Burnsville High School math and AVID teacher Jenna Gomer received the Carpenter Teacher of the Year Award for her dedication and commitment to students.
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Foundation 191 announced grants totaling $11,127.50 to help fund 18 projects in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 for the 2019-20 school year.
2019-20 grants are:
Four more District 191 students have the door to a college education opened to them, thanks to the “No Doors Closed” scholarships provided by generous donations from Kevin and Greta Warren.
The recipients will receive $5,000 each year for four years to cover tuition and other costs to earn an undergraduate degree at a college or university. This is the third year that the Warrens have provided the scholarships.
This year’s scholarship winners are Burnsville High School seniors Justin Gitonga, Louis Ikponmwosa, Brikty Tilahun and Liliana Valverde Ortiz.
Nicollet Middle School in Burnsville has been named an AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) National Demonstration School because of its success in using the AVID program to help students succeed academically and prepare for college. The recognition was presented at a ceremony March 7, following an extensive on-site review by AVID officials.
Two students from Nicollet Middle School were selected to be part of a four-day national conference attended by educators from around the country to learn more about Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) in June in Minneapolis.
Forty-four seniors in the AVID programs at Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School were honored at an event on May 8.
They are the fifth group of graduates who have participated in the AVID college readiness program in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. The first graduating class of AVID students numbered 18 in 2014.
It started with a donation of 400 backpacks filled with school supplies for students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 in September 2016.
Ninth-grade students will be off to a great start at Burnsville High School with a new course they’ll all take.
Named “Success 191,” the course will build a foundation of knowledge and skills that will help students make the most of their high school years and be ready for college and career when they graduate.