Burnsville High School is committed to building a strong community of students, teachers, staff and families that makes it clear to each student that they are valued and welcome. We are a diverse community, with each of us bringing unique experiences and perspectives. We learn from each other grow together, and our cultural richness is part of what will help each student be #FutureReady.
In early 2018, BHS and District 191 leaders outlined a plan to help the school succeed in living its values of inclusiveness and equity. The plan focuses on creating opportunities for dialogue, providing space for students to share their voices, and expanding learning opportunities for students and staff. Some of the work will include:
Restorative Circles: Provide space for student dialogue about any conflict that may be arising and develop skills to positively solve conflict
Equity Workshop: A meeting to bring BHS students together to develop a plan for increased students voice and leadership
Multicultural Center: A designated space for learning and dialogue surrounding difference in culture
Curriculum Development: Specific equity-focused lessons as part of regular classes, as well as ongoing curriculum as part of Success 191, the course all 9th graders take
Stories and updates on this work will be posted here.