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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

MLA teacher Cory Litzow Lorentz assists students in the classroom. She was recently recognized for her work in the district.

MLA teacher awarded Human Rights Award

Nina Miller June 8, 2022

How does it feel to win this award? It feels great, I was surprised. I didn't even see the email. It was one of my colleagues who said to me on the asynchronous day, “You won an award,” and I'm...

New assistant principal Derek Wennerberg assists students while transitioning to the
environment of the highschool and students May 10. Mr Wennerberg has also been teaching at
the middle school since the early 2000s.

New assistant principal brought to the high school

Sergei Bovee June 3, 2022

After many years in the district assistant principal Todd Goggleye left Park to work at Robbinsdale Area Schools leaving new assistant principal Derek Wennerberg to step in.  Wennerberg has 23 years of...

Head coach Ben Horsch leads the team during a game against Edina Dec. 2. This is Horschs first year as the Park boys hockey team head coach.

New boys’ hockey head coach

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 16, 2021

After taking over the Orioles boys’ hockey program, new head coach Ben Horsch said he wants the team to be able to compete at the varsity level and understand what it takes to excel. “We have a...

Kaelyn Dagon wipes down cafeteria tables Nov. 15. Dagon is the newest Achievement Support Coordinator at Park.

New achievement support coordinator pursues place in education

Aisha Hersi November 20, 2021

Why did you decide to come to Park?  I decided to come to Park because I love working with students. Ultimately, my goal was to go into administration, and while I’m going back to school to accomplish...

Katie Boerboom works on ninth grade environmental science notes, Sept. 16. Boerboom has began teaching environmental science and will move on to biology.

Student-teacher plans to gain teaching experience

Aisha Hersi September 19, 2021

Why did you decide to do your teaching at Park?  I actually didn’t have any choice in it; they had to place me outside of my normal school district. I’m from Marshall, MN which is a rural town...

LaNisha Paddock selected to become the next principal for Park. According to Paddock, she is looking forward to building relationships with the community.

Incoming principal emerges in midst of a pandemic

Aisha Hersi May 6, 2021

Spending many years in the education field herself, incoming principal for the 2021-2022 school year LaNisha Paddock said she is willing to become a new voice for the community.  “One thing that...

Used with permission from Todd Goggleye.

Vice principal shares challenges of pandemic

Crystal Diaz April 16, 2021

How do you feel about going 100 percent? I feel confident. We had procedures in place when we were at 25 percent and then we went to 50 percent, and now we are at 100 percent. We still have roughly...

Junior Renee McSherry poses during rehearsal for the spring musical March 12. The cast was practicing the dance for the song “Delivery.”

Fifth grade band teacher serves as pit director

Gabriel Kaplan March 24, 2021

Emilie Bertram, Park’s new pit orchestra director, said she looks forward to working with a variety of music genres as she helps organize plays in the future. “I'm excited to experience musicals...

Used with permission from Hanna Anderson.

Spanish teacher brings new voices into curriculum

Jacob Khabie December 23, 2020

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson said when she heard the International Baccalaureate Spanish curriculum was changing, she knew she had to take advantage of the opportunity. “I've been meaning to change...

Used with permission from Arika Mareck.

English teacher returns to Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 18, 2020

After four years at another school, English teacher Arika Mareck has returned to Park where she previously worked for 10 years. From 2006-2016, Mareck taught freshman and sophomores as well as being an...

Isabel Nathan

Art teacher adjusts to distance pottery classes

Isabel Nathan November 2, 2020

Art teacher Angela Jacobs said she faced a difficult challenge as the 2020-2021 school year began when she had to figure out how to teach pottery, one of the most hands-on classes, in a distance learning...

Biology teacher takes leave of absence

Biology teacher takes leave of absence

Sophia Curran-Moore October 31, 2020

Biology teacher Kristen Moravetz said goodbye to her biology students and started her leave of absence Oct. 23. She taught at Park for almost 10 years and she plans on returning next year. Moravetz said...

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