Metcalf students can pick up Chromebooks, schedule at orientation Aug. 23

Posted on August 2, 2017

Metcalf Middle School students will be able to pick up their Chromebooks at orientation on Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., as District 191 expands its 1-to-1 personal learning device program to include grades 6-8 as part of Vision One91.

Middle school students will be getting the same model of Chromebook that high school students received last school year. They are lightweight, inexpensive devices that provide students access to the internet, their Google accounts and other web-based applications. The model being purchased includes a touch-screen along with a keyboard so it also acts as a tablet.

Tagged chromebooks, metcalf, one-to-one

Burnsville's Class of '67 will hold 50th reunion party Saturday, Sept. 16

Posted on July 31, 2017
Burnsville logoThe Burnsville High School Class of 1967 will hold a 50-Year reunion party on Saturday, September 16, 2017.
The party will be held from 3-9 p.m. at Morgan's Tavern in the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn, 14201 Nicollet Ave. S., Burnsville.
For information on the reunion and registration, contact classmate Bruce Drake at
Posted in Alumni, Community | Tagged bhs, alumni, class of 1967, 50th reunion, nicollet inn

Burnsville High School boys and girls swimming adds diving to the program

Posted on July 27, 2017

Burnsville High School logoBurnsville High School swimming teams are adding diving to the program this year.

Diving will be open to both the boys and girls programs. Swimming for girls in grades 7-12 is in the fall and for boys in grades 7-12 in the winter.

All diving practices and meets will be conducted at Eagle Ridge Middle School. Swimming practices and meets will continue to be at BHS.

Note that when registering through FeePay, please sign up for the swim teams. 

Please contact Jeff Marshall, athletics and activities director, at if you have any questions.


Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, boys and girls swimming, diving

Academic calendars set through 2019-20

Posted on July 26, 2017

Families that like to plan ahead will be able to do so now that the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education has approved academic calendars for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 school years.

Both calendars follow the general pattern of recent academic calendars for District 191, with school starting the day after Labor Day and ending in early June. However, there will no longer be a week-long fall break, with conferences being set in November, instead. Both school years still feature a week-long spring break in March.

Printable versions of the 2018-19 and 2019-20 academic calendars are available below or at The calendar for the upcoming 2017-18 school year is also available.

2018-19 One-Page Calendar

2019-20 One-Page Calendar

Posted in Parents | Tagged calendar, 2018-19, 2019-20

Free 'Digital Parenting' classes offered in September

Posted on July 25, 2017

Free "Parenting in the Digital Age" classes will be offered for parents this fall through Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education. This interactive workshop is designed to help parents learn the basics of Digital Citizenship and to learn strategies for keeping their children safe and responsible online. Children are spending more time participating in social media, online gaming, and online learning so parents need to expand their understanding.

Discussion will include the 3 Ps (Privacy, Property, and aPpropriate Use) of ethical technology behaviors and how to talk with children about their online activities. We will explore online resources and will have time to share and discuss strategies and tips with other parents. Our goal is to empower parents to ensure productive, safe, and ethical use of technologies at home. Instructors are the district's Technology Director Doug Johnson and Instructional Technology Coordinator Rachel Gorton.

The same class will be offered on three different dates.

  • Tuesday, Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. (Spanish interpretation available)
  • Thursday, Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. (Somali interpretation available)
  • Saturday, Sept. 23, 9-11 a.m.

 All sessions take place at Diamondhead Education Center (upper level), 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. For more information, contact (952) 707-4150.






Posted in Parents | Tagged digital citizenship, social media, online gaming, online learning, free parenting classes, community education

Vision One91 Update - Summer 2017

Posted on July 20, 2017

We've finished one school year after implementing Vision One91. It's a great time to look at what's been accomplished and what we're doing next to help ensure all of our student are Future Ready!

Posted in Vision One91 | Tagged Vision One91, #communitystrong, #futureready

Fall sports kickoff meeting for athletes, parents slated for Aug. 14, 21

Posted on July 20, 2017

Burnsville logoBurnsville High School Athletics and Activities Director Jeff Marshall is inviting all fall sport parents/guardians and their athletes to attend a brief meeting to kick off the 2017 fall season.

Coaches and booster members will have a meeting before or afterwards. Please check your individual team's website for more information regarding meeting time and location.

The Burnsville football program meeting is slated for Aug. 14 at 5 p.m. in the Mraz Center.

The meeting for other fall sports (sideline spirit squad cheer, boys/girls cross country, non-competition dance, boys/girls soccer, girls swim, girls tennis and volleyball) is slated for Aug. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Mraz Center.

Please note that the fall sports season begins Aug. 14. All physicals, which are good for three years, need to be on file with the Athletics Department, and registration and payment must be completed through FeePay.

Contact Jeanine Riggs at or 952-707-2151 if you have any questions.

Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, fall sports meetings, jeff marshall

Orientation, Open House will be held Aug. 23-24, 30

Posted on July 19, 2017

Map of building for BHS OrientationOrientation for all Burnsville High School students will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Students can stop by the school during these times to pick up their class schedules, update lunch accounts and have school pictures taken.

Ninth-grade students will receive their Chromebooks in the media center. Students who already have Chromebooks do not have to come to the media center unless the device they have has a problem. There will be tech staff on hand to repair Chromebooks.

Students who are unable to attend orientation can also receive their Chromebooks at Open House on Wednesday, Aug. 30. We look forward to seeing all students at Orientation!

An Open House for students and their families will be held on Wednesday, August 30 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Teachers and office staff will be available during this time. There will also be two informational meetings for families of ninth-grade students and new students to Burnsville that evening as well. Families may choose to attend a meeting scheduled from 4-4:30 p.m. or the one scheduled from 7:30-8 p.m.  

We are looking forward to welcoming all our students back on the first day of school, Tuesday, Sept. 5.

All students in grades 9-12 will attend school on the first day

Get more information about the BHS One-to-One Program, including how to care for your Chromebook at  



Posted in Parents, Academics | Tagged bhs, orientation, open house, informational meetings

Schools set open houses before 2017-18 school year

Posted on July 18, 2017

Open house events are great opportunities to meet teachers, visit classrooms and get settled in a bit before the school year starts. 

  • Burnsville High School, Aug. 30, 4-8 p.m.
  • Burnsville Alternative High School, New Student Orientation, Aug. 23, 1-5 p.m.
  • Eagle Ridge Middle School, Aug. 30, 6th grade from 4-6 p.m.; 7th and 8th grades from 6-8 p.m.
  • Metcalf Middle School, Aug. 30, 6-8 p.m.
  • Nicollet Middle School, Aug. 30, 6th grade at 6 p.m., 7th & 8th grade at 7 p.m.
  • Edward Neill Elementary, Aug. 30, 5-7 p.m.
  • Gideon Pond Elementary, Aug. 30, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Harriet Bishop Elementary, Aug. 30, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Hidden Valley Elementary, Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m.
  • Marion W. Savage Elementary, Aug. 31, 4:30-6 p.m.
  • Rahn Elementary, Aug. 31, 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Sioux Trail Elementary, Aug. 30, 5-6:30 p.m.
  • Sky Oaks Elementary, Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m.
  • Vista View Elementary, Aug. 30, 4-6 p.m.
  • William Byrne Elementary, Aug. 30, 4-5 p.m.
Posted in Parents | Tagged open house, 2017-18

2017-18 Nicollet Middle School supply list

Posted on July 14, 2017

Download a printable version of this list



  • 8 ½” x 11” size binder with 2” ring (or dual ring) with a zipper around the edge and pencil case included
  • (Case-it Brand is our recommendation - OfficeMax and Target have a variety of colors)
  • Tab dividers for binder
  • 3 pocket folders (each a different color, 3 holes on left side preferred so they fit in the binder)
  • 3 college ruled spiral notebooks
  • Science: Composition Notebook
  • 1 package loose leaf filler paper- wide ruled
  • Black and/or blue pens
  • Colored markers
  • Colored pencils
  • Highlighter markers (2 or more colors)
  • #2 pencils
  • 3 Pads of Post-it Notes, 3” x 3”
  • 2 boxes of tissue (turn in to Advisory teacher)
  • Glue stick
  • Bottle of Glue
  • 3 packages of white board markers
  • Pencil pouch
  • Disinfectant Cleaning wipes (turn in to Advisory teacher)
  • Earbuds
  • Math:
    • TI-30XS Multiview calculator for Math 6 and 7
    • TI-84 plus is recommended for Honors Math 7 and Grade 8 through High School

A Nicollet Middle School assignment planner will be provided by the school, for each student.
District 191 will issue each student a Chromebook.


  • Athletic shorts or pants
  • REQUIRED Crew Neck T-shirt (black or gray) with sleeves (Students may wear their own black or gray t-shirt or have the option of purchasing a Nicollet T-shirt for $10 at schedule pick up in August)Non-marking gym shoes with laces
  • Swimsuit (one piece for female students) and towel
  • Outdoor active clothing when appropriate


  • Project supply upgrades like sewing kits, fabric, and thread will require additional expenses


  • Black shirt and dress slacks for concert dress
Posted in Parents | Tagged school supplies, nicollet, 2017-18