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Culturally relevant literacy coach Mrs. Wegleitner holds a meeting in her office with two Non Traditional Academy teachers Oct. 17. They discuss the importance of their roles as teachers.

Park introduces culturally relevant literacy coaches

Madeline Anklam October 24, 2023

This year, Park has introduced culturally relevant literacy coaches to help out in the school. In previous years, equity coaches had been working at the school to create a more equitable environment for...

Paxon Myers sprints to the finish during the cross country meet at Gale Woods farm on Oct. 4th. Myers finished first for the Orioles and 37th overall in the race.

Cross country competes in Victoria Lions Invitational

Jacob Perszyk and Scott Schmidt October 16, 2022

Boys’ cross country placed 12th out of 16 teams  at Gale Woods farm on gloomy day Oct.4 . Sophomore Will Carpenter said the team takes it easy after races. “Strength training and just preparing...

Junior Denly Lindeman stretches out alongside senior Henry Nelson and eight-grader Truman Nelson. The Nike Cross Regionals will be taking place Nov. 14 at Yankton Trail Park in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Cross-country runners prepare for regional race

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Sam Listiak November 10, 2021

In preparation for the Nike Cross Regionals (NXR), a nationwide invitational cross country meet, junior cross country captain Denly Lindeman said runners have continued to practice consistently.  “It's...

Freshman Caleb Teichman pushes past his limits in the boys JV 5,000 meter race. His team finished in 12th place.

Park steps it up

Sophia Curran-Moore October 5, 2021

As the runners lined up to start the race, junior cross country captain Auden Whitlow said she had high hopes for her team. “I hope that they’re all able to have the race that they want to, because...

Senior Lauryn Hill talks to interim principal Wendy Loberg during third lunch April 26. Loberg made herself available to talk to students during lunch.

SOAR holds open mic forum

Andrea Melear and Talia Lissauer April 27, 2021

Seeing an opportunity to amplify the voices of students of color, and to normalize conversations about race in school, sophomore Stayci Spates attended the open mic forum during Park Connections and lunch...

People gather at George Floyd square paying respects and celebrating after former police officer Derek Chauvin verdict. Chauvin was found guilty for the murder of George Floyd and was convicted on all three charges brought against him.

Verdict brings relief, hope

Andrea Melear and Jacob Khabie April 22, 2021

Sitting on the bus on her way home from school, sophomore Saynab Mohamed didn’t know what to expect as she listened to the verdict of Derek Chauvin being announced. Mohamed said she didn’t have her...

Gifted and Talented for all is crucial

Gifted and Talented for all is crucial

Danny Shope March 22, 2021

St. Louis Park Public Schools District leaders have announced a big change in the Gifted and Talented programs at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Instead of selecting a small group...

Protesters hold up a justice for George sign at a protest June 4. Former police officer Derek Chauvin is being charged for the murder of St. Louis Park resident George Floyd.

Derek Chauvin trial begins

Jacob Khabie March 9, 2021

Attempting to put her emotions aside in fear of being let down later on, senior Grace Kanyinku prepares herself for the trial of Derek Chauvin. “Until I see the result of (the trial), I don’t really...

Used with permission from Steve Schmitz

Band teacher works on expanding perspectives

Danny Shope February 19, 2021

To get students to think critically about race, gender and sexuality this year in class, band teacher Steve Schmitz has been setting aside class time every month to talk about underrepresented musicians. “A...

Used with permission from Hanna Anderson.

Spanish teacher brings new voices into curriculum

Jacob Khabie December 23, 2020

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson said when she heard the International Baccalaureate Spanish curriculum was changing, she knew she had to take advantage of the opportunity. “I've been meaning to change...

Used with permission from Alex Polk.

Chemistry teacher creates comfort in discomfort

Nora Hall November 10, 2020

Chemistry teacher Alex Polk has spent the last five years at Park making students feel safer by talking about heavy topics. Polk said although he has seen improvement at Park, he still thinks Park could...

Junior Amal Abdi talks with fellow SOAR members Dec. 2, 2019. SOAR recently held a meeting with Mayor Jake Spano discussing racism in the community.

SOAR holds meeting with Mayor Jake Spano

Jordyn Deschamps October 17, 2020

Junior and Students Organized Against Racism member Anna Overall said the club is working to begin a conversation regarding race and ethnicity. “Our intent is to kind of get the conversation going...

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