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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.

Burnsville High School Spirit Store opens Aug. 13!

The Burnsville High School Spirit Store is a one-stop-shop for all your Blazewear! Stocked with sweatshirts, t-shirts, jackets, hats, socks, mittens and even gift certificates, the store offers Blaze nation a variety of options!

The store is open in August on the following dates:

  • Monday, August 13  •  6:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Monday, August 20  •  5:30-7:30 p.m. and 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Burnsville High School students achieve AP recognition

A total of 102 students have achieved recognition based on their scores on rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) exams they took last spring after completing college-level courses at Burnsville High School. That’s more than last year when 82 students earned recognition.

The nationally-recognized AP Scholar Awards recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams. These are academic distinctions that students may cite among their credentials on applications, resumes and so on.

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. 23 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.

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