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April 19, 2018



APRIL 19, 2018


  • April 19th – Eagle Day will be an afternoon version, with the 1:07-2:20 intervention time. This is when we use the cafeteria for the AP Test pre-registration session.

P1 – 7:30-8:07am

P2 – 8:12-8:49am

P3 – 8:54-9:31am

P4 – 9:36-10:13am

P6 – 10:18-10:55am

P5 – 11:00-12:20

*1st lunch, 11:00-11:25 and class from 11:30-12:20pm

*2nd lunch, 11:25-11:50 and class from 11:00-11:25 and 11:55-12:20pm

*3rd lunch, 11:55-12:20 and class from 11:00-11:50am

P7 – 12:25-1:02pm

Intervention Time – 1:07-2:20pm

  • Parent- teacher conferences are Thursday, April 19 from 4:30 - 7:30 pm.
  • Friday, April 20-no school for students (staff development day).
  • The senior survey is now available. Please take a few minutes to complete the google form, telling us your plans for post-graduation, as well as any awards or scholarships you have received. All college application data will be kept confidential. Award information will be used in our Senior Awards Program on May 18th, recognizing our senior class, their high school achievements, and future plans. Please let your counselor know if you have any questions, or if you need to make changes after you submit. Surveys are due no later than May 1st. Thank you!
  • Due to the weather-related cancellation of school on April 3, ACT testing has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 24, 2018. This rescheduled testing date affects all students in grades 9-12.

Grade 11 – Students in grade 11 will be administered the ACT + Writing test at no cost to them.

Grade 10 – Students in grade 10 will be taking the PreACT test at no cost to them.

Grade 9 and Grade 12 – Students in grades 9 and 12 will stay at home and be expected to engage in a flexible learning day, using Schoology and their district-issued iPad (or other devices) to complete assigned work for that day. A quiet work environment will be provided in our cafeteria for students in grades 9 and 12 who wish to be at school that day.

Students receiving special education services will either participate in one of the tests, engage in the flexible learning day, or attend a regular schedule of center-based classes on April 24. Also, a quiet work environment will be provided for students who wish to be at school that day. Case managers will work with students and parents to ensure appropriate arrangements and accommodations.

Not having students in grades 9 and 12 at school on April 24 will help provide an optimal testing environment for students in grades 10 and 11, limiting potential disruptions and making available the maximum number of staff to help proctor the tests.

The ACT + Writing and PreACT tests will take approximately five hours to administer. Students in grades 10 and 11 will have the option to eat lunch and remain at school until the end of the day or can leave school after they have completed testing. High school bus routes will run on a normal schedule that day.

Due to ACT scheduling procedures, students who are absent for testing on April 24, 2018 will not have another opportunity for a district paid make-up test. Students who wish to take the ACT on a different date will need to do so at their own expense by registering through

  • If you need to submit a transcript to ANY college, everything is requested on-line through PARCHMENT or the direct link for AVHS is at


  • STAGE DOOR:Join the students at Apple Valley High School as they perform the story of a group of young women, living together, pursuing their dreams of becoming Broadway actresses, with varying degrees of success. A few make it; most do not. What they all succeed at, however, is creating a loving sisterhood. A devoted, complicated, hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking sisterhood. Dreams will come and go, but friendships last a lifetime.

Performances at the Apple Valley High School Theatre

April 25 at 3:00 pm - Free Senior Citizen Preview (no tickets required)

April 26, 27 and 28 at 7:00 pm

April 29 at 2:00 pm


Adults $7, Sr. Citizens and Students $5

Click here to purchase tickets online now.

The AVHS Box Office will be open for cash ticket sales one hour prior to each performance.

  • Seniors: How would you like to represent the class of 2018 as the graduation speaker?Well, here is your chance.At AVHS seniors have the unique opportunity to apply and be honored as the Senior Speaker at the Graduation ceremonies.To apply, write up a draft of the speech, submit it in Collab to Scott Voss, and then confirm with him that it was received.Submissions are due by 3:00 pm on Tuesday, May 1st.See him in room 132 if you have any questions.
  • Hey AVHS! On Monday (4/16/18), AVHS Student Council will be starting the annual blood drive sign-ups. If you are 17 or older, you may simply sign-up!! You will be donating on Thursday April 26th in Gym D. With a single donation, you can help to save up to 3 lives!!!! In order to donate, you must be a height of at least 5 feet 2 inches. Also, males must weigh at least 115 pounds and females must weigh at least 130 pounds.

In order to sign-up or ask any questions about donating blood, please stop by room 165 after school and talk to Mr. T. Laurent or Mr. K. Laurent. Lastly, 16 year olds are able to donate but must complete the parent consent form before signing up. These forms may be obtained from room 165 starting Monday (4/16/18). Remember, one blood donation can help up to 3 people in our community!

  • If you plan to donate blood at the blood drive, please make sure to eat dinner the night before and eat a nutritious breakfast and lunch on Thursday.Also, keep hydrated.Bring extra snacks, juice or water to carry with you.
  • Prom 2018: A Night Under the Stars

Prom is Saturday, May 5th at International Market Square in Minneapolis.

Tickets are $85 each and will be on sale April 2-April 19 on ParentVue/FeePay. Please pick up a guest form from the main office or attendance if your guest is not an AVHS student. This form must be completed and returned to AVHS by April 23 in order to choose your dining floor for prom.

April 23rd and 25th-27th (not on ACT day, April 24th), students who purchased tickets on FeePay may pick up tickets and favors and sign up for their dining floor during all lunch periods. Please listen for further announcements!

  • From the Senior Party Planning Committee:

We are collecting photos for a slide show at the senior party. Pictures can be uploaded here: Please limit it to no more than 10 pictures.

  • ISD 196 Mountain Bike Team Spring Information Meeting (Fall Sport): Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 6:00 PM in room C250 at Eastview High School. Come check out a brief presentation about the District 196 Mountain Bike Race and Adventure Team. Grades 7-12 are welcome, no experience is necessary and everyone rides. Riders can register for five races in the fall or just participate in the Adventure Club part of the team. Season runs mid-July to October. Check out our website for more info or contact Coach Plantz at .


  • Apple Valley Dance Tryouts:All dancers welcome 9th-12th grade next year.

Tuesday, May 12:45-5:45 pmInfo Meeting & Clinic

Wednesday, May 22:45-5:45 pmClinic

Thursday, May 32:45-5:45 pmClinic

Friday, May 42:45-5:45 pmTryouts

All events located in Gym D

Please wear workout clothes and athletic shoes.








  • Senior Party:

Party Information, how to Purchase Tickets, Information on Senior Posters, Committee Members and Planning Meeting Dates can all be found at:

Next Planning meeting is on Sunday, April 22nd at 7pm at PINZ in Oakdale.Everyone is welcome!

Donations: we also need new boxer shorts. All sizes needed. You can send boxers with your student and drop them in the “boxer box” at school.


  • AVHS COLLECTS the following items to provide more opportunities for all students.

Just place the items in the bins in the main office (across from the mailboxes).


Box Tops for Education – found on General Mills products

Milk Moola Milk caps - found on Kwik Trip milk cartons

Printer Cartridges(No longer collecting!!!!!)

Pop Tops from the can – for the Ronald McDonald house



Main Office: Keys, Jewelry, Watches, Purses, Wallets, Glasses, Cell Phones, Calculators, Etc.

Attendance Office: Coats, Hats, Shoes, Bags, Etc.

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