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Kiran Alwy competes on Chopped Jr.

7th grader Kiran Alwy cooks curry for dinner Nov. 18. She will be showcasing her cooking skills her dad taught her on Chopped Jr., which started airing Nov. 19

Harris Keekley

December 2, 2019

What did you do to prepare for the competition? “My dad talked to a lot of award-winning chefs and they gave me some tips and then the producers of the show sent a lot of stuff that they wanted (me) to practice and then I just watched Youtube videos.” What are some of your favorite dishes to cook and why...

Park pride Schoology notifications harm community

Students receive Schoology notifications relating to #parkpride: Purpose, Relationships, Inclusiveness, Dependability, and Excellence. Notifications can be sent out multiple times throughout the day.

Colin Canaday

November 2, 2019

Every day, at seemingly inconsistent times, hundreds of Park students receive Schoology notifications designed to recognize their accomplishments in five specific areas: Purpose, Relationships, Inclusiveness, Dependability and Excellence. Although this program was clearly created with good intentions, ...

Apparel business looks to expand to Storiole

Kari Martinez operates the embroidery machine at the Park Prints work space. The company sells hats, blankets, clothing and pet sweaters.

Carissa Prestholdt

April 30, 2019

After winning the Park Prints raffle, teacher Jenny Magdal said she is looking forward to more Park apparel coming to the Storiole. “I love school spirit and wish we would do Park Pride Fridays for everybody in the school,” Magdal said. “If there are more places that make school apparel, then ...

Band teacher named finalist for teacher of the year award

Band teacher Steve Schmitz directs a piece for his students while they practice March 10. Schmitz was recently given the distinction as a finalist for Education Minnesota's Minnesota Teacher of the Year award.

Maria Perez Barriga, Gabriel Kaplan, and Katie Hardie

April 15, 2019

After being nominated for teacher of the year and becoming one of only nine finalists, band teacher Steven Schmitz said he felt enthused about the nomination, but cared most about what his students think. “It’s a great honor to be nominated and to have made it this far, it’s been surreal,” ...

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