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‘Hamilton’ serves as guide for student research, performances

Students in the College in the School (CIS) government classes at Burnsville High School received some exciting news during the first week of school.

Their school was selected for a special class project related to the popular historical musical “Hamilton.”

Their teachers, Colleen Coleman and Kathryn Wendling, received a grant from the Gilder Lehrman Institute that will subsidize the cost of tickets to the performance on Sept. 27 when it’s in Minneapolis.

District 191 secondary students receive library cards

All students in grades 6 through 12 in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have library cards they can use in person or online with both the Dakota County and Scott County public library systems.

Students at Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Middle Schools, and Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School can easily access library resources including online one-on-one homework help, research tools, e-books, audiobooks, movies/TV DVDs, music CDs, translation services, electronic magazines and print books.

Burnsville High School senior is a National Merit Semifinalist

Burnsville High School senior Will Trussell has achieved another national academic distinction.

He’s among fewer than one percent of U.S. 12th-grade students whose scores on the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test have made them 2019 National Merit Semifinalists.

As a semifinalist, Will will be considered for finalist status (to be announced in February) and potential scholarships.

Last year, Will found out that he achieved a perfect score of 36 on the ACT exam, another  accomplishment that fewer than 0.1 percent of students nationwide obtain.

2018-19 Homecoming Week begins Oct. 1

Burnsville High School students, staff, alumni and community members will be celebrating homecoming during the week of Oct. 1. There will be many festivities, including themed dress-up days, a student-wide pep assembly, an array of athletic events and the homecoming dance on Saturday night.

Listed below are the scheduled events for homecoming:

Monday

Professional Day — No school for students

  • Powder Puff football games @ BHS Pates Stadium — 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday

BHS teachers selected to share expertise at national conference

Two Burnsville High School teachers were selected to give a presentation at a national conference attended by educators from K-12 school districts and colleges/universities this summer.

Kristina Aars (at left) and Colleen Coleman shared their expertise at the 5th Annual Schoology User Conference with their presentation: “Hacking the Achievement Gap: 10 Schoology Tips to Make Every Student More Successful.” Schoology is the online learning management system used in secondary schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

Seven new and cool things for 2018-19

We hope you're getting excited for the new school year - we sure are! Here are just a few of the new things happening in 2018-19 around the district. 

1: College-credit classes for future teachers

Burnsville High School seniors will be able to take two education courses and earn seven college credits through Normandale Community College, all without leaving the high school.

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