Tuesday, February 20, 2018
PARENT/GUARDIAN (First Posted: 2/20/2018)



Tonight from 5:30pm-7:30pm, come and join us for some great food and fun at Chic-Fil-A!  10% of the sales during that time will be donated to the Eastview Senior Party!  See you there!!




Please join the Eastview Community Foundation for the fourth annual Light the Night gala celebration!  Light the Night 2018 will be held on Saturday, March 3rd at Crystal Lake Golf Club.  We are bringing back the beautiful tablescape silent auction, the designer purse raffle (with SIX gorgeous bags to choose from), the ring toss, and the exciting live auction to end the night.  Of course we'll have a variety of items available for bidding on the "I Want That!" sealed silent auction as well.  New this year is the chance to play Sjoelen (Dutch Shuffleboard) and take home a hand-crafted Sjoelbak table (google it for a sneak peek of this sure-to-be-competitive addition to the night).  As always, there will be plenty of ways to bid, win, donate and support the students and schools in the 12-school Eastview community.   Ticket prices are $85 per person, so click here to reserve yours today!  Tables seat eight, so grab your family/friends/neighbors and join us as we work to make a difference...one table at a time!




PARENTS OF SENIORS- Senior Information

Parents/Guardians of an EVHS Senior,

Last week, seniors received important senior information about cap/gown/diploma order, Senior Timeline, ordering graduation announcements, etc. This and other timely information is available on the Senior Web PageBelow are important links for yearbook and other information.   Go to the EVHS home page and click on People/Senior Information for timely updates or follow @EVHSSeniors on Twitter. 


ORDER A YEARBOOK Due April 15th   

SENIOR WEB PAGE – This will be updated with timely information regarding senior and other graduation information.




BINGO Bonanza and Online Auction NEWS!

Register now for BINGO Bonanza – space is limited.

Invite your friends (must be 18 and older) and request a table to join in the BINGO, Raffle & Online Auction fun at Old Chicago on March 11th from 3-6 pm. Click registration for your registration form. You won’t want to miss this fantastic event...food, fun, prizes and more!


NEW this year will be the ONLINE AUCTION, starting March 8th, open to all EVHS families and friends. Join in the online auction fun from the comfort of your own home! Go to http://www.biddingowl.com/eastviewseniorparty to check it out. Auction items are being added regularly up to the opening date. Please join us in participating in the Senior Party’s main fundraiser!


WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR THE BIG SENIOR PARTY!   Sign up to help out with the senior party!  We need volunteers in all areas, not just the night of the event!  We also need junior parents, too! If you are a junior parent and are thinking of coordinating the senior party next year, this is a great way to get your feet wet! 


BUY YOUR TICKETS!  Tickets for the Senior Party are $85 through March 23, 2018.  Ticket prices will increase to $95 on March 24, 2018.   The order form for Senior Party Tickets can be found at our website http://www.eastviewseniorparty.org.  Payment and completed order forms can be turned in at the main office.

SHOP ON AMAZON!!  AND USE AMAZON SMILE WHEN YOU ORDER ITEMS OFF AMAZON!  You can now support the 2018 Eastview Senior Party every time you shop on Amazon!  All you have to do is use this link when you shop: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/47-2398638.  You will be able to shop the same Amazon products at the same Amazon prices.  Every purchase made via this link, Amazon will donate .5% of your purchase to the Eastview Senior Party.  Happy Shopping!

JOIN US ON FACEBOOK!  Check us out on Facebook!!  Be sure to join our Facebook page to keep up with the latest events and news regarding the 2018 Eastview Senior Party! https://www.facebook.com/groups/235063026981147.





Order your yearbook today!  Orders can be submitted online by clicking here: Yearbook Orders

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS (First Posted: 2/20/2018)



FCCLA Week is kicking off. There are many after school community service activities in which all EVHS students can be involved. The Sandwich Project is after school in C137 on Wednesday and Teacher Appreciation after school on Thursday in C139. Bring a friend and lend a hand. See attached flyer for full FCCLA Week details. 

All FCCLA members are reminded to pick up registration packets for attending the State Conference in April. Packets are due back to Mrs. Ramsey by Wednesday, February 21st.





Yearbook is now accepting applications for next year.  Here are the top ten reasons to join the yearbook staff: 

10.      CREATE stories using digital PHOTOGRAPHY.

9.         FREE admission to all EVHS SPORTING EVENTS!

8.         It is a STUDENT RUN publication.


6.         Strengthen your WRITING and COMMUNICATION Skills!

5.         Offers many different CREATIVE outlets!

4.         Gain LEADERSHIP skills and opportunities.

3.         Free PIZZA Parties!!!

2.         INFLUENCE how students remember the school year.

1.         It’s FUN!

If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Nick Fornicoia at nicholas.fornicoia@district196.org.





Looking ahead to warmer weather and summer employment?  The City of Apple Valley has posted several seasonal jobs for the waterpark including lifeguard, pool attendant, water safety instructor, concessions supervisor and pool manager.  Copies of the job descriptions have been posted outside student services on the job board (west commons).  Apply online http://www.ci.apple-valley.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=404  or see Officer Plantz in Student Services if you have any questions or need help applying. 





Click here to order a yearbook: Yearbook Orders



(Grades 10, 11) ACT Prep Course

Registration due by Wednesday, February 21

Final session for the school year - REGISTER NOW - Eastview High School is offering the  ACT Prep Course  to help you prepare for this important test.  The course provides 15+ hours of focused study in preparation for the ACT Test.  By design, the course provides trained teachers who will navigate you through the ACT testing process.  Classroom time will focus on understanding the format of the test, building strategies for answering more questions correctly and pacing yourself during a timed test.  We also provide an opportunity to take a mock test under actual testing conditions. Students build confidence and skills that will boost their scores on the actual test.   Students will have access to hundreds of practice questions and an online program that helps them continue preparing even after the course is completed.  The cost of the program is $150, which includes instruction, online program and a textbook.  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.


Registration is limited to 15 students per class.  Registration forms, calendars and detailed information can be found at our web site:

http://public.district196.org/evhs/academics/actprep/default.aspx  or students may talk with their guidance counselor for details.





Course Number

Registration Deadline

Day(s) of Week



Practice (Mock) Test Date



Wednesday, February 21

Mondays & Wednesdays

(7 days)

Feb 26, 28

Mar 5, 7, 12, 14

2:30-4:30 p.m.


Mar 17



Wednesday, February 21

Tuesdays & Thursdays

(7 days)

Feb 27

Mar 1, 6, 8, 13, 15

2:30-4:30 p.m.


Mar 17


**EVHS ACT Test - ALL juniors - Tuesday, April 3, 2018


ARTS AND ACTIVITIES (First Posted: 2/20/2018)



Congrats to the Eastview Speech Team for their first place finish on Saturday at their own tournament, the Eastview Lightning Classic.  Congrats to the following champions in their respective categories:

Campbell Bernstein

Nikhil Kapur

Mimi Le

Esha Rao

Jyotsna Rathinam

Joy Tang




The next Student Council Meeting is on Wednesday, 2/21 at 2:30pm in C232.   Agenda: Winterfest Publicity. See Mr. Kelly in C232 with any questions or concerns.





Congratulations to the following students on their success in the Upper Midwest Regional J-Quiz competition:

Level 4:  2nd place winners: James Fuller, Tyler Dodge and Tova Andersland

Level 2:  2nd place winners: Anuchit Tawong, Marissa Lamkins and Cassandra Mickelson

Level 1:  1st place winners: Mykayla Fenske, Kaitlyn Wright and Sydney Chen

Level 1:  2nd place winners: Arianna Rasmussen, Stephen Smith and Lily Kirshbaum 

Although we just missed going to Nationals this year (Level 1 doesn’t go to Nationals), they all did extremely well and worked hard.





If you are interested in joining The Crew, be sure you attend the information meeting on Tuesday, Feb 21st.  The 20 minute meeting will be in C139.   Start time is 2:35pm.





For anyone interested in the boys volleyball club team, or information about it, this is the new website link.  Details for registration will be posted soon. 






Registration for SPRING TRAP TEAM is now open.  To start the process, send an email to Patti Estep, Team Manager p.estep32@gmail.com - include participant’s name, gauge of shot gun, shoot day, if you are choosing the alternate shoot day (Sunday Morning), also include your qualifying EVHS activity.  IF YOU ARE NEW TO THE TEAM, include your phone number in the email, as we are required to verify your DNR firearm safety certificate.

ATHLETICS (First Posted: 2/20/2018)



To say it was a good week in the Lightning Athletic Department may be the understatement of the year considering the following that happened just between Wednesday and Saturday last week!


·        Two Alpine Skiers in top 14 at State

·        Girls Hockey back in the Section Championship Game 

·        Girls Nordic Ski Team 11th at State and a school best finish for Bryant Ruff at State

·        Gymnastics team sends four kids to State

·        SSC Titles for Girls Basketball and Boys Hockey (their 1st in program history)

·        State Title and State Runner-up for Lightning Dance Team


Keep reading below for all the details and the latest updates: 

Alpine Skiing:  9th Grader Kate Young placed 14th and 10th grader Josh Doolittle placed 13th at  the State Alpine Meet on  Wednesday, February 14th at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik! 


Nordic Skiing: Congratulations to the Eastview Girls Nordic Ski team on another trip back to state!  They had a great second half of the State Pursuit race and ended up in 11th place overall beating the team they tied with for the Section Championship just last week.  Girls Varsity Team Members are Kareena Clendening, Gabby Kraemer, Josie Roberts, Kira Gunawan, Anna Schumann, Claire Nack and Annika Challgren.  Also, congratulations to Bryant Ruff on the boys side who placed 32nd overall at the State Meet, the highest ever individual boy from Eastview in school history.  The State Meet was held on Thursday, February 15th at Giant’s Ridge in Biwabik.


Dance Team: Congrats to the Lightning Dance Team who once again continued their tradition of excellence.  On Friday night at Target Center they were crowned State Runner-up in the Jazz Division and on Saturday night were crowned State Champions in the High Kick Division!  This was the 11th State Title in High Kick and 15th overall state title for the Lightning Dance Team.  They were also the South Suburban Conference and Section 1AAA Champion in both categories as well.  It was their 16th straight conference championship.  The Lightning Dance Team is the only program in the state to qualify for the state meet in BOTH Kick and Jazz in all 19 years of the MSHSL State Dance Tournament.  Abby Kisch and Taylor Hallum were named to the Wells Fargo All Tournament Jazz Team.  Nina Boguslawski and Tess Matalamki were named to the Wells Fargo All Tournament High Kick Team.  Congrats to the entire team on another incredible season! 


Girls’ Hockey: The girls’ hockey team played their best hockey at the end of the year and the Section Championship Game on Wednesday, February 14th at VMCC vs. #1 Seed and SSC Champion Eagan was no exception.  The Lightning battled all night long in a back and forth affair that found Eastview on the short end of the scoreboard 4-3.  The team battled right to the very end hitting a crossbar in the final minutes and then scoring what would have been the tying goal just as the final buzzer sounded. 


Gymnastics: The Apple Valley/Eastview Gymnastics Team competed in the 3AA Section Championships at Woodbury High School on Friday, February 16th and had a great performance.  As a team they scored 142.25 and placed 3rd as a team. Four individuals advanced to the State Tournament and will move on to compete at the U of M on Saturday, February 24th.  Advancing to State are Bailey Davidson in the All-Around (she was also the Section Champ on Beam!), Kelsey Dolejs on Vault, Abby Swanson on Bars and Maddie Appleton on Beam!


Wrestling: The Eastview Wrestling Team compete in the Section 2AAA Team Tournament on Friday, February 16th at Lakeville North vs. State Ranked New Prague and came up on the losing end despite several strong individual performances.  The Individual Tournament will be held Friday, February 23rd and Saturday, February 24th at Shakopee.  All Individual State Qualifiers will participate in the State Tourney at Xcel Center March 2-3.


Swim and Dive: The Boys Swim and Dive team is preparing for Sections this week.  Their Section Swim Prelims will be held February 21 at Bluewater Aquatic in Apple Valley.  The Diving Competition is February 22 at Cottage Grove Junior High and then Swim Finals are back at Bluewater on February 23.  Individuals and Relays that qualify for the State Meet will compete at the U of M March 1-3.


Boys Hockey: The boys both games this past week to clinch the outright South Suburban Conference Championship!  It was the first conference title in school history for the Boys Hockey program.  They finished the regular season with a record of 21-4 and received the #2 Seed in Section 3AA.  They will host #7 Seed Bloomington Jefferson on Thursday, February 22 at Apple Valley Sports Arena at 7:00.  Tickets are $8 adults/$6 for students and Senior Citizens.  NO PASSES ARE ALLOWED.  If the win on Thursday they would advance to the Section Semis on February 24 at VMCC in Inver Grove Heights.  The Section Championship Game is Thursday, March 1st at Braemar Arena in Edina at 7:00.  Teams who qualify will participate in the State Tournament at Xcel Center March 8-10.


Girls Basketball: The girls won all three games this past week to improve to 24-0 and clinch the outright South Suburban Conference Championship!  They remain ranked #1 in the state with one week remaining in their regular season.  Their playoffs are scheduled for February 28 and March 3 and Section Championship Game is Wednesday, March 7th at Concordia-St. Paul.  Teams who qualify will participate in the State Tournament at Target Center March 14-17.


CI and PI Hockey: Our Dakota Hawks teams are both off and running with their seasons and have two weeks left of regular season play.  Their playoffs are still TBD based on their regular season finish.  Their State Tournament, if they should qualify, will be held March 16-17 at Bloomington Jefferson.


Boys Basketball: The boys still have two weeks left in the regular season and currently remain in second place in the Section 3AAAA Standings.  Their playoffs are scheduled for March 6 and March 9 and Section Championship Game is Thursday, March 15th at Farmington.  Teams who qualify will participate in the State Tournament at Target Center March 21-24.





The AVEV gymnastics team had an incredible sections meet this past Friday at Woodbury High School. The team placed 3rd with a score of 142.35. State qualifiers include Bailey Davidson in the All-Around, as she placed 2nd with a score of 37.55; Kelsey Dolejs on Vault with a score of 9.45, tying for 5th; Abbie Swanson on bars with a score of 9.15, placing 6th; and Maddie Appleton on beam with a score of 9.275, placing 6th. The girls will compete at the state tournament on Saturday at the University of Minnesota Sports Pavilion at 6 PM. Go AVEVG!





The Eastview Varsity Girls basketball team secured the South Suburban Conference championship after beating Shakopee on Friday night, 45-18! With two conference games remaining, the Lightning are now 24-0 overall, and 16-0 in the South Suburban Conference. Eastview shot 52% from the field, including 43% from beyond the 3 point arc. For Eastview, Megan Walstad led the balanced attack as she finished with 11 points. Walstad also grabbed 6 rebounds, had 4 assists and 3 blocks. Emma Carpenter and Mariah Alipate then followed with 7 points each. Carpenter also dished 4 assists, as well as grabbing 3 steals and 2 rebounds, while Alipate grabbed 5 rebounds. Macy Guebert and Cassidy Carson each chipped in 6 points. Guebert went 2/2 on the night (both 3 pointers), while also grabbing 3 steals, 2 rebounds and 2 assists, while Carson grabbed 5 rebounds and had 2 steals. Andrea Abrams finished with 5 points, while Lauren Glas finished with 3 points to round out the scoring for Eastview.





The Eastview Lightning Girls Varsity basketball team faced off against Conference and Section opponent Burnsville on Thursday night. The Lightning were able to prevail with a 74-42 win. Eastview finished the game shooting 52% from the field, 43% from beyond the 3 point arc, 100% from the free throw line, and dished out 17 assists as a team. Eastview once again had a balanced attack as 3 girls finished in double figures. The Lightning were led in scoring by 19 points from Emma Carpenter. Carpenter went 7/8 from the field as well as a perfect 5/5 from the free throw line. Carpenter also finished with 5 assists, 3 steals and 2 rebounds. Macy Guebert finished with 13 points, as well as also dishing out 5 assists, grabbing 4 rebounds and 4 steals. Megan Walstad finished a perfect 6/6 from the field, finishing with 12 points. Walstad also grabbed 6 rebounds and had 2 assists. Andrea Abrams and Mariah Alipate each followed with 8 points. Abrams and Alipate each also grabbed 5 rebounds each. Cassidy Carson chipped in 6 points as well as grabbing 3 steals. Lauren Glas and Courtney Carson each followed with 3 points each. Glas also grabbed 3 rebounds, while Carson grabbed 3 rebounds as well while getting 3 steals and having 2 assists. Brynn Schwanz rounded out the scoring as she finished with 2 points, her first varsity points of her career. The Lightning are now 23-0 overall, and 15-0 in conference play.

Eastview returns to play on Friday, February 16th at home against Shakopee. Game is at 7:00 pm. Come out and cheer on the Lightning girls as they face off against the Sabers! Go, Lightning!





The JV Girls Basketball team avenged an earlier season loss to Shakopee by defeating them 33-20 Friday night. The Lightning only gave up 4 points in the first half. The scoring was very balanced. Lauren Carlson led the way with 8 points and 2 assists. Brynn Schwanz scored 6 points and was the leading rebounder with 6. Lindsey Wilson also scored 6 points and added 4 boards and 2 steals. Other scorers were Lauren Glas, Cassidy Carson, Izzy Tatum and Sierra Herber.





The JV Girls Basketball team defeated Burnsville last night by a score of 45-20. The Lightning were led by Brynn Schwanz with 12 points. 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Cassidy Carson had 9 points and 2 assists in one half of play. Lauren Carlson tied for the rebounding lead with 6 and added 4 points. Other scorers were Izzy Tatum, Jordan Morris, Lindsey Wilson, MIchaela Bryan, Sierra Herber, Lauren Glas and Annalyssa Crenshaw.





The Eastview JV Boys Basketball team lost a heartbreaker 61-60 to Shakopee on Friday night. The Lightning started the game aggressive and built a double digit lead at half-time behind a balanced scoring attack and solid rebounding. The Sabers slowly made a run in the second half and took the lead with 3 seconds left after a loose offensive rebound was kicked out for the made 3. The Lightning had a last second attempt bounce off to the right. Dan Swedin led the offense with 19 points followed by Nick Vermurlen's 13 points and Derek Rauch and Ryan Thissen's 8 points each. Swedin and Rauch each had 8 rebounds. Next up is an away game at Eagan on Tuesday. Go Lightning!





Saturday, February 17 vs. Prior Lake:  Boys Varsity Hockey finishes the regular season with some pretty impressive numbers. Eastview defeated the Prior Lake in the last regular season game 5 to 1 in their seven-game winning streak to earn the first South Suburban Championship title in the history of the high school making an overall record of 21 and 4 that also ties the best record that a Lightning team has ever seen. Eastview got off to a slow start against the Lakers, falling behind by a goal at 13:20 into the first period, however, less than three minutes later at 16:09 Nate Bordson would even the score on a power-play goal assisted by Lenny Nunn and Zach Anderson. Eastview dominated the second period scoring 4 goals. Anderson scored an even strength goal from Ryan Quaintance and Davis Carlson just 24 seconds into the period. Quaintance took advantage of another power-play situation at 3:07 from Anderson and Nunn. And then, Bordson scored two more to tally the hat-trick with the first assisted by Anderson and the second from Stillings and Quaintance. 

Sectional 3AA Playoff brackets were set for the road to the State Hockey Tournament Sunday. Eastview, as the number 2 seed, will face number 7 seed Bloomington Jefferson in the quarterfinals on Thursday, February 22 at 7 PM at Apple Valley Sports Arena. This puts Eastview three games away from earning a third birth to the tourney. Now is the most exciting time to get out to see the Lightning at their best in play-off hockey. GET OUT TO SUPPORT THE LIGHTNING!





The Boys JV hockey team completed their season with an impressive 3-2 comeback win at Prior Lake.  Ben Malloy dangled though the defense and then sniped the game winner late in the 3rd period. Caden Berg and Nick Senecal chipped in the other two markers and Charlie Droege and Cullen Johnson were credited with the helpers.  Bennett Weestrand was solid between the pipes picking up the win.  With the victory, the team completes their season with an overall record of 14-8-3 and an 11-5-2 record in the conference.  The JV pucksters outscored their opponents 65-43 for the season.  The squad would like to thank Coach Nick Casalenda and Coach Sam Nettell for their time and effort coaching this season. Shout outs also go to the Eastview superfans for helping the team break the SSC JV hockey home attendance record, and to the AV Parks Department for the awesome job with the plowed roads and pre-heated lock rooms during their 5:15 a.m. special teams practices! #Chargedup





The varsity wrestling team won 3 matches but lost to New Prague 60-13 in the first round of Team Sections. Earning wins were Mason Enderlein, Peter Swanson, and Cedric Warner.  The team competes again on Friday at Individual Sections.






Registration for the first ever Eastview Boys Volleyball club team is now open!  There are two steps for registration...first, complete the online registration in FeePay for the 17-18 Boys volleyball - EVHS season (no payment here).  Second, get the season fee to Coach Dehnel or Joan Beckmann in the main office.  Check with the coaches for information about the season fee or other details.  Registrations are due by Wednesday, February 21.  Come be a part of Eastview sports history! https://sites.google.com/view/eastview-boys-volleyball/





Girls Golf - Attention Dads and Moms who golf:  The Girls Golf team is recruiting new and experienced girls to join the team this spring.  Please talk with your daughter about playing.  All girls are welcome!  Contact Coach Colucci (tamara.k.colucci@district196.org) with questions and or be sure to sign up on Fee Pay before March 19th.  Come to the Parent Player meeting on March 6th at 7:00 PM in Room C250 for more information.

LEARNING COMMONS (First Posted: 5/31/2016)


The Zapp Lab Makerspace is located in the Learning Commons.  It includes 3D printers, Spheros, Axidraw, circuit boards and much more. Students are welcome to come and work in the lab before/after school or during study halls with a pass.  Please stop down and check us out!



In the Zapp Lab, we use, reuse and recycle all kinds of things!  Many of our tools and supplies are donated by families that have items they no longer need.  Here is a wish list of items we could most use.  Donations can be dropped off in the Learning Commons.  https://goo.gl/L5b4HK



All students are invited to learn how to use our 3D printers.  Training is currently held every Tuesday at 2:30pm in the Learning Commons.  After completing the 30 minute training session, each student receives 2 free prints (up to 10 hours).  Students can explore a wealth of pre-designed projects at https://www.thingiverse.com/ or they can begin designing their own projects.  Open to all students!

About Eastview HS

Eastview High School, located in Apple Valley, MN, includes a 330,000 square foot facility and 200 acres of recreational facilities. It is home to over 2,000 students in grades 9-12.

District 196

Contact Us

6200 140th Street West
Apple Valley, MN 55124
Phone: (952) 431-8900
Fax: (952) 431-8911
Email: Eastview