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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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superintendent dr. theresa battle
  • Announcements

The Minnesota School Board Directors of Color and Indigenous (MNSBDOCI) has named Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle as the 2023 Lighthouse Award winner for superintendents. The award will be presented at the annual Minnesota School Board Association (MSBA) Annual Leadership Conference on Jan. 11, 2024.

Read More about District 191 superintendent named ‘Lighthouse Award’ winner
Qorsho Hassan and Becca Buck (photo credit: Aaron Nesheim, Sahan Journal)
  • Announcements
  • Building Community

(Article by Becky Dernbach; photos by Aaron Nesheim - Sahan Journal) District 191 music teacher Becca Buck and 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Qorsho Hassan compiled a collection of Somali songs, chants, and games from students and parents at Gideon Pond Elementary School. It’s the first collection of its kind designed for classroom use.

Read More about Somali music arrives in the classroom through book with Burnsville roots (opens in new window/tab)
new online payment service for school meals in district 191
  • Announcements

We’ve teamed up with MySchoolBucks, an online service that allows you to easily and securely pay for school meals and a la carte items using a credit/debit card or electronic check. Though student school meals (one breakfast and one lunch) remain free of charge to most K-12 students, parents/guardians can deposit additional funds into meal accounts using MySchoolBucks, which is replacing our current online service, PayPAMS.

Read More about MySchoolBucks is replacing PayPAMS as District 191's payment service for school meals

Wayfinder Mag

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

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