Winter concerts slated for Dec.11-12, 14 and 19

The Burnsville High School bands and choirs will perform Dec. 11-12 and Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. in the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Hwy 13. 

On Monday, Dec. 11, the Blaze Band and the Wind Ensemble will perform, while the Freshman Band, Symphonic Band and the Jazz Ensemble will perform on Tuesday, Dec.12. 

The band concerts will provide listeners with some great traditional band repertoire, as well as a few holiday selections. 

Burnsville High School to host 'Hour of Code' night for K-12 families

Burnsville High School will be hosting a “Family Hour of Code” night on Dec. 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., as part of the worldwide Computer Science Education Week on Dec. 4-10.

This is the first time that BHS will be hosting a family-oriented Hour of Code event. The goal is to have District 191 families with students who are interested in computer science get together and try coding.

Coding is when you tell a computer exactly what to do by giving it step-by-step directions. It’s also known as computer programming.

Burnsville running back selected to play in Minnesota Football Showcase

Burnsville High School senior Tre Thomas, a running back for the Burnsville football team, has been selected to play in the 45th Annual Minnesota Football Showcase on Saturday, Dec. 9 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.

“This is a great honor for Tre to represent the Burnsville football program and community by participating in the Minnesota Football Showcase,” said Vince Varpness, varsity football head coach. “He has worked hard the past few years to put himself into position to become one of the top athletes in Minnesota.”

Students will perform at Burnsville's winter lighting ceremony

Two student musical groups from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will perform at the 19th annual Winter Lighting Ceremony in Burnsville from 6 to 6:45 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 22, in Nicollet Commons Park, 12550 Nicollet Avenue.

The FreeStyle choir from Burnsville High School will perform under the direction of Jaclyn Anderson. Students in the Sioux Trail Elementary School Choir, under the direction of Garrett Gessman, will also sing.

Six student-athletes sign National Letters of Intent on Nov. 8

The athletic department at Burnsville High School is proud to announce that six student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 8 to play their respective sports at the NCAA Division I or II college of their choosing.

Signing students are:

  • Sawyer Brewster, Softball, University of Colorado - Colorado Springs

  • Emma Buchanan, Volleyball, Bucknell University - Lewisburg, PA

  • Sydney Dahl, Swimming, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Dakota Electric donation supports college, career pathways in District 191

Dakota Electric Association recently donated $10,000 to support college and career pathways programming in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The donation will help the district continue its work to provide classes and other opportunities that help students find their passions and prepare for success after graduation.  

“I would like to thank you on behalf of the school district for your gracious contributions to education,” said Dr. Kathy Funston, director of strategic partnerships and pathways for District 191.