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Harriet Bishop students, parents continue hair donation tradition

A tradition now in its fifth year, the ‘Hair’riet Bishop Project was once again a big success, with 28 Harriet Bishop students and two parents giving up their long locks to benefit children and adults who need wigs due to illness.

The 2018 project, held at The Hair District in Burnsville, resulted in 293 inches of hair donated to this year’s charities, Pantene Beautiful Lengths, Locks of Love and Wigs for Kids. Over five years, the project has included more than 200 participants and 149 feet of hair donated.

Eagle Ridge student honored for service at national event

Eagle Ridge Middle School student Shrey Pothini was honored as Minnesota's top middle level youth volunteer of 2018 at a ceremony in the nation's capital on April 29 for his outstanding volunteer service during the 23rd annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Shrey received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from Olympic gold medalist and World Cup champion Lindsey Vonn at the ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.

BAHS students raise funds for Colobus Conservation

A fundraiser at Burnsville Alternative High School (BAHS) exceeded its goal and raised $465 for Colobus Conservation Limited, a member of the Pan Africa Sanctuary Alliance. A match from TJ’s Painting brings the grand total to $715.

“I am so proud of the students’ dedication to this process,” said science teacher Angela Engelhardt. “Students were involved every step of the way, and took their leadership skills and used them to create a global impact.”

Sock drive brings in more than 1,700 pairs

Congratulations and thank you to all the students, staff members and families who contributed to the first Eagle Ridge Middle School Sock Drive. In total, we collected 1,793 pairs of socks!

A special thank you goes to students in the ERMS National Junior Honor Society who helped lead the event and build excitement among their peers.

"It was a tremendous effort and I am very proud of our Eagle Ridge community," said NJHS adviser and Eagle Ridge teacher Kevin Sayers.

BHS students gaining real-world experience through school blood drive

Burnsville High School’s DECA club is planning a blood drive at the school on Nov. 3 during the school day for BHS students and staff.

DECA is a club that prepares students wanting to go into the finance, marketing, hospitality and management fields. BHS is one of many high schools and colleges across the globe that offers DECA to its students.

“Working on the blood drive has taught us how to act and work in the business field,” BHS senior and DECA officer Jake Chudecke said. “In the long run, through our work with local businesses, we are becoming real-world ready.”

BHS students participate in national day of volunteer service

Burnsville High School student volunteers pulled weeds, picked up litter and tended the Giving Garden during Green Apple Day of Service at Burnsville High School on Oct. 14.

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This was the fourth annual year that BHS students participated in this national event created by the U.S. Department of Education to encourage students to give back to their school community in an environmental way.

Coin drive raises $787 for Toys for Tots

The Hidden Valley Elementary Student Council held a coin drive in December for to raise money for Toys for Tots. Thanks to the generosity of students and staff members, and the council's hard work, they raised $687 and Target donated a $100 gift card, totaling $787.00!  

Anika Campbell and Brenden Berra, along with adviser Mrs. Ertl, met at Target to pick out and purchas toys to be donated to Toys for Tots.

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