District 112 Foundation 1st ever annual campaign

Each year, the District 112 Foundation awards grants to individual teachers and classrooms, and it sponsors the Teacher of The Year program. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support excellence and innovation in Eastern Carver County Schools. Where there are gaps for which the school district cannot provide, the District 112 Foundation is there. But more could be done. This year, to expand and enhance to reach of the foundation, all residents will receive a mailing in November from the foundation asking for a charitable gift. Gifts to the foundation support services and programs for your neighborhood students, teachers and classrooms. When considering the District 112 Foundation in your charitable giving plan, remember it is separate from the school district with independent leadership and management. Lear more about the Foundation... read more

National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists Named

Five seniors from Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools have been named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. This achievement puts them among the top high school scholars in the country. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship Award, which are announced in the spring of 2018, the students must fulfill several requirements. Finalists are chosen based on their academic records, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. Chaska High School National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists:  Kayla Lyman and Austin Wu. Chanhassen High School National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists: (left to right) Katelyn Lydeen, Matthew Reich and Nathan... read more

Carver El. Community Open House – Sept. 30

After one year and three weeks of construction, Carver Elementary School opened on Sept. 5. Our community generously supported a bond referendum in 2015 for a school that is needed to serve a growing population. Carver Elementary was projected to open with 594 students and now has 648. Members of the public are invited to visit Carver Elementary for an open house: Saturday, Sept. 30 10 a.m. to Noon Carver Elementary School 1717 Ironwood Dr., Carver   read more

Change in late afternoon activity bus transportation

To Middle School and High School Parents/Guardians: Last year, the district provided an Activity Bus that transported students home following afternoon school activities. The bus typically left schools at 4:30 p.m. Due to a change in school dismissal times, there WILL NOT be an Activity Bus offered to transport middle and high school students back home this fall. NOTE:  The Shuttle Bus that transports students to school-sponsored co-curricular and athletic practices immediately after school WILL CONTINUE to run between middle schools and high schools.  See Shuttle Bus Schedule HERE. This fall, we will monitor and evaluate the need to offer busing to transport students home from these activities and will notify parents/guardians of any changes. Thank you and have a great school year! Jackie Johnston Community Education Director Eastern Carver County... read more

You can help through charitable giving

Opportunity to help support students coming this fall The District 112 Foundation is a non-profit organization separate from the school district with an independent board of directors. For the first time in the district’s 112 years, the foundation will sponsor a charitable giving campaign. The foundation’s goals include supporting student activities, reducing students’ economic insecurity, building an alumni association and creating an endowment fund. Residents of Eastern Carver County Schools will be asked to consider supporting the District 112 Foundation in November. Watch your mailboxes for more information on how to support the foundation. Remember, the District 112 Foundation is separate from Eastern Carver County Schools — individuals have a choice whether to give to the foundation. This campaign is about improving opportunities for students. This spring, Eastern Carver County Schools hired an advancement director to expand philanthropic giving on behalf of our teacher... read more