EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #15: 12.18.2020


Important Dates

December 23 through January 3 - No School, Winter Break

January 4 - School Resumes

January 13 - No School, Professional Development Day

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

January 22 - No School, Teacher Workshop

January 29 - Last day of Quarter 2

February 1 - First day of Quarter 3

(New) FCCLA NICU Baby Item Collection

FCCLA is having a drive to collect items for babies in the NICU. There is box in the West Door entrance at Eastview for donations. You can also donate via Venmo at Mia-Battistone and indicate FCCLA or NICU donation.

Please e-mail mia.battistone@district196.org with any further questions.

Thank you for your support.

Eastview Gives

Eastview’s Parents are Key (PAK) team is sponsoring a modified holiday giving drive this year. This year's giving drive will once again support Eastview's Random Acts of Kindness fund. EV counselors and administrators use these funds to support students and families in need.

We are seeking to provide gift cards to help families with groceries, weekend meals, personal care items, holiday gift giving, and more. The need is greater than ever with students at learning/eating at home full time, job instability, and the increased stress so many families are experiencing.

We are also seeking gift cards to use as we strive to maintain engagement in fun, spirited activities like our SPARK Spirit Awards (fun advisory activities) student contests and more. Please consider donating a gift card (or two)!

Cash or check donations are also appreciated, and will be used to support Random Acts of Kindness like paying for a student in need to purchase a yearbook, or offsetting costs for Behind the Wheel, prom, etc.

You can drop off donations at the West Entry Security Office between the hours of 8:30am - 3:30pm between now and December 22nd. Please mark envelopes with PAK DONATION when dropping items off. Donations can also be mailed to PAK/Eastview High School, 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124.

THANK YOU for helping us continue our strong tradition of giving and sharing during this unique holiday season!

(New) Check Out the Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out this week's episode here.

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.

All Lifetouch Pictures and ID Cards Available for Pickup

All Lifetouch picture envelopes and ID cards (from the first picture day AND retake day) can be picked up at the West Entrance Mon-Fri during school hours (8am-3:30pm).

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!

(New) Nutrition Services Meal Kits

To allow our nutrition services staff time off with their families during winter break, seven-day meal kit distribution will not be available. However, families can obtain meal kits at any District 196 school during the following two opportunities.

  • Monday, Dec. 21 from 4-5:30 p.m., and
  • Tuesday, Dec. 22 7:30-9 a.m.

There will be no meal distribution Dec. 23 through Jan. 3. Meal distribution resumes Monday, Jan. 4 from 4-5:30 p.m. If you could benefit from additional resources, we have put together this list of local food shelves and community meal opportunities.

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) - Deadline To Submit Senior Photos For the Yearbook Is January 1

Parents/Guardians of an EVHS Senior,

You can submit your senior’s portrait for the yearbook, purchase a grad ad, and order a 2020-21 yearbook at www.yearbookforever.com. Below are important links for yearbook and other information.

SENIOR PORTRAITSDue January 1st. Click here (Access code: lightning. PLEASE name the file by last name, first name, i.e. Doe, John). Senior Portraits for the yearbook need to be submitted online by January 1st, 2021. If your student does not submit a senior portrait, their junior year picture will be used.

GRAD AD – Graduation ads are full-color, congratulatory messages to seniors from their families. They include the student’s name, a baby picture, and a short message. Grad ads are due January 1st. Click here to order.

ORDER YEARBOOK – Yearbook orders are due April 15th. Click here to order.

SUBMIT CANDID PHOTOS FOR THE YEARBOOK – The yearbook staff is looking for candid photos to include in the yearbook. You can submit photos of your student, their friends, or interesting happenings involving Eastview students and staff by clicking here.

Please refer to this flyer for more information.

From Community Education

Enjoy a wide variety of learning opportunities for all ages in various modes of delivery. Although the attending method may be different, our goal is the same: to engage, enrich and inspire your lifelong learning. The sky’s the limit!

Adult Basic Education | ABE offers programs for adults to improve their skills so they can move ahead in their jobs, prepare for further education, or improve their daily lives. Learn English, earn your High School Diploma or GED, prepare for the ACCUPLACER® college placement assessment or the citizenship exam, increase your reading, writing and math skills, or attend school with your preschooler in Family School! Our caring, patient teachers will help you achieve your goal.

ce.district196.org/abe | abe@district196.org | 952-431-8316

Lifeguarding plus Waterpark Module Blended Learning (ages 15+)

Mon, Tue & Wed | Dec 28, 29 & 30 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | 3 sessions | $270 | BHMS

Water Safety Instructor Blended Learning (ages 16+)
Mon, Tue & Wed | Dec 28, 29 & 30 | 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. | 3 sessions | $280 | BHMS


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.

Reminder - Official Transcript and School Report Requests

If you have a January 1st college application deadline and need an official transcript, school report, or other materials sent from EVHS, you must request this by Wednesday, Dec. 16th at the latest. You must order your transcript in Naviance and pay for it on MyPaymentsPlus (cost is $5/college). Please review how to request official transcripts here.

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 December 18th Counseling Newsletter today!

Virtual College Events

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


(New) EVHS Athletics Update 12.18.20

Please click here for the Eastview High School Athletics Update for 12.18.20.

(New) Eastview Girls Basketball Info Meeting

INTERESTED IN PLAYING GIRLS BASKETBALL THIS WINTER? We have a start date of January 4th. All girls, grades 9-12 that are interested should attend an information meeting on Monday, December 21st at 1:30PM. For Zoom information, please email Coach Kasper.

(New) Volleyball End of Season Awards and Recognitions

Volleyball End-of-Season Awards:

  • Academic All-State (3.8 cumulative GPA or higher): Tianna Green (12), Audrey Magee (12), Emma Grimm (12)

  • Star Tribune All-Metro Player of the Year: Lauren Crowl (12)

  • Star Tribune All-Metro 1st Team: Lauren Crowl

  • Pioneer Press Player of the Year: Lauren Crowl

  • South Suburban All-Conference: Emma Grimm, Lauren Crowl

  • South Suburban All-Conference Honorable Mention: Tiara Diamond (11), Emma Egan (9)
  • Lightning Award: Andrea Bates (12)

  • Outstanding Academic Athlete: Audrey Magee


(New) EVHS Debate Team Update and Highlights

The Eastview Debate Team has recently had strong success at several post-season tournaments. On a broader level, our participation this year has been our most significant success. We have had 124 students compete in an interscholastic event this year. We’re one of the largest teams in the country. In fact, currently, the combined Eastview debate and speech teams are the #2 ranked program in terms of participation and performance in the nation.

Recent Highlights:

-Eastview is sending three students to the NSDA National Tournament to be held in June. Congratulations to Congressional Debater Elise Noonan and Public Forum Debate team Isaiah Dalzell & Izhan Qureishy on qualifying for nationals.

-Eastview is send two Congressional Debaters to State. Congratulations to Elise Noonan and Allison Champ on their qualification to the 2021 Minnesota State High School League State Debate Tournament to be held in January.

-Eastview’s Classic Debate team retained the Governor’s Cup, the overall team sweepstakes award, at the MSHSL Classic Debate Championship tournament. Overall, we had 23 teams compete in this tournament. 20 teams had winning records and 13 of those teams advanced into elimination rounds. The performance of our novice team was particularly amazing—all 9 novice teams had winning records and we collectively “closed out” semi-finals, taking home the top four places.

The Eastview Debate Team is coached by Todd Hering (Head Coach), Zach Prax (Assistant Head Coach), Greta Thomas (Assistant Head Coach), Alex Baker, Karly Beaumont, Rusty Fifield, Ryan Henry, Caitlin Moran, Myles Torell, and Elizabeth Zarate.

(New) EVHS Mock Trial South Suburban Conference Tournament Results

The Eastview Mock Trial team competed in the South Suburban Conference Tournament on December 11 and 12th. This year, the 2-day competition was held virtually, with case facts centering around a COVID-19 contract dispute.

After the completion of all 4 rounds, the Eastview Blue Team took first place in the Novice division, as the only team finishing with a 4-0 record in the tournament. Individual All-Conference honors, awarded by the judges for top performances, went to Kristine Joseph, Breanna Price, Neha Ravella, Raavi Singh, and Sophia Thomas (2 awards). This was the second-ever competition for this all-freshman and sophomore team.

In the Varsity division, Anna Singh and senior captain Sabrina Massie were awarded All Conference honors for Best Attorney and Best Witness, capping off four strong trials for Eastview against some of the top teams in Minnesota.

The Mock Trial team is coached by Jeff Anderson and Scott Oxley.

Boys Volleyball Winter Training

The Eastview Boys Volleyball program is beginning winter off-season training at the start of December. Any male athletes who are interested in possibly playing in the spring should contact Coach Ryan Dehnel to get information about the season in the spring and the winter training opportunities by emailing him at ryan.dehnel@district196.org.