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

Chanhassen High School Student Recipient of Minnesota Administrators for Special Education Scholarship

Audrey Eidem, graduating from Chanhassen High School this week, is the recipient of the MASE $1000 scholarship presented by the Minnesota Administrators for Special Education and ECCS Specialized Education Services. Laura Pingry-Kile, Director of Specialized Services, served as MASE President this year and received the scholarship funding in honor of her work for the organization this year. She decided to award the scholarship to a graduating senior, interested in majoring in Special Education. Audrey has been working as a student aide to help support students in the DISCOVER program at Chanhassen High School and is recognized by students and staff for her kindness, patience and interest in working with the students. As part of her scholarship application, Audrey wrote, “I hope that as a special education teacher I can help children learn and become independent as they grow up. It is so important that we teach children not only to read and write, but also to make their own choices... Continue reading Chanhassen High School Student Recipient of Minnesota Administrators for Special Education Scholarship

La Academia Student Chosen as Winner for Minnesota in Doodle for Google Competition

A talented student in our district could soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 State and Territory winners in its 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “When I grow up, I hope…”. Liam Pautz, a 2nd grader from La Academia, is one of the 53 State and Territory Winners with his doodle, “My Imagination”. Liam’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. Students at La Academia helped Liam celebrate during a surprise assembly. To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the USA can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 State and Territory Winners. Voting will be open from June 3rd-June 7th on this site: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html , and the public vote will determine the Five National Finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five... Continue reading La Academia Student Chosen as Winner for Minnesota in Doodle for Google Competition

E. Carver Co. Schools Responds to Petition

Eastern Carver County Schools is committed to being a school district where every student feels safe, welcome, and valued, and has access to the tools and resources they need to be successful in the classroom and beyond. Our work to develop and support equity, inclusion, and diversity in every building in our district is foundational to that success. This is the right work to be doing, and we will continue to invest in making our district stronger for the benefit of all of our students. With regard to the parent petition circulating: Measurable Accountability to Concerns Equity updates are now a recurring item on the board agenda and a chance to track and report out progress as well as be held accountable in a public setting for that work. Information provided in those updates, as well as additional information about the work being done around equity and inclusion, is housed on the district’s equity webpage. As work with the Vision and Framework proceeds, associated action plans,... Continue reading E. Carver Co. Schools Responds to Petition

2019 Teacher of the Year Finalists Named by District 112 Foundation

The 2019 Teacher of the Year will be named at an awards banquet, Sunday, April 28, 4 p.m., at Oak Ridge Conference Center. The District 112 Foundation has announced five finalists for Eastern Carver County Schools’ 2019 Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to: Bill Gilness – Chaska Middle School West Nina Kirkman – Pioneer Ridge Middle School Mary Mobeck – Carver Elementary School Virginia Jackson – Chanhassen Elementary Justin Newman – Chaska Middle School East CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE BANQUET TICKETS Past Teacher of the Year award recipients include:  Anna Edlund (’18), Jake Jauert (’17), Edie Stearns (’16), Tim Beckler (’15), Candice Galipo (’14), Bob Downs (’13), Michele Schnaare (’12), Sara Rother (’11), Mary Perrine (’10), Julie Myhr (’09), Arlene Borner (’08), and Eric Songer (’07). The Teacher of the Year will receive a $3,000 grant for use in their schools and finalists will receive a $500 grant through Teacher of the Year sponsors The Chaska... Continue reading 2019 Teacher of the Year Finalists Named by District 112 Foundation

Board Chair Klein Opening Statement – March 18 Board Meeting

First of all, the board realizes we have several individuals who want to speak during open forum tonight. Our process for open forum does not allow for board comments or reaction to any points made by speakers. This time is designated exclusively for public comments. The board’s job during open forum is to listen. If helpful, we plan to follow up with speakers to answer questions or clarify facts in the days after tonight’s open forum. The Board has heard the voices raised at recent meetings through other channels. While the district was already engaged in a process to address diversity, equity and inclusion, it has become clear that more needs to be done. Fundamentally, the Board understands the importance of our schools embracing and welcoming students and families regardless of race, religion, gender or culture. We are all Eastern Carver County Schools and it is critical that every student feels included, respected and cared for. The board sees this work as critically important... Continue reading Board Chair Klein Opening Statement – March 18 Board Meeting