Our new-look elementary gradebooks/Parent Portal

If something looks different when you check grades in Parent Portal (aka Infinite Campus), it’s by design. As part of our focus on personalized learning, we modified Parent Portal to match a grading system that measures learning — the concepts a student knows and can apply. Too often in the past, traditional grades were goals to reach in order to stop learning. That’s not productive or a reflection of how people actually learn. Learning is a process — sometimes it comes quickly, sometimes it requires extra review and practice. And a final grade, especially at elementary, should reflect a year’s worth of learning. Here’s what’s different in Parent Portal: Subjects (math, reading, etc.) are organized by Power Standard and learning targets. Each subject has Power Standards and under each Power Standard are learning targets. Students show their teacher they have learned each target and once all targets are learned, we are confident the student can apply that Power Standard.... read more

Back To School Night

VIctoria logoPlease join us for Victoria Elementary Back to School Night on Wednesday, 8/30 from 4-6pm. This is a great time to bring your school supplies, meet your teacher, and say hello to your classmates. Our PTO will also be providing ice cream. read more

Laker’s of the Week

lkrEvery week we draw names for a Laker of the Week from each grade. It continues to promote a positive environment at Victoria Elementary School read more

Victoria PBIS Pride

We filled our golden ticket tower AGAIN! The students continue to Be SAFE, RESPONSIBLE AND RESPECTFUL throughout each day. The golden tickets are the way we reinforce our expectations for the Victoria Elementary community. We enjoyed inside out and backward day as our way to show our Victoria pride. Great work everyone! read more

Zanner Rowe named nation's best history teacher

Jenny Zanner Rowe, who teaches social studies at Chanhassen High School, received the prestigious Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. This honor is bestowed on only one high school and one middle school teacher in the nation.  She is the first teacher in Minnesota to win the award.  Zanner Row was eligible for the national award after winning top honors for Minnesota. The national honor, which comes with a $10,000 award, recognizes outstanding commitment to student development, creativity and inspiring students to engage with history. “The finest teachers I know are History Day teachers and media specialists, so this is an incredible honor for me,” said Zanner Rowe.  “Connie Nuss (Media Specialist) was critical in helping me get the program off the ground at Chanhassen High School.” Zanner Rowe currently teaches AP Human Geography and Sociology. She coordinates National History Day participation at Chanhassen High School, in which students present... read more