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News Archive - April 2018

Road trip comedy opens May 3 at Metcalf Middle School


A comedy called “Road Trippin” is the spring theater production at Metcalf Middle School in Burnsville. Written and directed by teacher and drama director Steven Orth, the play follows the misguided misadventures of four teens who “borrow” mom’s...

Categories: Arts

Burnsville High School's badminton program is a model of cultural richness

Apr24th Burnsville badminton players practice after school in the gym.

A recent StarTribune article about Burnsville High School's badminton program highlights the team's cultural richness and how the program is a unique reflection of the Burnsville community.   In early 2018, BHS and District 191 leaders...

Categories: Building Community at BHS, Athletics

Harriet Bishop chess team takes 4th in state


The Harriet Bishop Elementary primary chess team finished fourth out of 45 teams in the annual Minnesota School Chess Association state tournament held at Metcalf Middle School on April 22. One member of the team, first grader Aakash...

Categories: Activities, Student Success

Eagle Ridge Theatre presents 'Willy Wonka'


Eagle Ridge Theatre presents "Willy Wonka," with performances at 7 p.m. on April 26-28 and May 3-5, plus 3 p.m. matinees on April 28 and May 5. All seats are $9 and tickets can be purchased online at 

Categories: Arts

Burnsville High School's FreeStyle will host Jazz Cafe May 11


Burnsville High School will host Jazz Cafe on Friday, May 11 in the E Commons (adjacent to the cafeteria), located at 600 E. Highway 13.   The FreeStyle Choir, along with soloists and ensemble, will perform during the evening....

Categories: Arts, Academics

Metcalf, Byrne chess players return with national distinctions

Apr20th metcalf chess team at nationals

The Metcalf Middle School Chess Team participated in the National Middle School Chess Championships in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8. Seventeen members attended along with two players from William Byrne Elementary. The students brought home lots of...

Categories: Student Success, Activities

Career Center will celebrate Decision Day on Tuesday May 1


Seniors are invited to attend the Decision Day celebration Tuesday, May 1 in the Career Center. Whether students plan on attending college or vocational school, joining the military, setting off to work, participating in BEST or taking a year...

Categories: Parents

District shares answers to negotiations questions


Representatives of District 191 and leaders of the Burnsville Education Associate (BEA) teachers’ union have been meeting to reach agreement on a new contract. In order to provide information on the process, the district is providing answers to...