EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #17: 1.15.2021


Important Dates

Monday, January 18 - No School, Dr. Martin Luther King Day

Friday, January 22 - No School, Teacher Workshop

Friday, January 29 - Last day of Quarter 2

Monday, February 1 - First day of Quarter 3

Tuesday, February 2: Course Registration for 2021-22 Begins

Wednesday, February 10: No School, Teacher Workshop

Monday, February 15: No School, Presidents Day

Tuesday, February 16: Course Registration for 2021-22 Deadline

(New) Attention Parents and Guardians of Students in Grades 8-11

All parents/guardians of students registering for high school courses for the 2021-2022 school year are invited to attend our Electives Exploration Virtual Open House sessions next week. Our elective program and department leaders will be offering live Zoom sessions on Tuesday, January 19th and again on Thursday, January 21st. This is an opportunity for you to learn more about the unique course offerings and additional opportunities related to each of our elective departments. The schedule will allow for you to log into as many (or as few) sessions as you wish. The schedule is listed below, and Zoom links are available on our Registration website. We look forward to sharing the exciting world of high school electives with you!

Elective Exploration Virtual Open House – January 19 and January 21

6:30 – 6:50

Visual Art

Business & Marketing

Engineering & Technology

6:50 – 7:10


Mentor Program

Music & Dance

7:10 – 7:30

Physical Education

World Languages

Work Experience

7:30 – 7:50

Visual Art


Physical Education

7:50 – 8:10

Business & Marketing

Mentor Program

World Languages

8:10 – 8:30

Engineering & Technology

Music & Dance

Work Experience

(New) Eastview Food Drive on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2021 (January 18)

“A day on, not a day off.” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

The Eastview community is invited to donate nonperishables and toiletries on MLK Day (Monday, January 18) between 10am and 2pm at EVHS’s Student/West Entrance Doors. Please drive-up and give a honk and your items will be collected. All donations will be delivered to The Open Door Pantry.

Email Mr. John Kelly at john.kelly@district196.org with questions. All are welcome and encouraged to donate. Remember, make it a day on, not a day off.

Attention Juniors: Developmental Psych Application

Juniors! Remember 6th grade—and your DP teacher? You have the opportunity to be that role model for your 6th grade peers through Developmental Psychology(DP)—a senior social studies course option! Find out more by attending an interest meeting!

Tuesday, January 19th, or Thursday, January 21st at 1:05pm over ZOOM.

Application is quick and easy—complete this Google Form by Tuesday, January 26th: https://forms.gle/3cqhNAXVuo4Nh6vs8

Email a DP teacher if you have any questions and for the Zoom link info:

Ms. Dumonceaux (michelle.dumonceaux@district196.org)

Mr. Gerber (mark.gerber@district196.org)

Mr. Oxley (scott.oxley@district196.org)

(New) 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!

From the Learning Commons

The Learning Commons is still available to help students access textbooks and library books! If you need a print copy of a textbook, need to pick up your next English title or just need a good library book to read for fun, please use this link to request materials.

We are open for pick up on school days from 8am-2:30pm. Curbside service is available and there is a place in the form to request special delivery options.

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 7:30am- 9:00am

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.

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.


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.



(New) Eastview High School Virtual FAFSA Completion Workshop

Tuesday, January 19th- 5-7 PM

Senior families – space still remains for help with your FAFSA or to speak with a financial aid adviser at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0F4CAAAC2EA5F94-eastview

Please review the available slots for assistance on your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) with Financial Aid Advisors on Tuesday, January 19th.

The FAFSA is the required form to get any financial aid from the federal or state government to help pay for college. This can include grants, loans, or work study options.

As this is a virtual event with 15 minute time slots per family, we recommend that you have your FSA ID (username and password) complete before the event. You can also begin the FAFSA at https://www.fafsa.gov/ and bring your questions.

Helpful Resources

FAFSA Completion Parent FAQs

Steps to Create a FSA ID

FAFSA site

Seniors! The EVCF Scholarship Application is Live!


The Eastview Community Foundation awards scholarships to graduating seniors of Eastview High School (as well to students who live within the Eastview boundaries completing high school elsewhere -such as the School of Environmental studies and home schooled students). All seniors have also received these updates in their SPARK advisory this week. Be sure to watch the videos below from EVHS 2020 Alum sending their encouragement and advice through the process.

How to Apply: The Eastview Community Foundation Scholarship application process is completed online. The application and more information can be found for Seniors on Schoology → Class of 2021 Group → Resources → ‘EV Community Foundation Scholarships’ folder. More details and the full scholarship descriptions can also be found in on the scholarship page of (www.evcf.org).

If you cannot complete it in one sitting, you must finish the required questions and then submit your form. You will be able to go back and edit your form later. Please be sure you use the same email address each time. Application review will not happen until after Jan. 25th. Your application must include at least one essay in order to be complete. Please see the documents below for more details about the EVCF scholarships available as well as the application process.

Seniors are strongly encouraged to apply for as many scholarships for which they are eligible.

Have questions or don’t know where to start?

  • Attend the Zoom EVCF Scholarship Application Genius Hour - Jan. 20th at 1PM. Register here!
  • DM and follow @_evcf on Instagram for updates


The on-line application must be completed by 8 PM, Sunday, January 24th, 2021. Late submissions will NOT be accepted. [If required, the Student Aid Report (SAR from FAFSA results) and teacher recommendation letters must be submitted by 3:00 pm on January 25th to Molly.Wellik@district196.org.

EVCF Scholarship Resources

  • Review the full scholarship list here.
  • View the instructions here.
  • View the scholarship review rubric here.
  • See all documents and the application in Schoology Class of 2021→ Resources → EVCF Scholarship Information and Naviance → Homepage → Pages

Check out the Alumni Videos

  • Zerubabel tells us to ‘Go For It’ here!
  • Harita shares why you should apply here!
  • Cullen talks about how easy it is to apply for multiple awards here!
  • Sophia shares some college advice here!

Videos are 1 min or less!

Please contact the following individuals if you have any questions or concerns:

Eastview Community Foundation: Laurel.Gerber@evcf.org or Jessica.Sahota@evcf.org

Eastview High School Counseling: Laura.Horton@district196.org or Molly.Wellik@district196.org

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 January 15th Counseling Newsletter today!

Virtual College Events

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


(New) EVHS Boys Hockey Kicks Off Season With Win Over Farmington

The Eastview Boys hockey team kicked off their 2021 season with solid 4-1 conference win over Farmington. The Lightning were led with Carter Jensen's 29 saves. The Lightning were led offensively by Gabe Tritschler, who tallied 3 points on the night with 1 goal and 2 assists. Junior Jordan Larkee scored the game's first goal and added an assist on sophomore John Kisch's first varsity goal. The Lightning will be back in action on Saturday at home against Lakeville South.

(New) Do You Have Spirit?

Eastview Sideline Cheer has spots open for the 2020-2021 Basketball Cheer season.

Eligibility: Female or Male EVHS students grade 9-12 in the 2020-2021 school year.

Tryout Dates:

Friday January 15, 7pm to 830pm - North Gym - enter/exit door 6

Sunday January 17, 3pm to 2pm - North Gym - enter/exit door 6

Monday January 18, 7pm to 9pm - South Gym - enter/exit door 6

If interested or if you have any questions, contact Sideline Cheer Coach LaShelle Walters at LaShelle.Walters@gmail.com

Wrestling Student Managers Needed

The wrestling program is in need of a few student managers for the winter season that started this week. If you are looking to get involved, have some fun, and be part of a team, please message Mr. Kurt Habeck in Schoology as soon as possible.


(New) BRAVO Auditions Are Coming!

Get ready for BRAVO 2021!

Auditions for BRAVO 2021! are due on Wednesday, February 3rd. To complete your AUDITION FOLDER, you'll need the following:

1. Audition Instructions

2. Audition Form

3. Vocal Audition Video Instructions

4. Dance Audition Video Instructions

Completed audition folders should be submitted to Maria.Brandel@apps.district196.org by Wednesday, February 3rd.

DANCE WORKSHOPS: There will be two optional dance workshops on Saturday, January 23rd at 10-10:45am and 10:45-11:30am. Please sign up for ONE. So we can dance safely, there is a cap of 25 dancers per session. Sign up here. The dance will be recorded at the workshop for those that cannot attend.

(New) Eastview's Mock Trial Teams Compete at Regions

Congratulations to the Eastview Mock Team as they competed in round 2 of Regions on Tuesday, January 12. Eastview Team #1 defeated Hill-Murray by a score of 206 to 184 and Eastview Team #2 lost a close round to Totino Grace by a score of 201 to 206. Congratulations to both teams as they progress to round 3. No individual awards are given at regions. Round 3 will be next Tuesday.

(New) EVHS Debate Sends Six To State

Our Eastview debate team has qualified six students to compete at the MSHSL State Debate Tournament to be held January 15-16. Congratulations to Isaiah Dalzell (11) and Izhan Qureishy (11) who won the Section 3 Championship in Public Forum Debate on January 9. Teammates Malaya Galindez (11) and Akansha Kamineni (12) placed 5th in the Section, also qualifying for State. Earlier this season Congressional debaters Elise Noonan (12) and Allison Champ (11) also qualified for State. The Public Forum debate team is coached by Todd Hering, Greta Thomas, Alex Baker, and Ryan Henry. The Congressional Debate team is coached by Zach Prax.

(New) Join the NEW eSports Team!

In case you missed our first info meeting, we will be having a second info meeting on Wednesday January 20th at 3:00pm.

The EVHS eSports Team is a student-led club that 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, and Valorant.

There are different games each season. The current winter season runs from January 24 to February 28.

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

Love to Ice Fish?

Coach Pueschner is fishing for any students who are interested in starting an ICE FISHING CLUB. All skill levels are encouraged to experience the camaraderie ice fishing and the outdoors has to offer. If you want to learn, share tips, catch fish, and have fun, click this link to share your name and contact information. Once we have gathered this data, we will send out information regarding an upcoming Zoom meeting.