District 191

When students return to their schools in just a few weeks, they’ll find some changes. Here is an overview of what’s new for the 2014-15 school year in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Curriculum Elementary schools will offer a new writing curriculum called “Write from the Beginning.” The curriculum is expanded from a successful pilot program [...]

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Event at North River Hills Park to include soccer game, food, entertainment A benefit for a scholarship in the name of Burnsville High School student Taylor Ziebol, who died in a car crash that also injured her brother Adam and sister Shannon, will be held Aug. 9 at North River Hills Park in Burnsville. The [...]

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Gothard recommends BHS expansion, bond levy An expanded, four-year high school with no Senior Campus is part of Superintendent Joe Gothard’s vision for the future of Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Gothard recommends closing the Burnsville High School Senior Campus and asking voters for a bond levy next year to expand the high school. He also [...]

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The School Board renewed District 191’s performance-pay plan for teachers June 19, but some members questioned the $2.5 million program’s effect on student achievement. The program, called ProPay, awards teachers up to $2,000 extra per year — $1,200 for three annual observations and coaching sessions, $400 for completing personalized “learning plans,” $200 for meeting a [...]

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Will help in chase for scholarships, admissions The chances of Burnsville High School students winning scholarships and college admissions got a slightly better June 5. The District 191 School Board approved a change in grade values that will give more weight to the “minus” grades: A-, B-, C- and D-. Each grade will gain one-tenth [...]

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About 600 members of the Class of 2014 received diplomas during Burnsville High School’s commencement ceremony June 6 at the school’s Pates Stadium. Johanna Marko gave the graduation address. Da-Jour McCray gave the commencement address.  

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