Twenty thousand meals were prepared and distributed to District 112 families the first week of distance learning on Nov. 19. Around 2,500 students, roughly 25% of the Eastern Carver County Schools student body, are receiving five-day meal kits.
The Shakopee School Board unanimously accepted a clean 2019-2020 audit report at its Nov. 23 business meeting. Its fund balance grew by $3.1 million, which was $1.7 million more than expected, but most of those gains are restricted funds that can only be spent on specific expenses such as fa…
On Nov. 23, the Jordan School Board approved a donation of $57,100 from the Jordan Booster Club at its regular meeting.
It was 8:40 on a drizzly Tuesday morning and Amy Rutter’s Jackson Elementary School kindergarten students were already dancing in their living rooms as part of a necessary “brain break.”
The federal program that allows Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191 to provide free meals to all children ages 1-18 has been extended through June 30, 2021, or until funding runs out, the district announced.
Secondary students within the Prior Lake-Savage Area School District have the next few days of school off as the district transitions grades 6-12 from a hybrid learning model to distance learning and soon K-5 students will join them.
Shakopee Public Schools moved up its transition from hybrid to distance learning due to the “worsening of the number of COVID-19 cases in our area and their varied impacts on our ability to provide educational services to our students,” according to a recent announcement from the district.
At a Nov. 12 school board meeting, Jordan Public Schools administrators announced that due to a spike in countywide and citywide COVID-19 case numbers, all grades will be transitioned to distance learning by Nov. 23.
Most school districts in Scott County will halt in-person learning for some students this month in response to rapidly increasing community spread of COVID-19.
Minnetonka Schools will celebrate its 11th annual Celebration of Service event on Tuesday, Nov. 10. The Celebration of Service recognizes students, families and community members who have served the greater good in significant ways in the past year.
Shakopee Public Schools Superintendent Mike Redmond announced Monday night that elementary schools will transition to full-time distance learning Monday, Nov. 30.
Though homecoming looked different this year than in years past, Jordan students and staff still found a few ways to come together in the name of school spirit.
The scene is Dartmoor in Devon, a county in England's West Country. It is the early 1900s and Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead in an alley behind his manor.
Though 2020 Homecoming festivities in Jordan Public Schools (JPS) won't be the same as past years, one tradition that remains is the crowning of the Homecoming Court.
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District is looking for someone to temporarily serve on the district’s school board following the resignation of an elected member earlier this month.
More than 1,400 Eastern Carver County Schools students are enrolled in the Online Learning Academy this fall, representing 15 percent of the school population, district officials shared Oct. 12.
Eastern Carver County Schools applied and received approval from the Minnesota Department of Education for projects and expenses funded by the federal CARES Act to the tune of more than three million dollars.
Daisy Lang and Nick Becker were named Chanhassen High School Homecoming Queen and King earlier this month.Both of the students are involved in choir. Lang is also involved in swimming and softball.The school celebrated its homecoming week, Oct. 5-9, with various theme days, such as “Jersey D…
Chaska High School recently chose its Homecoming royalty — King Spencer Goetz and Queen Kayla Hendrickson — pictured social distancing at six feet. Freshmen Homecoming representatives were Halle Browning and Aidan Fontaine; sophomore representatives, Sienna White and Max Bryan; and junior re…
Jen Holweger, a member of the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District's Board of Education, resigned from her elected position Thursday.
The Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District is one of six districts to receive a computer science grant from the Minnesota Department of Education, the district announced this week.
Along with Prior Lake-Savage, Belle Plaine, Shakopee, and other districts across the Southwest metro, Jordan Public Schools (JPS) is a founding member of the Southwest Metro Intermediate School District (SWMetro).
School has been in session in Jordan Public Schools (JPS) for a little over a month, and though no one could have predicted the changes from last September, teachers like Lindsay Johnson say they’re just happy to be back in the classroom.
As the deadline for using up CARES funding approaches, school districts across the state must weigh their options on how to best allocate those funds.
At a Sept. 14 meeting, members of the Jordan School Board voted unanimously to remove “interim” from then-interim Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson’s contract and begin negotiating a two-year extension.
Shakopee High School Seniors Ian Smith, Tharun Inturi and Simran Rana have been designated as 2021 National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and were recognized at the Sept. 28 Shakopee School Board meeting.
Shakopee Public Schools will hold a levy information session for the public at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6 on the Thrust Stage at Shakopee High School, 100 17th Ave., for those interested in learning more about the referendum, according to the district.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board unanimously approved a 2020-2021 preliminary levy maximum of 3.86% Monday night. The final levy will be approved by the board in December.
Needlepoint Bi-polarization Ionization equipment is coming to all 15 Eastern Carver County Schools buildings and dome.
Shakopee residents submitted questions to Superintendent Mike Redmond ahead of the Sept. 22 State of the District address. Redmond said many of the questions fell into the categories addressed below, and the rest of the questions have been addressed through individual communication.
The beginning of the school year in the Burnsville-Eagan-Savage District brought another anticipated drop in student enrollment.
The Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board approved various requests for additional staffing for the 2020-2021 school year at its Sept. 14 meeting.
All five candidates for the District 112 School Board will participate in a virtual live candidate forum and answer questions from the public on Thursday, Oct. 8.
The communications protocols and board operating norms for the Prior Lake-Savage Area School Board, which asks for the board chair and superintendent to be copied on email responses from members, was discussed during the Sept. 14 meeting of the board.
Shakopee Public Schools will hold a State of the District presentation Sept. 22 from 6 to 7 p.m. on the Thrust Stage at Shakopee High School.
The Shakopee School Board discussed a $33.2 million preliminary property tax levy for taxes payable in 2021 at its Sept. 14 school board meeting.
District 112, in its transition to in-house transportation operations, is working with SBC Public Finance to purchase 15 buses. The lease agreement will be for a term of eight years at 1.4% interest rate. The district will access its operating capital to make the annual lease payments.
Changes in federal funding now allow Eastern Carver County Schools to offer breakfast and lunch to all students at no cost.
At a Sept. 14 meeting, school board members for Jordan Public Schools unanimously approved a motion to hire Interim Superintendent Ranae Case Evenson as the new superintendent for the district.
Danielle Raabe was planning on a future in sports medicine when she attended Black Hill State University to play basketball.
First day of school is nothing new to Carver Elementary Principal June Johnson. Sept. 8 marked year No. 29 in District 112, the last 23 years as a building leader.
- Apartments proposed for vacant corner off Highway 5 in Burnsville
- Tyler Stewart of Victoria is world champion of wake surfing
- New doggy day care and boarding facility 'The Furington opens in Jordan
- Savage American Legion under 'serious pressure', furloughs staff
- Jordan Fasching is the best of the best in Minnesota
- PLSAS nutrition staff shift to all curbside meals
- Burnsville's former Pier 1 store becomes free COVID-19 test site
- Obituary for Bernice A. Hafermann
- Milestone met for Blaze senior on court
- Commentary: Let’s get through the challenging times ahead together