William Byrne STEM Elementary held its annual spelling bee on November 6th, 2015. Eighteen students from the fifth and sixth grades competed in this year's bee. The co-champions, moving on to the district wide spelling bee on December 14th at the Burnsville High School Mraz Center, are Keira O'Connor and Ellie Scheldberg. Congratulations to all our bee participants!
Two schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 again achieved Reward School status in the state's measurement of school performance called Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR), according to information received from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) this week.
Gideon Pond and Edward Neill Elementary Schools in Burnsville ranked among the top 15 percent of Minnesota schools that qualify for federal Title I funding, which is based on the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches.
It is Carnival time at William Byrne! Mark your calendars for Friday, May 8th from 6-8:30! The PTO is looking for volunteers to help out. Visit the PTO website to sign up!
It's time again for the William Byrne PTO Plan Sale. There are three great ways to support William Byrne and make your garden look great: pre-order plants or gift cards, use our special coupon at Pahl's, or purchase plants to donate to our STEM Garden.
The Enviro Club at William Byrne is hosting its annual electronics drive. The recycling drive starts after spring break and ends on May 1st. The winning class receives extra gym/recess time. Please check out the following link for more information on which items can be accepted and which cannot.
This year, William Byrne STEM Elementary partnered with Metcalf's Bridges program to provide tutoring in second grade science classes.
Through the partnership, Bridges students have assisted second graders in learning many exciting science lessons. For example, some lessons include fast and slow changes and landforms, the water cycle and measuring with science tools.
William Byrne Elementary students read about 55,000 minutes combined and raised more than $9,000 dring its first ever Read-a-Thon in February. The school celebrated at an assembly on Feb. 27 where prizes were awarded and a special challenge was met. Because the school easily surpassed its fund-raising goal, Principal Bomsta had his shaved by PTO member Jeannie Trussell. The funds raised will be used for technology and playground purchases.
Pledges are being accepted for our first Read-A-Thon now until Feb. 20!
Teachers and students throughout Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are taking extra time the week of Dec. 8-12 to focus on creating computer code as part of a global movement that will involve millions of students in more than 180 countries.