Dick Ungar named Chanhassen High School Principal

Dick Ungar has been named principal of Chanhassen High School. He has been serving as interim principal since December and he is the right person to continue to lead the school. Mr. Ungar builds strong relationships and his skills working with students, staff and families are well-suited for Chanhassen High School. Mr. Ungar earned the position through a competitive hiring process that included internal and external candidates. A group of parents, teachers and district administrators helped to assess and interview qualified candidates. We are confident in Dick’s ability to lead and to continue to build on the strong academics and exceptional opportunities for students that characterize high school in Eastern Carver County Schools. Mr. Ungar has been part of Eastern Carver County Schools since 1993, starting as a middle school art teacher. He earned a Master’s degree from St. Thomas and later a specialist degree in educational leadership. He has been an assistant principal and... read more

Students at Chanhassen Make A Commitment To Others and Themselves

Students at Chan News StoryStudents at Chanhassen Make A Commitment To Others and Themselves Please join or make a pledge to an event on Dec. 30 supporting St. Jude’s patients During the “20-Minute Break” period at Chanhassen High School, students usually take time to relax, eat a snack, and talk with their friends. But recently they were provided an opportunity to add a bit of happiness for a child hospitalized at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. Over 100 students at the school took the time to make a bead bracelet for a patient at St. Jude’s, as well as one for themselves as a pledge to a live a healthy lifestyle. The activity was led by three Chanhassen Students: Chloe Duffing, Melissa Parker, and Emma Graves. These seniors set up bead-bracelet supplies prior to the 20-minute break period, and invited students to join once the bell rang. Students made a bracelet to donate, wrote a note of encouragement, and then made a matching one for themselves. By wearing this matching... read more