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School board approves return to in-person learning

Superintendent Astein Osei proposed a plan to begin the transition to hybrid learning at 25% capacity. The plan was approved unanimously by the School Board.
Park to move to hybrid model
October 14, 2020

In an Oct. 12 meeting, the St. Louis Park School Board approved Superintendent Astein Osei’s plan to begin the transition to hybrid school for Park. The plan, which includes a starting capacity of 25%,...

Concerns for Oct. 5 return to school arise

Photo illustration by Talia Lissauer. Park is taking precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as wearing face masks, following social distancing guidelines and the use of dividers in the classroom. Park is planning to transition to a hybrid model Oct. 5.
School board will meet to discuss hybrid plans
September 26, 2020

As Oct. 5, the scheduled return to hybrid for grades 3-12 quickly approaches, Superintendent Astein Osei said he plans to share the concerns he has received from both teachers and families at the upcoming...

Adjusted schedules should mean adjusted grades

Having a traditional grading system is unrealistic during distance learning
September 2, 2020

As teachers and students prepare to start the 2020-21 school year with distance learning, the recent decision by the school board to keep traditional grading is unreasonable considering nothing else will...

Park joins #BeTheLightMN project

Due to COVID-19 closures, Park's stadium is empty. In support of senior athletes, the stadium's light will be on for 315 seconds on at 8:20 p.m. April 22.
Stadium lights to turn on for senior student-athletes
April 21, 2020

In support of senior student-athletes, Park will be participating in the #BeTheLightMN campaign, according to 6425 News. “In a show of support to the student-athletes who haven't been able to participate...

2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

St. Louis Park resident heads into the Fieldhouse in order to cast her vote in the election Nov. 6. Voting was held in the high school, as well as other locations around the city.
City Council, School Board to see new members
November 10, 2019

Below are the results to the St. Louis Park 2019 mayor, City Council and School Board elections Nov. 5. Polls were open until 8 p.m. with results to follow the next morning Nov. 6.

The 2019 city election unraveled

The 2019 city election unraveled
November 4, 2019

Senior Isaac Wahl, who plans on voting in the upcoming election, said he believes it is essential for young people to vote in order to make their voices known. “It’s important for high schoolers...

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Art by Maggie Klaers
November 3, 2019

Jim Beneke Why did you decide to run? I am one of two incumbents running again. I ran for the first time four years ago (because) I had been active in a lot of school committees. You name the committee,...

Spanish teacher inspired by youth to give back to community

Spanish teacher Nelly Korman assists freshman Solin Mendes-Duffy with an assignment Oct. 24. Korman is running for Bloomington school board for the 2019 election.
Korman runs for Bloomington School Board again
October 29, 2019

When teaching one day, spanish teacher Nelly Korman had a revelation and realized she wanted to give back to students by running for Bloomington school board.  Sophomore Sophia Romero believes having...

School Board passes time changes

Parent Sarah Mutchler speaks at the School Board meeting March 25 during open forum. Mutchler said before a final vote, the questions from the community should be answered.
New times to go into effect during 2020-2021 school year
April 22, 2019

To give families time to prepare for the time changes, School Board vice chair Mary Tomback said at the School Board meeting April 8 the school district will wait an additional year before implementing...

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Senior Roots and Shoots member Rachel Mattson speaks in front of the School Board March 25. According to Mattson, people were respectful in response to the presentation.
Building renovations to improve energy usage across district
March 31, 2019

After Roots and Shoots presented to the School Board regarding the school district’s involvement with the Climate Action Plan, senior Katie Christiansen, who is the club's leader, said she felt optimistic...

District hours under review

A St. Louis Park parent asks a question regarding the time change for schools in the St. Louis Park School District during an informational meeting Feb. 21. According to superintendent Astein Osei, the school board will likely make the final decision in March.
Four proposed options to determine school start, end times
February 26, 2019

The St. Louis Park School Board is actively working on gathering community input on potentially changing start and end times throughout the district in order to address issues with sleep and transportation,...

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

City Council member Anne Mavity contributes her thoughts in the City Council discussion concerning gun violence and race on Oct. 29.
ACT SLP furthers gun reform conversations
November 12, 2018

As sophomore Achieving Change Together president Gabriel Kaplan continues to promote gun violence prevention measures in the St. Louis Park community, he said it is a challenging task. “In St. Louis...

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