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2019 St. Louis Park city election results announced

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

Gabriel Kaplan, Tobias Khabie, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

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 to vote because we’re very conscious of what’s going on in the world today,” Wahl said. “We...

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Meet the candidates for St. Louis Park School Board

Gabriel Kaplan, Noah Orloff, and Maddie Schutte

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, I was probably on it. I was on the Community Education Advisory Council (CEAC), the Equity...

Spanish teacher inspired by youth to give back to community

Spanish teacher inspired by youth to give back to community

Lilly Strathman

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 diversity on the Bloomington school board will give more students an opportunity to be heard.  ...

School Board passes time changes

School Board passes time changes

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

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 the new times. “We are recommending a change for very good reasons, but we have to delay that...

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Roots and Shoots presents to School Board regarding climate action

Marta Hill, Emma Leff, and Noah Orloff

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 about the reception within the community. “It felt like we were really in a space to start a conversatio...

District hours under review

District hours under review

Noah Orloff and Gabriel Kaplan

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, according to Park superintendent Astein Osei. “Currently, we are in the feedback stage of the proc...

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

School Board, City Council discuss safety measures

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

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 Park we’re still working on that, and the City Council is still deciding what to do but it’s...

Administration to enforce Pledge of Allegiance

Administration to enforce Pledge of Allegiance

Abby Intveld, Dani Orloff, and Emma Yarger

April 17, 2018

Having not stated the Pledge of Allegiance since elementary school, senior Sam Wooden said he was inspired by the opportunity to honor the United States and its flag at school. “We haven’t done the Pledge of Allegiance at all even though it’s in the student handbook,” Wooden said. “I t...

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Nest hosts meeting to expand planning ideas

Marta Hill

March 9, 2018

Thinking about the Nest's future, Nest chair Julia Schmelzer said in order for the Nest to succeed, they need a variety of students involved in planning. “We need to make sure that we have diverse student interest present in shaping what (the Nest) becomes,” Schmelzer said. “In order for (the Nest) to be su...

First round of superintendent interviews announced

Nick Shaughnessy, Beats Editor

May 1, 2013

Following Debra Bowers' announcement of resignation as the St. Louis Park Public Schools Superintendent on Jan. 8 2013, the school board began search for possible replacements. The St. Louis Park school board recently released a list of seven candidates to be interviewed on May 1 and 2. They are as follows.   Dr. Net...

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