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Join ‘Rockin’ Readers’ this summer at Nicollet Commons Park

Young children and their families are invited to free upcoming Thursday morning activities planned for them at Nicollet Commons Park at 12600 Nicollet Ave., Burnsville.

Join staff members from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 as they read some of their favorite stories for youngsters at 11:15 a.m. during the “Rockin’ Readers” series (see schedule below).

Stay for the Rockin' Lunch Hour Concerts at noon, sponsored by the City of Burnsville. Bring a lunch and enjoy the whole morning of activities!

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.”

Staff Impact Statements at Sky Oaks

All staff members at Sky Oaks Elementary spent time writing "Impact Statements" at the beginning of this school year. These clear statements of commitment to students, each other & the entire Sky Oaks community are now displayed prominently inside the front door so that students, staff & parents are reminded every time they enter the school.

Eagle Ridge students are top three winners in VFW essay contest

Three 8th grade students at Eagle Ridge Middle School earned awards in the Patriot's Pen essay contest sponsored by Burnsville VFW Post 5833 recently.

Students in the community in grades 6-8 were invited to submit essays related to the theme of “America’s Gift to My Generation.” Members of the Post evaluated the entries and selected three winners, said Bob Hansen, commander of Burnsville VFW Post 5833.

All three winners are students at Eagle Ridge Middle School:

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.”

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