Eagan High School Newsletter

Newsletter #20 - February 5, 2021

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February is Black History Month

Eagan High School faculty and staff will be looking for ways to highlight and recognize African American contributions and share the perspectives of African American People in recognition of Black History Month celebrated in February. Our staff has met and is sharing ideas and resources to allow all subject areas to take part. We are encouraging teachers to add resources that intentionally focus on a variety of African American perspectives and contributions in a variety of content areas. We at Eagan HS are striving to make this part of our general practice every month. Our desire is to emphasize the great contributions of African Americans to our society and to emphasize the need to share the African American perspectives in our curriculum.

Change to Hybrid and Digital Academy News

Be sure to continue to open the newsletter as we continue to update it. Here is the link:

https://www.smore.com/qcyaz

Bilingual Seals Test Information

The Minnesota Bilingual/Multilingual Seal program recognizes students who can demonstrate proficiency in a world language. The Multilingual/Bilingual Seals program gives students an opportunity to earn college credit from the Minnesota State system.

Bilingual/Multilingual Seals are available to Seniors. Both native speakers of a world language and students who study a world language are eligible to earn college credit if they demonstrate proficiency in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The test is not timed but takes about 2.5 hours. Eagan High School is offering the test on April 28 this year and will be done in person. This year the district will cover the cost of the test for any Senior that chooses to take it. Transportation will be available to school for students that need it. Please register on the following site if you want to take the test: 2020-21 Bilingual Test Registration

Feel free to reach out to your World Language Teacher, EL teacher, or Mr. Thompson with any questions.

For more information about the Bilingual seals test feel free to go to the District 196 bilingual seals site: https://www.district196.org/academics/bilingual-and-multilingual-seals-and-certificates

National Merit Scholarship Program

Eagan HS congratulates the National Merit Scholarship Program FINALISTS from the Class of 2021

We have been notified that five members of the Class of 2021 at Eagan HS have been named as Finalists in this scholarship program. There are 16,000 semi-finalists named in September of each year. After an intensive process these semifinalists are evaluated and then 7,500 are named as Finalists. We are proud of these students and want to congratulate them, their families and all of the teachers in their educational pathway. They are:

Ryan G. Diaz

Ryan C. Madigan

Morgan K. Madsen

Colin M. Roberts

Samyak Tiwari

Each of these seniors now are entered into the National Merit Scholarship program for the coming months. Congratulations!

Spring Trimester 2021 Student Parking Information

Online application and payment for the Spring Trimester 2021 Parking Permit begins on Monday February 22, 2021 at 5 PM for Seniors only. Application and payment for Juniors begins on Monday March 1, 2021 at 5 PM. Parents and guardians can pay the Parking Tag fee ($32) from the convenience of your computer, via MyPaymentsplus. Please follow this link: https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome

Parking permits for Trimester 3 Spring Trimester will be distributed on March 15 thru Friday March 19 from 7:30 – 8:30 AM in the lower east entrance of EHS and during all lunch periods in the student commons. Please remember that we only have 450 parking permits available for students during the Spring Trimester. When completing the application please indicate which cohort (A or B) you will be attending this spring. Those students in cohort C do not need to purchase a parking permit. Parking permits are awarded on a first come first serve basis. Sophomores are not eligible for parking permits.

Please know that Fall Trimester permits received partial refunds to the card used to purchase once we went to Distance Learning in November and are not valid as we go into Spring Trimester.

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EAGAN HIGH SCHOOL NOMINATES TWO FOR MSHSL TRIPLE “A” AWARD

Kai Wilson and Jacob Frost recognized for their involvement in Academics, Arts and Athletics.

January 27, 2021: Eagan High School has nominated Kai Wilson and Jacob Frost for the Triple “A” Award

Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts and Athletics Award (Triple “A” Award) is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League. The award is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, on the athletic field, and in the fine arts. To be eligible for the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award a student must be a high school senior, have a strong academic background, have participated in League-sponsored athletics and fine arts activities and comply with the MSHSL’s Student Code of Conduct.

Kai Wilson is involved in many activities. She is a member of the Girls Lacrosse team. She is a two-year captain in Lacrosse. Kai has found her voice in our Performing Arts at Eagan. She has also been in three One Act Plays where she played the lead last year. Kai has also been a very successful four-year member of our Eagan Speech team. She is a captain of the Speech Team this year and has earned All-Conference honors the past two years. Kai has also been a MSHSL State participant in speech. She is an excellent student. Kai is the daughter of Erin and Eric Wilson.

Jacob Frost has been involved in a number of activities at Eagan High School. Jacob is a two-sport athlete at Eagan in boys Soccer and Swim and Dive. He has served as captain in Soccer and was selected All Conference Honorable Mention. He also serves as a captain in Swim and Dive, was All Conference last year and was a MSHSL State Participant both his sophomore and junior year in Diving. Jacob has been a member of our Band program in for four years and has received Superior ratings two times. He has been in Wind Ensemble, Jazz band, Marching Band and Concert Band. Jacob also was part of the musical pit for a theatre performance of ENCORE. He has been on the honor roll throughout high school. Jacob was the MSHSL ExCEL Award Winner as a junior for Eagan. Jacob is the son of Rachel and Ben Frost.

Boys Volleyball

Interested in playing boys volleyball this spring? Please fill out the Google form below to receive information and updates about the upcoming season. Open gyms either at Blackhawk or Dakota Hills Middle Schools will begin 2/14, with tryouts on 3/14. No prior experience required. Fill out the Google form link below to receive an email with more information about the season and locations.

https://forms.gle/x1hncqqrq32VXcv29

Also, follow @EaganBoysVB on Twitter for updates! Contact coach Kelly Schlagel (Kelly.schlagel@district196.org) with questions.

Eagan Community Foundation Scholarship Application Now Available - Deadline is February 19th!

(Eagan, MN January 27, 2021) The Eagan Community Foundation announcesthat over 100 scholarships (totaling in excess of $120,000) are now available to graduating high school seniors living in Eagan or attending a high school located in Eagan. The application system is available at www.eaganfoundation.org until 11:59 p.m. on February 19, 2021.


Eligible students graduating in 2021 can complete a single application on the Eagan Community Foundation's website at www.eaganfoundation.org. Scholarship awards are based on a variety of donor-specified criteria including student financial need, career interest, club/sport participation, and more. There are also scholarships available that are not dependent on GPA, but recognize talented young individuals who have persevered through hardships in life or have demonstrated strong community leadership. All graduating high school seniors living in or attending school in Eagan are encouraged to apply. Students will automatically be considered for any scholarship for which they qualify but may only receive one scholarship. There are typically about 300 applicants.


Scholarships are funded through donations from community members, area businesses, school organizations, family foundations, and nonprofits. "We're honored to be a steward of the Eagan community's generosity. Since our program began in 1991, we estimate about 100 different donors have sponsored nearly $1,900,000 in scholarships. We're honored to partner with so many great donors and are excited to hit our $2 million mark in scholarships this year", said Executive Director, Jamie Hopkins. "While we have lost scholarship funds this year in response to the pandemic and economic crisis, some new donors have stepped up. We appreciate the donors' commitment to ensure the class of 2021 receives the recognition they deserve" Hopkins continues.


About the Eagan Foundation

The Eagan Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community-building organization with a vision to make Eagan a better place to live, learn, work, and play for all residents. Its mission is investing together in Eagan's future by providing community connections, grants, and scholarships. The Eagan Community Foundation was founded in 1990 to encourage, supports, and enhance ideas, funding, and collaborative action to meet community needs. To date, the Foundation has raised and reinvested over $2 million in the community through its scholarship, community initiatives, and community grants programs. For additional information or to learn how you can volunteer for the Eagan Community Foundation, visit www.eaganfoundation.org or emailjamie.hopkins@eaganfoundation.org.

Meal Distribution- continues at South Entrance

All 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/ high schools’ south 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 10:00am- 11:00am

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.

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.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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