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The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Block scheduling consideration worth the time

Block scheduling consideration worth the time

Tobias Khabie April 7, 2022

Far too often I have found my class periods ending with a teacher being interrupted by the bell. In the midst of the chaos of students packing up their materials and heading to the next class, teachers...

Consistency is key

Katie Nelson January 11, 2022

While in previous years, the last days of the semester were scheduled as block days, this year, administration has decided to forgo that plan. Instead, Park will be keeping the normal seven period routine...

Time needed for testing

Lily Nugteren January 11, 2022

In past years, finals days have always had a block schedule in order to extend the amount of time students have to work on exams and projects. Block scheduling consists of all seven periods being split...

Lack of religious holiday acknowledgement is appalling

Lack of religious holiday acknowledgement is appalling

Jacob Khabie December 3, 2021

I missed six out of the first 16 days of my senior year. It was not because I was sick, quarantined or just lazy. It was because of the plethora of Jewish holidays that take place each fall.  On each...

Photo illustration by Gabriel Kaplan. According to Ninth Grade Counselor Barb Nelson, class registration for next fall will take place in Park Connections a few weeks into the second semester.

Class registration to begin shortly

Gabriel Kaplan January 25, 2021

Junior Robert Perelman said he likes the idea of registering for next year’s classes in Park Connections, as Ninth Grade Counselor Barb Nelson said is planned, because it gives purpose to a class that...

Sophomore Maren Wilsey does school work at the Oriole Study Nest Dec. 17. Students can sign up for the Study Nest sessions with their corresponding Grade Level Coordinator on the Student Support Time app.

Asynchronous check-ins eliminated

Tobias Khabie January 24, 2021

As Park approaches the start of second semester, interim Principal Wendy Loberg said a survey was sent to students to see if a change in schedule was necessary.  “We heard loud and clear that the...

Staying productive during shelter-in-place

Staying productive during shelter-in-place

Maddie Schutte April 6, 2020

While being stuck in your house all day and trying to manage distance learning as best you can, it can be challenging to keep your days structured and productive.  Having a schedule is one of the best...

Assistant principal Jessica Busse explains the block schedule and seven-period schedule options to junior McCabe Dvorak and freshman Te’Seanna Tate Feb. 24. Students who participate in the survey will be entered to win gift cards.

Staff Editorial: Permanent block scheduling feels unnecessary

March 4, 2020

As new start and end times come into effect in the 2020-21 year, the Scheduling Task Force has turned its focus on the 2021-22 year. Currently, it is presenting its options for the daily schedule. The...

Assistant principal Jessica Busse and executive assistant to the superintendent Flower Krutina present the new schedule options for the 2021-22 school year during third lunch Feb. 24. Students who vote on which option they’d prefer on Instagram or the survey will be entered to win gift cards.

Schedule options presented to community

Marta Hill, Kaia Myers, and Isabel Kjaer February 27, 2020

With new start and end time being implemented in the 2020-21 school year, executive assistant to the superintendent, Flower Krutina said a task force has formed to look into a new schedule for the high...

Echowan members and juniors Casey Hunter and Rachel Stein bag a customers groceries Jan 19 at Cub Foods for an Echowan fundraiser. Echowan will be taking club photos Feb. 13 in the old gym.

Echowan announces club photo schedule

Ryan Barnett February 12, 2020

Echowan announced Feb. 12 the updated schedule for group photos of the registered clubs at Park. The photos will take place Feb. 13 in the old gym. According to the Echowan Instagram account, the...

Scheduling change necessary

Scheduling change necessary

Tobias Khabie February 6, 2020

According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the district has initiated conversation to change the schedule for the high school. While changes are not guaranteed to happen, the fact that these discussions...

Former School Board chair Mary Tomback suggests alternate schedule options for the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 school years during the school board meeting Jan. 27, 2020 in C350. Tomback and other School Board members recently met to discuss potential options for distance learning as COVID-19 rates rise.

School Board outlines 2020-2021, 2021-2022 schedule

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers February 4, 2020

According to former School Board Chair Nancy Gores, students having Election Day off in 2020 in an effort to preserve safety was possible because of the changing of professional development days. Professional...

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