- BDT (boys dance team)
- Best Buddies
- Black Honor Association (BHA)
- BPA (Business Professionals of America)
- Chess Team
- Chinese Club
- DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America)
- FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America)
- French Club
- German Club
- Grupo Latino
- Hero Club
- Icettes (District 196 Figure Skating Team)
- Investment Club
- Knowledge Bowl/Quiz Bowl
- Japan Bowl / J-Quiz
- LEAP (Lightning Environmental Awareness Program)
- Lightning Press (student newspaper)
- LINC Leadership
- Math Team
- Mock Trial
- National Art Honor Society (NAHS)
- National Honor Society (NHS)
- SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions)
- Science Olympiad
- Spanish Club
- STEP Team
- Student Council
- Trap Team
- VOICES (literary arts magazine)
To provide male students the opportunity to participate in a dance performing group/team. BDT performs at dance shows, dance team events, and pepfests when possible.
Time: TBD (evening rehearsals mostly, 3-6 times a year to prepare for events).
The purpose of Best Buddies is to create opportunities for one-to-one friendships for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their typical peers.
Meetings- Once a month on Wednesday afternoons via Zoom.
Commitment- One program sponsored activity a month usually Sunday afternoons (via Zoom),at least one additional connection with your buddy per month.
Our purpose is to celebrate diversity and success, embrace the challenges of Black students at EVHS, and motivate Black students to reach their full potential. We focus on education, networking and mentoring, and seek to spread diverse leadership throughout EVHS.
Quarterly meetings (dates TBD) with service and activity engagement expectations throughout the year.
To meet new people, learn the fundamentals of the game, and learn how to succeed as a team. We encourage students of all grades and skill levels to join, and we will work with all students to help them learn the game and improve their skill. Benefits of bowling include building muscle strength, improving flexibility, relieving stress, meeting a variety of people and learning to communicate with them.
The Mixed Season is from late August through early November.
Practices are on Mondays and Fridays from 4:00 - 5:30pm.
Matches start the second weekend of September and run through early November and are on Saturdays, usually between noon and 4:00pm.
Our mission at Business Professionals of America is to develop and empower student leaders to discover their passion and change the world by creating unmatched opportunities in learning, professional growth and service. Our vision for Business Professionals of America is: To be an innovator in Career and Technical Education, providing our members with opportunities for growth through education, competition, community service and personal development.
October - March. A few mandatory meetings with several flexible before and after school options for students to prepare for competition.
The purpose of chess is to meet new people, enjoy the game, and improve skills. We encourage students of all grades and skill levels to join, and we will work with all students to help them learn the game and improve their skill. Benefits of playing chess include critical thinking, problem solving, and mental stamina.
September - November (fall season) and
February - March (spring season)
Debate offers students the opportunity to engage in an academic competition where their critical thinking, persuasive speaking, and research skills are used to advance arguments on current issues. Team practices help student develop these vital skills and also to build relationships with other motivated students.
The debate team meets and practices September-December with competitions mostly on Saturdays from October-early December.
DECA is a co-curricular, student centered educational organization. Its mission is to enhance the education of students interested in marketing, management, and entrepreneurship. For those involved, DECA offers the following and much more:
- DECA relates skills and lessons learned in the classroom to real-world situations.
- DECA offers leadership, character, and self-confidence.
- DECA creates awareness of the increasingly global aspects of our economy.
- DECA provides activities that will prepare students to become skilled, employable workers in the field of marketing.
DECA has been influencing the lives of high school students for over 55 years. First established in 1946, Distributive Education Clubs of America (DECA) aimed to provide additional marketing-related educational and career opportunities to students. Since its beginning, DECA has remained on the cutting edge of education and technology.
DECA has grown to include not only the United States and Canada, but also Puerto Rico, Guam, Germany, and more. With over 180,000 members, DECA is one of the premier student leadership organizations in the United States. Members have the opportunity to not only develop their leadership skills, but also compete for over $500,000 in scholarships.
FCCLA is a national student organization that focuses on peer to peer education and providing opportunities to give back to our community through service projects. Providing leadership opportunities for young men and women to develop personally and learn real world life skills. Opportunities for meeting with Chapters from around the state and nationally at conferences throughout the year.
Weeknight meeting once a month September-May. Service projects, activities and competitions throughout the year.
The purpose of French Club is to give students an opportunity to learn more about the French culture. It also gives students who are not in French class a chance to learn about another culture.
One club meeting a quarter.
German club is open to anybody interested in German and German culture. We hope to spread our appreciation of German culture through games, songs, and hands-on activities. We hope to connect with others with similar interests both here and in Germany.
September-June. Monthly after school meetings.
Ofrecemos un lugar para celebrar y compartir la cultura latina/latinx y conocer y pasar tiempo con otros jóvenes latinos/latinx. Los miembros del grupo deciden las metas para el año basado en sus intereses. Por ejemplo, hemos formado un grupo de baile, hemos participado en eventos para jóvenes latinos/latinx y sus familias, y hemos promovido nuestra cultura en Eastview y nuestra comunidad local.
Our purpose is to provide a place to celebrate and share the latino/latinx culture and meet and spend time with other latino/latinx youth. Members decide the goals for the year based on their interests. For example, we have created a dance group, hosted and attended events for latino/latinx youth and families, and promoted our culture in and outside of the Eastview community in other ways.
TBD officially but we plan to meet bi-monthly on Tuesdays after school.
For students who have an interest in comic books, movies, TV shows, cartoons, writers, artwork and illustrators surrounding them, or would just like to learn more about the genre. The club has discussions, plays games, trivia, associated to these topics.
The team usually meets once or twice a month throughout the school year (TBD)
The Icettes Figure Skating Team is a district-wide varsity sport in School District 196. The sport has been part of the high school co-curricular program since 1976 and includes skaters from Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, and Eastview High Schools as well as the School of Environmental Studies and 196 Middle Schools. The Icettes includes Varsity and Junior Varsity synchronized skating teams, as well as a B-squad synchro for developing skaters. Team members also compete in smaller team and individual events representing the Icettes. Team Production events incorporate all team members.
The Icettes season runs November through March and includes various competitions and our Ice Show at the Apple Valley arena. Eligible skaters can earn a varsity letter from their school; more information on lettering criteria is available at the pre-season parent information meeting.
The Investment club gives students the opportunity to create investment portfolios, invest in real stock as a team, trade current stock to gain real life experience in participating in the stock market while being part of a team which is supported by a local investment firm. Members will also have the ability to gain scholarship opportunities through their individual participation in this club. All grades are welcome to attend.
Meeting time are determined by availability of the club members. More information will be share via the advisors.
Quiz and Knowledge Bowl is a game in which teams compete head-to-head to answer questions from all areas of knowledge, including history, literature, science, fine arts, current events, popular culture, and sports.
Mid-October through March. State and Nationals in April and June. Practice: once a week after school.
Quiz Bowl State Tournaments
- 2019, 13/124
- 2018, 13/134
- 2015, 5/130
- 2014, 9/105
- 2013, 13/110
- 2012, 9/108
- 2011, 9/108
NAQT Quiz Bowl Nationals Invites Earned: 11
NAQT Quiz Bowl Nationals
- 2015 (Chicago), 214/272
- 2014 (Chicago), 77/272 (Best finish in school history)
- 2012 (Atlanta), 174/240
All-Time Top Eastview Quiz Bowl Scorer: Charlie Cahow (2011-2015) 4,695 Points
All-Time Eastview Quiz Bowl Scorers:
Knowledge Bowl State (Cragun's Resort in Brainerd, MN)
- 2015, 5th (Best finish in school history)
To provide students with an opportunity to celebrate and experience their favorite parts of Japanese culture. This is run and organized by students. In the past we have done activities such as: cosplay competitions, making and eating of Japanese food, Karaoke and after school field trips to the United Noodle Supermarket.
September-June. Monthly after-school meetings.
The Japan Bowl/J-Quiz is a competition among students who take Japanese. In teams of 2-3 students, they complete against teams from other schools who study Japanese at their same language level. Students study language and culture in their teams and prepare for the February competition by meeting weekly to prepare for the competition. The top team from each level at state, then goes on to compete at the National Japan Bowl competition in Washington DC in April. This year, due to Covid, all competitions will be held virtually.
We meet October -February after school once a week in teams. If they win at state, teams will continue to meet to prepare for the National competition in April.
Students interested in environmental issues meet bimonthly to spread awareness throughout the EVHS community and educate ourselves in being good stewards of our planet's resources.
Tentatively, Zoom/in-person meetings the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 3:00 PM
To provide an opportunity to give students a voice in their school community through written journalism. And, to learn the process to create and publish a newspaper.
Throughout the school year. Usually 3-4 days after school every six weeks. There are also writers meetings once every few weeks.
Develop your problem solving skills with peers by working on interesting problems together! We compete one Monday a month (October - February).
We generally meet the first and last day of the week after school from early October thru February.
About The Eastview Math Team
In Math Team we solve some of the greatest mysteries in the world. These mysteries are in the form of Minnesota Math League tests. We trek the deepest reaches of the math world using just a pencil and sometimes a calculator and probably paper. We will teach you some of the exotic math that you might not learn in your regular math class. Anyone and Everyone who loves math should do math team. Those of you who aren't too fond of math come anyway; we have food and who knows maybe you will find out that math is your thing.
Math Team runs from mid October to mid March, with a meet once a month.
Meets consists of four events: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, and Miscellaneous, plus a team event. A team is made up of 8 math gurus (participants) who each do 2 events at a meet. Two of these gurus must be underclassmen (9th U 10th graders).
Math Team practices the first day of the week and the last day of the week from approximately 2:45 pm until 3:30 pm. Practice are not mandatory (though highly recommended), so if you are busy with other activities, we can accommodate your schedule.
Math Team Tournaments go from 3:00 to 7:00 PM at the latest. Bus rides to and back are provided, except for meets held at district 196 schools.
The Eastview Mock Trial program is a simulation or enactment of a judicial proceeding in cooperation with the Minnesota State Bar Association. Mock trials provide students with knowledge of the judicial system, legal process, and courtroom procedures. Students gain valuable skills in speaking, creating a strong argument while learning the value of teamwork in a fun competitive atmosphere.
October 13 through March 5. Practices are on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm.
About The Mock Trial Team
The Eastview High School Mock Trial Program is a law-related education program which introduces students to the American legal system and provide a challenging opportunity for personal growth and achievement. As part of the mock trial program, students will exercise in a real-life setting their critical thinking abilities, as well as the basic skills learned in the classroom.
Through participation in mock trials, students gain a practical understanding of the way in which the American legal system functions. While learning the details of trial process and procedure, students also develop important lifetime skills: critical analysis of problems, reasoning, listening, oral presentation and extemporaneous argument. Mock trials provide an active learning opportunity for students and require a high level of cooperation among participants.
Founded in 1921, the National Honor Society (NHS) is an international organization which focuses on four pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character. Eastview NHS membership is open to 11th and 12th graders through a selection process each spring.
Monthly, September through June
To teach students teamwork, leadership, engineering, programming, marketing, and communication skills by having them design, build, and present a robot to play a new game each season. Students compete with other teams from around the region.
FIRST Tech Challenge (Teams 8473 Blue Lightning, 9182 Short Circuits, & 14561 Tech Tigers) September – January Usually two weekday evenings and a weekend afternoon (days vary by team)
FIRST Robotics Competition (Team 3042 Cobalt Catalysts) September – December: Tuesday evenings January – April: Tuesday evenings, Thursday evenings, and Saturdays 9-3
Science Olympiad provides students the opportunity to compete in a variety of challenges in the areas of Social Science, Earth & Space, Physics & Chemistry, and Inquiry & Nature. Participant can analyze specific challenges and work collectively as a team to find solutions. The program builds skills in science, helps in creating a technologically-literate workforce and provides recognition for outstanding student achievement.
Once or twice a week mid-October - February
The Eastview High School Science Olympiad is a program devoted to improving the quality of science education, increasing student interest in science, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement.
Team competition is patterned after track tournaments with challenging and motivational events ranging from earth science through physics. Events range from hands-on labs to student built machines, from outdoor events to paper and pencil tests. There is also a balance between events requiring scientific knowledge and understanding, and others requiring process and application skills. Although some events require an individual from one team to compete against other individuals from other schools, most events require teamwork, group planning, and cooperation. The emphasis is on learning, participation, interaction, having fun and team spirit.
Schools compete with a team of up to 15 students. There are two major tournaments: regionals and the state tournament. The top 30 teams from the regional tournaments around the state compete at the State Science Olympiad held at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. The top team in the state advances to the National Science Olympiad held in May (or two teams if enough teams register). There are two divisions, a Jr. High/Middle School (B Division) and a Sr. High (C Division). Last year over 14,000 elementary and secondary teams from the United States and Canada competed in the Science Olympiad program. The Official National Science Olympiad Web Page can be viewed at www.SOinc.org. The Minnesota Science Olympiad is sponsored by the Minnesota Academy of Science, The University of St. Thomas, Koch Industries, and many volunteers.
By competing in a variety of public address, interpretation, and group discussion events, Speech helps students build a variety of skills in persuasion, research, literary analysis, and communication. The Eastview Speech Team is competes at tournaments throughout both Minnesota and the United States.
December - April; practices are individually arranged with assigned coaches.
Spanish club is open to all students who are interested in exploring and celebrating the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. Student leaders plan hands-on activities such as scavenger hunts, board games, crafts such as piñata-making, cooking and food sampling, dance and movies.
We meet after school, once per month. Dates and times to be determined.
The Step Team provides students to come together to share their interest in the art of STEP performance. Stepping consists of participants primarily coordinating the exact moves utilizing precise sounds (clapping, stomping, dance) to create a unique rhythm. The art form was brought to the United States in the 60s.
The team usually meets once or twice a week after school from October through December.
Student Council is responsible for planning Homecoming Week, Winterfest Week, and other community-based drives and activities. Student Council is open to ALL Eastview students. New officers are elected in May.
Monthly, September through May
To provide a safe and fun environment for the shooting sports. Giving students the ability to learn, improve and master their shooting skills.
Fall: September to October
Spring: April to May
We shoot one day a week, on Wednesday at 4pm. For students that are in other school activities or religious activities, there is the option to shoot Sunday at 10am.
Shooting is done at West End Trap Club in Eagan.
Championship tournament is held during the first 2 weeks of June. We only shoot one day and it varies on the size of the team.
Please make contact during registration, which usually starts one month before the dates above.
Voices provides students with the opportunity to publish their own poetry, prose, short stories and art work via submission and selection. Voices is a student produced literary arts magazine; we are always looking for 9-12 grade students to plan, select and publish the magazine in the late spring.
November-March ; monthly April-May; weekly for layout/design **Listen/read announcements for specific dates and times
Kellie Sagmoen Scales
Yearbook Update (September 1, 2021)
Pick up your 2020-21 yearbooks in the main office between 7:30am and 3:00pm.
Please bring a photo ID.
Not sure if you ordered a yearbook? Check your inbox for an order confirmation email from Walsworth, or click the link below.
We have some extra yearbooks still for sale. Click the link below to Order a Yearbook or stop by the main office.
- Order your 2021-22 yearbook between now and September 6th, 2021 and receive a $10 discount. Use discount code: lightning
Class of 2022 Senior Portrait & Grad Ad Info
We encourage students to use Valley Images, our Official School Photographer who works directly with our yearbook staff. Students can use a photographer of their choice; however, Valley Images offers students a $30 yearbook only special. This package will include a two-pose sitting and delivery of the selected photo to the yearbook staff. You can explore more session options at valleyimagesphoto.com. Please call ahead to make an appointment 952-423-1200.
Photo Submission for the Yearbook
• Schedule your senior portrait session soon to assure your portrait is submitted for the yearbook by January 1, 2022.
• Photo criteria: JPEG photo format, minimum resolution of 300 dpi, no studio or student names imprinted on portrait. File should be named last name, first name (Doe, John).
Graduation Advertisement Information
Graduation ads are full-color, congratulatory messages to graduating seniors from their families. They include the student's name, a baby picture, and a short message.
Families are given the opportunity to purchase a Senior Graduation Advertisement for $45.00. We accept ads and ad content through online submission only. Grad Ad submissions begin September 1, 2021 and are due on January 1, 2022.