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Partnership with music studio opens doors for students

Homecoming pep fests are memorable experiences for most high school students, but the pep fest at Burnsville High School last fall may prove life changing for senior Markell Sutton. His musical performance led a staff member to introduce him to THE GARAGE, a music venue and recording studio that partners with the city of Burnsville and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to provide learning opportunities for students.

In Markell’s case, what the partnership is providing is an opportunity for self-expression and the chance to pursue his passion and hopeful career pathway.

Burnsville High School is top public school in newspaper survey

Burnsville High School is among award winners in the annual Readers’ Choice Survey of Sun ThisWeek and the Dakota County Tribune newspapers.

Every year the newspapers invite readers to choose their favorites in multiple categories. Results are tallied and Readers’ Choice Award Winners are announced.  

Burnsville High School was selected as the Best Public School in the Award Winners List 2018.

In the Readers' Choice Awards for 2017, Burnsville High School Principal Dave Helke ranked #1 Best Principal.

With new classes, district aims to ‘grow its own’ future teachers

Talking to a group of Burnsville High School juniors – most of whom were students of color – District 191 Systems Improvement and Student Achievement (SISA) coordinators Frannie Becquer and Jeff Pope asked how many of their teachers in the last 11 years looked like them. A few students could say they’d had one teacher of color. Most said none.

“When you don’t see yourself in a career, research shows you’re less likely to think that’s an option for you,” said Pope.

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.

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