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Due to COVID-19 precautions, only registered participants of activities are allowed in District buildings.

Parents are not permitted to enter the facility nor stay to watch practices or activities. Exception: if the participant is 5 years old or younger, one parent may attend. Please keep siblings at home. Instructors/coaches will greet students at the entrance before class and return them to the same door when class is complete.

Anyone over the age of 5 years must wear a face covering upon entering the facility. Participants of strenuous exercise/activity may remove their face covering while participating in activity, but must have covering on in hallways and while on the sidelines/bench.

Your cooperation will help keep everyone safe and allow us to continue to offer enrichment activities and sports and we thank you in advance.

The fall 2020 line up of activities is available and registration is open!

We've been busy preparing fun and engaging course offerings. This season offers both virtual and in-person options for your convenience and personal preference.  

Please use this electronic copy to browse as we are not printing a hard copy of the catalog this fall. When you see a class that interests you, click on the course title to be directed to the registration page and additional details. 

Community Education follows the District safety and cleaning protocols. We are ready to welcome you!

We are so excited to see you. Welcome back.


As a district, the question on everyone’s mind, staff, families, and students alike, is what will school look like when we return this fall. While school districts around the state await a decision by Governor Walz - expected the week of July 27 - Eastern Carver County Schools staff have been busy working on plans for three possible learning models: in-person, distance, or a hybrid combination of the two. Learn more about these possible school scenarios at

The learning model that the district chooses to proceed with this fall will determine what Preschool, Early Childhood, and Club Care programs can be offered through Community Education. As soon as district decisions are made, we will be able to share more information. We appreciate your patience as we continue to plan for safe, enriching and engaging programs for you and your child. Please visit for updates.

Jackie Johnston
Community Education Director
Eastern Carver County Schools

Eastern Carver County Schools Robotics Team Makes it to State for the 2nd Year and advances to World Competition

February 14, 2020

Eastern Carver County Schools Robotics Team Makes it to State for the 2nd Year and advances to World Competition

St. PAUL, MN – The top 48 of 205 Minnesota High Tech Kids FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams competed on February 7-8 in the Minnesota High Tech Kids FIRST Tech Challenge Stratasys State Championship held at Washington Technology Magnet School. Nine of those teams now have the opportunity to participate in the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championship, to be held April 29-May 2, 2020 at the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan.

“Wrench Dressing”, Minnesota FTC Team #9415 represented Eastern Carver County Schools at the state tournament, and is one of the 9 Minnesota teams advancing to the World Championship.

“Wrench Dressing” is excited to represent our community at the World Championship, but FTC is about more than just success on the competition field, “What I love about this program is that it teaches us gracious professionalism not only with our own team, but other teams competing in the tournaments with us.   Gracious Professionalism is a part of everything we do with our FTC season, it encourages high-quality work but also respect & the value of others.” Said Josh Bodmer, team representative.

Team Members Include:

Joshua Bodmer – Senior, Chanhassen HS

CJ Newhouse – Senior, Chanhassen HS

Kaleb Wirtzfield – Senior, Chanhassen HS

Benjamin Chua – Senior, Chanhassen HS

Jake Norby – Senior, Chanhassen HS

Christopher Patz – Sophomore, Chanhassen HS

Delia Derner – Freshman, Chaska HS

Andrew Chua – Sophomore, Chanhassen HS

Cody Boie – Sophomore, Chanhassen HS

Tommy Good – Senior, Chanhassen HS

Additional advancing teams include:

Team 9972 Iron Gears from Maple Grove

Team 3763 Piece of Cake from Edina

Team 10273 Cat in the Hat Comes Back from Otsego

Team 12528 NextGen from Apple Valley

Team 10272 Titanium Allies from Shoreview

Team 13247 RPM Robotics from Woodbury

Team 11190 Mecha Dojo Robotics from Eden Prairie

Team 9205 Iron Maidens from Apple Valley

FIRST Tech Challenge is a widely accessible international robotics program for students’ ages 12-18 created to get young people excited about science and technology and teach them valuable career and life skills. Students develop STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.