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Weather Notice: District 191 evening activities, programs canceled

Posted on January 17, 2020

Due to inclement weather, all evening activities and programs in District 191 schools will be canceled on Friday, Jan. 17. 

Project KIDS will be closing at 4 p.m. today. 

High school athletics and activities have been canceled this afternoon and evening. Students should connect with their coaches and advisers for details about rescheduling.

Evening facility rentals and Community Education programs are also canceled today.


Debido al mal tiempo, todas las actividades y programas nocturnos en las escuelas del Distrito 191 se cancelarán el viernes 17 de enero.

Project KIDS se cerrará a las 4 p.m. hoy.

El atletismo y las actividades de la escuela secundaria han sido cancelados esta tarde y noche. Los estudiantes deben comunicarse con sus entrenadores y asesores para obtener detalles sobre la reprogramación.

El alquiler nocturno de las instalaciones y los programas de educación comunitaria también se cancelan.


Sababo laxiyo digsiga waa cimilada oo xun awgeed, dhammaan howlaha fiidkii iyo barnaamijyada fiidiyowga ee Degmooyinka 191 waa la kansali doonaa Jimcaha, Janaayo 17.
 
 Mashruuca Project KIDS wuxuu xirmi doonaa 4 p.m.  maanta.
 
 Ciyaaraha fudud ee dugsiga sare iyo nashaadaadka waa la joojiyay galabta iyo fiidka.  Ardaydu waa inay la xiriraan tababarayaasha iyo la taliyayaashooda wixii faahfaahin ah ee ku saabsan jadwalka jadwalka.
 
 Kirooyinka xarunta fiidkii iyo barnaamijyada waxbarashada bulshada ayaa sidoo kale la joojiyay.
Posted in Announcements

Superintendent's Column: Creating equitable programming and Pathways for all District 191 students

Posted on January 15, 2020

Superintendent Dr. Theresa BattleImagine if you didn’t have to worry about which school your child attends. Wherever they go, they find welcoming, caring, talented teachers and staff. They have opportunities to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in ways that develop the ability to ask meaningful questions and solve difficult problems. They experience music, drama and arts in ways that spark creativity and connect them to cultures around the world. They are challenged with project-based learning driven by their interests and passions. They have access to rigorous learning that helps them reach their full potential. 

And as a parent, you see a pathway for your child to be successful through high school and beyond. 

You couldn’t make a wrong decision for your child, because all students would have equal access to programming and a welcoming, safe environment. 

At the December meeting of the District 191 Board of Education, this is the picture of District 191 schools that we presented, focusing on our elementary schools first. 

The model - which we’re calling Pathways K-12 - builds on the work we are already doing in elementary schools, including our successful new literacy curriculum, Makerspaces at every school, and digital literacy curriculum. And it also aligns with the Pathways model at Burnsville High School that helps students find their passions, understand how classes and careers fit together, and prepare for success after graduation. 

Our plan is to expand that successful model to include all grade levels. So now, every elementary site will have rich experiences and targeted exposure to all four Pathways:

  • Arts, Communications and Literacy
  • Design, Engineering and STEM
  • Health, Wellness and Social-Emotional Learning, and
  • Entrepreneurship.

That means every site will have STEM experiences, every site will have arts and technology experiences, and every school will provide enrichment for our gifted and talented students. No matter what site your children attend in District 191, they will be part of these rich Pathway experiences. 

There’s more to this than can be explained in an article. We will be gathering more input about these exciting opportunities from students, parents and staff. And we will be presenting more information at school parent meetings over the next several weeks. 

The following meetings are already planned and more will be added:

  • Harriet Bishop: Jan. 21 at 5 p.m.
  • Vista View: Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
  • William Byrne: Feb. 4 at 7 p.m.
  • Gideon Pond: Feb. 10 at 9:30 a.m.
  • Gideon Pond: Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sioux Trail: Feb. 11 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Hidden Valley: Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.
  • Edward Neill: March 12 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Sky Oaks: March TBD

If you are not able to attend one of the meetings, learn more about Pathways K-12

As a district we are committed to providing an equitable, rigorous and aligned education that ALL students can access, and with this plan, we’ll be delivering on that commitment.

Posted in Innovation, Dr. Battle

Evening of One Acts

Posted on January 14, 2020

On Thursday, January 24th and Friday, January 25th, ISD One91 will celebrate its annual Evenings of One Acts.

Curtain is at 6pm with Nicollet, Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and BHS presenting their One Act Plays.

All seats are $5 general admission.

Acts:

Nicollet- 6:00pm WE'RE NOT CALLING IT THAT (student written show)

Eagle Ridge- 6:35pm HAPPILY EVER AFTER'S DATING SHOW

Metcalf- 7:10pm LETTERS TO MYSELF written by Steve Orth, director

Burnsville High School- 8:00pm THE INSANITY OF MARY GIRARD, competition show 2020

Puffs, Or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic

Posted on January 14, 2020

You don’t need to be familiar with a certain magical book series, but this is definitely a hilarious parody. See our thespians portray Wayne and his friends, none of whom are destined for anything great, as they are sorted by a hat of sorts into the PUFFS.

This play is rated PG-13 for some language and innuendo. Be prepared to laugh. A lot.

(No F bombs! )

Shows run Feb. 6-8 at 7 p.m. and Feb. 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and $5 for students. They can be purchased online at www.mrazcentertickets.com

Burnsville High School Theatre Guild cast :

Michael Fisher: Wayne Hopkins

Shane Andersen: Oliver Rivers

Megan Jones: Aurora Anderson

Narrator: Ryan Hanneken

Ernie Mac: Bryce Soberski

Hannah: Maisy Schueneman

J Finch Fletchley: Charlie Mejia

Leanne: Sylvia Croatt

Sally Perks: Ciara Nyberg

Susie Bones: Kat Berge

Cedric: Campbell White

Uzu Lackey/Shrey Pothini- Very Tall Man/Seamus/A Certain Potions Teacher/Professor Turban/Ghost History Teach/Professor Locky/Mr. Nick/Sal/Second Headmaster/Real M.r Moody/Death Buddy

Bushra Kadar/ Ian Duncan-First Headmaster/Professor McG/Professor Sprouty/Xavia Jones/Professor Lanny/Runes Teach/Ms. Babble/Death Buddy

Braylon Lane/ Ian Duncan-Uncle Dave/Goyle/A Fat Friar/Clumsy Longbottom/Hermeoone #3/Viktor/Mr. Bagman/Zach Smith/Death Buddy

Sicilia Johnson-Ginny/Helga/Frenchy/Death Buddy

Kira M- Hermeoone/Blondo Malfoy/Rowena/Rita Scooter/Bippy/Death Buddy

Harry/Colin/Hermeoone #2/Ric Gryff/Myrtle/Death Buddy

 

 
Posted in Announcements | Tagged theatre guild, Puffs

District 191 Board elects officers for 2020

Posted on January 10, 2020

Members of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education unanimously elected officers to one-year terms as part of their annual organizational meeting on Jan. 9.

Board member Abigail Alt was elected to be chairperson, while Eric Miller was elected vice chairperson. DeeDee Currier was elected clerk, and Scott Hume was elected treasurer.

Board members kept their pay at $450 per month. The chairperson will receive an additional $50 per month in recognition of additional duties and responsibilities.

Board meetings will continue to take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of most months. Meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. and take place in the Burnsville Room, upper level, Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway. Meetings are broadcast on Educational Channel 18 and are also streamed and archived on the district’s website at www.isd191.org.

Listening sessions take place from 5:45 to 6:15 p.m. prior to regular board meetings as opportunities for members of the public to share information with board members and the superintendent. Anyone planning to attend a listening session is asked to call the superintendent’s office ahead of time at (952) 707-2005.                                                                                                                         

Meeting agendas, board packets and minutes are available on the district’s website at www.isd191.org.

Photo: Abigail Alt will serve as District 191 School Board Chair in 2020.
Posted in Announcements | Tagged school board

Nominations open for One91 Community of Excellence Awards

Posted on January 8, 2020

Nominations are now open for the 2020 One91 Community of Excellence Awards to honor employees in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.

The purpose of the awards is to recognize the extraordinary contributions of One91 staff members who are working to ensure each student is Future Ready and Community Strong.

"We are fortunate to have many talented, dedicated education professionals working in One91 for our students, our families and for each other," Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle said. "I'm excited to be able to participate in honoring them."

Nomination categories include Collaboration and Partnership, Innovation, Community Engagement, Excellence in Educational Support, Teaching Excellence and Leadership in Action.

In addition, a Spirit of Excellence award will go to an individual or team that exemplifies the best of what the district seeks in its employees.

Students, parents, community members and colleagues are invited to submit nominations. Nominations are due by Sunday, Feb. 9, and can be submitted online at www.isd191.org/COEAwards. Paper nomination forms are also available in schools and at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Parkway.

Selections will be made in March and recipients will be honored at an awards ceremony on April 7 at the Burnsville High School Mraz Center.

Photo: The 2019 One91 Community of Excellence Award winners
 
Posted in Announcements | Tagged Community of Excellence

Calling all champions for 32nd annual Class Acts!

Posted on January 7, 2020

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

This year's theme is "Class Acts Olympians ... Going for Gold!" Performances are scheduled for March 5-7 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on March 7 at the Mraz Center for the Performing Arts, located at 600 E. Highway 13, Burnsville.  

The show will feature staff members singing, playing instruments, acting, telling jokes and dancing.

Staff members are still needed for this year's shows. Please let us know if you and/or your school would be interested in participating. All acts are welcome.

If you have questions or would like to submit your act, contact Kellie Allman at kallman@isd191.org or 952-707-3151. If you would like to sign up for dance or choir, contact Bonnie Tranby (choir) at btranby@isd191.org or Kattie Keller (dance) at kkeller@isd191.org

 

Posted in Announcements

Families invited to attend, provide feedback at attendance boundary info meetings

Posted on January 7, 2020

District 191 is creating new attendance boundaries for its schools as part of its Facilities Realignment work. The new boundaries, which will determine students’ “home” schools, are needed as the district will have two fewer elementary and one fewer middle school starting in the fall of 2020. 

Families are invited to attend informational and feedback meetings scheduled for Jan. 13-15. Attendees will learn about attendance boundaries, why they are being changed, and the district’s goals for the process. The same information will be presented at each meeting, and the district will ask for feedback on the boundary options presented. 

Meetings are scheduled for:

Monday, Jan. 13 

  • 10 a.m. at Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., Burnsville

  • 6 p.m. at Diamondhead Education Center

Tuesday, Jan. 14

  • 6 p.m. at Diamondhead Education Center

Wednesday, Jan. 15

  • 10 a.m. at  Diamondhead Education Center

  • 6 p.m. at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13, Burnsville

Spanish and Somali interpreters will be available at all meetings. 

Although there will be some discussion about variances (requests by parents for their student to attend a school other than their “home” school) will be handled, these meetings will not be about that process, which will be outlined in the next few weeks.. 

Find answers to common questions and learn more about the attendance boundary redesign and the District 191 Facilities Realignment process at www.isd191.org/boundary-changes.

 
Posted in Announcements, Facilities Process | Tagged attendance boundary changes

District 191 Wellness Committee meetings focused on student health, wellness

Posted on January 3, 2020

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Wellness Committee consists of a broad representation of district and community stakeholders and is focused on student health and wellness initiatives in our schools, as related to nutrition, physical activity, social, emotional and behavioral health.

Our district student wellness policy meets the USDA guidelines, which ensure that our schools adhere to the policy. We strive to continue to promote student wellness in our district.  

If you would like to join the Wellness Committee, please contact Lisa Rider at lrider@isd191.org and indicate any special accommodations, if needed, in your response.

Meetings will be held on the following dates from 4:15-5:15 p.m. at Diamondhead Education Center, located at 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy:

  • Tuesday, January 28 — Eagan Room
  • Monday, February 10 — Savage Room
  • Tuesday, April 7 — Eagan Room
  • Tuesday, May 19 — Eagan Room
Posted in Announcements

District 191 winter break begins Dec. 23

Posted on December 17, 2019

Students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will be on winter break from Monday, Dec. 23 through Wednesday, Jan. 1. All schools will be back in session on Thursday, Jan. 2.

During winter break, school buildings will be closed, with the exception of those schools hosting Project KIDS school-age child care programs (Dec. 26-27 at Harriet Bishop, Gideon Pond and Rahn elementary schools), pre-scheduled events through the district’s Community Education department, and activity/athletic practices and events at Burnsville High School.

The District 191 Community Education office, located in the lower level of Diamondhead Education Center, 200 W. Burnsville Pkwy., will be open Dec. 26-27 and Dec. 30. Ready to Grow/Ready to Learn and other Community Education classes will be taking place on those days as well.

District offices, including the District Enrollment Center, will be closed to the public from Dec. 23 through Jan. 1, and will reopen on Jan. 2. Messages may be left at the main switchboard at (952) 707-2000 or e-mailed to info@isd191.org and will be answered when staff members return.

Posted in Announcements | Tagged winter break

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