicollet Avenue. 

The FreeStyle choir from Burnsville High School will perform under the direction of Erik Akervik. Students in the Sioux Trail Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Oluwatoni Adedeji, will also sing.

During the ceremony, over 200,000 mini-lights and 230 streetlight snowflakes will be turned on along with lights on a 30-foot tree. Free parking is available at nearby ramps. 

The lighting program is sponsored by the non-profit Burnsville Community Foundation with donations from area businesses and residents. For more information, visit 

Posted in Community | Tagged burnsville, winter, bhs, sioux trail, choir, freestyle choir

Pruszinske signs National Letter of Intent

Posted on November 17, 2014

The Athletics Department at Burnsville High School is proud to announce that Brennan Pruszinske signed a National Letter of Intent on Friday, Nov.14, to play baseball at Southwest Minnesota State University. The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage community wishes him the best of luck as he continues on with his athletics and academic career. 

Posted in Athletics, Achievement | Tagged bhs, Brennan Pruszinske, national letter of intent, baseball

Winter sports meeting tonight at 7 p.m.

Posted on November 17, 2014

An informational meeting for wrestling, boys swimming and boys basketball will be held at BHS Main Campus on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. Students and their parents should attend this meeting. Individual team meetings will follow the group meeting.    

Posted in Athletics, Parents | Tagged bhs, parent-student meeting, winter sports

BHS Store is open for the holidays

Posted on November 17, 2014

Don't forget to stop into the BHS store for your holiday gifts!

The store is regularly open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m but will be open additional hours for the holiday season. The holiday hours are as follows:

  • Thursday, Nov 20 from 5-7:30 p.m.

  • Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 5-7:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, Dec. 18 from 5-7:30 p.m.

Order your letter jacket by Nov. 20 to receive it by winter break!

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

District 191 Board approves February 2015 ballot questions to fund Vision One91

Posted on November 14, 2014

At its meeting on Nov. 13, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education decided to bring two school funding requests to voters on a special referendum election on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. If approved by voters, the funding would be used to implement Vision One91, the school district’s plan to redesign the district to better meet the needs of today’s learners and ensure each student is real-world ready. Vision One91 is based on over a year of staff, parent, student and community input gathered through staff meetings, PTO meetings, online forms, conversations and community forums.

"Vision One91 will make us stronger, as a district, and strengthen our students so they are on a college or career path when they graduate from Burnsville High School," said Superintendent Joe Gothard. "It is our plan for getting this district from where we are now to where we want to be."

Board members approved two ballot questions:

  • Question1 is a $65 million building bond referendum – the first since the 1990s – to fund the major construction costs associated with realigning schools to K-5, 6-8 and 9-12, paying for security upgrades, relocating programs and offices and expanding early childhood spaces.

  • Question 2 is a technology levy to provide $2.5 million per year for 10 years to provide critical technology for students, classrooms, staff and the district.

In the board presentation, Executive Director of Business Services Lisa Rider indicated that while the school district can pay for some portions of Vision One91 through existing funds, it will require community support of the two ballot questions to be fully realized. If approved by voters, the tax impact on the average homeowner ($200,000 value home) of each question is approximately $6 per month, or a total of $12 per month if both questions pass.

The four parts of Vision One91 that would be funded by the ballot questions:

  • Organize schools to best support learning and ensure each student graduates real-world ready. Shift to K-5, 6-8 and 9-12 schools to alleviate crowding at elementary schools, address the special social and emotional needs of middle school students and create a comprehensive four-year high school experience.

  • Improve security for a safer learning environment, create secure entries in schools that don't already have them and upgrade surveillance cameras.

  • Relocate programs and repurpose offices for effectiveness and efficiency. Move programs from leased spaced into district-owned buildings to save costs and better integrate programs.

  • Increase technology to enhance classroom teaching and learning, provide students with individualized learning opportunities, ensure equitable access to technology, and create districtwide infrastructure that meets the needs of today’s schools.

“We've spent the last year listening to our community and shaping Vision One91 to ensure each student leaves our schools ready for a career or college,” said Board Chair Jim Schmid. “Vision One91 is based on education standards, best practices, 21st century learning needs and the realities of our schools. We need community support to make this happen for our students.”

More information about Vision One91 and the election on Feb. 24, 2015, is available at  

Posted in Referendum, Community | Tagged school board, Vision One91, referendum, election

Vista View Annual Report to be presented

Posted on November 13, 2014

Our second Annual Report will be published and presented to our community at two different meetings. Please consider joining us as we hear about the programs of our school and how our student per-formed academically during the 2013-2014 school year.

If you are unable to attend, the report is available to download below.

Light refreshments will be provided.

If you have any questions, feel free to call the school at (952) 707-3400 or email Principal Brad Robb.

Please come on either date:

  • Nov. 18 — 7 p.m., Vista View Media Center
  • Nov. 20 — 7 p.m., The Pines of Burnsville Party Room (1024 W. Burnsville Pkwy) Un intérprete estará allí

Vista View is a safe, welcoming place to learn where all students are valued, challenged, and supported by our families and staff, so that every learner experiences academic and personal growth.

Tagged vista view, annual report, achievement