Apply For School Meal Benefits

Eastern Carver County Schools Parents/Guardians: We recognize that economic situations change throughout the year for families in our community. At this time of year with the new semester, we want to remind all Eastern Carver County Schools families that free and reduced price meals are available for students who qualify. Parents/guardians may apply for meal benefits at any point throughout the year, and as often as their financial situation or household size changes. This includes temporary situations like changes in seasonal work. For more information about the Application for Educational Benefits, or to access a paper or online application, please visit our Nutrition Services webpage. If you have additional questions, please contact Julie Eklund, Nutrition Services Specialist, at 952-556-6152 or... Continue reading Apply For School Meal Benefits

Middle School Transition Night – Jan. 31

Calling all 5th grade families – It’s time to start thinking about the 2019-20 school year. Mark your calendars for Middle School Transition Night, Thu., Jan. 31, at your middle school (students do not need to attend). Use our boundary finder app to determine your school. Meet our staff, hear about topics such as class options, and get answers to your questions. Chaska Middle School West: Thu., Jan. 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Pioneer Ridge Middle School: Thu., Jan. 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Chaska Middle School East: Thu., Jan. 31, 6:30-7:30... Continue reading Middle School Transition Night – Jan. 31

Ensuring our schools welcome and appreciate all

Last month, Eastern Carver County Schools was in the news based on an allegation that a school had not adequately responded to reports of racial harassment. The event that prompted the media to feature our district was a student who found a racial slur written on the shirt he kept in school for his personal wellness class. We are investigating that specific incident. The issue raised a larger question about whether our school district is doing enough to combat bigotry and, in particular, racial harassment. Parents of students of color, in particular, are asking me and other school leaders whether their children are safe in our schools. Our schools have and will continue to respond to every incident of harassment that is reported to us. We have a disciplinary process for incidents that happen in school. If something happens outside of the school day and we cannot respond with school discipline, our administrators and counselors still talk with students to educate them and to be clear... Continue reading Ensuring our schools welcome and appreciate all

Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 2

Join us for a morning of free family fun to celebrate reading and the arts! Saturday, February 2 9 am to Noon Chanhassen High School This year’s event features Susan Verde, author of several award-winning children’s books including I Am Yoga, You and Me, and The Water Princess. In addition to writing books for kids, she also teaches yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages. Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way through activities, performances, and books by local authors.  The annual event is a partnership between Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education and the Carver County Library. This is the 14th annual Hooked on Books event. Thank you to this year’s event sponsors:  Chaska Rotary, Chanhassen Rotary, Ridgeview Medical Center, Wings Financial Credit Union, Culver’s of Chaska, Qdoba, Chanhassen Villager, Chaska Herald,... Continue reading Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 2

District 112 Foundation Fall Grants Awarded

District 112 Foundation has funded eight teacher grant requests for a total of $15,000 in awarded funds.   1 & 2. Chanhassen Sensory Room (Chanhassen High School) and The Reset Room (Chaska High School) These grants support the creation of rooms where staff could encourage students to go for a quick reset when they are dealing with anxiety, high stress, or high emotions. The rooms will give students the opportunity to regain composure and assist them in self-regulating behavior in an appropriate space. ​ 3. Extending Makerspace: Circulating Makerspace Kits (Chaska Middle School East) This grant provides for expansion on the weekly offering of Makerspace sessions during WIN time. By creating mini Makerspace kits that can be checked out by staff or learners, CMSE will expand the Makerspace Learning Center program into classrooms and exponentially increase learners’ opportunities to enrich and extend their learning. 4. Next Generation of Music Education (Chaska Middle School West)... Continue reading District 112 Foundation Fall Grants Awarded