EVHS Bi-Weekly Announcements

Edition #21: 11.30.2021

Important Dates
  • Friday, December 3 - No School, Teacher Workshop
  • December 24 - January 2 - No School, Winter Break

New: School-Wide Food Drive - “Fill The Fishbowls!” - December 13-17


* Bring items to your Period 1 Teacher OR drop them off in the Main Office.

* Items will be stored in the “fishbowls” (aka cluster conference rooms) throughout the week.

* All donations will be delivered to The Open Door Pantry in Eagan. Most Requested Items For Donation.

Other Ways To Give:

* Gift Cards: Gift cards are a great way to donate! Bring them in!

* Socks: FCCLA will collect all donated NEW socks to The Drawer which will distribute them to the local homeless.

New: Sock and Underwear Drive

FCCLA is collecting socks and underwear to donate to The Drawer out of Rosemount. You can bring items in from December 6th -17th to C139 or drop off at the West Doors with Lynn Hauge. Thermal socks that double as mittens are very much in need right now. For more information on the Drawer go to https://www.thedrawer.org/

New Absence Reporting System

In an effort to streamline the process for reporting a student absence at Eastview, families may now complete and submit a single online form.

Beginning November 19, our new District 196 Online Absence Notification System will allow families to report an illness or other absence, sign a student out, and alert staff of a late arrival. Once submitted, the system will directly notify your school.

The form may be accessed by clicking here. (See Button Below)

The form is also located on our Eastview website; under Families>Attendance Information, and under Contact, as well as on ALL district websites.

For ESPAÑOL and SOOMAALI language pages, which can be accessed in the top black utility bar of all websites, the form is available on the Attendance and Contact pages.

Please be aware that this new system will replace the steps previously taken to report an absence. During this transition, you may continue to send notes to our attendance office. However, we ask that you begin using the new absence notification system as soon as possible.

Eastview Trip to Spain & Morocco, March 2023

Attention current 10th and 11th grade students. There will be an informational meeting for current 10th and 11th grade students interested in traveling to Spain and Morocco during Eastview’s spring break in March 2023. The meeting will be held on Thursday, December 2nd at 7:00 am in Room C332. Please contact Dr. Beach via email with questions at todd.beach@district196.org

Attention, Seniors - Submit your Senior Portrait for the Yearbook

The deadline for senior portrait submission for the yearbook is Saturday, January 1, 2022.

Click the link below for information on Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submission instructions and guidelines, and information on purchasing an optional Grad Ad for your senior.

Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads

Eastview School Store Now Open

The Eastview School is now open Wednesdays before school 7:00-7:30am and during lunch. Stop down at the east end of the commons to purchase some amazing Eastview gear. You can also place an order for pickup using our online store link:


Check Out The Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out the November 17th episode here.


ORDER - 2021-22 Yearbooks are now for sale! Go to www.yearbookforever.com and purchase yours today!

Educational Benefits Program (formerly Free and Reduced-Price Meals) Application

Students in District 196 will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021-22 school year due to a grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. All families are still encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. Upon approval, these benefits are extended to Activities/Athletics fees and more. A new application must be submitted each year.

Visit the District 196 Food & Nutrition Services website for more information.

Eastview High School and District 196 Text Messages

To opt in to EVHS and District 196 text messages, text Y to 67587. Carrier messaging rates may apply.


Senior Information


Please make sure you're checking out the College & Scholarship Information section weekly for important senior-related information.


Click the link below for information on Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submission instructions and guidelines, and information on purchasing a Grad Ad for your senior.

Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads

*Deadline for submitting your senior photo to the yearbook is JANUARY 1, 2022.

Health & Safety

Masks Required on Buses and Inside Schools

State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. The 2021-22 COVID-19 Operational Plan for Families, Students and Visitors to Schools that was unanimously approved by our School Board on August 26 requires all students, staff and visitors in all District 196 buildings to wear a face mask indoors when the local transmission level is “substantial” or “high” as measured by the CDC transmission matrix. Currently, the transmission level in Dakota County is high, meaning face masks will be required in our schools to start the year, just as they are required to enter a growing number of businesses, government buildings and on all public transportation and airline flights.

Your partnership is critical to the success of our students. We expect students, staff and visitors to comply with the mask requirement, as outlined in Administrative Regulation 708.7, COVID-19 Masks, until the COVID-19 spread in Dakota County drops to the “moderate” level of transmission. Masks help reduce spread and give us the best opportunity to provide consistent in-person education all year. Just like last year, students will have opportunities for mask breaks during the day, such as at lunch or while outside. If parents and guardians are concerned about their child’s ability to safely wear a mask, they should refer back to Administrative Regulation 708.7 COVID-19 Masks.

Our district is committed to doing all we can to ensure students can continue learning in person this school year. This includes HEPA filters in all learning spaces, social distancing, recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are eligible to receive them and requiring masks when the local transmission level is substantial or high.

Review and Update Emergency Information

If you haven’t already done so, please update your family’s information on record with the district by completing the online review in your Infinite Campus Parent portal account. This is the one time each year the district asks parents to complete the review to ensure schools have up-to-date contact information, emergency contacts, student health records and more. It is important for schools to have current information in order to be notified in case of emergency, changes in the school schedule and to receive regular communication from the schools and district.

All District 196 parents and guardians are encouraged to have an Infinite Campus Parent account of their own to stay involved in their child’s education, and to access end-of-term report cards, transcripts, attendance and other important information. Parents who do not have their own Infinite Campus Parent account can request an activation key from the office at their child’s school. For information on setting up an Infinite Campus Parent account and completing the online review, visit the Family Resources page on our district website.

We look forward to partnering with you to make 2021-22 a safe, fun and productive school year for all of our students and families.


Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check back in this space for the most up-to-date counseling news!

Wednesday November 24 Newsletter

Counseling Office Newsletter Archives

Peer Tutoring in Math

Every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm

Learning Commons

All students/math levels welcome!

Reminders for SENIORS and Their Families

Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions

View the presentation from the Senior Parent College Application Planning Night here (many resources linked).

View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.

View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.

View the steps to submit College Applications here.

(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)

View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here

Students can find these resources:

  • Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
  • Schoology Class of 2022 → Resources→ College Resources

College Knowledge Month

Minnesota Private Colleges events this Fall/Winter

Minnesota Private Colleges are having a number of events this fall. Check it out if you're interested! Click here for more info!

College Financial Aid information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Please go to www.fafsa.gov to complete this application. Information to assist in completing the application are also available on the FAFSA website. All seniors attending ANY type of post-secondary institution should complete the FAFSA.

New: Upcoming College and University Visits

Students should stop by the Counseling Office and get a pass to attend the college/university/military Rep Visit prior to the right visit. These university/college or military visits are small group meetings typically lasting 20-30 minutes. These admission reps are often times the same people that review college applications, so it's a great connection for students.


11:20am Army Reserves


12:45pm University of North Dakota


9:30am Saint Cloud State University

11:20am U.S. Air Force

Schedule of 2021-22 ACT Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

February 12, 2022 January 7

April 2, 2022 February 25

June 11, 2022 May 6

July 16, 2022 June 17

Registration and additional information can be found at www.actstudent.org.

2021-22 Administration Dates and Deadline for the SAT

SAT Test Registration Deadline

March 12, 2022 February 11

May 7, 2022 April 8

June 4, 2022 May 5

Registration and additional information can be found at www.collegeboard.org.


Winter Super Group

Winter super group start date: Monday Nov. 15th

End date: Thursday March 10th

Cost: $50.00(register through MyPaymentsPlus)

Training days each school day of the week: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday

Start time: 2:45

End time: about 4:15

We will meet up at the northwest corner of our indoor track.

Contact Coach Swanson with any questions.




The Lightning stormed the Bloomington Ice Gardens on the opener of the 25th Eastview High School Hockey season in a match-up against Jefferson. Eastview worked hard from the first shift drawing an early penalty and putting the first five shots on the net. On a sequence that began with a Tyler Cords rocket high off the post, Nick Karam knotted the season’s first goal on an assist from Charlie Ortman at 10:46. Cords followed at 12:38 on assists from Karam and Logan Opgrand. The lightning took a 2-0 lead into intermission outshooting Jefferson 11-4.

Penalties picked up in the second period as the physical game became chippy. The lightning responded as John Kisch got into the action with a power-play goal at 1:35 with assists from Jordan Brothers and Opgrand. The lightning penalty kill led by Walker Bergland and Cody Domalgaski was up to the task and at 3:55 of the second, Bergland’s hustle was rewarded with a goal on a nice shot from the left dot, unassisted for a 4-0 lead.

The Jaguars ended Jay Svaren’s bid for a shutout at 4:42 of the second on a high shot over the right shoulder where the lightning keeper looked to be screened. Zach Wooten got into the action by notching his first varsity goal at 11:29 with a wicked shot from the slot. The lone assist went to Gabe Tritchler. Kisch knotted his second of the game on a power-play scramble at 14:05 with assists going to Wooten and Jordan Larkee. Larkee closed out the lightning scoring at 15:29 of the second on a sweet indirect pass from Tritschler that resulted in a breakaway and a nice forehand backhand deke and a 7-1 lead for the lightning. For the period, Svaren had 10 saves while the lightning lit the lamp on five of 13 shots on goal.

The Lightning started the 3rd on the penalty kill but was again up to the task, with the home team ultimately going 0-7 on the power play. Jefferson scored their second on a five on five situations at 10:21 with a neutral zone chip that resulted in a two on one goal to reduce the Eastview lead to five. For the remainder of the third, the chippy nature of the game took on a new dimension with a parade to the penalty box that culminated with a five-minute major by Bloomington after a big Eastview open-ice hit. The lightning nearly scored three more times during the power play before another scrum sent players from both teams to the box in the final two minutes. Eastview’s 7-2 win was punctuated by Svaren’s 17 saves as the lightning outshot the Jaguars 34-19 while converting on two of four power plays.

The lightning next travel to St. Thomas to take on the Cadets on Thursday, December 2 at 7 pm with all superfans needed!

Nov. 23: Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey beat Lakeville North High School 3-1

Lightning top Panthers 3-1 in first road game of the season. The Lightning left the friendly confines of AVSA for the first time this season and came away with a hard-fought win at Lakeville North.

Ninth-grader Sari Cords put the Lightning on the board at 16:25 of the first. Junior Meghan Keating assisted on the goal. After one, the score was 1-0 and the shots were 7-6.

There was no scoring in the second. After 2, the shots were 11-14.

The Panthers tied the score at 11:31 of the third, but the Lightning quickly bounced back. At 13:30, senior Nora Stepan fired a shot from the slot and senior Avery Chesek buried the rebound to give the Lightning the lead. Sophomore Ellie Groebner also assisted on the play. North pulled its goalie, but the Lightning stood strong. At 15:38, junior Jessica Wilhelm took a breakout feed from Chesek and turned it into an empty net goal to seal the win, 3-1. Shots on goal were 18-23.

The win moved the #18 Lightning to 2-2-1. Next up: Tuesday, November 30 at #5 (A) Simley. Game time 7:00.

Nov. 20: Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey falls to Rosemount High School 2-1

Old rivals met for the first time this season and Rosemount escaped with a hard-fought 2-1 win.

At 11:38 of the first, Rosemount potted a power play goal and took a 1-0 lead to the second. The shots on goal were 2-9.

There was no scoring in the second. After two, the shots were 13-20.

At 5:26 of the third, 9th grader Sari Cords scored her first varsity girl and tied the game at 1. Cords forced a turnover at the Lightning blue line, raced to the Irish goal and beat the goalie low, glove side. Despite many good chances for both teams, the goalies and defense were strong and the score remained deadlocked at 1. Shots at the end of regulation were 18-29.

With less than 1:30 left in the OT, Rosemount netted the game winner. The final shots were 21-35. The result left the Lightning’s record at 1-2-1.


Nov. 26: JV Boys Blast Bloomington Jefferson in Conference Season Hockey Opener

The JV boys hockey team had a strong start to their season with a big win over conference opponent Bloomington Jefferson on Friday. Forward Ethan Hansen ripped one in the upper corner with 6 minutes left in the first for Eastview's first goal. Hansen was assisted by Graham Ellingson and Michael Cherevatsky, and the Lightning ended the first period with a 1-0 lead. The Jaguars tied it up early in the second, but Eastview gained the lead again on a 4 on 4 when the Lightning rushed it down the ice and forward Louis Rogers stuffed it in the net to make it 2 to1 Eastview. Rogers was assisted by Sean Kalthoff on the goal. With less than two minutes left in the second, forward Jaymeson Zackery battled it out in front of the net to put the Lightning ahead 3 to 1. Defensiveman Brayden Kaldenbach had his first assist of the game and Cherevatsky notched his second. With less than one minute left in the period, Rogers shot it through the goalie’s five-hole for his second goal of the night. Defensiveman Abe Johnson assisted on the goal which gave Eastview a strong 4 -1 lead. The Lightning scored again midway through the third when forward Brady Swenson cleaned up the loose puck out front. Kaldenbach was credited with the assist - his second of the night. Strong goaltending by Blake Jensen helped secure the victory with 14 saves, and the Lightning finished the night with a 5 -1 victory over Bloomington Jefferson. The JV hit the road again on Thursday, December 2 to face the Cadets of St. Thomas.

Nov. 23: Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey falls to Lakeville North High School 7-3

The EV Lightning JV hockey team played the LVN Panthers this past Tuesday at Ames Arena. The Panthers came out on top with a 7-3 victory.

The lightning opened the scoring at 2:20 of the 1st on the power play. #3 E. Schaefer scored the goal with the assists going to # 14 M. Droege & #35 E. Warren. The lightning struck again a couple of minutes later. #23 C. Johnson scored the goal with an assist to #18 A. Dugan. The score at the end of the 1st period was 2-2 and SOG totals were Eastview 5 LVN 10.
LVN scored the next 3 goals to take a 5-2 lead. EV got on the board again late in the 2nd period. #26 B. Dihel scored the goal with an assist to #23 C. Johnson. The 2nd period ended with LVN up 6-3. SOG at the end of the 2nd period were EV 10 - LVN 24. LVN scored the only goal of the 3rd period. The final score was LVN 7- EV 3. The Lightning finished the game with 15 SOG and LVN had 30. The loss left the JV lightning with a 2-2-1 record.

The lightning are back in action this Tuesday as they hit the road and visit Veterans arena in IGH to take on Simley. Game time is 5:00 p.m. GO ⚡️⚡️

Nov. 20: Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey beat Rosemount High School 8-3

The lightning JV hockey team played the Rosemount Irish at AVSA. The Lightning came out on top with an exciting 8-3 victory.

The lightning opened the scoring at 13:05 of the 1st. #3 E. Schaefer scored the goal with the assist going to # 26 B. Dihel. The 1st period ended with EV up 1-0. The 1st period SOG totals were Eastview 16 Rosemount 6.

Rosemount tied the game at 5:11 of the 2nd period. The Irish scored again 2 minutes later to take a 2-1 lead. EV tied the game at 2 late in the 2nd period. #10 B. Bjerke with an assist to #3 E. Schaefer. The 2nd period ended Tied at 2. The 2nd period SOG totals were Eastview 12 Rosemount 11.

Eastview’s Sari Cords scored at 3:08 of the 3rd to give EV a 3-2 lead. Rosemount tied the game :13 later at 3. The lightning offense came to life at 3:43 of the 3rd. #24 Ava Gross scored her 1st JV goal with the assist going to #16 Ali Dugan. This gave the lightning a 4-3 lead. The lightning then scored 4 consecutive goals: #5 Ellie Patterson (unassisted), #26 Brynn Dihel (assist to #11 Mackenzie Henning), #22 Sari Cords (assist to #26 B. Dihel), #22 Sari Cords (assist to #5 Ellie Patterson) completed the scoring with her 3rd goal of the period at 13:43. Final score Eastview 8- Rosemount 3⚡️⚡️

The lightning finished the game with 46 SOG. Rosemount had 25.
The win left the JV lightning with a 2-1-1 record.

Nov. 18: Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey beat Elk River 3-2

The lightning JV hockey team played the Elk River Zimmerman Elks at AVSA. The Lightning came out on top with a thrilling 3-2 OT victory .

It was scoreless early. Lila Hanson had a great point blank save at 9:54 of the 1st period. Both goalies stood tall with excellence. The 1st period ended in a 0-0 tie. The 1st period SOG totals were Eastview 19 Elk River 11.

EV took a 1-0 lead at 8:43 of the 2nd period. #6 H. Holman scored the goal with the assist going to #14 M. Droege. Lila Hanson continued her strong goaltending with a save on a breakaway at 2:51 of the period. The period ended with EV leading 1-0. The 2nd period SOG totals were Eastview 8 Elk River 14.

The Elks scored at :34 of the 3rd period to tie the game at 1-1. The Elks tallied another goal at 2:39 to take a 2-1 lead. Eastview Ella Schaefer tied the game at 2 at 6:23 of the 3rd. The assist went to #28 L. Speegle. The 3rd period ended in a 2-2 tie.

The game went to a 6 minute running time OT. Lila Hanson made some great saves early in OT. #14 M. Droege scored the OT winner for EV at 4:20.

The Lightning finished the game with 38 SOG and the Elks had 41. The win left the JV lightning with a 1-1-1 record.


New: BPA Meeting

BPA Meeting for all members on Wednesday, December 1st – C241 – 7:00 a.m. and 2:35 p.m.

New: Latin Student Association Meeting

The Latin Student Association is meeting in B229 on Wednesday, December 1st at 2:35pm.

New: National Art Honor Society Meeting

The National Art Honor Society will hold its next meeting on Thursday, December 2 at 2:35pm in room B126. New members always welcome!

New: Climate Action Club

The Climate Action Club will be getting together for some fun on Thursday December 2nd at 2:35pm in C337. We will make recycled snowmen and any other holiday decorations we can think of. Bring a recycled plastic bottle 12 – 16 oz. if you can and an old white sock. We will have things to decorate them.

New: German Book Club Zoom with German School

Guten Tag!

Please join us for Book Bridge, our German American Book Club! We will be meeting on zoom with our partner school from Darmstadt, Germany on zoom on Friday, December 3rd at 11:30am. Come and get to know the participants from Germany and learn about which book we will be reading next. You don’t have to be in German to join since the book we choose will be written in English! Email steve.sebald@district196.org for Zoom link. Hope to see you there!

New: Upcoming Best Buddies Events

  • Join us on Wednesday, December 8th at 7:20am in C250 for the next Best Buddies meeting.
  • On Sunday, December 19th, Best Buddies will be hosting a holiday party! The party is 2-4pm in the A1 cluster. Please bring a $10 gender-neutral gift. See you there!

Get Your Tickets for Eastview's Winter Musical

Eastview Performing Arts Department is proud to announce the winter musical, Urinetown!

Winner of three Tony Awards, three Outer Critics Circle Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards and two Obie Awards, Urinetown is a hilarious musical satire of the legal system, capitalism, social irresponsibility, populism, bureaucracy, corporate mismanagement, municipal politics and musical theatre itself! Hilariously funny and touchingly honest, Urinetown provides a fresh perspective on one of America's greatest art forms.

Performance dates and times are as follows:

December 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 at 7:00 p.m.

December 12 at 2:00 p.m.

Tickets prices are:

Adults - $9

Seniors (62+) - $7

Students - $5

Tickets are on sale now! Click here to purchase tickets: https://www.vancoevents.com/XME

Eastview Performing Arts Website

About Eastview High School

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