Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 1

Join us for a morning of free family fun to celebrate reading and the arts! Saturday, February 1 9 am to Noon Chanhassen High School This year’s event features author and Minnesota-native, Kristin Tripathy. During her teaching career, Kristin developed a love for children’s books and realized the value and role that they can play while teaching the craft of writing. By studying children’s authors, she was able to identify beneficial ways to teach basic tenets of good writing and at the same time foster a love of reading and storytelling in children. Kristin realizes the importance for children to be able to recognize themselves in the books that are read. Children need to identify with the characters and also see representative characters in the literature. Therefore, My Friend, Mi Amigo (English/Spanish) was written and published along with My Friend, Mera Dost (English/Hindi.) These books offer opportunities that embrace diversity in a fun, playful and meaningful manner and... Continue reading Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 1

District Response to Litigation

A lawsuit was recently filed by some past and present students of Eastern Carver County Schools who believe the challenges they experienced within our schools are the result of systemic race discrimination.  The District takes these concerns seriously. While Eastern Carver County School District denies the allegations of wrongdoing and will defend itself accordingly in federal court, it plans to also continue its strident efforts to address diversity, inclusion and equity issues. Eastern Carver County Schools is committed to providing a school environment where every student feels safe, welcome, and included, and has the tools and resources to succeed. That work is ongoing, and to ensure it continues with as little disruption as possible, the district will not be discussing the litigation and the claims of the families outside the federal... Continue reading District Response to Litigation

Back-to-School Reminders & What’s New This Year

Here are a few reminders as you prepare for the 2019-20 school year: 1. Get your school supplies! Click on your school for a school supply list: Bluff Creek Elementary Chanhassen Elementary Carver Elementary Clover Ridge Elementary East Union Elementary Jonathan Elementary La Academia/Kinder Academy Victoria Elementary Chaska Middle School East Chaska Middle School West Pioneer Ridge Middle School 2. Check portal for your bus information. Final bus schedules were  posted on August 26 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. NOTICE: All MyStop activation codes were recently updated for the 2019-20 school year. Please check Campus Portal for your family’s new username and password which can be found at the bottom of the “Bus Information” tab. 3. Sync your school’s calendar with your personal calendar. Watch this... Continue reading Back-to-School Reminders & What’s New This Year

Community Conversation Submitted Questions

On July 22nd, members of the Eastern Carver County School District community gathered for a community conversation on the district’s work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  As part of that evening, the superintendent’s cabinet answered questions from those in attendance. Time constraints prevented answering all the questions in real-time; linked here are answers to all submitted questions from the... Continue reading Community Conversation Submitted Questions

July 22: A Community Conversation on Equity and Eastern Carver County Schools

Join Superintendent Clint Christopher and other district leadership at Carver Elementary School for continued conversation about the work being done within Eastern Carver County Schools to create school environments where every child feels welcome, safe, and included. District updates on equity, diversity, and inclusion work will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Keith Brooks, our new Director of Equity and Inclusion. Join us to learn about the work, ask questions, and talk about what this means for our community. Parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend. Monday, July 22nd 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Carver Elementary School, 1717 Ironwood Drive,... Continue reading July 22: A Community Conversation on Equity and Eastern Carver County Schools