Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 is a future-forward school district creating barrier-free pathways for learning for everyone in our community. We believe learning is a lifelong pursuit, and create programs, services and opportunities that inspire this belief.
For elementary learners in District 191, we begin to unpack the world of possibilities and explore healthy and meaningful expression. We want students to experience joy and growth, and to nurture curiosity as they consider the future.
Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are excited to try new things, begin to explore what is important to them and dive deep into subjects. Exploratory classes at Eagle Ridge and Nicollet middle schools allow students to do just that in areas like family and consumer sciences, art, health, computer technology, and Project Lead the Way engineering.
BHS administrators established the Student Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Council as a way to bring students from a variety of different groups together during the school day, giving them a platform to discuss issues they face and a structure through which they can guide the school’s equity work. Administrators have also made the affinity groups themselves more accessible by building meeting times into the school day so every student has the opportunity to participate.
Whether it was teaching swim lessons out of her parents’ backyard pool as a teenager, participating in beauty pageants in high school, running a sewing school for young children as a stay-at-home mom, managing home-based businesses, supervising student teachers, doing preschool screenings or teaching students how to cook, she explored opportunities where she could thrive as an educator, entrepreneur and artist. All these experiences have helped shape her into the innovator that she truly is.
District 191 residents will have the opportunity to comment on the district's proposed tax levy for 2023 as part of the annual Truth in Taxation meeting, scheduled for Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Burnsville High School senior Cade Bunnell has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2022-23 Coca-Cola Scholars Program.
With winter weather upon us, now is the time for families to make sure their contact information is accurate. Families should check their ParentVUE account or contact their student's school to see if contact information is up-to-date. District 191 does everything it can to keep families in-the-know when severe weather affects the school day.
All elementary families in District 191 are invited to attend our Explore Middle School open houses from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Eagle Ridge and Nicollet middle schools. You will have the opportunity to tour the school, talk to the principal and staff, and learn more about the middle school experience.
Burnsville High School arts teacher Nicole Soley is one of three recipients of the Minnesota Center for Book Arts (MCBA) Jerome Foundation Book Arts Residency Series.
Voters in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 re-elected members Abigail Alt, Lesley Chester and Scott Hume, and elected Safia Mursal, to serve on the Board of Education.
The Athletics Department at Burnsville High School is proud to announce that five student-athletes will sign National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 9, to play their respective sports at the NCAA Division I or II level at the college of their choosing.
Those are just two of the many instruments students get the chance to play over the course of the year in Instrumental Music. The program, which started in the 2020-21 school year, gives each fifth-grader the opportunity to take 3-4 small-group lessons with instruments from each of the four orchestra instrument families - strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.
The 13th annual Bowls for BrainPower fund-raiser is set for Thursday, Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. in the upper level of Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy, in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
There are a lot of different options for students to pursue after high school, ranging from starting a career to pursuing a degree. The new Associate of Arts Pathway at Burnsville High School (BHS) lets students get a head start on what comes next in a way that no other district is doing, by earning an associate degree without ever leaving the building.
Partners Achieving Learning Success (PALS) and Burnsville Youth Collaborative (BYC) are free, after-school programs that provide students with additional academic support and enrichment opportunities.
This fall, District 191 has adopted a new emergency response model. Called the “Standard Response Protocol,” it will help ensure our schools respond to emergency situations consistently and effectively. Some components will be familiar to our students, staff and families, but there is some new terminology involved, so we’ll be sharing reminders and information throughout the year on the model.
Burnsville High School students Diana Amaya, Cody Hoang and Natalia Powell were among 20 students from across the Midwest selected to attend the AVID Summer Institute this past summer in Minneapolis.
Burnsville High School Theatre Guild is excited to kick off Season 62 with the horrifically delicious sci-fi rock musical "Little Shop of Horrors." Directed by Erika Sasseville, the production will include seven performances November 10-19.
Students at Burnsville High School have access to a wide array of career pathways that they can explore, but only one results in projects that they can eat. Growing from its roots in the Family and Consumer Sciences department program, the BHS Culinary Pathway has expanded to 21 class sections a year, all of which are full of students eager to learn new skills.
Burnsville High School will honor four former students, two retired teachers and a state champion team when it inducts its Hall of Fame Class of 2022 in October. The newest Hall of Fame class will be inducted at a free public ceremony on Friday, Oct. 14, in the school’s Mraz Center for Performing Arts. A reception will take place at 4:30 p.m. followed by a program at 5:30 p.m. and recognition during halftime at the football game that night.
Nikki Rykhus’ journey as a musician, educator and mentor came full circle recently when Rykhus was named the executive director of Twin Cities Catalyst Music. The non-profit organization operates The Treasury in St. Paul and The Garage in Burnsville, music venues that provide music-based educational opportunities.
The healthcare core curriculum has shaped me into a better person by improving my work ethic and communication skills.
Start exploring early, so you can discover what you like and what inspires you to do meaningful things.
Choose classes that involve you in something you like or are good at doing. Not only will you do well, but you will enjoy being in class.
When you see a chef expressing himself or herself on the plate in so many unique ways, the food essentially becomes art.