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.
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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.
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).
Watch this video to get to know incoming Nicollet Middle School Principal Angie Pohl and hear why she is looking forward to being part of the Nicollet community!
A large colorful mural has transformed the lunch room at Nicollet Middle School this spring.
About 150 students in grades 6-8, who had art class with teacher Kacie Wilson second semester, helped create the new mural under the guidance of Twin Cities artist Shane Anderson.
Students brainstormed with Anderson about Nicollet concepts, programs and features that could be included in the mural which takes up most of a 60x12 foot wall. Worked into the design, are the words “AVID” and “Nice” along with academic, artistic and athletic items.
Students from Eagle Ridge and Nicollet middle schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 competed at the national Quiz Bowl championships May 11-13 in Chicago. The teams qualified for nationals based on their results in local tournaments throughout the school year.
Parents of students at Sky Oaks, Vista View, Edward Neill and Gideon Pond elementary schools are invited to attend an upcoming meeting to meet Angie Pohl and Bill Heim, who will become principal and associate principal, respectively at Nicollet Middle School starting with the 2018-19 school year. Parents can attend any of the meetings listed. We can't wait to meet you!
Students in grades 6-8 from Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet Middle Schools will be part of a modern dance concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 2, in the Mraz Center at Burnsville High School, 600 E. Highway 13.
The students have been part of an eight-week program working with professional teaching artists to create two pieces for the performance.
This event is made possible by the Modern Dance Project, a partnership that includes the Youth Dance Ensemble, the Burnsville Youth Collaborative and Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Community Education.
Middle school students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will have instant access to the vast resources of two county library systems — without having to worry about overdue fines — through a collaboration that expands on Feb. 12.