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Three extraordinary District 191 volunteers honored as Community Builders

Three members of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 community are now recipients of “Community Builder” awards from the city of Burnsville.

Olivia Brammer receives awardOlivia Brammer, a 2018 graduate of Burnsville High School (BHS), and Deb and Tom Shepley, long-time parent volunteers, received their awards at the Burnsville City Council meeting on Oct. 3.

Winter sports kick-off meetings slated for Oct. 29 and Nov. 5

There are informational meetings regarding winter sports scheduled for Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. Activites and Athletics Director Guillaume Paek will begin the meetings with an overview of athletics at Burnsville High School. Afterward, there will be break-out sessions for each sport. Listed below are the dates, times and locations for the meetings.

Registration/payment for high school and middle school winter sports is now open via FeePay.

BHS Theater receives $500 grant

The Burnsville High School Theater Guild announced this week that it received a $500 grant from the California Casualty music and arts grant program. The grant supplements the program’s budget to support theatrical productions.

“When budgets are tight, an extra boost like this can go a long way,” Director Amy Stead said. “We’re grateful for the support and I’m excited about what our students will be able to do this year, thanks in part to this grant.”

‘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.

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