Jake Jauert Named Teacher of the Year

Jake Jauret TOYJake Jauert was named 2017 Teacher of the Year at this year’s award banquet on April 23. Jauert has taught 1st and 2nd grade at Clover Ridge Elementary since 2006. In addition to Jauert, the Teacher of the Year finalists included Eric Billups, CMSE; Laura McCaghy, CRE; Nancy Netz, CHN; and Travis Rother, CNS. Each finalist received a $500 grant for their schools. As this year’s Teacher of the Year award winner, Jauert will receive a $3000 grant from sponsors of the annual award: Community Insurance Advisors, IWCO Direct, KleinBank, Clarity Solutions Group, and the District 112 Foundation. Past Teacher of the Year award recipients include: Edie Stearns, Tim Beckler, Candice Galipo, Bob Downs, Michele Schnaare, Sara Rother, Mary Perrine, Julie Myhr, Arlene Borner, and Eric Songer.... read more

Dick Ungar named Chanhassen High School principal

Associate Superintendent Clint Christopher shared the following message with staff and Chanhassen families today: Dick Ungar has been named principal of Chanhassen High School. He has been serving as interim principal since December and he is the right person to continue to lead the school. Mr. Ungar builds strong relationships and his skills working with students, staff and families are well-suited for Chanhassen High School. Mr. Ungar earned the position through a competitive hiring process that included internal and external candidates. A group of parents, teachers and district administrators helped to assess and interview qualified candidates. We are confident in Dick’s ability to lead and to continue to build on the strong academics and exceptional opportunities for students that characterize high school in Eastern Carver County Schools. Mr. Ungar has been part of Eastern Carver County Schools since 1993, starting as a middle school art teacher. He earned a Master’s degree from... read more

Reception to honor retirees – May 10

Congratulations to the following staff who retire this year from Eastern Carver County Schools: Jim Bauck Ann Berne-Rannow  Diane Bourassa Laura Bros Ann Curtis Lori Domholt Helen Farrington Mary Frank Jan Kellner Sue Klingenberg Connie Liestman Dave Lundquist Jan Lundquist Michelle Mauren Marie Moran Ivy Paul Rita Redman Laura Scanlon Patricia Schlesinger Gail Simon-Kian Wendy Theis Janet Vestal Cynthia Yokiel Retirees will be honored at a FREE social reception and banquet on Wednesday, May 10, 4-5:30 pm, at Hazeltine National Golf Club. The Dinner & Program will be held immediately following the reception (5:30-7:30 pm). The cost of dinner is $28/each. Click HERE for more info. Event sponsored by Charter... read more

District 112 Foundation names Teacher of the Year finalists

The District 112 Foundation has announced five finalists for Eastern Carver County Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to: Eric Billups – Chaska Middle School East Jake Jauert – Clover Ridge Elementary School Laura McCaghy – Clover Ridge Elementary Nancy Netz – Chanhassen Elementary School Travis Rother – Chanhassen High School Please join your colleagues in recognizing these exceptional teachers at a free reception — Thursday, April 20, 3:30 –  5 pm at Chaska High School. The Teacher of the Year will be named at an awards banquet, Sunday, April 23, 4 to 7 p.m., at Oak Ridge Conference Center  CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BANQUET TICKETS Past Teacher of the Year award recipients include:  Edie Stearns (’16), Tim Beckler (’15), Candice Galipo (’14), Bob Downs (’13), Michele Schnaare (’12), Sara Rother (’11), Mary Perrine (’10), Julie Myhr (’09), Arlene Borner (’08), and Eric Songer (’07). The Teacher of the Year will receive a $3,000 grant  for... read more

Tickets on sale now for high school spring plays

You won’t want to miss these spring high school theater productions! The Great Gatsby Chaska High School April 27-30, May 5-6 Tickets: www.ChaskaHighTheatre.com The Government Inspector Chanhassen High School May 4-5, 11-13 tickets: www.ChanHighTheatre.com       read more