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.
Pathways in elementary school sparks curiosity and wonder in our Preschool–Grade 5 students. Students discover a world of possibilities through rich learning experiences in our four career fields.
Rahn Elementary hosts community events for families during August.
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.”
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).
Thirty-four employees, who have contributed a grand total of 836 years of service to Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191, are retiring during or after the 2020-21 school year.
In District One91, the commitment to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) not only exposes students to a variety of concepts earlier in life, it also helps produce a sense of consistent wonder. And that’s perfect, because our elementary Pathways model is all about making discoveries and helping students love learning.
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.
Janet Gulden, Systems Improvement and Student Achievement coordinator, worked with a wider team over the summer of 2020 to develop the role of Advanced Learning Specialists, as well as to take steps toward greater inclusion in any gifted student programming
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.
For the 33nd consecutive year, District 191 staff will be presenting “Class Acts,” a comedy variety show, to raise scholarships for graduating seniors in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
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.
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.
This week is the beginning of elementary schools transitioning to in-person learning. Please read below for reminders about the schedule, transportation information, and health & safety protocols.
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.
District 191 continues to plan for elementary students to return to in-person learning beginning on Feb. 1 and will provide new information as it is finalized.
Both the 2022-23 and 2023-24 school year calendars were approved at the Dec. 10 Board meeting. The calendar for the upcoming school year (2021-22) had already been approved.
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.
Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle recently named Isis Buchanan the interim principal at Gideon Pond Elementary School.
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).
Qorsho Hassan, fifth-grade teacher at Gideon Pond Elementary, is one of 10 finalists in the 2020 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award program.
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.
District 191 announced two school leadership changes that will take place for the 2019-20 school year. Dr. Elizabeth Vaught, current principal at Neill Elementary, will be moving to William Byrne STEM Elementary, and current Byrne Principal Lyle Bomsta will be moving to Neill Elementary.
Kindergarten is such an exciting time for families and students, but it can also spark questions about how their student will make friends. Learn how kindergarten teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 help students make friends from Stacey Harrold, kindergarten teacher at Harriet Bishop Elementary School.
Kindergarten teachers in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 do a lot in the first few weeks of school to help students make friends. One of the things that families can do at home to help their child is to read books that talk about friendship. To help families get started, Digital Learning Specialist and Elementary Media Coordinator Katie Salmela compiled six books about friendship for incoming kindergarten families.