District featured at school board assn. conference

Eastern Carver County Schools shared its journey to personalize learning for all students at the Minnesota School Boards Association’s annual Leadership Conference, Jan. 12. Nearly 2,000 school board members from across the state attend the event. The district’s featured speakers were students Henry Broback from Chaska High School, and Hiley Frye, Grace Lynch and Eli Rockhold from Chanhassen High School. They spoke about their experiences in the transition from traditional, legacy classrooms to personalized classrooms where students have more flexibility in how they learn and are encouraged to be more self-directed. Eastern Carver County Schools is a national leader in personalized learning and has hosted more than 60 tours of educators from around the nation and world. The district has made a commitment to full-scale implementation of personalized learning in all schools. Personalized learning is needed because the legacy model of education has not significantly changed... read more

Referendum & construction update

The 2015 Referendum provided $66.7 million for a number of construction and renovation projects across Eastern Carver County Schools. Thank you voters and taxpayers for providing and maintaining world-class facilities for our children and community! Construction is progressing for Carver Elementary School and classroom additions are nearing completion at Clover Ridge and Victoria elementary buildings.The Chaska Herald recently featured the progress of constructing Carver Elementary. The multi-purpose facility at Chaska Middle School East will open sometime this fall and the pool addition at Pioneer Ridge Middle School is scheduled for completion spring of 2018. To learn more, click... read more

Clint Christopher meets high expectations for leadership

A message from the School Board The School Board is pleased to announce it has selected Associate Superintendent Clint Christopher to be the next Superintendent of Eastern Carver County Schools. Mr. Christopher joined Eastern Carver County Schools in July of 2014 after a rigorous selection process.  He moved his family to our district from Moline, Illinois where he was the Associate Superintendent because of our commitment to innovation and early success with personalized learning. He began his career as an elementary school teacher and principal, and later served as the Director of Technology, moving his district in Illinois from a technology laggard to a leader in just three years. “Coming to Eastern Carver County just felt like the right fit for my family and my career,” said Christopher during his interview process. As Associate Superintendent for Eastern Carver County, Mr. Christopher supervises all building principals and the Teaching and Learning department. In this role, he... read more

Ron Meyer joins School Board

Victoria resident, Ron Meyer, began his 4-year term as School Board director at the Board’s work session Jan. 9. Meyer and his wife, Erin, have three children who attend district schools. Meyer works as the Director of Finance for Eden Prairie Schools. Board members, Jeffrey Ross and Amy Logue, who were re-elected in November, were sworn in for their second 4-year terms. read more

Extended Welcome Center hours Jan. 10 and 12

Have questions about Kindergarten options and registration? Our Welcome Center is offering extended hours this week to help you enroll your student before the January 15 deadline. Tuesday, Jan. 10 and Thursday, Jan. 12 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.   Kindergarten spots are filling up quickly, so call or come visit us at 11 Peavey Road in Chaska to complete your child’s enrollment.   What do I need in order to complete my child’s enrollment? Immunization records A copy of your child’s birth certificate Complete an Early Childhood Screening – learn more about screenings here   Ready to enroll? Register online now   Why Eastern Carver County Schools? Read more about our exceptional Kindergarten programs   What school boundary do I live in? Look up your address in our Attendance Area Finder   We look forward to welcoming your child this... read more

Interim administrators named for Chanhassen High School

We are pleased to make the following announcements regarding Chanhassen High School administration: Dick Ungar will be Chanhassen High School’s interim principal for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. This is Mr. Ungar’s 30th year as an educator, and the past 24 years have been with Eastern Carver County Schools. He has been a school administrator since 2002. Mr. Ungar helped open Chanhassen High School in 2009. Michael Bailey, Chanhassen High School social studies teacher and coach, will serve as interim assistant principal for athletics. He will receive assistance from Andy Powell, who also is a teacher and coach. Mr. Bailey will be able to rely on the knowledge of Mr. Ungar and Jon Summer, Chaska High School’s athletic director. The athletic directors of the Metro West Conference also will be able to lend advice and support to Mr. Bailey. We are confident he will succeed in this role for the remainder of the 2016-17 school year. The Chanhassen High School’s social studies... read more

Weather & emergencies: Where to get information

In the event of an emergency at a school, or in cases of weather-related changes to the school day, it’s important to know where to find accurate and up-to-date information.  Here’s how you can stay in the know about urgent situations that may affect Eastern Carver County Schools: Check our website, www.district112.org. The notice of a school closure, late start or early dismissal will appear on our home page and the home page of all schools as soon as the decision is made. Details about emergency situations are posted to the website. Enable text messaging from the district. You must configure this option in Campus Portal and we have outlined the instructions. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Not only will you get alerts, but you can catch glimpses of life inside our schools on regular school days. Automated phone calls: School closings or delays are communicated through an automatic phone calling service. Make sure you subscribe to 112Online. All parents are automatically enrolled... read more

Board names Christopher to be superintendent

Eastern Carver County School Board agreed unanimously to enter into negotiations with Clint Christopher for superintendent effective July 1, 2017. The selection of Christopher, who currently is the district’s associate superintendent, concludes a rigorous process that started with six candidates. Two finalists conducted day-long interviews on Dec. 5 and 7 that included staff, student and community meetings and nearly two hours answering School Board members’ specific questions. Josh Swanson, assistant superintendent with Eden Prairie Public Schools, was interviewed on Monday. The board concluded Christopher’s interview this evening and then discussed the merits of both candidates before making its final decision. “Mr. Christopher is an exceptional leader and the right person to continue Eastern Carver County Schools’ progress to personalize learning for each student,” said School Board Chair Lisa Anderson. “We have a track record of excellence in this district and Clint has the... read more

Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 11th

Join us for a morning of free family fun to celebrate reading and the arts! Saturday, February 11 9 am to Noon Chanhassen High School This year’s event features David LaRochelle, a former elementary school teacher and author/illustrator of numerous children’s books.  His lively presentations thoroughly engage children as he teaches them about the creative process of writing and illustrating books. A Minnesota native, LaRochelle has won several awards including the Sid Fleischman Award for Humor, Golden Kite Award for Picture Books, and he was nominated for a Minnesota Book Award. His books include: How Martha Saved her Parents from Green Beans, Moo!, Absolutely Positively Not, and It’s a Tiger.  Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way through activities, performances, and books by local authors.  The annual event is a partnership... read more

Superintendent finalists named, interviews Dec. 5 & 7

Eastern Carver County Schools Board of Education selected two finalists for superintendent after interviewing six candidates on Nov. 29 and 30. Clint Christopher, associate superintendent for Eastern Carver County Schools and Josh Swanson, assistant superintendent for Eden Prairie Public Schools, will each interview with a variety of stakeholders during the final step of the selection process. “Eastern Carver County Schools has established itself as a leader in education in Minnesota,” said School Board Chair Lisa Anderson. “Our rigorous process helps ensure the next superintendent clearly understands the high expectations of this board, our educators and our larger community.” Each finalist will conduct day-long interviews with a variety of district staff and students. Parents and community members can meet each candidate 5-6 p.m. on the day of his interview. Final interviews with the School Board are 7:30 p.m. each day in the boardroom at the District Education Center, 11 Peavey... read more