Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools Advance in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

This year, U.S. News and World Report’s Best High Schools in Minnesota awarded Chanhassen High School and Chaska High School silver medals. Both schools advanced in ranking from last year and surpassed nearby districts. Chanhassen High School was ranked #10 in Minnesota, up from 13 last year. Chaska High School was ranked #17 in Minnesota, up from 20 last year. For the full list of Minnesota High School rankings, click HERE. If you are interested in the methodology of this report, learn more... Continue reading Chanhassen and Chaska High Schools Advance in U.S. News & World Report Ranking

Anna Edlund Named Teacher of the Year

Anna Edlund was named 2018 Teacher of the Year at the Excellence in Education award banquet on April 22. Edlund is the Gifted Services Facilitator at Bluff Creek Elementary, but her realm of influence goes far beyond the school’s walls. She has grown initiatives in Bluff Creek Elementary and Eastern Carver County Schools including Biztown, the Bluff Creek Podcast, the Bluff Creek Garden, Project Impact, and more. Our district’s expanding partnership with U.S. Fish and Wildlife and Rapids Lake Education and Visitor Center is largely due to the tireless work by Edlund. She is also the founder of Funky Minds Nonprofit, a youth leadership organization and catalyst for community connection. Edlund’s dedication to building partnerships with parents, businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations truly creates exceptional, personalized learning opportunities for students in our district. The Excellence In Education Award is a program of the District 112 Foundation, a non-profit... Continue reading Anna Edlund Named Teacher of the Year

ACT Test Rescheduled for April 28

The ACT test scheduled for April 14 at Chaska High School was postponed due to heavy snowfall. We received information today from ACT, Inc. that the Chaska site test date is rescheduled for April 28. If this date is a conflict for your student, you must contact ACT directly starting tomorrow to change your test center: Click HERE  (Chaska and Chanhassen High Schools do not have the ability to change a student’s test center, it must be done by ACT.) All testing sites in Minnesota are rescheduled to April 21st or 28th. More information about rescheduled test dates will be communicated from ACT to students via email and by letter if there is no email on file with... Continue reading ACT Test Rescheduled for April 28

Baseline for Olmstead Quality of Life Survey Results

The Olmstead Quality of Life Survey is the first comprehensive study to learn about the quality of life for people with disabilities in Minnesota. More than 2,000 people with disabilities throughout Minnesota were interviewed about their daily life at home, work, and in the community. The Olmstead Subcabinet chose to incorporate the Quality of Life Survey into the Olmstead Plan as a way to measure improvements in quality of life for people with disabilities. State agencies that serve people with disabilities will use this first set of data as a baseline, or a starting place, to understand and learn about their quality of life over time. This data will help to shape the direction of the Minnesota Olmstead Plan, which works to ensure that all people with disabilities are living, learning, working, and enjoying life in the most integrated setting of their choice.  Highlights from the baseline data of the Olmstead Quality of Life Survey: 2,005 people with disabilities throughout the... Continue reading Baseline for Olmstead Quality of Life Survey Results

Parent Education Night, United For Independence

A big thanks to the 80+ families who attended our 7th Annual Parent Education Night on January 18, 2018.  It was a valuable evening of learning and partnering together.   We had over 80 parents and guardians attend learning sessions and 55 children and young adults attend daycare, social inclusion fun, or student transition activities.  This event allowed parents the opportunity to choose from a variety of sessions that were of interest to them. Eleven sessions were offered on topics which included positive behavior strategies, assistive technology, working collaboratively with your children and transition panels.  Feedback from the night was extremely positive with all sessions offered receiving a rating of 4.7 or higher on a 5 point scale. Additional feedback shared is displayed below. 99% of respondents felt that the date and time worked well for their family 93% of respondents felt this should continue to be an annual event 94% of respondents believed the sessions provided... Continue reading Parent Education Night, United For Independence