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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.

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.

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