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Harriet Bishop Math Masters excel at competition

Posted on April 25, 2018

Fourteen fifth-graders from Harriet Bishop competed on three teams in the Math Masters competition at Lakeville South High School on Friday, April 20, with several outstanding individual and team performances.

Tito Froebe took first place in the individual round of competition, with Joseph Ong (5th), Haley Anderson (8th) and Jane McGuire (10th) also finishing in the top ten. In the fact drills competition, Lauren Bachmeier and Norah Brusco both finished in the top 20 overall. 

On the team side, Harriet Bishop 2 finished in 5th place and Harriet Bishop 1 took 7th. 

Congratulations to everyone who competed and for your growth 

Math Masters challenges students to use critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities, and gives recognition for academic effort and achievement.  The events include individual and team competitions in a wide range of math areas to allow students with many interests and backgrounds to excel. These challenges are the culmination of a year-long preparation as team members work to improve their math skills.  

Most years, as many as 5000 students compete at 35 different sites around the state of Minnesota and in Wisconsin as teams and individuals.  This year, Lakeville South hosted 178 students from 37 teams representing 13 schools.

Coached by Nathan Naef, Harriet Bishop teams and their members were:

Harriet Bishop 1:

  • Lauren Bachmeier
  • Jane McGuire
  • Joseph Ong
  • Nathan Schroeder

Harriet Bishop 2:

  • Garrett Ahern
  • Adam Briese
  • Norah Brusco
  • Tito Froebe
  • Isabella LaGorio

Harriet Bishop 3:

  • Haley Anderson
  • Amara Anyanwu
  • Aubrey Sandbo
  • Devin Sanders
  • Riley Nelson
Posted in Activities | Tagged math masters, harriet bishop

Hidden Valley students compete at Math Masters

Posted on April 25, 2018

Thirteen Hidden Valley Elementary students competed on three teams in the Math Masters competition at Lakeville South High School on Friday, April 20.

Math Masters challenges students to use critical thinking skills and problem solving abilities, and gives recognition for academic effort and achievement.  The events include individual and team competitions in a wide range of math areas to allow students with many interests and backgrounds to excel. These challenges are the culmination of a year-long preparation as team members work to improve their math skills.  

Most years, as many as 5000 students compete at 35 different sites around the state of Minnesota and in Wisconsin as teams and individuals. This year, Lakeville South hosted 178 students from 37 teams representing 13 schools.

Coached by Nathan Naef, Hidden Valley teams and their members were:

Hidden Valley 1

  • Emma Legorreta
  • Hafsa Mohamud
  • Mohamed Sharrif
  • Ruth Tesfaye
  • Max Winkler

Hidden Valley 2

  • Miaoting Fang
  • Linh Hoang
  • Sabirin Mohamud
  • Hanan Mohamed-Sadiq Dayib

Hidden Valley 3

  • Abdurrahmaan Ahmed
  • Juan-Carlos Carrillo Ruiz
  • Edgar Pineda Maya
  • Jose Luis Sanchez Gutierrez

Congratulations to all the students on their hard work and growth as Math Masters!

Posted in Academics | Tagged math masters, hidden valley

Road trip comedy opens May 3 at Metcalf Middle School

Posted on April 24, 2018

Metcalf Drama Experience LogoA comedy called “Road Trippin” is the spring theater production at Metcalf Middle School in Burnsville.

Written and directed by teacher and drama director Steven Orth, the play follows the misguided misadventures of four teens who “borrow” mom’s car and take off into the night on an unplanned and unlimited road trip across the American West.

The cast is led by current Metcalf seventh graders Satta Kanu, Evan Wilkens, Jasmine Fasching and Aleana Jacobsen. Three Burnsville High School students are assisting with the production. They are Kiana Kalli as acting director, Emily Metzger as technical director, and Cassidy Fox as stage “mom.”

Orth provides this overview: “The question is which will happen first: will they run out of cash or drive each other crazy? And can the police detective assigned to the case get their parents to stop bickering long enough to track them down? Did I mention the overeager reporter who can’t seem to get her facts straight? Finding truly strange help along the way, the traveling foursome just might make it there — if they only knew where ‘there’ was.”

Performances are May 3-5 at 7 p.m. and at 1 p.m. on May 5. Tickets are $6 at the door, but can be purchased in advance for $5 through a cast or crew member, or in the Metcalf main office.

For more information, go to www.isd191.org/metcalfdramaexperience and check-out the “Road Trippin’” page. Metcalf Middle School is located at 2250 Diffley Road in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

Posted in Arts | Tagged theater, metcalf, drama, steven orth

Burnsville High School's badminton program is a model of cultural richness

Posted on April 24, 2018

A recent StarTribune article about Burnsville High School's badminton program highlights the team's cultural richness and how the program is a unique reflection of the Burnsville community.  

In early 2018, BHS and District 191 leaders outlined a plan to help the school succeed in living its values of inclusiveness and equity. The plan focuses on creating opportunities for dialogue, providing space for students to share their voices, and expanding learning opportunities for students and staff. 

Burnsville High School is committed to building a strong community of students, teachers, staff and families that makes it clear to each student that they are valued and welcome.

We are a diverse community, with each of us bringing unique experiences and perspectives. We learn from each other grow together, and our cultural richness is part of what will help each student be #FutureReady. 

StarTribune article written by Ron Haggstrom, with photos by Aaron Lavinsky

 

Posted in Building Community at BHS, Athletics | Tagged bhs, badminton, cultural richness, diversity, inclusive, burnsville, community

Harriet Bishop chess team takes 4th in state

Posted on April 23, 2018

Aakash ThurairajalingamThe Harriet Bishop Elementary primary chess team finished fourth out of 45 teams in the annual Minnesota School Chess Association state tournament held at Metcalf Middle School on April 22. One member of the team, first grader Aakash Thurairajalingam, took third place out of 138 players in the primary (K-3) section, finishing with six wins and one loss.

Fourth place is believed to be the highest finish in the state tournament by a Harriet Bishop primary team. Team members were Askash (6 wins), Presley Martchev (4.5 wins), Ashwin Thurairajalingam (4 wins) and Ashwini Chandrashekaran (3 wins).

The school’s elementary team (grades 4-6) placed 18th in the state out of 56 teams competing at the elementary section tournament April 14. The team was short a player at the tournament because of the weekend’s blizzard. Team members were Aditya Chandrashekaran (4.5 wins), Gavin Wetterlin (4 wins) and Joseph Ong (4 wins).

Congratulations to all seven team members who held the banner high for Harriet Bishop in this year’s state tournaments, coach Don Picard, and to parents, for braving severe weather to let their children compete.

Photo: Aakash Thurairajalingam, a first-grade student at Harriet Bishop Elementary, took third place in the primary section of the Minnesota School Chess Association state tournament on April 22.
Posted in Activities, Student Success | Tagged chess, harriet bishop

Eagle Ridge Theatre presents 'Willy Wonka'

Posted on April 23, 2018

Eagle Ridge Theatre presents "Willy Wonka," with performances at 7 p.m. on April 26-28 and May 3-5, plus 3 p.m. matinees on April 28 and May 5.

All seats are $9 and tickets can be purchased online at www.eagleridgeshows.com


Posted in Arts | Tagged eagle ridge, willy wonka, theater

Burnsville High School's FreeStyle will host Jazz Cafe May 11

Posted on April 23, 2018
Burnsville High School will host Jazz Cafe on Friday, May 11 in the E Commons (adjacent to the cafeteria), located at 600 E. Highway 13.
 
The FreeStyle Choir, along with soloists and ensemble, will perform during the evening.
 
The event will be catered by Hy-Vee and features a pasta bar with two types of pasta, two types of sauce, chicken, garlic bread, salad and cookies.
 
Doors open at 6 p.m., and performances begin at 6:30 p.m.
 
Tickets are $20 for performance and dinner and $12 for performance only, and can be purchased by emailing Jaclyn Anderson, BHS choir director, at jaanderson@isd191.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Posted in Arts, Academics | Tagged bhs, jazz cafe, freestyle choir, hy-vee, it's a pasta bar

Metcalf, Byrne chess players return with national distinctions

Posted on April 20, 2018

The Metcalf Middle School Chess Team participated in the National Middle School Chess Championships in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8. Seventeen members attended along with two players from William Byrne Elementary.

The students brought home lots of hardware:  

  • Gavin Kellen placed third in the 1400 class category - Open Section.    
  • Ava Piccolino placed 13th, Mitchell Kellen (Byrne student) finished 17th, and Kendrick Johnson placed 20th in the Under 1000 section.   
  • Audra Johnson placed 6th, Zoe Olson placed 7th, JJ Johnson took the 30th place trophy and Joseph Santos took the tied for 30th in the U 750 section.  

In the team competition, Metcalf's under 1000 team placed 5th overall and the U 750 section placed 2nd.  

“The team winners in those two sections have had their status challenged and there is a challenge that has been made to their titles,” said Brian Ribnick, who coaches the Metcalf team along with Mike Fellman. “Based on the evidence, there is a good chance Metcalf will be declared national champions in the U750 section once the dust settles. If so, it would be their 20th national title.”  

The William Byrne team is coached by Stan Kegel and Jason Kellen.

Posted in Student Success, Activities | Tagged metcalf, chess, nationals, champions, awards

Career Center will celebrate Decision Day on Tuesday May 1

Posted on April 20, 2018

Seniors are invited to attend the Decision Day celebration Tuesday, May 1 in the Career Center.

Whether students plan on attending college or vocational school, joining the military, setting off to work, participating in BEST or taking a year off, this event is focused on celebrating all seniors and their plans for the future.

“Decision Day is celebrated around the country to recognize high school seniors for their postsecondary plans and encourage younger students and families to prepare early for life after high school,” said Marcia Sexton, coordinator of the Career Center. It coincides with the date that most seniors must confirm their plans to enroll at a specific college.

Students are invited to visit the Career Center throughout the day to sign their grad caps, fill out their senior survey and finalize a transcript request. Students will also be encouraged to 'tweet' out celebratory messages about their college decision.

 

Posted in Parents | Tagged bhs, career center, Decision Day, real-world ready, one91

District shares answers to negotiations questions

Posted on April 19, 2018

Update: A tentative agreement has been reached between the District 191 Board of Education and the representatives of the Burnsville Education Association. Read a joint statement here

Tagged negotiations

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