Eastview Counselor Connection

Edition #19: 4/01/2022

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EVHS College Planning Night Presentation

Thank you to all that were able to make it to our Spring College Planning Night last Thursday evening! If you were unable to attend, you can view the presentation HERE.

Topics included: EVHS graduation requirements, college visits, choosing a college, college requirements, ACT and SAT testing, Naviance, and the necessary timelines in the application process.

Free Tuition for AA degree in Early Childhood Education

New Horizon Academy is now accepting applications for high school students looking for part-time after school positions with tuition benefits.

Click HERE for more information.

Macalester College Pre-College Residential Experience Program

PRE@Mac is a free four-day residential immersion into the college experience designed specifically for Minnesota high school sophomores and juniors from Black, Indigenous, and/or Communities of Color (BIPOC). The program focuses on exploring the identities students bring to a college community and how they find their sense of belonging. June 15-18, 2022

Application deadline Apr 15, 2022.

Participants will:

  • Explore how your identities might impact your college experience and how to find a sense of belonging

  • Live in a campus residential hall like a college student

  • Sample classes taught by Macalester professors

  • Learn how to access financial aid resources to make college more affordable

  • Be mentored by Mac students who are just like them!

Spring Virtual College Fairs

The National Association for College Admission Counselors (NACAC) is hosting a number of virtual college fairs this spring.

To register and learn more, click HERE.

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ACT and PreACT Exams- April 5, 2022

EVHS Juniors have the opportunity to take the ACT on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. Testing begins promptly at 7:45 AM and is expected to end at 11:30 AM. Pre-registration will be done in Advisories on Wednesday, March 16th.

EVHS Sophomores have the opportunity to take the PreACT on Tuesday, April 5, 2022. The PreACT is a practice ACT exam. The PRE-ACT will begin at 7:45 AM and is expected to end at 11:30 AM. Pre-registration will be done on the morning of the test.

There is no fee or pre-registration needed for these exams. There is no makeup test date offered.

What should students bring to the ACT and PreACT?

· An ACT approved graphing calculator

· No. 2 pencils

· Acceptable photo ID

What should students NOT bring? Testing regulations do not allow these items in the testing room and need to be stored elsewhere during the test. Students are encouraged to leave all unnecessary personal items at home on this day.

· Cell phones or iPads

· Any electronic devices that record or make noise

What can students do to prepare before the day of the test?

· Plan to be in school that day. Do not plan appointments or vacations for this date.

· Use their Naviance student account to access Naviance ACT Test Prep for free. Click on Resources to Get Ready from the Naviance homepage. Timed practice tests are available for students there.

· Visit the ACT free practice site located here.

What can students do to prepare for the day of the test?

· Get a full night’s rest and have breakfast (students will receive the option for lunch after the test and be able to request a lunch in their advisory class).

· Arrive early, in advance of the test start time.

· Test proctors will not permit students who arrive late into the testing room.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jena Hitt, Farrah Jennings, or Suze Fulford.

Jena Hitt

School Counselor, State Testing Coordinator


Farrah Jennings

School Counselor, College Planning Counselor


Suze Fulford

Testing Coordinator


Dakota County Library: Free Teen Job Skills

The Dakota County Library is offering a new series of Teen Job Skills. All of these FREE programs are specially designed for teens ages 12 and older. You do not need a library card to register and hold your spot; however, registration is required.

March 29th, 4-5 p.m. Farmington Library

Register Here

How to Prepare for Your First Interview

March 15th, 7-8 p.m. Virtual

Register Here

Entrepreneurship for Teens

March 21st-26th, 3-4 p.m. Wescott Library

Register Here

Financial Aid 101

March 31st, 6-7:30 p.m. Pleasant Hill Library

Register Here

St. Paul College FREE Summer Camps (paid for by the Schulze Grant)

Saint Paul College in partnership with the Schulze Grant has some amazing FREE opportunities for students ages 13-17 this spring and summer!

The registration will be on a first come basis and once full we will start a wait list. The only requirement to qualify for one of these offerings is to be from a School District other than Saint Paul Public Schools. Saint Paul Public Schools is fortunate to have a similar grant with the 3M corporation and will be supporting their students with that opportunity.

  • Imagine It, Design It, Make It! an Advanced Manufacturing Camp, July 18-21, 2022 *30 spots available

  • SCRUBS Camp a Healthcare Summer Camp, July 25-28, 2022 *10 spots available

  • Manufacturing Prep Course, April 4-15, 2022 *40 spots available

Other camp offerings not covered by the Schulze Grant:

  • Video Game Design June 20-23

  • Cosmetology Camp, June 20-23


MN Tuition-Free Pathways for Students in High-Need Career Areas

Minnesota Future Together Grants will provide eligible Minnesotans with a tuition-free pathway for earning a certificate, diploma, associate’s degree, or bachelor’s degree at any public institution in the state. The grants are available starting spring 2022 through 2024.

If you are currently studying healthcare, STEM, business, industry and technology, education, or public service at a public institution, reach out to your college's financial aid office. And if you're a prospective student looking to go into one of these fields, chat with an admissions representative about the opportunity.

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Eastview High School Virtual Calm Room

Life can feel overwhelming at times. Sometimes it can be hard to figure out how to work through challenging times. At the Eastview High School, we have a Virtual Calming Room to help students explore strategies to help deal with those challenges. We hope these tools will provide helpful outlets and practice for when life gets tough.

Desktop Virtual Calm Room

Mobile-Friendly Virtual Calm Room

Park Nicollet's Growing Through Grief Support Group

Park Nicollet’s Growing Through Grief counselor, Jenny Simmonds, will be offering a weekly grief group for Eastview students who have experienced the death of a significant family member (parent, sibling, caregiver, etc.). If your teen is living with loss and you think they could benefit from participating in a grief group, please contact Molly Wellik at molly.wellik@district196.org and we will connect with your student regarding their interest.

2021-2022 ACT/SAT Test Information

ACT Registration/National Test Dates

The ACT is a standardized test widely used for college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT can be found on the Eastview Counseling website. Visit link below to register. ALL Eastview Juniors are scheduled to take the ACT during the school day on April 5th (no registration required).

Test Date/Regular Registration Deadline/Late Registration (Late Fees Apply):

April 2, 2022: February 25th (Late Registration: March 11th)

June 11, 2022: May 6th (Late Registration: May 20th)

July 16, 2022: June 17th (Late Registration: June 24th)

SAT Registration/National Test Dates

The SAT is a standardized test used for some college admissions, usually taken Junior year. More information about ACT vs SAT can be found on the Eastview Counseling website. Visit link below to register.

Test Date/Regular Registration Deadline/Late Registration (Late Fees Apply)

May 7, 2022: April 8th (Late Registration: April 26th)

June 4, 2022: May 5th (Late Registration: May 25th)

Upcoming College, University, and Military Visits to the Counseling Office

3/29/2022 9:30am University of Wisconsin-Superior

4/1/2022 9:30am North Central University

4/5/2022 7:40am Montana State University

4/5/2022 8:35am North Dakota State University

4/5/2022 9:30am Northern Michigan University

4/5/2022 12:45pm Viterbo University

4/5/2022 1:40pm University of Kansas

4/7/2022 11:20am Army National Guard

*Students are encouraged to register in Naviance and pick up a pass in the Counseling Office prior to the event.

Eastview High School Counseling Website

For more details about our program and resources visit the Eastview Counseling website.

Eastview High School Counselors