EVHS Weekly Announcements
Edition #20: 2.5.2021
- Wednesday, February 10: No school- teacher workshop
- Monday, February 15: No school- Presidents Day
- Tuesday, February 16: No school- Learning model transition planning day for teachers
- Tuesday, February 16: Course Registration for 2021-22 Deadline
- Wednesday, February 17: No school- Learning model transition planning day for teachers
- Thursday and Friday, February 18 & 19: Final days of 9am-1pm four-period day distance learning schedule
- Monday, February 22: First day of new hybrid learning for grades 9-11. Grade 12 continues with Zoom distance learning with new hybrid schedule.
- Monday, March 8: First day of hybrid learning for grade 12 students.
(New) Eastview Change to Hybrid Learning
Information about the change back to hybrid learning was sent to the Eastview Learning Community on February 3. To read that communication, click here.
As we get closer to the February 22nd date, more information about the transition will be emailed to families and will also be posted in the weekly Friday announcements.
(New) Grades 9-11 Registration Continues
On Tuesday, February 2nd, students in grades 9-11 began the registration process for the 2021-2022 school year. Over the past few weeks, teachers have been talking with students about course options in their content areas and have made recommendations about next courses in sequenced classes (i.e. Mathematics). Students received registration information and instructions in SPARK Advisory on Tuesday, February 2nd; from then, they have two weeks to make their decisions and enter their course plan online. We ask students to give thoughtful consideration to their options and consult with their current teachers, counselor and parents/guardians. Each student will have a 1:1 registration check-in meeting with their SPARK Advisor to assist with the process. Course requests will be due in Infinite Campus by 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 16th. Full course descriptions and additional resources are available on our Registration Website.
(New) Chick-Fil-A Mobile Spirit Night - 2/8/21
Please support the Eastview Wrestling team on Monday, February 8th, 4-8pm by ordering Chick-Fil-A on their App and then pick up at the Apple Valley location. Tell your friends and family to do the same. Go, Lightning!
(New) Chipotle Fundraising Night for EVCF- 2/10/21
Support scholarships and grants to EVHS and our attendance area schools by letting Chipotle do the cooking for you next Wednesday, February 10th! Join us for a fundraiser for the Eastview Community Foundation and enjoy a good meal at the same time! Mention EVCF at checkout or enter the promo code 6GQTDVP online and 33% of your purchase will go directly to EVCF! It’s a win for you…and a win for our students and schools!!
Support EVHS Athletics and Girls Basketball
All Eastview girls basketball players are selling Dominos pizza cards! Each $10.00 card can be used for a FREE 1 topping medium pizza with the purchase of 1 large menu priced pizza.
This card is valid for 1 year and can used an unlimited number of times during the year! Reach out to any girls basketball player to purchase one or contact Deb Machacek at 651-334-6936.
Honored at the Dominos on 141st St. near EVHS. The player will deliver to your home! Thank you for supporting Eastview athletics and the girls basketball program! GO, LIGHTNING!
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!
From the Learning Commons
Textbook Collection and Distribution – Q3
Information was sent to students in Schoology regarding textbook collection and distribution of new learning materials for Q3. Parents are encouraged to assist students in returning all books which are no longer being used for learning. There will be a curbside drop box available at the WEST ENTRANCE until Friday, February 5th. New materials can be picked up during school hours in the Learning Commons. Additional details can be found on our webpage https://evhs.district196.org/academics/learning-commons
We have 200+ new library titles on display in our Learning Commons. It’s a great time to pick up a new title to enjoy on these cold winter days. Stop by the Learning Commons during school hours and we will help you select a great new read!
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.
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.
COLLEGE & SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION
(New) Attention EVHS Advanced Placement (AP) Students
The College Board AP Program will be releasing important updates to students and parents regarding 2021 AP Exams as soon as early next week. We plan to ensure students can complete their AP journey, so we will be communicating EVHS updates as appropriate. The College Board AP Program is providing a variety of administration windows and flexible testing options to keep educators and students safe and, when needed, give us more time to prepare for exams. 2021 AP Exams will be full-length exams covering the full scope of the course with the opportunity to earn college credit. All students should continue to plan to take their required AP Exams. More information about specific AP exam administration plans at Eastview High School will be provided to students and parents as it becomes available.
(New) Interested in Signing Up For PSEO Next Year?
Are you planning to sign up for PSEO next year? There will be two Zoom meetings coming up and you MUST attend one of them:
PSEO Informational Session #1
Time: Feb 24, 2021 02:00 PM
PSEO Informational Session #2
Time: Feb 25, 2021 08:00 AM
Please fill out this FORM in order to receive the Zoom meeting information.
Students should still register for a full year of EVHS classes for the 2021-2022 school year even if they plan on taking PSEO classes. The MN State Department of Education deadline for notifying EVHS about your intention to participate in PSEO is May 30th.
Senior Midyear Updates
- Some colleges request your midyear report/grades. There is no fee for this transcript request. If needed, complete the request here.
- Midyear reports will be sent beginning Feb. 12th, when quarter 2 grades are finalized. If you have questions, please contact Molly.Wellik@district196.org.
- *If this is your first transcript request to a college, you will need to add on Naviance and mypaymentsplus. Do not complete this form for initial transcript requests.*
- Go to Naviance à Colleges I am Applying To → Edit --> Application Results
From the Counseling Office
Attention Parents, Teachers, and Community Members: Free Virtual Forum
Resilience Required: COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health
Featuring clinician Jon Mattleman - Discussion and Q&A with clinician Jon Mattleman
Tuesday March 9th, 2021
7:00 - 8:00 PM (CST)
Join us for a live webinar!
Click the link below to join.
This presentation focuses on how we can support our children during this challenging school year. Counselor Jon Mattleman will provide attendees with context to the factors impacting this school year, highlighting the resilience we've all shown during this challenging time, and how we can use that to be a source of strength, stability, and support for the youth in our care.
Counseling Office Newsletter
(New) Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey beat Lakeville North High School 5-3 - 2/2/21
The Lightning struck just 41 seconds into the game when senior Lainey Dwinnell fired a shot from the right circle and senior Brynn Swenson poked in the rebound at the left side of the crease. Two minutes later, Eastview doubled its lead. Senior Mikayla Kelley skated the puck across the middle of the Panthers’ zone and found Benadum at the point where she placed a laser in the back of the net. The Panthers cut the lead to one, but the Lightning scored again to make it 3-1 at the end of one. Sophomore Jessica Wilhelm moved the puck from deep in the Panthers’ end back to Benadum for another blue-line rocket. The shots in the first were 11-8.
Both teams scored in the second. Eastview tallied first, at 10:54, when Benadum hit Kelley flying out of the Lightning zone and Kelley beat the defense and the goalie, upper corner, blocker side. The Panthers made it 4-2 at 15:12. Shots after two were 18-14.
At 11:52 of the third, the Panthers cut the lead to one. With 51 seconds left, however, the Lightning put the game away. Kelley hit junior Avery Chesek moving toward the net and Chesek fed Wilhelm at the far side for the tap in. Freshman goalie Lila Hanson saw her first varsity action in the third and made 6 saves to preserve the win. Final score: 5-3. Shots: 27-21.
Next up: The #10 Lightning host district rival Eagan at 2:00 on Saturday, February 6. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs
(New) EVHS Boys Swim and Dive Takes On Eagan High School - 2/4/21
The Eastview Boys Swim and Dive Team had their fifth meet of the season on Thursday, February 4, swimming against fierce competition brought by the Eagan Wildcats. Lightning swimmers and divers worked hard throughout the meet to achieve personal best times and scores. After times were placed and scores were tallied, the Wildcats grabbed the victory for the night.
One of the most exciting highlights of the night was varsity Diving. Alex Sulistyo showed everyone what it looks like when training, concentration, and determination come together to execute difficult, impressive dives. He won 1st place and his final score broke both the school and pool records in diving scores….congratulations, Alex!
Lightning relay teams came together to grab victories and show the value of teamwork. The varsity 200 Yard Medley Relay team achieved a 2nd place finish for the Lightning, won by Kyle Kunisaki, Nate Getman, Nicholas Phomsouvanh, and Alex Schmidt. Our varsity 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team decided to follow that example, with a 2nd place win by teammates Nicholas Phomsouvahn, Kyle Kunisaki, Max Blodgett and Wyatt Olson, followed by a 3rd place win by Mitchell Espena, Trevor Larkee, Hunter Dunne, and Sebastian Gillen. Max Blodgett, Wyatt Olson, Kyle Kunisaki, and Alex Schmidt brought another win at the end of the night, working together to earn a 2nd place victory in the varsity 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.
Individual swimmers created highlights during the night as well. In the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle, Max Blodgett placed 3rd in a very close race. Later on, Max had another 3rd place win in the varsity 100 Yard Butterfly. In the varsity 200 Individual Medley, Nicolas Phomsouvanh won 2nd place, then grabbed another 2nd place win in the varsity 100 Yard Breaststroke. In the varsity 500 Yard Freestyle, Alex Schmidt won 2nd place, swimming into the finish eleven seconds before his competition. Trent Kassuelke came in strong for a 3rd place win in the varsity 100 Yard Backstroke.
The EVHS Boys Swim/Dive team will be ready to dive back into their next round of competition on Tuesday, February 9 against Prior Lake. Lightning fans will be ready to cheer them on as they continue their efforts to achieve both team and personal victories…..go, Lightning!
(New) EVHS Boys Swim and Dive Battles Shakopee High School 1/29/21
The Eastview Boys Swim and Dive Team had their fourth meet of the season on Friday, January 29, going up against Shakopee High School. This round of competition was filled with great performances by our Lightning swimmers, with many athletes making personal gains from prior meets. In the end, Shakopee took home the victory with a final varsity score of 100 points to Eastview’s 86.
As always, Lightning relay teams dove into the pool with purpose, worked together, and gave spectators exciting races to watch. The first relay of the night was a close competition, with the varsity 200 Yard Medley Relay team of Kyle Kunisaki, Nicholas Phomsouvanh, Max Blodgett, and Hank Stanton taking 2nd place and 3rd going to Ethan Klein, Nate Getman, Trevor Larkee, and William Jerome. Later on, our varsity 200 Yard Freestyle Relay teams had strong performances with Nicholas Phomsouvanh, Wyatt Olson, Alex Schmidt, and Max Blodgett winning 2nd and Nate Getman, Hank Stanton, Hunter Dunne, and Mitchell Espena taking 3rd. In the final relay, the varsity 400 Freestyle Relay team of Alex Schmidt, Mitchell Espena, Trevor Larkee, and Kyle Kunisaki showed Lightning perseverance at the end of the night, grabbing a 3rd place finish.
Individual swimmers and divers showed personal growth in many events, with their collective efforts adding to the team score. Varsity divers Alex Sulistyo, Isaac Field, and Miles Nordquist all increased their final scores since the last meet, with practice and concentration coming together to produce some great dives. Alex soared above the pool, winning 1st place by over fifty points! In the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle, Alex Schmidt won 2nd place, followed shortly after by teammate Mitchell Espena in 3rd. The 50 Yard Freestyle was an exciting event for both our varsity and junior varsity swimmers. In the junior varsity race, Own Unten won 1st place, with Owen Kunisaki taking a close 2nd. In the varsity race, Nicholas Phomsouvahn and Max Blodgett challenged one another to the very end, with Nicholas pulling ahead to win 2nd place and Max taking a very close 3rd. Nicholas took another 2nd place finish in the varsity 100 Yard Freestyle, and Alex Schmidt followed to grab 3rd place. In the varsity 500 Yard Freestyle, Max Blodgett achieved a 1st place victory by over ten seconds, with teammate Mitchell Espena taking 3rd. In the varsity 200 Yard Individual Medley, Kyle Kunisaki finished with a 2nd place win and Nate Getman won 3rd. Later on, Kyle had a decisive 1st place finish in the varsity 100 Yard Backstroke, pulling ahead of the competition by over six seconds, and teammate Ethan Klein came in strong for a 3rd place finish. In the varsity 100 Yard Butterfly, Wyatt Olson grabbed a 3rd place win for the team. In the varsity 100 Yard Breastroke, Nate Getman achieved a 2nd place win, with Wyatt Olson following for another 3rd place finish.
The EVHS Boys Swim and Dive team and their fans have a lot to look forward to at the next meet, as the team and individuals are driven to achieve their personal best by fine-tuning their skills, shaving seconds off their times, and cheering each other on....Go, Lightning!
(New) Eastview Girls Alpine Skiing finish 5th at Third Varsity Event - 2/4/21
The Eastview girls missing star senior Kate Young finished in fifth place overall at the third varsity event of the season. The weather was biting cold, and the course was set extremely fast which helped some skiers to notch their career bests on the night. Leading the way for Eastview was Megan Young who finished in 6th place overall. Next was Katelyn McClure who finished in 18th overall position. Sophomore Elsa Youngberg showed how much she liked the fast course by turning in two career bests to finish in 28th overall position. Ellen Heunisch finished one half of a second ahead of Lilly Spade to finish in 32nd and 33rd position. Also earning points for Eastview were Lily Ringold and Emma Huppert.
(New) Eastview Boys Alpine Skiing finish in 6th at Third Varsity Event- 2/4/21
(New) Boys JV Alpine Ski Team Meet #2- 1/29
The combined Eagan Eastview Junior Varsity Alpine Ski team placed 4th overall at their second meet of the season on Friday, January 29th. Leading the way for the Lightning was junior Nicholas Leichner placing 13th overall, followed by 8th grader Maxwell Espena and sophomore Finn Ward. Also scoring points for the team were freshmen Zach Kier and Nathaniel Reedstrom.
(New) Girls JV Alpine Ski Team, Meet #2- 1/29
On Friday evening, January 29th, the Eagan-Eastview JV Alpine Ski Team crushed the hill with a 2nd place overall finish. The Eastview girls represented the team with strong finishes, led by freshman Elara Egner placing 9th overall, followed by sophomores Rylie Fewell and Haley Struthers, finishing 14th and 17th respectively. Other Eastview point earners were 8th grader Lyndee Ward, freshman Steffi Decapia and sophomore Kiera Williamson.
(New) Boys JV Alpine Ski Team Meet #1- 1/22
The combined Eagan-Eastview Junior Varsity Boys Alpine Ski Team had a strong showing at their first event at Buck Hill on Friday, January 22. Placing 4th overall, the boys all showed promising early season races despite the late start and limited practice time on the slopes. Top Eastview finisher junior Nicholas Leichner placed 13th overall with two solid runs, followed by newcomer Maxwell Espena (8th grader) placing 19th overall. Other skiers earning points for the team included Eastview skiers sophomore Finn Ward who finished in 33rd place, freshman Zach Kier placing 37th, and freshman Nathaniel Reedstrom rounding out the team’s fine showing placing 39th overall.
(New) Girls JV Alpine Ski Team, Meet #1- 1/22
The Eagan-Eastview combined Junior Varsity Girls Alpine Ski Team competed in their first JV event at Buck Hill on Friday, January 22. The girls had an excellent night with the team placing 3rd overall. The Eastview girls were top point earners with sophomore Rylie Fewell placing 15th overall, followed by sophomore Haley Struthers in 19th place. Freshman Steffi Decapia placed 31st with eighth grader Lyndee Ward finishing right behind her in 32nd place. What a great start to the season!
(New) EVHS JV Boys Hockey Falls To Lakeville North - 2/5/21
The Boys JV Hockey team lost 9-1 to a feisty Lakeville North squad Thursday evening at Ames Arena. Scoring the lone goal for the Lightning was Sean Kalthoff assisted by Reed Ellingson.
(New) Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey beat Lakeville North High School 9-3 - 2/2/21
Johnson started the scoring with assists to freshman Ella Holm and sophomore Ali Dugan. The Lightning made it 2-0 when freshman Erin Hayward scored on an assist from freshman Hailie Holman. The Panthers tied the game at 2, but Hayward scored again to make it 3-2 after the first. Junior Josie Holman and sophomore MacKenzie Luce assisted on the third goal. Shots for the period were 5-12.
The Lightning tallied two times in the second. Josie Holman scored with assists to Hayward and Hailie Holman and sophomore Laney Schwartz added the next goal with an assist to freshman Claire Swanson. After two, the score was 5-3 and the shots were 16-22. During the second, the Panthers received a penalty shot due to a delay of game on the Lightning for covering the puck in the crease. Freshman goalie Lila Hanson stood tall and thwarted the attempt to keep the lead at 2 going to the third.
In the third, the Lightning posted 4 more goals. Junior Betsy Bjerke scored with an assist to Holm, making it 6-3. Johnson scored her second of the game with an assist to Josie Holman, making it 7-3. Freshman Brynn Dihel increased the lead to 8-3 with an assist to Bjerke and Johnson completed the hat trick with assists to freshman Meredith Droege and 8th grader Sari Cords. The final: 9-3. Shots on goal were 29-27.
Next up: The Lightning host Eagan at high noon on Saturday, February 6. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs
ARTS & ACTIVITIES
(New) EVHS Speech Team Finds Success Over the Weekend
Congratulations to the EVHS speech team for taking home first place at the Marshall Speech Spectacular Tournament and sixth place at the Woodbury/Moorhead Invitational last weekend. It took each and every one of them to make this such a successful weekend.
Extra congratulations to the following students for placing in the top three in their respective categories:
(New) EVHS Mock Trial Advance in Regionals
Both Eastview Mock Trial Teams advanced through Round 4 with both teams scoring victories over their opponents. Eastview Team 1 and Visitation Gold competed to a spilt decision, 202 Tie, with the tie breaker going to Eastview. Eastview Team 2 defeated St. Paul Central by a score of 200 to 196. Both teams are now 3-1 in competition. Congratulations to both teams as they continue to progress through the final Rounds of Regions.
(New) Join EVHS Boys Volleyball
The Eastview boys volleyball program is starting pre-season zoom workouts and open gyms for athletes to prepare for 2021 tryouts in March. If you are interested in playing, or have questions, contact Head Coach Ryan Dehnel (email@example.com).
(New) Youth In Government Club - An EVHS Student-Led Club
Have you ever wondered what government looks like in action? Well, now you have the opportunity to experience it firsthand by joining our Youth in Government Club. We will connect students with their local delegations and assist them as they grow their leadership skills. Go here for more information.
EVHS Dance Tech Virtual Winter Dance Projects
Looking for something fun to watch this weekend? Look no further, the Eastview Dance Department was able to put together a Virtual Winter Dance Project Show based on “Movies that Dance”!
Enjoy the following link of wonderful student choreography from the EVHS Dance Department! Directed by Jessica Padget and edited by the very talented Technical Director JJ Miller!