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.
Nicollet Middle School special education teacher Megan Tillman recently received the Inclusive Educator Award, given by Intermediate School District 917. The award was presented as part of Inclusive Schools Week to highlight and celebrate the progress schools have made in implementing inclusive practices to ensure a quality education for all students.
Once again, staff members will be presenting “Class Acts,” a comedy variety show, to raise scholarship funds for graduating seniors in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
Burnsville High School Theatre Guild is delighted to announce the highly anticipated winter play, “Peter and the Starcatcher,” a whimsical and imaginative play by Rick Elice, with music by Wayne Barker, that serves as a prequel to the classic tale of Peter Pan.
With a cast and crew of 17, “Tartuffe” is the BHS Theatre Guild’s 2024 Competition One Act play and will be featured in the Guild’s Evening of One Acts on Jan. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. at Burnsville High School’s Mraz Center.
Nominations are now open for the 2024 One91 Community of Excellence Awards to honor employees in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
It’s nearly December in Minnesota and that means that wintry weather could come at any time and affect the school day. We want families to be as prepared as possible when that happens
We’ve teamed up with MySchoolBucks, an online service that allows you to easily and securely pay for school meals and a la carte items using a credit/debit card or electronic check. Though student school meals (one breakfast and one lunch) remain free of charge to most K-12 students, parents/guardians can deposit additional funds into meal accounts using MySchoolBucks, which is replacing our current online service, PayPAMS.
"Matilda," based on the beloved children’s book by Roald Dahl, is a delightful and inspiring musical that promises to captivate audiences of all ages. The production features a talented cast of young performers, with two actors sharing the role of Matilda — junior Allie Stuart and sophomore Greta Dickhausen.
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Even though meals are free for most students, District 191 asks all families to complete the Alternate Application for Educational Benefits. By filling out the Alternate Application for Educational Benefits, families may qualify for additional benefits such as reduced or waived athletic and activities fees, reduced transportation fees, discounts on internet service, emergency food benefits, and more.
Principal Trenteetun and staff are excited to meet students and their families at the Open House. Students will be able to visit with each of their teachers and learn where their classes are located. This is a great time to ask questions, calm some fears, and get to know some important people in the school!
Welcome to the 2023-24 school year! We are so excited to welcome students back to school. The first day of school for most students is Tuesday, Sept. 5.
Current eighth-grade students and their families are invited to attend an information night at Burnsville High School on Wednesday, May 24.
District 191 is dedicated to ensuring student success, and one way we achieve this is through our schoolwide AVID programs. AVID, which stands for Advancement Via Individual Determination, allows students to move forward and succeed to their fullest potential. Success is not just about talent, but about determination, hard work and a willingness to reach for your goals.
Nicollet Middle School has been revalidated as an Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) National Demonstration School. Revalidation signifies that the school is an exemplary model for successfully implementing AVID strategies and curriculum to support students in achieving academic and personal success.
Twenty-six employees, who have contributed a grand total of 663 years of service to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, are retiring during or after the 2022-23 school year.
The Nicollet Middle School chess team was crowned national champs in the K-8 blitz tournament of the U.S. Chess Federation National Championships held April 20-23 in Austin, Texas. This is Nicollet’s first national title.
Written by Nicollet Middle School teacher Steven Orth, the Drama Experience production, “How 2 Save Your Friends (While Finding a Treasure in 5
Easy Nonsensical Steps)” opens May 4 at Nicollet Middle School, located at 400 E. 134th St., in Burnsville.
District 191 will offer summer programs that provide additional support to meet the needs of all learners. There are many opportunities available for students, including One91 academic programming, Community Education enrichment and childcare opportunities, and summer athletic camps.
Nicollet Middle School and William Byrne Elementary chess teams were crowned champions at the Minnesota State Scholastic Chess tournament held March 4-5 in St. Paul.
District 191 is proud to provide a comprehensive arts experience from pre-kindergarten to graduation that stokes academic achievement and provides amazing experiences for all students.
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 staff members are once again being recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the One91 community with 2023 Community of Excellence (COE) Awards.
After twice being rejected by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL), boys volleyball, which has been a club sport for several years, is on the way to becoming a sanctioned high school sport.
One91 Middle Schools - Eagle Ridge and Nicollet - are thrilled to welcome incoming sixth-graders and their families to our Experience Middle School events! Middle school years are critical in the development of students, which is why we’ve designed our learning to foster exploration and nurture creativity as students consider their future.
District 191 held its annual chess tournament on Dec. 17 at Diamondhead Education Center. In partnership with District 191 Community Education, the event was organized by Brian Ribnick, retired District 191 math teacher, and Jiten Patel.
Through last spring’s budget process, District 191 prioritized the return of middle school athletics after a four-year absence due to budget shortfalls. More than 120 students participated in soccer, cross-country and girls’ tennis this fall. Basketball and wrestling return to the winter season, and track and field and boys’ tennis will be back in the spring.
Knowing that many students thrive in an online environment, the district set out to create a virtual school option that follows the innovative Pathways model, supports students in a variety of ways, and adapts throughout a student’s time to allow for more independence.
An initiative by the national company The Boomerang Project, which specializes in school culture and student connectivity, Link Crew is an activity-based program meant to build excitement about starting high school through student-to-student mentorships, fun events, and much more. BHS started exploring using the program in 2018 and after being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, launched a modified version in 2021, with a full launch in 2022.
Students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades are excited to try new things, begin to explore what is important to them and dive deep into subjects. Exploratory classes at Eagle Ridge and Nicollet middle schools allow students to do just that in areas like family and consumer sciences, art, health, computer technology, and Project Lead the Way engineering.
All elementary families in District 191 are invited to attend our Explore Middle School open houses from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Eagle Ridge and Nicollet middle schools. You will have the opportunity to tour the school, talk to the principal and staff, and learn more about the middle school experience.
Whether it was teaching swim lessons out of her parents’ backyard pool as a teenager, participating in beauty pageants in high school, running a sewing school for young children as a stay-at-home mom, managing home-based businesses, supervising student teachers, doing preschool screenings or teaching students how to cook, she explored opportunities where she could thrive as an educator, entrepreneur and artist. All these experiences have helped shape her into the innovator that she truly is.
There are a lot of different options for students to pursue after high school, ranging from starting a career to pursuing a degree. The new Associate of Arts Pathway at Burnsville High School (BHS) lets students get a head start on what comes next in a way that no other district is doing, by earning an associate degree without ever leaving the building.
The Nicollet Middle School chess club – the Nicollet Knights – will hold a celebration and chess board rededication event on Sept. 27 from 6-8 p.m. at Nicollet Middle School.
District 191 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle announced that Frannie Becquer will be the next principal for Nicollet Middle School.
Beginning the 2022-2023 school year, middle school students will be able to participate in athletics at their school.
Whether it’s helping a neighbor or a classmate, donating supplies, time, or money to regional charities, or finding ways to contribute on a more global level, the commitment to service is strong here. Our students are a shining example of that.
No single person embodies the culture of community service in District 191 quite like Shrey. Growing up in Savage, Shrey was surrounded by a family who showed him different aspects of the world, teachers who encouraged him, and a community who rallied behind his efforts. It started when he was three years old and his mother Seema took him to a local teen homeless shelter where she served on the board.
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 Board of Education approved changing the end time of the instructional day at the district’s two middle schools from 2:50 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. starting with the 2022-23 school year.
Nominations are now open for the 2022 John Coskran Volunteer Award, presented annually in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Nominations are due by May 8.
Dr. Angie Pohl will be named the next principal for Vista View Elementary School. She will start her new role at Vista View this summer, following the retirement of Principal Nepsund.
The Nicollet Middle School chess team, the "Nicollet Knights," won their second consecutive middle school state chess championship on March 12.
Ten Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 staff members and an entire department are being recognized for their extraordinary contributions to the One91 community with 2022 Community of Excellence (COE) Awards.
A partnership with the University of Minnesota Extension brings Cooking Matters, a cooking-based, nutrition education program, to District 191 middle school students.
Based on new guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the District 191 Board of Education approved the following health and safety protocol changes for District 191 schools.
SEL is an integral part of education and human development. It’s the process through which young people and adults acquire the knowledge, attitudes, and skills they need to do several things — recognizing and managing their emotions, demonstrating caring and concern for others, establishing positive relationships, making responsible decisions, and handling challenging situations constructively.
District 191 will be presenting important information on English Learner education, additional opportunities for learning for families and students, and the ACCESS for ELs test.
Part of the One91 Pathways journey, the Automotive Pathway allows students to gain skills relevant to industry standards and be well positioned for employment and/or further education after graduation. The program at BHS supports a future-ready employment base for the automotive industry.
Fundraiser to supply school health offices with culturally-appropriate clothing brings in more than triple the goal – thanks to support from District 191 staff and community, as well as donors from around the country.
Leaders of the Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) program – a student-led program where 8th-grade leaders help to welcome, orient and nurture incoming sixth-grade students – are putting into practice the skills they gained over the summer.
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.
District 191 partners with a variety of organizations so that families have multiple ways to secure food resources. Along with our very own programs, including BrainPower in a Backpack and 191 Community Pantry, One91 is helping families become food secure during these uncertain times.
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.
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.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 9, face coverings will be required in all District 191 schools and buildings for visitors and staff, regardless of their vaccinations status.
An eighth grader at Nicollet Middle School, Jake Schoenbauer is making a name for himself in the world of school chess. Though it was completely online this year, Jake made school history by tying for 14th place in the National Online Scholastic Chess Championship that was held June 12-13.
District 191 has been recognized as a 2021 Sustaining Exemplar Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) District through the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE).
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 is one of eight school districts selected to receive the Comprehensive Arts Planning Program (CAPP) award from Perpich Center for Arts Education.
At Nicollet and Eagle Ridge Middle Schools, leaders know that a sense of belonging is one of the keys to helping students have success in their school journey.
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.
The Nicollet Middle School chess team won the 2021 Middle School Chess state championship, held virtually April 10-11. It was Nicollet's first time in school history to win the state chess title.
Making community happen at a school-size scale is no easy task. You need coordinated effort from staff, students and administration, plus a vision that’s compelling enough to catch fire. And that’s exactly what District 191 Middle School leaders believe can happen with the Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) program.
AVID is a program dedicated to equipping students with strategies to prepare for greater academic rigor as they move through their school years and start thinking about college and career preparedness.
Several students from Eagle Ridge and Nicollet Middle Schools participated in this year’s virtual science fair and qualified to compete in regional competition.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Visits from a business leader, a lawyer and a chef have highlighted a spring of mentorship for Latina girls groups at Eagle Ridge, Metcalf and Nicollet middle schools in District 191.