william byrne

Byrne Elementary invites alumni, community to 50th celebration

Students and staff members at William Byrne Elementary School in Burnsville are celebrating their school's 50th anniversary with a celebration on Friday, May 12 from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Former students and staff members are invited along with current neighbors and community members.

“We’re celebrating 50 years of serving students,” said current Principal Lyle Bomsta. "We're proud of the school's past and also excited about its future."

A school-wide assembly will take place and there will also be 50-year themed makerspaces.

Byrne Fall Scholastic Book Fair

Reading for pleasure unlocks the power of information and imagination and helps children discover who they are. Here’s what you can do to help children develop stronger reading skills and a love for reading:

• Set the example. Let children see you read.
• Have a collection of books in your home. Update this collection routinely to keep pace with changing tastes and reading skills.
• Support our school’s Book Fair. Allow your children to choose their own books to read.

5th Grade Math Masters Competition

Twelve fifth graders represented William Byrne  at the 2016 Math Masters Competition on Friday, April 22nd in St. Paul.  Will Moe, Gavin Kellen, Audra Johnson, Mallory Thorsen, Jordyn Brekke, Zane Erickson, Alex Christianson, Victor Ekstrand, Aiden Richard, Adam Ansari, Lindsey Siu, and Emilio Hernandez-Cendejas competed individually and as teams with 163 students from other schools in the metro area.  Audra Johnson won an individual medal for placing in the top 10 of all individual competitors.  We are so proud of our team!   

Math Masters

Congratulations to the William Byrne 6th grade Math Masters team!  They competed at Chaska Middle School on March 4th, led by their advisor, Tracey Plante, science specialist at Byrne.

Here are some results:

Zoe Olson--Medal, 3rd place Fact Drill