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Families give District 191 high marks on year-end survey

On topics around academics and school culture, District 191 families gave their children’s schools high praise on a year-end survey this spring. 

More than 90 percent of participants said their family feels welcome at their child’s school, and 90 percent agreed that their schools provide a safe learning environment. About 84 percent agreed with the statement “my student sees themselves represented positively in the curriculum” and 85 percent agreed that “teachers honor the way my child learns.”

In their volunteer work, BurnsvilleStrong students’ creativity, innovation help build community in a socially-distanced world

The mission of the BurnsvilleStrong organization at Burnsville High School (BHS) is to unify, strengthen and inspire the community. Despite COVID sticking around for more than a year and creating barriers to programming, the teams of students were able to innovate and get creative in carrying out service projects they’d typically do in a normal year to deliver on their mission.

student in front of white board presenting to class

The transition into 9th grade is an exciting time for students, but we understand that at times it can also feel overwhelming, with tons of new information, options and questions. At Burnsville High School (BHS), programs and supports have intentionally been put in place to help make the 9th grade transition and experience successful.

one91 virtual academy

Enrollment is now open for the new District 191 online school for the 2021-22 school year. Called One91 Virtual Academy, the school will follow the district’s unique Pathways model, supporting students in finding their passions and purpose so they are prepared for success throughout school and after graduation. 

Maria Pena Chavez

Maria Pena Chavez received a Minnesota Aspirations in Computing Award (MNAiC) for her computing and information technology aptitude, leadership ability, academic history and plans for post-secondary education. A senior at Burnsville High School, she is one of only 18 students to be named a state winner.

Kaitlyn Palacios

Kaitlyn Palacios, a full-time PSEO (post-secondary enrollment option) student at Burnsville High School (BHS), was selected to participate in an internship program through Genesys Works, a not-for-profit organization that helps high school students “break through barriers and discover through meaningful work experiences that they can succeed as professionals in the corporate world.” 

girl staring off in wonder

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education approved the district’s plan for establishing a permanent online option for students – called One91 Virtual Academy – starting with the 2021-22 school year. The next step toward launching the school is state approval, which would come this spring. 

one91 virtual academy

The lessons learned leading up to and during the COVID-19 pandemic have helped District 191 prepare to offer One91 Virtual Academy as a permanent online option for families.

Burnsville High School senior named a Coca-Cola Scholars semifinalist

Burnsville High School senior Alexis Bunnell has been selected as a semifinalist in the 2020-21 Coca-Cola Scholars Program. 

Alexis was one of only 1,609 high school seniors selected as semifinalists from a pool of 99,403 submitted applications from across the country based on their academic excellence, leadership and service demonstrated in school and community activities.

books

All students in grades 6–12 have access to fine-free student public library cards through Dakota County and Scott County libraries. This partnership means students 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. 

maeghan haase

A school year disrupted by a global pandemic made learning challenging for many students, especially for those in Burnsville High School (BHS) Pathways courses designed to provide hands-on learning to earn college credit. Despite the challenges and uncertainty, Meagan Haase, a 2020 graduate and one of six students in the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course, set her sights on her goal and became the first student in last year’s program to pass the National Emergency Medical Technician exam. 

One91 Pathways

Burnsville High School junior Lesly Yalith Rodriguez Ruelas was one of six winners in the National Association of College Admissions Counseling’s 2020 Student Video Essay Contest (NACAC). Winners of the contest, which was sponsored by Indie Atlantic Films, were announced in April. Lesly earned a $1,000 scholarship for her submission.

elementary students in classroom

Ten schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have been recognized for achieving Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Sustaining Exemplar status through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).

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Seven high-achieving juniors received Junior Book Awards from prestigious colleges in April. Award letters were delivered to students and a ceremony at Burnsville High School is tentatively planned for next fall. 

Burnsville High School senior receives an Act Six Scholarship, full-ride to Concordia

Burnsville High School senior Oriana Penaloza Ortega has been named a recipient of an Act Six Scholarship, earning a full-ride to Concordia College, Moorhead. 

Act Six is a leadership development and college scholarship program that brings together diverse, multicultural cadres of emerging urban leaders who want to use their college education to make a difference on campus and in their communities at home.

Oriana plans to major in computer science with a concentration in data science. 

student works in a makerspace

The model - which we’re calling Pathways K-12 - builds on the work we are already doing in elementary schools. It also aligns with the Pathways model at Burnsville High School that helps students find their passions, understand how classes and careers fit together, and prepare for success after graduation. 

we are dreamers

Burnsville High School Senior Alyse Dees may be a high achiever in many areas, but she has been focused on one ultimate goal since she was 12 years old: becoming a Disney Imagineer. She recently came one step closer to that goal as one of only 100 students in the country selected to spend a week at the Disney Dreamers Academy, where she worked with and learned from current Disney Imagineers.

we are performers

Burnsville High School Senior Jon Butler is earning state and national recognition for his achievements in the performing arts, including his selection as a finalist for the Hennepin Theater Trust’s Triple Threat Awards, which recognize outstanding student performances in singing, dancing and acting.

we are champions

As a junior at Burnsville High School, Abby Bauleke already has some pretty impressive accomplishments under her belt. An honors student who serves on the student council and in the #BurnsvilleStrong leadership group, Bauleke is captain of the BHS swim team, plays wheelchair basketball in the NWBA and is the youngest member of the U.S. Women’s National Wheelchair Basketball Team, which won the gold medal at World Championships in Thailand in May.

Capstone project aims to reduce 3-D printing waste

Burnsville High School senior Andrew Carlson says about one in every four items printed in the school’s 3-D printers fails, and the plastic filament used to make that item is wasted. If he and classmate Lyla Lichliter, a junior, succeed in their capstone engineering project, that waste will be a thing of the past.

Partnership with Burnsville Fire preparing students for EMT certification

Burnsville Fire Chief B.J. Jungmann is working directly with students who are learning CPR in the new Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class taught by Dr. Anne (Werner) Dempsey at Burnsville High School. Students are working in pairs to use dummies to practice their skills and Jungmann and Dempsey move from group to group providing instruction and feedback.

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