Rockin Readers

Harriet Bishop Elementary Principal Ken Essay reads during a 2018 Rockin’ Readers event.

Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District invited children and their families to free activities at Nicollet Commons Park this summer, according to a news release. 

District staff members will be reading their favorite children's books to the public at 11:15 a.m. on Thursdays at the Nicollet Commons Park in Burnsville during the “Rockin’ Readers” series.

This summer's line-up includes: 

  • June 20: Principal Lyle Bomsta of Edward Neill Elementary School
  • June 27: Principal Elizabeth Vaught of William Byrne Elementary School
  • July 11: Principals Chris Bellmont of Gideon Pond Elementary School and Ken Essay of Harriet Bishop Elementary School
  • July 18: Superintendent Theresa Battle
  • July 25: Principals Renee Brandner of M.W. Savage Elementary School and Rachel Hughes of Sioux Trail Elementary School
  • Aug. 1: Principal Jon Bonneville of Sky Oaks Elementary School
  • Aug. 15: Principals Brad Robb of Rahn Elementary School and Jeff Nepsund of Vista View Elementary School
  • Aug. 22: Principal Kristine Black of Hidden Valley Elementary School

Rockin' Lunch Hour Concerts sponsored by Burnsville begin at noon following the reading events. Families can bring lunch and enjoy activities following on the park’s plaza. 


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