The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

City Council approves ideas for design for Nature Center building

City Council approves ideas for design for Nature Center building

Deanna Afremov
January 11, 2017
Filed under News

According to Recreation Superintendent Jason West, construction designs for a new Nature Center building are underway. “Currently the City Council has approved for staff to begin preliminary design for the construction of a new Nature Center building. This is just the one of the very first steps t...

Rec Center outdoor ice rink in use

Deanna Afremov
January 11, 2017
Filed under City Entertainment, News

Senior Elliott Christopher said skating on the new outdoor ice rink at the St. Louis Park Recreational Center is enjoyable. “I’ve only been skating on the outdoor rink once but when I went I had a blast,” Christopher said. “It’s the best outdoor ice rink you can find and it felt like I wa...

Contagious tuberculosis case occurred at Park

Contagious tuberculosis case occurred at Park

Raphy Gendler
January 11, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In a phone message to Park families Jan. 11, Superintendent Rob Metz said an individual in the high school had contagious tuberculosis last fall. “The Hennepin County Department of Health has informed us that last fall, an individual at the high school was in the building while contagious with ...

News sources impact viewers

News sources impact viewers

Adah Koivula
January 10, 2017
Filed under News

While scrolling through her Twitter timeline, sophomore Caitlin Arf notices her peers often retweet articles lacking factual accuracy and recognizes the issues this poses. “Especially with politics, (fake news) can spread opinions or ‘facts’ that aren’t fact, and then people will base their act...

Metz announces resignation, future plans

Metz announces resignation, future plans

Maggie Bahnson and Raphy Gendler
January 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

Superintendent Rob Metz announced he will resign, effective June 30. Metz spent 19 years in the district as principal of Aquila Primary Center, high school principal and Superintendent. Metz said he plans to begin working as deputy director of the Building Assets Reducing Risks (BARR) team. “I’m ...

Interim police chief in place

Interim police chief in place

Maggie Bahnson, Ethan Brown, and Mimi Fhima
January 10, 2017
Filed under News

According to City Manager Tom Harmening, after previous St. Louis Park police chief John Luse announced his retirement in August, the city began conducting a search for a new officer. According to Harmening, interim police chief Chad Kraayenbrink will be in place until a new police chief is selected ...

Metz plans to retire from district

Metz plans to retire from district

Raphy Gendler
January 3, 2017
Filed under News

Superintendent Rob Metz will resign from his job as Superintendent following the school year, according to a Jan. 3 press release from district communications director Sara Thompson. “St. Louis Park Public Schools Superintendent Rob Metz has formally submitted his resignation, effective June 30, ...

Grant funds school recycling programs

Grant funds school recycling programs

Yonit Krebs
December 20, 2016
Filed under News

Hennepin County recently awarded the 2016 School Recycling Grant to the St. Louis Park public school district. According to district facility manager Tom Bravo, Hennepin County previously gave the grant to other schools. According to Bravo, after applying last year, Park schools were awarded $22,500...

Second hijab incident allegedly occurs Dec. 16

Ethan Brown
December 17, 2016
Filed under News

After a second incident involving the pulling of a hijab Dec. 16, Principal Scott Meyers said the administration took steps to ensure policy was followed appropriately while handling the investigation. “We were aware of the incident. We interviewed both students and then we met with the families today t...

School to end early Dec. 16

Raphy Gendler and Sam Orloff
December 16, 2016
Filed under News

In a recorded message sent to parents Dec. 16, district communications director Sara Thompson said high school dismissal will occur at 2:55 p.m., 15 minutes earlier than scheduled time. Thompson said the change was enacted to help school busses stay on schedule despite weather forecasts that predict...

Staff editorial positions

December 9, 2016
Filed under News

Editors-in-chief: Maggie Bahnson and Ethan Brown Managing editors: Raphy Gendler, Adah Koivula, Sam Orloff and Jayne Stevenson Copy editors: Alex Balfour, Dani Orloff, Alec Pittman, Atticus Raasch, Isaac Wert and Sophie Yarosh Photo editors: Kailey DeLozier, Makayla Jones-Klausing, Mira Swartz and...

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School
News