The Echo

School Board passes time changes

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff
April 22, 2019

To give families time to prepare for the time changes, School Board vice chair Mary Tomback said at the School Board meeting April 8 the school district will wait an additional year before implementing the new times. “We are recommending a change for very good reasons, but we have to delay that change. I'm disappointed that we have to do that, but I really do believe that in the interest of after-school childcare, elementary activities, middle school activities and athletics, it is the right thing to do,” Tomback said. “We want to do it in the best way and the most robust way possible and that unfortunately just takes time.” School Board chair Nancy Gores said although she believes the district could adjust to the new times sooner, she recognizes the need for further discussion...

Continue Reading
Evening show cancellation frustrates

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff
April 18, 2019

As senior multicultural show host Sabnyyah Bilal fought to maintain the scheduled evening performance, she said she felt disrespected having to constantly stand up for her beliefs. “We weren’t consulted about anything that was happening with Prom and we didn’t know about how Prom was during our holiday, our religious holiday, and then they ended up canceling the show. We shouldn’t have to be fighting for our religion and our culture two times in one month, the same week,” Bilal said. According to Principal Scott Meyers, the evening show was canceled be it might have jeopardized student safety. “As a building principal, if there is something that’s perceived to compromise students’ safety, it’s my job to make sure that we don’t take a chance on that....

Continue Reading
Locker room renovation generates complication

Carly Joseph
April 16, 2019

When junior Tjessa Arradondo signed up for synchronized swimming this season, she said she was not aware the locker room would be unavailable. “There was a part of the locker room that was all for synchro that we would decorate, and now the feel of the synchro locker room is gone,” Arradondo said. According to Arradondo, the synchronized swimming team is facing the toll of alternating practices at Park Spanish Immersion (PSI) and the middle school. “We can’t really walk in the hallways when we’re wet and in our suits, so we need to coordinate going between the PSI and middle school pools. We have a morning practice at PSI, and then go to school. Sometimes we need to add to practice time because of going to other pools,” Arradondo said. This renovation is affecting...

Continue Reading
Bowl-a-thon fundraises for nonprofit

Marta Hill
April 16, 2019

Junior Brandon Wetterlin said it is rewarding and enjoyable to volunteer at various  charity events, including his most recent volunteering position at the Reach for Resources Bowl-a-thon. “I love volunteering in general, especially with friends because then it is like hanging out with just a little bit of work involved,” Wetterlin said. “At (the Bowl-a-thon) I was a lane attendant. So I helped anyone who needed help with bowling or getting balls. I cheer them on and notify people if they won a prize.” According to Emily Orr, Director of Adaptive Recreation and Inclusion at Reach for Resources, the purpose of the Bowl-a-thon April 13 at Park Tavern was to fundraise for Reach for Resources’ future events and to generate community involvement. “It is a fundraising event,...

Continue Reading
Multicultural show energizes audience

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff
April 15, 2019

As junior Zahra Mohamud reflects on this year's multicultural show's performance, she said she was proud of the initiative students took to create the performance this year.   “I was a part of the show freshman year but the thing was it was never student-led. It was always a teacher who took the responsibility. When we noticed that no teachers really wanted to do it and we thought we might not have one this year, we just took things into our own hands,” Mohamud said. “We've been planning this for months since like January and it took us forever.” Grade Level Coordinator and show adviser Donielle Singer said he took pride in the student performances, which he said he believed were off the hook. “I knew it was great to begin with because I've seen them practice over the...

Continue Reading
ACE presents at University of Minnesota

Yonit Krebs
April 12, 2019

While Park did not place at the ACE competition at the University of Minnesota, for junior Zoe Younger the event was still a success. According to Younger, she received a scholarship at the event along with another Park ACE member. “(The ACE organization) chooses who they thought had the best essays and contributed the most to their group,” Younger said. “If you want to use the scholarship you have to be in architecture, construction or engineering. Otherwise, I don't think you can use it.” According to ACE adviser Al Wachutka, the club presented its plans to a panel of three judges who work in the industry of architecture, construction or engineering March 27 at the University of Minnesota. “We’re all given the same location — outdoor playscape is the topic. Everyone...

Continue Reading
View All
Recent Sports Scores
  • Friday, December 28

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 62 - Champlin park 51

  • Thursday, December 27

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 54 - Simley 68

  • Friday, December 21

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 66 - Minnetonka 54

  • Tuesday, December 18

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 73 - Fridley 38

  • Friday, December 14

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 45 - Minnehaha Academy 70

  • Friday, December 14

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 56 - Minnehaha Academy 39

  • Tuesday, December 11

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 53 - Hopkins 84

  • Tuesday, December 11

    Girls Varsity Hockey

    St. Louis Park 3 - Minneapolis 1

  • Tuesday, December 11

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 68 - Robbinsdale Armstrong 71

  • Saturday, December 8

    Girls Varsity Hockey

    St. Louis Park 1 - Dodge County 4

  • Saturday, December 8

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 62 - Henry Sibley 49

  • Friday, December 7

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 56 - Park Center 74

  • Thursday, December 6

    Girls Varsity Hockey

    St. Louis Park 4 - New Prague 3

  • Thursday, December 6

    Boys Varsity Hockey

    St. Louis Park 1 - Minnetonka 8

  • Tuesday, December 4

    Boys Varsity Hockey

    St. Louis Park 7 - Osseo 3

  • Tuesday, December 4

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 72 - Park Center 85

  • Saturday, December 1

    Girls Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 90 - Tartan 71

  • Friday, November 30

    Boys Varsity Basketball

    St. Louis Park 57 - Burnsville 55

  • Friday, November 30

    Girls Varsity Hockey

    St. Louis Park 6 - Duluth 7

  • Thursday, November 29

    Boys Varsity Hockey

    St. Louis Park 3 - St. Paul Academy 2

Email Updates

Enter your email address below to receive our daily email updates.

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