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International night at Eagle Ridge will celebrate cultures around the world

The entire community is invited to attend International Night on May 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eagle Ridge Middle School.

The event will feature sample snacks and desserts from around the world, as well as songs and dances performed by students from Harriet Bishop, Hidden Valley and Marion W. Savage elementary schools.

Students and families will also have informational displays so visitors can learn more about the different cultures and countries represented in District 191 schools.

The event is free and open to the public.

Harriet Bishop students, parents continue hair donation tradition

A tradition now in its fifth year, the ‘Hair’riet Bishop Project was once again a big success, with 28 Harriet Bishop students and two parents giving up their long locks to benefit children and adults who need wigs due to illness.

The 2018 project, held at The Hair District in Burnsville, resulted in 293 inches of hair donated to this year’s charities, Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids. Over five years, the project has included more than 200 participants and 149 feet of hair donated.

Savage Pacer: New Black Student Union forms at Burnsville High School

This story appeared in the Savage Pacer on Feb. 22, 2018 - Photo by Britt Johnsen, Savage Pacer

When Jasmine Buckner first arrived at Burnsville High School from New York City, she felt alone.

Not only is she not from Minnesota, but she is also black. The school has an image of seeming diverse and inclusive, she said, but she didn’t feel included.

“I didn’t feel welcome at all,” said Buckner, a senior at the high school and a vice president of the school’s brand-new Black Student Union. “Even the students are not inclusive.”

Student leadership, service clubs work to strengthen community

Students and staff in District have very strong traditions of community service. During this holiday season, groups in many schools have been raising money, collecting supplies or otherwise working to help people in need. Thank you to all these students and staff members for showing what it means to be Community Strong!

Eagle Ridge Middle School Student Council raised over $2,200 for Toys for Tots this year (pictured above).

Dakota Electric donation supports college, career pathways in District 191

Dakota Electric Association recently donated $10,000 to support college and career pathways programming in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The donation will help the district continue its work to provide classes and other opportunities that help students find their passions and prepare for success after graduation.  

“I would like to thank you on behalf of the school district for your gracious contributions to education,” said Dr. Kathy Funston, director of strategic partnerships and pathways for District 191.

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