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Six volunteers selected to receive 2017 Coskran Award

Six extraordinary volunteers were honored with the 2017 John Coskran Volunteer Awards in a ceremony in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 on May 11.

"We thank these exceptional volunteers for the positive difference they make in our schools, programs and across the district," said Superintendent Joe Gothard. "Their dedication and support is extraordinary as they volunteer their time and talents to prepare our students to be future ready and to make our community strong."   

Recipients of the 2017 John Coskran Volunteer Award are:

Neill students' food drive collects 574 pounds of food

On Nov. 10, Neill Elementary 4th and 5th graders put on a musical production of "Lets Eat!" It was a story about how kids are always hungry and always want to eat. 

While rehearsing the play, the subject of having enough to eat came up, and the students, under the direction of music specialist Bonnie Tranby, decided to conduct a rood drive to benefit a local food shelf. 

District 191 to host Celebration of Young Musicians Festival

Elementary school music teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are hosting the second annual Celebration of Young Musicians Festival at Edward Neill Elementary on Saturday, April 23. The festival is open to students in grades 4 through 6 whether they attend District 191 schools or not.

Attendees will sing four songs together. There will also be classes on drumming and folk dancing.

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