State champ & more from state speech this weekend

Thomas Price of Chanhassen High School is state champion in Humorous Interpretation after Friday’s Speech State Tournament at Apple Valley. Chanhassen’s Elijah Rockhold and Jeylin Yavas both took second place in Original Oratory and Creative Expression, respectively. Chaska and Chanhassen high schools combined sent the following 19 students to the speech state tournament this year and nine as noted made it to the elite final round: Kush Brahmbhatt, Sam Buisman, Zeke Chapin, Ava Ewald*, Max Fulkerson*, Sam Gottl*, April Grabner*, Hailey Frye, Jackson Manna, Anthony Meng, Meghan Payne, Nathan Pharis, Thomas Price*, Patrick Quinn, Elijah Rockhold*, Jack Senske*, Emma Tierney, Rachel Ward* and Jeylin Yavas*. read more

Jake Jauert Named Teacher of the Year

Jake Jauret TOYJake Jauert was named 2017 Teacher of the Year at this year’s award banquet on April 23. Jauert has taught 1st and 2nd grade at Clover Ridge Elementary since 2006. In addition to Jauert, the Teacher of the Year finalists included Eric Billups, CMSE; Laura McCaghy, CRE; Nancy Netz, CHN; and Travis Rother, CNS. Each finalist received a $500 grant for their schools. As this year’s Teacher of the Year award winner, Jauert will receive a $3000 grant from sponsors of the annual award: Community Insurance Advisors, IWCO Direct, KleinBank, Clarity Solutions Group, and the District 112 Foundation. Past Teacher of the Year award recipients include: Edie Stearns, Tim Beckler, Candice Galipo, Bob Downs, Michele Schnaare, Sara Rother, Mary Perrine, Julie Myhr, Arlene Borner, and Eric Songer.... read more

Parent Information Meetings

Carver Elementary School will be holding Parent Information Meetings on Tuesday, April 25th and Monday, May 1st from 6:30-7:30 pm at Chaska High School in the Blue Forum.  Parents are welcome to pick an evening to join Principal June Johnson and staff to learn more about the program at our new school. Click here to save the date in your calendar read more

5 district students named to All-State Speech Team

Eastern Carver County Schools saw five students named to the 66-member All-State Speech Team. This is the first year of the all-state speech team recognition, who were nominated by their coaches. All-state members must have qualified for the state tournament for two years and must have demonstrated speech skills in at least three other activities such as student council, theater, National Honor Society or athletic leadership. All-State Speech Team will be recognized at the state tournament April 21-22 at Apple Valley High School. Our district’s All-State Speech Team members are: April Grabner, Chanhassen High School Hailey Frye, Chanhassen High School Kush Brahmbhatt, Chanhassen High School Sam Buisman, Chanhassen High School Patrick Quinn, Chaska High School   read more

Dick Ungar named Chanhassen High School principal

Associate Superintendent Clint Christopher shared the following message with staff and Chanhassen families today: Dick Ungar has been named principal of Chanhassen High School. He has been serving as interim principal since December and he is the right person to continue to lead the school. Mr. Ungar builds strong relationships and his skills working with students, staff and families are well-suited for Chanhassen High School. Mr. Ungar earned the position through a competitive hiring process that included internal and external candidates. A group of parents, teachers and district administrators helped to assess and interview qualified candidates. We are confident in Dick’s ability to lead and to continue to build on the strong academics and exceptional opportunities for students that characterize high school in Eastern Carver County Schools. Mr. Ungar has been part of Eastern Carver County Schools since 1993, starting as a middle school art teacher. He earned a Master’s degree from... read more

Reception to honor retirees – May 10

Congratulations to the following staff who retire this year from Eastern Carver County Schools: Jim Bauck Ann Berne-Rannow  Diane Bourassa Laura Bros Ann Curtis Lori Domholt Helen Farrington Mary Frank Jan Kellner Sue Klingenberg Connie Liestman Dave Lundquist Jan Lundquist Michelle Mauren Marie Moran Ivy Paul Rita Redman Laura Scanlon Patricia Schlesinger Gail Simon-Kian Wendy Theis Janet Vestal Cynthia Yokiel Retirees will be honored at a FREE social reception and banquet on Wednesday, May 10, 4-5:30 pm, at Hazeltine National Golf Club. The Dinner & Program will be held immediately following the reception (5:30-7:30 pm). The cost of dinner is $28/each. Click HERE for more info. Event sponsored by Charter... read more