The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

Graphic by Zara Fakier

Teachers union works to improve conditions

Serena Bovee, Staffer June 4, 2024

Every day, there are various moving parts that are put into place to ensure a student's experience is as comfortable and educational as possible. One of these cogs that spins in the background is the teachers...

Photo illustration by Jacob Perszyk

The privilege to pee

Maren Wilsey and Johanna Kaplan May 15, 2023

Recently, Park has seen a number of bathroom closures throughout the school.  Administration clarified that the C3 boys’ bathroom has been closed for maintenance, and they lack staff to monitor women's...

Students taking the bus were greeted with fresh snow Dec. 16. On days like this, students are always waiting for the news of an early release.

The dirt behind the snow

Maya Nieves January 12, 2023

This year Minnesota has gotten an extreme amount of snow. From Jan. 2-5, Minnesota’s storm (Big Mess) came in #24 for the top 24 snowfalls since 1884. There has only been one snow day and few early releases...

Faduma Adeed takes on IB at Park

Faduma Adeed takes on IB at Park

Maren Wilsey November 28, 2022

How has your experience in this position been so far?   Every role comes with its own challenges, but at the same time it has been very, very exciting. I've been learning a lot, connecting with...

Senior Paris Lim walks down the hall after school Nov. 3. Students will be asked to leave the building after 3:30.

Staff Editorial: Enforcement of after school time limit unclear

Tenzin Gyaldatsang December 13, 2021

In its latest edition of the 6425 newsletter, an excerpt was released stating that students must exit the building by 3:30 p.m. if they have not reported to a supervised activity. The Echo Editorial Board...

Firefighters walk to investigate the situation Sept. 30. Student were evacuated and stayed outside during the lunch period to ensure safety within the building.

Park forced to evacuate

Molly Schochet September 30, 2021

Park was evacuated Sept. 30 after fire alarms sounded throughout the building during fifth period. Students and staff remained outside for approximately 20 minutes while the fire department arrived until...

Used with permission from Rob Griffin.

Athletic department receives new coordinator

Maren Wilsey September 29, 2021

What was your position before taking this one?   I was a GLC [Grade Level Coordinator] (at Park) for four or five years. It felt like it was time to try something different. I really enjoy working...

Administration should keep current schedule

Administration should keep current schedule

Tenzin Gyaldatsang January 14, 2021

With a new semester rolling right around the corner, adjustments are being made. Many changes have been made to the system, especially during distance learning and hybrid. Although changes are being made...

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.

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.

Interim principal announced for Park

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer 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...

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.

Search for interim principal continues

Marta Hill 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...

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 students grade point averages and the passing grade is 60%.

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

Marta Hill 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,...

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