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Orientation, Open House will be held Aug. 22-23, 29

Orientation for all Burnsville High School students will be held Wednesday, Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. - 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. The Burnsville High School supplies list for the 2018-19 school year can be found here.

EMT classes begin at BHS this fall

Health Sciences Human ServicesNew classes will begin this fall at Burnsville High School that will prepare students to become an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) who can rescue victims. EMTs may be seen on ambulances, fire trucks, helicopters or even on the side of an athletic field. They could be the first responders who make the split-second decisions in medical emergencies.

‘Externships’ pair teachers with businesses, connect classroom to workplace

Local businesses opened their doors to teachers from Burnsville High School this summer for an externship pilot project that connects classrooms to workplaces.  

This was a chance for teachers to spend time in local businesses and learn through direct experience about trends, skills requirements and the wide array of job opportunities in local industries.

District 191 Board of Education welcomes new student representative

Sundus Farah, who will be a senior at Burnsville High School, will be the new student representative to the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education for the 2018-19 school year.

The school district was one of the first in Minnesota to have a student serve on the Board of Education as a non-voting member, representing the interests of students.

The student representative is seated with board members at meetings. Every month, the student representative gives a report on events and activities at the high school.

BHS musicals earn recognitions from Hennepin Theatre Trust

The Burnsville High School Theatre Guild began participating this year in Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education, a program that evaluates casts, crews and technicians as well as providing master classes for high school theatre students.  

The school’s two musicals, “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins,” both earned outstanding rankings in recent recognition from Hennepin Theatre Trust. Along with these high ranks, came specific feedback for many individual performers both on stage and behind the scenes.

BHS teacher selected to attend seminar on Kennedy presidency at Boston University

Kathryn Wendling, a social studies teacher at Burnsville High School, has been selected to attend a week-long professional development seminar at Boston University this summer about the presidency of John F. Kennedy.

The seminar is sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute and will be led by historian Barbara Perry, who is the director of presidential studies at the University of Virginia.

Community scholarships presented to graduating seniors

Burnsville High School seniors were awarded scholarships totaling more than $110,000 at this year’s Community Scholarship Awards Ceremony May 24.    

The event was sponsored by Foundation 191, the not-for-profit organization created to enhance, enrich and expand educational opportunities in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Foundation 191 now oversees the Community Scholarships Program which provides scholarships to graduates funded by area businesses, civic organizations, clubs and individuals.   

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