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Harriet Bishop student qualifies for state geography bee

Selena Thach, a fifth grade student at Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage, has qualified to compete at the state level of the National Geographic Bee.

Selena won the school competition earlier this year and then completed a qualifying test through the National Geographic Society. Only the top 100 students in Minnesota were selected to participate in the state bee.

Opportunities coming to meet the next Eagle Ridge principal

Parents and students are invited to attend any of these opportunities to meet and hear from Erika Nesvig, who will become principal at Eagle Ridge Middle School before the 2017-18 school year.

Mrs. Nesvig will be discussing her vision as principal and some of the new things happening at Eagle Ridge, including AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Blaze Time, Advisory and the roll out of 1-to-1 Chromebooks for students.

Kindergarten Orientation is Feb. 13

​Do you have a student who will enter kindergarten in the fall of 2017? Join us for Kindergarten Orientation on Monday, Feb. 13 from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

This is a great opportunity to meet teachers, visit classrooms, tour the school and learn about kindergarten at Harriet Bishop Elementary. If you haven't already, you can also enroll your child now so we'll be sure to have resources in place when they arrive next fall.

Eagle Ridge student is new district spelling champ

Yana Khetiya practiced an hour a day for a couple of weeks to prepare for the 33rd annual Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Spelling Bee on Dec. 5.

It paid off! The Eagle Ridge Middle School eighth grader emerged as the champion from among the 28 best spellers from around the district and took home the big trophy. The event went about 15 rounds with “competition" as the winning word.  

Special guest Jason Matheson serves meals at Harriet Bishop Elementary

Television and radio personality Jason Matheson stepped into the shoes of a food service worker at Harriet Bishop Elementary School in Savage recently to help prepare and serve meals to students.

Matheson is the host of Jason & Alexis in the Morning on MyTalk 107.1 and also of The Jason Show at KMSP-TV. On his program, he does “fish out of water” segments where is out of his element.

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