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'Class Acts' celebrates 31st anniversary with performances in District 191

For the 31st 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.

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, dubbed “We Teach … What’s Your Superpower” will feature staff members singing, playing instruments, acting, telling jokes and dancing. To get even more people involved, organizers are adding a superhero design competition for grades K-5 and a "Who is your hero?" essay competition for grades 3-5 throughout the month of March, with winners announced at each performance. There will also be a basket raffle again this year.

“We chose this year’s theme supporting all the staff, students and families in District 191 who make us the great school district we are,” said Class Acts co-chair and Vista View Elementary second grade teacher Jennifer Gandrud. “From clearing the icy sidewalks, to feeding kids, to wiping away tears and putting on those Band-Aids. We need everyone. We work as a team. We are ALL superheroes.”

Performances are scheduled for April 4-6 at 7:30 p.m., with a 2:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday, April 6. 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 Gandrud directly at

Posted: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - 13:23