EVHS Bi-Weekly Announcements

Edition #11: 10.15.2021


Important Dates
  • October 11-16 - Homecoming Week. See link below for all the details.
  • Monday, October 18 - Lifetouch Picture Retake Day 7:30am-3:00pm
  • Thursday & Friday, October 21 & 22 - No School - MEA Break

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day

Picture Retake Day is Monday, October 18th outside of the Performing Arts Center. To order your picture packages ahead of time, visit mylifetouch.com and enter Picture day ID: EVTK24SX9.

Retake pictures will be taken during your English class. if you are getting your pictures retaken, bring your original picture package to the photographer.

EVHS Homecoming Week 2021

Click the link below for information, schedule, and details about Homecoming 2021. Keep watching the Announcements for more information and updates as the date gets closer.

EVHS Homecoming 2021

Homecoming Dress-Up Spirit Days:

Friday: COLOR DAY & Pepfest (Grade 9 wears white, 10: gray, 11: blue, & 12: black)

Homecoming Week Special Events:

Friday, October 15: Tailgate on Lightning Plaza at the Homecoming Football Game (vs East Ridge), 5-7 pm. Community booths and food concessions. All students and the greater public are welcome!

Saturday, October 16: Homecoming Dance. See announcements below. All students are welcome!

All Week:

Homecoming Cup – earn Cup Points for your grade by participating in Homecoming dress-up days, events, and service projects. There will be QR Code check-in at each Homecoming event. The 2021 Homecoming Cup winner will be announced at halftime of the football game on Friday.

Medallion Hunts (Indoor and Outdoor) – Prize $20 cash! Look for daily clues in your Schoology Updates. All students are welcome to join in on the hunt! 100 Homecoming Cup points to the finder of each medallion class.

Community Service (Student Choice) - All volunteering in the community during Homecoming Week will count as 10 Homecoming Cup Points per event. Photo evidence is required via this reporting form. Need some ideas? Pick up trash at your local park, rake an elderly person’s lawn, volunteer at Feed My Starving Children, serve food at a shelter, etc. All are encouraged to volunteer in the community.

Homecoming Cup QR Code Check-In Events (each check-in is worth one Cup Point for your class)

Fri.: Football (vs East Ridge), 7 pm Lightning Stadium (check-ins close at the end of Q1)

Saturday 10/16: Homecoming Dance

Cost: $10.00. Guests must register in advance (see below for more information). Dress is semi-casual (wear nice clothes). Face masks required for indoors.

Dance Location

The dance will be a blended inside and outside event: Students may dance outside on the East Patio without masks. It may be cold so dress accordingly. Students can also dance inside in the East Commons with masks. The same music will be played in both locations so students can easily move from inside to outside as they choose.

Homecoming Dance & Tickets

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance, held on Saturday, 10/16 from 8-11 pm, may be purchased for $10 at lunch, at the door, or online. All students are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance during lunch to eliminate having to wait in line at the dance. Tickets will be sold Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Homecoming Week at lunch. Guests are welcome; all guests must register and be pre-approved via a Guest Registration Form. Guest Registration Forms may be found in the Main Office (or online). Bring current school IDs.

Homecoming Dance Guest Registration Form

All guests at the Homecoming Dance who do not attend Eastview need to complete a Guest Registration Form. Forms can be picked up in the Main Office. The form needs to be completed by the guest’s home school administration and emailed back to EVHS on Friday, October 15, by 2:30 pm. More information is included on the form.

Homecoming Dress Notice

Our Homecoming Dance will be on Saturday, October 16 from 8:00 - 11:00 pm. Dress is semi-casual (wear nice clothes). Face masks required.

Homecoming Dance & Tickets

Tickets for the Homecoming Dance, held on Saturday, 10/16 from 8-11 pm, may be purchased for $10 at lunch, at the door, or online. All students are encouraged to buy their tickets in advance during lunch to eliminate having to wait in line at the dance. Tickets will be sold Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Homecoming Week at lunch. Guests are welcome; all guests must register and be pre-approved via a Guest Registration Form. One guest per EVHS student. Guest Registration Forms may be found in the Main Office (or online). Bring current school IDs.

  • The dance is from 8-11pm
  • Enter through the West Entrance
  • Tickets can be purchased at the door
  • Please wear your mask over your mouth AND nose when dancing inside. If you don't want to mask, you can be outside on the east patio.
  • Water and snacks are available for sale for $1 each.

Tackle Cancer T-shirts

Eastview Community if you would like to “fit in” at the game on Friday night, get your Tackle Cancer shirt. They are just $15.00 and all proceeds go to a great cause. T-shirts can be purchased before school, during lunches, and before the football game on Friday (5:30-7:00pm).

Eastview Spiritwear Available

In need of some new Eastview gear for Homecoming Week? The Eastview School Store which is located at the east end of the commons will be open during all lunches October 6-15. We have a large assortment of new spirit wear which should be arriving soon. Stop down at the Eastview School store to purchase your Eastview gear or Tackle Cancer t-shirt starting Wednesday, October 6. Go, Lightning!

Serving Detention at Eastview

All students needing to serve Detention for tardies or for other reasons can begin serving Monday, October 4th. Afternoon Detention can be served on Mondays, Tuesday, and Thursdays from 2:40-4:00pm in C239. A morning Detention from 6:30-7:35am in Student Services is another option Monday-Friday.

Detentions need to be served within two weeks of notice. Any detention not served by the end of the quarter may result in additional consequences. Thank-you for being Responsible and holding yourself Accountable.

See Ms. Hengel or Mr. Habeck in Student Services with questions.

Eastview Family & Community Connections

We believe ALL students can thrive when we create genuine partnerships with our families and our community. When families, communities and schools work together, students are more successful and the entire community benefits.

Your voice matters! You can help us determine our parent/family education programming, family/community partnerships, and more by providing your feedback. If you missed last night’s Zoom session on Family and Community Engagement opportunities, please take a couple of minutes to share your thoughts via this survey: bit.ly/EFCCsurvey2021.

Check out the EFCC (Eastview Family & Community Connections) page on our website: https://evhs.district196.org/families/eastview-family-community-connections and follow our EFCC Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/EVHSFamCommunityConnect.

Check Out The Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out the October 13th episode here.


PICKUP - If you ordered but haven't picked up your 2020-21 yearbook yet, you can do so in the main office. Please bring a photo ID.

FORGOT TO ORDER?- We have some extra 2020-21 yearbooks for sale. If you'd like to purchase one, please bring $85 cash or a check (made out to Eastview High School) to the main office.

ORDER - 2021-22 Yearbooks are now for sale! Go to www.yearbookforever.com and purchase yours today!

2021-22 Eastview Student Planners

2021-22 Eastview Planners are available for purchase in the Main Office. They are $5. Come and get yours and get organized!

Educational Benefits Program (formerly Free and Reduced-Price Meals) Application

Students in District 196 will be provided breakfast and lunch at no cost during the 2021-22 school year due to a grant provided by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture. All families are still encouraged to complete an Educational Benefits Application, formerly the free and reduced-price meals application. Upon approval, these benefits are extended to Activities/Athletics fees and more. A new application must be submitted each year.

Visit the District 196 Food & Nutrition Services website for more information.

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.


New: Community Conversation on Embracing Diversity in Dakota County

Saturday, October 16, 9:00-10:30am at Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church

12650 Johnny Cake Ridge Road, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Free – enter main doors

Registration encouraged, but not required at https://www.sotv.org/embracing-our-diversity/

Face masks are required at this event.

Presentation Panel

Virgil Jones, District 196 Director of Equity and Inclusion;

Jon Rechtzigel, Apple Valley Chief of Police;

Sachin Isaacs, District 196 School Board member;

Lisa Lusk, 360 Communities Director of Programs and Operations;

Telesea Everett, Dakota County Social Services Children’s Mental Health Supervisor; and

Kristen Capel, local faith community leader.


To offer an opportunity for a panel of community leaders to share their perspectives on the growing diversity of Dakota County, reflect on how diversity impacts our life together, and suggest how to embrace our diversity to create a community of to encourage respectful, mutual conversation, and suggest how to embrace our diversity to create a community that mutually supports all members to thrive.


From listening to a variety of community leaders, attendees will receive a greater understanding of the growing diversity in Dakota County, understand both the opportunities and challenges this brings, and hear suggestions for how to be an active citizen who makes a positive difference in a community of growing diversity.

New: Rosemount Chipotle Fundraising Night for EVHS Comp Cheer Team

Come on out to the Rosemount Chipotle on Wednesday October 20th between 5-9PM and support the Eastview Comp Cheer team!! Make sure to tell them you are there for Eastview Comp Cheer or enter online code B6LPNCR from their website or app for online ordering and pickup. Thank you for your support and happy eating!!

Technology Support Night for Somali Families

The school district is hosting a Technology Support Night for Somali families on Monday, October 18th from 5-7pm at Apple Valley High School. We plan to set up Schoology, Seesaw and Infinite Campus accounts. We will have staff on hand to field all the questions. An interpreter will be available at this event.

Senior Information


Please make sure you're checking out the College & Scholarship Information section weekly for important senior-related information.


Click the link below for information on Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submission instructions and guidelines, and information on purchasing a Grad Ad for your senior.

Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads

*Deadline for submitting your senior photo to the yearbook is JANUARY 1, 2022.

2022 SENIOR PARTY - Party Planners Needed

It is not too early to start planning for the 2022 senior party! If you are interested in taking the reins and getting the party started, please contact Suze Fulford at susanne.fulford@district196.org.


Seniors, you can pick up your senior student ID cards at the West Entrance Security Office.

Health & Safety

Masks Required on Buses and Inside Schools

State officials have given school districts the responsibility to determine COVID-19 mitigation strategies at the local level this school year. The 2021-22 COVID-19 Operational Plan for Families, Students and Visitors to Schools that was unanimously approved by our School Board on August 26 requires all students, staff and visitors in all District 196 buildings to wear a face mask indoors when the local transmission level is “substantial” or “high” as measured by the CDC transmission matrix. Currently, the transmission level in Dakota County is high, meaning face masks will be required in our schools to start the year, just as they are required to enter a growing number of businesses, government buildings and on all public transportation and airline flights.

Your partnership is critical to the success of our students. We expect students, staff and visitors to comply with the mask requirement, as outlined in Administrative Regulation 708.7, COVID-19 Masks, until the COVID-19 spread in Dakota County drops to the “moderate” level of transmission. Masks help reduce spread and give us the best opportunity to provide consistent in-person education all year. Just like last year, students will have opportunities for mask breaks during the day, such as at lunch or while outside. If parents and guardians are concerned about their child’s ability to safely wear a mask, they should refer back to Administrative Regulation 708.7 COVID-19 Masks.

Our district is committed to doing all we can to ensure students can continue learning in person this school year. This includes HEPA filters in all learning spaces, social distancing, recommending COVID-19 vaccinations for those who are eligible to receive them and requiring masks when the local transmission level is substantial or high.

Review and Update Emergency Information

If you haven’t already done so, please update your family’s information on record with the district by completing the online review in your Infinite Campus Parent portal account. This is the one time each year the district asks parents to complete the review to ensure schools have up-to-date contact information, emergency contacts, student health records and more. It is important for schools to have current information in order to be notified in case of emergency, changes in the school schedule and to receive regular communication from the schools and district.

All District 196 parents and guardians are encouraged to have an Infinite Campus Parent account of their own to stay involved in their child’s education, and to access end-of-term report cards, transcripts, attendance and other important information. Parents who do not have their own Infinite Campus Parent account can request an activation key from the office at their child’s school. For information on setting up an Infinite Campus Parent account and completing the online review, visit the Family Resources page on our district website.

We look forward to partnering with you to make 2021-22 a safe, fun and productive school year for all of our students and families.


Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check back in this space for the most up-to-date counseling news!

Friday, October 15th Newsletter

Counseling Office Newsletter Archives

New: Reminders for SENIORS and Their Families

Seniors and Families,

A friendly reminder that if you are applying for any November 1st college deadlines and need official transcripts or letters of recommendation submitted, you must make these requests by Oct. 20th at the latest to ensure an on time delivery. Please see the instructions on how to do so and other updates below.

Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions

View the presentation from the Senior Parent College Application Planning Night here (many resources linked).

View the Transcript Release Process for Eastview Students & Parents here.

View the Eastview High School Steps to Submit the Common App here.

View the steps to submit College Applications here.

(NOTE: NOT for use with The COMMON APPLICATION. See Common App guidelines sheet instead.)

View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here

Students can find these resources:

  • Naviance account homepage → Scroll to bottom --> From My School → Pages
  • Schoology Class of 2022 → Resources→ College Resources

New: Upcoming Dates to Note

Tuesday, October 26th: College Application Genius Hour for Students

  • Hours 1-7: Learning Commons (Check in at the start of the hour)
  • Visit during your study hall or other convenient hour

Get help with your college applications! Admission representatives from area colleges will be present, along with your counselors, to help you get started and/or finish your college applications, provide feedback on your personal statement/essay, check the status of your materials/applications, get started on FAFSA or scholarship applications, or if you don't know where to start-help advise on different postsecondary and career options.

Monday, November 8th: Paying for College Night

  • 6:30pm-8pm: Performing Art Center

Join us for an evening with Chris George, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Olaf College. He will be presenting important information on paying for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and understanding college financial aid award packages (ex. grants, loans, scholarships, and work study).

Register and Pay for AP Tests by October 20

The deadline for EVHS Advanced Placement exam payment is Wednesday, October 20th and is available on MyPaymentsPlus. Per EVHS policy, students enrolled in an Advanced Placement course are required to take the exam in that course. Payment options can be found at https://www.mypaymentsplus.com/welcome - under Events & Activities, go to School & Academics.

College Knowledge Month

2021-2022 Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities

As Minnesota high school students think about applying to college, application fees should not be a barrier. There are many opportunities for students to apply to MN institutions for free.

To see the complete list of MN postsecondary institutions waiving their application fee in the month of October, click here.

For more information on College Knowledge Month and college planning resources, click here.

Minnesota Private Colleges events this Fall/Winter

Minnesota Private Colleges are having a number of events this fall. Check it out if you're interested! Click here for more info!

College Financial Aid information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be available October 1st. Please go to www.fafsa.gov to complete this application. Information to assist in completing the application are also available on the FAFSA website. All seniors attending ANY type of post-secondary institution should complete the FAFSA.

Schedule of 2021-22 ACT Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

December 11, 2021 November 5

February 12, 2022 January 7

April 2, 2022 February 25

June 11, 2022 May 6

July 16, 2022 June 17

Registration and additional information can be found at www.actstudent.org.

2021-22 Administration Dates and Deadline for the SAT

SAT Test Registration Deadline

December 4, 2021 November 4

March 12, 2022 February 11

May 7, 2022 April 8

June 4, 2022 May 5

Registration and additional information can be found at www.collegeboard.org.

New: Upcoming College and University Visits

Students should stop by the Counseling Office and get a pass to attend the college/university/military Rep Visit prior to the right visit. These university/college or military visits are small group meetings typically lasting 20-30 minutes. These admission reps are often times the same people that review college applications, so it's a great connection for students.


7:40am - Savannah College of Art & Design - SCAD

1:40pm - Minnesota State University-Mankato

11:20am - U.S. Air Force


7:40am - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

9:30am - Northern State University


10:25am - Normandale Community College


7:40am - University of Wisconsin - Platteville

11:20am - Army reserves

12:45pm - Gonzaga University


Online Ticketing for Sporting Events

Planning to attend any home athletic events as a spectator? You can now buy your tickets online at: https://www.vancoevents.com/us/eventlist/eastviewhighschool?embed=1

Reminder that District 196 Students in grades 9-12 are free with a student ID except at football and Senior Citizens 62+ are free to all regular season events!

Fall Sport Athletes and Parents/Guardians

FALL SPORT ATHLETES AND PARENT/GUARDIANS: In order to assist us in our continuous improvement of all of our athletic programs, please take time to fill out the end-of-season surveys at the links below. One is for parent/guardians and the other is for student athletes. Thanks!

Student-Athlete Survey: https://forms.gle/fahSLAkhsDnzSagb9

Parent Survey: https://forms.gle/6uaJrrx6V8WcSgk18



Competition Cheer - The Varsity Competition Cheer Team has a busy weekend and will be competing in 2 completions this weekend. They will compete at the Lakeville Invitational (performance time 10:55am)at Lakeville South High School. on Saturday and in the Kasson-Mantorville competition on Sunday (performance time 11:30am).

Good Luck to the Varsity Competition Cheerleaders!



Boys volleyball has open gym again this Sunday night from 6-8 pm in the south gym. Come check it out if you want to learn more or you want to play next spring!


New: EVHS Newspaper Info Meeting

There will be a school newspaper info meeting on Friday, October 15th at 7:10am or 2:35pm in C236.

New: FCCLA Info

FCCLA Members please sign up to work Homecoming Dance concessions through this link : https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A44AEAC2DA5F49-homecoming

We have Feed My Starving Children Monday October 18th 5-6:30pm- sign up through this link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A0A44AEAC2DA5F49-feed

New: Eastview Debate Teams Takes 1st in Tournaments Last Weekend

Eastview’s debate team took first place in both Varsity and JV divisions in both Classic Debate and Public Forum debate in their latest tournaments. Congratulations to: Riley Hetland & Izhan Qureishy, Varsity Public Forum Debate Champions at the Rosemount tournament; Finn Boffeli & Neal Rajvansh, Junior Varsity Public Forum Debate Champions at the Rosemount tournament; Thomas Nelson & Silvie Reitz, Varsity Classic Debate Champions at the Oct. 9 meet; Emily Hering & Rhea Saarang, JV Classic Debate Champions, at the Oct. 9 meet; and special congratulations to Saffiyah Aziz & Abbie Smith, who are undefeated so far this year in Varsity Classic Debate, finishing 2nd at the first two meets. Eastview’s Congressional debate team also had 3 debaters in the Top 10 in varsity: Allison Champ, Sami Tesfaye, and Tirsit Enbackom.

Marching Band’s ‘Electrified’ Zaps US Bank Stadium

Saturday the EVMB conducted their 2021 Show ‘Electrified’ at the Youth In Music Championships at US Bank Stadium. The Lightning zapped the stadium with a megawatt of marching skills and entertainment that earned them a standing ovation and 3rd place among Minnesota bands in class 4A competition.

Eastview’s Carmen Pasquerella received a coveted YIM scholarship. The beloved Mr. Frank Pasquerella, Eastview band director and former Bluecoats performer, was honored with an In Memorium tribute on the jumbotron.

Of the 31 bands competing at YIM, Eastview’s scores earned them 5th place overall and qualified them for a spot in the evening’s Grand Championship Finals. A dynamic powerhouse and crowd favorite, the Lightning continued to supply a strong current of talent, precision, and pageantry at finals. ‘Electrified’ delivered 83.7 jolts in points and a 4th place finish for the EVMB in the Grand Championships. Cheer on the Marching Lightning when they contribute to the Friday night lights with their electrifying performance during this week’s Homecoming halftime show.


Wanted: Lifeguards and Swim Instructors

Looking for a fun way to earn some extra money and make an impact on lots of children in our community? The Community Education Aquatics Program is looking for those that are comfortable with their own swimming abilities to help teach swim lessons. Also, any lifeguards that are willing and able to work, we have shifts available for you also. Applications are available at http://tinyurl.com/y4bvzu9a.

About Eastview High School

Eastview High School's announcements are sent out bi-weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays. An announcement archive can be found at www.evhs.district196.org.