Graduation Information for Seniors 2019

Can you believe graduation is right around the corner? Here is some information about graduation and photos.  If you have additional questions please contact Betty Johnson at or 952-556-3505. Continue reading Graduation Information for Seniors 2019

Summer Meal Program

Eastern Carver Co. Schools’ summer food service program was created to ensure that children could continue to receive nutritious meals during summer vacation, when they do not have access to school breakfast or lunch. The summer food service program is free to all children ages 1-18 and will be provided at Clover Ridge Elementary for six weeks this summer. Summer Meal Program Location: Clover Ridge Elementary (114000 Hundertmark Rd, Chaska) Dates: Monday through Thursdays, June 24 – August 1 (no food July 4) Times: Breakfast: 8:45-9:00 a.m. / Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Children, ages 1-18, eat free / adults pay $2.30 for breakfast & $4.05 for hot lunch Meals must be eaten on site at Clover Ridge Elementary. For more information, contact the Nutrition Services Dept. at... Continue reading Summer Meal Program

Free Heart Screening Clinic

Free Heart Screening Clinic – Student Capstone Project As part of her Capstone project, a Chanhassen High School senior has organized a free heart screening clinic at Chanhassen High School on Saturday, May 18, 9 am – 4 pm. It’s free, easy, painless, and takes less than one hour. Prevent sudden cardiac arrest in teens by getting your heart checked. Evaluations screen for unknown electrical abnormalities and structural defects. ANYONE ages 14-18 can... Continue reading Free Heart Screening Clinic

PRMS science teacher, Nina Kirkman, named Teacher of the Year

Nina Kirkman was named the 2019 Teacher of the Year at the District 112 Foundation Excellence in Education Awards Banquet on April 28. Kirkman is a 7th grade science teacher at Pioneer Ridge Middle School. Although she’s a science teacher, she incorporates music, poetry, and other forms of learning to help bring the subject alive for her students. Kirkman also helps build a stronger school community through implementation and facilitation of the Where Everybody Belongs (WEB) program. This middle school transition program where 8th graders serve as mentors and work with 6th graders to help them feel comfortable in their new school environment. Her colleagues have identified her as a district-wide leader, helping other teachers while keeping a “kid lens” on curriculum writing and development. Her passion for science is infectious, and her students praise her ability to connect with them both in and out of the classroom, helping them achieve more than they think is possible. Read more... Continue reading PRMS science teacher, Nina Kirkman, named Teacher of the Year

Donations welcome to district Angel Fund

E. Carver Co. Schools’ Nutrition Services department maintains an Angel Fund that is by funded by donations. The Angel Fund is used to assist families in our district that need assistance paying for meals for their children. School administrators help identify how to best allocate the funds that will make a positive difference in the lives of our students and their families. Donations come from individuals, businesses and charitable foundations. Many families donate the balance left in a student’s account when they graduate or leave the district. Every bit helps! Donations can be sent to the Nutrition Services department, Attn: Julie Eklund, 11 Peavey Rd, Chaska, MN 55318. Questions? Contact Julie Eklund in Nutrition Services at, or call... Continue reading Donations welcome to district Angel Fund

FAQ on District Growth and Funding Needs

To address continued enrollment growth, budget pressures and student academic needs, Eastern Carver County Schools has been working hard to ensure it has the spaces, funding and tools it needs to continue to provide exceptional, personalized learning to its students. This work has included a Facilities Task Force, ongoing budget analysis, School Board work sessions, input sessions and community surveys to help identify priority projects and the funding needed. This work will continue over the next several months, with a request for local funding support on the November 2019 ballot. Learn more about this work and the district’s growth and funding needs on this comprehensive website, which includes a list of Frequently Asked Questions. If you have additional questions, please send them to We are projected to grow by more than 1,400 students in five years, with nearly two-thirds of those students at the elementary level. If state funding had kept pace with... Continue reading FAQ on District Growth and Funding Needs