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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.”

Staff Impact Statements at Sky Oaks

All staff members at Sky Oaks Elementary spent time writing "Impact Statements" at the beginning of this school year. These clear statements of commitment to students, each other & the entire Sky Oaks community are now displayed prominently inside the front door so that students, staff & parents are reminded every time they enter the school.

Eagle Ridge students are top three winners in VFW essay contest

Three 8th grade students at Eagle Ridge Middle School earned awards in the Patriot's Pen essay contest sponsored by Burnsville VFW Post 5833 recently.

Students in the community in grades 6-8 were invited to submit essays related to the theme of “America’s Gift to My Generation.” Members of the Post evaluated the entries and selected three winners, said Bob Hansen, commander of Burnsville VFW Post 5833.

All three winners are students at Eagle Ridge Middle School:

BHS students gaining real-world experience through school blood drive

Burnsville High School’s DECA club is planning a blood drive at the school on Nov. 3 during the school day for BHS students and staff.

DECA is a club that prepares students wanting to go into the finance, marketing, hospitality and management fields. BHS is one of many high schools and colleges across the globe that offers DECA to its students.

“Working on the blood drive has taught us how to act and work in the business field,” BHS senior and DECA officer Jake Chudecke said. “In the long run, through our work with local businesses, we are becoming real-world ready.”

Survey shows community feels good about momentum in District 191

Residents shared their opinions about Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 in a recent survey.

A total of 625 residents (parents and non-parents) were contacted on landlines and cellphones in late May and early June by the Morris Leatherman research company. Morris Leatherman has conducted hundreds of surveys of cities and school districts including in District 191, most recently in 2014.

Results show that the community feels good about the district’s current momentum, according to Peter Leatherman, who reviewed survey results with the Board of Education.

Pot luck dinner set for May 4

Do you need some new ideas for family meal time? Bring your families favorite meal, dessert or salad to Gideon Pond’s first ever Pot Luck Dinner on Thursday, May 4 from 6-8 p.m. on the GP playground!

This is a FREE night for Pond families! A night to celebrate food, people, and our community. Plus, it’s a great way to wrap up the school year, gather phone numbers for summer playdates and pick up a new recipe or two!

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