EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #23: 2.26.2021


Important Dates

  • Wednesday, March 3: Student Support and Intervention for Students at EVHS (transportation available for students in EVHS attendance area)

Eastview Change to Hybrid Learning

Eastview High School is now back to Hybrid Learning for grades 9-12. Please click here to read about:
  • Educational Benefits Information and Pandemic Educational Benefit Transfer
  • General Daily Schedule
  • Before and After School
  • Parking Permits
  • Bus Information
  • Attendance Update for Students on Asynchronous Days

NEW: Attendance During Hybrid 2.0

During Hybrid 2.0, students are reminded to check-in each digital school day in Campus. Please do not forget. Go, Lightning!

Cohort A - Check-in on Tues, Wed, & Friday.
Cohort B - Check-in on Mon, Wed, Thursday.
Digital Academy - Check-in each Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Friday.

Second Semester Parking Pass Information


Refunds for Q1/Q2 parking permits were issued the week of February 8 for $26. Students may use their Q1/Q2 parking permit to park at EVHS between February 22 and March 5.

Students will need to have the new SPRING PERMIT displayed beginning March 8th. The fee will be $32; this is 40% of the permit fee when school is in session full time. If we move to full time Distance Learning, the school district will determine if/when refunds will be issued. Parking permits are available now for purchase at www.mypaymentsplus.com.

NEW: Students who purchased a Semester Two Parking Permit can pick it up in the student commons during lunch on Thursday, March 4th and Friday March 5th. Beginning March 8th, students can get them from Lynn Hauge in the security office near the student entrance.


For students that will be taking Post-Secondary Enrollment Option courses and will be at Eastview for two class periods or less, please stop in the main office and purchase a discounted EVHS Parking Permit for the semester.


A one-day permit will also be available at the cost of $2.00 per day. Daily permits may be purchased from the EVHS Attendance Office prior to 7:45am.

Important Educational Benefits Information

Pandemic Educational Benefit Transfer: Qualifying families receive approximately $6.82 per day per student for each day in distance learning.

Families in our school district who qualify for free or reduced-price meals are now eligible for additional emergency nutritional benefits offered from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

If you have already qualified for free or reduced-price meals earlier this school year, you don’t need to do anything because your family will automatically receive these new benefits.

However, if your family income has been affected by the pandemic and you have not completed an Application for Educational Benefits (free or reduced-price meal application) for this school year, please complete and submit your application by Feb. 28, 2021.

These benefits are provided by Federal “Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer” funds (P-EBT) and will be provided to any family who qualifies for free and reduced-price meals this school year. These additional benefits will be retroactive to September 2020. We urge families to apply right away.

Families who qualify will receive separate electronic grocery cards for each student in the family. The cards would include funds (approximately $6.82/day) for each day your student was in distance learning during the school year. Cards will be mailed from the State of Minnesota in late March 2021.

If you haven’t already done so, complete and submit your Application for Educational Benefits by clicking the button link below.

NHS: Interested in Eastview’s National Honor Society for 2021-2022?

Current sophomores and current juniors are eligible to complete a candidate form. It is strongly encouraged that the eligible candidate have a cumulative 3.8 GPA or higher.

Informational meetings will be held on Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12 at 2 PM on Zoom. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to attend ONE of the meetings. In order to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, you’ll need to complete this form. Zoom info will be emailed to you by noon on each meeting day. Meeting handout.

If a candidate is unable to attend an informational meeting, more info can be found here: NHS - More Information


Responsibility matters, therefore, late Candidacy Forms will not be considered.

A blank Google Doc Candidacy Form can be found here: Blank Candidacy Form- Google Doc

A blank PDF Candidacy Form can be found here: Blank Candidacy Form- PDF

The Submission Form (Due 3/19/21) can be found here: Submission Form

If you have questions, see Mr. Kelly in C232 or email him at john.kelly@district196.org

NEW: Chick-Fil-A Mobile Spirit Night - 3/2/21

Please support the Eastview Wrestling team on Tuesday, March 2nd, 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: Noodles & Company Fundraiser for EVHS Senior Party - 3/4/21

Stop by the Apple Valley Noodles and Company for dinner on March 4th, mention that you are there to support the Senior Party and they will donate 25% of your order to the senior party. Want to order online or on your Noodles app...no problem! Enter the code “GIVING25” in the coupon code and hit apply. And Seniors - Be sure to snap a selfie with your favorite noodles dish and send it to the yearbook team for the Eastview 2021 yearbook!

Dominos Pizza Cards

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 until Feb. 1, 2022. Cards are available at the West Student Entrance and are $10; cash or checks (made out to Backcourt Club). You can also 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. Thank you for supporting Eastview Athletics and the girls basketball program! GO, LIGHTNING!

Check Out the Latest Episode of The Flash

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

Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Today

Orders are now being taken for the 2020-2021 Eastview yearbooks. To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

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!

Free Meal Kits - Update

Beginning February 22, seven-day meal kits will only be available on Wednesdays at District 196 middle and high schools, and can be picked up from 10-11 a.m. or 4-5:30 p.m. Secondary students will receive meals while in school with additional take-home meal support for distance learning days and weekends. Please complete this HYBRID LEARNING TAKE-HOME MEAL form if you would like your student to have access to the additional meal supports. Meals at school and take-home meals are free through special funding from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

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.

From Community Education

Lifeguard Training

Become certified in American Red Cross Lifeguarding for pools and waterparks, First Aid and CPR/AED for the Professional Lifeguard. Blended Learning combines online learning with on-site skill sessions for skill practice and assessment.

Mon-Wed | Mar 22- 24 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00p.m. | 3 sessions | $280 | Online & BHMS

Fewer than 5 spots left!

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.

Any Day | Any Date | Any Time | $99 | QCPR-RSV-201

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.

Wed | Mar 3, 31, Apr 14 & 21| 6:00-7:00 p.m.| Pay What You Can | Live Online


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

Email: melissa.persigehl@district196.org

Phone: 952-431-8923

Fax: 952-431-8932

EVHS Phone: 952.431.8900

Nurse Persigehl's office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.


Senior Party News

Family, Friends, and Supporters of Eastview Senior Party, the Eastview Senior Party Planning Committee is in full swing. We will keep you up to date with our current fundraisers and progress of the party planning. Click the link below to read about planning, fundraising, and other news!

Eastview Senior Party 2021 - Updated 2/26/21

UPCOMING SENIOR PARTY FUNDRAISERS - check these out and help support the 2021 EVHS Senior Party!


Stop by the Apple Valley Noodles and Company for dinner on March 4th, mention that you are there to support the Senior Party and they will donate 25% of your order to the senior party. Want to order online or on your Noodles app...no problem! Enter the code “GIVING25” in the coupon code and hit apply. And Seniors - Be sure to snap a selfie with your favorite

noodles dish and send it to the yearbook team for the Eastview 2021 yearbook!

**CHARLESTON WRAP….The Best Wrapping Paper on the Planet and more!

Today is the day! We are officially kicking off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap and we need YOUR help! To reach our goals and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone to do their part. Luckily, it's super easy! Go to https://www.charlestonwrapstore.com/non-school-registration.php. Go to the “Click here to SHOP NOW!” button and enter 22098. That is it. The Eastview Senior Party will receive 30% for personalized and personalized items and 40% profit for everything else.


Did you know that when you order from Amazon, you can also donate to your favorite senior party?! Absolutely! Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and select “Eastview High School Senior Party” and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the senior party. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

NEW: ACCESS Testing Resumes Wednesday, February 24th

With our shift back to Hybrid Learning in District 196 on Monday February 22, Eastview High School will resume ACCESS Testing, starting on Wednesday February 24th. We have chosen this schedule in order to limit students from missing instruction time. Parents whose students are part of our ACCESS Testing program received letters with their students specific testing schedules. Please refer to that mailing for further details. If you have any questions please contact Jena Hitt at jena.hitt@district196.org


NEW: Planning for College?

EVHS Virtual College Planning Night - Monday, March 8, 6:30 PM

The Eastview High School Virtual College Planning Night will take place on Monday, March 8th at 6:30 pm, via zoom. Please pre-register here to watch live and be able to ask questions in the chat. A virtual link will be emailed to registrants 24 hours before the event and it will also be recorded for those not able to make it.

This seminar is very timely for families of sophomores and juniors, but all grades are welcome to attend! This informational seminar outlines the process for planning and preparing for a post-high school education. Topics include EVHS graduation requirements, college admission related changes due to the pandemic, changes to ACT and SAT requirements, college visits, choosing a college, college requirements, and the necessary timelines in the application process. The powerful tools of NAVIANCE, a web-based college and career program, will also be shared.

Minnesota’s Virtual College Exploration - March 9-11

You’re invited to participate in Minnesota’s Virtual College Exploration where you can:

  • Learn more about paying for college, financial aid, application essays, internships and more!
  • Listen to live information sessions from over 150 different colleges located all over the country.
  • Various events are held March 9-11, 2021.
  • Minnesota’s Virtual College Exploration is FREE for students and families.
  • Starting today, you can register for various sessions here.

Once students register for sessions they want to attend, they'll receive a confirmation email with their unique link to join the Zoom webinar.

When students register, their registration information is only shared with the colleges presenting on that particular panel. StriveScan does not sell or share personally identifiable student information with any other third parties. Parents can register using their student's information.

This event will take the place of our annual District 196 College Fair. For those of you interested in National College Fair options, you can also explore free virtual options that are sponsored by the National Association for College Counseling Association. These events are happening throughout the spring. To learn more, click here.

NEW: ACT and PreACT Exams

EVHS Juniors have the opportunity to take the ACT on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021. Testing begins promptly at 7:45 AM and is expected to end at 11:30 AM.

EVHS Sophomores have the opportunity to take the PreACT on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021. The PreACT is a practice ACT exam. Testing begins promptly at 9:45 AM and is expected to end at 1:15 PM.

Free bus transportation will be provided to students on both testing days. Buses will operate on their regular bus routes. As a reminder on Wednesdays, buses run two hours later at their regular stops. 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
  • Mask
  • Peanut free snack and water

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
  • Backpacks or purses

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 the day of the test?

  • Get a full night’s rest and have breakfast (students will receive the option for lunch after the test).
  • Arrive early, in advance of the test start time.
  • Test proctors will not permit students who arrive late into the testing room.

We understand that this is a time of great uncertainty for college and career planning. Many colleges are changing not only their admission requirements, but how they work with prospective students. Colleges across the nation are also becoming ‘test optional’ and ‘test blind’. Test optional means students have the choice of if they wish to submit a test score and would not be penalized if they do not. Test blind means those colleges will not review any test score as part of their admission or scholarship process. Some have been this way for years and others are making this change in light of circumstances and the pandemic. To see the full list of colleges that are test optional, please visit: https://fairtest.org/university/optional .

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

Jena Hitt

School Counselor, State Testing Coordinator


Laura Horton

School Counselor, College Planning and Assessment


Suze Fulford

Testing Coordinator


NEW: 2020-2021 Bilingual SEALS Exam

Seniors and Parents/Guardians of Seniors,

We are pleased to inform you that Minnesota recognizes bilingual or multilingual speakers!

Students in grade 12 can take a test in a language, other than English, in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students must score high enough in all four areas. Their score will determine if they receive a certificate or a gold or platinum seal. This exam is not only open to current world language students, but students who are currently bilingual outside of their academic studies. These seals and certificates will be listed on their high school transcript. Students may also be able to receive college credits at a MnSCU (Minnesota State Colleges and Universities) school. The University of Minnesota is not included in the MnSCU system.

The necessary levels of proficiency and recognition are:

· ACTFL Intermediate Low level: World Language Proficiency Certificate and 2 semesters of possible credit

· ACTFL Intermediate High level: Gold Bilingual or Multilingual Seal and 3 semesters of possible credit

· ACTFL Advanced Low level: Platinum Bilingual or Multilingual Seal and 4 semesters of possible credit

*Proficiency level information can be found on ACTFL.org https://www.actfl.org

The current bilingual assessments available are for Arabic, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional), Oromo, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish,Tamil and Thai. Students may test in more than one language.

Interested students should speak with their World Language teacher, English Learner teacher, School Counselor, or Cultural Family Advocate for more information. If you would like to sign up please complete the following registration 2020-2021 Bilingual SEALS Exam Registration. There is no fee to take the exam this year. The deadline to sign-up is March 17th, 2021.

The test will take place on Wednesday, April 14th at Eastview High School. There will be a second test date announced for students who are interested in taking more than one test. We will send out more testing information, when registration has closed.

For more information about this program, please see: https://www.district196.org/academics/bilingual-and-multilingual-seals-and-certificates

To practice for an exam, please use the following link: STAMP: https://stamp4s.avantassessment.com/avant/do/samplelogin

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.

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

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check out the February 26th counseling newsletter, The Climate Change, today!

Virtual College Events

View all upcoming Virtual College Visit Events or go to Naviance under “What’s New".


NEW: Athletic Registration for Spring Sports - Opens March 1

Athletic registration for the spring sports season will open on March 1. All registration is done through MyPaymentsPlus which has replaced FeePay. You must be registered prior to the first day of practice in order to participate.

A valid sports physical (less than three years old) is required in order to register. Due to COVID-19, the MSHSL has a waiver in place which states that if a physical expires between March 12 2020 and June 11, 2021, you will be exempt from the MSHSL Physical Requirement Rule. Contact Joan Beckmann in the Athletic Office at 952-431-8904 or joan.beckmann@district196.org to update a physical date or email an up to date sports physical.

The first day of spring sport practice is:
March 29 for Adapted CI & PI Softball, Baseball, Boys and Girls Golf, Softball, Boys Tennis and Boys and Girls Track.
April 5 for Boys and Girls Lacrosse.

NEW: Boys Golf Student/Parent Info Zoom Meeting

Attention boys golfers and parents:

There will be a boys golf informational zoom meeting for all boys (and parents) interested in trying out for the golf team on Thursday, March 4th at 7:00. This meeting is for non-returning boys only. Information regarding registration, tryouts, off season preparation, season schedule, safety protocols among other items will be covered. The season officially starts on March 29th.

Registration for all spring sports opens March 1st with more information available on the Eastview homepage. Zoom link info is available by emailing head coach mark.wanous@district196.org. If you cannot attend the meeting on the 4th, email Coach Wanous and information will be emailed to you on March 5th.

NEW: Boys Track & Field Student Info Meeting

For any young man who is interested in joining the Eastview Men’s Track & Field program, we will have a short Zoom meeting next Wednesday March 3 at 9:15am. Reminder: you will need to use your school @apps account to enter the meeting. If you cannot attend the preseason interest meeting, you can contact Coach Sharp at thomas.sharp@district196.org. The Zoom link is below:

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 890 8930 1664

Passcode: 422448

Girls Track & Field Info Zoom Meeting

Girls Track and Field!!!

When: Zoom meeting on March 1st at 2:15pm

For: Anyone interested in participating in track & field this spring!

What: Information about the season


Eastview Girls Golf Team Info Zoom Meeting

Is your daughter interested in playing golf this year? If so, check out our EVGG Website

  • To learn more information, come to our parent / player meeting on zoom on March 8th at 7:00 PM
  • Sign up via the google form on the webpage in order to get the zoom link
  • Email Head Coach, Tamara Colucci for more information- tamara.k.colucci@district196.org

Attention, Boys Tennis Players

If you are planning on going out for Tennis this spring and missed the brief meeting on February 10th, please email Coach Olsen at tony.olsen@district196.org. He will invite you to join the Tennis Group page on Schoology. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, March 29th. There will also be some captains practice opportunities over the next several weekends. Andrew Liu will be the contact person for that. You can reach him at 612-245-9601. You will need to be signed up through MyPaymentsPlus if you are planning on trying out. More information will be coming in early March.

NEW: Athletics Scoreboard Results


EVHS Girls Varsity Basketball beat Eagan High School 65-46 (Feb. 18)

The Lightning bounce back with a 65-46 win over the Eagan Wildcats. Cassidy Carson stuffed the box score with 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Lightning were also lead by Lexi Plitzkow who 15 points and 5 rebounds. Kaitlyn Schaefer added 12 points and Vanessa Wright came off the bench to go a perfect 4/4 from the field with 9 points.

The Lightning move to 5-6 and into 5th place in the SCC. They host Burnsville on February 24th.


Nine different players add to the scoring column to help the Lightning defeat the Blaze 51-39. Overall, great team offense and defense avenge the early season loss to the Blaze. Lexi Plitzkow had a team high 18 points and added 7 rebounds. Cassidy Carson again stuffed the stat sheet with 11 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks. Faith Morris added a team high 10 rebounds, with 4 being offensive. Savanah Gardner came off the bench to add 2 points and 4 rebounds. Kaitlyn Schaefer added great defense and chipped in 7 points.

The Lightning move to 6-6 on the year, which places them in 5th in the conference. Eastview travels to Lakeville North on Friday February 26th.


Congratulations to the Lightning Dance Team who was named the South Suburban Conference Champions for the 19th season in a row last weekend! All 5 levels: Varsity Kick, Varsity Jazz, JV Kick, JV Jazz, and B-Squad Jazz placed 1st in their respective divisions with perfect ranking scores of 3. That competition completes the season for the JV and B level teams. The Varsity team is now preparing for the Section Tournament next Saturday, March 6 at Bloomington Kennedy. Go LDT!


The Eastview Boys hockey team notched its 4th win of the season with a 2-1 conference win over Burnsville. The Lightning were led by Senior goaltender Corey Hendrickson with 18 saves and a couple of big ones late in the 3rd period. Goals were scored by Jordan Larkee and John Kisch, who also added and an assist along with Tanner Kronberg. The Lightning will be back in action Thursday night at 7:30 on the road against Shakopee.


The Eastview Boys Hockey team went on the road last night and suffered a conference loss against Shakopee by a score of 5-2. It was a hard-fought close game with the Lightning coming up on the short end. The Lightning goals were scored by Senior Aydan Griffitts and Sophomore John Kisch with assists going to Senior Sam Reller and Junior Tanner Kronberg. Senior Goaltender Corey Hendrickson was very solid in goal notching 25 saves on 29 shots. The Lightning will be in action again tomorrow night against rival Apple Valley, the puck drop is set for 5 PM.


Last Saturday, the Lightning hosted Burnsville in a showdown for first place in the SSC. Both teams were 7-2-1 entering the game and tied for the top of the conference.

The Lightning started strong and buzzed the Blaze goal the entire first period. Burnsville’s goalie, however, was fantastic, making several outstanding saves to keep Eastview off the board. After the first, the score was 0-0 and the shots were 14-5.

Eastview’s offensive blitz continued in the second, but Burnsville was the only team to score as the visiting goalie continued to stand on her head. After two, the score was 0-1 and the shots were 26-12.

Midway through the third, the Blaze scored on the power play to increase the lead to 0-2. Burnsville added an empty net goal before junior Nora Stepan finally solved the Blaze net minder, blasting a shot from the blue line over the goalie’s left shoulder. Senior Chloe Benadum assisted on the goal. The Blaze potted another empty netter making the final 1-4. The shots on goal were 33-25.

Next up: On Wednesday, February 24, the #10 Lightning take a quick detour from SSC play to travel to Orono for a battle with the #8 (Class A) Orono Spartans. Game time is 4:15. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs


Eastview traveled to Orono on Wednesday afternoon to tangle with the #8 (A) Spartans. Junior Angie Lombardi posted her third shutout of the season and two points apiece for sophomore Meghan Keating and junior Nora Stepan led the way in the 3-0 win.

The teams were tied 0-0 after one and the shots on goal were 7-11. At 4:56 of the second, senior Brynn Swenson gathered the puck deep in the Spartan zone and fed a slick pass off the boards to Stepan at the Orono blue line. Stepan moved to the center of the ice and fired a wrist shot that Keating deftly deflected to the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. It was Keating’s first varsity goal. Less than 30 seconds later, Keating gathered the puck in the Orono end and found Stepan at the point. Stepan put another blast toward the net and sophomore Jessica Wilhelm directed the puck past the goalie for a 2-0 lead. At the end of two, the score was 2-0 and the shots were 15-22.

The Lightning tallied again in the third to make it 3-0. Senior Mikayla Kelley rushed the puck into the Spartan zone and put a shot just wide of the Orono goal, but senior Josie Ellingson gathered the puck, found junior Avery Chesek at the edge of the crease, and Chesek buried it in the back of the net. The assist by Kelley is her 100th career point; a great accomplishment! Shots on goal for the game were 27-29.

The win moves the #11 Lightning to 8-3-1.

Next up: Eastview is the visitor when it battles the team to the west at AVSA on Saturday, February 27, at 2:00. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs


The Eastview Girls skiers enjoyed a mild night at Buck HIll, but the course was set up to be anything but mild. The girls were met with a very challenging course that included a very tricky portion on the steepest part of the hill that led into a fast bottom section so skiers could not afford to go through the tricky portion slowly or lose all their speed. Freshman skier Megan Young handled this course with ease and finished in 5th place overall.

Junior Katelyn McClure also handled the exchange very well and finished in 28th place overall. Next for the Lightning was junior Lilly Spade who finished in 28th overall just ahead of junior Ellen Heunisch who finished in 30th overall. Senior Emma Huppert saved two of her best runs of the season for the last varsity meet and finished 34th overall. Next was senior Kate Young who unexpectedly faced an issue on the tough course in her first run, but came back to have the fastest run of the Eastview team on her 2nd run finishing 40th overall and junior Kylie Nelson also earned points for the team finishing right behind Kate in 44th. The girls will go to Sections next Thursday at Buck Hill.


The Eastview Boys skiers faced one of the more challenging courses seen in years on a mild night at Buck Hill Thursday. The course was very wide with some gates seemingly in Iowa. As a result, there were a number of slow times, missed gates and falls. Leading the way for Eastview was sophomore Noah Rolling who finished in 20th place overall.

Next for the Lightning was freshman Zach Kier who finished with two sub 30 times. Next for Eastview was junior Nicholas Leichner and freshman Nathaniel Reedstrom who finished within a second of one another. Next was eighth grader Max Espena smoked a 28 and half for his first run, but ran into a small snag on his second run,. Finn Ward did the opposite running into a snag on the first run, but blazing a career best 29 and 1 on the second run. Senior Captain Ryan Whalen fired a first run of 21 flat but hit a snag somewhere around the Iowa gate and after conversing with a gate judge, skied down outside of the course. Ryan's first run was the 4th fastest run of the night. Next up for the Boys will be Sectionals on Wednesday.


The Eastview Boys Swim and Dive Team had their eighth meet of the season on Friday, February 19, competing against the Lakeville North Panthers. This meet was filled with some close races, with many Lightning swimmers achieving top finishes and divers earning high scores. In the end, the Panther’s varsity team creeped ahead with a score of 102 to the Lightning’s 84.

Kyle Kunisaki, Nicholas Phomsouvanh, Max Blodgett, and Wyatt Olson started the night off with a 1st place win in the varsity 200 Yard Medley relay. Later on, Nicholas and Wyatt joined forces with Hunter Dunne and Alex Schmidt to win a 2nd place finish in the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. A 3rd place finish in this event was grabbed by Nate Getman, Hank Stanton, Mitchell Espena, and Trevor Larkee. Lightning swimmers took 3rd place in the varsity 400 Yard Freestyle relay, with teammates Max Blodgett, Hunter Dunne, Owen Kunisaki, and Alex Schmidt working together to race through the final event of the night.

Individual events highlighted the perseverance and practice the Lightning athletes have put into the season. In the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle, Alex Schmidt came away with the 3rd place finish and came back later on in the varsity 100 Yard Freestyle to grab a 1st place victory in a tight race. In the junior varsity 100 Yard Freestyle race, Owen Kunisaki got a 1st place win in another close race, with teammate Ethan Beckman following in 3rd. Junior varsity swimmers challenged each other in the 200 Yard Individual Medley, with Owen Kunisaki winning 1st place, Yafet Tadesse just behind in 2nd, and Raghav Yalamanchili following in 3rd. In the varsity Individual Medley race, Kyle Kunisaki took 3rd place, then backstroked his way to a 1st place finish later on in the varsity 100 Yard Backstroke, coming in ahead of his competition by over two seconds. Junior varsity swimmers challenged each other again during the 50 Yard Freestyle, with 1st place going to Devin Jackson, then James Wood grabbed 2nd place, followed by Owen Unten taking 3rd in a very close race. In the varsity 50 Yard Freestyle, teammates Nicholas Phomsouvanh and Max Blodgett gave each other fierce competition, with Nicholas sprinting to a 1st place win and Max following very closely behind in 2nd. Later on, Max showcased his endurance and achieved a 2nd place win in the varsity 500 Yard Freestyle. Nicholas showed off his breaststroke skills near the end of the night to win 1st place in the varsity 100 Yard Breastroke event. As always, Eastview divers put on an exciting performance as they soared, twisted, and flipped above the pool. 1st place was won by Alex Sulistyo, scoring ahead of his competition by over sixty points. Isaac Field added to the Lightning team highlights with a 3rd place finish.

The final round of regular season competition for the Eastview Boys Swim and Dive team will take place on Friday, February 26 against Farmington High School. A Senior Night program will honor the Class of 2021 prior to the meet. After this meet, Lightning swimmers and divers have their eyes set on section competition March 10, 11, and 12. Teammates and fans look forward to seeing what these athletes will do as they persevere with training, set their goals, and work tirelessly to achieve them. Go, Lightning!


The varsity wrestling team earned a conference win this week by defeating Rosemount 55-18. Earning pins were Drew Bergstedt, Ezra Formaneck, Luke Habeck, Nathan Langer, and Connor Meixell. Others earning wins were Nolan Enderlein, Max Enderlein, Brady Kelly, Cole Frost, Logan O'Neil, and Kellen Stewart. Also during the week the Lightning lost to #1 ranked Shakopee 63-3, #4 ranked Wayzata 58-18, and Minnetonka 34-33 in a hard fought dual winning seven of fourteen matches. Earning wins against Wayzata were Logan O'Neil, Alex Baccoli, and Kellen Stewart. Winning against Minnetonka were Nolan Enderlein, Max Enderlein, Cole Frost, Nathan Langer, Logan O'Neil, Connor Meixell, and Kellen Stewart. Against Shakopee, Nolen Enderlein wrestled a great match and earned a decision 9-2.

Congratulations to Kellen Stewart for recently earning his 50th Career Win for the Lightning!

The wrestlers next competition is on Thursday at Lakeville South, Buffalo. And on Saturday, Feb. 27th the team will recognize its seniors while competing against Lakeville North beginning at 10:00am.



The Eastview JV Boys Basketball team won 58-41 over Eagan on Thursday night. Mario Adams had a game-high 22 points to lead the Lightning offense. Sam Bolger added 15 points for the win. The Lightning started the attack with some great pressure defense, rebounding, and transition offense. From there, the Lightning offense moved the ball well and shut down the Wildcat offense to 17 second half points. The Lightning improve to 6-5 overall and will travel to Burnsville on Wednesday. Go Lightning!


The Eastview JV Boys Basketball team won 87-35 at Burnsville on Wednesday night. Sam Bolger led the Lightning offense with 28 points including 4 three-pointers while Kayser Hassan had 13 points including his first fast break dunk of the season. Seven other Lightning players found the scoring column in the win. Next up is a game against Lakeville North on Friday. Go Lightning!


The Boys JV Hockey team lost 3-1 to a strong Lakeville South team last night. Connor Christian made 35 saves thought out the game. Graham Ellingson scored the Lightnings only goal with an assist going to Sam Gillis.


The Boys JV Hockey exploded with 7 goals on Saturday afternoon to beat Burnsville at the Apple Valley Sports Arena. Tyler Jerstad led the scoring with three points (2 goals and an assist). Tyler Gross and Brady Swenson each scored 2 goals and Sean Kaltoff added one as well. Earning assists were Sami Gillis (2), Gavin Churness (2) Beau Weiland, Reed Ellingson, Graham Ellingson with 1 each. Goaltender Max Leach earned the victory for the Lightning.


The Lightning JV traveled to Shakopee to battle the Sabers last Friday. The Sabers attacked throughout the game, putting 36 shots on the Lightning goal and pulling away for a 2-6 win.

After the first, the Sabers led 0-1. Shots on goal were 5-9. After two, the score stood 0-3 and the shots were 9-23.

The Lightning tallied twice in the third. Freshman Erin Hayward made the score 1-4, with an assist to sophomore Carly Johnson. Eighth grader Sari Cords scored the Lightning’s second goal, with assists to Hayward and junior Betsy Bjerke. Final shots on goal were: 21-36.

Next up: The Lightning return to Shakopee for a re-match with the Sabers on Tuesday, February 23. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs


The Lightning JV traveled back to Shakopee on Tuesday for a re-match with the Sabers. Eastview pushed the hosts right to the final whistle.

The game was close throughout, and tied at 0-0 going to the third. The Lightning buzzed the Sabers’ goal in the first, outshooting Shakopee 11-2. After two, the shots were 18-13. In the third, Shakopee scored the game winner and added an empty net goal. Final Shots on goal were 18-19.

Next up: the Lightning tangle with the team to the west, 12:00, on Saturday February 27. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs


The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Wayzata and Minnetonka at an away meet at Wayzata on Wednesday February 17th. The Lightning defeated Minnetonka by a score of 35-18. Earning wins for the Lightning were Spencer Lee, Ethan Dupont, and several others by way of forfeit. Aiden Enderlein, Damien Mogere, and Hong Lin also competed with valiant effort.

The Lightning defeated Wayzata by criteria with a final score of 24-24. Earning wins for the Lightning by fall were Peyton Bishop and Jack Stevens. The Lightning also claimed victories by forfeit. Aiden Enderlein, Ryder Repke, Levi Ruyle, and Ethan Dupont also competed with valiant effort.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Shakopee and Rosemount at an away meet at Shakopee on Thursday February 18th. The Lightning defeated Rosemount by a score of 60-24. Earning wins for the Lightning were Spencer Lee, Aiden Enderlein, Pierce Lewis, Ryder Repke, Aiden Frost, Landon Odegard, Ethan Dupont, Hong Lin, Jack Bauer, Calvin Lema, Peyton Bishop, and Jack Stevens. Robert Gerisch, Sam Cohen, Colton Hanneman, and Damien Mogere also competed with valiant effort.

The Lightning were defeated by Shakopee by a score of 33-41. Earning wins for the Lightning were Angelo Heberle, Pierce Lewis, Landon Odegard, Landon O’Neil, Peyton Bishop, and Jack Stevens. Dominic Petti, Spencer Lee, Ayden Columbus, Ryder Repke, Thomas Schmidt, Ethan Dupont, Hong Lin, Aiden Enderlein, and Logan Myers also competed with valiant effort.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team’s record stands at 18-3 on the season.


NEW- EVHS Activities/Clubs Competition Results


Please congratulate the following students for their success in the 2021 Annual J-Quiz Japanese language and culture competition this last Saturday.

2nd place at the 4th year level:

Kaitlyn Wright, Arianna Rasmussen and Mykayla Fenske

2nd place at the 3rd year level:

Allison Champ, Sophia Trac and Amanda Li

3rd place at the 2nd year level:

Annette Larson, Walter Barlow and Redeate Million


Mock Trial State starts next Wednesday 3/3 at 2:00 pm. Again, for the 4th year in a row, the Lightning Mock Trial team is one of the top 16 teams in the state after competing through Regional competition. At state, the Eastview team is guaranteed 3 rounds of competition with two rounds next Wednesday with Round 1 at 2:00 pm and Round 2 at 7:00 pm. Round 3 begins at 9:00 am on Thursday with the top two teams qualifying for the Final Championship Round at 2:00 pm.

Join us in congratulating the following team members as they compete at state:

Shruti Chandrasekar

Kelly Diep

Ella DeMaster

Siri Froehlig

Erin Lesch

Sabrina Massie

Ian Machalek

Anna Singh

Elie Tate


Congratulations to senior Hanna Olson who advanced as a State Poetry Out Loud finalist. In addition, thank you to Bob Dettmer for coordinating the competition at Eastview.


All three Eastview FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams (8473 Blue Lightning, 9182 Short Circuits, and 14561 Tech Tigers) competed in their second and final remote Qualifier Tournaments of the season on either Saturday, February 20th or Sunday, February 21st. The teams ran solo matches on the field at Eastview over the week leading up to their tournament and submitted scores remotely. They also submitted engineering portfolios, engineering notebooks, videos of their robots, and award applications. They met with inspectors and judges over Discord on the morning of their event and their awards ceremonies were held that evening on Twitch.

The Short Circuits are sophomores Nicholas Adelmann, Richard Bui, Aidan O'Malley, & Andrew Seppelt, and junior John Kronkvist. They competed in the Saturday tournament, finished ninth in the field of seventeen teams, and were finalists for the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award.

The Tech Tigers are freshmen Connor Barry, Steffi Decapia, Corran Dohm-Palmer, & Isaac Field, and sophomores Kate Deviley, Siri Froehlig, Annu Malarvannan, & Laney Schwartz. They competed in the Sunday tournament, took fourth place in the field of twenty-one teams, and were finalists for the Control Award by ARM Inc. The Tech Tigers had already qualified for the State Tournament at their first tournament on February 6th.

The Blue Lightning are seniors Gen Dahl, Akansha Kamineni, Gabe Mahlen, and David Schindler. They also competed in the Sunday tournament, took second place in the field of twenty-one teams, were finalists for the Think Award, and won the Control Award by ARM Inc. The Blue Lightning had already qualified for the State Tournament at their first tournament on February 13th.

The State Tournament will be held remotely over the week of April 4th to April 10th.

NEW: Boys and Girls Spring Club Rugby

Spring club rugby registration is now open for girls and boys. Rugby teaches total body skills, including safe tackling techniques, which carry over in to multiple sports. Rugby suits all body styles and skills. No experience is necessary! Read more about us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @EaganRugby.

Preseason (indoor) practice begins on March 2nd at the West St. Paul Dome, 5-7PM for both boys and girls. Games begin in April and playoffs finish around the first week of June. Go to eaasports.org/rugby to learn more about rugby and for details about registration.

EVHS eSports Team Info Meeting

The EVHS eSports Team connects students to their hobby of gaming. Compete against other schools and win scholarships. All EVHS students are welcome to join regardless of skill. Games this season include Overwatch, CS:GO, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Rainbow 6, CoD: Cold War, Valorant, Minecraft, Chess, NBA 2k21, and Hearthstone.

There are different games each season. Join us for an info meeting at 2pm in the Learning Commons on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23, Thursday 25, and Friday 26.

For more info contact Herr Sebald at steve.sebald@apps.district196.org or team Captain Emily at 788746@apps.district196.org

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 (ryan.dehnel@district196.org).

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.