CHS student named to All-State Band, concert April 23

Congratulations to Chaska High School Band member Eric Wu who was selected for the 2017 Minnesota Band Directors Association 9-10 All-State Honor Band. Eric will play Percussion in this All-State Band. His band director at Chaska High School is Tim Beckler. Over 220 students from throughout the state participated in a rigorous and challenging audition process. The students participating will have the opportunity to work with some of the finest music educators in the state as their section coaches, and will be conducted by Professor James Patrick Miller. The students will rehearse with Professor Miller on Saturday, April 22 at Chanhassen High School, and will then perform a concert at 2 p.m. on Sunday April 23 in the auditorium of Chanhassen High... read more

CMSW & PRMS music students chosen for MBDA Honor Band, concert Apr. 23

Seven students from Eastern Carver County Schools middle schools have been selected for the Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA) 6-8 Grade Honor Band for the 2016-2017 school year. This is an exceptionally high number of students to be selected from two schools. The students are: Bobby Bellairs – alto saxophone Lilly Paul – baritone saxophone Sage Martin – euphonium Hannah Olson – euphonium Lauren Gizinski – flute Claire Ferderer – flute Nick Becker – percussion. They are among 86 students selected from 274 who auditioned this winter for a position in this group. The students participating will have the opportunity to work with some of the finest music educators in the state as their section coaches, and will be conducted by John Lace.  The students will rehearse with Mr. Lace on Saturday, April 22 at Chanhassen High School, and will then perform a concert at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 23 in the theatre at Chanhassen High School. The students’ band directors are Eric... read more

Big weekend for Chan speech! Come see them (including a national champ) March 2

The Chanhassen Speech Team had a wonderful weekend at the Harvard Speech Tournament. As the biggest speech tournament in the country, with over 350 schools from around the world, it is rare for a team to have more than one or two finalists, if they even earn that. However, this year, Chanhassen Speech had four entries in finals and 10 of the 12 entries made it into an elimination round. This is a testament to the hard work and determination demonstrated every day by the entire Speech Team. Octafinalists (top 60): Sam Buisman in Extemporaneous Speaking Eli Rockhold in Extemporaneous Speaking Extemporaneous Speaking is a limited-preparation event based on research and original analysis. Quarterfinalists (top 25): Kush Brahmbhatt in Informative Speaking Informative Speaking, according to the National Forensic League, follows the pattern of introduction, main points and conclusion, but Informative has a less concrete direction that each speech can follow. Typically, the third main point... read more

Middle School Musical February 24-26

Eastern Carver County Schools Middle School Theatre Presents: Legally Blonde Chanhassen High School February 24 and 25 at 7:00pm February 25 and 26 at 2:00pm FREE Click for more information read more

District to purchase land for future elementary school

Eastern Carver County Schools is looking to purchase land in Chaska that would be used for a future elementary school. About half of the six acres would be purchased now. The other three acres will be purchased from the city in the future. The land is northeast of the intersection of Highway 212 and County Road 44 in an area known as “Big Woods.” An elementary school will be needed there as the area develops. The land is being purchased through an agreement with the City of Chaska, which plans to buy more than 50 acres for a park. As the district has done with other schools, the city and district would share park facilities and parking lots. These sharing arrangements create savings for city and district taxpayers. Eastern Carver County Schools’ Board of Directors reviewed the purchase agreement at its work session Feb. 13 and will decide on approval Feb. 27. As part of the 2015 referendum, voters approved the district’s plan to purchase land now for a future... read more

Carver Elementary Construction Update

Walls are starting to go up at Carver Elementary School, with brick work continuing around the building. The large building that will become the gymnasium is clearly evident on the site. Construction crews have continued working with infrequent delays due to weather. Portions of the ground level is being enclosed and they will be heated and work can continue regardless of the weather. See the photos on our Construction Updates page linked below for more details. Construction Updates... read more