Reminders – get your school supplies, sync calendar, and more

The four communities of our school district continue to grow. More than 9,600 students will soon fill the halls of Eastern Carver County Schools. A few reminders as you prepare for school: 1. Get your school supplies! Click on your school for a school supply list: Bluff Creek Elementary Chanhassen Elementary Carver Elementary East Union Elementary Jonathan Elementary La Academia/Kinder Academy Victoria Elementary 2. Mark your calendar with your school’s open house Click here for a list of each school’s back-to-school events. Your school will be in touch with further information. 3. Check portal for your bus information. Final bus schedules are posted on Campus Portal under the reports tab. Click here for information about our transportation department. Also, download MyStop, an app with your bus’s GPS location and ETA, updated every 1-2 minutes. 4. Sync your school’s calendar with your personal calendar. Watch this how-to to subscribe to our calendars or print the 2018-19 school... Continue reading Reminders – get your school supplies, sync calendar, and more

Installation of solar panels & energy education at Clover Ridge Elementary

Clover Ridge Elementary was recently granted the gift of solar panels by Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (MMPA) through a program that aims to educate students first-hand about energy production and how sunlight is converted into electricity. The power generated will benefit the building by helping run lights and other electrical elements. Fourth- and fifth-grade students will experience the greatest benefit through curriculum and lesson plans, provided by MMPA, surrounding power generation, renewable energy and energy conservation. Project costs associated with the design, procurement, construction and commissioning of the solar installation are covered by the grant. Construction will be complete in time for the start of the 2018-19 school year. How will the solar panels generate electricity at Clover Ridge... Continue reading Installation of solar panels & energy education at Clover Ridge Elementary

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