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Climate Minnesota: Burnsville connects community to local climate impacts, solutions


On Tuesday, May 12, Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy (formerly the Will Steger Foundation), in partnership with the City of Burnsville and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, will host a public convening on climate change called “...

Categories: Community, Health

Gideon Pond cook manager testifies before Congress on Farm to School benefits


Karra Hartog, food service cook manager at Gideon Pond Elementary in Burnsville, recently testified in front of a U.S. Congressional House briefing on the Farm to School Act of 2015 and met with the office of Rep. John Kline in Washington, D.C...

Categories: Health

BHS team places second in stock market competition


A team of two Burnsville High School students placed second among 1,464 teams in the Spring 2015 Stock Market Game sponsored by the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association.     Jason...

Categories: Student Success

Superintendent's Letter: Board to consider budget reductions for 2015-16


This letter was sent by email to parents of all students in District 191 on April 29, 2015. Dear Parents/Guardians, This is the time of year when our Board of Education develops a new budget, so here’s an update on this process for the 2015-16...

Categories: Finance

Metcalf chess team brings home national honors, again


The Metcalf Junior High chess team once again brought home several team and individual honors from the National Junior High Chess Championships, held April 23-25 in Kentucky. The tournament started in an outstanding fashion, with Metcalf earning...

Categories: Student Success

Giving Garden off to great season thanks to volunteers


Thanks to 70 volunteers, the Giving Garden at Burnsville High School had a productive day on April 25. Community members were invited to join students in preparing the garden for the growing season. Volunteers put up a fence, prepped the soil and...

Categories: Community

BHS student pushing pencils, school supplies to Ethiopia


During a trip to Ethiopia, Burnsville High School 10th grade student Egeziharya Yilma noticed that schools and students lacked supplies. So she decided to do something about it and created Project Pencil. After sharing her idea with...

Categories: Community, Student Success

Apply for Foundation 191 grants by May 15


Applications are now open for grants from Foundation 191, a nonprofit organization created to enhance, enrich and expand educational opportunities in our school district. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 15. Applications and grant...

Categories: Community