The Echo

Principal of five years resigns

Principal of five years resigns

Isabel Kjaer, Marta Hill, and Kaia Myers

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 almost 1,500 students' lives. It is a really important thing and I take it very seriously. I'll miss...

Staff Editorial: SOAR meeting sparks important dialogue

Staff Editorial: SOAR meeting sparks important dialogue

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 SOAR for creating this opportunity for student voices to be heard. Conversations about race are very impo...

New administration procedures prove successful

New administration procedures prove successful

Kaia Myers, Marta Hill, and Isabel Kjaer

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 that we’ve brought in seem to be improving hallway traffic, and (they) seem to be improving bathr...

Social media posts generate controversy

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer

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 6425 News, one post is of a student with a confederate flag on their shoulders, and the second invol...

Some teachers take personal day to attend State tournament

Some teachers take personal day to attend State tournament

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers

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 students who are attending. “A lot of people are wanting to go, and that's great, we fully sup...

Open campus policy leads to controversy

Open campus policy leads to controversy

Isabel Kjaer and Marta Hill

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 just rude. All I want to do is go get my ham and cheese from Jimmy John’s, and (the administr...

New locations for Administration offices

New locations for Administration offices

Tenzin Gyaldatsang

October 4, 2019

According to slpschools.org, changes have been made to the office layout this year. This is a more in-depth view of the construction changes the district has made to the high school. Find out where all the new offices are with this infographic.    ...

Administration introduces new approach to discipline

Administration introduces new approach to discipline

Isabel Kjaer and Marta Hill

October 3, 2019

With the new policies rolling into action, assistant Principal Jessica Busse said Park pride tasks are meant to restore the damage done by students when they perform simple infractions, such as leaving the lunchroom. “Students will be assigned to Park pride tasks to give back to the community whe...

Administration faces uproar from students

Administration faces uproar from students

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers

September 17, 2019

While looking back on the grade level assemblies held during the first week of school, assistant principal Jessica Busse said that despite initial backlash to the policies. She thinks after the transition period there will be more acceptance. “We have had mixed reviews but I am excited about some of the ...

Staff Editorial: Park’s Prom timing error inexcusable

Staff Editorial: Park’s Prom timing error inexcusable

April 16, 2019

How can we call ourselves a “caring, diverse community” — as the district does in its mission statement — if we are an exclusive one? By originally scheduling Prom on Ramadan, the administration isolated Muslim students and failed to act in the best interest of the entire community. Although ...

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Administration reflects on attendance, schedules

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 31, 2019

Looking at her tardies from first semester, sophomore Fadumo Abdi said she believes the attendance policy allows students to decrease absences in the future. “Sometimes I don’t follow the attendance policies,” Abdi said. “I personally have 12 tardies, so I love that there is a way to lower th...

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Locker room approach sparks irritation

Abby Intveld and Dani Orloff

January 7, 2019

According to Principal Scott Meyers, the locker rooms are only available for physical education classes during school. “Students should not be using locker room lockers as their regular locker,” Meyers said. “Really just in that overlap, roughly 10 to 15 minutes in between classes and get...

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