Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Bus schedules for the upcoming school year will be posted online on your child’s Campus Portal account in late July. With the exception of Special Education students, no letters will be mailed to student homes. Transportation forms and important information for the next school year will be posted on the Transportation webpage. The first day of school for grades 2-12 is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Kindergarten and 1st grades start on Thursday, Sept. 6,... Continue reading Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

K-1 assessment days Sept. 4 & 5 – their first day is Sept. 6 Beginning fall of 2018, families of K-1 students will schedule a 30- to 40-minute assessment conference on Sept. 4 or 5. The first day of school for kindergarten and grade 1 will be Sept. 6. Eastern Carver County Schools elementary schools are building off of a current practice where kindergarten students have an assessment time with the teacher before the start of the school year. Parents/guardians should plan for an hour in order to prepare information or complete forms prior to the conference. A large portion of time will be devoted to the student to complete assessments with the teacher or a paraprofessional. This conference has three goals: Students will be on track with their learning earlier in the year. Teachers get to know their students individually right from the start and can plan more personalized instruction earlier in the school year. Parents/guardians can have one-to-one time with the teacher before... Continue reading 2018-19 School Year Calendar change for K-1st grade

Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

Join us in a neighborhood near you this summer for free fun and learning! All children and families are welcome to join Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education staff as we play games, enjoy a healthy snacks, complete an art project and many other educational activities.  The weekly events are free and offered one afternoon each week in the following neighborhoods: June 18 – August 2 (no program during the week of July 4) Mondays – 2:45 – 4:15 pm Brandondale / Heritage Park Tuesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Carver Crossings / 1593 Hartwell Dr, Carver Wednesdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Riverview Terrace / main park area Thursdays – 2:45-4:15 pm Chaska Community Park / east of Clover Ridge Elementary Need more information? Talk with an Intercultural Specialist or call Community Education at... Continue reading Celebrate Summer! with free family fun and learning!

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

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

#Stigma180 – reverse the stigma on mental health issues

#Stigma180 is the name of an anti-stigma campaign that runs January through April 2017.  The campaign is aimed at reversing — “doing a 180” — about the stigma surrounding mental health.  You’ll see the hashtag #Stigma180 used to tie different elements of the campaign together across social media, buildings, and school and community events. The campaign was created by specialized services staff with  the following goals in mind: to provide accurate information and resources about mental health to increase awareness, understanding, sensitivity, and responsiveness to mental health in our schools and community to engage members of the district and community in a dialogue and conversation about mental well- being and overall health. Questions? Contact ECCS Family School Coordinators: Samantha Lundgren (lundgrens@district112.org) or Eric Dean (DeanE@district112.org).  Follow @Stigma180 on Twitter for updates. Join us for one of the 10 presentations in the... Continue reading #Stigma180 – reverse the stigma on mental health issues

Edie Stearns named district Teacher of the Year

Edie Stearns wanted to be a teacher since she was a young girl.  Twenty-five years ago her dream became reality when she started as an intern at Chanhassen Elementary School in a 1st grade classroom with teachers Carol Berg and Peggy Kaufhold. She has also spent time teaching elementary students at Bluff Creek and, for the past six years, at Chaska Elementary teaching multi-age (4th/5th) language arts, math and science. “Edie is a gift to everyone she encounters!” says Chaska Elementary Principal June Johnson.  “Her intuitive sense of what students need and her passion to help them succeed is evident in all she does. Whether you’re a current or past student, family member or teammate, you’ll feel the deep caring and compassion Edie brings to education each and every day.” As a leader among her peers, Stearns has been very involved in writing elementary language arts curriculum for the district and piloting innovative teaching tools like Chromebooks and Empower. The2016-17 school year... Continue reading Edie Stearns named district Teacher of the Year