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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

Sra. Mendez teaches Spanish three Sept. 21. its Sra. Mendezs second year teaching at Park

Spanish teacher adjusts to the high school

Kalsang Wangmo September 22, 2023

What do you teach and where did you teach before coming to Park? I teach Spanish two and three. I used to teach at Susan Lindgren Elementary School and I taught there for 10 years. How has the change...

Sophomore Denea Lewis goes to serve the ball Feb. 10. Students were defeated when teachers achieved 25 points first.

Volleyball brings school spirit to Park

Ari Lissauer and Jamar Hester February 13, 2023

The student-staff volleyball game ended with a teacher victory and a final score of 25-22. English teacher Lindsey Meyer said events like these are important for students to have fun and brighten the...

New assistant principal Alyssa Gardner talks to an incoming freshman during activity fair Sept. 1. Gardner watched as the new students checked out all the clubs .

Leadership forms new initiatives

Elena Ortiz-Fishman and Katie Nelson September 3, 2022

Previously working at the same middle school as principal LaNisha Paddock, Alyssa Gardner has recently been hired as an assistant principal at Park.  Coming into the interview, Gardner said she was...

Senior Oliver Smith and chemistry teacher Alexander Polk dive for the ball March 24.  Staff won the game 25-22.

Teachers victorious in basketball game

Tenzin Gyaldatsang and Ayelet Prottas April 7, 2022

Capping off Student Council’s 2022 spring spirit week, the student-teacher basketball game was held March 24 during Park Connections. The game marked the first student-teacher basketball game since...

Math teacher Chad Austad teaches a class during hybrid learning Nov. 10. All Park staff members are now eligible for free COVID-19 testing every two weeks.

State provides free COVID-19 testing for educators

Jacob Khabie February 22, 2021

After hearing about the new state plan to provide free COVID-19 testing to teachers, social studies teacher Mike Nordean felt satisfied with the actions the district has taken. “I think having the...

Used with permission from Hanna Anderson.

Spanish teacher brings new voices into curriculum

Jacob Khabie December 23, 2020

Spanish teacher Hanna Anderson said when she heard the International Baccalaureate Spanish curriculum was changing, she knew she had to take advantage of the opportunity. “I've been meaning to change...

Used with permission from Arika Mareck.

English teacher returns to Park

Elena Ortiz-Fishman November 18, 2020

After four years at another school, English teacher Arika Mareck has returned to Park where she previously worked for 10 years. From 2006-2016, Mareck taught freshman and sophomores as well as being an...

Science teacher Patrick Hartman helps a student in the hallway. Helping a student in the hallway during freshman orientation was one of the challenges featured in Employee Relief.

Employee Relief supports staff

Adam Gips November 6, 2020

Recently, the Employee Relief challenge was designed to cover a family meal for an employee. The Parent Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) has been supporting the challenge by helping Jennifer Thomas,...

Park has been closed since March 18, and in the midst of the pandemic is Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-8. Community members and students are encouraged to decorate the side walk outside Park May 3-8 and send photos of thanks to by May 1.

Opportunities arise to thank teachers, staff

Marta Hill April 29, 2020

In the middle of school closures for COVID-19, teachers have had to adapt to unprecedented circumstances. During Teacher Appreciation Week May 3-8, there are multiple ways to thank teachers, according...

Alexander Polk teaches his fifth-hour chemistry class while wearing the Park Pride teacher dress code. Throughout the week, many teachers took part in various dress codes though up by staff.

Staff surprise students with dress codes

Claire Bargman and Gabriel Kaplan January 30, 2020

Using her time working in Arizona as inspiration, assistant principal Jessica Busse said she wanted to create staff dress codes to have some fun and energize students for the second semester. “We...

Used with permission. Artwork by senior Muna Ahmed titled Shadow

Student work submitted to 5th Congressional district art competition

Yonah Davis June 4, 2019

According to art teacher Martha Ortman she submitted the artwork of two of her students Matt Loftus (junior) and Muna Ahmed (senior) to the annual 5th congressional district art competition. What is...

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