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.
Fundraiser to supply school health offices with culturally-appropriate clothing brings in more than triple the goal – thanks to support from District 191 staff and community, as well as donors from around the country.
Reading is the foundation for learning. There is no more important skill for young people to develop to help them grow and be successful in their future. That’s why we spend more time on literacy than anything else in our elementary schools. It’s why we spent years selecting our elementary literacy curriculum and framework and years again to make sure it is implemented well.
COVID continues to spread in our community and there will be times when some portion of our students will need to transition to distance learning to protect the health of students and staff and stop the spread. Here is some information families may want to know ahead of time, in case that happens.
Danielle Christy and Les Moffitt are recipients of this year’s BestPrep Educator of Excellence Award. The award serves to recognize the top two percent of teachers who go above and beyond in their commitment to educating Minnesota youth.
When it comes to swimming, District 191 Aquatics Coordinator Jessi Mosley has been making waves since she was eight months old. Learning the movements and developing muscle memory at this young age, Mosley grew fond of the water. She went on to participate in lessons at District 191 through the American Red Cross swim program where water safety, survival, and self-rescue skills are incorporated into each level, beginning with babies.
An expanded class of 11 individuals will be inducted into the Burnsville High School Hall of Fame in 2021 after selection and induction were canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
District 191 recognizes that we make our best decisions when the people most affected by those decisions have their voices heard. Families, students, staff and community members are invited to provide their feedback on the district’s American Rescue Plan (ARP) spending proposal.
Powered by a group of dedicated Burnsville High School volunteers, Brainpower in a Backpack has grown from serving weekend meals to 40 students each year to more than 700.
Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle shares how District 191 is accelerating student learning, growth in 2021-22.