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Eagle Ridge spelling champ takes 4th at regionals

Eagle Ridge Middle School 8th grader Jessie Vogler, who won the school’s spelling bee last fall, finished in a tie for fourth place out of 42 spellers at the South Central Regional Spelling Bee in Mankato recently.

Eagle Ridge teacher and spelling bee coordinator Shelley Hermes called the regional competition fun, challenging and exciting.

“Jessie represented Eagle Ridge and District 191 in an exemplary way,” Hermes said.

District 191 middle school students will be part of dance performance on March 2

Students in grades 6-8 from Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Middle Schools will be part of a modern dance concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the Mraz Center at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.

The students have been part of an eight-week program working with professional teaching artists to create two pieces for the performance.

This event is made possible by the Modern Dance Project, a partnership that includes the Youth Dance Ensemble, the Burnsville Youth Collaborative and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education.

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.

‘Explore’ District 191 middle schools at upcoming events

Parents of future middle school students are invited to attend an upcoming "Explore Middle School" event at any of the three middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

These events will provide opportunities for parent and students to learn how the district's middle schools help students explore their academic interests in a supportive environment. Every middle school in District 191 is a STEA³M school with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, plus Arts, AVID and Advanced Learning.

Student leadership, service clubs work to strengthen community

Students and staff in District have very strong traditions of community service. During this holiday season, groups in many schools have been raising money, collecting supplies or otherwise working to help people in need. Thank you to all these students and staff members for showing what it means to be Community Strong!

Eagle Ridge Middle School Student Council raised over $2,200 for Toys for Tots this year (pictured above).

Harriet Bishop, Eagle Ridge 6th grade orchestra concert is Jan. 11

The Harriet Bishop & 6th grade Eagle Ridge Middle School orchestra students invite you to their Winter Concert on Thursday, January 11th, at 6pm in the Eagle Ridge Auditorium. 

The concert will feature beginning and advanced students in 5th through 6th grade, who have been studying their instruments for 1 – 5 years.  You will hear a variety of selections, including Serenata, Marching Along and Evening Scenes.  The students have been working very hard and are excited to share their music with you!  We hope you can join us, even if just for a bit!

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:

ERMS Theater presents 'CSI: Wonderland"

When the detectives from Crime Scene Imagination arrive to arrest Alice, the poor girl realizes that she will be returning to a place that she had tried to forget. A place that she wished was just a bad dream. A place called Wonderland. Once Alice jumps back down that rabbit hole, she gets caught up in a wild and ridiculous murder-mystery. Someone has removed the king's head, and the Queen is furious. Alice and the Mad Hatter must find the culprit or suffer the Queen's wrath.

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