Food program serves up nutrition this summer

Good nutrition is important for learning. Our free summer food program provides nutritious meals during summer vacation. Children can play and grow throughout the summer and return to school next fall ready to learn! The summer food program provides free bag lunches to children 18 years and under. Riverview Terrace Park June 12 through August 25 (no food July 3 &4) Monday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. (first come-first serve) Free bag lunch and fun activities! Children do not need to be a resident of Riverview Terrace to receive free lunch. The Summer Food Program is a partnership between Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education, Nutrition Services, Love, Inc., and Hunger... read more

Building an even greater school district

Part of the 2015 bond referendum included funds to build a new elementary school in Carver, a pool addition at Pioneer Ridge Middle School and a multi-purpose athletic facility at Chaska Middle School East. The pool and athletic facility will serve physical education curriculum needs as well as community and district athletic teams. All three construction projects are underway this summer. If you’ve seen Carver Elementary School during the month of May, you know it’s starting to look like a school. Exterior walls are up, the gym floor has been poured and utility rough-ins are complete and framing of classrooms is underway. Construction is on track for the first day of school Sept. 5. At Pioneer Ridge Middle School, you can see a large hole in the ground for the pool. Construction is on track and if it continues without delays from weather or material shortages, the 8-lane pool will be ready in the first months of 2018. Pioneer Ridge students should be swimming there as part of their... read more

DECA team scores high in international competition

Earlier this month, 20 Chanhassen High School DECA members attended the International Career Development Conference in Anaheim, CA with over 19,000 high school students from around the globe. We are very proud of this group of students and how they represented Chanhassen High School International Competition Attendees: Brian Ash – Restaurant & Food Service Management Role Play Event Ashley Benson – Apparel & Accessories Role Play Event Carley Benson – Quick Serve Restaurant Management Role Play Event Chloe Duffing – Public Relations Project Isabelle Gallagher – Business Services Operations Research Project Emma Graves – Public Relations Project Amanda Hadden – Hospitality Team Decision Making Event Lana Hanson – Business Services Operations Research Project Matt Hove – Hospitality & Tourism Operations Research Project Ellie Loehrer – Business Services Operations Research Project Jake Maus – Hospitality... read more

District honors 2016-17 retirees

Congratulations and thank you to the following staff who retire this year from Eastern Carver County Schools: Jim Bauck – Superintendent Ann Berne-Rannow – Clover Ridge Elementary Diane Bourassa – District Administration Laura Bros – Chanhassen Elementary Cina Chapman – Pioneer Ridge Middle School Ann Curtis – Bluff Creek Elementary Lori Domholt – Victoria Elementary Helen Farrington – Chaska Elementary Mary Frank – Bluff Creek Elementary Jan Kellner – District Education Center Sue Klingenberg – Chanhassen High School Connie Liestman – Community Education Dave Lundquist – East Union Elementary Jan Lundquist – Jonathan Elementary Michelle Mauren – Holy Family Marie Moran- Chaska Elementary Ivy Paul- Pioneer Ridge Middle School Rita Redman – District Education Center Laura Scanlon – Chanhassen/Chaska High School Patricia Schlesinger – STAR Wendy Theis- East Union Elementary Janet... read more

6th Graders perform in Regional Second Year Honor Band

The Minnesota Band Director’s Association presented their Regional Second Year Honor Band at South View Middle School in Edina on Saturday, April 29.  This band represents the top band students in the South Central region of Minnesota.  Eleven 6th graders from Chaska Middle School West and Pioneer Ridge Middle School were selected and performed in this band: Joci Follmuth, flute; Hope Greer, clarinet; Abby Owusu, bass clarinet; Caleb Songer, alto saxophone; Keegan Cummings, baritone saxophone; Valerie Rakotomalala, trumpet; Natalie Roth, Trumpet; Seth Veng, Trumpet; Caleb Smith, French horn; Cameron Pauly, Tuba; and Anna Holk, percussion.... read more

Construction going strong as 2015 bond projects take shape

Carver Elementary School is under construction in April 2017.Voters approved a bond referendum in 2015 for a few projects including Carver Elementary School, a pool addition at Pioneer Ridge and a multi-purpose facility at Chaska Middle School East. Here are some updates shared with the School Board on April 24: Carver Elementary School is starting to look like a school. It is scheduled to open this fall. A video update of progress this week is courtesy of district parent Eric Kirsling. The steel shell of the building is complete along with the roof. Exterior walls, weather barrier and insulation are about 90 percent complete. Exterior brick and masonry work is underway. The gym floor was poured on Monday. Electrical and plumbing rough-ins and HVAC ducting are nearly complete on the first floor academic wing, and framing is starting. Utility rough-ins on the second floor of the academic wing continue this week. Regarding the multi-purpose facility and pool: Fences will be up around Pioneer Ridge as leveling the ground and digging the hole... read more