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

IAA Apparel

If you want to order IAA apparel, here is the link! IAA Apparel for purchase  All items will have the IAA logo on it.  Order by November 12th to get by winter... Continue reading IAA Apparel

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!

Community Conversation Submitted Questions

On July 22nd, members of the Eastern Carver County School District community gathered for a community conversation on the district’s work on diversity, equity, and inclusion.  As part of that evening, the superintendent’s cabinet answered questions from those in attendance. Time constraints prevented answering all the questions in real-time; linked here are answers to all submitted questions from the... Continue reading Community Conversation Submitted Questions

July 22: A Community Conversation on Equity and Eastern Carver County Schools

Join Superintendent Clint Christopher and other district leadership at Carver Elementary School for continued conversation about the work being done within Eastern Carver County Schools to create school environments where every child feels welcome, safe, and included. District updates on equity, diversity, and inclusion work will be provided, and attendees will have the opportunity to hear from Dr. Keith Brooks, our new Director of Equity and Inclusion. Join us to learn about the work, ask questions, and talk about what this means for our community. Parents, students, and community members are welcome to attend. Monday, July 22nd 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Carver Elementary School, 1717 Ironwood Drive,... Continue reading July 22: A Community Conversation on Equity and Eastern Carver County Schools