EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #22: 2.19.2021


Important Dates

  • Thursday and Friday, February 18 & 19: Final days of 9am-1pm four-period day distance learning schedule
  • Monday, February 22: First day of new hybrid learning for grades 9-12.
  • Wednesday, February 24: Student Support and Intervention for Students at EVHS (transportation available for students in EVHS attendance area)

NEW: Eastview Change to Hybrid Learning

Eastview High School will be changing back to Hybrid Learning for grades 9-12 on Monday, February 22nd. Please click here to read about:

  • Senior Students Return to Hybrid Learning on Monday, February 22 (not March 8).
  • Educational Benefits Information and Pandemic Educational Benefit Transfer
  • General Daily Schedule
  • Before and After School
  • Parking Permits
  • Bus Information
  • Attendance Update for Students on Asynchronous Days

Second Semester Parking Pass Information


Refunds for Q1/Q2 parking permits were issued the week of February 8 for $26. Students may use their Q1/Q2 parking permit to park at EVHS between February 22 and March 5.

Students will need to have the new SPRING PERMIT displayed beginning March 8th. The fee will be $32; this is 40% of the permit fee when school is in session full time. If we move to full time Distance Learning, the school district will determine if/when refunds will be issued. Parking permits are available now for purchase at www.mypaymentsplus.com.


For students that will be taking Post-Secondary Enrollment Option courses and will be at Eastview for two class periods or less, please stop in the main office and purchase a discounted EVHS Parking Permit for the semester.


A one-day permit will also be available at the cost of $2.00 per day. Daily permits may be purchased from the EVHS Attendance Office prior to 7:45am.

NEW: Important Educational Benefits Information

Pandemic Educational Benefit Transfer: Qualifying families receive approximately $6.82 per day per student for each day in distance learning.

Families in our school district who qualify for free or reduced-price meals are now eligible for additional emergency nutritional benefits offered from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

If you have already qualified for free or reduced-price meals earlier this school year, you don’t need to do anything because your family will automatically receive these new benefits.

However, if your family income has been affected by the pandemic and you have not completed an Application for Educational Benefits (free or reduced-price meal application) for this school year, please complete and submit your application by Feb. 28, 2021.

These benefits are provided by Federal “Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer” funds (P-EBT) and will be provided to any family who qualifies for free and reduced-price meals this school year. These additional benefits will be retroactive to September 2020. We urge families to apply right away.

Families who qualify will receive separate electronic grocery cards for each student in the family. The cards would include funds (approximately $6.82/day) for each day your student was in distance learning during the school year. Cards will be mailed from the State of Minnesota in late March 2021.

If you haven’t already done so, complete and submit your Application for Educational Benefits by clicking the button link below.

NEW: Support Eastview Swim and Dive at Chick-Fil-A on Monday, February 22

Use the Chick-Fil-A mobile app to order from the Apple Valley Chick-Fil-A location (7480 153rd St W) on Monday, February 22 from 4:00 - 8:00 PM. Up to 15% of sales will be donated to the Eastview Swim and Dive team during this fundraiser. Thank you for supporting Lightning Swimmers and Divers!

NHS: Interested in Eastview’s National Honor Society for 2021-2022?

Current sophomores and current juniors are eligible to complete a candidate form. It is strongly encouraged that the eligible candidate have a cumulative 3.8 GPA or higher.

Informational meetings will be held on Friday, March 5 and Friday, March 12 at 2 PM on Zoom. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to attend ONE of the meetings. In order to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and Password, you’ll need to complete this form. Zoom info will be emailed to you by noon on each meeting day. Meeting handout.

If a candidate is unable to attend an informational meeting, more info can be found here: NHS - More Information


Responsibility matters, therefore, late Candidacy Forms will not be considered.

A blank Google Doc Candidacy Form can be found here: Blank Candidacy Form- Google Doc

A blank PDF Candidacy Form can be found here: Blank Candidacy Form- PDF

The Submission Form (Due 3/19/21) can be found here: Submission Form

If you have questions, see Mr. Kelly in C232 or email him at john.kelly@district196.org

Panda Express Fundraising Day for Eastview Girls Hockey - 2/21/21

Come support the Eastview Girls Hockey team for a fundraiser at Panda Express in Apple Valley on Sunday, February 21st from 10:30am to 9:00pm. For online orders go to order.pandaexpress.com, apply the Code 321540 in the promo code box at checkout. If ordering in the store, you must mention Eastview Girls Hockey when placing your order. The restaurant is located at 7735 150th Street, Apple Valley, MN 55124. Thank you for your support!

Support EVHS Athletics and Girls Basketball

All Eastview girls basketball players are selling Dominos pizza cards! Each $10.00 card can be used for a FREE 1 topping medium pizza with the purchase of 1 large menu priced pizza.

This card is valid for 1 year and can used an unlimited number of times during the year! Reach out to any girls basketball player to purchase one or contact Deb Machacek at 651-334-6936.

Honored at the Dominos on 141st St. near EVHS. The player will deliver to your home! Thank you for supporting Eastview athletics and the girls basketball program! GO, LIGHTNING!

Check Out the Latest Episode of The Flash

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

Order Your 2020-2021 Yearbook Today

Orders are now being taken for the 2020-2021 Eastview yearbooks. To order a yearbook, go to www.yearbookforever.com. Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school.

More information about yearbooks, senior photo submission and senior grad ads can be found at www.yearbookforever.com.

Candid Photos For Yearbook

You can submit photos of yourself, your friends, or interesting happenings involving Eastview Students and Staff.

School may be different this year, but the EVHS Yearbook wants to document it all!

Please complete this form to submit your photos...thank you!

From Community Education

Parenting in a Pandemic series - FREE

Beginning Feb. 17, District 196 Community Education is sponsoring a free webinar series called Parenting in a Pandemic. This series consists of the following five webinars, all of which will begin at 6 p.m. Interpreters may be available if requested.

Feb 17 – Working and Parenting at Home: Dreams, Realities and Survival

Mar 3 – Parenting in a Pandemic – The Many Faces of Stress

Mar 31 – Staying Engaged in Learning and Work: The Science of Motivation

Apr 14 – Screen Time During COVID-19

Apr 21 – Setting Limits and Avoiding Power Struggles

Click here for more information.

Advantage ACT Prep Course (grades 10-12)

Improve your test-taking skills and overall test scores on college entrance exams. Focal points of this 12-hour program include diagnostic testing, vocabulary development, intensive mathematical review, reading comprehension improvement, science reasoning, concentration improvement, overcoming test anxiety and time management.

Sun | Feb 21-Mar 14 | 1:00-4:00 p.m. | 4 sessions | $150 | BHMS | YAACT-W1

Wed | Feb 24-Mar 17 | 5:45-8:45 p.m. | 4 sessions | $150 | SHMS | YAACT-W2

Thu | Feb 25-Mar 18 | 5:45-8:45 p.m.| 4 sessions | $150 | FRMS | YAACT-W3

Any Day | now-Jul 11 | Anytime | $60 | Online | YAACT-ONLINE

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-201

Plans for summer programming are underway! Stay tuned and visit ce.district196.org/learnnow frequently!

Parents … Just for You!

Parenting in a Pandemic

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

Wed | Feb 17, Mar 3, 31, Apr 14 & 21| 6:00-7:00 p.m.| Pay What You Can | Live Online

NEW: Free Meal Kits - Update

Beginning February 22, seven-day meal kits will only be available on Wednesdays at District 196 middle and high schools, and can be picked up from 10-11 a.m. or 4-5:30 p.m. Secondary students will receive meals while in school with additional take-home meal support for distance learning days and weekends. Please complete this HYBRID LEARNING TAKE-HOME MEAL form if you would like your student to have access to the additional meal supports. Meals at school and take-home meals are free through special funding from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

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.


Please Call, Email, or Complete the Form Below To Report COVID-Related Information

Please call or email EVHS school nurse Melissa Persigehl with the following information. Or, you may complete the form at the link below.

  • If you or your child is ill or are experiencing symptoms,
  • if you or your child is identified as a close contact to someone who is COVID-19 positive, and
  • if there are any positive test results in your household.

Nurse Persigehl will assist with screening your symptoms and walk you through the reporting process if symptoms are deemed COVID-19 related.

Melissa Persigehl RN, BSN, PHN

Licensed School Nurse

Eastview High School

Email: melissa.persigehl@district196.org

Phone: 952-431-8923

Fax: 952-431-8932

EVHS Phone: 952.431.8900

Nurse Persigehl's office hours are 7:30am-3:30pm.


NEW: Senior Party News

Family, Friends, and Supporters of Eastview Senior Party, the Eastview Senior Party Planning Committee is in full swing. We will keep you up to date with our current fundraisers and progress of the party planning. Click the link below to read about planning, fundraising, and other news!

Eastview Senior Party 2021

NEW: UPCOMING SENIOR PARTY FUNDRAISERS - check these out and help support the 2021 EVHS Senior Party!

Mark your calendars and stop by the Apple Valley Dairy Queen on Wednesday February 24th from 5pm to 8pm and grab dinner and a blizzard, and maybe a box of dilly bars for the freezer! Dairy Queen will donate 10% of ALL sales between 5pm-8pm. So spread the word! And Seniors - Be sure to snap a selfie with your favorite blizzard and send it to the yearbook team for the Eastview 2021 yearbook!

**CHARLESTON WRAP….The Best Wrapping Paper on the Planet and more!

Today is the day! We are officially kicking off our fundraiser with Charleston Wrap and we need YOUR help! To reach our goals and make this fundraiser a success, we need everyone to do their part. Luckily, it's super easy! Go to https://www.charlestonwrapstore.com/non-school-registration.php. Go to the “Click here to SHOP NOW!” button and enter 22098. That is it. The Eastview Senior Party will receive 30% for personalized and personalized items and 40% profit for everything else.


Did you know that when you order from Amazon, you can also donate to your favorite senior party?! Absolutely! Go to https://smile.amazon.com/ and select “Eastview High School Senior Party” and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to the senior party. You use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible.

NEW: ACCESS Testing Resumes Wednesday, February 24th

With our shift back to Hybrid Learning in District 196 on Monday February 22, Eastview High School will resume ACCESS Testing, starting on Wednesday February 24th. We have chosen this schedule in order to limit students from missing instruction time. Parents whose students are part of our ACCESS Testing program received letters with their students specific testing schedules. Please refer to that mailing for further details. If you have any questions please contact Jena Hitt at jena.hitt@district196.org


ACT and PreACT Exams

EVHS Juniors have the opportunity to take the ACT on Tuesday, March 30th, 2021.

EVHS Sophomores have the opportunity to take the PreACT on Wednesday, March 31st, 2021.

Free transportation will be provided to students on both testing days. Buses will operate on their regular bus routes. It is expected that testing will conclude around 12:30 pm. There is no fee or pre-registration needed for these exams.There is no makeup test date offered.

More information about the exams will be available the week of March 1st, 2021.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact Jena Hitt, Laura Horton, or Suze Fulford.

Jena Hitt

School Counselor, State Testing Coordinator


Laura Horton

School Counselor, College Planning and Assessment


Suze Fulford

Testing Coordinator


Attention EVHS Advanced Placement (AP) Students

The College Board AP Program will be releasing important updates to students and parents regarding 2021 AP Exams as soon as early next week. We plan to ensure students can complete their AP journey, so we will be communicating EVHS updates as appropriate. The College Board AP Program is providing a variety of administration windows and flexible testing options to keep educators and students safe and, when needed, give us more time to prepare for exams. 2021 AP Exams will be full-length exams covering the full scope of the course with the opportunity to earn college credit. All students should continue to plan to take their required AP Exams. More information about specific AP exam administration plans at Eastview High School will be provided to students and parents as it becomes available.

Interested in Signing Up For PSEO Next Year?

Are you planning to sign up for PSEO next year? There will be two Zoom meetings coming up and you MUST attend one of them:

PSEO Informational Session #1

Time: Feb 24, 2021 02:00 PM

PSEO Informational Session #2

Time: Feb 25, 2021 08:00 AM

Please fill out this FORM in order to receive the Zoom meeting information.

Students should still register for a full year of EVHS classes for the 2021-2022 school year even if they plan on taking PSEO classes. The MN State Department of Education deadline for notifying EVHS about your intention to participate in PSEO is May 30th.

Senior Midyear Updates

Midyear Report Requests
  • Some colleges request your midyear report/grades. There is no fee for this transcript request. If needed, complete the request here.
  • Midyear reports will be sent beginning Feb. 12th, when quarter 2 grades are finalized. If you have questions, please contact Molly.Wellik@district196.org.
  • *If this is your first transcript request to a college, you will need to add on Naviance and mypaymentsplus. Do not complete this form for initial transcript requests.*

It is required to update your Naviance with your college decisions
  • Go to Naviance à Colleges I am Applying To → Edit --> Application Results

From the Counseling Office

Attention Parents, Teachers, and Community Members: Free Virtual Forum

Resilience Required: COVID-19 & Teen Mental Health

Featuring clinician Jon Mattleman - Discussion and Q&A with clinician Jon Mattleman

Tuesday March 9th, 2021

7:00 - 8:00 PM (CST)

Join us for a live webinar!

Click the link below to join.


This presentation focuses on how we can support our children during this challenging school year. Counselor Jon Mattleman will provide attendees with context to the factors impacting this school year, highlighting the resilience we've all shown during this challenging time, and how we can use that to be a source of strength, stability, and support for the youth in our care.

Counseling Office Newsletter

Eastview High School's Counseling Office is here to help with lots of information for you and your family. Check out the February 12th counseling newsletter, The Climate Change, today!

Virtual College Events

View all upcoming Virtual College Visit Events or go to Naviance under “What’s New".


NEW: Eastview Girls Golf Team Info Zoom Meeting

Is your daughter interested in playing golf this year? If so, check out our EVGG Website

  • To learn more information, come to our parent / player meeting on zoom on March 8th at 7:00 PM
  • Sign up via the google form on the webpage in order to get the zoom link
  • Email Head Coach, Tamara Colucci for more information- tamara.k.colucci@district196.org

NEW: Girls Track & Field Info Zoom Meeting

Girls Track and Field!!!

When: Zoom meeting on March 1st at 2:15pm

For: Anyone interested in participating in track & field this spring!

What: Information about the season


Attention, Boys Tennis Players

If you are planning on going out for Tennis this spring and missed the brief meeting on February 10th, please email Coach Olsen at tony.olsen@district196.org. He will invite you to join the Tennis Group page on Schoology. Tryouts are tentatively scheduled to start on Monday, March 29th. There will also be some captains practice opportunities over the next several weekends. Andrew Liu will be the contact person for that. You can reach him at 612-245-9601. You will need to be signed up through MyPaymentsPlus if you are planning on trying out. More information will be coming in early March.

NEW: Athletics Scoreboard Results


Eastview High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Shakopee High School 53-36 (Feb. 16)

The Lightning could not overcome their sluggish start and fall to the Sabers 36-53. The Lightning were lead in points by Lexi Plitzkow with 15 and Kaitlyn Schaefer with 11. Cassidy Carson chipped in with 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 3 steals. The Lightning struggled to find the bottom of the net and finished 4/11 from the free throw line.

The Lightning fall to 4-6 and to look to rebound on February 18th as they travel to section rival Eagan. The Lightning beat Eagan on a game winning basket by Plitzkow in their first meeting.

Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey falls to Farmington High School 1-0 (Feb. 12)

Eastview traveled to venerable Schmitz-Maki Arena last Friday to battle the Tigers. Strong defense and terrific goaltending from junior Angie Lombardi kept the Tigers scoreless into the third. After the first, the shots were 6-9 and after the second, the shots were 15-16. With 59 seconds left in the game, the Tigers pounded the puck free in front of the Eastview goal and pushed in the game winner. The final shots on goal were 22-29.

Next up: On Tuesday, February 16, the #10 Lightning travel to #8 Lakeville South with first place in the conference on the line. Game time is 7:30. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs

Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey beat Lakeville South High School 1-0 (Feb. 16)

On Tuesday, at Lakeville South’s Hasse arena, the #10 Lightning and #8 Cougars met for the second time this season and the rematch lived up to the teams’ rankings.

South started quickly, putting several shots on goal in the opening minutes, but junior Angie Lombardi kept the Cougars off the board. Eastview countered as the period wore on, but South’s goalie was also up to the task. The period ended 0-0 with the shots on goal at 7-8.

The stalemate continued in the second. The defenses and goalies were strong and the teams went to the third 0-0. Shots on goal were 16-17.

In the third, both teams killed off penalties midway through the period, but South got another power play with less than two minutes remaining. As the clock ticked under 50 seconds, a South wing lined up a slap shot from the right circle. Junior Nora Stepan flew at the shooter and laid out to block the shot. Stepan took the puck in the chest and kept it from the Eastview goal. Regulation ended at 0-0, but the Cougars’ power play carried over to the extra session. Shots on goal were 20-24.

In overtime, the Lightning killed the power play and finished the Cougars seconds later. At :28, Stepan gathered the puck in the Lightning zone and banked a pass off the left boards to junior Avery Chesek at center ice. Chesek sped into the Cougars’ end and beat the goalie low to the far side for the win. Lombardi made huge save after huge save to earn the shutout.

The win moves Eastview’s record to 7-2-1 and a three-way tie for first in the SSC with South and Burnsville. The Lightning swept the season series from South and tied Burnsville 2-2 in their first meeting, which brings us to...

Next up: On Saturday, February 20, the Lightning host the Blaze at 5:00 in another big SSC clash. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning! #WhyNotUs

EVHS Coed Varsity Skiing finishes 6th place at Varsity Race #5 - Boys (Feb. 18)

The Eastview Alpine Boys finished 6th Thursday night on a mild night almost ideal for skiing. The snow was perfect but the course was set to be extremely difficult and technical with hairpin turns at the top and bottom that saw many skiers miss gates and having to backtrack. The Eastview skiers all handled the tough course and not one skier had issues for the best overall meet of the year. Senior Ryan Whalen who took the hairpin turns so aggressively, his body was almost parallel with the ground and his helmet was almost touching the snow. Ryan smoked runs of 22 and 4/5ths and 23 flat to finish 3rd overall.

After Ryan, sophomore Noah Rolling continued a solid season by finishing 26th overall. Junior Nicholas Leichner had no issues with the course today and finished with sub 30 times for the first time this season. Next was 8th grader Max Espena and sophomore Finn Ward who each had runs in 31 and change. Also earning points for Eastview were freshmen Zach Kier and Nathaniel Reedstrom. The boys will hope to improve their best standing of the season next week in the final varsity meet of the season.

EVHS Coed Varsity Skiing finishes 4th place at Varsity Race #5 - Girls (Feb. 18)

The Eastview Alpine girls finished 4th last night at Buck Hill right behind their Eagan teammates whom they have been trading spots with all season. After two weeks of very fast courses, Thursday's night course was set up with a greater degree of difficulty meaning it was a more technical course. While there were not as many falls on the night, there were a lot of missed gates, backtracking, and expletives as seen and heard by the gate judges. Eastview was without star senior Kate Young but sister freshman Megan Young led the way for Eastview with a 9th place finish.

Junior Katelyn McClure followed that up with a 14th place finish overall. Elsa Youngberg continued to improve week over week and finished 23rd overall. Next for Eastview was Ellen Heunisch who finished 32nd overall and then Lilly Spade and Kylie Nelson finished 35th in a very rare tie situation. Emma Huppert was close behind to finish 39th overall. Next week will mark the final varsity event of the season.

EVHS Boys Swim and Dive Competes Against Lakeville South High School (Feb. 12)

The Eastview Boys Swim and Dive Team had their seventh meet of the season on Friday, February 12, competing against the Lakeville South Cougars. Eastview swimmers and divers had top finishes in both varsity and junior varsity events, as well as many athletes who made improvements to their times and scores since previous meets. After scores were calculated, the Cougars came away with the win, but our Lightning swimmers and divers made many notable highlights during the night.

The varsity 200 Yard Medley Relay teams started the night with a 2nd place finish by Kyle Kunisaki, Nate Getman, Nicholas Phomsouvanh, and Wyatt Olson. Another 2nd place finish was earned later on by Max Blodgett, Nicholas Phosouvanh, Alex Schmidt, and Wyatt Olson during the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle Relay. The Lightning varsity relay teams ended the night with a 3rd place finish in the 400 Yard Freestyle Relay by Max Blodgett, Alex Schmidt, Jackson Fox, and Sebastian Gillen.

In individual events, Max Blodgett started the night with a 2nd place win during the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle. Max sprinted to another 2nd place finish later on in a very close race during the varsity 100 Yard Freestyle. In the junior varsity 100 Yard Freestyle, Devin Jackson also came away with a 2nd place win. During the junior varsity 50 Yard Freestyle, James Wood and Owen Unten challenged each other to the very end, with James winning 2nd place and Owen taking 3rd in a very tight race. In the varsity 50 Yard Freestyle race, Nicholas Phomsouvanh earned a 2nd place win for the team. Nicholas collected another 2nd place win later on during the varsity 100 Yard Breastroke. Both junior varsity and varsity swimmers had a strong showing during the 200 Yard Individual Medley event. In the junior varsity race, 1st place was won by Trent Kassuleke and 3rd was taken by Yafet Tadesse. In the varsity race, Kyle Kunisaki came away with 2nd place, followed by teammate Wyatt Olson in 3rd. Kyle put his backstroke skills to use later on to grab a 1st place victory during the varsity 100 Yard Backstroke, with teammate Ethan Klein coming in afterward for a 3rd place finish. Lightning distance swimmers used skill and endurance to gather points for the team in the varsity 500 Yard Freestyle. Mitchell Espena finished strong in 2nd place and Sebastian Gillen followed in 3rd. Eastview divers added to the team total, with Alex Sulistyo coming away with another 1st place victory and Isaac Field winning 3rd.

The Lightning Swim and Dive Team looks forward to its next meet on Friday, February 19 against the Lakeville North Panthers. Eastview fans look forward to seeing these athletes make progress on their personal goals, grow as a team, and enjoy the challenge of competition. Go, Lightning!

Varsity Wrestling - Week of Feb. 8th

The Eastview wrestling team continues to "Own the Moment" and are thankful for the opportunity to wrestle. The varsity wrestlers earned 2 wins by defeating Delano 44-31 and Orono 60-15 and lost a hard fought dual to Mounds View 33-41. Nolan Enderlein and Kellen Stewart led the way earning 3 wins on the week. On Saturday Kellen Stewart pinned two highly ranked heavy weights and Nathan Langer pinned a ranked wrestler from Mounds View. Earning 2 wins were Max Enderlein, Cole Frost, Ezra Formaneck, Luke Habeck, Nathan Langer, & Connor Meixell. Others earning a win were Carter Harris, Angelo Heberle, Landon Vath, Drew Bergstedt, Logan O'Neil, and Alex Baccoli.

Congratulations to Nathan Langer for recently earning his 75th Career Win for the Lightning!

The wrestlers next competition is on Wednesday against Wayzata & Minnetonka and on Thursday against Shakopee & Rosemount.


Eastview High School Boys Junior Varsity Basketball beat Shakopee High School 64-57 (Feb. 16)

The Eastview JV Boys Basketball team won a conference game against Shakopee, 64-57 on Tuesday night. The Lightning offense was led by Mario Adams 20 points and Alec Schroeder with 9 points and Sam Bolger with 8 points. The Lightning played with intensity and passion throughout the game by sharing the ball, getting key defensive stops, and rebounding which were keys to the win. The Lightning improve to 5-5 on the season and face Eagan at home on Thursday. Go Lightning!

Eastview High School Boys Junior Varsity Basketball beat Farmington High School 51-49 (Feb. 11)

The Eastview JV Boys Basketball team won 51-49 at Farmington on Thursday night. A defensive battle throughout the game, the Lightning finished and controlled the final 30 seconds for the win. With the game tied at 45, Mario Adams connected on one of two free throws to give the Lightning the lead. On the next possession, a steal resulted in a Mario Adams breakaway dunk. A couple defensive stops and Alec Schroeder and Myles Adams free-throws got the Lightning the win on the road. Alec Schroeder had 14 points, Mario Adams with 13 points, and Chet Kloss with 11 points to lead the Lightning offense. The JV hoops squad improves to 4-5 on the season.

EVHS JV Boys Hockey vs. Farmington (Feb. 13)

The Boys JV Hockey team lost 5-1 to Farmington on Saturday afternoon. Max Leach made 21 saves Parker Camerin scored the lone goal with Joe Segil assisting.

EVHS JV Boys Hockey vs. Lakeville South (Feb. 18)

The Boys JV Hockey team lost 3-1 to a strong Lakeville South team last night. Connor Christian made 35 saves thought out the game. Graham Ellingson scored the Lightnings only goal with an assist going to Sam Gillis.

Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey falls to Lakeville South High School 6-3 (Feb. 16)

Eastview’s JV ran into an offense on a roll at Hasse arena on Tuesday night. Lakeville South put 37 shots on goal and came away with the 3-6 win.

In the first, eighth grader Sari Cords put the Lightning on the board, with assists to freshman Erin Hayward and junior Betsy Bjerke. At the end of one, the score was 1-3 and the shots were 6-16.

South added two more in the second and led 1-5 going to the third. Shots were 17-29.

The Lightning scored twice in the third to make it 3-5, but they could not close the gap any further. Freshman Brielle Mortensen scored with an assist to junior MacKenzie Henning and Bjerke added the final tally with assists to Hayward and Cords. The final shots were 33-37.

Next up: The Lightning JV travel to Shakopee on Friday, February 19. Game time, 3:00. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs

EVHS Girls Junior Varsity Hockey falls to Farmington High School 3-1 (Feb. 12)

It was a tightly-contested game, but the Tigers outlasted Eastview 1-3 on Friday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

Junior MacKenzie Henning put the Lightning on the board in the first and the girls held the lead 1-0 at the end of one. Farmington equalized in the second and the teams were tied going to the final period. Farmington pushed in front in the third and held on for a 1-3 win.

Next up: The Lightning travel to Lakeville South for a showdown with the Cougars on Tuesday, February 16. Game time, 5:00. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs

Boys JV Alpine Ski Team Meet #4 (Feb. 12)

On the coldest afternoon of skiing yet this season, the Eagan-Eastview boys Alpine ski team finished in 5th place on Friday, February 12th. With only five skiers representing the combined team, the boys showed resilience against the dangerous wind chills and were able to obtain three top twenty finishes, including an 18th place finish for Eastview sophomore Finn Ward. One additional Eastview skier, Maxwell Espena, took a tough fall on his second run resulting in both skis coming off and an automatic dq. Tough night for the boys, but amazing discipline!

Girls JV Alpine Ski Team Meet #4 (Feb. 12)

For the second week in a row, the Eagan-Eastview Alpine JV Ski Team placed first. The afternoon of Friday, February 12th was the coldest of the racing season with dangerous temps and wind chills, but this didn’t seem to hinder the girls at all. The cold temps seemed to work to their advantage with two of the Eastview girls placing in the top ten, including sophomore Rylie Fewell placing 3rd overall and sophomore Haley Struthers placing 9th. Other Eastview girls earning points toward the team’s win include 8th grader Lyndee Ward, freshman Steffi Decapia, freshman Elara Egner and sophomore Kiera Williamson.

JV Wrestling Announcements (Feb. 17)

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Delano at a home meet on Thursday February 11th. The Lightning defeated Delano by a score of 48-24. Earning wins for the Lightning, all by fall, were Robert Gerisch, Spencer Lee, Hafiz Masoumi, Pierce Lewis, Ethan Dupont, Hong Lin, Landon O’Neil, and Jack Stevens. Claiming victories in exhibition matches were Damien Mogere and Aiden Enderlein. Also competing with valiant effort were Dominic Petti, Levi Ruyle, Logan Myers, Ayden Columbus, Riley Myers, Aiden Frost, and Peyton Bishop.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Rosemount and Scott West in an individual round-robin competition at Eastview on Friday February 12th. Undefeated wrestlers for the Lightning included: Landon Odegard (2-0), Colton Hanneman (3-0), and Landon O’Neil (2-0).

Wrestlers earning two victories during the meet were: Jack Bauer, Aiden Enderlein, and Calvin Lema.

Wrestlers earning one victory during the meet included: Spencer Lee, Logan Myers, Thomas Schmidt, Pierce Lewis, Ryder Repke, Ayden Columbus, and Peyton Bishop. Nathan Repke, Robert Gerisch, Dominic Petti, Levi Ruyle, Riley Myers, Sam Cohen and Angelo Heberle also competed with valiant effort.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Mounds View and Orono at an away meet at Mounds View on Saturday February 13th. The Lightning defeated Orono by a score of 46-12. Earning wins for the Lightning were Pierce Lewis, Landon Odegard, Ethan Dupont, Damien Mogere, Hong Lin, and Jack Stevens. Robert Gerisch, Aiden Frost, and Dominic Petti also competed with valiant effort.

The Lightning defeated Mounds View by a score of 36-27. Earning wins for the Lightning, all by fall, were Landon Odegard, Ethan Dupont, Hong Lin, and Jack Stevens. Damien Mogere and Peyton Bishop claimed victories by forfeit. Spencer Lee, Robert Gerisch, Pierce Lewis, Ryder Repke, Levi Ruyle, and Ayden Columbus also competed with valiant effort.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team’s record stands at 15-2 on the season.


NEW: BRAVO! Tech Crew

Tech crew for BRAVO! 2021 starts on Monday, February 22nd from 230-5:30pm. Meet in the PAC.

NEW: Lightning Environmental Awareness Program Meeting- Feb. 24

Join LEAP Wednesday Feb. 24th at 1:50 pm in C337 or join us on Zoom by emailing for the code to jane.porterfield@district196.org. Let’s brainstorm something we can do this spring to promote/help preserve our natural environment.

NEW: EVHS Speech Team Shines at Harvard Speech & Debate Tournament

Eastview High School had tremendous success at the Harvard Speech and Debate Tournament. Though held virtually this year, the tournament maintained its reputation as being one of the largest and most competitive invitationals throughout the country: 4,256 individual competing from 479 schools (and, virtually attending from 46 different states).

Eastview had three speakers make the final round (top six) in their event:
Hanna Olson, TOURNAMENT CHAMPION in Humorous Interpretation (out of 131 competitors)

Thor Reimann, THIRD PLACE in Program Oral Interpretation (out of 142 competitors)

Alli Hering, SIXTH PLACE in Extemporaneous Speaking (out of 230 competitors)

In addition, several other entries had outstanding performances in their events:

Vikash Giritharan, Quarterfinalist in Extemporaneous Speaking (top 24 out of 230 competitors)

Elise Noonan, Quarterfinalist in Congressional Debate (top 60 out of 483 competitors)

Alli Nathan, Octafinalist in Original Oratory (top 50 out of 294 entries)

Hanna Olson, Octafinalist in Dramatic Interpretation (top 44 out of 206 entries)

Vikash Giritharan, Double-Octafinalist in Original Oratory (top 92 out of 294 entries)

NEW: EVHS Speech Team Earns 3rd Place at East Ridge Invitational

The EVHS Speech Team took 3rd place at the East Ridge Raptor Invitational this past weekend. Congratulations to the entire team for their hard work and success. Below is a list of students who placed in the top of their event.

First Place:

Ella Erdahl – Storytelling

Faye Zhang – Extemporaneous Speaking

Thor Reimann – Creative Expression

Hanna Olson and Thor Reiman –Duo Interpretation

Tirst Enbackom – Novice Original Oratory

Second Place:

Ella Erdahl – Humorous Interpretation

Maddy Severson – Dramatic Interpretation

Olivia Beach – Extemporaneous Reading

Third Place:

Abbie Smith – Novice Great Speeches

Emily Hering – Novice Discussion

Monisha Suresh – Prose Interpretation

Rhea Rajvansh – Extemporaneous Speaking

Zoe Champ – Storytelling

NEW: EVHS Robotics Team Advances to State Tournament

Eastview FIRST Tech Challenge robotics team 8473 Blue Lightning competed in a remote Qualifier Tournament on February 13th. They are seniors Gen Dahl, Akansha Kamineni, Gabe Mahlen, and David Schindler.

The team ran solo matches on the field at Eastview over the week leading up to the tournament and submitted scores remotely. They also submitted an engineering portfolio, engineering notebook, video of their robot, and award applications. On Saturday morning, they met with inspectors and judges over Discord. The awards ceremony was Saturday night on Twitch.

The Blue Lightning won the Design Award, placed 2nd in the field of twenty-two teams, and advanced to the State Tournament which will be held remotely in the week ending April 10th.

NEW: Boys and Girls Spring Club Rugby

Spring club rugby registration is now open for girls and boys. Rugby teaches total body skills, including safe tackling techniques, which carry over in to multiple sports. Rugby suits all body styles and skills. No experience is necessary! Read more about us on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @EaganRugby.

Preseason (indoor) practice begins on March 2nd at the West St. Paul Dome, 5-7PM for both boys and girls. Games begin in April and playoffs finish around the first week of June. Go to eaasports.org/rugby to learn more about rugby and for details about registration.

EVHS eSports Team Info Meeting

The EVHS eSports Team connects students to their hobby of gaming. Compete against other schools and win scholarships. All EVHS students are welcome to join regardless of skill. Games this season include Overwatch, CS:GO, Rocket League, Super Smash Bros Ultimate, Rainbow 6, CoD: Cold War, Valorant, Minecraft, Chess, NBA 2k21, and Hearthstone.

There are different games each season. Join us for an info meeting at 2pm in the Learning Commons on Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23, Thursday 25, and Friday 26.

For more info contact Herr Sebald at steve.sebald@apps.district196.org or team Captain Emily at 788746@apps.district196.org

Join EVHS Boys Volleyball

The Eastview boys volleyball program is starting pre-season zoom workouts and open gyms for athletes to prepare for 2021 tryouts in March. If you are interested in playing, or have questions, contact Head Coach Ryan Dehnel (ryan.dehnel@district196.org).

Youth In Government Club - An EVHS Student-Led Club

Have you ever wondered what government looks like in action? Well, now you have the opportunity to experience it firsthand by joining our Youth in Government Club. We will connect students with their local delegations and assist them as they grow their leadership skills. Go here for more information.