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Two-hour early release announced for Park schools Jan. 17

In the midst of the construction in the high school, construction workers built a snowman on the roof near the C2 hallway Dec. 10. In light of the expected snowfall Jan. 17, Park announced students will be let out two hours early.

Marta Hill

January 16, 2020

According to communications specialist Matt Thomas, students will be released from school two hours early Jan. 17 because of forecasted severe winter weather.  The winter storm is expected to bring five to nine inches of snow from late morning to the evening of Jan. 17, according to the National...

Choir performs at winter concert

Senior Mitchell VonEschen sings during the choir winter concert Dec. 17. VonEschen is a part of Park Singers and concert choir. Concert choir performed four songs alone.

Gabriel Kaplan and Noah Orloff

December 19, 2019

Concert, varsity choir and Park Singers held a joint winter concert Dec. 12. Throughout the performance, the three choirs focused on winter and holiday themed music, mainly singing independently of each other. ...

Snow delays track

Senior Donovan Hill practices with his fellow track teammates by walking over hurdles before running. The recent snowstorm April 11 caused the team to again be indoors.

David Bryant and Hayley Westwood

April 18, 2019

Freshman Renee McSherry said because of the April snow, pole vaulting practice is only allowed limited amounts of time indoors as they can’t practice outside and other sports also occupy the gym. “I pole vault so we are normally inside, but they were expecting us to be outside by now, so now we can...

Softball faces multiple weather challenges

Sophomore Marissa Boettcher bunts the ball during an indoor practice April 15. Park softballs' current record is 0-1.

Claire Bargman

April 16, 2019

Softball coach Kristin Johnson said that games in cold weather can become more of a mental block than a physical challenge. “Both sides are in the same situation,” Johnson said. “So then it becomes are you prepared mentally to be able to handle that, or are you going to use that as an excuse...

Polar vortex calls time out

Park athletics and activities, including boys' hockey, experienced cancellations and delays because of extreme winter weather. According to athletic director Andy Ewald, other schools across the metro area were also impacted by the cold.

Dani Orloff and Noah Orloff

February 26, 2019

As the usual school routine becomes restored after weeks of extreme weather, sophomore basketball player Will Kietzmann said the snow cancellations caused the end of the season to become very busy. “We had our Cooper game rescheduled,” Kietzmann said. “It was ok but it kind of affected us playing thr...

St. Louis Park Public Schools closed Feb. 20

Students wait outside for their school bus after the early dismissal at 2:10 p.m. Feb. 7. St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20 due to the forecasted snowstorm.

Dani Orloff

February 19, 2019

According to district communications director Sara Thompson, St. Louis Park Public Schools will be closed Feb. 20. Students and staff should not report to the high school. Thompson said the ACT test scheduled for juniors Feb. 20 will be postponed and administered on the designated make-up day March...

Snowstorm delays after school transportation

Students line up for the buses after their arrival 10 minutes late Feb. 5. According to an announcement over the loudspeaker at the high school, the snow conditions impacted transportation routes and caused some after school activities to be canceled.

Talia Lissauer and Dani Orloff

February 5, 2019

According to an announcement made over the high school loudspeaker, after school buses were delayed 10 to 15 minutes Feb. 5 due to winter weather. Sophomore Ellen Payne said weather conditions and transportation impact her time management. “The weather is really bad, (but) when the buses are ...

Weather creates new challenges for spring sports

Girls' lacrosse plays against Benilde St. Margaret's April 19. Park lost 5-12.

Kate Schneider

May 7, 2018

A record 13 inches of snow fell on St. Louis Park in mid-April, according to Kare 11, crushing athletes’ hopes of practicing outside. The blizzard caused many games to be canceled or rescheduled, which the athletic office must handle, according to athletic director Andrew Ewald. “We’ve had...

Snow pushes back girls’ ultimate spring season

Junior Grace Hammond throws a pass at the Edina Mixer tournament April 7.

Devin Raynor

April 27, 2018

After having two games delayed due to snow, past the start of the spring season, senior girls’ ultimate captain Esther Gendler said winter weather has prevented playing in outdoor conditions. “We’re getting a later start to our season because we had to postpone two of our games already,” ...

Boys’ tennis matches delayed, rescheduled

Snow on the St. Louis Park High School courts April 23. The team's first match of the season against Bloomington Jefferson was originally at home, but has been moved to Bloomington Jefferson high school.

Eli Curran-Moore and Tenzin Gyaldatsang

April 23, 2018

According to senior captain Adam Johnson, the tennis season has been delayed about two and a half weeks. Johnson said the delay will make for a packed schedule with an unusually large number of matches per week. “In tennis we have to play all our conference matches and get those in. Then we have...

Five track meets canceled because of snow

Sophomore Hilda Habia lunges at the beginning of practice April 13. Athletes warm up inside due to the weather.

Yonit Krebs

April 22, 2018

Junior girls’ track captain Anna Jennissen said the cold weather and snow impacts track’s ability to practice outside and canceled five of their meets. “Since there really hasn't been a spring, and it’s really cold out, we haven't been able to go out on the track at all,” Jennissen said....

Snow storm breaks historical records in Minnesota

Snow storm breaks historical records in Minnesota

Katie Hardie

April 17, 2018

A closer look into the amounts of snowfall around the state

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