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The Wayfinder Blog

We are a district of trailblazers. The Trailblazer is the first to break ground on their quest for discovery. Innovative and driven, the Trailblazer blazes new pathways to explore and learns from the world around them. The Wayfinder Blog is your trail map. It contains stories, features and resources about how we enable our students to blaze their own trails.

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  • Pathways & Partnerships

Sparking curiosity and wonder in each student.” That’s the driving force behind Pathways at the elementary level in District 191. It’s not about having young learners pick their future career, it’s about allowing students to discover a world of possibilities through rich learning experiences. Opportunities for this type of interaction are found throughout the school day, and one example is the district’s specialists coming together to provide amazing experiences for every student. 

Read More about Elementary specialists strengthening Pathways with Spark experiences
Fifth-graders: Experience Middle School events coming up March 2
  • Announcements

One91 Middle Schools - Eagle Ridge and Nicollet - are thrilled to welcome incoming sixth-graders and their families to our Experience Middle School events! Middle school years are critical in the development of students, which is why we’ve designed our learning to foster exploration and nurture creativity as students consider their future. 

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Burnsville students received awards, elected to leadership positions at 69th annual Youth In Government conference 
  • Announcements

Along with students from across the region, Burnsville High School students participated in the Youth in Government (YIG) conference, held Jan. 5-8 in Minneapolis. It was an immersive four-day conference that included focused discussions on current issues, social events, small-group reflection and hands-on leadership development.

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Wayfinder Mag

The new Wayfinder Magazine is sent to district families twice yearly and available online. Read the latest issue

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A group of Eagle Ridge Middle School boys cross country participants

Through last spring’s budget process, District 191 prioritized the return of middle school athletics after a four-year absence due to budget shortfalls. More than 120 students participated in soccer, cross-country and girls’ tennis this fall. Basketball and wrestling return to the winter season, and track and field and boys’ tennis will be back in the spring. 

Read More about Students in grades 6-8 are back on the field, court, mat and track this year, with the return of athletics to Eagle Ridge and Nicollet middle schools.
District 191 receives financial award for 34th consecutive year

For the 34th consecutive year, Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 has received an award for financial reporting from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) International. The Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting Award is considered to be the gold standard and the highest recognition for school district financial operations.

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Families are invited to attend kindergarten information events in District 191 schools in January and February. 

At these events, parents will have the opportunity to hear from principals, teachers and parents about what to expect in kindergarten, ask questions and complete the enrollment process, if they haven’t already. Children are welcome to attend. 

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group picture of BHS Link Crew

An initiative by the national company The Boomerang Project, which specializes in school culture and student connectivity, Link Crew is an activity-based program meant to build excitement about starting high school through student-to-student mentorships, fun events, and much more. BHS started exploring using the program in 2018 and after being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a modified version in 2021, with a full launch in 2022. 

Read More about Starting the school year with strong connections