EVHS Bi-Weekly Announcements

Edition #7: 10.1.2021


Important Dates
  • Friday, October 1 - Data Analysis Day - No School for Students
  • Thursday, October 7 - Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, October 8 - Teacher Conferences
  • Friday, October 8 - No School
  • Monday, October 18 - Lifetouch Picture Retake Day

New: Bus Transportation Update

New bus pickup times will begin Monday, October 4. Please check your email and/or Campus Parent account for updated bus times. Please call our transportation office at 651.423.7685 with questions.

New: EVHS Homecoming Week 2021

Click the link below for information, schedule, and details about Homecoming 2021. Keep watching the Announcements for more information and updates as the date gets closer.

EVHS Homecoming 2021

New: Tackle Cancer T-shirts

This year’s Tackle Cancer t-shirts will go on sale starting Wednesday, October 6. You can purchase your t-shirt before school in the west commons or during lunch at the school store which is located at the east end of the commons. T-shirts are $15 and all proceeds will be donated to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Get yours before they are gone.

New: Eastview Spiritwear Available

In need of some new Eastview gear for Homecoming Week? The Eastview School Store which is located at the east end of the commons will be open during all lunches October 6-15. We have a large assortment of new spirit wear which should be arriving soon. Stop down at the Eastview School store to purchase your Eastview gear or Tackle Cancer t-shirt starting next Wednesday, October 6. Go, Lightning!

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is Monday, October 18th. To order your picture packages ahead of time, visit mylifetouch.com and enter Picture day ID: EVTK24SX9.

Eastview Family & Community Connections

We believe ALL students can thrive when we create genuine partnerships with our families and our community. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.

Your voice matters! You can help us determine our parent/family education programming, family/community partnerships, and more by providing your feedback. If you missed last night’s Zoom session on Family and Community Engagement opportunities, please take a couple of minutes to share your thoughts via this survey: bit.ly/EFCCsurvey2021.

Check out the EFCC (Eastview Family & Community Connections) page on our website: https://evhs.district196.org/families/eastview-family-community-connections and follow our EFCC Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/EVHSFamCommunityConnect.

Randy Shaver’s Tackle Cancer in Memoriam of Frank Pasquerella

Event Details:

Wednesday, October 13 (Homecoming Week)

Eastview’s Main Gym

6PM - 8PM

Cost: An entrance donation on the evening of: $1 - $1million. No change will be made. 100% of funds raised go to cancer research.

Event Program:

6 PM: Doors Open

6:15 PM: Dodgeball Begins

6:45 PM: Eastview Parent, Cancer Survivor

Rich Berggren Speaks about Frank Pasquerella

Moment of Silence/Football on a Stick

Randy Shaver Speaks

7:10 PM: Dodgeball Resumes

Interested in forming a dodgeball team? See here. All students are welcome!

Chipotle Fundraising Night for EV Marching Band 10/5/21

Make dinner a selfless act by joining the Apple Valley Chipotle to support the Eastview High School Marching Band. Come in to the Chipotle at 7638 150th Street West in Apple Valley on Tuesday, October 5th between 5:00pm and 9:00pm. Bring in this flyer, show it on your smartphone, or tell the cashier you're supporting the cause to make sure that 33% of the proceeds will be donated to Eastview High School Marching Band.

Check Out The Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out the September 29th episode here.


PICKUP - If you ordered but haven't picked up your 2020-21 yearbook yet, you can do so in the main office. Please bring a photo ID.

FORGOT TO ORDER?- We have some extra 2020-21 yearbooks for sale. If you'd like to purchase one, please bring $85 cash or a check (made out to Eastview High School) to the main office.

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

2021-22 Eastview Student Planners

2021-22 Eastview Planners are available for purchase in the Main Office. They are $5. Come and get yours and get organized!

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


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


It is not too early to start planning for the 2022 senior party! If you are interested in taking the reins and getting the party started, please contact Suze Fulford at susanne.fulford@district196.org.


Seniors, you can pick up your senior student ID cards at the West Entrance Security Office.

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!

Friday, October 1st Newsletter

Counseling Office Newsletter Archives

New: College Knowledge Month

2021-2022 Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities

As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. There are many opportunities for students to apply to MN institutions for free.

To see the complete list of MN postsecondary institutions waiving their application fee in the month of October, click here.

For more information on College Knowledge Month and college planning resources, click here.

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) will be available October 1st. 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.

Final Reminder! Super College This Saturday, October 2nd

October 2, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Get ready for Minnesota Association for College Admission Counseling’s s first-ever Super College Saturday. This is a virtual college readiness experience where underrepresented and first-generation Minnesota high school students will learn about applying to college, financial aid, finding a school that is the right fit for them, and more!

Register here.

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 2021 → Resources→ College Resources

Schedule of 2021-22 ACT Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

October 23, 2021 September 17

December 11, 2021 November 5

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

October 2, 2021 September 3

November 6, 2021 October 8

December 4, 2021 November 4

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.

Revised: PSAT REGISTATION: Deadline Extended to Friday, October 1st

On WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2021, Juniors at EVHS are encouraged to take the PSAT/NMSQT exam. (High achieving Sophomores are also encouraged to take the PSAT as practice only.) The PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test) provides feedback about college-readiness, is excellent practice for the SAT, and is also used by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation to determine National Merit Scholarship recipients in the class of 2023.

Test Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Time: 8:00-11:45 a.m.

Location: Eastview High School

Registration opens Wednesday, September 8th and closes Friday, October 1st, or when registration is full.

The cost is $25.00. Registration and payment must be made through MyPaymentsPlus.

IMPORTANT: After you have registered, you must come to the Counseling office during 5th period to see Joan Beckmann. She will verify your PSAT registration and payment and you will be able to pick up your PSAT Official Student Guide. Your test site location will be communicated via email by Thursday, October 7th.

Preparation resources, including sample questions and a full length practice test are available at: https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice If you have any questions, please contact Farrah Jennings in the Counseling Office at farrah.jennings@district196.org.

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.


8:35am - Bethel University

8:35am - Boston University


7:40am - Lafayette College

7:40am - Loyola University Chicago

9:30am - Creighton University

9:30am - Elon University

10:25am - Saint Norbert College

10:25am - The College of Saint Scholastica

1:40pm - Kalamazoo College


7:40am - Northern Michigan University

9:30am - Alexandria College

10:25am - University of Chicago

10:25am - University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

1:40pm - St Olaf College


8:35am - Marquette University

9:30am - Purdue University-Main Campus

10:25am - University of Denver

10:25am - University of Kansas

1:40pm - Hamline University


9:30am - University of St. Thomas

9:30am - College of Saint Benedict (with Saint John's University)

12:45pm - Drake University

12:45pm - North Dakota State College of Science


7:40am - Bemidji State University

12:45pm - Coe College


New: Alpine Ski (Downhill) Informational Meeting

The preseason informational meeting for Alpine Ski will be Monday October 4 in Eastview High School Room C250 from 7:00 - 8:00pm. Come learn what the Alpine Race Team has to offer. Meet the Coaches, Captains, and Booster Club Members. We welcome skiers of all abilities. If you can ski, we can teach you to race! Visit https://sites.google.com/view/eevalpine/

for more information.

AV/EV Girls Gymnastics

Calling all gymnasts! Interested in joining the Apple Valley-Eastview high school gymnastics team? Please attend our informational meeting on Thursday, October 7th at 2:35 PM in A200. Come to find out more about the competitive program, meet a coach, and ask questions. No commitment required. Contact Brittany Barker if you have any questions at Brittany.barker@district196.org.



Boys volleyball has open gym again this Sunday night from 6-8 pm in the south gym. Come check it out if you want to learn more or you want to play next spring!



Intramural Badminton starts on Monday, October 11th at 6:00 – 8:00pm in the main gym. Cost is $40.00 includes a T-Shirt. Please sign up online Families/MyPaymentsPlus on the EVHS homepage. Any questions see Ms. Gilson in attendance after 2nd hour or email connie.gilson@district196.org.


New: Join Science Olympiad!

Join Science Olympiad! We will have an informational meeting for new members on Tuesday, October 12th in room C339 at 2:45pm.

Science Olympiad provides students the opportunity to compete in a variety of challenges in the areas of Social Science, Earth & Space, Physics & Chemistry, and Inquiry & Nature. Participants can analyze specific challenges and work collectively as a team to find solutions. The program builds skills in science, helps in creating a technologically-literate workforce and provides recognition for outstanding student achievement.

We hope to see you there!

New: Interested in Joining Math Team?

For anyone interested in the math team, we will have informational meetings next week. Please come either Wednesday October 6th at 2:40pm or Thursday, October 7th at 7:00am in room C130. If you can’t make either of these times, please see Mr. Fusco or Mr. Tomlinson for information.

New: National German Week Festivities

Guten Tag! Next week (Oktober 4-8) is National German Week! Celebrate together with the German Club throughout the week!

Keep your eyes open for a LOST GERMAN PRETZEL! If you find one, return it to Herr Sebald in the B2 cluster (B-222) with the answer to the trivia question on the pretzel to get a wunderbar prize!!!

Also, make your way to the German room to make a guess of how many Gummibärchen (Gummi bears) are in the jar. The closest guess wins the jar full of Gummibärchen!!!

You are also invited to participate in our German Club happenings this week as well. You don’t have to be in German class to attend. All are welcome! Tuesday morning before school from 7:00-7:30 a Family Feud style quiz game will be hosted in the German Room (B-222). Prizes will be awarded to the top team! Then, Thursday after school the German Club will be hosting a German Food tasting. Again, all are welcome. Hope to see you there!!

New: FCA Info

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is a Christian youth group for teens at EVHS and RHS. The nights are filled with lots of energy, music, games, and amazing speakers who encourage, challenge, and inspire the students. The group meets every other Monday night from 6:30-8:30 (9 square and other pre-night games from 6:30-7:00, 7pm the speakers etc. begins). The dates we will be meeting during the first half of the year are Sept, 27th, Oct 4th, 18th, Nov 1st, 15th, 29th, and Dec 12th. We meet at South Suburban EV Free Church 12600 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley. If you’d like updated information, follow us on Instagram @fca.evhs.rhs

New: Next Ski & Snowboard Trip Meeting

The next 2020-21 Ski and Snowboard Trip Informational Meeting will be Wednesday, Oct 6 from 2:35-2:50 in room B126. Registration is currently open on My Payments Plus. Please see Mr Gustafson [Scott.gustafson@district196.org. ] in B1 cluster if interested in attending or would like more information.

New: STEP Team Info Meeting

Are you interested in STEP dance? The STEP team will have an informational meeting on Tuesday, 10/5 after school in room C350.

New: Climate Action Club

The next Climate Action Club meeting is Thursday, October 7th at 2:35pm in room C337.

EVHS Fall Play - Back Cover


by Emily Hageman


The unexpected divorce of Madison’s parents relocated her to New York City—a place that she has vowed to loathe. Through incredible coincidence, Madison finds a shoebox full of letters belonging to a young woman named Jessica. A connection is formed that will forever change the course of Madison’s life. Narrated by Madison’s older self, Back Cover is a story of loss, courage, humanity, and the painful—but wonderful—experience of growing up.


October 7, 8, & 9 at 7pm


Tickets are $7 for Adults and $5 for Senior Citizens and Students. Ticket sales are now open to the public. Purchase your tickets here.

Mock Trial Info Meeting

Join Mock Trial!

Informational meeting 10/07/21 @7:00-7:20am or 2:45-3:05pm in A302.

What is Mock Trial? Mock Trial is a reenactment of a court case that was really tried in Minnesota. We have attorneys and witnesses on our team who compete against other schools in front of real lawyers and judges. We would love to see you there!! No commitment necessary.


All FCCLA members and those interested in joining this year may come and get paperwork and turn in dues from Ms. Battistone in C138. There is a sign up on the wall for Feed My Starving Children on October 7th at 7pm and October 18th at 5pm in Eagan. There is also a sign up to bring treats for Desserts By FCCLA on October 7th. Please attend our October meeting on the 12th at 6:00pm in C139 and bring a friend.


Wanted: Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Looking for a fun way to earn some extra money and make an impact on lots of children in our community? The Community Education Aquatics Program is looking for those that are comfortable with their own swimming abilities to help teach swim lessons. Also, any lifeguards that are willing and able to work, we have shifts available for you also. Applications are available at http://tinyurl.com/y4bvzu9a.

About Eastview High School

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