Pioneer Ridge Middle School

We Are Exceptional Personalized Learning

Eastern Carver County Schools students learn at their own pace — it’s part of personalized learning. Students can easily work above grade level in reading and math, and in a few cases some students have gone to a middle school or high school for what they need.

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Thank you and congratulations

Whether it's been teaching and supporting students in our schools and classrooms, keeping our buildings clean and maintained, or providing daily administrative support, this year's retirees have made a difference in the lives of children and families in the district every day.  

Congratulations to each of the 2021-22 retirees listed below. Thank you for your commitment and dedication to Eastern Carver County Schools! 

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112 Foudnation

The District 112 Foundation is pleased to announce the five finalists for the 2022 Excellence in Education (Teacher of the Year) Award. In alphabetical order, the finalists are as follows:

  • Mary Ann Hallgren (Carver Elementary, K-5 Special Education)
  • Kelly Motta (La Academia, 1st grade)
  • Scott Prescott (Pioneer Ridge Middle School, Band/Choir)
  • Erin Puk (Carver Elementary, 1st grade)
  • Laura Tessmer (Clover Ridge Elementary, 5th grade)

The Foundation received 56 total nominations for 43 teachers across the school district. Historically, most nominations are submitted by parents, but this year a record number of students nominated teachers.

Read Full Article about 2022 Teacher of the Year finalists announced

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Personalized Learning Happens in the Classroom

Purposeful Learning

Purposeful Learning

Teachers in Eastern Carver County Schools not only lead instruction but also facilitate learning for each student. They teach by guiding students towards mastery of content and instilling 21st century skills. Students have access to a variety of resources and tools, and teachers connect student learning beyond the classroom.

Purposeful Learning

Engagement with Learning Tools

Engagement with Learning Tools

With teachers as facilitators, students use a variety of educational tools and resources to maximize learning. While technology will never replace the role of the teacher, it will shape the future careers of our students. Our goal is to prepare students for success beyond high school, wherever their aspirations take them.

Purposeful Learning

Collaborative Environment

Collaborative Environment

Most living and working environments have changed dramatically over the last several decades. Design of spaces and their furnishings reflect purpose: how we live, how we work, and how we learn. We are redefining learning spaces with a variety of furniture, layouts and technology that facilitate collaboration, creativity, comfort, and safety. They also convey a sense of belonging and purpose. School should be a place where students feel welcomed and empowered to learn.

Learner Voice & Choice

Learner Voice & Choice

Students have the freedom to design the way they showcase their learning based on individual styles, experiences, passions, and needs. Respected as capable co-designers, learner agency is cultivated throughout all learning experiences. As learners become increasingly self-aware they grow into their own best advocates: showcasing their learning based on their individual styles, experiences, passions, needs, and knowing “what’s next” for their ongoing development.

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