Middle School Parent Preview Night

Parents/Guardians, Save the date for Parent Preview Night at your middle school! Watch for an invitation coming soon in your mailbox. Tour the school, meet our wonderful staff, and get answers to your questions. Chaska Middle School West: Thurs., Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m. cmw.district112.org       952-556-7400 Pioneer Ridge Middle School: Thurs., Feb. 9, 6-8 p.m. prm.district112.org       952-556-7800 Chaska Middle School East: Thurs., Feb. 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m. cme.district112.org       952-556-7600 We look forward to welcoming your student this... Continue reading Middle School Parent Preview Night

U of MN visits La Academia

On Oct. 20, more than a dozen educators from Canada, Scotland, Brazil, Finland, Idaho and Florida visited La Academia, the district’s two-way, dual language immersion school. The visit to La Academia was coordinated by the University of Minnesota’s Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA). The international group of educators who toured La Academia left with many ideas they saw first-hand from teachers and classrooms. Teachers and staff develop lessons so that newly acquired vocabulary and language can be applied during lessons on math, social studies, and other subjects. Teacher use specific techniques to bridge language and content. One visitor commented that La Academia was more impressive than an elite magnet school she saw in another part of the country. Staff at La Academia receive training through CARLA in order to teach in the two-way, dual-language model, which is different from traditional language immersion. La Academia combines native Spanish and... Continue reading U of MN visits La Academia