EVHS Bi-Weekly Announcements

Edition #13: 10.29.2021


Important Dates
  • Friday, November 5 - NO SCHOOL - Professional day for Teachers
  • Friday, November 12 - Last Day of Quarter 1
  • Monday, November 15 - First Day of Quarter 2

New: WIN Time on Wednesdays

We have a new opportunity for student academic support on Wednesday afternoons from 2:45pm – 4:15pm in the Learning Commons. Students can come and do schoolwork in a supported, supervised setting. We will have faculty/staff support along with upperclass peer tutors (especially skilled in Math) available each Wednesday.

Students will identify their priorities (“What I Need” or “What’s Important Now”), create a plan for the most efficient use of their time, celebrate their accomplishments, and leave with a plan for continued success. Students do not need to sign up in advance for WIN Time. We do ask that students plan to be there for the start at 2:45pm so they can benefit from the full support.

Play For Patrick Free Heart Screenings - Oct. 30

Attention All Eastview Students and Families. We are honored to once again be partnering with the Play for Patrick Foundation to be able to provide FREE Heart Screenings on October 30 from 9am-4pm at Eastview High School.

There are still several openings available for students and young adults between the ages of 14-24 for FREE Heart Screens! Register and/or sign-up to volunteer at www.playforpatrick.org Of particular need are Cardiac professionals to help with EKG, Echocardiogram and physician consult. RNs, Echo & EKG Techs, NPs, PAs & Physicians. For more info, contact mike@playforpatrick.org See below for all of the details.

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Check Out The Latest Episode of The Flash

The Flash is Eastview's weekly student news production. Check out the October 27th episode here.


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

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

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

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

Eastview High School and District 196 Text Messages

To opt in to EVHS and District 196 text messages, text Y to 67587. Carrier messaging rates may apply.


Senior Information


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


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

Senior Portraits, Yearbook Submissions, and Grad Ads

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

2022 SENIOR PARTY - Party Planners Needed

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


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

Health & Safety

Masks Required on Buses and Inside Schools

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

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

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

Review and Update Emergency Information

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

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

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


Counseling Office Newsletter

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

Friday, October 29th Newsletter

Counseling Office Newsletter Archives

New: Peer Tutoring in Math

Every Wednesday from 2:30-4:30pm

Learning Commons

All students/math levels welcome!

Reminders for SENIORS and Their Families

Class of 2022 College Process Documents and Instructions

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

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

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

View the steps to submit College Applications here.

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

View the steps to request recommendations from EVHS Staff Members here

Students can find these resources:

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

Upcoming Dates to Note


WHEN: Monday, November 8th from 6:30pm-8pm

WHERE: Performing Arts Center

Join us for an evening with Chris George, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid at St. Olaf College. He will be presenting important information on paying for college, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and understanding college financial aid award packages (ex. grants, loans, scholarships, and work study). Although pre-registration is not required, if you are planning to come, please click here to RSVP and let us know.


WHEN: Saturday, Nov. 20th, 10:30am-12:30pm

WHERE: Eastview High School - East Computer Lab

Get help on completing your FAFSA. This is a hands-on, supported workshop. Click here for a list of documents needed to apply - bring them along! Although pre-registration is not required, if you are planning to come, please click here to RSVP and let us know.

College Knowledge Month

2021-2022 Free Application Opportunities at Minnesota Colleges and Universities

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

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

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

Minnesota Private Colleges events this Fall/Winter

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

College Financial Aid information

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

Schedule of 2021-22 ACT Test Dates (National)

Test Date Registration Deadline

December 11, 2021 November 5

February 12, 2022 January 7

April 2, 2022 February 25

June 11, 2022 May 6

July 16, 2022 June 17

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

2021-22 Administration Dates and Deadline for the SAT

SAT Test Registration Deadline

December 4, 2021 November 4

March 12, 2022 February 11

May 7, 2022 April 8

June 4, 2022 May 5

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

New: Upcoming College and University Visits

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


7:40am - St Olaf College

9:30am - Winona State University

9:30am - Spelman College


8:35am - Minnesota State University Moorhead

9:30am - University of Wisconsin-Superior

9:30am - Saint Mary's University of Minnesota

1:40pm - University of Minnesota-Duluth


10:25am - Northland College

1:40pm - University of Nebraska-Lincoln


9:30am - Carroll University



Eastview Sideline Cheer has spots open for the 2020-2022 Basketball Cheer season.

Eligibility: Female or Male EVHS students grade 9-12 in the 2021-2022 school year.

Tryout info Meeting

Thursday Nov 4th, 7pm to 8pm - C250

Tryout Dates

Sunday Nov 7th, 5:30pm to 7:30pm - North Gym - enter/exit door 6

Monday Nov 8th, 7pm to 9pm - South Gym - enter/exit door 6

Thursday Nov 11th, 7pm to 8:30pm - South Gym - enter/exit door 6

If interested or if you have any questions, contact Sideline Cheer Coach LaShelle Walters at LaShelle.Walters@gmail.com

New: EVGB Run With The Lightning

Spend the evening with the Eastview Lightning Girls Basketball team!

Who: Girls in Grades K through 6

When: Saturday, November 20th from 5:30-8:30pm

Where: EVHS Main Gym

Cost: $30 per girl ($20 each for each additional daughter in the family)

What: A night in the gym with the team, sandwich and beverage, T-shirt, team photo and schedule, time with friends, a night off for mom and dad

Send in complete form and payment to EVHS Backcourt Club, 6200 140th Street West, Apple Valley, MN 55124

Nordic Skiing Informational Meeting

Join the ISD 196 Nordic Ski Team! Nordic Skiing is a safe and fun winter sport and is a great offseason training option. Open to grades 7th through 12th. No experience necessary. Learn more at the Parent/Skier Information Meeting on Monday, November 1st at 7:00 pm at Eastview High School. For more information, visit www.isd196nordicski.org or email isd196nordicskiteam@gmail.com

Fall Sport Athletes and Parents/Guardians

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

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

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




It takes a village. Thanks to old and new teammates, parents, coaches, EV staff and fans. With your support, nine of our finest are headed to the State Cross Country meet. Congratulations! Kienna Loberg (3rd), Emily Percival (7th), Hadley Knight (12th), Sonja Olson (20th) Grace Swenson (22nd) , Grace Chambers (30th) and Robyn Dayton (32nd). The State Girls CC race will be held on Saturday November 6th at 10:30 on the St Olaf Campus. Please come cheer us on.

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The boys cross country team braved the cool drizzling weather outside to perform at today’s section 3AAA cross country race. Leading the day for the Lightning was senior Hunter Dunne who finished first overall to be named section champion! Dunne also broke the impressive 16 minute barrier ranking him the 4th fastest runner in Eastview history. As the race went out Dunne quickly positioned himself at the front of the field, followed closely by senior teammate Nate Getman. A front pack quickly separated themselves from the field, followed by a string of individual runners, and a small chase pack. At the front of this chase pack were seniors Ethan Agoranos and PJ LaSota. The main field followed about 30m behind this group and the final runners from Eastview, senior Max Leach, sophomore Charles Mathews, and senior Alex Breimhurst were in this pack.

About 900m into the race, Dunne took over the lead and began to separate himself from the lead pack of runners. By the 2k mark he had built a 15m lead. Slowly and steadily he turned the screws, extending his advantage meter by grueling meter to pull away from the competition and win by nearly 10 seconds, extending his advantage to approximately 60-70m by the end of the race. Getman tried to match Dunne’s move, trying to match his pace pick-ups and was in a solid #4 position 2,000m into the race, however found himself in no man’s land 15m behind and in front of his nearest competitors. The chase pack behind the lead group had fallen apart and turned into a string of individual runners, and in the middle of this string was Agoranos. LaSota fell back to the main pack, Mathews just 5 places behind him and Leach a few places behind that, and Breimhurst a few more back.

At the 3k mark Dunne had maintained his lead, Getman found himself in a battle with a chase pack that had reformed right behind him. Agoranos was trying to stick to the string of individuals he found himself in line with. While Eastview’s remaining 4 runners found themselves clumped together with a large group of athletes. Over the final 2,000m Agoranos continued to hold his position battling strongly to come in with a minute PR of a time of 17:12.3. Mathews had a strong last mile moving himself out of the pack of runners, picking off people ahead of him to finish only 7 places behind Agoranos in a new PR of 50 seconds with a time of 17:35. Breimhurst, matched Mathews moves over the last 2,000m putting on a characteristic push at the end of the race to also set a new personal best of 45 seconds with a time of 17:44.

Getman put on a strong sprint at the end of the race to move from 10th position to 8th overall securing himself a berth to the state meet with Dunne. Getman’s time of 16:20.6 was a 21 second PR for him and places him as the 11th fastest athlete in school history. Leach finished in 44th place overall and LaSota in 48th.

Getman and Dunne will next compete at the state cross country meet at St. Olaf College on Saturday, Nov 6th at 9:30 am.

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Jeyasri Venkatasubramani's season comes to an end after a valiant effort in the state quarterfinals versus the number three seed. Amazing season and great career! Proud of you, Jeyasri!

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


Intramural Basketball Informational Meetings

Intramural Basketball will have informational meetings on Thursday, Nov. 18th before school at 7:00am, and after school, at 2:35pm in C350. Registration will open on MyPaymentsPlus on Monday, Nov. 22nd, and remain open until Friday, December 17th. The cost is $100. Contact Mr. Pat Strey with any questions.


New: EVHS Speech Team Info Meetings

Are you interested in learning more about becoming a member of the EVHS Speech Team? Informational meetings will be held Wednesday, November 3 at 2:30 and Thursday, November 4 at 7:10 in room C231. See INSTA:@EVHS.SPEECH for more information or see Mr. Prax in C231.

New: EVHS Fall Dance Show - Sunday, November 7

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Eastview's Debate and Speech Team Ranked 3rd in the Nation

The National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) has released its annual ranking of debate and speech programs in the country. Eastview High School ranked 3rd out of over 3,000 schools nationwide for the 2020-2021 school year. The NSDA ranks programs by assessing both the quantity and quality of speech and debate team members; Eastview HS ranks highly because it has one of the nation's largest debate and speech programs and its students are competitively successful.

In June 2021, Eastview was named a National School of Outstanding Distinction in Speech and Debate for the second year in a row at the NSDA National Tournament (held virtually). This award, based only on competition results at the national tournament, placed Eastview in the Top 10 out of more than 1400 participating schools.

Our in-district teacher coaches are below:

· Zach Prax (debate and speech)

· Greta Thomas (debate and speech)

· Todd Hering (debate and speech)

· Ryan Roseen (speech)

· Kelli Donais (speech)

· Brady Beckman (speech)

· Ben Tully (speech)

- Alana Pixler (speech)

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About Eastview High School

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