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Metropolitan Regional Arts Council grant offers students a musical theater experience

Thanks to a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, Youth Dance Ensemble and District 191 Community Education have partnered to provide a free musical theater experience to elementary school students at Gideon Pond Elementary, 613 East 130th Street in Burnsville.

Directed by Bekah Gudim with music direction by Charlie Title, "The Something Something Do-Gooders" will come to life on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. Students in grades 2-5 will perfom this original musical by C.E. Title. 

The performance is a free community event. 

 

Wells Fargo grant provides juniors with opportunity to attend National College Fair

Thanks to a $2,000 grant from Wells Fargo, Burnsville High School can provide all 11th-grade students with bus transportation to the annual National College Fair at the Minneapolis Convention Center Oct. 2. 

The Minnesota National Fair is one of the largest fairs of its kind and annually attracts representatives from over 300 colleges and universities. The event also includes workshops on a variety of topics, including financial aid, writing application essays and comparing college options.

Rahn Elementary receives $5,000 grant from CenturyLink

Rahn Elementary received a $5,000 grant through the CenturyLink 2018-19 Teachers and Technology Grant Program, which recognizes innovative science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) projects in the classroom.

The $5,000 grant received by the school is part of $750,000 awarded by the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation across 34 states this year, funding 180 classroom projects.

Alissa Tofte, a fourth-grade teacher at Rahn, submitted the winning application, one of approximately 1,300 total submissions. Her class worked together to create the submission.

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.

BHS eligible for $15,000 grant in "Drive for Education" contest

Chevy is an on-going supporter of high schools nationwide through grants and scholarships, and Burnsville High School is one of eight high schools that received a $2,500 grant to enhance academic or extra-curricular programs at the school. BHS now has an opportunity to receive an upgraded grant of $15,000, which will be presented on March 7 during the Minnesota State High School League Boys Hockey Tournament championship games.