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District implements free meal program

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. In order to stop the spread of COVID-19, officials recommend washing hands for 20 seconds and practicing social distancing, according to the CDC. In an effort to help students eligible for free and reduced lunch, St. Louis Park Public Schools has implemented a free meal program.

Ryan Barnett

March 22, 2020

Due to school closures, St. Louis Park Public Schools will begin to deliver daily meals to students who rely on free and reduced lunch starting March 23. The meals, delivered by buses to 13 locations, will consist of bag lunches for students and their families, and bag breakfast for the morning after. ...

$4 bet participant drops out

Sophomore Danny Shope tosses a frisbee to sophomore Joe Mcgurgan Dec. 12. Sophomore Luke Walsh dropped out of the bet leaving Shope, Mcgurgan and sophomore Blake Knudson left in the bet.

Sofie Geretz

February 9, 2020

Sophomore Luke Walsh said he dropped out of the $4 bet due to lunch changes and his friends’ payment for his departure. “After the start of second semester the four of us had different lunches and none of the others were in my lunch. I had some friends in my lunch that I convinced to go outside ...

Administration introduces new approach to discipline

GLC DJ Singer patrols outside of the high school building during 3rd lunch Sept. 27. As of the 2020-2021 school year, it is likely seniors will no longer have an  open campus during lunch.

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 reflects on attendance, schedules

Switching it up: Sophomores Lily Metzler and Kate Gage laugh after receiving their
lunches. Next semester there will be a schedule change in which “students will see which lunch they have on their schedule, which doesn’t really change anything except it’ll be on the (physical) schedule,” Busse said.

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...

New policy locks lunchroom doors

Lunch doors locked after school

Emma Yarger

October 27, 2017

Wanting a calm space to study, junior Anthony David said he was irritated to find the lunchroom doors locked after school. According to David, the lunchroom provides a safe, quiet area for students to hang out if they are not in afterschool activities. “It’s kind of annoying (that the lunchr...

Committee promotes nutrition

Sophomore Riley Dvorak creates a salad at the salad bar in the lunch line.

Katie Orton

October 26, 2015

When nutrition department secretary Abby Rowan heard about scratch cooking, she wasn’t sure it was something that would fit at Park. However, after watching nearby districts make the switch, she believes it could prove beneficial. “In terms of supporting scratch cooking, that’s something that we w...

Meet the Makers

Cristi Beightol works at the checkout line during lunch Sept. 17. along with all the other nutritional services staff, Beightol said she enjoys the daily interaction with students in the cafeteria.

Jonah Kupritz

October 9, 2015

Nutritional services staff share about their jobs, themselves

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