Our mission: Shakopee schools, in partnership with our community, will educate lifelong learners to succeed in a diverse world.
We offer a myriad of programs and activities that give our students of all ages, backgrounds and interests the chance to learn, share, explore and expand their knowledge, talents, skills and abilities in academics, arts, athletics, community service, and so much more.
The Shakopee school district is committed to providing the best opportunities for our students. We are dedicated to helping them excel and achieve their educational goals and teaching them to be good citizens of our community, our nation and our world.
CAPS Students Prepare for Internships
CAPS has partnered with several businesses including Scott County Historical Society, Shakopee Public Schools, City of Shakopee, Shakopee Community Educations, Imagine Print Solutions, Shakopee Chamber & Visitors Bureau, Jamie Smith Photography, Canterbury Park, River Valley YMCA, Saris Media, Valleyfair, Shutterfly, Integrated Business Solutions, and the Shakopee Community Center.
The students will start their internships January 23, 2018.
The internships will help them to network, establish relationships with mentors, accumulate new skills and gain real-world perspective for their desired career.
Congratulations and good luck!
Therapy Dogs Provide Relaxation Break for Students
Every employee plays an integral part of our school district. We couldn't serve our students without each and every person's time, commitment, and dedication. Here are the Faces of Shakopee Public Schools for the month of January. We look forward to introducing you to more of our wonderful employees and sharing their stories in future newsletters, on our social media channels and district website.
Moving and Counting all the Way to 100!
The Sabers are excited to welcome Joe Fittante as the new Head Coach of the Shakopee Sabers. The Shakopee School Board approved Fittante’s assignment at its December 11 board meeting. “We are excited to welcome Coach Fittante to our program and cannot wait to see what the future brings,” Activities Director John Janke said.
Most recently, Coach Fittante was the head coach at Robbinsdale Armstrong, where he led the Falcons the past two seasons. In Fittante’s first year, he lead a complete turnaround from the previous season, falling in the Section Championship game. “I am thankful for the support of the Armstrong administration, the parents as well as the energy and belief of the players in the system,” Coach Fittante said. “I look forward to the same in Shakopee. I am also extremely proud of the strides we have made at Armstrong and wish them nothing but the best in the future. With the growth the program has seen, the future is bright for the Falcons.”
Coach Fittante takes over the reigns from long time Head Coach Neil Johnson. Coach Fittante looks to build on the strong foundation created by Coach Johnson. “Coach Johnson is a pillar in the softball community and I am thankful for everything he has done for softball, both in and outside of Shakopee,” Fittante said. “As to the upcoming season, playing in the South Suburban Conference is a battle each and every night. I look forward to the challenge and I am anxious to get going.”
Shakopee High School Expansion: Commons and New Spaces Taking Shape
Sweeney Elementary Students Send Love to Puerto Rico
Students and staff at Sweeney Elementary banded together to send food, supplies and letters of encouragement to families in Puerto Rico, following the devastation there from Hurricane Maria. The people there were grateful for the supplies and the notes of encouragement. Here's a short video put together by those who delivered the boxes. If you would like to help in this effort contact Julee Gessinger at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tokata Learning Center to Dedicate Aquaponics Lab in Memory of Chase Tuseth
Tokata Learning Center is building an aquaponics lab, which will be unveiled and dedicated January 12, 2018. Aquaponics labs are hands-on learning centers, raising plants and fish in an integrated system, to teach science, technology, math and engineering while also exposing students to nutrition and healthy eating habits.
The aquaponics lab will be dedicated in memory of Chase Tuseth, Tokata Learning Center science and physical education teacher, who died in December 2016. At the time of his death, Tuseth was pursuing his administrative licensure from the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy and Development at the University of Minnesota. Tuseth taught TLC Student Max Edgar during first hour. Edgar said he’s looking forward to being a part of the project. “This is something I’m excited about doing,” Edgar said. “I’m naturally into gardening. I have a garden at my house and I eventually want to own my own greenhouse. It’s a great step towards a self-sustaining cycle.”
Academies of Shakopee: The Teacher Perspective
8th Graders Eager to Enter High School, Freshman Academy
While we await the opening of the Academies of Shakopee, our Student Ambassadors will provide tours to visitors, interact with our community and share all of the wonderful experiences students and parents can expect within the academies. The Academies of Shakopee Student Ambassador program consists of a group of ten dedicated students who serve as advocates and student leaders throughout our school, academies and community.
We are creative.
Students in East Junior High's Culinary Arts 1 class are working on designing their own food truck concept. Before winter break, they learned from a food truck pro, Marty Richie, owner of Heavy Metal Grill food truck. Marty gave the class some food truck tips and students even got to tour the truck.
We are community.
We are thankful.
Students at East Junior High put together gift bags and thank you notes for our firefighters and police officers. They came to pick up those bags. Thank you to Friends of the Brave, who supplied the treats for the bags, and to our Shakopee Police Department and Shakopee Fire Department.