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.
“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.
Terese Trekell, first-grade teacher at Gideon Pond Elementary, connects with her students and develops relationships with them through the simple act of sharing a meal together during Lunch Bunch.
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.
To see District 191 School Board Chair Lesley Chester's statement responding to parent concerns, go to https://youtu.be/k3a3Cve9Wok.
Waxaan maqalnay in ay walidiinta ka welwelsan yihiin nidaamka aan dhowaan qaadanay. Nidaamka waxay loogu talagalay in lagu caawiyo ardayda ah si loo hubiyo in aan siino goob badbaado ah, oo soo dhaweyn u leh ardayda transgender/(qof aaminsan in uu kabeddelan yahay jinsiyada uu kudhashay) Waxaan kaliye rabnaa in aan idin siino macluumaad kooban si aan uga jawaabno welwelkaaga, siloo joojiyo wararka xanta ah ee qaldan.
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.
Students at Gideon Pond Elementary in Burnsville are getting new ways to share their songs, explore cultures, and connect with their classmates with help from their music teacher, Becca Buck.
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.
District 191 Superintendent Dr. Theresa Battle announced that Salma Hussein will be the next principal for Gideon Pond Elementary.
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.
Three students from Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 are winners of an "I Love Burnsville" essay contest sponsored by the city of Burnsville.
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.
Gideon Pond Elementary is set to launch a Safe Routes to School (SRTS) demonstration project on E. 130th Street, in front of the school.
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).
District 191 is pleased to announce that Isis Buchanan, who has been serving in an interim principal status at Gideon Pond, will have “interim” removed from her title.
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.
Gideon Pond Elementary School has been named one of the top 10 elementary schools in the Twin Cities suburbs by SchoolSparrow, which publishes public K-12 school rankings that account for differences in parent income, elevating diverse schools to the forefront and shifting focus away from family income. Schools are ranked based on how they perform compared to their expected scores (which are a factor of family income) rather than the state average calculated from raw standardized test score data.
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.