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BHS school counselors 'help students reach for the stars' during National School Counseling Week

Burnsville High School is celebrating the school counseling department during National Counseling Week Feb. 5–9, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Focusing on the unique contribution of school counselors and how students are different as a result of their work, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.

BHS junior elected as Youth in Government presiding officer

Burnsville High School junior Alyse Dees has always had an interest in government and how it works, so joining Youth in Government (YIG) was an easy decision for her. That interest turned into leadership at the Minnesota YIG Model Assembly in Minneapolis in January, where she was elected to be presiding officer of the National Issues Forum at next year’s model assembly. It’s one of just 16 major student roles for the entire state.

From fan to scholarship winner to participant, teacher’s ties to Class Acts are deep

In one way or another, Meghan Jermeland has been part of Class Acts since it began 30 years ago in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

She grew up with it and has continued her commitment to the annual teacher comedy variety show, which has raised a total of $345,000 for scholarships for graduates at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School.  

‘Music Man’ draws top marks from Hennepin Theatre Trust program

Many audience members called Burnsville High School Theatre Guild’s fall production of “The Music Man” outstanding, but it was also the official rating of the show according to Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education program.

Spotlight Education is a program by Hennepin Theatre Trust in Minneapolis that honors and supports high school theater students in 94 high schools throughout Minnesota, including Burnsville High School. This is BHS’s first year being part of the program.

BHS theater Director Amy Stead praised both the program and the theater students.

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