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Process for making facility decisions will include community engagement

In response to a facility report that recommended closing schools and making other changes to facilities, the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education endorsed a plan that will engage the community over the course of the next few months and result in specific recommended actions.
 
“Better decisions are made when those who will be impacted by the decision are included in the decision making process,” Battle said. “We must engage our community if we want to do this right.”
 

Partnership with Burnsville Fire preparing students for EMT certification

Burnsville Fire Chief B.J. Jungmann is working directly with students who are learning CPR in the new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class taught by Dr. Anne (Werner) Dempsey at Burnsville High School. Students are working in pairs to use dummies to practice their skills and Jungmann and Dempsey move from group to group providing instruction and feedback.

District 191 receives innovation award for Pathways at BHS

For the third time in three years, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has been awarded a Local Government Innovation Award (LGIA) by the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, this time for the creation of career pathways for all students at Burnsville High School.

The school was among five recipients in the school category of the 12th annual awards.

Schools, cities, townships, counties and Native nations can apply for the award each year. A panel of judges consider submissions for their creativity, sustainability and collaboration.

Three extraordinary District 191 volunteers honored as Community Builders

Three members of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 community are now recipients of “Community Builder” awards from the city of Burnsville.

Olivia Brammer receives awardOlivia Brammer, a 2018 graduate of Burnsville High School (BHS), and Deb and Tom Shepley, long-time parent volunteers, received their awards at the Burnsville City Council meeting on Oct. 3.

‘Externships’ pair teachers with businesses, connect classroom to workplace

Local businesses opened their doors to teachers from Burnsville High School this summer for an externship pilot project that connects classrooms to workplaces.  

This was a chance for teachers to spend time in local businesses and learn through direct experience about trends, skills requirements and the wide array of job opportunities in local industries.

BAHS students raise funds for Colobus Conservation

A fundraiser at Burnsville Alternative High School (BAHS) exceeded its goal and raised $465 for Colobus Conservation Limited, a member of the Pan Africa Sanctuary Alliance. A match from TJ’s Painting brings the grand total to $715.

“I am so proud of the students’ dedication to this process,” said science teacher Angela Engelhardt. “Students were involved every step of the way, and took their leadership skills and used them to create a global impact.”

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