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  1. Photo with student in blackface delays Chaska High School yearbook distribution  SW News Media
  2. Chaska High School yearbook delayed to remove blackface photo  Star Tribune
  3. Blackface Photo In Chaska HS Yearbook Adds To Racial Tension In School District  WCCO | CBS Minnesota
  4. Photo of student in blackface found in Chaska High School yearbook  Bring Me The News
  5. Chaska High School postpones yearbook distribution due to blackface photo  KMSP-TV
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Chaska High school students create racist Google Map

CHASKA, Minn. — Chaska, it happened again. Another racially charged incident in Eastern Carver County Public Schools. This time, an image of a Google map, ...

Packed board meeting over racist incidents at Chaska High School

Students, parents and community members took their concerns about racism to the Eastern Carver County school board Monday night. In a room packed ...

'It's unacceptable': Racist image circulated through Chaska High School  KMSP-TV

An image circulating on social media has some people at Chaska High School upset and it's not the first time the district has dealt with a controversy concerning ...

Group wants Chaska HS principal removed over series of 'racist incidents'  Bring Me The News

A number of racist incidents has sparked a movement to bring about major changes in the Eastern Carver County school district — including the removal of ...

Chaska High School releases dean's list | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Chaska High School released its Dean's List for the first semester of the 2018-19 school year. Students on Dean's List 1 have a 3.667-4.0 grade point average.

Chaska High School Class of 2019 | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Muhidin Ahmed Abdi°+; Naziin Ahmed Abdi; Yusuf Hassan Abdinoor*; Diamon Ahmed Abdullaahi*°+; Hani Mohamed Abdullahi+; Osvaldo Daniel Acosta; ...

Mayor Addresses Concerns Of Racist Behavior At Chaska High School  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Chaska Mayor Mark Windschitl is promising to take steps to address concerns about alleged racist behavior at Chaska High School.

'Three Musketeers' at Chaska High School | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Chaska High School presents “The Three Musketeers,” from April 26-May 4.

Kim Glieden fights for another 17 years, with support from his family and his baseball family  SW News Media

Kim Glieden lay in bed one night, just 24 hours or so away from a reunion of baseball players from Arlington, Minnesota. He had this thought of rounding first ...

Equity coordinator out, racial issues continue to plague Eastern Carver County Schools

A student says the school did not allow her to hang posters she made for Black History Month.

District 112 grapples with equity as another racial incident surfaces  SW News Media

While District 112 officials have initiated discussions on how schools can have more inclusive environments, Chaska High School students brought forward ...

District: Some Chaska HS Students Painted Faces Black at Football Game Friday  KSTP

Brett Johnson, the director of community relations of Eastern Carver County Schools, said in an official release Tuesday the families of Chaska High School were ...

District responds to equity petition as parents demand CHS principal be removed  SW News Media

Progress to make Eastern Carver County Schools more inclusive and equitable is in the works.

Commentary: School should have been proactive | Chaska Opinion  SW News Media

Recently I attended an event at the Chaska Event Center that had a display of posters prepared for Black History Month by several Chaska High School ...

Airsoft gun confiscated at Chaska High School | Chaska Herald  SW News Media

School officials confiscated an Airsoft pellet gun after a student pointed it out a car window toward another vehicle with students in the Chaska High School ...

Chaska High Principal Calls Students’ Racist Social Media Post ‘Teachable Moment’  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Chaska High School's principal is condemning the behavior of two students over alleged racist social media posts. According to a ...

Chaska High students protest over censoring of Black History Month posters  KMSP-TV

Some Chaska High School students are accusing school officials of trying to censor portions of Black history.

District 112 sets out to create equity framework | Chaska  SW News Media

African-American culture was given the spotlight during Pioneer Ridge Middle School's celebration of diversity on Thursday, March 21.

Chaska principal responds to social media post containing 'racially offensive' hashtag  SW News Media

Chaska High School principal Jim Bach addressed a social media post involving a Chaska High School student in a letter to parents, Feb. 19.

Parents angered by racist incidents at Eastern Carver County schools  Star Tribune

Frustrated by how school officials have handled racist acts and behavior by students in the Eastern Carver County School District, a group of parents is calling ...

Chaska mayor speaks out after blackface photo causes yearbook delay at high school  KSTP

May 23, 2019 06:20 PM. The mayor of Chaska is speaking out after the discovery of a photo showing a student wearing blackface caused a delay in delivery of ...

Chaska High School holds its 112th annual commencement ceremony  SW News Media

Chaska High School held its 112th annual commencement ceremony Friday evening at Grace Church in Eden Prairie.

Commentary: Learn from your students | Chaska Opinion  SW News Media

Editor's note: The author wrote this commentary as an open letter to Eastern Carver County Schools Superintendent Clint Christopher and Chaska High School ...

Eastern Carver County responds to equity petition

CHASKA, Minn — In Eastern Carver County, there are two petitions circulating. One to remove high school principal, Jim Bach and the other, to keep him.

Chaska students protest over Black History Month posters  SW News Media

For Faith Blackstone and her family in Chaska, Black History Month is a time to celebrate, reflect and share their African-American culture and history with the ...

Seven Current or Future Gophers Selected in the 2019 NHL Draft  The Daily Gopher

It was a great NHL Draft weekend for current and future members of the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team. Seven Gophers were selected over the seven ...

Seven Gophers selected in 2019 NHL draft  Minnesota Daily

The Minnesota men's hockey team saw seven total members — six future Gophers and one current member of the team — selected this weekend in the 2019 ...

Student-led benefit concert for music teacher Gina Ford will be at Chaska High School  SW News Media

Students of the late Gina Ford, an orchestra and band teacher at Chaska Middle School West, will be putting on a benefit concert in her honor, on Thursday, Dec.

Dick Beardsley to give public talk at Chaska High  SW News Media

Note: This Chaska Police Department announced Tuesday afternoon that this event was cancelled due to the cold temperatures.

Homecoming parade is Friday | Chaska  SW News Media

It's Homecoming Week at Chaska High School. On Monday Giana Di Nicola and Justin Bach were crowned Homecoming queen and king. On Friday, Oct. 12 the ...

District holding listening session for proposed $110 million bond referendum  SW News Media

A new elementary school, an expanded bus garage and funding for long overdue maintenance on some of District 112's oldest schools.

Two Chaska students going to service academies after graduation  SW News Media

Letters of recommendations from politicians, a physical assessment by a medical review board and impressive academic standing — those are some of the ...

Chaska students use hair to discuss race

Wednesday, Chaska students used hair to promote healthy conversations following some of the recent incidents linked to racism.

Graduation gaps between racial and ethnic groups persist among southwest metro students  SW News Media

In the coming weeks, high school students will be handed their diplomas from schools across the state of Minnesota. And if the graduating class of 2019 is ...

Chaska Quiz Bowl heads to nationals | Chaska Education  SW News Media

With its strong finish at the Minnesota High School Quiz Bowl League, the quiz bowl team from Chaska High School proved itself worthy to play on a national ...

Chaska Principal: Racist Social Media Post 'Teachable Moment'  WCCO | CBS Minnesota

Chaska High School's principal is condemning the behavior of two students over alleged racist social media posts, reports Frank Vascellaro (0:31). WCCO 4 ...

Get ready for Homecoming! | Chaska  SW News Media

Get ready for Homecoming week. The school's Homecoming king and queen will be crowned during coronation at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 8 at the Chaska High ...

Letter: Take stand against racism | Chaska Letters to the Editor  SW News Media

One common misconception of the petition for equity in Eastern Carver County Schools that was launched on April 21 is that those who organized it are holding ...

Vision of America: Local student sweeps art competition  SW News Media

Jenna September has never been on a road trip across America. In fact, the 18-year-old Chaska High School student spent most of her life in South Africa, ...

Teacher of the Year finalists announced | Chaska Education  SW News Media

The District 112 Foundation Excellence in Education Award Program has announced this year's Teacher of the Year finalists.

Chaska Theater one act is a top selection  SW News Media

The Chaska High School Theater one act play production proved victorious in the MSHSL One Act Play Subsection contest on Jan. 26.

Firemen's Park II for sale | Chaska  SW News Media

Land that has served as Firemen's Park II was put on sale by Eastern Carver County Schools in February and so far there's been no takers.

Chaska High School, Integrated Arts Academy seek Promise Fellow applicants  SW News Media

Minnesota Alliance With Youth is recruiting people to serve Eastern Carver County Schools students through the AmeriCorps Promise Fellow program.

Chaska Speech has strong showing at Lakeville Tourney  SW News Media

Last weekend, the Chaska Speech Team competed at a tournament hosted by Lakeville North High School.

'Little Women' Nov. 15-17 | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Little Women, The Broadway Musical,” continues this week at Chaska High School with shows at 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17.

Bach takes reins at Chaska High School | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Five years ago if you would have asked Jim Bach if he'd consider leaving his Chaska Middle School East principal position, he probably would have said, “No.”

Chaska: Unbeaten in the Metro West Conference | Sports  SW News Media

Chaska is the lone unbeaten softball team in the Metro West Conference at 4-0 after dispatching Robbinsdale Cooper 7-1 on Monday at Chaska High School.

Chaska High School kicks off food drive for Hawk Haul  SW News Media

The Chaska High School Student Council will collect canned foods and dry goods throughout next week, with all items to benefiting Hawk Haul.

Chaska's Koster ready for NHL draft

VICTORIA, Minn — At 5-8 and three quarters, Gopher Hockey commit Mike Koster is well aware that some might consider him small for an NHL defenseman.

Chaska High School Class of 2018 | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Bilaal Ahmed Abdi+; Lubna Ali Abdirahman**+°; Betsy Louise Aberle**+°; Sahira Joanna Aburto Lemus; Antonia Sinziana Aitai*; Adina Marie Allen*‡; Daniela ...

Chaska High School's Hawk Haul offers food, supplies for hungry students  Minneapolis Star Tribune

A few days before winter break, a Chaska High School student was desperate: He and his family didn't have enough food. His counselor led him to the Chaska ...

Chaska High School Class of 2017 | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Lina Ali Abdirahman**+○; Lizbeth Aguilar Zapata; Cyrus Khorsand Aiken+‡; Antonia Sinziana Aitai*; Leire Nailea Alegria Dominguez; Jakob Paul Alessio*+○; ...

Chaska High School Graduation 2017 | Chaska  SW News Media

Hundreds of people celebrated over 300 seniors completing high school at Grace Church in Eden Prairie, June 9.

Students Protest After Minnesota High School Denies Approval for Some Black History Month Posters  Yahoo News UK

Students of color protested in their high school in Chaska, Minnesota, on March 1, after they said the school administration denied approval for some Black ...

Athletic Park, Chaska's premier baseball field, to be flooded  SW News Media

Athletic Park, affectionately known as “Athletic” to generations of Chaskans, is going under water.

Chan-Chaska Clay Target Club in full swing  SW News Media

Turner Laxen, a junior at Chanhassen High School, shot 50 straight (two perfect rounds) on Thursday, April 18, at the Watertown Rod and Gun Club. Laxen is a ...

'Christmas' comes early for Chaska residents in need of home and lawn care  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Janet Nelson never expected to ask for assistance from Christmas in May, the annual Chaska event when volunteers spruce up houses and yards for residents ...

Chaska Speech heads to state | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Last Saturday, 28 Chaska High School Speech Team entries competed at the MSHSL 2AA Section tournament in Hutchinson.

Brecht reflects on time as Chaska High School's principal  SW News Media

District 112 is searching for a new Chaska High School principal.

Track: Four for the podium for Chaska | Chaska Sports  SW News Media

One jump for a state title. A height Noah Cvetnic had hit over the high jump bar dozens and dozens of times.

Q&A with Chaska City Council Ward 2 candidate Taylor Hubbard  SW News Media

Q: Why are you running for this position? As a small business owner, mother, and wife, I believe Chaska's positive growth stems from our rich diversity, so we ...

Chaska High School Class of 2016 | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Brandon Chase Adel-Kraus+; Crystal Josselyne Alatorre Segura; Sara Marie Alberts+○; Alya Nasrine Al-Hilwani+○; Hugo Almaraz Aleman; Josephine Elise ...

Chaska High School closes open enrollment | Chaska Education  SW News Media

The District 112 School Board voted to close Chaska High School to open enrollment for the 2015-16 school year.

Chaska High School gears up for Homecoming | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Chaska High School is gearing up for its 2017 Homecoming activities and this year's theme is "Can I have this dance? (High School Musical)."

Chaska High School Class of 1967 | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Chaska High School held its 50th class reunion at the Chaska VFW Post 1791 on Sept. 16. "We graduated on June 7, 1967. We were the last graduating class ...

American Indian parents are building a cultural bridge  SW News Media

As a child, Alena Boklep danced with a ballerina as part of a Redwood Falls school program.

Plan would shift racial balance at Chanhassen, Chaska high schools  Star Tribune

Just a few miles apart in the sprawling southwest metro suburbs, Chaska and Chanhassen's high schools reflect the cities they're nestled in. Chanhassen's ...

Chaska students planning "walk-in" to protest gun violence joining others across the southwest metro  SW News Media

A demonstration will take place at Chaska High School next week to protest gun violence. It's an effort encouraging students to discuss the issue, following last ...

Mike Koster named Reed Larson award recipient | Chaska Sports  SW News Media

Mike Koster, a senior defenseman on the Chaska High School boys' hockey team, has been named the winner of the 2019 Reed Larson Award.

Eastern Carver County Schools mourning loss of longtime music teacher  SW News Media

Eastern Carver County Schools are dealing with the loss of a longtime music teacher this week.

Boys Hockey: Star power has Chaska on a roll  SW News Media

Chaska's star players have come to life, and ironically a five-game winning streak has been produced.

Chaska student surveys his peers about district initiatives  SW News Media

Ryan Paul said he was first introduced to the concept of personalized learning as middle school student in Eastern Carver County Schools.

Eastern Carver Carver County Schools closed Thursday | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Tuesday, Wednesday ... and now Thursday. Eastern Carver County Schools will be closed on Thursday, Jan. 31, due to continued extreme cold weather ...

How local schools rank on U.S. News' Best High Schools list  SW News Media

ORONO — Several area high schools have been named among the top 10 high schools in Minnesota, according to recently released rankings by U.S. News ...

New principal hired for Chaska High School | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Jim Bach has been hired as the new principal of Chaska High School.

Chanhassen High School's sensory room provides a safe space for students in special education  SW News Media

A sensory room is a quiet, calming space where a student with overwhelming feelings or emotions can retreat, decompress, and divert or still the mind.

On your mark, get set, go! | Chaska Sports  SW News Media

Evaluating a track and field roster, what athlete is best suited for what events, is half the battle early each spring. Sorting out a line-up, putting the right kids in.

EMT students win first place | Chaska Education  SW News Media

SouthWest Metro Intermediate District's Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) class attended the State HOSA (formerly known as Health Occupation Students of ...

Mattress fundraiser for middle school musicians | Chaska Education  SW News Media

A middle school music department fundraiser aims to raise money for instruments, gear, music, and travel expenses.

Chaska Speech heads to subsections | Chaska Education  SW News Media

The Chaska Speech Team recently had a busy week.

Chaska High principal moves to district job  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Chaska High School principal David Brecht is moving into a district administrative role this summer after eight years at the helm of the high school in the Eastern ...

Officials Close Chaska High School After Reported Threat  CBS Local

CHASKA, Minn. (WCCO) – A threat to Chaska High School put the school on lockdown Tuesday morning and canceled classes for students later in the day.

Growing up on the golf course | Chaska Sports  SW News Media

At one point this spring, Jack Johnson had the best scoring average in the state of Minnesota. Dating back to April 29, in nine rounds, the Chaska junior is ...

Chaska intentionally floods baseball field |

The city says doing so could actually prevent damage.

Special Election: Candidates talk about combating racism in forum  SW News Media

Four candidates vying for the Chaska City Council addressed topics ranging from affordable housing to racism at the League of Women Voters Eastern Carver ...

Longtime editor Ray Tschimperle, known for his 'legendary' storytelling, passes away at 84  SW News Media

Longtime editor and lifetime Chaska resident Ray Tschimperle was known best for his popular editorials, “Ray's Ramblings.”

Eastern Carver County Schools will be closed Jan. 29-30 due to cold temps  SW News Media

Eastern Carver County Schools will be closed on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 29 and 30, due to extreme cold weather, according to the district website.

Chaska shows its support for fallen on Memorial Day  SW News Media

Heavy rain moved Chaska's Memorial Day *service* from its usual place in City Square Park to the SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288 building on Monday.

Loosbrock, Urbanciz 'ExCEL' at Chaska High School | Chaska Education  SW News Media

Chaska High School's 2016-17 ExCEL Award nominees include a dancer who has competed at the state level and a student who is a successful hockey and ...

Nordic Ski: Three competitions in the books for Storm Hawks  SW News Media

Chaska was the go-to-destination for Nordic skiing in the metro area at one time.

Football: A case of déjà vu as Chaska upsets top-seeded Waconia  SW News Media

Asked if Chaska had 210 total yards of offense in Saturday's Section 2-5A semifinal, whether Hawks head football coach Bryan Dahl would have been confident ...

Student finds racial slur written on shirt at Chaska Middle School East, school investigating  SW News Media

A viral social media post led to a police investigation at Chaska Middle School East after a student found a racial slur written three times on his gym shirt last.

Q&A with Chaska City Council Ward 2 candidate Nate Bostrom  SW News Media

Q: Why are you running for this position? I want to continue serving my neighbors as the Ward 2 councilor on the Chaska City Council. I bring a unique ...

Chaska High School may be closed to open enrollment  SW News Media

Students who live or attend school outside of District 112 may not be able to open enroll at Chaska High School next year.

5 reasons to attend BBQ Bash, which benefits Chaska High School  SW News Media

Community members are invited to celebrate Chaska High School's Hawk pride during the 12th annual BBQ Bash on Friday, May 4, at Hazeltine National Golf ...

Minnesota graduation rates up, disparities remain  MinnPost

Good news and bad news. MPR's Mark Zdechlik report: “The Minnesota Department of Education said Tuesday that 83.2 percent of high school seniors ...

Boys Golf: Will Chaska's conference title run continue?  SW News Media

One of the top teams in Class 3A, Chaska won its fifth consecutive conference championship in 2018, the fourth in the Metro West.

Girls Basketball: Cold shooting first-half costs Chaska  SW News Media

If it felt like there was a lid on the basket on the north end of the Eden Prairie High School gymnasium in the first half, you might have been.

Apple Valley teacher recorded using n-word during assembly  Bring Me The News

The incident is now under investigation by the local school district.

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