MCA Testing

MCA testing season at East begins after spring break! Your child will be participating in the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment (MCA III) in April and wrapping up the first week of May. MCA Reading will be administered to all students on Wednesday April 4th and Thursday April 5th. MCA Math will be given to all students on Monday, April 16th, Tuesday, April 17th, and Wednesday, April 18th. MCA Science Test will be administered to all 8th graders on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd.  Your child will have specific testing times and locations provided to them. The purpose of these tests is to measure student achievement in Reading, Math, and Science (8th grade only), 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... Continue reading MCA Testing

AP Scoop Assistant Principal Gilbert- PLC Sharing

Every staff member at East is a member of a professional learning community (PLC). PLC time is designed for teachers to meet on a regular basis to share expertise and work collaboratively to improve themselves and in turn improve the academic performance of our students.   This past late start day (Feb 8), Laura Tessmer (Instructional Coach) and Amy Scharenbrock (Personalized Learning Coach) facilitated an activity for all PLC groups at East to share their professional goal for the year, update their progress, and reflect on next steps for the second half of the school year. Prior to the late start morning, each PLC group used Flipgrid (tech tool) to video tape a summary of their goal along with reflections of how their learning has impacted their classroom and instruction.  On the late start morning, all of the PLC groups gathered in our Learning Center and viewed the Flipgrid videos that highlighted the work of other PLC groups.  Staff were also given the opportunity to share... Continue reading AP Scoop Assistant Principal Gilbert- PLC Sharing

Showcase of Talent Night

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.  Click here for music schedule and other information. 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.  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... Continue reading Showcase of Talent Night

High School Registration Night

Calling all 8th grade families – It’s time to get ready for the 2018-19 school year. Attend Registration Night on Feb. 8 at 6:30 p.m at Chaska High School or Chanhassen High School. Use our boundary finder app to determine your school. Receive information about registration, graduation requirements and course offerings. There will be time to ask questions, meet the staff, discover opportunities like clubs and activities, and learn about Capstone, the culmination of your student’s high school career through the application of real-world... Continue reading High School Registration Night