Eighth-grade students who researched and then proposed some changes at Metcalf Middle School received real-life lessons through the classroom project.
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Pat Mosey, a science teacher at Eagle Ridge Middle School, has received a $1,000 grant to support STEM research activities in her classroom.
She’s among 24 middle school science teachers across the country to be awarded STEM grants from the Society for Science & the Public in Washington, D.C.
All students in grades 6 through 12 in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have library cards they can use in person or online with both the Dakota County and Scott County public library systems.
Students at Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Middle Schools, and Burnsville High School and Burnsville Alternative High School can easily access library resources including online one-on-one homework help, research tools, e-books, audiobooks, movies/TV DVDs, music CDs, translation services, electronic magazines and print books.
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.
We hope you're getting excited for the new school year - we sure are! Here are just a few of the new things happening in 2018-19 around the district.
1: College-credit classes for future teachers
Burnsville High School seniors will be able to take two education courses and earn seven college credits through Normandale Community College, all without leaving the high school.
Student leaders at Metcalf Middle School recently gathered with new administrators at their school to share ideas and opinions about revising the school’s positive behaviors and interventions plan (PBIS).
“For you to take time to attend on a summer day speaks highly of you and your commitment to our school,” said Associate Principal Akram Osman. “We want to make Metcalf Middle School the best middle school in the country and we need your ideas to do that.”
National Junior Honor Society, already in place at two middle schools, will expand this fall so that all middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will offer the program for high-achieving students.
NJHS recognizes outstanding middle school students who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship and character. It also challenges them to develop further through involvement in school activities and community service (15 to 20 hours per student during a school year).
Tryouts for the 2016-2017 fall and winter Blazette dance team and middle school dance teams will take place the week of April 25.
Auditions are slated for Saturday, April 30. Tryouts are for all current sixth through 11th grade girls.