Weekly Announcements for March 6 - 10
THE WEEK AHEAD - Important Events
CONFERENCES - No School
Parent Teacher Conferences are:
- March 8th from 4:30pm-8:00pm
- March 9th from 12:00pm-8:00pm
- March 10th from 8:00-11:45am
NOTE: Conferences are by Appointment only. There will be no walk-in conferences.
The deadline to sign up is Sunday, March 5.
What’s Going On In the Activities & Athletics Department…
Mandatory Baseball Parent/Player Meeting Location Change - March 6, 2023
***Please note the location of the meeting has changed to the CAFETERIA – please enter through main doors, Door #5 (by the flag post)***
- When: Monday, March 6th, 7:00pm
- Where: BHS High School Cafeteria
- information regarding upcoming season, including tryouts
- Booster Club updates
- BLAST Fundraiser information
- Arizona Trip information
If you haven’t already, remember to register for baseball through the school district, and ensure you have a current, valid physical on file!
We will also collect the annual $100 Booster Club fee during the meeting, so bring cash, checkbook, or be ready to Venmo please!
Tip: We will also spend time walking new families through the Blast fundraiser setup; you can bring computer, tablet or smartphone to get your account set up.
Burnsville High School is hosting a Parent Night on Thursday. This gives families the opportunity to connect with cultural liaisons, school counselors, and others to understand how their student is doing and how staff can support!
Boxing Club meets on Thursdays after school. Meet Ms. Ganion in the cafeteria at 2:45pm, and we will walk to CMB Boxing Gym (less than a half mile away) to box from about 3-4pm. We will walk back to BHS in time for the activity bus at 4:20pm.
Please fill out this waiver and return it to Ms. Ganion. All students must get a waiver signed to go to CMB!
Check out our website (https://sites.google.com/
Click the link above to see the upcoming sporting events
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!
CHANGE TO CHILL
Change to Chill Podcast Coming in March
The Change to Chill podcast is finally here! A library of 10-15 minute episodes have been created by Allina Health mental health professionals, which began as a partnership with Anoka-Hennepin Schools. These episodes cover a variety of topics for school staff and parents/caregivers, including self-care basics, having difficult conversations, and being trauma-informed.
Look for episodes here beginning next week! You can also listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, or Google Podcasts. I’ll also be sending out a survey to gather your feedback on the existing episodes and suggestions for future episodes in the coming weeks. Happy listening!
Are you getting enough sleep? It's recommended that teenagers get 9-12 hours of sleep each night. Getting adequate sleep reduces stress, restores our immune system, boosts our mood, and improves memory. Sleeping well is even associated with better grades and increased energy throughout the day. If you are a student, sleep is an especially important part of your education! Check out Change to Chill’s tips for better sleep.
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 this form out by Friday, February 24th in order to be reflected in the yearbook.
BHS orchestra joint concert with Dakota Valley Symphony
On Sunday March 12th the BHS Symphonic Orchestra will be playing a joint concert with the Dakota Valley Symphony in the Mraz Center. The concert starts at 2pm. Tickets are available for purchase at https://mrazcenter.ludus.com/
We hope you consider supporting these hard working and very talented orchestra students on Sunday March 12th at 2pm in the Mraz Center!
COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER
The Community Scholarship is due Wed. March 1st
There are over 100 scholarships for college available for Burnsville High School seniors. $500 - $2,500
To find the application go into Xello thru Rapid Identity, click on COLLEGE PLANNING, scroll down to SCHOLARSHIPS and click on SEARCH FOR LOCAL SCHOLARSHIPS. Look for the COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP.
College & Career Visits
- Tues. 3/7 Northern Michigan University 10:45
- Tues. 3/7 Butler University (IN) 1:00
- Tues. 3/7 US Navy - Cafeteria - All Lunch modes
- Wed. 3/8 Conferences 4:30-8:00 PM
- Thurs. 3/9 FAFSA Completion Workshop During Conferences - Career Center 4-7:00 PM
What EVERY SENIOR should KNOW
What are they and how do I do them?
On Friday, March 3rd at 12:00 there will be a presentation in the Career Center about taxes.
You will learn what they are and will participate in a simulated tax return.
This is a passage to adulthood!
See you on Friday in the Career Center. Chromebooks required.
For The Little Mermaid will take place March 6th & 7th, after school in the Mraz Center! View the info packet for the link to sign up and more information!
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.