Nate Gibbs named next principal of Chaska Middle School West

Eastern Carver County School District is excited to name Nate Gibbs as the next principal of Chaska Middle School West. Gibbs will start his role in early July, and follows Sheryl Hough who announced her retirement earlier this year. Gibbs has almost a decade of diverse experiences in education, serving most recently as Assistant Principal at Minnetonka High School. Prior to that position, he held the same role in St. Paul Public Schools’ American Indian Magnet School. During his time with St. Paul Public Schools he also served as Project Coordinator in the Office of Talent Development and Acceleration Services and as a cultural specialist and teaching assistant at Capitol Hill Magnet School, whose primary focus is gifted and talented students. He received his bachelor of arts in political science with a minor in African American Studies from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities and a master of arts in educational leadership from Minnesota State University-Mankato. Gibbs earned... Continue reading Nate Gibbs named next principal of Chaska Middle School West

CMSW Grades Now Posted on Portal

Students and families: Distance learning has been a significant undertaking for teachers, students, and families. The impact on learning is hard to measure; assigning grades has been difficult as well. Eastern Carver County Schools is committed to ensuring that students are not harmed by grading procedures during distance learning. Teachers have been asked to assign grades of A – D that best reflect their measurement of student learning during this period. Students who have not been able to show learning at a minimum level will receive an NG (or No Grade) instead of an F. These grades are now visible through Parent Portal and Student Portal on the report card. To view your grades, follow the steps at this link. Students and families have the option of accepting letter grades (A – D) that have been assigned to you, or you may change any letter grade to a P (or Pass).  The P indicates that a student has met the minimum expectations for the course. Any class receiving a P... Continue reading CMSW Grades Now Posted on Portal

Important Resources During School Closure

Meals for kids during school closure During the district’s long-term closure, Nutrition Services is providing meals for children under the age of 19 who need them. Meals for the week are distributed on Mondays and Wednesdays at Clover Ridge Elementary and Riverview Terrace. More details can be found HERE. This is a difficult time for everyone, but it’s also a time of increased economic insecurity. If there has been a change in your family’s income, there are resources available to help support you. Please visit our ECCS strong page for more information. If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact the office. Donations welcome to district’s Angel Fund A significant portion of the funding provided to support our meal program comes from private donations to the district’s Angel Fund. Donations can be made online HERE. Or they can be sent to the Nutrition Services Department, Attn: Julie Eklund, 11 Peavey Rd, Chaska, 55318. Parents who wish to donate funds that are... Continue reading Important Resources During School Closure

Community input important in Superintendent search

The School Board has contracted with superintendent search firm School Exec Connect to assist with identifying superintendent candidates. Current superintendent Clint Christopher has accepted a superintendent position in the Muscatine School District with a start date of July 1. To begin the process, School Exec Connect consultants will meet with board members, school staff, parents, students, and community members individually and in focus groups. These meetings will identify the strengths, challenges, opportunities, and goals of our district, and the qualities or skills we would like to see in a superintendent. Complete online survey by March 6 District staff, parents, and community members have the opportunity to give written feedback to the search firm through an online survey. This feedback will be helpful in developing a profile of the desired skills and characteristics of the next superintendent. You may share your confidential feedback with School Exec Connect by completing... Continue reading Community input important in Superintendent search