Jan
26
Fri
Ellis Island Experience @ Pioneer Ridge Middle School
Jan 26 @ 9:15 am – 12:00 pm

On Friday, January 26th, the halls of Pioneer Middle School will be magically transformed into the halls of Ellis Island, 1907. Our sixth grade students will make their way through a series of inspectors, interviewers, and doctors trying to gain entrance into the land of opportunity–America.

We have an opportunity and a need for volunteers to help make this event a great experience for students!  Please sign up here if you are interested in sharing the experience with the kids and assisting teachers in the process.

Feb
1
Thu
5th Grade Parent Preview Night @ Chaska Middle School East
Feb 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Feb
22
Thu
Parent Teacher Conferences – Spring @ Chaska Middle School East
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our final conference nights for the school year are
February 22nd from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and February
27th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. These conferences will
be held in an arena style format so no sign up is
necessary. Our teachers will be located in the commons
area or in the gym. Stop at our check in table for staff
placement maps and your child’s schedule and reflection
form. Students may attend with you, but it is not
required. All special education teachers will host
conferences in their classrooms.

Feb
27
Tue
Parent Teacher Conferences – Spring
Feb 27 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Our final conference nights for the school year are
February 22nd from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and February
27th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. These conferences will
be held in an arena style format so no sign up is
necessary. Our teachers will be located in the commons
area or in the gym. Stop at our check in table for staff
placement maps and your child’s schedule and reflection
form. Students may attend with you, but it is not
required. All special education teachers will host
conferences in their classrooms.

Mar
1
Thu
Rock, Run, & Roll-athon Fundraiser @ Chaska Middle School East
Mar 1 @ 1:45 pm – 3:30 pm
Mar
6
Tue
Showcase of Talent @ Chaska Middle School East
Mar 6 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Hello CMSE Families!

The annual Showcase of Talent Night is just around the corner.  Please join us on Tuesday, March 6th from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. to see artwork displays throughout the building, and hear musical performances from band, orchestra, and choir.  There will be food available to purchase in the commons.

Also on this night, families have the opportunity to test drive brand new Ford vehicles for our Drive 4UR School fundraiser.  It takes about 10 minutes and for each test drive, Ford donates $20 to our school.

We need your help to make the night a success!  If you are interested in volunteering, click on the link to sign up.  Below is a schedule of concert times.  Please make a note on the registration if you need to leave a bit early or arrive a bit late.  Thank you for your support of our talented kids at CMSE!

TIME    LOCATION Ensembles
5:30 Commons 8th Grade Choir
5:30 Gym 7th Grade Band
5:30 LC 7-8 Orchestra
6:00 Gym 7-8 Jazz Band
6:10 Commons 7th Grade Treble Choir
6:10 LC 6th Grade Orchestra
6:45 Gym 6th Grade Band
6:45 Commons 7-8 Mixed Choir
7:30 Gym 8th Grade Band
7:30 Commons 6th Grade Choir
Apr
4
Wed
MCA Testing – Reading @ Chaska Middle School East
Apr 4 – Apr 5 all-day

Your child will be participating in the Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) in the
month of April.  MCA Reading will be given
on April 4th & 5th.  

Your child will have specific testing
times and locations provided to them.
The purpose of these tests is to measure student
achievement in Reading and Math, and
determine how well our curriculum and instruction is
aligned to state standards. This assessment is a
requirement of the Minnesota Department of
Education and given annually in grades 3-8.
Please make every effort to have your child in
school and on time during these testing
days. Students not in school during these times will
need to make up the test at a later date. A
good night’s sleep and adequate breakfast is highly
encouraged during these days. Encourage
your child to do their very best throughout the
assessments.
Reminders will be sent out closer to the testing
dates. Please contact us if you have any
questions or concerns regarding this assessment.

Apr
16
Mon
MCA Testing – Math @ Chaska Middle School East
Apr 16 – Apr 18 all-day

Your child will be participating in the Minnesota
Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) in the
month of April.  MCA Math will be given
on April 16th, 17th, & 18th. 

Your child will have specific testing
times and locations provided to them.
The purpose of these tests is to measure student
achievement in Reading and Math, and
determine how well our curriculum and instruction is
aligned to state standards. This assessment is a
requirement of the Minnesota Department of
Education and given annually in grades 3-8.
Please make every effort to have your child in
school and on time during these testing
days. Students not in school during these times will
need to make up the test at a later date. A
good night’s sleep and adequate breakfast is highly
encouraged during these days. Encourage
your child to do their very best throughout the
assessments.
Reminders will be sent out closer to the testing
dates. Please contact us if you have any
questions or concerns regarding this assessment.

May
21
Mon
Orchestra Concert @ Chanhassen High School
May 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for the Orchestra concert at Chanhassen High School at 7:00 p.m.

May
22
Tue
East Band & Choir Concert @ Chaska Middle School West
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Come join us for the East band & choir concert at Chaska Middle School West gym at 5:30 p.m.