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Middle school is marked by a time of self-discovery and finding belonging. Students see their interests validated and are supported as they consider ways to create a life they will love. 

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At the middle school level, Pathways learning is designed to foster exploration and nurture creativity as students consider their future.

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We know that investing in tomorrow’s leaders means giving them opportunities to grow and learn today.

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Positive learning environments are essential in ensuring students can find a sense of belonging in middle school.

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NicolletNews & Events

First Day of School changes on Sept. 8

A recent announcement from the Minnesota Department of Education has led to some changes in the start of the District 191 school year. The following shows how and when the school year will start by grade level.

Masks will be required as 2021-22 school year starts

The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education approved a mask requirement for staff, students and visitors in District 191 schools to start the 2021-22 school year as part of the district’s health and safety protocols in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

share your spark

We're asking students, staff and parents to share some of those experiences from last year to set the tone for this year. Record a short, 1-minute or less video, submit it through the form below and we'll compile them to share with staff as part of our back-to-school event. Your sparks will help us accelerate into the coming year.

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.”

student at desk writing in a notebook

The Pathways integration across District 191 has reached school schedules. Starting in fall 2020-2021, the Advisory period was evolved to build in social-emotional learning curriculum and career and college readiness at the middle and high school levels.

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. 

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 Pathways

At a Jan. 21 school board meeting, the Pathways steering team — led by Kathy Funston, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Pathways and Imina Oftedhal, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment — clarified implementation plans over the next three school years. 

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.

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. 

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).

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.