South school briefs: Burnsville-Eagan-Savage welcomes three new principals

  • Article by: ERIN ADLER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 30, 2013 - 4:12 PM

Three elementary schools in District 191 will be under new leadership this fall.

Rahn Elementary in Eagan will welcome Barbara Borer, who has most recently been a principal at an elementary school in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.

At Sioux Trail Elementary in Burnsville, Shannon McParland, formerly an assistant principal at a Minneapolis elementary school, will serve as principal.

And at Harriet Bishop Elementary in Savage, Erika Nesvig, who was most recently a teacher at the same school, will become interim principal there.

The school board approved the three hires at its last meeting.

Blazettes provide kid’s activities at relay

The Burnsville Blazettes dance team will provide children’s activities during the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life fundraiser.

Beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday at Burnsville High School’s stadium, kids can stop by the Blazettes’ Beauty Shop for manicures, face-painting and wild hairdos. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

 

The Blazettes, who have supported Relay for Life for more than a decade, will also dance at the relay’s opening ceremonies.

 

Lakeville

South teacher attends Google Academy

Lakeville South High School science teacher Jason Just is now a “Google certified teacher” after attending Google Teacher Academy in Chicago last week.

About 50 teachers are selected to attend the intensive training, which began in 2006. To be chosen, teachers had to demonstrate that they are using technology to try innovative things in their classroom.

During the two-day training, teachers learn new teaching strategies and get experience working with Google products.

A goal of the academy is that teachers will return and share what they have learned with colleagues.

 

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