EVHS Bi-Weekly Announcements

Edition #5: 9.24.2021


Important Dates
  • Friday, October 1 - Teacher Workshop 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
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New: Family & Community Engagement Opportunities

We believe all students can thrive when we create genuine partnerships with our families and our community.

Join us via Zoom at 7:00pm on Monday, September 27th to learn more about our Family and Community Engagement opportunities. All are welcome! Principal Bruce Miller, Assistant Principal Jodi Hanson and local author and speaker Tom Cody will be on the Zoom to talk about the student-staff-family triangle. We’d like to learn more from YOU about what you need from us…and we’d like to share more with you about what WE have to offer. Together, we can work to build the kind of supportive, caring atmosphere that makes school welcoming, learning-focused and fun. There are lots of rewards, both big and small, when we partner together!

ZOOM LINK: https://district196-org.zoom.us/j/85172061625?pwd=OVJiNWtJR3p2WmY4REVtZTZRTGQzQT09

New: EVHS Movie Night

MOVIE NIGHT! Come join us for a movie night to help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. We will be watching Coco. Tuesday, September 28th from 7-9PM in the Learning Commons. Bring blankets and pillows and your friends!

New: 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

New: EVHS Lost & Found

Looking for the Lost & Found? It's located in the Attendance Office on the first floor.

Needed - Paraprofessional Substitutes

EVHS is in need of caring adults to work as clerical substitutes (paraprofessionals) working directly with students throughout the school day. As a paraprofessional substitute, your primary task is to assist our teaching staff in the classroom to support students that need a little extra help throughout the day. Being a substitute allows you the flexibility of working when you have time in your personal schedule – this could be one day/week or five days/week. These positions are essential in order to provide the needed supports for students throughout the school day.

The clerical substitute requirements include:

• High school diploma

• Must be able to pass a pre-employment physical (paid for by the District)

• Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check (paid for by the applicant)

• Must complete a Personal Care Assistant Certificate of Training

• Must attend a new hire orientation

You may click on this link to apply: https://www.applitrack.com/district196/OnlineApp/default.aspx?Category=Substitute&AppliTrackJobId=14158&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

Please contact Barb Hall at 651-423-7761 or barb.hall@district196.org with questions.

AVEV Gymnastics Carwash Fundraiser

AVEV Gymnastics Carwash Fundraiser

Saturday, September 25


The Snack Shack

14265 Essex Ave

Apple Valley

Come support AVEV Gymnastics as they raise money for the upcoming season! Carwash is donation based.

Thank you for your support and we hope to see you there!

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 22nd 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 suze.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, September 24th Climate Check Newsletter

Counseling Office CLIMATE CHANGE Newsletter Archives

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.

PSAT Registration Now Open

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 Wednesday, September 27th, 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 or Farrah Jennings. They 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 or at 952-431-8915.

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.



North Dakota State University


University of Northern Iowa


Pomona College


High Point University



Minnesota State University Moorhead


University of North Dakota


U.S. Navy



U.S. Army - Lakeville



Binghamton University


Mount Saint Mary's University


Concordia University-Saint Paul



Bethel University


Boston University



Lafayette College


Loyola University Chicago


Creighton University


Elon University


Saint Norbert College


The College of Saint Scholastica


Kalamazoo College



Northern Michigan University


Alexandria College


University of Chicago


University of Minnesota-Twin Cities


St Olaf College


New: 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.

New: 9th Grade Baseball Interest Meeting

There will be an important meeting for any freshmen interested in playing baseball next spring. We will meet at 7:15am in Room A102 on Wednesday, September 29. See either Coach Strey if you are unable to attend.

New: 10-12 Grade Baseball Interest Meeting

There will be an important meeting for anyone in grades 10-12 interested in playing baseball next spring. Plan to attend the meeting either before school at 7:15am or after school at 2:35pm on Thursday, September 30. See either Coach Strey if you are unable to attend.

Fall Super Group

The Start time for fall super group is 2:45pm- meet outside the north west end of the indoor track. End time is about 4:15pm.

We will train Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Start date is now. End date is Thursday November 11th.

The Fee is $50.00 and this can be paid through MyPaymentsPlus.

Get back to Mr. Swanson with any questions.

Varsity Competition Cheerleading

Eastview Varsity Competition Cheerleading: Are you interested in cheerleading, meeting new friends, do you like competition and spreading school spirit then the varsity competition cheer team is looking for you. We are looking for team members grades 9th-12th (No experience or tumbling necessary).

If you are interested and want more information please reach out to:


New: Sports Results/Scoreboard



The girls cross country team raced yesterday after a difficult practice week. Varsity finished 2nd overall led by 8th grader Hadley Knight followed closely by Emily Percival. Other scorers were Sonja Olson, Grace Chambers and Robyn Dayton. The JV was 4th overall. Gracie Puit led the JV squad with a huge minute and half PR. Next Tuesday the team competes at New Prague.



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!


New: 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 will open to the public on Monday, September 27th at 8am. The link will be available here.

New: 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.

New: FCA Kickoff Event

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) is having its kickoff event this Monday, September 27th. Go to Instagram @fca.evhs.rhs for more details.

New: FCCLA Info

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.

Calling All Skiers and Snowboarders

Attention Skiers and Snowboarders: It’s time to start planning for the annual ski and snowboard trip. Please see the preliminary interest registration information and google doc link here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1q6lnaUSz6hvVGyH46wgy41k2atoyixbo/view?usp=sharing . If interested, please plan on attending a second informational meeting after school on Thursday, October 7 right after school in B126.

Please contact Mr. Gustafson with any questions in the B1 office or over email: scott.gustafson@district196.org.

Rock Climbing Club - New Student Led Club

Looking to try something new? Love a good adrenaline rush? Not afraid of heights? Then harness up and come try the rock climbing club. No experience needed. We’re looking to start in October. Email: EVHSRockClimbing@gmail.com for more info.

EVMB Takes Top Honors in Waseca

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On Saturday, the Marching Band brought the pride of Apple Valley to the main street of Waseca. Performing a medley of Americana classics while demonstrating their precision marching in the parade, earned them 1st place. Later in the evening, the Lightning turned up the voltage with their 2021 field show "Electrified". Leaving the fans and judges charged, the EVMB earned 1st place honors for their field & parade performances.

Parade awards: 1st in Class AAA, Outstanding Horn Line, and Outstanding Percussion and Parade Sweepstakes

Field Competition: 1st in Class AAA, Outstanding Horn Line, and Sweepstakes awards

Join us for Rosemount's Home Show on Saturday, Sept. 25th, at 2:15pm and see EVMB Electrify the field!


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.

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