Monday, December 3, 2012
Meet Molly Olander, a seventh-grader who recently was titled Burnsville-Eagan-Savage's champion orthographer.
After 19 rounds and 239 words, Molly Olander came out on top at this year's spelling bee with "grievance," G-R-I-E-V-A-N-C-E. The seventh-grader at Burnsville's Nicollet Junior High took first place at the 29th annual district spelling bee on Nov. 29 in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191. Thirty-one students in grades five to eight took part in this year's bee. Olander was the last one standing. Eagle Ridge's Hibah Hassan, an eighth-grader, took second place. Olander succeeds Marissa Bauer, an eighth-grader from St. John the Baptist, who took home the top prize in 2011 after narrowly defeating Eyakem Yilma, a sixth-grader from Harriet Bishop.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Justin Scott McGuire and Zachery Ross Rother are accused of breaking into the school, then attempting to flee and hide in a playhouse after their nostalgic tour was discovered by police.
Two Burnsville men have been charged with breaking into Nicollet Junior High School in an effort to “take a stroll down memory lane,” then pushing a microwave off a table in the school’s faculty lounge and emptying a bottle of mustard inside a refrigerator. Justin Scott McGuire, 21, and Zachery Ross Rother, 21, are each charged with second-degree burglary of a government, religious, historic or school building, a felony with a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $20,000 fine, and fleeing a peace officer on foot, a misdemeanor with a maximum penalty of 90 days in jail and a $1,000 fine. According to the criminal complaints, Burnsville police were called to Nicollet Junior High at 1 a.m. Aug. 9 when an alarm in the school was …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Today, Nicollet Junior High will host "The Jennie," a 5K in honor of late teacher Jennie Sandquist.
The public is invited to strap on their running shoes and hit the road for the the 2012 edition of "The Jennie," a 5k run at Nicollet Junior High. The run honors Jennie Sandquist, a former Nicollet student, teacher, and track coach who died of cancer in 2010. The Jennie will take place Monday, May 14, at 4 p.m. It begins at the Nicollet Junior High tennis courts. Registration is free and refreshments will be provided. T-shirts are available to purchase for $15.