District sponsored events & activities cancelled Sat., April 14

All district-sponsored activities and Community Education programs scheduled for Saturday, April 14 are cancelled due to winter weather conditions. This includes the Section 2AA Speech Tournament and ACT testing, both of which were to be held at Chaska High School. Alternate plans for those events will be communicated to high school families once they are arranged. Saturday activities run by non-district groups in school buildings will be held unless the sponsors of those activities decide otherwise. Visit www.district112.org for updates. read more

2 Hour Late Start – 3/6

Due to poor travel conditions, Eastern Carver County Schools will begin two hours late Tuesday, March 6 . All schools will start two hours later than usual. Morning Club Care is cancelled. Full-day preschool will open two hours late at 8:30 am. Morning half-day preschool and morning E C F E sessions are cancelled. Staff should report as per your contractual guidelines.  Thank you. Updates will be posted to www.district112.org. read more

Summer Care Registration begins Feb. 20

Beginning at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, February 20, enrollment for summer care programs will open online. There are three programs to choose from. Summer Edventures (ages 3-5 years entering kindergarten) Summer Club Care (entering grades 1-5) Summer PULSE (entering grades 5-8) Programs offer age-appropriate summer opportunities for academic enrichment, social skills development, and active play. See the website for specifics or view the information flyer here. read more

Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 24

Join us for a morning of free family fun to celebrate reading and the arts! Saturday, February 24 9 am to Noon Chanhassen High School This year’s event features Douglas Wood, author-illustrator and accomplished musician and composer. Wood has written more than 30 books with over 2.5 million in print. Old Turtle is a famed international classic, and his What Grown-Ups Can’t Do books are kid favorites and New York Time bestsellers. Douglas Wood signs and performs on guitar, banjo, and mandolin, often appearing with his Wild Spirit Band. Today, he visits schools across the country, inspiring them to create and share their own stories. 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 between Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education... read more

National Community Education Day –Nov. 9

Governor Dayton has declared Thursday, November 9, 2017 as National Community Education Day. This day recognizes the coordination and cooperation of communities and school districts to provide programs and services to residents.  Thank you to all of the community residents, school staff, local business and all partners who help us bring Community Education programs and services to you. Happy National Community Education... read more

Just added! Parent/Child Painting Class

The creative folks from Block. Paper. Scissors. Crafts will be here to lead parent/child pairs in creating painted signs. Join us for a fun evening of creativity as a parent/child pair, each making their own sign. All supplies are included in this step-by-step class. You’ll choose how to stain and paint your art to make it truly unique. Register soon! Class fee is per couple. Children must be in kindergarten or above. Monday, October 23  6:30-8:00 PM $52 per pair   Family Learning Center Enroll online or call... read more

Introducing StormHawks Preschool

Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education Preschool is now “StormHawks Preschool.” Welcome future Chaska Hawks and Chanhassen Storm. We are excited to join you on your journey of exceptional, personalized learning. StormHawks Preschool information can be found here. read more

Free cultural relevance presentation–Oct. 19

Cultural Relevance October 2016Join us on Wednesday, October 19 for a free presentation on how to meet the learning needs of immigrant populations. Why is Minnesota a unique place for education? Together, we will examine the booming immigrant populations that bring so much richness to our state. In this interactive presentation, attendees will consider the unique learning needs of our varied immigrant populations and how schools can respond in ways that foster positive cultural identity. Presented by Dr. Michelle Benegas Assistant Professor, Second Language Teaching and Learning Michelle Benegas is an assistant professor of Second Language Teaching and Learning in Hamline’s School of Education. Also an alum, Benegas earned her ESL teaching license and MA.Ed. at Hamline in 2003. Her teaching career began in secondary ESL at LEAP High School in Saint Paul where she taught newcomers to the United States. In addition to her work in teacher education, Benegas has taught ESL and Spanish at the secondary, adult... read more

Grant award leads to healthy community connections

auburnIt is harvest time at Auburn Manor! Thanks to a “Neighborhood Health Connection” grant from Allina Health, the kinship project was started. Partnering with SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 and Master Gardeners through the University of Minnesota Extension, Community Education place garden beds at Auburn Manor. Senior residents were able to plant, tend to, and harvest gardens this summer. Another community benefiting from the kinship program is the Riverview Terrace neighborhood. Residents in this neighborhood were able to attend trips to the Como Park Zoo and the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. More about the kinship program and the community connections can be read in the Chaska Herald here. read more