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

Construction has recently taken over the St. Louis Park High school. Park is getting rid of books for renovation.

Construction will begin soon at Park

Roberto Alvarez May 28, 2023

Park has started the process of construction on classrooms and certain parts of the school, including the cafeteria and the Media Center.  This summer, a number of classrooms will be seeing remodels...

The track team warms up April 13. The team is unable to host meets this season.

Torn up track hurts team

Anya Panday and Alicia Mainjeni April 13, 2023

In recent years, Park’s track team has struggled with having an outdated track. Due to the age of the track, the quality has reduced to the point where the team can no longer hold home meets. However,...

Kitchen Staff prepares school lunch Dec. 6. Planned kitchen renovations were canceled due to lack of funds.

Kitchen renovations postponed

Liam Woodward, Jacob Khabie, and Danny Shope December 6, 2021

Due to massive price increases because of COVID-19 Park has had to cancel its planned kitchen renovations. Building manager James Langevin said kitchen renovations are on the high priority list but...

The construction of the middle school Performing Arts Center nears completion as it was part of the 2017 $100.9 million referendum. The district’s increasing material across all of its remaining projects has forced district administrators to search for solutions.

Construction costs soar due to pandemic

Sam Swisher April 23, 2021

After spending the better part of a year responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, District Facilities Manager Tom Bravo said the increased costs of materials were inevitable while the district is in the middle...

Freshmen Ryan Dusaire and Henry Bendickson work on their design for a gastronomic center at the ACE meeting Feb. 13. Students worked with mentors in the construction industry to plan and execute a design and schedule for the building of a gastronomic center.

ACE prepares for competition

Ruthie Posada and Molly Schochet February 17, 2020

Since the start of the school year, Architecture Construction and Engineering students have been designing a gastronomic center, according to adviser Al Wachutka.  “It’s called a gastronomic center,...

Freshman Isaac Cantor speaks with senior Ethan Meisler during the ACE meeting Jan. 30. ACE will present at the University of Minnesota March 5.

ACE prepares for March presentation

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff February 3, 2020

After only a few months in Architecture Construction and Engineering, freshman Isaac Cantor said the club allows him to feel as if he is a part of the group because they allocate parts of their work to...

A visitor stops at the student office in the main entrance of the high school Nov. 13. This new office is located by the circle hallway at the end of the lunchroom in the high school.

Changes to allow for construction of new classrooms

Maria Perez Barriga November 16, 2019

The former student offices are now being used as a space for the Special Education Department and Grade Level Coordinators, according to assistant Principal Jessica Busse. “The old student office...

Sophomore Ava Jacobson prepares to serve the ball at her match against Holy Angels Sept. 23. Parks tennis courts were renovated over the summer of 2019.

Tennis courts renovated, remodeled

Tenzin Gyaldatsang October 11, 2019

After playing on the new tennis courts, senior captain Racquel Fhima said she has had a better playing experience.  “(The new courts are) really nice to play on (and) are so much better than the...

Construction workers finish putting in a wall at the north entrance Aug. 26. According to Thomas Bravo, construction has progressed through the summer and will continue on the fitness center throughout the school year.

Construction continues

Maggie Klaers September 6, 2019

According to school district facility manager Thomas Bravo, most construction projects happening in the school during the summer were related to athletics. “We have gutted out all of the locker rooms...

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