Thanking our colleagues with #ECCSGratitude

On Monday and Tuesday, Eastern Carver County Schools employees are encouraged to share expressions of gratitude for their school, their colleagues and the students and families they serve. Recounting the good things we have in life is a proven way to bolster our own happiness. And we can make someone’s day brighter by sharing our positive thoughts about them and their work. The district is running a social media campaign aimed at employees to let them know how much they are appreciated. Employees who use Twitter are encouraged to post their message/image of gratitude with the hashtag #ECCSGratitude. Communications Department staff will curate these messages to broadcast on TV monitors set up in our schools for this purpose. Employees who do not use Twitter can email their message to the Communications Department (include a photo, if you’d like) and staff will post to Twitter on your behalf. Next week, you may see TV monitors in school displaying these messages. The district will... read more

Ryder Cup is coming to Chaska

If you haven’t heard by now, the Ryder Cup is coming to Chaska! The 2016 Ryder Cup host, Hazeltine National Golf Club, is located in the heart of the school district. Tens of thousands of golf fans, media from around the world and even heads of state are expected to be in Chaska for the match and preliminary events. There will be no school the week of Sept. 26. Download the school year calendar here. The Ryder Cup is such a large event, and with 300,000 or more attendees expected in Chaska the week of Sept. 26, the district could not guarantee smooth operation of school. District officials have worked with the Chaska Police Department, which supports the district’s decision not to add buses, parent and student vehicles and other traffic to the roads this week. The PGA will use several of the district’s buildings and parking lots during the week — access to many buildings will be very limited. Facilities and parking lots the PGA plans to rent from the district... read more