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In elementary school, we spark curiosity and wonder in each student through engaging learning experiences, caring staff, and a supportive environment. Students glimpse their futures and discover a world of possibilities.
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This spring marks the 10th straight year elementary students in District 191 have participated in Girls on the Run. The program promotes the development of students’ social, emotional, physical and behavioral skills. Online registration is now open.
In early February, Burnsville High School alumna Kara Schwenn returned to her childhood school, Hidden Valley Elementary, to begin teaching as a substitute. One of her colleagues is her father, Jeff Schwenn, who's now in his 17th year at the school.
Schools in District 191 prioritize supporting each student’s social, emotional, mental and physical health on a daily basis so that students have all the tools they need to succeed. Student Support Teams made up of social workers, behavior analysts, psychologists, nurses, counselors, and cultural liaisons work to identify and address students’ needs, provide support and build valuable relationships with families. Their work is an essential part of what we do in One91.
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.
“Sparking curiosity and wonder in each student.” That’s the driving force behind Pathways at the elementary level in District 191. It’s not about having young learners pick their future career, it’s about allowing students to discover a world of possibilities through rich learning experiences. Opportunities for this type of interaction are found throughout the school day, and one example is the district’s specialists coming together to provide amazing experiences for every student.
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.
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.
Families are invited to attend kindergarten information events in District 191 schools in January and February.
At these events, parents will have the opportunity to hear from principals, teachers and parents about what to expect in kindergarten, ask questions and complete the enrollment process, if they haven’t already. Children are welcome to attend.
Those are just two of the many instruments students get the chance to play over the course of the year in Instrumental Music. The program, which started in the 2020-21 school year, gives each fifth-grader the opportunity to take 3-4 small-group lessons with instruments from each of the four orchestra instrument families - strings, brass, woodwinds and percussion.
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.
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.
Thanks to a federal program, breakfasts and lunches will be provided at no charge to all children, ages 1 to 18, this summer at several schools in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
Four extraordinary volunteers and a local faith community have been chosen to receive the 2022 John Coskran Volunteer Awards in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 during a School Board meeting on June 9.
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.
A Children’s Art Show, featuring work from elementary students in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, opens Thursday, April 14.
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.
At Rahn Elementary, students in Digital Learning Specialist Kaycie Miller’s class used critical thinking, collaboration and creativity to design an inclusive city park using Tinkercad technology. Additionally, Miller partnered with the City of Burnsville with the goal to eventually incorporate elements of her students’ projects into an inclusive park in Burnsville.
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.
Parents are invited to attend in-person and online kindergarten information events at District 191 elementary schools in January and February.
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.
Rahn Elementary is focused on three values: curiosity, creativity and achievement. The school’s mission is for students to embrace their unique talents and strive to do great things.
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.
Project KIDS is an exciting before- and after-school program for elementary-aged students, Kindergarten through grade 5.
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.
As part of Pathways implementation, District 191 has reimagined the ways it serves students who have been identified as having higher academic or learning needs.
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.
Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 is one of six districts to receive a computer science grant from the Minnesota Department of Education totaling nearly $80,000, with the potential to receive an additional two years of funding for a total of over $200,000 of support.
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).
A new literacy curriculum in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 elementary schools has shown signs of growth for the district’s youngest readers, with nine out of 10 schools surpassing the state average when it comes to student progress on state reading tests in 2019.
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.