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Filing period for District 191 School Board of Education candidacy begins July 28

Posted on July 2, 2020

The period for filing affidavits of candidacy for the office of school board member of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 begins at 8 a.m. on July 28 and closes at 5 p.m. on Aug. 11.

The general election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 3. Three seats on the Board will be up for election, currently held by DeeDee Currier, Eric Miller and Darcy Schatz.

District 191 Board members are elected to four-year terms. Elections are held in even-numbered years, with three seats up for election in one cycle and four seats up for election in the other. 

To be eligible to run for a seat on the District 191 Board of Education, you must be eligible to vote in Minnesota, at least 21 years of age, and a resident of District 191 for at least 30 days prior to the election. 

Affidavits of candidacy are available online or at Diamondhead Education Center, located at 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. in Burnsville. Affidavits must be filed in the office of the school district clerk, and the filing fee of $2 must be paid through Community Education prior to 5 p.m. on August 11. Click here to access and download an affidavit of candidacy.

For more information about elections, visit

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District 191 programs, buildings closed July 3 for holiday

Posted on June 28, 2020

All programs and buildings in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will be closed Friday, July 3 in celebration of the Independence Day holiday on Saturday, July 4.

District offices, including the Enrollment Center, Senior Center and Community Education, will be closed July 3.

In addition, Ready to Grow/Ready to Learn childcare program and Summer Break with Project KIDS K-5 programming at Marion W. Savage and Sioux Trail Elementary will not be in session on July 3.

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BHS graduate photos now available

Posted on June 24, 2020

Photos from our three picture days in Pates Stadium are now available!  You can browse the photos below by day to find your picture.  Lifetouch has made these available to all families for FREE this year - you are welcome to download the photos yourself for printing.  If you would like to forward them to a vendor for custom items, there is a link to a Lifetouch release form  that you can print out - showing that you have permission to use the professional photo in any way you wish (personal printing of professional photos requires permission from the photography studio).  

Congratulations Class of 2020!

Posted in Achievement | Tagged achievement, bhs graduation, graduation

Buchanan named interim principal at Gideon Pond

Posted on June 19, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle recently named Isis Buchanan the interim principal at Gideon Pond Elementary School. 

Buchanan has spent the last two years in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 as associate principal at Eagle Ridge Middle School. She also brings previous experience as a principal, teacher and curriculum coordinator. 

“Buchanan’s experience and demonstrated success as a school administrator clearly make her highly qualified for the position,” said Battle. “I am confident Buchanan will find success in her new role in the district.”

Buchanan and former Gideon Pond principal Chris Bellmont, who will join Burnsville High School next year as a principal on special assignment, will begin to work together immediately to ensure a smooth transition. 

“I have been honored to work beside [Buchanan],” said Eagle Ridge principal Erika Nesvig. “She is a highly talented leader...I am thrilled that she will continue to impact the lives of our One91 community.”

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District 191 schools receive Exemplar Status awards for work creating strong school communities

Posted on June 10, 2020

Ten schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have been recognized for achieving Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Sustaining Exemplar status through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).

Gideon Pond, Harriet Bishop, Hidden Valley, Marion W. Savage, Sioux Trail, Sky Oaks and William Byrne elementary schools, Eagle Ridge and Nicollet Middle Schools and Burnsville Alternative High School have been identified as exemplar schools that have completed PBIS implementation and are continuing to achieve positive student outcomes.

“We are so proud of the work that our administrators, PBIS coaches and all staff in our buildings have done to support PBIS,” said Kelly Czapar, District 191 Behavior Analyst. “Their work, passion, and dedication surrounding ISD 191 students is incredible! 

This year, District 191 schools will be celebrated in a virtual ceremony to honor their PBIS Sustainability efforts. The ceremony will be held on June 10 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

During this time there will be a short presentation, recorded highlights of exemplar schools and districts, and speakers from MDE and the PBIS State Leadership Team. Regional Coordinators from the metro area will be speaking on behalf of the great work these schools have done to contribute to student success.

PBIS is an approach where schools use evidence-based practices to enhance academic and social outcomes for all students. It helps establish clear expectations, common language and practices, and systems of positive feedback to help develop a strong school community.

To be identified as a Sustaining Exemplar School, schools need to have completed training and demonstrate continued implementation of school-wide PBIS with fidelity.

For more information on PBIS Sustaining Exemplar Recognition Schools, visit

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Parade, virtual graduation ceremony slated for June 5

Posted on June 3, 2020

Please join us in celebrating One91 seniors on Friday, June 5!

Graduation events will kick off with the first ever graduation parade. Burnsville High School staff will be driving their cars in parade fashion through One91 attendance neighborhoods, honking horns, waving and spreading some cheer and joy to our graduates, families, and One91 community!

There will be three separate parades (East, West, Central) running simultaneously to ensure that all of the BHS community is covered and we are able to see all of our amazing graduates! Each of the parades will begin at 2:30 p.m. and end at approximately 5 p.m. Afterwards graduates and their families can watch the pre-ceremony at 5:30 p.m. and virtual graduation ceremony at 6 p.m. on the District 191 YouTube channel at

Families and community members are encouraged to celebrate our graduates together by posting pictures to social media using hashtage #One91Grads, #BurnsvilleHS2020, and #BurnsvilleStrong.

Congratulations, Class of 2020!

Parade routes are attached below.

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Summer meal program, distribution begins June 8

Posted on June 2, 2020

Thanks to a federal program, breakfasts and lunches will be provided at no charge to all children, ages 1 to 18, this summer at three schools and six apartment complexes in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Meals meet nutritional standards of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Due to current waivers as related to COVID-19, meals cannot be consumed on site.

Grab-and-go breakfast and lunch meals will be provided for curbside pick-up at three district middle schools:

  • Eagle Ridge and Nicollet Middle Schools will distribute meals Monday through Thursday, 6/8 - 8/20, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Metcalf Middle School will distribute meals Monday through Thursday, 6/8 - 7/30, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Meal distribution on Thursdays will include meals for Thursday-Sunday, while supplies last. Children do not need to attend District 191 to receive meals.

Families are encouraged to pick up meals at the location closest to their home. Children may receive two meals each day (breakfast and lunch per child per day). Those who are sick or experiencing symptoms should not pick up meals.

Meal pick-up locations at schools are:

  • Nicollet Middle School (Door 20 near front entrance), 400 E. 134th St., Burnsville, MN 55337

  • Eagle Ridge Middle School (by the pool entrance), 13955 Glendale Road, Savage, MN 55378

  • Metcalf Middle School (Door 3), 2250 Diffley Rd, Burnsville, MN 55337 

Additionally, through our partnership with The Open Door Mobile Lunchbox, One91 Food and Nutrition Services will provide meals Monday-Friday to the following sites according to this schedule:
  • 11-11:20 a.m. — Arbor Vista Mobile Home Community

  • 11:25-11:45 a.m. — Rambush Estates

  • 11:55 a.m. -12:15 p.m. — Chancellor Manor

  • 12:30-12:50 — Twelve501 Apts

  • 1-1:20 p.m. — Parkvue Apartments

  • 1:30-1:50 p.m. — Shalimar Estates/Parkwood Heights

More information about summer meals can be found at
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Burnsville High School students earn national awards for community service impact

Posted on June 1, 2020

The United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA) and InnerView are recognizing 135 Burnsville High School students in the 2nd Annual National Community Service Awards. 

This program has been designed to connect student community service activities and commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to transform our world. Students from Burnsville High School delivered the most impact for SDG 4-Quality Education.

“The passionate and deliberate work of our students, advisors and teachers continues to demonstrate just how Future Ready, Community Strong we are, and how much pride we take in that,” said Courtnee Jackson-Floback, youth development coordinator. “I am humbled and honored to have the opportunity to work with our One91 family and be a small part of what continually makes our community great.”

The three tier award program recognizes a range of student achievement: Merit for 20 hours, Honor for 40 hours and Ambassador for 100 hours of service this school year. 

Students receiving community service awards are:

Ambassador Awardees: Mia Austin, Emily Gibson, Makayla Haddorff, Helen Huynh, Ryan Mokandu, Jemimahqueen Saidu, Jessica Schmid, Jessie Vogler and Alyssa Wood.

Honor Awardees: Riyan Ahmed, Michael Angara, Kayla Becker, Kirsten Buckner, Alexis Bunnell, Enrique Calderon, Aziz Calva-Navarro, Hunter Chester, Semaj Copeland, Qiuting Fang, Abigail Fors, Michelle Garcia Herrera, Fatima Garza-Ramon, Asher Giese, Audra Hakanson, Ulises Hernandez, Jiayu Hu, Gabriel Hubbard, Vernessa Jones, Kalissa Lorensen, Leah Merid, Emma Meyer, Eaden Mezemure, Fatuma Mohamed, Ciara Nyberg, Judy Penh, Yodahit Philipos, Shreyas Pothini, Kerrie Schaefers, Emma Tobias, Hannah Topping, Janefrances Umez and Emma Wavrunek.

Merit Awardees: Adam Abukar, Joseph Anderson, Egrah Audil, Sofiya Bak, Asha Bashir, Katherine Berge, Noah Blackbourn, Anna Blanco Beauperthuy, Montserrat Blanco Lopez, Hannah Bonneville, Forrest Bowman, Lindsey Brown, Andrew Bunnell, Cade Bunnell, Payton Bunnell, Dalton Burns, Calvin Cheng, Jayden Chow, Savannah Christenson, Kiah Christopherson, Sebastian Cocco, Melissa Datres, Megan Diggan, Mayte Draper, Sydney Ernst, Aldo Flores Rodriguez, Ryan Fors, Christopher Garritty, Jurusalem Gebrekristos, Lauren George, Nathaniel Grenke, Wendy Gutwa, Briana Hanegraaf, Rebecca Harder, Christalynn Hatter, Megan Hjermstad, Brianna Hoevet, Jack Holmstrom, Leah Hopperstad, Jacob Johnson, Sofia Kemeny, Samantha Kielas, Kara Klavins, Katelyn Kleiter, Max Kortenhof, Morgan Krumwiede, Alexandra Lee, Erika Leeman, Anh Lien, Ruoxin Liu, Nawal Mahamed, Nadia Maxamed, Mara McMahon, Nahomi Merid, Grace Milhaupt, Ashley Miller, Abdullahi Mohamoud, Skye Moore, Hanna Munoz-Halvorson, Megan Neutz, Ryan Nguyen, Sophie Nilsson, Marshall Norring, Daisy Nunez Ramos, Carter Odegard, Zoe Olson, Annelise Panos, Oriana Penaloza Ortega, Mackenzie Peterson, Lauren Pettis, Tian Xu Pomonis, Ruby Pozorski, Shavonnye Rath, Breanna Reuter, Joslyn Reuter, Tia Rian, Destiny Robinson, Connor Seywerd, Samuel Skonseng, Katie Struzyk, Natalie Sunder, Reed Thoma, Alexa Tinder, Thu Tran, Lucas Trussell, Nathan Trussell, Jenna Tvedt, Mex Ul, Peter Voigt, Maria Widen, Blake Widness, Ryan Wollmuth and Martha Wondimu.

The collective activity of our students this school year, delivered nearly 19,000 service hours and personal activities to address local needs. This achievement earned an additional distinction of the Ruby Award for outstanding impact.    

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2019-20 Metcalf Student Awards

Posted on May 27, 2020

Congratulations to all our outstanding student award winners! Click the images below to see the entire presentation for each grade.

Semester 2 Grading Options

Posted on May 26, 2020
Dear Burnsville High School Students,

Please click on the link below to read important information about grading options available for this semester. Most importantly, there is the option of taking a course(s) for a Pass (P) grade instead of the standard grades of A, B, C, or D. The link to the form you will need to complete indicating you want to have a course(s) graded with a P is also included. This may not be an option that is best for you and your situation so please take time in making your decision, and, if you have any questions talk with your family, teachers, and/or counselors.

Semester 2 Grading Options

Request Pass/No Credit Grading Option Form


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