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Eagle Ridge student honored for service at national event

Eagle Ridge Middle School student Shrey Pothini was honored as Minnesota's top middle level youth volunteer of 2018 at a ceremony in the nation's capital on April 29 for his outstanding volunteer service during the 23rd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Shrey received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn at the ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

Eagle Ridge spelling champ takes 4th at regionals

Eagle Ridge Middle School 8th grader Jessie Vogler, who won the school’s spelling bee last fall, finished in a tie for fourth place out of 42 spellers at the South Central Regional Spelling Bee in Mankato recently.

Eagle Ridge teacher and spelling bee coordinator Shelley Hermes called the regional competition fun, challenging and exciting.

“Jessie represented Eagle Ridge and District 191 in an exemplary way,” Hermes said.

District 191 middle school students will be part of dance performance on March 2

Students in grades 6-8 from Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Middle Schools will be part of a modern dance concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the Mraz Center at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.

The students have been part of an eight-week program working with professional teaching artists to create two pieces for the performance.

This event is made possible by the Modern Dance Project, a partnership that includes the Youth Dance Ensemble, the Burnsville Youth Collaborative and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education.

Sock drive brings in more than 1,700 pairs

Congratulations and thank you to all the students, staff members and families who contributed to the first Eagle Ridge Middle School Sock Drive. In total, we collected 1,793 pairs of socks!

A special thank you goes to students in the ERMS National Junior Honor Society who helped lead the event and build excitement among their peers.

"It was a tremendous effort and I am very proud of our Eagle Ridge community," said NJHS adviser and Eagle Ridge teacher Kevin Sayers.

‘Explore’ District 191 middle schools at upcoming events

Parents of future middle school students are invited to attend an upcoming "Explore Middle School" event at any of the three middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

These events will provide opportunities for parent and students to learn how the district's middle schools help students explore their academic interests in a supportive environment. Every middle school in District 191 is a STEA³M school with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, plus Arts, AVID and Advanced Learning.

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).

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