CMSE students’ public policy project goes to national competition

On May 15, 24 students from Chaska Middle School East presented their public policy solutions at the state Capitol. Students and identified a community problem, conducted research and proposed a solution. This is a project-based learning program called Project Citizen, and is developed and sponsored by The Center for Civic Education. The goal is to promote competent and responsible participation in government. Students Petra Causton, Micaela Cornell, and Chelsea Lohrenz won the “Best Visual Board” award and will be sending their board to the national competition in California this summer. Their project, “Feeding Children Everyday,” will be the only project representing Minnesota at the National Conference for State Legislatures, which will take place August 6–9 in Los Angeles. Project Citizen develops 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, research and analysis. Students also learn about their government, including how to monitor... Continue reading CMSE students’ public policy project goes to national competition

High School Parent Preview Night

Calling all current 8th grade parents: Join us for High School Parent Preview Night   Chaska High School Parent Preview Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. 545 Pioneer Trail, Chaska • Blue Forum OR Chanhassen High School Parent Preview Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. 2200 Lyman Boulevard, Chanhassen • Theatre Find the school boundary for your home at Private/parochial school parents are invited to a small group session that will take place before our Parent Preview Night on Nov. 10. This is a short, special meeting at 6 p.m. for parents who may be new to our schools. Any high school can give your student a diploma, but not every high school will teach your student to succeed in life after graduation. “Exceptional, personalized learning” means your student will experience courses, lessons and projects that develop 21st century skills and prepare him/her for future careers. The result is life-long learners who are ready for the road ahead. At Chaska and Chanhassen... Continue reading High School Parent Preview Night

Chromebooks distributed to 11th grade students

This fall Eastern Carver County Schools provided another 2,200 Chromebooks to 3rd, 6th, and 9th grade students. All 9th and 10th students are using Chromebooks. The district will expand Chromebook access to 11th grade students later this month, a year ahead of schedule. This is possible because a significant number of teachers who teach combined 10th- and 11th-grade classes are moving coursework online. The price of Chromebooks dropped and Eastern Carver County Schools was able to purchase additional devices while still saying within the budget outlined for the 2013 technology and security referendum. Visit to learn more about how Chromebooks are being used to personalize learning in our schools.  That site also is where parents can purchase a damage waiver plan for a district-issued... Continue reading Chromebooks distributed to 11th grade students