Students from Sky Oaks and Gideon Pond elementary schools arrived at a section of Civic Center Park with audible excitement Sept. 25, ready to meet the hooved friends that awaited them.
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On Sept. 25, students at Gideon Pond Elementary helped staff celebrate a $500 grant from Farmer’s Insurance agents Tim Otting and Maddy Otting. The gift is part of a larger donation that will provide literacy instruction materials to all 10 elementary schools in District 191.
The first half of the Gifted & Talented Summer Institute is over but classes for students entering grades 1 through 7 continue until the end of July in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
Upcoming classes cover a wide variety of topics and are designed to motivate, challenge and inspire children. Some examples are Spanish and French language, online game and app creation, computer programming, fencing, movie making and more.
The final two week-long sessions are July 16-20 and July 23-27 at Gideon Pond Elementary School, 613 E. 130th St., Burnsville.
Art is a universal language that everyone can understand and all students are artists, according to art teacher Kelly Rae Vo.
Vo’s inclusive classroom and instructional practices have resulted in her being named as the recipient of the Inclusive Education Practices Award for the 2017-18 school year in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, according to Stephanie White, the district’s director of student services.
Fourth-grader Nabiil Ibrahim loves to read.
That’s one reason why Nabiil came to mind when Gideon Pond Elementary School Principal Chris Bellmont was asked by the Minnesota Twins to nominate a student to be honored during a game on June 5.
The Twins will spotlight students who embody attributes of literacy, courage and leadership. All three attributes apply to Nabiil, said Bellmont.
Parents of students at Sky Oaks, Vista View, Edward Neill and Gideon Pond elementary schools are invited to attend an upcoming meeting to meet Angie Pohl and Bill Heim, who will become principal and associate principal, respectively at Nicollet Middle School starting with the 2018-19 school year. Parents can attend any of the meetings listed. We can't wait to meet you!
Terese Trekell, a kindergarten teacher at Gideon Pond Elementary School in Burnsville, was honored as a Hometown Hero during a Minnesota Vikings football game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Oct. 1.
During each home game, U.S. Bank and the Minnesota Vikings recognize a Minnesotan whose extraordinary actions have made the community a better place.
It's almost time for the 2017-18 school year to get underway. Mark your calendars!
Kindergarten Meet n Greet (Open House)
When: Tuesday, August 29 4:30-6:30PM
All School Meet n Greet (Open House)
When: Wednesday, August 30th 4:30-6:30PM
What: Meet and Greet.
First Day of School for grades 1-5
When: Tuesday, September 5
First formal day of Kindergarten
When: Thursday, September 7 (K’s will be in for ½ hour, scheduled sessions on 9/5 and 9/6)
Please consider buying extra supplies while items are on sale, especially crayons, glue, pencils, notebooks and glue sticks. Send replacement items to school in January.
Families are asked to contact their child's teacher if they are not able to provide school supplies.