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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.

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.

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