In its first season, the Burnsville High School boys’ powerlifting team was crowned state champions, while the girls team earned runner-up at the USAPL Minnesota State High School Championships on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Rockford, Minn. In addition, five Blaze athletes won individual state titles, and seven lifters qualified for the National Championships in March.
A fire alarm was activated the evening of Feb. 16 at Burnsville High School. Police officers responded to the incident and assisted in evacuating the building and ensuring people left the event in a safe manner. When it was determined that there was no fire, staff and students involved with ongoing events were allowed back inside the school.
Although police received reports of a weapon and a bomb threat during the evacuation, police have found no evidence of either.
Congressman Jason Lewis presented Ross with his official “Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition” at Burnsville High School on Feb. 12.
Homecoming pep fests are memorable experiences for most high school students, but the pep fest at Burnsville High School last fall may prove life changing for senior Markell Sutton. His musical performance led a staff member to introduce him to THE GARAGE, a music venue and recording studio that partners with the city of Burnsville and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to provide learning opportunities for students.
In Markell’s case, what the partnership is providing is an opportunity for self-expression and the chance to pursue his passion and hopeful career pathway.
Burnsville High School is among award winners in the annual Readers’ Choice Survey of Sun ThisWeek and the Dakota County Tribune newspapers.
Every year the newspapers invite readers to choose their favorites in multiple categories. Results are tallied and Readers’ Choice Award Winners are announced.
Burnsville High School was selected as the Best Public School in the Award Winners List 2018.
In the Readers' Choice Awards for 2017, Burnsville High School Principal Dave Helke ranked #1 Best Principal.
Talking to a group of Burnsville High School juniors – most of whom were students of color – District 191 Systems Improvement and Student Achievement (SISA) coordinators Frannie Becquer and Jeff Pope asked how many of their teachers in the last 11 years looked like them. A few students could say they’d had one teacher of color. Most said none.
“When you don’t see yourself in a career, research shows you’re less likely to think that’s an option for you,” said Pope.
All students currently in grades 8-11 can now go to their StudentVue account and request the courses they would like to take next school year.
Burnsville High School is celebrating the school counseling department during National Counseling Week Feb. 5–9, sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA). Focusing on the unique contribution of school counselors and how students are different as a result of their work, National School Counseling Week highlights the tremendous impact school counselors can have in helping students achieve school success and plan for a career.