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The Burnsville High School Theatre Guild began participating this year in Hennepin Theatre Trust’s Spotlight Education, a program that evaluates casts, crews and technicians as well as providing master classes for high school theatre students.
The school’s two musicals, “The Music Man” and “Mary Poppins,” both earned outstanding rankings in recent recognition from Hennepin Theatre Trust. Along with these high ranks, came specific feedback for many individual performers both on stage and behind the scenes.
Mark Glende, head custodian at Sioux Trail Elementary School in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, is one of five school support staff in the nation to receive the 2018 Recognizing Inspirational School Employees (RISE) award. Given annually by the National Coalition of Classified Educational Support Employee Unions, the RISE award is presented to staff members are doing extraordinary and inspirational work in their schools and communities to promote quality education, foster positive learning environments, and ensure student success.
Seven extraordinary volunteers received 2018 John Coskran Volunteer Awards in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 on May 10.
The Metcalf Middle School Chess Team participated in the National Middle School Chess Championships in Atlanta, GA, April 6-8. Seventeen members attended along with two players from William Byrne Elementary.
The students brought home lots of hardware:
At a ceremony on Tuesday, April 18, staff members, families and community members celebrated the 2018 One91 Community of Excellence Award winners at the Burnsville High School Mraz Center. Ten awards were presented to individuals and groups to recognize their extraordinary contributions to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
This year's award winners are:
Erin Huber, teacher at Harriet Bishop Elementary
Excellence in Educational Support:
Ten awards will be presented this year to individuals and groups to recognize the extraordinary contributions of staff members in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
“This is the third year of the One91 Community of Excellence (COE) awards which are a wonderful way to highlight amazing work being done around our district to ensure our mission of ‘Each Student. Future Ready. Community Strong’,” said Superintendent Cindy Amoroso. “I’m proud of the dedication, professionalism and commitment of our employees on a daily basis.”
Fiona Chow, a senior at Burnsville High School, is among recipients of a Minnesota Aspirations in Computer Award presented to young women for their technology-related interests and achievements.
Along with recognition, honorees are awarded prizes ranging from tech devices to job shadow experiences and mentorships to paid summer internships and more.
The award is presented by the Minnesota State IT Center of Excellence to recognize and encourage the next generation of women in the state’s computer/IT industry.
Nominations are now open for the 2018 John Coskran Volunteer Award, presented annually in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Nominations are due by March 23.
The award honors extraordinary volunteers who give of their time and talents to enhance students’ educational experience and achievement, and/or demonstrate the importance of volunteerism and good citizenship.
Nominations are being sought for the 2018 Inclusive Education Practices Award to recognize outstanding school staff members whose work ensures students with all abilities have inclusive education opportunities in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
The award was created by the district's Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC), which is comprised of parents, community members, school staff and administrators. The group advises the special education department on policy and program planning.