Eagan High School Newsletter

Newsletter #29 - April 16, 2021

No School for Eagan HS Students on Monday, April 19

Monday is a teacher work day for transitioning into the 4 day learning model. Students return either in person or in Zoom on Tuesday, April 20.

Change in Learning Model Starts Tuesday, April 20

Students in Cohort A and B will be coming in-person 4 days per week - M, T, TH, Fr - starting Tuesday, April 20. Cohort C Distance Learners will be able to attend via Zoom each of those days in all courses.

Teacher Professional Development and Workshop Day Wed. April 21 - no school for students

Changes to 7-Day Meal Kits

We are excited to welcome back our middle and high school students beginning April 20! Through special funding from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, students will continue to have access to free meals for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year. However, we have some updates regarding availability and distribution of our free meals.

Beginning Monday, April 19, we will no longer serve meals to the greater community, as we refocus on providing meals during the school day to our in-person learners. We are grateful to our community for supporting our efforts to ensure students across Dakota County had access to nutritious meals.

Students learning in person will still have access to free breakfast and lunch, as well as take-home meals to support them on distance learning days and weekends.

Students who are enrolled in the 196 Digital Academy full-time distance learning model will still have the option of picking up a free seven-day meal kit at any of our secondary schools. Beginning Wednesday, April 21, meal kits for our 196 Digital Academy learners will be available to pick up on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. at any secondary school. If your family would like to pick up seven-day meal kits, please provide updated information by completing this seven-day meal kit survey by Friday, April 16. Completing this brief survey assists our Nutrition Services Department in preparing an adequate number of kits.

For information on local food resources, please review our list of local food shelves and community meal opportunities.

If you have any questions, visit our website at District196.org/meals, email nutrition@district196.org or call 651-683-6956.

Class of 2021 Senior Privileges

As the last few months of your high school career come to an end, it is important to know that the Administration at Eagan High School has been working with the Senior Representatives to plan the many end-of-year senior events. One of these events is the earning of “Senior Privileges “in the last few weeks of the school year. In the past along with other awesome privileges, seniors were allowed during this time to participate in catered meals during lunch We have had to work closely with our district’s COVID-19 Safety Team to consider safety protocols as we plan for the end of the year. We are excited to inform you that at this point we have been given permission to have three meals catered in.

Seniors school "in person" will have the opportunity to order lunch from Chick-fil-A, Jersey Mikes, and Raising Canes. Unfortunately, "digital" seniors and those that do not have a 5th-hour class at EHS (Digital or Post-Secondary Learners) will not be allowed to participate in this given health and safety reasons. The meals will be prepackaged for safety and sanitary reasons. All meals will need to be eaten during your assigned lunch period.

Below is the list with specific dates, prices, and menu items.

May 21 - Chick-fil-A

$9 - Chicken Sandwich/Chips/Cookie

May 27 - Jersey Mikes

$9 - Sandwich/Chips/Cookie

June 3 - Raising Canes

$9 - 5 Pieces of chicken w/toast

ALL orders will be processed through MyPaymentsPlus (link below).

Orders will need to be completed by Friday, April 30th. LATE ORDERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!! Please check your schedule for appointments, tests, or field trips as there will be no refunds given for missed days. If you have further questions, contact Dr. Hedlund at tara.hedlund@district196.org

Web Link

Food Order Link


EHS Science Olympiad Congrats!

EHS Science Olympiad Team Competes at State and earns 10thplace overall!

Event teams that won state medals (event lead student is listed first):

-1st place Dynamic Planet/Oceanography "State Champions"- Brady Williams (10th grade) and Lindsay Siu (10 grade)

-2nd place Write it, Cad It- Brady Williams (10th grade) and John Stokesbary (9th grade)

-3rd place Forensics- Harshita Nandyala (10th grade) and Lindsay Siu (10 grade)

-3rd place Experiment Data Analysis- Brady Williams (10 grade), Grace Matuszewski (10th grade) and John Stokesbary (9th grade)

Event teams that finished in the top ten (event lead is listed first):

-5th place Water Quality-Brady Williams (10th grade) and Hannah Sherman (10th grade)

-7th place Codebusters-Alysha Onwuneme (10th grade), Lindsay Sui (10th grade) and Hannah Sherman (10th grade)

-8th place Disease Detectives-Brady Williams (10th grade) and Harshita Nandyala (10th grade)

-10th place Astronomy-Mihika Survase (10th grade) and Lindsay Siu (10 grade)

-10th place Sounds of Music-Arush Iyer (12 grade) and Leila Haque (10th grade)

Congratulations to the entire team and their coach, Carrie Williams.

FTC Robotics State Tournament

All of our EHS teams competing in the State championships were award winners or finalists! Congratulations teams!

  • Thunder Pengwins: 2nd Highest Robot Score, Control Award finalist, Think Award finalist, 3D Printing Award finalist
  • Crushbots: Design Award, Promote Award, Think Award finalist
  • Iron Tacos: Control Award finalist
  • Tactical Tech Tomato Turtles: Motivate Award, Design Award finalist
  • Fellowship of the Spring: Judges Award

The official FIRST award listings can be found at ftc-events.firstinspires.org/2020/USMNGOCT1/awards

For more information, visit the EHS Robotics website.

Visual Arts Awards

Congratulations to the following award winners for their excellence in the Visual Arts for 2021:

Scholastic Arts Award Winners:

Kylie Kennedy

Mallory Benda

Tianna Nguyen

Fadumo Nuure

Heidi Stiles

Tianna Nguyen will have her work sent to the National Scholastic Visual Arts Competition in New York City

South Suburban Conference Art Exhibition:

Tianna Nguyen, Award of Merit

Katie Magallon, Teacher Choice Nominee and Award of Excellence

Mallory Benda, Award of Excellence

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:


A Gal's Guide to the Galaxy: The Ultimate Guide for Women in STEM

Saturday, May 8, 2021 from 9:00 to 1:00

The world of STEM can sometimes seem like outer space. How do you find a career to be passionate about, how do you make the most of your life, and how and when do you make those big life decisions?

Come and engage with STEM professionals. You'll be empowered and learn how to make an impact. And, you'll improve your technical and professional skills by participating in some amazing workshops.

Experience it all......and walk away with the ultimate guide to the galaxy from women and men who have been to the moon and back.


* Registration Deadline is Thursday, May 6, 2021.

* Zoom Link will be provided one week prior to the event.

* Target audience is grades 8-12, college students, and educators.

* The content is geared to young women with technology interests. However, males are welcome to attend.

* Click below for the Gal's Guide to the Galaxy agenda.

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A Message from Community Education

We’re Hiring!

Like kids? Teach swimming, be a lifeguard and work in our pools! Financial assistance fortraining available mid-April, May or June. Apply today online!

Develop Your Sports Skills with our High School Coaches!

We’re collaborating with high school coaches to host a variety of quality, exciting sports camp opportunities for athletes in kindergarten to grade 12. Head coaches and assistants have planned and prepared camp activities that will promote skill improvement and good sportsmanship, all while having fun! Participants should register for camps based on their grade for the 2021-22 school year. Hurry, register now! Sports camps are filling fast!

Earn Your CPR/AED Certification

Blended learning provides access to online learning. Remote skills verification allows your instructor to evaluate your skills via your phone video or computer webcam. You will be contacted to arrange a time to pick up and return your manikins and supplies at Falcon Ridge Middle School.

Any Day | Any Date | Any Time | $99 | QCPR-RSV-401

Parents … Just for You! Parenting in a Pandemic

Hear Erin Walsh, M.A., a dynamic knowledgeable speaker will provide practical, down-to-earth ideas and strategies this uncertain time. Empower yourself with strategies that will make you feel capable and motivated!

Screen Time During COVID-19: Three Supportive Insights From the Research to Guide Your Parenting Today

Wed | Apr 14| 6:00-7:00 p.m.| Pay What You Can | Live Online

Parenting in a Pandemic: Setting Limits and Avoiding Power Struggles

Wed | Apr 21| 6:00-7:00 p.m.| Pay What You Can | Live Online

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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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!

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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