CMSE students’ public policy project goes to national competition

On May 15, 24 students from Chaska Middle School East presented their public policy solutions at the state Capitol. Students and identified a community problem, conducted research and proposed a solution. This is a project-based learning program called Project Citizen, and is developed and sponsored by The Center for Civic Education. The goal is to promote competent and responsible participation in government. Students Petra Causton, Micaela Cornell, and Chelsea Lohrenz won the “Best Visual Board” award and will be sending their board to the national competition in California this summer. Their project, “Feeding Children Everyday,” will be the only project representing Minnesota at the National Conference for State Legislatures, which will take place August 6–9 in Los Angeles. Project Citizen develops 21st century skills such as collaboration, critical thinking, research and analysis. Students also learn about their government, including how to monitor... Continue reading CMSE students’ public policy project goes to national competition

Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Bus schedules for the upcoming school year will be posted online on your child’s Campus Portal account in late July. With the exception of Special Education students, no letters will be mailed to student homes. Transportation forms and important information for the next school year will be posted on the Transportation webpage. The first day of school for grades 2-12 is Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018. Kindergarten and 1st grades start on Thursday, Sept. 6,... Continue reading Bus Information on Campus Portal this summer for 2018-19 school year

Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Will students be able to use the district-issued Chromebook during the summer? Students in grades three through eleven who were issued a Chromebook this year will be allowed to take their Chromebook home for the summer. During that time they will be responsible for taking care of their district-issued device.  If a family does not want their child to have the Chromebook over the summer, the student must return the Chromebook and charger to their school’s media center before leaving for the summer. When school resumes in the fall, the same Chromebook and charger will be returned to the student during the first week of school. Consider a Protection Plan to reduce or eliminate potential fees (chargers are not covered by the protection plan) from accidental loss or damage. During the first or second week of school (each school will provide detailed directions), incoming sixth and ninth grade students will exchange their current Chromebook for a new one. Returning your Chromebook Think... Continue reading Summer 2018 Chromebook Information

Chromebook Summer Usage

Using your district-issued Chromebook during this summer Students in grades three through eleven who were issued a Chromebook this year will be allowed to take their Chromebook home for the summer. During that time they will be responsible for taking care of their district-issued device.  If a family does not want their child to have the Chromebook over the summer, the student must return the Chromebook and charger to their school’s media center before leaving for the summer. When school resumes in the fall, the same Chromebook and charger will be returned to the student during the first week of school. During the first or second week of school (each school will provide detailed directions), incoming sixth and ninth grade students will exchange their current Chromebook for a new one. For more information click... Continue reading Chromebook Summer Usage

History Day State Final Results

Lauren Oster, an 8th grader from Chaska Middle School East received 1st place at this past weekend’s State History Day competition at the University of Minnesota. Lauren has advanced onto the National level of the History Day Competition which will be held in College Park, Maryland on June 10-14, 2018. Lauren, along with all other 8th graders at CMSE and CMSW, has been working on researching and developing their History Day projects. After competing at both the local and state level, Lauren’s individual documentary was selected amongst the top 100 qualifiers from over 25,000 participants across the state. Congratulation to Lauren on all her hard work! To see other CMSE students who were recognized at the state competition, click... Continue reading History Day State Final Results