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Neill students' food drive collects 574 pounds of food

On Nov. 10, Neill Elementary 4th and 5th graders put on a musical production of "Lets Eat!" It was a story about how kids are always hungry and always want to eat. 

While rehearsing the play, the subject of having enough to eat came up, and the students, under the direction of music specialist Bonnie Tranby, decided to conduct a rood drive to benefit a local food shelf. 

District 191 to host Celebration of Young Musicians Festival

Elementary school music teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are hosting the second annual Celebration of Young Musicians Festival at Edward Neill Elementary on Saturday, April 23. The festival is open to students in grades 4 through 6 whether they attend District 191 schools or not.

Attendees will sing four songs together. There will also be classes on drumming and folk dancing.

District 191 schools earn recognition in state’s MMR ratings

Two schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 again achieved Reward School status in the state's measurement of school performance called Multiple Measurements Rating (MMR), according to information received from the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) this week.  

Gideon Pond and Edward Neill Elementary Schools in Burnsville ranked among the top 15 percent of Minnesota schools that qualify for federal Title I funding, which is based on the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches.