EVHS Weekly Announcements

Edition #21: 2.12.2021


Important Dates

  • Monday, February 15: NO SCHOOL- Presidents Day
  • Tuesday, February 16: NO SCHOOL- Learning model transition planning day for teachers
  • Tuesday, February 16: Course Registration for 2021-22 Deadline
  • Wednesday, February 17: NO SCHOOL- Learning model transition planning day for teachers
  • 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 9-11. Grade 12 continues with Zoom distance learning with new hybrid schedule.
  • Monday, March 8: First day of hybrid learning for grade 12 students.

Eastview Change to Hybrid Learning

At a Special School Board meeting on February 2 the plan for returning our secondary students to Hybrid Learning was approved. Beginning Monday, February 22, we will transition to a new hybrid model for our students.

Information about the change back to hybrid learning was sent to the Eastview Learning Community on February 3. To read that communication, click here.

As we get closer to the February 22nd date, more information about the transition will be emailed to families and will also be posted in the weekly Friday announcements.

(New) Registration for 2021-2022

Students in grades 9-11 are making course selections for next school year. This is a reminder that online course registration is due in Infinite Campus Academic Planner by 3:00pm on Tuesday, February 16th. Please click here to read the detailed information that was sent earlier this week. Registration questions can be sent to your student's School Counselor or Ms. Molly Wellik in our Student Services Office.

(New) 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) 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

(New) 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!

Jersey Mike's Fundraising Night for EV Boys Hockey 2/16/21

The Boys Hockey team has a fundraiser event on Tuesday February 16th, 4-8pm, at Jersey Mikes in Apple Valley, 14750 Cedar Ave South. 952-529-3666. 50% of sales go to EV boys hockey program!!

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 the Learning Commons

Textbook Collection and Distribution – Q3

Information was sent to students in Schoology regarding textbook collection and distribution of new learning materials for Q3. Parents are encouraged to assist students in returning all books which are no longer being used for learning. There will be a curbside drop box available at the WEST ENTRANCE until Friday, February 5th. New materials can be picked up during school hours in the Learning Commons. Additional details can be found on our webpage https://evhs.district196.org/academics/learning-commons

Library Books

We have 200+ new library titles on display in our Learning Commons. It’s a great time to pick up a new title to enjoy on these cold winter days. Stop by the Learning Commons during school hours and we will help you select a great new read!

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

Nutrition Services Meal Kits

ALL secondary 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 or high schools’ 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.

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 Planning Letter

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

Spring 2021 ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS Test Administration Update as of January 21, 2021

  • After hearing from school leaders, organizations, and families, MDE has extended the ACCESS and Alternate ACCESS testing window to allow as much flexibility in administering the test as possible. The testing window is now Jan. 25–April 16.

  • New information about ACCESS testing will be sent to families soon. Please disregard the previous testing information that you received in the mail.


(New) 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) 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) Eastview High School Girls Varsity Basketball falls to Prior Lake High School 55-37 - Feb. 8

The Lightning struggled to find the basket in the second half and the Prior Lake Lakers pulled away for the 55-37 Victory. Faith Morris had her first double digit rebounding game of the season with 12, which included 6 offensive! Cassidy Carson added 7 rebounds and guard Kaitlyn Schaefer added 6 boards. Carson also lead the team with 5 blocks and 4 steals.

The Lightning fall to 4-4 and will host Farmington on Friday, February 12th.

(New) Varsity Boys Hockey Drops One Against Lakeville North

Eastview Boys had a tough road loss last week against Lakeville North 3-0; goaltender Corey Hendrickson was solid in net with 25 saves. The boys took the ice again this past Saturday evening in a delayed start against Tartan. We battled hard in the 3rd period but came up short losing 5-2 to the Titans. Goals by the Lightning were scored by Max Hansen (1st Varsity Goal), assists to Aydan Griffitts, and Sam Reller netting his 3rd of the season, with assists going to John Kisch and Gabe Tritschler. Carter Jensen was in goal and had 17 saves on 21 shots. The Lightning will be in action again this Thursday at home against Rosemount, puck drop at 7 PM.

(New) Varsity Boys Hockey Fall To Rosemount 2-1 - Feb. 11

The Lightning fall to Rosemount on Thursday night 2-1 in a tightly contested game. 29 Saves by Senior Corey Hendrickson, and Senior Max Hansen added the lone Lightning goal in the 1st period with an assist from Aydan Griffitts. The next game is at Farmington on Saturday; puck drop 3 PM. Go, Lightning!

(New) Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey beat Eagan High School 4-0 - Feb. 5

The #10 ranked Lightning throttled Eagan on Saturday at AVSA, led by three-point games from senior Mikayla Kelley and junior Nora Stepan and a shutout from junior goalie Angie Lombardi.
The first period ended 0-0 with the shots 11-7.

In the second, the Lightning took full command, putting 3 past the Eagan goalie and outshooting the Wildcats 19-3 in the period. At 3:37, Kelley gathered a loose puck behind the Eagan goal, found Stepan at the blue line, and Stepan fired a laser to the back of the net. At 9:33, sophomore Jessica Wilhelm picked up the puck at the left half wall and found Kelley in the slot. Kelley beat a defender, froze the goalie, and slid the puck into an open net to make it 2-0. Two minutes later, the Lightning executed a perfect tic-tac-toe to make it 3-0. On the power play, Kelley found Stepan at the point, Stepan sent it right back to Kelley, Kelley one-timed the pass across the slot to junior Avery Chesek who one-timed a rocket past the sliding goalie. The period ended 3-0 with shots 30-10.

Eastview added another in the third, at 4:46, when Wilhelm tipped a Stepan blast by the helpless goalie. The final: 4-0. Shots on goalie: 40-16.

The win moves the Lightning to 6-0-1 and sole possession of first place in the South Suburban Conference.

Next up: The Lightning host conference and section rival Rosemount on Tuesday, February 9, at 7:00 at AVSA. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs

(New) Eastview High School Girls Varsity Hockey falls to Rosemount High School 4-3 - Feb. 9

A wild, back-and-forth, overtime affair brought the Lightning’s 5-game winning streak to an end on Tuesday at AVSA.

Rosemount scored first, at 8:51, of the opening period, but the Lightning equalized less than a minute later. On the power play, senior Mikayla Kelley sent a pass across the Irish zone to junior Avery Chesek who one-timed a rip at the goal, and senior Chloe Benadum tucked in the rebound to make it 1-1. The Irish scored again at 12:20 to make it 1-2 at the end of the first. Shots were 10-8.

At 4:36 of the second, junior Katherine DeBoom dug out the puck deep in the Lightning zone and found senior Brynn Swenson breaking up the ice. Swenson hit Kelley at the red line, Kelley side-stepped the defense and blasted the puck to the upper corner, glove side, making the score 2-2. Seconds later, at 5:04, the Irish regained the lead. Three minutes later, at 8:05, senior Josie Ellingson tied it at 3 when she slammed a rebound to the back of the net, assist to Chesek. The score was tied at 3 going to the third and the shots were 20-21.

There was no scoring in the third, but both teams had good chances at the net. Junior Angie Lombardi was strong between the pipes and sent the game to overtime. Shots at the end of regulation were 30-30.

The Irish scored at 3:09 of the extra session to win it. Shots on goal finished 30-33.

The loss moved Eastview to 6-1-1 and a tie for first in the conference with Lakeville South. Rosemount is in second at 6-2.

Next up: The Lightning travel to Farmington on Friday, February 12, for a conference showdown with the Tigers. Game time is 7:00. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs

(New) Eastview Boys Alpine Ski team finish Seventh at Buck Hill Varsity Meet

It was a seventh place finish for the Eastview Boys Alpine ski team Thursday on a night that was absolutely not meant for a night of skiing with temperatures well below zero with wind chill. It was a weird night with Ryan Whalen having to do three runs on the night instead of two due to a tardy gate judge not being able to get out of the way of a blazing Ryan Whalen barreling down the course. Ryan shook off the run to smoke two runs in 21 and change to finish fourth overall. Sophomore Noah Rolling was next for Eastview putting up a career best number to finish 29th overall. Also earning points for Eastview were 8th grader Max Espena, sophomore Finn Ward and junior Nicholas Leichner.

(New) Eastview Girls Alpine Ski Team Finish Third on Cold Night at Buck Hill

The Eastview girls toughed out the brutal conditions on Thursday night to take home third place in the Varsity event. Many of the skiers turned in career best performances on the night proving that when the going gets tough, the tough get going with great runs. Leading the way for Eastview was Kate Young who turned in two 21 and change runs which was good for 3rd place overall just .3 seconds behind the reigning State runner up. Following Kate was sister Megan Young who turned in a career best for an 8th place finish.

Elsa Youngberg and Ellen Heunisch improved on career best times last week to set new career best times to finish 29th and 30th overall. They led a pod of Eastview girls in the 30s that pushed the team toward the third place finish including junior Lilly Spade, sophomore Lily Ringold, and junior Kylie Nelson. Katelyn McClure had a troubled trip on her first run, but came back strong to run the 5th fastest team time on her second run.

(New) EVHS Boys Swim and Dive Faces Off Against Prior Lake - Feb. 9

The Eastview Boys Swim and Dive Team had their sixth meet of the season on Tuesday, February 9, competing against the Prior Lake Lakers. Lighting swimmers and divers challenged themselves in each event, with many of our athletes making improvements in their event times or scores from last week. The Lakers came away with the win, but Lightning athletes had a lot to be proud of at the end of this meet.

Diving was an area of excitement again this week, with Alex Sulistyo winning 1st place and Isaac Field taking 3rd. Alex set a new pool record for points earned in eleven dives, surpassing the old record by over thirty points. Congratulations, Alex!

Our relay teams worked together to cut time and cheer each other on. The varsity 200 Yard Medley Relay team won 1st place in a very close race, with Kyle Kunisaki, Nicholas Phomsouvanh, Max Blodgett, and Wyatt Olson securing the victory. Later on, the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle Relay team of Nicholas Phomsouvahn, Wyatt Olson, Alex Schmidt, and Mitchell Espena came away with the 3rd place finish. Another 3rd place finish for the Lightning was accomplished at the end of the night by Max Blodgett, Wyatt Olson, Alex Schmidt, and Kyle Kunisaki during the varsity 400 Yard Freestyle Relay.

Individual accomplishments during this meet showed personal growth during the season and gained some points for the team along the way. In the varsity 200 Yard Freestyle, Alex Schmidt won 2nd place, then grabbed a 3rd place finish later on during the varsity 100 Yard Freestyle. Kyle Kunisaki placed 2nd during the varsity 200 Yard Individual Medley and came away with a 1st place victory in the varsity 100 Yard Backstroke. In a very tight varsity race, Nicholas Phomsouvanh sprinted to 1st place in the 50 Yard Freestyle, followed closely by teammate Max Blodgett in 3rd. Max got a 1st place win later on in the varsity 500 Yard Freestyle, and Nicholas achieved a second 1st place victory during the varsity 100 Yard Breastroke.

The Lightning will dive into their next round of competition on Friday, February 12th against Lakeville South. Eastview Swim and Dive fans are ready to cheer them on as the boys work together, set their goals, and strive to achieve them. Go, Lightning!

(New) Varsity Wrestling Results- Week of Feb. 1

The Eastview varsity wrestling team traveled to Belle Plaine on Thursday earning one win. The team defeated Sibley East 40-35. Earning pins were Levi Ruyle, Max Enderlein, Nathan Langer, Connor Meixell & Kellen Stewart. Also earning wins were Logan O’Neil and Ezra Formaneck. The team lost to Scott West in the first dual 29-48. Earning pins were Connor Meixell, Ezra Formaneck & Kellen Stewart. Also earning wins were Nolan Enderlein, Logan O’Neil, and Nathan Langer.

On Saturday, the varsity wrestling team earned two home wins. In the first dual the team defeated Woodbury 45-31. Earning pins were Nolan Enderlein, Drew Bergstedt, Todd Frost, Ezra Formaneck, Nathan Langer, Connor Meixell and Kellen Stewart. Also earning a win was Max Enderlein. In the next dual, the team defeated Minneapolis Washburn 71-9. Kellen Stewart led the way by defeating a #9 ranked wrestler. Also earning a pin was Cole Frost. Others earning wins were Nolan Enderlein, Carter Harris, Levi Ruyle, Drew Bergstedt, Brady Kelley, Ezra Formaneck, Luke Habeck, Nathan Langer, Connor Meixell, and Alex Baccoli.

The wrestlers next competition is on Thursday at home against Delano and on Saturday at Mounds View / Orono.

(New) Varsity Wrestling Results - Jan 28 & 29

The Eastview varsity wrestling team earned 2 wins on Thursday. In the first dual the team defeated North, St. Paul 84-0. Earning pins were Carter Harris, Drew Bergstedt, Thomas Schmidt, Cole Frost, Luke Habeck, Logan O'Neil, Connor Meixell, Alex Baccoli, and Jack Stevens. In the next dual, the team defeated Tartan 57-15. Earning wins were Nolan Enderlein, Max Enderlein, Landon Vath, Drew Bergstedt, Brady Kelley, Ethan Dupont, Luke Habeck, Nathan Langer, Logan O'Neil, Connor Meixell, and Kellen Stewart.

On Friday, the varsity wrestling team defeated Byron 45-27. Earning wins were Nolan Enderlein, Max Enderlein, Drew Bergstedt, Cole Frost, Luke Habeck, Nathan Langer, Connor Meixell, Alex Baccoli, and Kellen Stewart. In the next dual, the team lost to Faribault 23-51. Earning wins were Ethan Dupont, Nathan Langer, Logan O'Neil, Connor Meixell, and Kellen Stewart.

The teams next competition is on Thursday at Rochester JM/Austin and at Eastview on Saturday against Woodbury and Mpls Washburn.

(New) Eastview High School Boys Junior Varsity Basketball falls to Lakeville South High School 57-52 - Feb. 5

The Eastview JV Boys Basketball team lost to Lakeville South 57-52 on Friday night. The Cougars built a small lead on the Lightning and held it for the majority of the game until a late Lightning push saw them have a few offensive possessions where the ball didn't bounce their way. The Cougars held on for the win. A balanced scoring attack was led by Ruhan Jordan with 10 points, Sam Bolger with 9 points, Mario Adams with 9 points, Myles Adams with 9 points, and Jacob Scheuring with 6 points. Next up for the Lightning is a home game vs. Prior Lake on Monday night.

(New) JV Boys Hockey Wins Over Eagan - Feb. 7

The Boys JV Hockey team skated to a 1-0 victory over the Eagan Wildcats. Scoring the Lightning’s lone goal was Luke Wasilowski with assists going to Brady Swenson and Parker Camerin. Earning the shutout for the Lightning was Connor Christian stopping all 26 of the Wildcats Shots.

(New) JV Boys Hockey Falls To Rosemount 3-1 - Feb. 11

The Boys JV Hockey team lost to Rosemount 3-1 on Thursday evening. Very exciting game with the game being decided in the final minutes. Scoring the lone goal for the Lightning was Reed Ellingson with assists going to Tyler Gross and Sean Kaltoff. The Lightning had solid goaltending by Connor Christian making 28 saves before Rosemount getting the empty netter to make it 3-1 final.

(New) Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey falls to Eagan High School 3-2- Feb. 5

The district rivals battled hard all game Saturday afternoon at AVSA, but Eagan held off the surging Lightning in the end. Eagan took the early lead and was ahead 0-2 after 1. Shots on goal were 3-6. In the second, the Lightning got on the board when freshman Val Seger scored her first high school goal on an assist from junior Josie Holman. At the end of 2, it was 1-3 with the shots 12-15. The Lightning pressed hard in the 3rd but could not equalize. Eastview put 14 shots on the Wildcats’ net and Junior Betsy Bjerke cut the lead to 2-3 with assists to Josie Holman and freshman Ella Holm, but that is the way the game ended. Final shots were 26-21.

Next up: The Lightning host Rosemount on Tuesday, February 9, at 5:00. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs

(New) Eastview High School Girls Junior Varsity Hockey beat Rosemount High School 4-2 - Feb. 9

Led by freshman Lila Hanson’s 39 saves, the Lightning defeated district and conference rival Rosemount Tuesday night at AVSA.

The Lightning trailed 1-2 after the first. Junior Betsy Bjerke got the Lightning on the board with an assist to freshman Erin Hayward. Shots on goal were 8-11.

Eastview tied the game in the second when Bjerke struck again, this time with help from junior Josie Holman. At the end of the period, the score was 2-2. Shots were 17-31. 20 saves for Hanson in the period.

The Lightning took the lead and the game in the third. Eighth grader Sari Cords scored the game winner, assisted by Josie Holman and junior MacKenzie Henning, and Hayward made it a two goal difference, with assists to Josie Holman and Bjerke. The shots were 29-41.

Next up: The Lightning travel to Farmington on Friday, February 12, for a 5:00 showdown with the Tigers. Let’s Go!! Go Lightning!! #WhyNotUs

(New) Boys JV Alpine Ski Team Meet #3 - Feb. 5

The combined Eagan-Eastview JV Boys Team battled the coldest conditions of the winter on Friday, February 5th, placing 4th overall at Buck Hill. Despite the frigid temps, the team battled the cold and showed well. Top scorers for the Eastview boys included Max Espena, 8th grader coming in 14th overall and Finn Ward placing 21st. Other point earners for the Eastview boys included junior Nicholas Leichner and freshman Nathaniel Reedstrom.

(New) First Place for the Girls JV Alpine Ski Team Meet #3 - Feb. 5

The Eagan-Eastview Girls JV Alpine Ski Team came out on top, giving the Alpine Team their first team win of the season on a bitterly cold afternoon race on February 5th! Rallying through the fast course, wind and bitter temps, the Eastview girls earned top finishes, including freshman Elara Egner with a 7th place finish overall and sophomore Rylie Fewell placing 10th. Coming in right behind her teammate was sophomore Haley Struthers in 11th place. Rounding out the Eastview girls were Lyndee Ward (8th grade) and Steffi Decapia (9th grade), both with solid runs and earning points toward helping clinch the first-place finish at the six team event! Congrats girls!

(New) JV Wrestling Results - Feb. 5

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Scott West and Sibley East at an away meet in Belle Plaine on Friday February 5th. The Lightning suffered a loss to Scott West by a score of 27-38. Earning wins by fall for the Lightning were Landon Odegard, Ethan Dupont, Damien Mogere, and Jack Stevens. Peyton Bishop earned a win by decision. Landon O’Neil and Landon Odegard also secured victories in exhibition matches. Spencer Lee, Thomas Schmidt, Aiden Frost, Levi Ruyle, Ayden Columbus, and Calvin Lema also competed with valiant effort.

The Lightning defeated Sibley East by a score of 44-6. Earning wins for the Lightning Ryder Repke and Ethan Dupont. Several Lightning wrestlers won by forfeit. Aiden Frost also competed with valiant effort.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Woodbury and Minneapolis-Washburn at a home meet on Saturday February 6th. The Lightning defeated Faribault by a score of 54-0. Earning wins for the Lightning by fall were Spencer Lee and Aiden Enderlein. Several Lightning wrestlers secured wins by forfeit.

The Lightning defeated Minneapolis Washburn by a score of 54-0. Earning a win for the Lightning by fall was Logan Myers. Claiming victories by decision were Pierce Lewis and Ayden Columbus. Several Lighting wrestlers secured wins by forfeit. Aiden Frost also competed with valiant effort.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team’s record stands at 12-2 on the season.

(New) JV Wrestling Results - Jan 28 & 29

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against St. Paul North and Tartan at an away meet at St. Paul North on Thursday January 28th. The Lightning defeated St. Paul North by a score of 42-5. Earning wins for the Lightning, all by fall, were Jack Bauer, Angelo Heberle, and Hong Lin. Several Lightning wrestlers won by forfeit. Landon Odegard also competed with valiant effort.

The Lightning defeated Tartan by a score of 39-6. Earning wins by fall for the Lightning were Aiden Frost and Landon Odegard. Angelo Heberle earned a win by decision. Several Lightning wrestlers won by forfeit. Aiden Enderlein and Jack Stevens also competed with valiant effort.

The Eastview Lightning JV Wrestling Team competed against Faribault and Byron at an away meet at Faribault on Friday January 29th. The Lightning defeated Faribault by a score of 27-20.

Earning wins for the Lightning by fall were Spencer Lee and Peyton Bishop. Levi Ruyle earned a win by decision. Several Lightning wrestlers secured wins by forfeit. Pierce Lewis, Landon Odegard, Ryder Repke, Riley Meyers, and Damien Mogere also competed with valiant effort.

The Lightning suffered a loss to Byron by a score of 45-15. Earning wins by fall for the Lightning were Landon Odegard, Landon O’Neil, and Calvin Lema. Dominic Petti earned a win by decision. Robert Gerisch, Aiden Enderlein, Logan Meyers, Ayden Columbus, Sam Cohen, Pierce Lewis, Aiden Frost, and Hong Lin also competed with valiant effort.


(New) EVHS Robotics Does Well In Competition

Eastview FIRST Tech Challenge robotics teams 9182 Short Circuits and 14561 Tech Tigers competed in a remote Qualifier Tournament on February 6th. The Short Circuits are sophomores Nicholas Adelmann, Richard Bui, Aidan O'Malley, & Andrew Seppelt, and junior John Kronkvist. The Tech Tigers are freshmen Connor Barry, Steffi Decapia, Corran Dohm-Palmer, & Isaac Field, and sophomores Kate Deviley, Siri Froehlig, Annu Malarvannan, & Laney Schwartz.

The teams ran solo matches on the field at Eastview over the week leading up to the tournament and submitted scores remotely. They also submitted engineering portfolios, engineering notebooks, videos of their robots, and award applications. On Saturday morning, they met with inspectors and judges over Discord. The awards ceremony was Saturday night on Twitch.

The Tech Tigers took fourth place in the field of twenty-four teams. They were finalists for the Control Award by ARM Inc., won the Collins Aerospace Innovate Award, and advanced to the State Tournament which will be held remotely in early April.

(New) EVHS Speech Competes at Apple Valley and Prior Lake

Congratulations to the EVHS speech team for having a terrific showing last weekend as we split the team between two tournaments. We took first place at the Apple Valley Minneapple Speech Tournament and fourth place at the Prior Lake Laker Speech Tournament.

Here are the students who placed in the top three in their respected categories at both tournaments:

Olivia Beach Varsity Extemporaneous Reading- 1st

Thor Reimann Varsity Creative Expression- 1st

Vikash Giritharan Varsity United States Extemporaneous Speaking- 1st

Alli Hering Varsity International Extemporaneous Speaking- 2nd

Ella Erdahl Varsity Storytelling- 2nd

Rhea Rajvansh Varsity United States Extemporaneous Speaking- 2nd

Silvie Reitz Varsity Extemporaneous Reading- 2nd

Lydia Wipf Varsity Poetry Reading- 3rd

Stella Keller Varsity Extemporaneous Reading- 3rd

Rhea Saarang Great Speeches- 2nd

Kayla Faulkner Program Oral Interpretation- 3rd

Sarah Helou Prose Reading- 3rd

Sydney Eccles Poetry Reading- 1st

Monisha Suresh Extemporaneous Reading- 1st

Vinny Izzo Extemporaneous Speaking- 2nd

Arkhya Arikkath Humorous Interpretation- 2nd

Emily Hering Discussion- 2nd

Neal Rajvansh Original Oratory- 2nd

Sahasra Molleti Original Oratory- 3rd

(New) 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.