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Chromebooks purchased to provide one-to-one for middle school students

Posted on June 22, 2017

Chromebooks are on their way to middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 this summer after the Board of Education approved the purchase that will provide one-to-one personal learning devices for all students in grades 6-8.  

Using funding provided by the Vision One91 referendum approved by voters in 2015, the District will purchase 2,100 Chromebooks from Best Buy Education, along with management licenses for all the devices and support in preparing them for student use.

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.

“With each middle school student having a Chromebook, it ensures that they have access to high-quality resources and information that support their learning,” said Instructional Technology Coordinator Rachel Gorton. “It also provides a powerful tool for students to create, collaborate and communicate about their work.”

Students will be able to pick up their Chromebooks on the following schedule:

  • Nicollet Middle School, Aug. 22, 2-7 p.m.
  • Metcalf Middle School, Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
  • Eagle Ridge Middle School, Aug. 24, Noon-8 p.m.

Devices will be expanded into elementary schools in 2018-19, but not on a one-to-one basis.

The Chromebooks are the most visible piece of a comprehensive technology plan being put in place as part of Vision One91, the work to redesign the district to meet the needs of today’s learners. In 2015-16, a new online learning management system – Schoology – was launched, providing a central hub where teachers and students can create, access and share information about classes.

The total cost of the devices was $641,697.

Posted in Vision One91, Academics | Tagged technology, Vision One91, chromebooks, eagle ridge, metcalf, nicollet, middle schools

Teachers receive Hanson Scholarships to further their education

Posted on June 20, 2017

Three teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have been selected to receive $1,000 scholarships from the Hanson Scholarship Fund to further their own graduate school education.

Recipients are Melinda Mallinger, a technology education teacher at Metcalf Middle School; Alexis Rollie, a digital learning specialist at Gideon Pond Elementary; and Ethan Walker, a language arts teacher at Eagle Ridge Middle School.

The scholarships are presented by the Hanson Scholarship Fund each year to teachers who are also extra-curricular advisors furthering their own education.

In addition to the teacher scholarships, the fund also provides numerous scholarships to graduating seniors at Burnsville High School.

Dick Hanson retired in 1994 after 33 years as an inspirational teacher and 25 years as the head football coach at Burnsville High School. After his retirement, former players and students began giving scholarships in his name to both students and teachers.

The number of scholarships has grown significantly over the years because of generous corporate support along with contributions from hundreds of individuals as well as participation in the annual golf tournament. The 23rd annual golf tournament will take place on Monday, July 24, at Brackett's Crossing Country Club. Online registration is open at www.hansonscholarshipfund.org.

 
Posted in Achievement, Community | Tagged scholarships, dick hanson, outstanding teachers

Enjoy free outdoor concerts on Wednesdays this summer

Posted on June 20, 2017

Free outdoor concerts for all ages will be offered this summer through Wednesday in the Park, a partnership of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education and the City of Burnsville.

Concerts begin at 7 p.m. in Burnsville’s Civic Center Park, just east of Nicollet Avenue between 130th and 134th Street.

Concerts are:

  • June 28: The Whitesideswalls Rock ‘n’ Roll Revue, the Upper Midwest’s premier doo-wop, rockabilly and rock and roll band.
  • July 5: Gravel Roads Real original country music.
  • July 12: Dakota Valley Summer Pops & Chorale with “Shine On! A Tribute to Debbie, Carrie, Prince, and More” (thanks to sponsors Lunds & Byerly's).
  • July 19: Ecuador Manta Latin Fusion & World Music.
  • July 26: Jack and Kitty, an Emmy award-winning duo specializing in quality acoustic music for kids and families.
  • August 2: Remembering Elvis, the King, featuring Steve Marcio

Bring a nonperishable food item to donate and receive a free Pepsi product to enjoy during the show. The Burnsville Senior Center will be selling fresh popcorn for $1.

In case of inclement weather, concerts will take place at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. For more information, go to www.communityed191.org.

Posted in Community | Tagged concerts, summer, 2017, Wednesdays in the Park

2017-18 School Supply Lists

Posted on June 20, 2017

Supply lists for elementary schools in District 191 are available below. This list will be updated as more supply lists are finalized and made available. For questions about a specific supply list, please contact the school directly.

 

Posted in Parents | Tagged supply list, 2017-18, elementary

Registration is now open for summer Gifted & Talented Institute

Posted on June 20, 2017

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education will host the 16th summer Gifted & Talented Institute (GTI), which is provided through a partnership of south metro school districts.

GTI is open to students entering grades 1-8 in September of 2017 in any school district, who are either identified as gifted or exhibit a high talent or interest in an area.

There are many new class offerings in 2017 including (but far from limited to):

  • Quiz Bowl Camp,
  • Environmental Concerns: Explore Minnesota, Explorations in Ecology, Solar Technology Camps,
  • Global Competency- Explore the World, French and Spanish Language,
  • Songwriting, Kung Fu and Mixed Martial Arts and much more!  

All classes will take place at Gideon Pond Elementary School, 613 E. 130th St., Burnsville.

Dates for the summer institute are June 19-23, June 26-30, July 10-14, July 17-21 and July 24-28. Classes are three hours in the morning or afternoon, or six-hour full-day classes. Project KIDS school-age care will once again offer care before and after classes at an affordable rate for GTI students. There is a supervised free hot lunch program for all students participating in a full day of class.

To register, visit www.giftedtalented.org or call (952) 707-4150.

The institute is a collaboration of these school districts: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, Lakeville Area Schools, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan School District 196 and Prior Lake-Savage District 719.

Posted in Academics, Community | Tagged gifted and talented, summer

Burnsville High School Giving Garden needs summer volunteers

Posted on June 19, 2017

The Burnsville High School Giving Garden works year-round to grow food that helps support the 360 Communities food shelf and the BHS cafeteria. Students work in the winter to develop garden plans and grow starter plants. In the growing season, members plant and maintain a garden on the BHS campus.

Currently, there is a need for students, parents and community members to volunteer in the Giving Garden over the summer. You can sign up to volunteer one time or every week! If there are no volunteer slots available, you are still welcome to help out!

You can find the Giving Garden summer volunteer sign-up here.

This year, the goal is to harvest and donate 1,000 pounds of produce to the food shelf. In the process, volunteers learn about growing their own food.

"Teaching people about how to grow their own food is part of my personal mission,” said Matt Deutsch, language arts teacher and garden club advisor. “I figure this is a great way to get students involved in learning how to grow their own food and help out with the need at the food shelf.”

Bri Ostoff, youth service coordinator, and Lori Douglas, science teacher, are also advisors.

Please visit the Giving Garden website for more information and to see how much produce is harvested every week 

 
Posted in Community, Parents | Tagged bhs, giving garden, youth service, volunteer, summer help

Join ‘Rockin’ Readers’ this summer at Nicollet Commons Park

Posted on June 15, 2017

Once again this summer, staff members will be reading some of their favorite stories for young children on Thursdays at Nicollet Commons Park as part of the “Rockin’ Readers” series in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

This year’s line up of “rock star readers” includes:

  • June 15 - William Byrne Principal Lyle Bomsta and Rahn Principal Barbara Borer
  • June 22: Hidden Valley Principal Kristine Black and cultural liaisons
  • June 29: Sky Oaks Principal Jon Bonneville and M.W. Savage Principal Jeff Nepsund
  • July 13: Interim Superintendent Cindy Amoroso and Individualized Student Services Director Stephanie White
  • July 20: Harriet Bishop Principal Ken Essay and retiring Individualized Student Services Director Stephanie Corbey
  • July 27: Somali Cultural Liaison Sahro Abdullahi
  • Aug. 10: Sioux Trail Principal Shannon McParland and Gideon Pond Principal Chris Bellmont
  • Aug. 18: Vista View Principal Brad Robb and Edward Neill Principal Elizabeth Vaught.

Readers will start at 11:15 a.m. Stay afterward for the Thursday Rockin’ Lunch Hour concerts presented by the City of Burnsville.

Nicollet Commons Park is located at 12600 Nicollet Ave. in Burnsville’s Heart of the City.

Posted in Community, Parents | Tagged rockin reader, nicollet commons park, reading, literacy

District 191 graduates receive diplomas in ceremony on June 9

Posted on June 14, 2017

2017 Burnsville High School Graduation

The 605 students in the Burnsville High School Class of 2017 received diplomas in a commencement ceremony at Pates Stadium on June 9.

This was the 61st graduating class in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 but the first to graduate from a 9-12 Burnsville High School. The school added grade 9 for the first time ever this year through Vision One91, the work to redesign the district to meet needs of today's learners.

This senior class was also the first to receive Chromebooks as personal learning devices and the first to benefit from the new Pathways model to better plan and prepare for college and career success.

Student speakers at commencement were Gabriella Anderson, Erika Torralba and Olivia Gislason. Musical performers were soloist Abigail Herzog and the trio of Richard Diedrick, Davin McGovern and Adam Arbuckle. The BHS Orchestra, under the direction of Hope Grover, performed and so did the BHS Concert Choir, directed by Martha Helen Schmidt.

Valedictorians, students who have earned a perfect 4.0 Grade Point Average (GPA) over six semesters, are Blake Andert, Jack Bardwell, Kyra Bowar, Emma Hakanson, Abigail Herzog, Krista Holmstrom, Katelynn Larson, Marissa Marsolek, Abigail Rhode, Trang Truong, Erin Williams and Jaylin Wong. Salutatorians (with a GPA of 3.992 over six semesters) are Ian Johnson, Kara Odom and Paige Schultz.     

Posted in Student Success, Achievement | Tagged graduation, bhs, Class of 2017

Gideon Pond supply lists for 2017-18

Posted on June 14, 2017

Download a Printable Supply List Here

All Grades

Please consider buying extra supplies while items are on sale, especially crayons, glue, pencils, notebooks and glue sticks. Send replacement items to school in January. 

Families are asked to contact their child's teacher if they are not able to provide school supplies.

Kindergarten

Essential items

  • 2     Box of 16 or 24 crayons – basic colors
  • Backpack or school bag with zipper (no wheels)
  • 16   White glue sticks – not gel
  • 1    Scissors, small kid sized – blunt tip
  • 2    Paper pocket folders   
  • 24  #2 pencils, sharpened
  • 4    Dry erase skinny markers - low odor; not yellow
  • 1    Large box of tissues
  • 4    Composition notebooks
  • 1    Large bath towel

Non-Essential But Helpful

  • 1    Box of quart size bags with sliders (Boys)
  • 1    Box of gallon size bags with sliders (Girls)
  • Box of 8 washable markers- classic colors
  • Thin yellow highlighters
  • 1    Watercolor paint set – 8 basic colors with brush
  • 2    Black Flair pens
  • 1   3” x 3” Post-it notes (one package)
  • 2   Packs of pink erasers

*$10 donation for student dictionary, BEE Folder and classroom supplies – donation made at Meet-n-Greet

 

First Grade (PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS)

Essential:

  • 2    Boxes of 24 crayons (no larger sizes)
  • 48  #2 pencils, sharpened
  • 2    Large erasers
  • 1    Student-size scissors
  • 1    White school glue bottle
  • 16   Large glue sticks
  • 2    Black flair pens
  • 1    Set of 8 broad washable markers (classic colors)
  • 1    Set of 12-24 colored pencils
  • 4    Dry-erase markers (not yellow)
  • 2    Composition notebooks
  • 1    Small school box
  • 1    Large box of tissues
  • 2    Paper folders with prongs (purple & red)
  • 1    Plastic folder with prongs (yellow only)
  • 1    10-pack of clear sheet protectors
  • 1    5”x8” Plastic zipper pouch with 3-ring grommets
  • 1    9”x12” Plastic envelope with snap closure (found in business section)

Non-Essential, But Helpful:

  • 1   Additional Set of 12-24 colored pencils
  • 1    Package of 3”x 3” Post-it Notes
  • 1    Container of disinfectant wipes
  • 1   Thin yellow highlighter

*$10 donation for classroom dictionary and supplies – Donation made at Meet-N-Greet

 

Second Grade (DO NOT LABEL ITEMS)

Essential items

  • 1     Box of 24 crayons
  • 48   #2 pencils – sharpened
  • 6    Glue sticks
  • Set of 8 broad washable markers
  • Scissors
  • 4    Wide line spiral notebooks – 70 count
  • 2    Plain pocket folders
  • White board markers (black or blue)
  • 3     Large box of tissues
  • 1     Container of disinfectant wipes
  • 2     Composition notebook
  • 1     Plastic supply box (Rau & Stoneking only )

Non-Essential But Helpful

  • 1     3” x 3” Post-it notes
  • 1     Package of wide rule loose leaf paper
  • 2     Black Flair markers
  • 1     Box of colored pencils
  • 1     Box of quart size Ziploc bags (boys)
  • 1     Box of snack size Ziploc bags (girls)

*$10 donation for supplies – Donation made at Meet-N-Greet

 

Third Grade 

Essential:

  • Box of 24 crayons
  • 48  Yellow pencils - sharpened
  • White school glue. not washable
  • 1     Pack of small gluesticks
  • Scissors #7 blunt
  • 2    Pink Erasers
  • 3    3” x 3” Post-it notes
  • 2     Pocket folders (1 green, 1 blue)
  • 1     Set of 8 classic colors broad tip markers
  • 2     Large boxes of Kleenex
  • Packages lined loose leaf paper
  • 1     Box of 12 colored pencils
  • 2     4-Pack Large tip dry erase markers (not yellow)
  • 1     Binder, 1”, with clear pocket
  • 4     Spiral notebooks (2 green, 2 blue)
  • 1     Pencil case (Traetow and Zucollo’s class)
  • 1     Container of disinfectant wipes

Non-Essential, But Helpful:

  • 4     Black Flair markers
  • Highlighters
  • 1     Set of watercolor paints
  • 1     Box of zip bags - Last names A-M, quart size
  •                                  Last names N-Z, gallon size

*$10 donation for supplies – Donation made at Meet-N-Greet

 

Fourth Grade (PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS)

Essential:

  • 12   #2 pencils - labeled
  • 12  Mechanical pencils
  • 5    Wide line spirals-70 count, solid colors:  red, blue, green, yellow
  • 4     Pocket folders (red, blue, green, yellow)   
  • 4    Black Flair pens (last names A-O)
  • 4    Expo pens, black, thin point/white board eraser (last names P-Z)
  • 2     Yellow highlighters
  • 1     Scissors
  • 1     12” standard/metric ruler
  • 1     Box of tissues
  • 4    Glue sticks
  • 1    Set colored pencils

Non-Essential But Helpful

  • 1    Calculator

*$10 donation for supplies – Donation made at Meet-N-Greet

 

Fifth Grade (PLEASE LABEL ALL ITEMS)

Essential:

  • 1      Box of 24 crayons
  • 48    #2 pencils (sharpened, 24 in fall, 24 in January)
  • 2      Large glue sticks
  • 2      Standard box of tissues - rectangular
  • 1      Scissors
  • 2      Black Flair felt tip marking pens – not permanent       
  • 1      Set of colored pencils (long)
  • 1      Highlighter
  • 1      3” x 3” Post-it notes
  • 1      Calculator
  • 1 pair   Gym shoes (if they do not wear tennis shoes every day)
  • 2 pkg. Wide line loose-leaf paper, not college ruled
  • 2    White board markers
  • 6    Two pocket folders
  • 1    3” 3-ring binder/zipper type preferred
  • 1    Package of dividers for binder
  • 1   Container of disinfectant wipes
  • 3    Spiral notebooks

Non-Essential But Helpful

  • 1      Set of 8 thin watercolor markers

*$10 donation for supplies – Donation made at Meet-N-Greet

Tagged supply list, gideon pond, 2017-18

Sioux Trail supply list for 2017-18

Posted on June 14, 2017

This is a suggested list - not a required list. No child will be denied an education because of lack of supplies. We welcome donations of extra school supplies.

Download a Printable Version of this List

Parents/Guardians: Please provide students with these materials and replace materials as necessary during the school year.

  • Students should have a pair of shoes, with flat, nonskid rubber soles, for physical education
  • Students should have a backpack or school bag labeled with child's name

Kindergarten

(© is a community item)

  • © 1 composition notebook
  • © 1 Clorox/Lysol wipes (last name A-M)
  •  1 beach towel for rest time
  • © 6 plain sharpened pencils
  • © 1 container of hand sanitizer (last name N-Z)
  • © 4 black dry erase markers
  • © 2 boxes of 24 small size crayons
  • © 15 Elmer's small glue sticks
  • © 2 large boxes of facial tissues

First Grade

All supplies for first grade should be clearly marked with child's name.

  • 1 large boxes of facial tissues
  • 1 set of 8 washable markers
  • 4 black dry erase markers
  • 12 glue sticks
  • 1 large white eraser
  • 12 sharpened #2 pencils(no mechanical)
  • 1 boxes of 24 crayons
  • 1 small (max of 5"x8") plastic school box
  • 1 small non-pointed metal scissors
  • 1 yellow highlighters
  • 1 box of 12-16 colored pencils
  • 2-3 pkg of Clorox/Lysol wipes
  • 3 poly 2 pocket 3 prong folder
  • 1 watercolor paint set w/brush
  • 1 spiral bound, wide ruled notebook
  • Inexpensive headphones/ear buds (in plastic bag label w/child's name)
  • 1 3 ring 1" binder
  • 1 pkg of index cards
  • 1 pkg post-it notes

Second Grade

All supplies for second grade should be clearly marked with child's name.

  • 2 large boxes of facial tissues
  • 2 different colored highlighters
  • 1 small metal Fiskars scissors
  • 6 composition notebooks (no spiral)
  • 1 set of 8 washable markers
  • 6-12 black dry erase markers (low odor)
  • 4-6 glue sticks
  • 24 sharpened #2 pencils(no mechanical)
  • 4 pocket folders
  • 1 large pink eraser
  • 1 box of 24 crayons
  • 1 small (max of 5"x8") plastic school box
  • 1 box of 12-16 colored pencils
  • 2-3 pkg of Clorox/Lysol wipes
  •  1 small bottle of glue
  • 1 clean old sock
  • Inexpensive headphones/ear buds (in plastic bag)

Third Grade

(© is a community item)

  • © 2 large boxes of facial tissues
  • 4 composition notebooks
  • © 1 set of 8 washable markers
  • © 12 dry erase markers (low odor)
  • © 4 glue sticks
  • © 1 large pink eraser
  • © 36 sharpened #2 Ticonderoga Pencils
  • 3 pocket folders
  • © 1 box of 24 crayons
  • © 1 small pointed scissors (label w/name)
  • © 1 pkg of wide lined loose leaf paper
  • © 2-4 thin-lined black flair markers
  • © 2 pkg of post it notes
  • © 1 pkg of index cards
  • © 1 pkg of Clorox/Lysol wipes
  • Inexpensive headphones/ear buds (in plastic bag label w/child's name)

Fourth Grade

  • 1 large box of facial tissues
  • 4 wide lined spiral notebooks
  • set of 8 washable markers (classic color)
  • 4 black dry erase markers
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 1 large pink eraser
  • 48 sharpened #2 pencils (no mechanical)
  • 5 pocket folders
  • 1 box of 32-48 crayons
  • 1 small (max of 5"x8") plastic school box
  • 1 clean old sock
  • 1 small pointed scissors
  • 2 yellow highlighters
  • 1 box of 12-16 colored pencils
  • 4 thin-lined black flair markers (no sharpies)
  • 2 red ink pens
  • 1 small pencil sharpener
  • 1 pkg of post it notes
  • 5 composition notebooks
  • 1 pkg of Clorox/Lysol wipes
  • Inexpensive headphones/ear buds (in plastic bag)

Fifth Grade

  • 1 large box of facial tissues
  • 4 wide lined spiral notebooks(red, blue, green, & yellow)
  • 1 set of 8 washable markers
  • 4 black dry erase markers
  • 4 glue sticks
  • 48 sharpened #2 pencils(no mechanical)
  • 2 pocket folders (red & blue)
  • 1 small pointed scissors
  • 4 yellow highlighters
  • 1 3 ring 1" binder w/ set of dividers
  • 1 3 ring 2" binder (Tompach only)
  • 1 inexpensive calculator
  • 1 box thin-lined black flair markers/sharpie
  • 2 red ink pens
  • 4 pkg of post it notes
  • 1 pencil/pen pouch w/3hole punches
  • 1 pkg of Clorox/Lysol wipes
  • 1 pkg scotch tape
  • 1 composition notebook
  • Inexpensive headphones/ear buds (in plastic bag)
Tagged supply list, sioux trail, 2017-18

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