Eagan High School Newsletter

Newsletter #27 - April 2, 2021

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 7th-Reading for 10th graders, 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.

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EHS Food Drive

April 5-9

Next week Monday April 5 – Friday April 9th we will have our annual EHS Food Drive! We will be doing things a bit differently this year, so please take a peek below to read about the changes.

Food Collection: We will be collecting non-perishable food in our 5th hour classes. Please hold onto the items until we finish the Food Drive. There will also be collection bins at the east and south doors. We will be delivering the food Wednesday April 14th, so any late contributions can be taken until then. The Open Door is also always in need of bags, so we can deliver those as well.

Monetary Donations: Families can donate directly to The Open Door at the following website: https://fundly.com/eagan-high-school-fights-hunger. Our goal is to raise $2,000. There will be a link on our webpage. Checks can also be made directly to The Open Door. Every year, The Open Door food pantry participates in the statewide Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign to help support programs and fill the pantry's shelves with healthy food as we head into spring. Gifts given by April 11th will be proportionally matched through the statewide Minnesota Foodshare March Campaign for even greater impact!

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

Big picture

MSHSL State Tournaments

MSHSL State Team Gymnastics – Team 4th place at State

Team Section Champions- 1st time we have been Team Champions in EHS History!

Isabel Furness, Claire Prinske, Ali Anderson, Samantha Ballesteros, Ali Dahl, Hannah Maccarone, Kylie Pesik, Joslyn Hansen, Gwen Paolello and Tess Peterson

Individuals at the MSHSL State Tournament

Hannah Maccarone 4th place in State in All Around (Medalist)

Hannah Maccarone 6th place in State on Vault (Medalist)

Sam Ballesteros –3rd place in State on Beam (Medalist)

Isabel Furness – individual state qualifier

Gwen Paolello – individual qualifier

Head Coach Shelly Eklund, Assistants, Wayne Kranz, Kaitlin Graff, Claire Johnson, and Krissy Boyd

Wrestlers qualifying for State Prelims and 2 in the top 8 at State

Thomas Krueger 113#

Austin Kalina- 152# Top 8 in state

Zach Jacobson 195#

Jack Kelley 220#

Diego Villeda 285#- 3rd Place in STATE – (Medalist)

Head Coach Zach Hansen and assistants John Jackson, Ryan Cook

Girls Nordic Ski District 196 Team – Eagan members- MSHSL State Tournament Qualifiers

Team finished 14th place at State

Olivia Matsoff

Kyra Kusnierek

Naomi Fink

Emily Najlis

Eagan Boys Nordic Ski Team MSHSL State Tournament Qualifiers

Team finished 12th place at State

Michael Marshall

Samuel Abbott

Arlan Hegenbarth

Samuel Marshall

Thomas Valusek

Luke Poppinga

Aaron Luu

Matt Moore

Ethan Hall

Head Nordic Coach, Brian Abery, Assistants, Nick Hall, Andy Dodds, Ellen McCarthy, and Maria Berg.

Alpine Ski – MSHSL State Tournament Qualifiers

Evan Brown Eagan

Courtney Bumpers

Helen Paulson

Head Coach – Carl Zeilon assistants Dave Loeffler, Dave Peterson, Timothy Larson

MSHSL – State Swim and Dive Tournament Qualifiers

Team Section Champions – 8th year in a row

200 Yard Medley Relay

Victor Santoyo Lopez, Chuck Steffen, Hans Broman, Thomas Kehler

200 Yard IM

Chuck Steffen

50 Yard Freestyle –

Emilio Santoyo Lopez


Jacob Frost

100 Yard Freestyle

Emilio Santoyo Lopez

200 Yard Freestyle Relay -

Emilio Santoyo Lopez, Thomas Kehler, Roni Shrestha, Chuck Steffen

100 Yard Breast Stroke

Chuck Steffen

Head Coach, Chris Morgan and assistants, Anthony Schmidt, Tyler Huusko and Dive Coach Jason Baumann.

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!

Link Crew

Is your student interested in developing their leadership skills and mentoring incoming 9th grade students to Eagan High School? If so Link Crew is a good fit for them!

The 2021-2022 Link application is now available. If they are interested please fill out the application - turn it in by Wednesday April 7th.

Link Application: https://forms.gle/W4oKfjZrmvymudrU8

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.

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!

Free Viewing of "Romeo and Juliet" Theater Offering

https://youtu.be/qPmSe2_7P2A In this strange and challenging year for the theater, a group of fine folks at Eagan High School created a covid-style production of Romeo and Juliet: Moments from a Tragedy. Enjoy these fun and genuinely moving performances from our students.

Class of 2021 Senior Class Party



(Password EHS)

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

Have a Concern to Report to Eagan HS?

We have a reporting system available 24/7 called Reportit.com.

This can be an anonymous report about a problem or unsafe behavior that needs to be dealt with at our school. All reports will be dealt with promptly by EHS adult leaders who are immediately notified.

The link will be on all Newsletters at the bottom of the page or on our EHS website under Families/Bullying Prevention.

Spring Trimester 2021 Student Parking Information

Attention Juniors and Seniors! If you will be attending EHS Spring Trimester under hybrid learning in either cohort A or B and plan to park in the student lot you will need a parking permit. There are still parking permits left so please go to MyPaymentsPlus and secure your parking permit for $32.

Spring trimester parking permits will be available for pick-up in the Principals' Office.

Google Meet

Looking to collaborate with your peers but not sure how now that you can’t host Zoom meetings anymore? Try Google Meet! All students have access, it’s easy to use and you can invite any other EHS students to your meeting. It’s available on iPad, Mac and Windows for free.

Check out this link for the details.

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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