Celebrate Chaska Elementary School!

Chaska Elementary Alumni Night Thursday, May 18 – 6-8 p.m. 1800 N. Chestnut St., Chaska Come celebrate and reminisce with past and present Chaska Elementary School students, staff members and families. Live Music from The Tuxedo Band Tour the “Little White School House” Food trucks on site Take a tour through the building and a walk down memory lane! Watch for updates at ces.district112.org.   read more

Chaska Boys’ Basketball – Section 2AAAA CHAMPIONS going to state

CHASKA BOYS’ BASKETBALL – SECTION 2AAAA CHAMPIONS GOING TO STATE!UPDATE: Chaska lost to No. 1 ranked Champlin Park, 53-50. Congratulations to the team on a great season. The Chaska Boys’ Basketball team has advanced to the Class AAAA State Tournament after defeating Eden Prairie 41-39 in the Section 2AAAA Finals! The Hawks will open Class AAAA State Tournament quarterfinals on Wednesday, March 22nd – 10am at Target Center against Champlin Park. read more

Amy LaDue named Assistant Superintendent

Amy LaDue has been named Eastern Carver County Schools’ assistant superintendent starting July 1. She fills the position currently held by Clint Christopher, who will be superintendent July 1. LaDue earned the position after a thorough interview process that began with more than 50 applicants, included multiple rounds of interviews with various stakeholders and tours of district schools. LaDue currently is Director of Teaching and Learning at Owatonna Public Schools. She has held positions as K-12 curriculum and instruction coordinator, principal of a 6th grade school and an elementary school. She was Title I coordinator and an elementary teacher with Owatonna, and also was an adjunct professor at Southwest State University. LaDue’s experience in these roles includes working closely with teachers and principals to build teaching and leadership capacities. She has spearheaded many initiatives around curriculum adoption and leadership development at Owatonna. She played a... read more

Two Chanhassen High School Music Students Chosen for MBDA 9-10 All-State Honor Band

Luke Ferderer and Clare Focht were two of 87 students selected from 223 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 James Patrick Miller. The students will rehearse with James Patrick Miller on Saturday, April 22nd at Chanhassen High School, and will then perform a concert at 2:00 PM on Sunday, April 22nd in the auditorium of Chanhassen High School. The Honor Band program is an on-going project of MBDA, a professional organization of band directors representing band programs of all grade levels from throughout the state of Minnesota. The mission of MBDA is to assist in the development of band directors and band programs in schools, colleges, and communities throughout... read more

District plans for first 6th grade bilingual class

The district’s two-way, dual-language elementary immersion school, La Academia, expands to Chaska Middle School West in the 2017-18 school year. Students who started at La Academia four years ago enter middle school this fall. These fluent Spanish speakers can take a 6th grade Communication Arts course in Spanish called Expresiones, and a U.S. History course in Spanish. Learners in these courses will continue to develop language proficiency in Spanish. Students will also be provided with opportunities to explore various cultural connections. The course content and standards in these subjects are similar to English-only middle school classes. La Academia and middle school teachers have been working together this year to prepare for the incoming group of bilingual 6th grade students. U.S. History teachers from each of the district’s middle schools have met to outline course objectives and units. Learners will focus on United States and Minnesota history from the mid-1800s to current... read more