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Benilde-St. Margaret’s moves to online instruction

Benilde-St. Margaret's, a Catholic school less than two miles from Park, announced March 13 its students will be having online school until April 3. The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen to 14 in Minnesota.

Marta Hill

March 13, 2020

As the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases rises to 14 in Minnesota March 13, Benilde-St. Margaret’s, a private Catholic school located less than two miles from Park, announced it will be moving to online instruction through April 3.   President Adam Ehrmantraut, senior high Principal Susan Ski...

Collaboration leads to success

Special Education student attends gym class as part of the Special Ed curriculum. Special Ed students go to various classes throughout the day.

Tennam Gyaldatsang

January 22, 2020

According to advisor Taylor Williams, the Special Education Department has been studying for finals.  “In history, we are doing a World War 1 unit, in chemistry, we are doing an atoms unit,” Williams said. “In both classes, we are just preparing for our finals.” Senior Ryan Erickson said ...

Strong community within a classroom driven by success

NTA helps students succeed in school by building a strong community. It prepares students get ready for the next chapter of their lives.

Tennam Gyaldatsang and Neb Bekele

December 20, 2019

According to the leader of Non-Traditional Academy Chris Weaver, students who wouldn’t have exceeded to their full potential in a normal classroom setting seem to be doing well and are on track to graduate. “It's good to know that a small percentage of kids who probably would not have graduated ca...

SOAR initiates discussion

Sophmore Kendrick Ross Jr.  reflects on his experiences with race and identity while his peers listen intently at the Students Organized for Anti-Racism event Nov. 25. Senior Amaya Foku leads the conversation throughout the meeting.

Maria Perez Barriga and Gabriel Kaplan

November 27, 2019

As freshman Sharon Lunasilva reflects upon the in-school Students Organized for Anti-Racism event, she said she hasn’t always felt comfortable discussing race in school, but the event gave her the opportunity to talk about her experiences. “As a mixed person, race is something that I’m really passio...

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Unconventional learning makes life long impact

Izzy Kanne

April 24, 2019

When it comes to race, there is a difference between learning and understanding. Most people know only what they have learned in school about the history of race in the United States. A trip through the south allowed me to understand this history and the impact it still has on our society. Over sp...

Several upperclassmen return from Israel

Alexander Muss High School in Israel teacher Lisa Biton tell students a story on Mount Gilboa Dec. 4. Park students returned from Israel Jan. 22.

Gabriel Kaplan

February 10, 2019

After attending the two-month long Alexander Muss High School program in Israel, junior David Khabie said the students often traveled to historical sites across Israel, learning as they went. “We went on trips to the Dead Sea and the Kotel — the Western Wall — and Masada. We went to all thes...

SHEC brainstorms topics to discuss

SHEC president Erica Dudley writes down ideas for the upcoming year Nov. 8. The topics brainstormed for future meetings included consent and contraception.

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Noah Orloff

November 17, 2018

According to senior Cailey Hansen-Mahoney, the first Sexual Health Education Club meeting went well overall. “(The) turnout could have been a little better, but it’s a really busy time of the year and it was our first meeting,” Hansen-Mahoney said. According to Sexual Health Education Club (SHE...

Student teacher aids Allison Luskey

Jenna Wollitz assists health teacher Allison Luskey. She is a master's student at Augsburg University.

Gabriel Kaplan

November 1, 2018

Graduate student Jenna Wollitz said she is enjoying her work at Park as she spends time back in high school in pursuit of her master’s degree. “I am a masters student at Augsburg University, and I am going for my masters in education with an emphasis on health education,” Wollitz said. “Be...

Kevin King works with Park sports captains

Kevin King works with Park sports captains

Tjessa Arradondo

May 29, 2018

Purpose, group involvement and leadership are some of the behavioral principles the development coach for Park’s athletics department Kevin King said he teaches his student captains. “In addition to our classroom meetings, I try to meet with the captains one-on-one, and I attend practices and...

Opioid education should be thoroughly addressed at Park

Opioid education should be thoroughly addressed at Park

Izzy Leviton

December 21, 2017

The opioid crisis, which President Trump officially named a public health emergency Oct. 26, according to the New York Times, needs to be talked about and students must have the opportunity to learn about these drugs. According to the FDA, opioids are strong painkillers that when prescribed and used correctl...

Sophomore attends freshman year at performing arts school

Sophomore Greta Nackerud

D'aviyan Robinson, writer

April 27, 2017

After years of longing to enroll in a school of arts, sophomore Greta Nackerud said she attended the Main Street School of Performing Arts her freshman year of high school. “I really wanted to go to an arts school ever since I was little because I have a lot of friends who went to Fair,” Nack...

Athletic department hosts Spring Athletic Education Night

St. Louis Park High School athletes in on a keynote speaker who talked about game day nutrition. The Spring Athletic Education Night offered information on NCAA, athletes mental health and game day nutrition.

Amaia Barajas and Alexis Machoka

April 26, 2017

As the spring season continues, athletic director Andy Ewald said students and families need more information about sports at the high school and beyond. “Part of what (the athletic department wants) to do is provide education and resources,” Ewald said. According to Ewald, the athletic de...

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