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Item Pick-Up/Drop Off Information

Posted on May 21, 2020

Dear Burnsville High School Families,


First and foremost, I hope that each of you and your family is staying healthy as we continue to face this COVID-19 pandemic. It certainly is impacting many aspects of our lives and changing lots of routines all of us are so accustomed to.

This is a reminder that next week beginning Tuesday, May 26th is pick-up/drop-off for our students. Below are the dates specific to each grade level and the times students are to come based on the first letter of their last name. If you have students in multiple grades, you can do pick-up and drop-off for all of them on the day you come. However, seniors need to come on Thursday, May 28 to pick-up their graduation package and return their Chromebook.


Tuesday, May 26 - 10th grade         

Wednesday, May 27 - 11th grade

Thursday, May 28 - Senior Day

Friday, May 29 - 9th grade


8:15 - 10:15     A - F

10:15 - 12:15   G - L

12:15 - 2:15    M - R

2:15 - 4:15       S - Z

This will be done curbside following public health guidelines to keep all safe. When you come, you will enter off of Portland at the roundabout. To have the driver side of your vehicle by the curb, you will take the first left in our parking lot and go around the horseshoe opposite of the normal flow. You will be asked to pull up to one of three stations, stay in your vehicle, put your vehicle in park, and follow the instructions from a greeter who will be at the station. Once your pick-up/drop-off is completed, you will continue to follow curbside and exit the parking lot onto the frontage road by the stadium.

We do ask for your patience and respect as it is possible there may be a line of vehicles waiting for pick-up and drop-off and it may take some time as each vehicle is served. To help facilitate the process, please have all items you are dropping off in a bag, preferably paper grocery bag, clearly labeled with student name and grade and placed in trunk. This way at the station, you can open your trunk (staying inside of your vehicle), and a staff member will be able to take the bag. If you have items to pick-up, those will be placed in your trunk too.

Students can follow the instructions in this Video to view what our records show is checked out to them by the school. It is possible they may have other items not on this list. However, please check this list as it may be a reminder as to what you may have and could drop-off. Also, this is a good time to really go through and look everywhere for books and other school-owned items that may be sitting around.



Tagged parents, students, end of year

COVID Update: Students will be able to return, retrieve items at schools week of May 26

Posted on May 14, 2020

As the 2019-20 school year comes to a close, each school in District 191 has a plan to allow students to safely return items to their school during the week of May 26 to May 29. This includes textbooks and internet hotspots, as well as Chromebooks for seniors, students in grades K-8 and students who aren’t returning to District 191 in the fall. 

At the same time, students will be able to retrieve personal items that may still be at school, as well as learning materials for the final week of school. 

Following Department of Health guidelines, these events will be done curbside and student materials will be kept separate for at least 72 hours after being organized and before being handed out to families.

The organized return and retrieval of materials is important to help protect the health of our students, staff and families. Please watch for specific instructions from your child’s school and call your school if you have any questions or concerns. 

Chromebook Collection

All students in grades K-8, graduating seniors and any other student who aren't returning to District 191 in the fall should return their Chromebooks, hotspots and any other district devices they have during their school's end-of-the-year pick-up and drop-off event. Specific details of those events will be communicated from the school. 

We know that some students may need to retain their devices over the summer, including if they are participating in District 191 summer school programs, taking credit recovery classes, or because it provides their only means for accessing community resources. If there is a reason your student may need to retain their device over the summer, please contact your school to make that request.

Student meals continue through June 4

Meals will continue to be provided for children through at least Thursday, June 4, which is the final day of the school year. Meals distributed on June 4 will include food for June 5, 6, and 7.

Please note that no meal service will be provided on Monday, May 25, because of the Memorial Day holiday. However, weekend meal packages distributed on Friday, May 22 will include additional food for the longer weekend. 

District 191 is working on the details of a possible summer meals program. We’ll share that information as soon as possible. 


Posted in Coronavirus

District 191 students will graduate in four ceremonies

Posted on May 13, 2020

Commencement ceremonies will take place in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 with graduates receiving diplomas or equivalents from four schools. In response to health guidelines related to the coronavirus pandemic, all graduation ceremonies are being modified to help protect students, families and our community. 

Students in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Transition (BEST) program will receive their diplomas individually on Tuesday, June 2 between 2 and 5 p.m. at River Ridge Education Center, 100 River Ridge Ct, Burnsville. Students will be assigned specific times and provided detailed instructions by the school. 

Burnsville Alternative High School (BAHS) will host a virtual commencement ceremony, sharing recorded messages from student speakers and school staff, and each graduate will be recognized individually. The ceremony will premiere on the District 191 YouTube channel on Thursday, June 4 at 5 p.m. In addition, BAHS staff are making plans to present diplomas and mementos to students individually, though details are still being determined. Students should watch for specific information to come directly from the school. 

Students graduating or receiving certificates through the District 191 Adult Education program will receive their cap and gown, certificates and have a photo opportunity during the week of May 18 at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy. On Thursday, June 4, a virtual commencement ceremony including individual recognition for students and staff comments will be broadcast at 6 p.m. on the District 191 YouTube channel. 

At Burnsville High School, students will receive their cap and gown, diploma cover and official program on Thursday, May 28. A virtual commencement ceremony featuring messages from staff, student speakers, and individual recognition for all graduates will be broadcast at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 5 on the District 191 YouTube channel. In addition, pending health guidance from the state of Minnesota, a Class of 2020 gathering is being scheduled for early August.

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

The District 191 YouTube channel is available at


Posted in Announcements | Tagged graduation

Virtual ‘State of the District’ address slated for May 19

Posted on May 1, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle will present the State of the District address at 1 p.m. on  Tuesday, May 19. The pre-recorded event will be streamed on the District 191 YouTube channel at and feature a student performance.

In her address, Battle will address District 191’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's order to deliver education through distance learning, while also providing meals to children and childcare for essential workers. She will also talk about how One91 is leading with its values and providing an equitable, rigorous and aligned education that all students can access, including expanding Burnsville High School’s successful wall-to-wall Pathways model to all middle and elementary schools and meeting the social and emotional needs of students.

The district is committed to delivering on its mission of ensuring each student is future ready and community strong. As we move forward, we are focused on closing gaps and raising achievement for all students, creating a culturally proficient school system, maximizing resources for optimal student learning, and increasing the capacity for partnerships with the community.

One91 has faced many challenges, including the recent COVID-19 outbreak, but continues to forge a new path as it serves the unique needs of each student and makes a positive difference in their lives and in the broader community. 

Posted in Announcements, Dr. Battle

Colleges honor seven outstanding juniors at BHS

Posted on May 1, 2020
Seven high-achieving juniors received Junior Book Awards from prestigious colleges in April. Award letters were delivered to students and a ceremony at Burnsville High School is tentatively planned for next fall. 
Colleges present the awards each year across the country to 11th-grade students in recognition of their outstanding academic accomplishments, dedication to learning, leadership, school involvement and community service. Each award recipient receives a book that is connected to the college in some way, often written by a professor or alumnus.
Burnsville High School students who received Junior Book Awards this year are:
  • Alexis Bunnell — Columbia University
  • Bradley Bruha — Dartmouth College
  • Carson Zerr — Harvard University
  • Sofia Kemeny — Smith College
  • Ibraheem Malik — U of M Norman Borlaug Science Achievement Award
  • Ava Shovein — Wellesley College
  • Andrew Bunnell — Yale University
"The award is a testament to everything you have done inside and outside of the classroom during your entire academic career," said Principal Dave Helke. "You have worked hard, strived to do your best and have found success in many ways. Congratulations on this recognition."
Junior Book Awards are a nationally-known distinction, according to school counselor Becky Akerson, who advises students to include it on their college applications.
Posted in Announcements, Student Success | Tagged junior book awards

Virtual Calm Room

Posted on April 29, 2020

Being a high school student can be overwhelming and it can be hard to know how to work through difficult times. The BHS Calming e-Room is to help students try out different strategies and tools to help them learn how to manage their feelings and emotions. We hope this will provide a helpful outlet for students when life gets tough.

Virtual Calm Room

BHS support team is here to support you during this time away from school. Click the link below to find all kinds of information during this time away!

BHS Student Support Resources



Tagged bhs, school counseling department, distance learning, students

No instruction on May 1 & May 4

Posted on April 28, 2020

As ordered by Governor Walz, there will be no instruction for students on Friday, May 1 and Monday, May 4. District 191 staff will be using those days for planning and preparing for continued distance learning. 

Childcare & meals for students will still be offered on May 1 & 4.

Plans for Wednesday, April 29 do not change. It will still be a student work day, work time for students, and professional development & meeting time for teachers.

Teachers will communicate to students any schedule or assignment changes.

Posted in Announcements

Bowls for BrainPower fundraising event rescheduled to May 14

Posted on April 27, 2020

The 10th annual Bowls for BrainPower is moving online with a Best of Show silent auction event starting May 14 and running through May 23.

This annual fundraiser supports BrainPower in a Backpack, a largely student-supported community service program providing weekend meals to students in need. Funded entirely by donations, BrainPower currently sends food home to more than 775 children each weekend during the school year in District 191. The event has raised more than $100,000 to support BrainPower in a Backpack since its inception in 2009.

Bowls for BrainPower is dedicated to Burnsville High School Art Teacher Tim Hammes, who believed that many people taking small actions can make a BIG difference. The silent auction event features more than 20 pottery items created by former Burnsville High School art teacher Tim Hammes, who passed away in March of 2016.

Donations are tax deductible, and all proceeds are designated to purchase food for BrainPower in a BackPack. 

This year’s Bowls for BrainPower sponsors include: Foundation 191; Burnsville High School; BHS Culinary Arts program; BHS art department; District 191 Community Education; Continental Clay Company; Burnsville Rotary Organizations; Cargill SALT/Ag Horizons; Eagan Foundation; Skyline Displays Midwest; Minnesota Clay; Target; Schuler Shoes; ALDI; Dakota County Electric; Minnesota Valley Electric Co-op; Daffodil Club; Jensen’s Supper Club; Olive Garden; Roasted Pear; Blue Ox Sandwich Factory; and D. Fongs.

Bowls for BrainPower is a collaboration between the Burnsville High School art department, District 191 Community Education Youth Services program and District 191 elementary and middle School art teachersBrainPower in a Backpack, which relies on student and community volunteers, serves all District 191 students, including Early Childhood Special Education and Early Childhood Family Education.

For more information about Bowls for BrainPower, visit or contact Pam Voigt at 612-819-4404.

Posted in Community

Minnesota State High School League cancels spring athletics, activities season

Posted on April 24, 2020

In response to the executive order issued by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on April 23 to extend the Distance Learning period through the remainder of the 2019-20 school year, the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) has canceled spring athletics and activities for the remainder of their seasons.

Additional information, including refunds for athletics/activities, will be posted when the MSHSL provides further updates and modifications to Bylaw 208. 

A message from Burnsville High School Director of Athletics Guillaume Paek:

It saddens me to share this news with you that the MSHSL has made the difficult decision to cancel the Spring Athletics and Activities Season. Attached you will find communications that have been sent by the MSHSL going through the specific guidelines to what this means. Please know that our thoughts are with your students. In particular, I would like to express my sincerest thoughts to our senior students whose spring season was taken from them. Please know that the MSHSL has been in constant communication with state Athletic and Activities Directors and this decision was not made lightly. I am confident that our community will get through this difficult time and will lift up those who lost out on opportunities to make those last memories on their respective competition arenas.

Posted in Announcements

Daily Attendance

Posted on April 24, 2020

Attention: Burnsville students please review the appropriate link that outlines the proper procedure for completing daily attendance. Remember you must complete daily attendance as well as participation in your course activities. 


Tagged parents, students, attendance