Eagan High School Newsletter

Newsletter #28 - April 9, 2021

District 196 Parents and Guardians of Middle School and High School Students,

The School District is gathering data to prepare a recommendation for the School Board on whether to shift secondary schools from the current hybrid model of two days of in-person learning per week with 6 feet of distancing, to four days of in-person learning per week with 3 feet of distancing. The four-day model offers the benefit of additional time learning at school, but may result in additional quarantines due to the reduced distancing between students in classrooms. (see examples below, star indicates a positive case and students in red indicate those quarantined).

All District 196 families with middle and/or high school-age students can share their preferences by completing this short survey before it closes at 11:59 p.m. this Friday, April 9. Please limit responses to one per household. Results will be shared as part of a recommendation to the School Board at its regular meeting Monday, April 12.

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EHS Blood Drive

Interested in donating blood?
EHS is sponsoring a blood drive on Wednesday, April 21st from 8 am to 1 pm. Signups will be during lunches and online at redcross.org. Use code "wildcats" to find Eagan's drive. You must be at least 16 years old to donate. Additionally, you must be at least 17 years old to sign up online. Sixteen year-olds may email Lydia Dawson at lydia.m.dawson@gmail.com for access to parent consent forms as well as to sign up online.

Blood is needed now more than ever. Be the change you wish to see in the world.

MCA Testing in April on Wednesdays

We now will move forward with MCA testing for the month of April. We made the decision to avoid disrupting classes any more than we have to. So, we will be using Wednesdays in April to get the Sophomores and Juniors finished with MCA's (April 14th-Biology for students in Biology this year and April 28- Math for 11th graders). The tests are not required this year, but we encourage our students to take these tests as we use the test results to help our school determine programming. If you would like more information please click on the MCA info page.

English MCA Info:


Spanish MCA Info:


Somali MCA Info:


District 196 Virtual Reimagine Student Conference

The District 196 Virtual Reimagine Student Conference is April 21, 2-4 PM. The conference is open to all high school students and school district staff. Register and save the date. We’d love to see you there! We are encouraging our student body to attend the virtual conference. QR Code for registration: see posters in the building or go to the sign up link below. Deadline for student teams to submit an entry is April 8. Some EHS students have already registered to do so – others are welcome!

Open Spark Technology Competition Conference

Wednesday, April 21 2 – 4pm.

Registration link:

Registration Sign Up

Website below has more info including the recording of the March 17 District kickoff meeting.


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Auditions for the EHS Spring Play

"These Shining Lives"

The Story of the Radium Girls

By Melanie Marnich

Directed by Mrs. Owzarek

Questions? nancy.owzarek@district196.org or send me a Schoology message

Roles for 8 women & 4 men

Video Auditions Due on Saturday, April 10

Audition Materials

Women interested in a movement/dance role should come to the callbacks on Monday, April 12 at 2:00 on the stage in the auditorium.

Reserve Your Free ISD 196 Yard Sign!

If you have been looking for a way to show support to our hard-working teachers and staff, now is your chance! Please join The District 196 Foundation in spreading gratitude throughout the district by displaying a (free!) yard sign.

Complete this form to reserve your sign. You will receive a follow-up email with information on where and when to pick up your sign. Sign quantity is limited; signs will be distributed according to order of response.

Thank you for helping us recognize teachers and staff this spring!

About District 196 Foundation

District 196 Foundation is dedicated to eliminating barriers to learning across ISD 196. We’re an all-volunteer organization that focuses on ensuring students have consistent access to food, providing books to keep kids reading during the summer months, and restoring used instruments so more students can participate in band. In response to Covid-19, we shifted our priorities to better address rising food insecurity, technology needs, and personal protective equipment for District 196 teachers and staff.

Earth Month Challenge

Our school has registered to participate in the USAgain Earth Month Challenge National clothes and shoes collection contest. It is a great opportunity for our school as we can increase our quarterly earnings from the program, take this action in support of Earth Day and get competitive to win one of the national cash prizes that are being awarded to the schools that collect most during the 30-day push!

Our planet has finite resources and cannot support the linear consumption model that is extracting virgin resources to manufacture products that are only used once or twice before they are land-filled or incinerated. Instead, we need to encourage reuse and by hosting a TreeMachine on campus we are taking another step in that direction. USAgain plants a tree every time the bin is filled, which is the reason they refer to the bin on our campus as a TreeMachine!

Everyone is encouraged to participate. Together we can encourage a circular economy where products are reused to conserve limited resources. Every action helps! Not only can we do our part to help plant trees but also win the top prize which could go a long way to meet our needs.

Contest dates: April 1st – April 30th

The ten (10) top collecting schools win cash prizes.

1st $1,500 2nd $800 3rd $600 4th $500 5th $450 6th $400 7th $350
8th $200 9th $100 10th $100

+ a bonus cash prize for the school that shares a creative way for promoting the drive.

Here is a link for more information on items accepted: https://usagain.com/items-we-accept

Items put into the USAgain bin are not tax deductible because USAgain is a for-profit business. It’s best to take clothing in good condition to charity locations - here is a list of consignment and donation locations: https://www.dakotavalleyrecycling.org/clothing but items that may not be in good condition are perfect for this bin. All items are sorted for reselling and any unusable items are used to make rags or recycled into insulation materials. USAgain is a green company and all items put in their bins are kept out of landfills!

Need A Hand?

We all need a hand at times!

Are there any gently used items your family needs to make things easier? (Clothing or household items)

CLICK HERE and we can help!

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Class of 2021 Senior Class Party



Saturday, June 5th

9PM - 1AM*

EHS seniors will have exclusive access

to Valley Fair's Route 76

*Schedule for buses to and from Valley Fair to be announced

CLICK HERE for the Senior Party Webpage

Books and Needed Materials Pick Up or Drop Off at EHS, Remains Open and Available

Our South Entry Doors, specifically Door #1, and vestibule remain open from 7:30 AM - 6 PM each weekday for pick up or drop off of books, materials or other items. If students are finished with a textbook or library book, there is a touch-free book cart in the vestibule for collection.

We have a large supply of school supplies and would be pleased to provide them for any student or family. Please let us know if a student needs to pick up a book, textbook or other items so that we can provide it for them. Call 651-683-6900. Additionally, the offices are open each school day and students may come into the building for assistance. Masks are required at all times in the building.

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Eagan High School is committed to engaging students in activities that foster the knowledge, skills and habits of mind necessary to be active learners, purposeful thinkers and responsible citizens.

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