This Week Announcements February 20 - February 24
ATHLETICS - see the upcoming sporting events!
Baseball Savoy Pizza Fundraiser:
Baseball Spirit Night is Tuesday, Feb 21st at Savoy Pizza; 5-8p. Mention BHS Baseball to support the team. Good on phone in or walk in orders.
Baseball Bingo Bash Fundraiser
- What: Spaghetti Dinner, BINGO Bash, and Raffle Fundraiser
- When: Saturday March 4, 6:00-9:00 pm
- 6:00 pm Spaghetti Dinner
- 7:00-9:00 BINGO Come early for best seating!
- Where: Dan Patch American Legion, Post 643; 12375 Princeton Ave; Savage, MN
- Meal Tickets - spaghetti dinner and breadstick $20; Advanced purchase required.
- Contact your local BHS Baseball Player or Email: BHSBaseballBoosters@gmail.com
- Cash Bar available
BINGO Cards $25 Cash Only day of event(10 games). Additional single game cards available
Stop by for Dinner, Stop by for BINGO, or Stop by for both!
BHS Baseball: There will be a mandatory player informational meeting for ALL 9th-12th grade BHS students interested in playing baseball on Tuesday, February 28th from 2:40 - 3:00 PM. The meeting will be held in Coach Banitt’s room, E214. Bring a pen or pencil. If you are not able to attend the meeting, please see Coach Banitt as soon as possible to pick up forms.
Attendance is a key factor in student success! Parents are strongly encouraged to schedule appointments outside of the school day. If your student must miss school, please follow the following procedures in accordance with our attendance policy to ensure the absence is excused:
All Day Absence – Parent/Guardian must call the attendance line (952-707-2104) as soon as possible in the morning to report the absence. If this is not possible, parents may send a signed note to school when the student returns.
Arriving Late to School – Parent/Guardian must call the attendance line (952-707- 2104) as soon as possible in the morning AND the student must complete the sign-in form in the Main Office when they arrive to school. If a call is not possible, the student can bring a signed note to the office when they arrive to school AND complete the sign in form. If the student does not sign in upon arrival to school, they will not be excused.
Leaving Early from School (for an appointment, etc.) - Parent/Guardian must call the attendance line (952-707-2104) before 10:00 am AND the student must pick up their departure pass before leaving school. With the pass in hand, they are able to walk out of the building at the appropriate time eliminating the need for parents to come into the building. If the student is returning to school after the appointment, they should bring their departure pass back into the Office and get signed back into school.
PLEASE NOTE: If students are leaving school due to illness, they need to check out through the health office in order to be excused. A parent/guardian needs to be contacted by a nurse, and a pass will be issued for students when leaving school. We cannot go back and excuse students who do not check out before leaving. If they do not check out, they will not be excused.
Fundraising for Turkey
BurnsvilleStrong and the Asian Student Association are working together with Nehir,Biyikli, a foreign exchange student from Turkey studying at BHS, to raise money for victims of the earthquake in Turkey. Donations can be made using the QR code on the flyer. Families can also attend the Boy's Basketball game and participate in a half-time event to raise money for this cause. As little as $5 can help to provide food, warmth, and water to those whose homes have been destroyed. Thank you for your support!
Burnsville High School to Present Little Women
The performances remaining are Feb. 23-25 at 7 p.m., with additional matinee performances on Feb. 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. For tickets and information visit https://mrazcenter.ludus.com/
Burnsville High School Theatre Guild is set to bring a timeless American story alive in February with performances of Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Little Women.
Burnsville High School junior Victoria Jacobson leads the cast in the role of Jo March, who is growing up with her sisters Meg (junior Cori Dawson), Beth (sophomore Allie Stuart), and Amy (junior Sara Russell) during the Civil War. They strive to be brave, intelligent and imaginative young women. But as adulthood approaches, each sister must negotiate her private ambitions with society’s expectations.
“The cast and crew are thrilled to be producing Little Women, and they are dedicated to bringing the characters from page to stage with joy and real emotion,” says director Erika Sasseville. “They love the friendship between Jo and Laurie, the rivalry between Jo and Amy, and the absolute hilarity of Aunt March’s pet Parrot. You have to see it to believe it!”
While the characters may be familiar to readers of all generations, Hamill’s adaptation reveals that the March sisters still have plenty to say to 21st century fans of the classic coming-of-age novel.
“Audiences can expect to be delighted by the story they know and love, the family dynamics between four very different sisters, and some modern touches that show how much Louisa May Alcott’s story resonates with audiences today,” Sasseville says.
CHANGE TO CHILL
It’s February and it might feel like winter is never ending, but have no fear, Spring is right around the corner! Exercise your imagination and look forward to the outside world coming to life again by trying guided imagery. This mindful technique can change the way you are feeling both physically and emotionally.
Click here to learn more about the benefits and different ways to achieve calm and stability.
You are also always welcome to sign-up for and/or repurpose information in the CTC Newsletter, which comes out the first Tuesday of every month. The February newsletter focuses on healthy communication as an essential element of healthy relationships.
Last day to order a yearbook for $75 is Friday, March 31st. There might be extras available at the yearbook pick-up table this spring, but it's unlikely. If you want a yearbook this year, (which you should because it's AMAZING) please go to burnsvilleyearbook.com and purchase it there. See Millea or Staum with questions.
Yearbook Name Change Request! Please fill out by Friday, February 24th in order to be reflected in the yearbook.
SENIOR CAP & GOWN INFO
Seniors if you haven't ordered your cap and gown yet click on the link below:
Here is the link to order your Cap & Gown - 2023 Cap and Gown Link
CLUBS & ACTIVITIES
Model United Nations
Our first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, February 21 in Room E212 after school. Registration for Model United Nations has opened up. Information on how to register can be found on the Center for Youth Voice website. Navigate to Programs > Model United Nations. We'll likely talk about it during the meeting and if you need help, we can try our best to have someone go over it with you, just let us know. We'll try to update you on the deadline for registration as soon as we find out when it is. For any questions or concerns, please email Bianca Froebe (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ms. Coleman (email@example.com). Can't wait to see you at the meeting!
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
Seniors... Time is running out! The Community Scholarship is due March 1st.
Over 100 Scholarships - ONLY for Burnsville High School SENIORS - one application
For more information See XELLO Scholarships
Do it TODAY - takes about 20 minutes.
College & Career Events
- Tues. 2/21 US Air Force - Cafeteria - All Lunch Modes
- Tues. 2/21 PSEO Meeting tonight - C180 - 7:00 - 8:30
- Wed. 2/22 College Fair for Juniors - Activity Center - 1:00 - 2:30Friday 2/24
Seniors: What are taxes and how do you do a tax return?
- Tax presentation in the Career Center @ 12:00
- Chromebooks required
Due to some technical issues, the PSEO information session will be now held virtually (or in-person in C180 Lecture Room) on February, 21st at 7 pm. This is the same original date but the location and requirement to attend in person have changed.
C180 Lecture Room is a smaller location, so we encourage those who can view this virtually to use the livestream link
Those who wish to attend in person should enter at door 5 (the main BHS entrance by the flag poles). Once inside, turn left and head towards the new E-Wing. C180 is immediately on your left across from the locker bays and bathrooms.
If for some reason the student and parent/guardian cannot use the livestream link (or attend in person), please contact their student’s BHS Guidance Counselor for this information.
* if the activities are canceled due to weather conditions, we will work an alternate option before March 1st and announce as soon as we can.
191 Community Pantry Free Food Distribution 1st/3rd Tuesdays at DEC
The 191 Community Pantry is a free, drive by/pick up food distribution open to the public including BHS students and families on the 1st/3rd Tuesdays starting at 2 PM at Diamondhead Education Center, Door 9 Pleasant Avenue entrance. The Pantry also has a Fresh Produce Distribution the 2nd/4th Tuesdays through the end of October -- same location/same time. For more information please visit: www.tinyurl.com/brainpower191.
BRAINPOWER IN A BACKPACK
BrainPower in a BackPack is back in action and providing weekend food packages to students in need across District 191. For those new to District 191, Brainpower in a BackPack is our hunger relief program providing food assistance to students, families and community members in need. BrainPower's Thursday pack is an opt-in program providing a weekend food package to students; the 191 Community Pantry is a year round, pop up food pantry distributing a grocery bag of items the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at Diamondhead.
BRAINPOWER WEBSITE LINK -- www.tinyurl.com/brainpower191
We try to have all the important information listed and updated in regards to BrainPower including the year round 191 Community Pantry pop up food distribution at Diamondhead.
BrainPower in a BackPack -- Thursday weekend food pack
- WHAT IS BRAINPOWER -- VIDEO
- BRAINPOWER INFO FLYER
- BRAINPOWER STUDENT ONLINE SIGN UP -- www.tinyurl.com/bpbpsignup
BrainPower is available to all District 191 students Preschool - 12th grade. We are currently distributing to students at all preschool, elementary, middle and high schools
To sign up a student, contact your school's social worker or email Pam Voigt at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the BrainPower online student sign up link below.