EVHS Weekly Announcements
Edition #18: 1.21.2021
Friday, January 22 - No School, Teacher Workshop
Friday, January 29 - Last day of Quarter 2
Monday, February 1 - First day of Quarter 3
Tuesday, February 2: Course Registration for 2021-22 Begins
Wednesday, February 10: No School, Teacher Workshop
Monday, February 15: No School, Presidents Day
Tuesday, February 16: Course Registration for 2021-22 Deadline
(New) Attention Parents and Guardians of Students in Grades 8-11 - Electives Open House TONIGHT
We had excellent participation in our first Electives Exploration Virtual Open House on Tuesday evening. If you missed it (or are interested in attending different elective sessions, we are offering a second session tonight, Thursday, January 21st. All parents/guardians of students registering for high school courses for the 2021-2022 school year are invited to attend our Electives Exploration Virtual Open House from 6:30-8:30pm this evening. Our elective program and department leaders will be offering 20-minute live Zoom sessions (see schedule below). This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the unique course offerings and additional opportunities related to each of our elective departments. The schedule will allow for you to log into as many (or as few) sessions as you wish. The schedule is listed below, and Zoom links are available on our Registration website. We look forward to sharing the exciting world of high school electives with you!
Elective Exploration Virtual Open House – January 19 and January 21
6:30 – 6:50
Business & Marketing
Engineering & Technology
6:50 – 7:10
Music & Dance
7:10 – 7:30
7:30 – 7:50
7:50 – 8:10
Business & Marketing
8:10 – 8:30
Engineering & Technology
Music & Dance
Student Attendance Reminders
Please remember to do your Attendance Check-In each school day (Monday - Friday) while learning virtually at home. Use the Campus App and click Today, then Attendance, and select “Yes, I’m here”. Students have until 11:00pm each day to complete this task and will be marked absent if they forget. Many students set an alarm on their iPad or phone to remind themselves.
Parents can review a student's attendance record in the Campus App and call to excuse any unknown absence. A Yellow Absence is unknown/unexcused. A Grey Absence is excused manually by reviewing their participation in Schoology because they did not check-in. The Attendance 24 Hour Voicemail is 651 683-6969 ext. 88677. Attendance Office questions call 952 431-8921 or 8922.
Attention Juniors: Developmental Psych Application
Junior students interested in DP for their social studies course for senior year—reminder to submit your application by Tuesday, January 26th.
Application is quick and easy: https://forms.gle/3cqhNAXVuo4Nh6vs8.
Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Today
More information about yearbooks, senior photo submission and senior grad ads can be found at www.yearbookforever.com.
Candid Photos For Yearbook
You can submit photos of yourself, your friends, or interesting happenings involving Eastview Students and Staff.
School may be different this year, but the EVHS Yearbook wants to document it all!
Please complete this form to submit your photos...thank you!
(New) From the Learning Commons
Semester 2 Textbook Collection & Distribution begins Wednesday, January 27th.
- Students with library or textbooks no longer being used for current curriculum are asked to return these materials beginning next week. A drive up drop box will be located at the West Entrance through Friday, February 5th. Many of these texts are needed for upcoming courses.
- Students will receive an email if they have items which are overdue. Students may check the status of all library and textbooks by logging into their Destiny Discover account bit.ly/3sImE2x
- Textbooks and supplies for new classes will be available in the Learning Commons. Please see the calendar and additional details on our web page. https://evhs.district196.org/academics/learning-commons
- A large display of NEW Library Titles will be available for student access. Don’t forget to grab a great new book to enjoy during these cold winter days!
- General questions can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org Teachers may share additional textbook information with students in Schoology when the new semester begins.
(New) From Community Education
Advantage ACT Prep Course (grades 10-12)
Improve your test-taking skills and overall test scores on college entrance exams. Focal points of this 12-hour program include diagnostic testing, vocabulary development, intensive mathematical review, reading comprehension improvement, science reasoning, concentration improvement, overcoming test anxiety and time management.
Earn Your CPR/AED Certification
Blended learning provides access to online learning. Remote skills verification allows your instructor to evaluate your skills via your phone video or computer webcam. You will be contacted to arrange a time to pick up and return your manikins and supplies at Falcon Ridge Middle School.
Plans for summer programming are underway! Stay tuned and visit ce.district196.org/learnnow frequently!
Parents … Just for You!
Parenting in a Pandemic
Empower yourself with strategies that will make you feel capable and motivated! Hear Erin Walsh, M.A., a dynamic knowledgeable speaker will provide practical, down-to-earth ideas and strategies this uncertain time.
Nutrition Services Meal Kits
ALL secondary students are eligible for free seven-day meal kits to support their distance learning. To best meet the needs of our families, meal kits will be available for pick up near the middle or high schools’ entrance doors at these times:
· Monday 4:00pm- 5:30pm
· Tuesday 7:30am- 9:00am
· Wednesday 10:00am- 11:00am (Digital Academy Meals will continue)
· Thursday 7:30am- 9:00am
· Friday 10:00am- 11:00am
Look for the banner and sign for the distribution location. Families with children in multiple schools are encouraged to pick-up all seven-day meal kits at one school.
Initially, families will be asked to complete this Seven-Day Meal Kit Interest Survey. This will allow the Food and Nutrition Services department to prepare the number of meal kits needed. The survey only needs to be completed once.
The U.S. Dept. of Agriculture has authorized funding for schools to provide meals at no charge to children, 18 and younger, for the entire school year. All secondary families are encouraged to participate in this opportunity. Any child 18 and younger, or parent/guardian of a child is able pick up these seven-day meal kits. For contactless distribution, the seven-day meal kit boxes will be placed on a 6-foot table with a bag of milk on the side. Families will be able to take as many boxes as needed for their children. Food and Nutrition Staff will monitor and replenish the table as needed.
HEALTH & SAFETY
Please Call, Email, or Complete the Form Below To Report COVID-Related Information
Please call or email EVHS school nurse Melissa Persigehl with the following information. Or, you may complete the form at the link below.
- If you or your child is ill or are experiencing symptoms,
- if you or your child is identified as a close contact to someone who is COVID-19 positive, and
- if there are any positive test results in your household.
Nurse Persigehl will assist with screening your symptoms and walk you through the reporting process if symptoms are deemed COVID-19 related.
Melissa Persigehl RN, BSN, PHN
Licensed School Nurse
Eastview High School
EVHS Phone: 952.431.8900
Nurse Persigehl's office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.
(New) Spring 2021 ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS Test Administration Update as of January 21, 2021
- After hearing from school leaders, organizations, and families, MDE has extended the ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS testing window to allow as much flexibility in administering the test as possible. The testing window is now Jan. 25–April 16.
- New information about ACCESS testing will be sent to families soon. Please disregard the previous testing information that you received in the mail.
(New) 2021 Senior Party Planning Meeting
We will be hosting a brainstorming/planning meeting on Thursday January 28th at 7pm to start the ball rolling for the 2021 Senior Party. If you are interested in joining the Zoom meeting, please email Suze Fulford at email@example.com
COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
Seniors - The EVCF Scholarship Deadline is Sunday, January 24th!
The Eastview Community Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Eastview High School (as well to students who live within the Eastview boundaries completing high school elsewhere -such as the School of Environmental studies and home schooled students). All seniors have also received these updates in their SPARK advisory this week. Be sure to watch the videos below from EVHS 2020 Alum sending their encouragement and advice through the process.
How to Apply: The Eastview Community Foundation Scholarship application process is completed online. The application and more information can be found for Seniors on Schoology → Class of 2021 Group → Resources → ‘EV Community Foundation Scholarships’ folder. More details and the full scholarship descriptions can also be found in on the scholarship page of (www.evcf.org).
If you cannot complete it in one sitting, you must finish the required questions and then submit your form. You will be able to go back and edit your form later. Please be sure you use the same email address each time. Application review will not happen until after Jan. 25th. Your application must include at least one essay in order to be complete. Please see the documents below for more details about the EVCF scholarships available as well as the application process.
Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which they are eligible.
The on-line application must be completed by 8 PM, Sunday, January 24th, 2021. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. [If required, the Student Aid Report (SAR from FAFSA results) and teacher recommendation letters must be submitted by 3:00 pm on January 25th to Molly.Wellik@district196.org.
EVCF Scholarship Resources
- Review the full scholarship list here.
- View the instructions here.
- View the scholarship review rubric here.
- See all documents and the application in Schoology Class of 2021→ Resources → EVCF Scholarship Information and Naviance → Homepage → Pages
Check out the Alumni Videos
- Zerubabel tells us to ‘Go For It’ here!
- Harita shares why you should apply here!
- Cullen talks about how easy it is to apply for multiple awards here!
- Sophia shares some college advice here!
Videos are 1 min or less!
Please contact the following individuals if you have any questions or concerns:
Counseling Office Newsletter
(New) Eastview High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Burnsville High School 62-48
The Lightning Travel to Farmington on Saturday January 16th.
(New) Eastview High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Farmington High School 59-40
The Lightning host their first home game on Friday January 22nd vs Eagan.
(New) EVHS Varsity Boys Hockey Falls to Lakeville South 6-0
The Eastview Boys hockey team suffered their first loss of the season at the hands of a strong Lakeville South team 6-0. The Lightning's goaltender Corey Hendrickson had 30 saves on the evening against a potent South offense. The Lightning will be back in action Thursday on the road against Burnsville at 7 PM.
(New) Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey beat Lakeville South High School 6-4
South started the scoring at 2:33 in the first, with a power play goal, and added a second at 8:34. The Lightning, however, were resilient all game and cut the lead to 1-2 at 15:10. Senior Mikayla’s Kelly fed a sweet no-look, behind the back pass to senior Josie Ellingson in the slot and Ellingson potted the puck in the back of the net. After one, the score was 1-2 and the shots were 11-11.
South was first to tally in the second, making it 1-3 at 5:52. The Lightning quickly struck back on the power play at 6:46. Junior Nora Stepan blasted a shot from the point that the goalie couldn’t handle and junior Avery Chesek picked her spot and buried the rebound. South scored again at 12:36 to make it 2-4, but the Lightning responded again. At 13:20, junior Dani Farrington took a feed from senior Brynn Swenson and ripped the net from the point for her first varsity goal, cutting the lead to 3-4. A few minutes later, Kelly’s relentless effort drew a South penalty and the Lightning capitalized on the power play. At 16:48, Chesek won a face-off draw back to Stepan who moved to the center of the South zone and blasted the puck past the goalie to tie the game at 4 going to the third. After two, the shots were 21-23.
South went on the power play early in the third, but the Lightning were undeterred. Ellingson gained control of the puck at the Lightning blue line and fed Stepan moving up the left side. Stepan carried it into the South Zone, past the defense, and beat the South goalie at the far corner to make it 5-4. South pressed hard in the final minutes, but junior net-minder Angie Lombardi was up to the task, turning away several quality shots. At 16:31, Ellingson put one in the empty net and sealed the win, 6-4. The final shots were 33-32, with Lombardi making 28 saves on the day.
Next up, the Lightning travel to SSC foe Burnsville (1-0) for a 7:00 tilt on Tuesday, January 19. Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs
(New) EVHS Boys Swim and Dive Team Jumps into the 2021 Season!
The Eastview Boys Swim and Dive Team began their 2021 season facing off against Rosemount High School on Thursday, January 14. Highlights of this first meet included both relay team and individual accomplishments. First and third place finishes by the varsity 200 Yard Medley Relay teams got the night off to an exciting start. 1st place was won by Kyle Kunisaki, Nate Getman, Max Blodgett, and Nicholas Phomsouvanh; 3rd place was won by Ethan Klein, Wyatt Olson, Jackson Fox, and Trevor Larkee. Other relay team highlights included the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle Relay, with a 2nd place finish by Nicholas Phomsouvanh, Nate Getman, Mitchell Espena, and Max Blodgett and a 3rd place finish by Wyatt Olson, Trent Kassuelke, Trevor Larkee, and Hunter Dunne. Max Blodgett, Alex Schmidt, Kyle Kunisaki, and Mitchell Espena showed perseverance and strength at the end of the night with a 3rd place finish in the varsity 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.
Individual highlights during the meet included Max Blodgett’s 1st place finish during the varsity 100 Yard Freestyle, speeding past the competition with over four seconds to spare. Sprinting through the water in the 50 Yard Freestyle, Yafet Tadesse won 3rd place in junior varsity and Nicholas Phomsouvanh took 1st place in varsity. Later on, Nicholas won another 1st place finish during the varsity 100 Yard Breaststroke. Alex Schmidt had a strong 2nd place showing in the 200 Yard Varsity Freestyle, then achieved 3rd place in the 500 Yard Freestyle Varsity. Teammate Mitchell Espena was tough competition for Alex, coming in behind him by only 0.03 seconds! In the varsity 100 Yard Backstroke, Kyle Kunisaki finished in 1st place and Ethan Klein took 3rd. Kyle also earned a 2nd place finish in the varsity 100 Yard Butterfly. In diving, Isaac Field won 2nd place with his impressive aerial maneuvers. This meet was a good start to the season and has Eastview swimmers, divers, and their fans looking forward to the next round of competition….Go, Lightning!
(New) EVHS Varsity Wrestling Results
Week of Jan. 11th
The Eastview Wrestling team competed in four duals over two days at Eastview to begin the 2021 season with a mindset of "Owning the Moment"! The varsity team earned 2 conference wins by defeating Eagan 72-6 and Burnsville 61-16 and lost hard fought duals to ranked teams Eden Prairie and Prior Lake. Brady Kelley and Nathan Langer led the way with both earning 4 wins. Kellen Stewart earned 3 wins while pinning the #4 ranked heavy weight from Eagan in an exciting match. Luke Habeck also earned 3 wins on the weekend. Earning two wins were Spencer Lee, Angelo Heberle, Landon Vath, Drew Bergstedt, Cole Frost, Ezra Formaneck, Logan O'Neil and Connor Meixell. Carter Harris, Ryder Repke, and Alex Baccoli also earned a win.
(New) EVHS JV Boys Hockey Beats Lakeville South 4-2
The Eastview Boys JV hockey team beat Lakeville South 4-2 last Saturday. Max Leach had a strong game between the pipes with 30 saves. Sophomore Tyler Cords scored the game’s first goal on a pass from Charlie Ortman. The Lightning led 3-0 at the break in the 2nd period; with unassisted goals by Sophomores Brady Swenson and Charlie Ortman, who ended with 3 points on the night with 2 goals and 1 assist. Strong defense and an empty netter sealed the win. The Lightning will be back in action on Thursday at Burnsville.
(New) Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey falls to Lakeville South High School 6-1
It was great to be back on the ice and to welcome some new players to the Eastview girls’ program. Lakeville South, however, was a formidable opponent and pulled away from the Lightning for the victory.
South struck twice in the opening period and led 2-0 going to the second. The shots favored Eastview 9-8.
In the second, South tallied two more times before Sari Cords scored her first high school goal to cut the lead to 1-4. Carly Johnson and Brielle Mortensen assisted on the goal. After two periods, the shots were 15-22.
South added two more goals in the third to make it 1-6. Lila Hanson turned away 28 shots, but South’s pressure carried the day. The final shot total was 17-34.
Next up, the first road game of the season, at Burnsville, on Tuesday, January 19. Game time is 5:00. Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs
(New) EVHS JV Wrestling Results
The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Eden Prairie and Eagan at a home meet on Friday January 15th. The Lightning defeated Eden Prairie by a score of 36-12. Earning wins for the Lightning, all by fall, were Riley Myers, Pierce Lewis, Ryder Repke, Landon Odegard, Logan O’Neil, Hong Lin, Jack Bauer, and Jack Stevens. Sam Cohen and Aiden Frost also competed with valiant effort.
The Lightning defeated Eagan by a score of 36-6. Earning wins by fall for the Lightning were Riley Myers, Pierce Lewis, Landon Odegard, Ethan Dupont, Landon O’Neil and Duane Williams-Riggs. Aiden Frost, and Dominic Petti recorded victories by decision. Thomas Schmidt and Robert Gerisch also competed with valiant effort.
The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Prior Lake and Burnsville at a home meet on Saturday January 16th. The Lightning defeated Prior Lake by a score of 27-21. Earning wins by fall for the Lightning were, Levi Ruyle, Landon Odegard, Landon O’Neil, Duane Williams-Riggs, and Jack Stevens. Ethan Dupont and Peyton Bishop recorded victories by decision. Riley Myers, Aiden Frost, Colton Hanneman, and Hong Lin also competed with valiant effort.
The Lightning defeated Burnsville by a score of 66-0. Earning wins for the Lightning, all by fall, were Robert Gerisch, Sam Cohen, Damien Mogere, and Jack Bauer. Earning wins by forfeit for the Lightning were Levi Ruyle, Riley Meyers, Landon Odegard, Ethan Dupont, Hong Lin, Peyton Bishop, and Jack Stevens.
Wrestling Student Managers Needed
The wrestling program is in need of a few student managers for the winter season that started this week. If you are looking to get involved, have some fun, and be part of a team, please message Mr. Kurt Habeck in Schoology as soon as possible.
ARTS & ACTIVITIES
BRAVO Auditions Are Coming!
Get ready for BRAVO 2021!
Auditions for BRAVO 2021! are due on Wednesday, February 3rd. To complete your AUDITION FOLDER, you'll need the following:
Completed audition folders should be submitted to Maria.Brandel@apps.district196.org by Wednesday, February 3rd.
For complete BRAVO! audition information, visit the BRAVO! page on Eastview's Performing Arts website.
(New) BRAVO! 2021 Dance Workshops This Weekend
(New) Eastview Debate Team Does Well at State Tournament
Our Eastview debate team had a very successful 2021 MSHSL State Debate Tournament. This year marks a continuation of recent success for our debate team at the MSHSL state tournament. Eastview has had two of the top eight Public Forum Debate teams in the tournament for seven of the past eight years. In addition, this marks the third straight year that Eastview has had a Congressional Debater in the top five.
Senior Elise Noonan finished as the State-Runner Up (2nd Place out of 24) in Congressional Debate. In Public Forum debate, juniors Isaiah Dalzell and Izhan Qureishy were State Semi-finalists. Junior Malaya Galindez and senior Akansha Kamineni were State Quarter-finalists. Junior Allison Champ also competed in the tournament in Congressional Debate though did not advance to finals.
Noonan, Dalzell and Qureishy also previously qualified for NSDA Nationals to be held in June. Earlier this season, senior Akshara Molleti and junior Rhea Rajvansh were State Quarter-finalists in Classic Debate.
The Minnesota Debate Teacher’s Association also announced this year’s All-State Debaters. Only the top eight students in the state based on season-long performance in each debate category are recognized as All-State. Eastview had nine students named all-state. Allison Champ (Congressional Debate), Elise Noonan (Congressional Debate), Akansha Kamineni (Public Forum Debate), Izhan Qureishy (Public Forum Debate), Vikash Giritharan (Classic Debate), Nikhitha Gollamudi (Classic Debate), Allison Hering (Classic Debate), Akshara Molleti (Classic Debate), Rhea Rajvansh (Classic Debate).
The Public Forum Debate Team is coached by Todd Hering, Greta Thomas, Alex Baker, and Ryan Henry. The Congressional Debate team is coached by Zach Prax. The Classic Debate team is coached by Todd Hering, Karly Beaumont, Rusty Fifield, Caitlin Moran, Myles Torell, and Elizabeth Zarate.
(New) FCCLA SpiritWear Orders
The FCCLA SpiritWear store is open to place orders until January 25th. Click on this link to place your orders through the Elsmore Store.
https://elsmoresports.com/teamorganization/other/eastview-fccla.html Connect with Ms. Battistone if you have any questions.
(New) Next LEAP Meeting 1.27.21
LEAP, the Lightning Environment Club, will meet next Wed, January 27th, at 2 PM, virtually, to discuss ways we all can improve our quality of our natural environment, reduce greenhouse gasses, improve water quality, whatever is on your mind! Contact Ms. Porterfield at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom information.
(New) 2022 Choir Trip to Italy
Students must be registered for choir in order to go on the trip. More info will be announced in March and the first trip deposit will be due in June.
(New) DECA Students Compete Well at Conferences; Headed To State
Congratulations to the following students who competed in the District 2 Virtual DECA Conference and qualified for the State Career Development Conference in the following events.
Safiyyah Aziz—Business Services Marketing
Roscoe Torbenson—Human Resource Management
Srish Kattegummula—Human Resource Management
Anushka Chakrabarty—Marketing Communications
Adam Kidane—Principles of Business Management
Saitarun Evani—Principles of Finance
Abhiram Valasapalli—Principles of Finance
Great job, everyone, and good luck at State.
Love to Ice Fish?
Coach Pueschner is fishing for any students who are interested in starting an ICE FISHING CLUB. All skill levels are encouraged to experience the camaraderie ice fishing and the outdoors has to offer. If you want to learn, share tips, catch fish, and have fun, click this link to share your name and contact information. Once we have gathered this data, we will send out information regarding an upcoming Zoom meeting.