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Daily Announcements (10.31.19)
Eastview High School

Eastview High School Daily Announcements

Thursday, October 31st, 2019




Orders are now being taken for the 2019-2020 Eastview yearbooks.  To order a yearbook, go to  Yearbooks will be distributed the last week of school. 

More information about yearbooks, senior photo submission and senior Grad Ads can be found at



Levy Referendum by the Numbers: This week, District 196 released a new single-sheet flyer that uses key numbers to tell the story of why the district is asking for a levy referendum increase and what the additional funding would provide. There is also information on how to vote, which began September 20 via absentee balloting and continues through Election Day Tuesday, November 5, 2019. This is an important choice for our school district community. Please be informed and vote. For more information about the levy and how to vote, go to the Levy Referendum Website.





When:  Sunday, November 3rd at 7:00 pm

Where: Eastview Performing Arts Center

Hosted by the Lightning Dance Team

Tickets: Adults- $7.00 Students- $5.00



Attention current 11th and 12th grade students and parents.  There are a few spaces remaining for the Social Studies trip to Spain, France, and Italy during Eastview’s Spring Break 2020.  Use this link to find more information, but registrations are due by the end of the month!  Imagine traveling to some of the most amazing sites in southern Europe and experiencing three different languages and cultures! Register soon and encourage your bestie to come along!  For more information, use the link and you can also talk with Dr. Beach in the C3 area.



The Second Life Letter Jacket program was developed to provide students an opportunity to have a letter jacket who otherwise may not have the resources to purchase one. All patches and embroidered names have been removed from the donated jackets by NHS volunteers.  Click Here to complete the application for a jacket.  Donated jackets for this program can be dropped off in the EVHS Main Office.  Contact Rob Franchino with any questions.




Need money for college? It is easier than ever to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Available now on or use the myStudentAid app. 


Perspectives on Parenting: Paying for College- Financial Aid and the College Search Process

  • Monday, November 4th
  • 6:30 PM - Eastview High School Performing Arts Center
  • A College Financial Aid Dean will present information about 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).  
  • All grades are welcome to attend. 


Saturday, November 23rd - FAFSA Completion Workshop

  • 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM - Eastview High School- East and West Labs – Learning Commons
  • Complete or ask questions about your FAFSA with Financial Aid Advisors
  • Can’t attend our workshop? Check the other workshops in the Twin Cities that are open to the public here!


Monday, December 2nd, Financial Aid 101

  • 6:00-7:30 pm Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan
  • Learn the basics of how to pay for college and apply for financial aid. Presented by Dakota County Technical College and the Eagan Foundation. 


Monday, December 9th, FAFSA Completion Workshop

  •  6:00-7:30 pm, Wescott Library, 1340 Wescott Road, Eagan
  • Complete the online FAFSA with help from a financial aid professional or just come to have your questions about paying for college answered. Presented by Dakota County Technical College. 



Eastview High School is offering the ACT Prep Course to help you prepare for this important test.  The course provides 12+ hours of focused study in preparation for the ACT Test.  Our experienced teachers will navigate students through the ACT testing process. This year we continue our use of PREPWORKS ( as our online support program.  Prepworks features a personalized learning path that continues long after the student completes the course.  The combined after school course and online resource will help students build confidence and skills that will boost their scores on the actual test.  The cost of the program is $180, which includes instruction, online program and testing materials.  Students may also attend the ACT Workshop sessions in February at no additional cost.  Scholarships are available for students who need financial assistance (see Larinda Hodges in Guidance).  

Whether you have taken the ACT test before or you are new to the experience, we will prepare you to do your personal best.  Sophomores may attend this course; however, the online program (Prepworks) is only active through the end of the school year.  Renewal cost would be $30.  

Registration is limited to 15 students per class.  Please register promptly in FeePay.   

SEMESTER 1 (Nov-Jan)   Curriculum will be completed prior to the Jan 16th test for Juniors.


(8 days)

Nov 4, 11, 18, 25     

Dec 2, 9, 16

Jan 13

2:30-4:00 p.m.


(8 days)

Nov 7, 14, 21

Dec 5, 12, 19

Jan 9, 16

2:30-4:00 p.m.


SEMESTER 2 (Jan-Apr) Curriculum will be completed prior to the April 7th test for Juniors.


(8 days)

Jan 27

Feb 3, 10, 24

Mar 2, 9, 16, 30      

2:30-4:00 p.m.


(8 days)

Jan 30

Feb 6, 20, 27

Mar 5, 12, 19

Apr 2

2:30-4:00 p.m.



Students should stop by the Counseling Office get a pass to attend the college/university/military Rep Visit prior to the visit in Career Center (located right next to Counseling Office).  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. 



University of Jamestown



Drake University



United States Army



Pacific Lutheran University



University of Wisconsin-La Crosse



Kansas State University



North Central University



United States Navy



University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire



Inver Hills Community College




Basketball Sideline Cheer tryouts coming soon. There will be a preseason meeting at Eastview on Monday, Nov. 4th at 7pm in Room C350 for anyone interested in trying out for this cheer team. The meeting will touch on requirements, expectations, practices, tryout dates, etc.  If you have any questions please send to:



Attention Student-Athletes and Families: If you are continuing to participate in athletics at the collegiate level, please read the information below:

Here is some important information regarding changes to the National Letter of Intent Signing Day process effective this year along with a new opportunity to celebrate student-athletes at EVHS who will continue competing in athletics in college at any level.

#1 Starting this year, all NCAA D1 and D2 athletes outside of football and men's and women's D1 basketball players can begin signing scholarships on November 13, 2019 and continue to sign anytime through August 1, 2020 (see the chart below for the new specifics).

#2 NAIA student athletes have no official signing date and can sign anytime during their senior year in all sports.

#3 NCAA Division III programs are not allowed to offer athletic scholarships and thus have no official signing date.

#4 NJCAA allows signings starting November 1st through 15 calendar days into the fall semester enrollment.  

For those of you who will be signing official National Letters of Intent and need assistance with the process of submitting paperwork that needs to be returned to the college or university, please contact Athletics Director Matt Percival ( in advance.  You will want to be sure you are signing on the right date depending on the sport as well as preferences of the family and the college or university.  Usually, in addition to the National Letter of Intent, the paperwork includes a conference form as well as a school publicity questionnaire and often they will want it back as soon as possible (within the applicable date guidelines.) We are happy to assist with providing a place to sign your paperwork, scan or fax documents, answering questions etc.  This is NOT required, just an offer to help if families are interested.  Keep in mind all NCAA documents require both a student and parent signature.

In response to the new NCAA process that allows signings for many almost any day of the year, we will not have school-wide signing ceremonies at multiple times throughout the year, but instead will be offering a much larger scale opportunity to recognize all athletes in the Class of 2020 who will be continuing to compete in athletics at the collegiate level. This will not be a signing ceremony, but instead a celebration where all of our athletes competing in collegiate athletics will be recognized along with our all-school athletic department award winners.  The plan for this celebration/recognition event is to hold it in May of 2020.  The specific date, time, location and details are still being finalized and will be communicated as soon as they are available.  We are very excited for this inaugural opportunity to showcase the incredible accomplishments of so many talented student-athletes at Eastview! In addition to the new Athletic Recognition Ceremony, all students receiving a college scholarship for academics, arts, athletics or leadership in the community will continue to be recognized at our All-School Awards Ceremony in late May that takes place during the school day.


Prospective Student-Athletes Signing 2019-20 and Enrolling 2020-21

Sport (s)

Initial Signing Date     

Final Signing Date

Division I Basketball (Early Period)

November 13, 2019

November 20, 2019

Division I Basketball (Regular Period)

April 15, 2020

May 20, 2020

Division I Football (Early Period)

December 18, 2019

December 20, 2019

Division I and II Football (Midyear JC Transfer)

December 18, 2019

January 15, 2020

Division I and II Football (Regular Period)

February 5, 2020

Division I: April 1, 2020

Division II: August 1, 2020

All Other Division I and II Sports

November 13, 2019          

August 1, 2020



Here is the latest update on our Fall Teams and how they are doing in postseason competition. 

Boys and Girls Cross Country: The Cross Country teams both had great days in the Section 3AA Cross Country Championships on Thursday, October 24th at Valleywood Golf Course!  The Boys team was crowned Section Champions and is STATEBOUND!  They were led by individual Section Champion AJ Green.  Here is a full recap of the boys race.

Congrats also to Coach Fusco who was named Section Assistant Coach of the Year for the second year in a row.  

The girls team placed 5thout of 16 teams at the Section Tournament and had several season and career best performances including Junior Miranda Kerndt and 8th Grader Emily Percival who are both STATEBOUND as individuals!  Here is a full recap of the girls race. 

The State Meet is held on Saturday, November 2nd at St. Olaf College.  The AA Girls race is at 10:00 a.m. followed by the AA Boys race at 11:00 a.m. 


Girls Swim and Dive: Wrapped up their regular season on Tuesday with a win over Apple Valley that included yet another pool record for Senior Claudia Dougan.  She has had an incredible year setting several different program records.  The Section Tournament takes place at Oltman Middle School in Woodbury November 6-8.  Swim prelims are November 6 at 6:00, Diving Competition is held November 7 at 6:00 and the Swim Finals are November 8th at 6:00.  Individuals and Relays that advance to the State Meet will compete at the U of M Aquatic Center November 14-16.  


CI and PI Soccer: These teams each still have one week remaining in their regular seasons before Sections and State!  Stay tuned for the latest Hawks updates.  The State Tournament will be held on November 22-23 at Stillwater High School. 

CI State Bracket               PI State Bracket

Reminder to follow @EVHSathletics on Twitter for the up to the minute updates!  I will also keep you posted as the post-season continues about how all of our teams are doing and we will recognize all of our fall team and individual success at our next pep fest on December 6th! 



Attention all Fall Sport Student-Athletes and parents of all Fall Student-Athletes:  Many of our Fall sports have concluded their seasons and all of our Fall sports will be wrapping up in the coming weeks.  We ask that each student-athlete as well as parent/guardians of student-athletes take the time to fill out their survey:

Student-Athlete Survey                Parent/Guardian of Student-Athlete Survey

These anonymous surveys are also available to be filled out anytime throughout the year on the Eastview Athletics Website and provide valuable feedback to our coaching staff and athletic director as a part of the annual reflection process for each coach and program.  If you have a specific suggestion or concerns you would like to see addressed it is always recommended that you and/or your student athlete connect directly with the coach for the most immediate and individualized response.  Thanks!  





LEAP is meeting on Friday, November 1 before (7:00am) and after ( 2:30pm) school in C337 to work on projects: turn out the lights video and reuse event.  Everyone is welcome. 



Do you enjoy bringing characters to life? Do you enjoy researching and writing speeches? Then the EVHS speech team is a great place for you. If you were unable to make the meetings the last two days, talk to Ms. Donais in C338, Mr. Prax in C338 or Mr. Hering in A300. 



The Eastview Book Club will have its first discussion on Thursday, November 7th! We will meet at 2:35pm in C334. We will be discussing Kristin Hannah’s The Great Alone.  Please notify Ms. Hanson in the C3 office if you plan to attend so she can get enough TREATS!




The Learning Commons is open to all students from 7am-3:30pm daily.  We offer space for quiet study, group collaboration, hands-on projects and a green screen video studio.  Please check out what is currently going on in our space by following this link: Updates will be posted regularly.  Please stop by to see our space whenever you are in the building!

The Learning Commons offers a wide variety of hands on activities for students to do before & after school or during study halls.  We are always looking for materials to use for projects.  Please consider a donation (new or used) from our Wish List