The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

District prepares for winter storm

District prepares for winter storm

Grace Farley

February 23, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

After the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Twin Cities area, District Communications Director Sara Thompson addressed Park’s closing and dismissal policies.   “St. Louis Park Public Schools will do our best to make a decision about a late start or school closin...

Echo applications available

Echo applications available

February 23, 2017


Filed under News

Applications for 2016-2017 Echo staff are available and due Monday, Feb. 27. They are available in C275 and C363. Contact adviser Lori Keekley at [email protected] for additional information.

Highway 169 construction to continue

Highway 169 construction to continue

Nicole Sanford

February 14, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

  Starting in early 2017, the state of Minnesota began construction on Highway 169 in an attempt to repair damaged lanes and ramps. According David Aeikens, head of communications and engagement for the Minnesota Department of Transportation, the construction on Highway 169 covers approximately si...

Park reacts to changing politics

Park reacts to changing politics

Kirby Goodman

February 13, 2017


Filed under News

When reflecting on the recent political climate, English teacher Julianne Herbert said she feels divisiveness in the school parallels the country as a whole. “I think what’s happened in the classroom is what’s happening all over the country. We are more and more polarized,” Herbert said. “...

Executive order hits home

Executive order hits home

Sam Orloff and Jayne Stevenson

February 11, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

As Freshman Zahra Mohamed thinks about her father’s trip overseas to Djibouti, she and her family worry about his ability to return. “He went back home to see his family and me and my brothers are worried if he can come back or not, so we just don’t know if he’s going to come back,” Moham...

Testing finds no new active or infectious cases

Raphy Gendler and Sam Orloff

February 11, 2017


Filed under News

Superintendent Rob Metz announced in a Feb. 6 statement that  “no new or suspected cases of active or infectious TB were found" after 166 Park students and staff were tested. When sophomore Hope Cassman found out she was being tested for tuberculosis (TB), she said she felt reassured she would recei...

School board begins superintendent search

School board begins superintendent search

Hadeal Rizeq

February 9, 2017


Filed under News

During a school board meeting Jan. 23, Superintendent Rob Metz announced the board hired a contractor, School Exec Connect, to begin the superintendent search process. “(School Exec Connect is) going to come to St. Louis Park, and the first thing to try to find out is what superintendent St. Louis Park ...

Park History Day 2017 competition results

Park History Day 2017 competition results

February 2, 2017


Filed under News, Uncategorized

Below are the results from the 2017 St. Louis Park High School National History Day competition held on Feb. 1 in the media center. Individual Websites: Amanuel Abebe - Muhammad Ali Stands Against the Vietnam War Group Websites: Raphy Gendler, Jared Zirkes and Noah Smith - Curt Flood ...

Students react to lack of parking passes

Students react to lack of parking passes

Sophie Yarosh

February 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Senior Sam Baer said she didn’t believe her friends that parking passes were sold out, so she was surprised when she walked into the Student Office and learned there weren’t any left. Baer said she was upset about not being able to purchase a parking pass, but said she understands she waited t...

Administration extends no-pass policy

Administration extends no-pass policy

Annabella Strathman

January 30, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Administration extended its no-pass policy another week, after its introduction at the beginning of second semester, according to assistant principal Kari Schwietering. Schwietering said the policy idea, which originally was going to last for the first week of the semester, came about from talking t...

County to test 150 students, 16 staff members for tuberculosis

Raphy Gendler and Adah Koivula

January 25, 2017


Filed under News

Update Feb. 6: In a statement today, Superintendent Rob Metz announced testing was successful and "no new or suspected cases of active or infectious TB were found at the school." Metz also said the Hennepin County health department will use its follow-up protocols as a precaution.  Individuals who ...

Second semester brings modified unexcused tardy practice

Adah Koivula and Jayne Stevenson

January 25, 2017


Filed under News

With the start of the new semester, assistant principal Kari Schwietering announced changes in Park's attendance and tardy system. In a Jan. 23 announcement, Schwietering said while previously students received an unexcused tardy for arriving to class up to 10 minutes late without a pass and an unexcu...

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