Area Briefs

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 will offer parents of preschoolers free one-hour information sessions about kindergarten. Parents will learn what a kindergarten day is like, what magnet school options are available and other topics of interest to parents/guardians of children ages 3 to 5. A school principal and kindergarten teacher will answer questions. Parent information sessions [...]

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A group of teachers and administrators from Twin Cities metro area schools visited Nicollet Junior High in Burnsville to learn about how the school has implemented its Advancement Via Individual Determination program on Oct. 23. The event was one of only a handful of AVID “showcases” in the Midwest this year, designed to provide an [...]

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Homeward Bound Theatre Company will offer Advanced Songwriting classes from 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays, Nov. 12 and 19, at the Diamondhead Education Center in Burnsville. Adult novice and/or experienced songwriters will learn the fundamentals of writing commercial hit songs. The classes also will explore lyric writing, subject matter, styles, rhythms and the importance of melody. For [...]

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Bjorn Anderson and Bobby Griffiths from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 have been named TIES 2014 Exceptional Teachers and will be honored during the TIES Education Technology Conference in December. They are among teachers selected for modeling best practices in using technology to engage students in learning. School districts participating in the TIES Exceptional Teachers award [...]

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National speakers and Farmington physical education teachers Joe McCarthy and Jack Olwell will present “Learn to Burn” from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at Meadowview Elementary School, 6100 195th St., Farmington. They will help parents and teachers support children to improve academic performance by incorporating physical activity into homework time and everyday life. McCarthy and [...]

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Apple Valley High School will present “Bye Bye Birdie” at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6-8 and 2 p.m. Nov. 9. Tickets are $9 for adults, $7 for senior citizens and $5 for students. Tickets can be purchased online at www.seatyourself.biz/avhs, at the box office from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. beginning Nov. 3, and one hour [...]

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