District Recognized for Excellence in PBIS Program

The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) has recognized 67 public schools and six school districts for their successful work using Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS), a data-driven program that provides schools and districts with training and support to promote positive student behavior, especially for students facing challenges inside and outside of the classroom. Through evidence-based practices, this national program aims to make schools more responsive to the cultures and communities they serve. One important area of focus for the program is on decreasing disparities in discipline, which have historically had negative impacts on educational outcomes for students of color, American Indian students and students with disabilities. The schools receiving recognition are leaders in supporting positive behavior, improving school climate and increasing student achievement. To be identified as a Sustaining Exemplar School, staff needed to submit an application that... Continue reading District Recognized for Excellence in PBIS Program

Finding ways to listen, learn and support in times of tragedy

ECCS Community: As a district, and as a larger community, we have struggled with issues of racism and bias.  Working together we have made progress, but recognize that there is no finish line for this work.  Recent events in our state and beyond demonstrate just how much work there is to be done on an individual and collective level. This week has been layered with grief, anger, and horror in the aftermath of the killing of Mr. George Floyd.  In the midst of all this we are thinking of our students, families, and staff of color.  The cumulative weight of these events rests heavily on them, on us, and on our community.  As we process this tragedy, it is important to remember and give space for their anger and grief and to listen, support, and acknowledge their experience. To our students, families, and staff who are in pain.  We see you.  We care about you. Please reach out if you need help.  Learn more about resources available for Carver County families here. For those of you... Continue reading Finding ways to listen, learn and support in times of tragedy

District honors 41 retirees

Whether it’s been teaching and supporting students in our schools and classrooms, keeping our buildings clean and maintained, or providing daily administrative supports, this year’s retirees have made a difference in the lives of children and families in our district every day. The district was hoping to publicly honor this year’s retirees at a reception in mid-May. Instead, a video was created to honor all 41 retirees who represent a total of nearly 900 years of working in our district. Congratulations to each of the 2019-20 retirees listed below. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to Eastern Carver County Schools! Diane Barnard – Special Ed Para / 15 yrs Marcie Bartholomew – Nurse / 10 yrs Mark Berger – Custodian / 6 yrs Laureen Bleet – Teacher / 22 yrs Tamara Buschmann – Teacher / 25 yrs Vickie Clasen – Special Ed Para / 16 yrs Robin Coleman – Teacher / 27 yrs James Crannell – Teacher / 24 yrs Susan... Continue reading District honors 41 retirees

Graduation Update: virtual ceremonies planned for Class of 2020

With June rapidly approaching, districts across the country have been grappling with how to honor graduating seniors under incredibly challenging circumstances.  While in-person graduation is what students, parents, and staff alike want, public health and safety prevent such a gathering at this time.  As guidance from the state and federal government continues to evolve, the district continues to hold out hope that later this summer it may be possible to cheer on the Class of 2020 in person. As we’ve already communicated to our seniors, in order to make sure that our graduates get a moment to shine the district is preparing a virtual ceremony.  With graduates heading off to the service, the workforce, or other destinations over the summer, it is important that the Class of 2020 gets a celebration in June. The virtual ceremony will follow as closely as possible the traditional graduation ceremony, with student and staff speakers and performances by our incredibly talented student... Continue reading Graduation Update: virtual ceremonies planned for Class of 2020

Summer support services for Carver County families

Services offered through Carver County School Linked Behavioral Health Service and Relate Counseling Center As the end of the school year approaches, and the incredible efforts of school staff providing educational and social emotional support comes to an end for the year, we would like to inform you of a service that might be helpful as you navigate through the coming months of summer. Carver County School Linked Behavioral Health Service and Relate Counseling Center will offer family support services to help you cope with emotional/social and behavioral issues that may be challenging your home life.  These services are open to all Carver County residents with school-age children and/or children who attend Carver County Schools.  A trained mental health professional will be available to connect with you, answer questions, and help you navigate what might be helpful for you and your family. The services will be provided through a telehealth platform — which may be a simple... Continue reading Summer support services for Carver County families