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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

The Echo

Sophomores eat lunch together without facing a mask mandate barrier March 17. Many students still choose to wear masks although it is not mandatory.

Revision mask of mandate causes mixed reactions

April 7, 2022

On March 10th, 2022, the School Board made the executive decision to make masks optional. In regards to this decision, the Echo Editorial Board believes this was an informed decision that should be followed...

Junior Stefano Giovannelli walks down the stairs maskless March 10. On March 9, the School Board accepted a revision to policy 808, causing masking at schools to be optional.

Maskless made effective immediately

Elena Ortiz Fishman March 8, 2022

During a presentation to the School Board March 8, superintendent Astein Osei announced a shift to optional masking.  In this proposal, the mandate will no longer be universally required. Policy 808...

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.

Distance learning looms as cases rise

Elena Ortiz-Fishman January 14, 2022

Due to the drastic increase in student and staff absences following winter break, Superintendent Astein Osei said distance learning has become a potential option. Although, for now Osei said the next steps...

Signs direct voters to wear masks at Westwood Church Nov 2. Voters cast their ballots in school board and City Council races.

City Election Results

Oliver Smith November 5, 2021

The city of St. Louis Park held local elections Nov. 2. The races for Wards 1, 2 and 4 seats were uncontested, and Sue Budd got 43 percent of votes for Ward 3. However, since Budd didn’t reach 50 percent...

Freshmen Graham Sullivan and Charlie Odens wait for math class to begin during freshman orientation Oct. 21. Park will return to a hybrid learning model Feb. 22.

District prepares for hybrid learning

Tobias Khabie and Maddie Schutte January 29, 2021

Park will get a second shot to start to return to normalcy after the School Board approved a plan for students to return to hybrid learning. According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the focus this time...

Math teacher Chad Austad talks with students during hybrid learning Oct. 27. Park returned to distance learning Nov. 16.

Hybrid learning in consideration

Andrea Melear January 17, 2021

For many, senior year is one of the most memorable parts of someone’s high school experience and senior Lily Metzler said being in-person is invaluable especially for seniors who have suffered the loss...

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.

School board approves return to in-person learning

Molly Schochet 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%,...

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.

Concerns for Oct. 5 return to school arise

Talia Lissauer and Maddie Schutte 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

Tobias Khabie 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...

Due to COVID-19 closures, Parks stadium is empty. In support of senior athletes, the stadiums light will be on for 315 seconds on at 8:20 p.m. April 22.

Park joins #BeTheLightMN project

Isabel Kjaer 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...

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.

2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

Emily Ziessman 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

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...

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