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Burnsville High School Quiz Bowl team undefeated, wins SSC conference championship

Posted on February 13, 2020

Burnsville High School Quiz Bowl team finished 6-0 to win the South Suburban Conference Quiz Bowl Championship on Feb. 11, which took place at Burnsville High School (BHS). This is their fourth time in the last five years that the team has been crowned conference champs.

Burnsville juniors Joe Schatz and Wyatt Isakson finished second and third, respectively, each with over 65 points per game. Senior Chance Persons was fifth, with over 55 points per game rounding out the medaling field. Sophomore Erik Gorton, the remaining member of the championship Burnsville team, placed 21st overall in scoring.  

In addition to the varsity tournament, there was a junior varsity tournament in which 20 teams participated, and most schools fielded at least one additional team. Burnsville C finished an undefeated 5-0 to win the championship. Other Burnsville finishes include the B team earning three victories in five contests, finishing in a tie for seventh place, but winning the tiebreaker. Burnsville E, with four eighth graders, also finished with three victories and placed ninth overall. Burnsville F won two of five matches and took 13th, and, rounding out Burnsville's performance was the D team finishing with one victory and placing 18th. 

Twenty-eight teams from seven schools participated in the tournament, including Apple Valley, Burnsville, Eagan, Eastview, Prior Lake, Rosemount and Shakopee.

Important upcoming events for Burnsville include the MN State Quiz Bowl Championship, which Burnsville will host once again on March 7, and the NAQT High School National Championship over Memorial Day weekend in Atlanta. 

Pictured from left to right, Coach Les Moffitt, Chance Persons (12), Joe Schatz (11), Wyatt Isakson (11), Erik Gorton (10).
Posted in Announcements | Tagged BHS Quiz Bowl, SSC Championship

New family open houses, engagement opportunities planned at District 191 schools

Posted on February 11, 2020

With attendance boundaries changing in District 191 for the 2020-21 school year, your assigned home school may also be changing. 

One91 families are invited to come and see their new schools for themselves. There are a variety of events, including New Family Open Houses, scheduled at all the schools. At these events, parents and students can meet staff members, see the school and learn about how we are helping each student be future ready and community strong. 

We’re proud of the work we’re doing in One91 to build strong communities and ensure that each student is future ready and community strong. 

We look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future!

 
Posted in Announcements

Financial Aid Informational Session Tuesday, February 11th At 7pm For Parents and Senior Students

Posted on February 11, 2020

Attention all seniors, and parents of seniors. Burnsville High School will be holding a financial aid informational session on Tuesday, February 11th from 7pm to 8pm in C180. Michael Crider, financial aid expert from Inver Hills and Dakota County Technical College, will be here to discuss the FAFSA, MN Dream Act, student loans, and financial aid resources. You do not want to miss this event. 

There will also be a FAFSA Completion Workshop offered on February 26th from 4pm-7pm in the Career Center during conferences.

Posted in Parents | Tagged BHS; financial aid; college

Medallion Hunt Winners

Posted on February 7, 2020

Congratulations to seniors Mitchell Drobnick and Lucas Volk who found the Snow Week Medallion using only 3 clues! Along with the medallion BHS student's participated in an action packed pep-fest to kick off the festivities. Throughout the week students teamed up to compete in dodgeball, boot hockey and volleyball tournaments.

 

 

Tagged Medallion; BHS; Snow Week

Board adopts new elementary, middle school attendance boundaries

Posted on February 7, 2020

The District 191 Board of Education approved “Scenario A” as the new attendance boundaries for the district’s elementary schools starting with the 2020-21 school year. 

Attendance boundaries define which students attend each school based on where students live. With two elementary schools and one middle school closing next year, the district needed to draw new boundaries to reflect those changes. 

In recommending Scenario A to the Board, Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle said it best met the goals and requirements of the district, which included creating better racial and economic balance, addressing capacity concerns, and allowing the district to operate more efficiently. Scenario A was also preferred by most community members who provided feedback.

“Overall, community members offered that this scenario keeps neighborhoods closer to their new home school geographically,” Battle said, “and they appreciated that it involves fewer students changing home schools.”

The Board also approved new middle school attendance boundaries, which divide the district between Nicollet and Eagle Ridge middle schools based on elementary attendance boundaries. Students within the Harriet Bishop, Hidden Valley and Edward Neill elementary boundaries will attend Eagle Ridge. Students within the Vista View, Sky Oaks, Gideon Pond, Rahn and William Byrne elementary boundaries will attend Nicollet. 

Battle praised the staff and community members who led the process to draw new boundaries, noting that more than 80 different scenarios were reviewed, and six public information and feedback meetings were held that drew more than 400 participants.

New attendance boundary maps are available online at www.isd191.org/boundaries. Parents can also search by their address to find their schools of attendance for next year, and find answers to common questions.

Battle also presented the plan for handling variances, which is when a student attends a school other than their assigned home school. The district will continue to follow its Variance Policy, meaning that all current variances will continue into next year, if the family wishes. In addition, families that wish to remain at the neighborhood school they are attending this year will be placed at the top of the priority list when it comes to new variance applications. Learn more at www.isd191.org/variance-request.

Posted in Announcements

Burnsville Blaze Ranked Best High School Baseball Team in Minnesota

Posted on February 6, 2020

Burnsville Blaze finished the 19-20 season at 15-8, but they have the state's top-ranked player by Perfect Game in pitcher Max Carlson. As a junior Carlson averaged two strikeouts an innings and has signed with North Carolina! This season he will team with Konnor Kirchoffner to give Burnsville one of the more formidable pitching staffs in the state.

Posted in Athletics | Tagged bhs, Baseball; Pitcher

District 191 staff celebrates 32 years of 'Class Acts'

Posted on February 6, 2020

For the 32nd consecutive year, District 191 staff will be presenting “Class Acts,” a comedy variety show, to raise scholarships for graduating seniors in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

As a result, more than $250,000 has been presented to students at Burnsville High School, Burnsville Alternative High School and the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage Transition (BEST) program to help pay for college and further educational goals.

This year’s show, “Class Acts Olympians ... Going for the Gold,” will feature staff members singing, playing instruments, acting, telling jokes and dancing. There will also be a basket raffle again this year.

“Choosing a theme for Class Acts this year was easy. We are ALL champions! Staff, families, community and students all work together to make One91 the great district it is," said Jen Gandrud, Class Acts co-chair and teacher at Vista View Elementary. "We celebrate our diversity and our differences. We support each other and build each other up when needed. Olympics brings the world together. We will celebrate our upcoming journey and create new pathways together.”

Performances are scheduled for March 5-7 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Saturday, March 7. All performances will be in the Mraz Center at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.

Tickets are $7 and available 30 minutes before each show or by contacting Jen Houtman at jhoutman@isd191.org

Posted in Announcements, Community | Tagged class acts

Financial Aid Informational Session Tuesday, February 11th at 7pm

Posted on February 5, 2020

Attention all seniors, Burnsville High School will be holding a financial aid informational session on Tuesday, February 11th from 7pm to 8pm in C180. Michael Crider, financial aid expert from Inver Hills and Dakota County Technical College, will be here to discuss the FAFSA, MN Dream Act, student loans, and financial aid resources. You do not want to miss this event.  There will also be a FAFSA Completion Workshop offered February 26th from 4pm-7pm in the Career Center.

Tagged BHS; financial aid; college

New families invited to events, opportunities at William Byrne Elementary

Posted on February 4, 2020

With attendance boundaries changing in District 191 for the 2020-21 school year, your home school for next year may be William Byrne Elementary. 

We want to invite you to come and see our school for yourself. Come to any or all of the following events to meet staff members, see our school and learn about how we help each student be future ready and community strong. 

  • Family Fun Night—Jan. 24, 6-8 p.m.

  • PTO Meeting—Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

  • Kindergarten Enrollment Night—Feb. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • PTO Meeting—March 3, 7 p.m.

  • New Family Open House—March 12, 6:30 p.m.

  • PTO Meeting—April 7, 7 p.m.

  • PTO Meeting—May 5, 7 p.m.

  • Carnival—May 15, TBD

We’re proud of the work we’re doing in One91 to build strong communities and ensure that each student is future ready and community strong. 

We look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future!

 
Posted in Announcements

New families invited to events, opportunities at Vista View Elementary

Posted on February 4, 2020

With attendance boundaries changing in District 191 for the 2020-21 school year, your home school for next year may be Vista View Elementary. 

We want to invite you to come and see our school for yourself. Come to any or all of the following events to meet staff members, see our school and learn about how we help each student be future ready and community strong. 

  • Kindergarten Enrollment Night—Feb. 18, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

  • PTO Meeting—March 2, 4:15 p.m.

  • New Family Open House—March 12, 6:30 p.m.

  • PTO Meeting—April 6, 4:15 p.m.

  • PTO Meeting—May 4, 4:15 p.m.

  • Family Movie Night—May 15, 7 p.m.

  • PTO Carnival—May 29, TBD

  • PTO Meeting—June 1, 4:15 p.m.

We’re proud of the work we’re doing in One91 to build strong communities and ensure that each student is future ready and community strong. 

We look forward to meeting you and your child in the near future!

 
Posted in Announcements

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