School to close 2 hours early on Friday, Jan. 17

Eastern Carver County Schools will release students 2 hours early tomorrow, Friday, January 17, because of expected heavy snowfall. Buses will transport students home two hours earlier than usual on Friday, January 17. Afternoon Club Care will be cancelled. Afternoon preschool and E.C.F.E. programs will be cancelled. Full-day preschool will close at 4:00 p.m. All district and non-district events are cancelled Friday afternoon and evening. Community Education classes will be cancelled. Updates will be posted on... Continue reading School to close 2 hours early on Friday, Jan. 17

Nominations open for 2020 Teacher of the Year Award

Students, parents, teachers, and principals are encouraged to nominate exceptional teachers within the Eastern Carver County School district for the District 112 Foundation’s 2020 Teacher of the Year. The award honors and recognizes outstanding teachers in the district who advance excellence and innovation in education. Teacher of the Year nominees must be current licensed teachers within the school district during the 2019-2020 school year. Ideal candidates for the Teacher of the Year award will have daily contact with students and will encourage them to build confidence, to learn, and to achieve. The ideal candidate will also demonstrate a thorough knowledge of their subject matter and will share it effectively with students, and will make positive contributions within the school community while actively supporting the mission and vision of Eastern Carver County Schools. Nominations are due by Feb. 26. Submit your nomination ONLINE... Continue reading Nominations open for 2020 Teacher of the Year Award

Winter storm – activity changes 11/27

Due to the approaching major winter storm, the following changes have been made to programs and activities in Eastern Carver County Schools for Wednesday, Nov. 27. All district buildings will be closed until 3:00 p.m. to allow for snow removal. District activities and practices can go on as scheduled after 3:00 p.m. Activities sponsored by outside user groups are cancelled all day. Club Care/Kidz Venture is cancelled. StormHawks Full-Day Preschool & Care is cancelled. There is no school Nov. 27-29 for the Thanksgiving holiday. No school on Monday, Dec. 2, for teacher... Continue reading Winter storm – activity changes 11/27

New grant program helps school gardens grow

Eastern Carver County Schools is excited to launch a new School Garden Grant Program.  Funds for these grants are being generously provided by a community donor.  These grants will expand school gardens in the district and enhance outdoor learning experiences for students. Seven school gardens currently serve as a source of learning for students throughout the district. Teachers from a variety of studies, including science, social studies, and math/engineering often creatively incorporate their school garden into standards-based lesson plans to learn about topics such as life-cycle, germination, the history of the land, and more. Not only do students enjoy the school gardens and have fun taking care of them, but they also walk away with a strong sense of community and environmental stewardship. This sustainable model makes for great learning opportunities. The School Garden Grant Program is open to employees of Eastern Carver County Schools to request funds to create or expand school... Continue reading New grant program helps school gardens grow

Community of Belonging event – Nov. 16

Our community is comprised of people from many different backgrounds, countries, and cultures. We all belong here. Eastern Carver County Schools families and community members are invited to understand, embrace, and learn about our neighbors at a Community of Belonging event: Community of Belonging Saturday, Nov. 16  Open House:10 am – Noon  La Academia Elementary Schools  1800 N. Chestnut St., Chaska  This is a free event sponsored by Community Education. Enjoy fun family activities and sample numerous foods from around the world. Learn more about the Community of Belonging event... Continue reading Community of Belonging event – Nov. 16

Tuesday, Nov. 5th is Election Day!

Over the last several months, Eastern Carver County School District has shared information about the needs facing district schools and the resulting referendum.  On Nov. 5th, district residents will be asked to vote on three questions:  Question 1: An operating levy increase to support student learning. Question 2: Bond funds to address growth and building maintenance needs. Question 3: Levy renewal to support school security and technology.  Without this funding, there would be negative impacts, such as continued crowding, increased class sizes, deteriorating facilities, teacher layoffs, continued cuts to academic programs and services, cuts to technology equipment and supports, and limited updates to school security systems.  Get the facts about the referendum and the funding needed to manage growing enrollment and budget gaps at www.district112.org/vote2019.  Whatever your position, the district urges you to get out on November 5th and vote. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. to... Continue reading Tuesday, Nov. 5th is Election Day!