The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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

In their science classroom, freshmen Kaylee Rice and Isaiah Brown hold Farkie the lizard April 8. Aside from being featured on his own Instagram account, Farkie has also brought educational opportunities to students.

Lizards connect the school

Maren Wilsey April 19, 2022

When her science class received a second bearded dragon as a class pet, freshman Charlotte Cox was struck with an unconventional idea. Cox created an Instagram account for the lizard, and said the idea...

New teacher Sophie Sigel explains an activity to her class Feb. 8. After teaching in Taiwan last semester, Sigel started this semester as a tutor and biology teacher.

New science teacher brings fresh perspective to Park

Maggie Klaers and Ruthie Posada February 18, 2019

Sophie Sigel, the science department’s newest member, will be teaching biology classes this semester. “I am doing some tutoring for English and science in the mornings, and I also teach biology,”...

Park graduates Carly Livingston and Olivia Massie presented their project to elementary students at Family Science Night in 2017.

Park Family Science Night cut this year

Amaia Barajas October 10, 2018

As senior Paige Slavik reflects on Park Family Science Night, she considers it an accessible way to connect with teachers and learn more about the subject through interactive presentations. “I think...

Science teacher Peter Dangerfield tallies up votes on Disney-themed brackets May 2.

Science Department creates Disney-themed bracket competition

Alex Balfour May 8, 2018

Discovering numerous March Madness inspired brackets all over the internet, science teacher Peter Dangerfield said he came across an animated Disney movie bracket and felt inspired to bring something similar...

Chemistry teacher Patrick Puskala uses his Macbook Pro to teach class Feb. 2.

New science instructor adds to equation

Lukas Levin February 2, 2018

The science department recently hired a new member to their staff, chemistry teacher Patrick Puskala. Puskala said arriving at Park was a jarring yet unique experience. “(Coming to Park) is kind of...

IB Biology teacher Julie Schilz teaches in a class on November 9. The science department accepts donations from students and their families to help fund the science program.

Science department accepts donations

Abby Intveld and Emma Kempf November 20, 2017

When IB Biology teacher Julie Schilz informed her class about the science department accepting donations from students’ families, junior Thomas Pelowitz said he thought it was a good idea. “I think...

Science department gathers for weekly potluck on Jan. 10.

Science Department organizes weekly potlucks

Alex Balfour, Yonah Davis, and Navjot Kaur January 11, 2017

When Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk enters the science room on a Potluck day, he feels relieved in his ability to unwind and share pre-made food with his peers. According to science teacher Alan...

Junior Chloee Thompson measures substance for an in class lab. Many chemistry labs are also accessible at home.

Chemistry labs accessible at home

Alex Balfour, Yonah Davis, and Navjot Kaur December 20, 2016

Junior Abdul Ibrahim enjoys participating in chemistry labs because they demonstrate class subjects in an interactive way. According to chemistry teacher Alexander Polk, many labs performed in...

AP environmental science teacher Al Wachutka assists freshman Sophia Davenport and Wyatt Gann during a lab in class.

Science department strives for equity

Deanna Afremov November 10, 2015

During its ongoing workshops at the Science Museum of Minnesota, the science department discusses equity and curriculum reform, according to teacher Al Wachutka. Wachutka said the department uses...

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