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Point-counter-point: Letter grades for distance learning

Point-counter-point: Letter grades for distance learning
September 2, 2020

Park plans to use standard letter-grades during the start of the year, including for distance-learning.

Interim principal announced for Park

In a statement May 19, Superintendent Astein Osei announced Wendy Loberg as the interim Principal for the 2020-2021 school year. Loberg is set to being in the position in July.
Wendy Loberg to serve for 2020-2021 school year 
May 19, 2020

In a statement posted by St. Louis Park Public Schools, Superintendent Astein Osei announced Wendy Loberg will fill the vacancy left by Principal Scott Meyers beginning in July.  “In her past leadership...

Search for interim principal continues

Principal Scott Meyers speaks at the Graduation ceremony for the class of 2019 June 6. Meyers announced his resignation effective June 30 and St. Louis Park Public Schools is currently searching for an interim principal.
Stakeholder input, survey results inform decision
May 14, 2020

Less than two months before Principal Meyers’ resignation is set to go into effect, Superintendent Astein Osei decided not to hire any of the candidates that were previously considered. In 6425 News...

Hold students harmless: Park moves to pass-no credit system

Art by Sophie Livingston. Park moved to a pass-no credit grading system for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year May 1. According to Principal Scott Meyers, percentages this semester will not affect student's grade point averages and the passing grade is 60%.
Decision made to prioritize health, well-being
May 8, 2020

With schools closed across the state for the rest of the school year, Superintendent Astein Osei said Park decided to move to a pass-no credit grading system. “At this point in time in our country,...

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement

Administration requesting virtual feedback shows acknowledgement
Google Hangouts meetings provide opportunity for student, parent opinions
May 1, 2020

As a result of Gov. Tim Walz announcing that schools will remain closed for the remainder of the school year, the question of if Graduation will be held on its original date of June 2 came into play. Not...

Staff Editorial: Park must keep students informed of COVID-19 

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. A doorknob is sanitized by a disinfecting wipe. The district has cancelled all after-school events and field trips in response to COVID-19.
March 14, 2020

As the COVID-19 virus continues to spread around the United States, schools are taking action to combat the pandemic. According to the Star Tribune, there have been 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Minnesota,...

Principal of five years resigns

Principal Scott Meyers speaks during the Graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 June 6. Meyers is resigning June 30.
Decision made to prioritize health, family
February 16, 2020

Though the decision to resign was hard to make, Principal Scott Meyers said it was ultimately made easier because of the potential positive effects on his life.  “I'm going to miss being a part of...

Staff Editorial: SOAR meeting sparks important dialogue

Senior Victoria Caraball makes an announcement during the SOAR meeting Nov. 25. Students discusses what impact race has in their life.
Race conversations vital to have between students, administration
December 5, 2019

The St. Louis Park community places significant value on diversity and student voices. This culminated in the meeting of Students Organized Against Racism (SOAR) Nov. 19. The Echo Editorial Board applauds...

New administration procedures prove successful

The A3 girls' bathroom is one of the bathrooms available for student use in the building. The 2019-2020 school year updated bathroom practice restricts students from using the bathroom to only during passing time.
Practices still generate controversy for some
December 4, 2019

As Principal Scott Meyers reflected on the new attendance practices the administration put into place for the 2019-2020 school year, he said he’s seen positive results.  “Some of the practices...

Social media posts generate controversy

Administration responds to student, community concern
November 10, 2019

In a special edition of 6425 News Nov. 8, Principal Scott Meyers addressed concerns from parents, guardians, students and staff about two social media posts. According to Meyers in a special edition of...

Some teachers take personal day to attend State tournament

Teachers Bobby Otto and Chad Austad cheer on the Park volleyball team during its first state match. Otto led cheers throughout the match to promote Park pride.
Park classes to remain in session
November 7, 2019

As the Park varsity volleyball team prepares to play in the State tournament Nov. 7, assistant Principal Jessica Busse said the number of teachers who can go to the game is determined by the number of...

Open campus policy leads to controversy

Seniors Hibo Salah and Zamzam Abdullahi walk back from McDonald's during 3rd lunch. The open campus policy for the 2020-21 school year will be updated to no longer allow seniors to leave campus.
Safety, construction results in closed campus for 2020-21 going forward
November 6, 2019

After acknowledging that past seniors have been given more freedom, junior Evie Gutzke said seniors next year should be given the equal opportunity of having an open campus.  “I think it is honestly...

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