Kids Heart Challenge has Officially Kicked Off!

Hello! We have officially kicked off our Kids Heart Challenge event. Kids Heart Challenge focuses on HEART-HEALTHY HABITS while giving students the opportunity to help others in our community by participating in our service learning project. Your student should have an envelope and augmented reality sticker to show you. PARTICIPATION IS SIMPLE! All you need to do is help your student REGISTER ONLINE and take the HEART CHALLENGE by choosing 1 of 3 things: Drink Water over sugary beverages; Exercise for 60 minutes a day; OR Do one Act of Kindness a day. Register Here READ MORE... Continue reading Kids Heart Challenge has Officially Kicked Off!

JES PTO Movie Night!

It’s movie time! JES PTO will be showing Despicable Me on Friday, January 18th. Doors open at 6:00 pm.. and movie starts at 6:30 p.m. Concessions will be available for purchase. We will also have our new spirit wear on sale that night from 6:00-6:30 p.m. Cash or credit card will be accepted. Hope you can make it! MOVIE NIGHT... Continue reading JES PTO Movie Night!

Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 2

Join us for a morning of free family fun to celebrate reading and the arts! Saturday, February 2 9 am to Noon Chanhassen High School This year’s event features Susan Verde, author of several award-winning children’s books including I Am Yoga, You and Me, and The Water Princess. In addition to writing books for kids, she also teaches yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages. Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! is a community-wide celebration in support of literacy and the arts. The event integrates literacy and the arts in an imaginative and innovative way through activities, performances, and books by local authors.  The annual event is a partnership between Eastern Carver County Schools Community Education and the Carver County Library. This is the 14th annual Hooked on Books event. Thank you to this year’s event sponsors:  Chaska Rotary, Chanhassen Rotary, Ridgeview Medical Center, Wings Financial Credit Union, Culver’s of Chaska, Qdoba, Chanhassen Villager, Chaska Herald,... Continue reading Hooked on Books…and the Arts, too! – Feb. 2

Board approves school calendars for next two years

At its regular meeting on Dec. 10, the School Board approved the school calendars for the next two years. All students, Kindergarten through 12th grade, will start school the day after Labor Day. New next year: the district has added two assessment days for grades K-5 during the week before Labor Day. Completing these “Assess & Connect” sessions for students in kindergarten through grade 5 will allow teachers to plan and deliver personalized instruction sooner. Targeted reading instruction and interventions can also begin earlier in the year. Students in grades K-5 will be released two days earlier than middle and high school students in the spring of 2020 and 2021. 2019-2020 calendar highlights include: Aug. 27-28 — Assess & Connect grades K-5 Sept.2 — Labor Day Sept. 3 — 1st day of school grades K-12 Oct. 17-18 — No School/Education MN Nov. 1 — No School/Conference-Workshop Nov. 27-29 — Thanksgiving Break Dec. 2  — No... Continue reading Board approves school calendars for next two years