The Echo

DECA begins competition through examination

DECA begins competition through examination

Gabriel Kaplan, Maria Perez-Barriga, and Yonit Krebs

January 19, 2019


Filed under School clubs and activities

According to sophomore Koby Davis, DECA’s placement at it’s next competition is entirely dependent on the test club members took this week. “It was a 100-question multiple-choice test. You had 60 minutes to complete it,” Davis said. “It had a whole bunch of questions ranging from body lan...

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Park seniors end their last District Vocal Festival

Katie Hardie

November 2, 2018


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According to senior choir member Ayanna Nathan, singing in the District Vocal Festival this Monday, showed her growth as a singer. “It was our final District Vocal Festival, so it was very important to the seniors because this is where we can see our progression in choir,” Nathan said. “I sta...

Parking passes continue to sell

Parking passes continue to sell

Abby Intveld and Sofia Seewald

October 13, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

When senior Danny Hunegs received his license this past week, he was doubtful he’d acquire a pass. “Someone told me they were still selling the passes so I went in to just ask, I didn’t expect there would be any,” Hunegs said. “I went in and they did have them available which I was happy ...

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

Staff Editorial: Discrimination lawsuit needs more attention, student input

October 11, 2018


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Last fall, the district was charged by the Minnesota Department of Human Rights for discrimination against students of color and disabled students for disciplinary action. Suspensions and expulsions of these groups were found to be higher than white and non-disabled students at Park. According to...

District renovations to take place under referendum

District renovations to take place under referendum

Sophie Olmen and Dani Orloff

October 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

According to Superintendent Astein Osei, numerous facility improvements were voted on in the $100.9 million referendum passed last November. “81 percent of the people that voted supported in favor of it, which is pretty tremendous, you know that’s exciting that the community supports our schools at ...

Court of Appeals affirms ruling against the Echo

Dani Orloff

August 22, 2018


Filed under News

The Court of Appeals affirmed the District Court's ruling against the Echo Aug. 13, after a hearing on May 23. The District Court ruled against Echo Oct. 7, 2017, classifying the video footage as nonpublic educational data. Thus, the district's denial to the request for video footage of an alleg...

District wide facility improvements

District wide facility improvements

Marta Hill and Katie Hardie

April 20, 2018


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Superintendent Astein Osei and Facilities Manager Tom Bravo gave a short presentation and answered community questions April 18 at the high school cafeteria. According to SLP Schools, residents had the opportunity to get a first look at the plans for facility improvements which will take place over the next sev...

District remains in session despite snow storm conditions

District remains in session despite snow storm conditions

Amaia Barajas, Abby Intveld, and Dani Orloff

April 16, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

As senior Shoshana Altman drove to school this morning, she said her normal drive became dangerous due to the severe winter weather. “Side streets closer to the school or in my neighborhood were terrible and terrifying. You don’t want to go too slow and get stuck in the snow, but if you go too...

Faculty to receive new laptops

Faculty to receive new laptops

Dani Orloff

February 20, 2018


Filed under News

According to district director of information services Tom Marble, who was interviewed via email, all teachers will be given new 13” Apple Macbook Air laptops in February. “We have a life-cycle for equipment across the district. Teacher laptops were due to be replaced as per this cycle,” Marble...

District prepares for extensive updates

District prepares for extensive updates

Mimi Fhima

November 9, 2017


Filed under News

After 18 out of 19 precincts reported in on election night Nov. 7, District Superintendent Astein Osei said he felt a feeling of immense gratitude toward Park community members. According to the school district, the operating levy was approved for renewal 85-15 percent and the referendum was passed 81-19 percent. The opera...

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