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The student news site of St. Louis Park High School

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Park student tapes up new QR code Jan. 25. Park has been recently searching for a new superintendent.

New input from community at Park for superintendent candidate

Roberto Alvarez January 25, 2024

With a vacancy in the superintendent position at Park, the process of finding a new superintendent has taken a different approach from previous years. This time around, parents and students have been able...

Interim superintendent Kate Maguire responds to citizens’ questions Dec. 4. Maguire spends her 30 minute break between meetings replying to the public’s emails.

New interim superintendent on the scene

Leo Justesen December 4, 2023

Ever since the resignation of Park’s former superintendent, Astein Osei, questions have been going around as to who would fill his shoes for the time being. Those questions were finally answered on Oct....

Dr. Kate Maguire is interviewed by Parks school board Sept. 27. Park was interviewing to find an interim

Interim superintendent hired

Abby Keller September 28, 2023

After the abrupt resignation of former Superintendent Astein Osei, the Park school board worked quickly to find an interim superintendent to fill the role for the rest of the academic year.  On Sept....

Superintendent Astein Osei at school board meeting April 25. The school board is planning the budget for upcoming 2023-2024 school year.

Interim interview plans

Anya Panday and Crystal Diaz September 22, 2023

After collaborating with the Minnesota School Boards Association, Park announced that they plan to move forward with the process of selecting an interim superintendent to complete the school year. Following...

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Superintendent resigns abruptly

Maya Nieves September 13, 2023

Park announced that Superintendent Osei would be abruptly resigning, effective immediately. Park families received a short letter explaining that he would be leaving the job, without any specific reasons...

Superintendent Astein Osei speaks June 6 at Parks 2019 Graduation. Osei said the COVID-19 pandemic has presented the toughest challenges of his career.

Leadership shines in the midst of pandemic

Tobias Khabie December 1, 2020

Throughout his entire career, Superintendent Astein Osei said he has never faced a task as daunting as leading a school district through a global pandemic. Despite the pressure put on his shoulders, Vice...

Superintendent Astein Osei speaks June 6 at Parks 2019 Graduation. Osei will begin leading the search for a new principal after applications are due Feb. 24.

St. Louis Park Public Schools begin search for interim principal

Marta Hill and Talia Lissauer May 1, 2020

After several rounds of virtual interviews for the next Park principal, Superintendent Astein Osei decided not to move forward with any of the candidates. Over the next few weeks, Osei will begin the search...

Principal Scott Meyers announced his resignation in February and St. Louis Park Public Schools is now moving into the second round of virtual interviews which are scheduled for April 28. To participate in the interviews, contact executive assistant to the superintendent Flower Krutina at or by phone at 952-928-6001.

Second round of principal interviews commence

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer April 23, 2020

With Principal Scott Meyers having announcing his resignation in February, the administration has been conducting interviews with stakeholders, according to 6425 News. “The search continues for the...

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. A light switch is disinfected March 10.

District pursues plans for COVID-19

Marta Hill, Isabel Kjaer, and Kaia Myers March 13, 2020

This story is accurate as of 12:55 p.m. March 13. As COVID-19 continues its spread, Superintendent Astein Osei said the district persists with its planning, including daily disinfecting by custodians,...

Photo illustration by Kaia Myers. A doorknob is sanitized by a disinfecting wipe. The district has cancelled all after-school events and field trips in response to COVID-19.

St. Louis Park Public Schools communicates regarding COVID-19

Marta Hill and Isabel Kjaer March 13, 2020

In an online announcement March 12, Superintendent Astein Osei said the district is following information released by the Minnesota Department of Health and Department of Education. On March 12, the...

Director of assessment, evaluation and research Silvy Un Lafayette and junior Helen Tefera listen to junior Iqra Abdi share her opinion during the SOAR meeting Feb. 24. SOAR met with the superintendent and his administration to discuss issues surrounding race in the district as a whole.

SOAR discusses racial, cultural issues

Grace Schultz and Ryan Barnett February 29, 2020

While reflecting on the meetings conclusions senior Zoe Younger said she is optimistic for change to be seen in the curriculum after hearing her peers’ testimonials. “The experiences of multilingual...

Assistant principal Jessica Busse and executive assistant to the superintendent Flower Krutina present the new schedule options for the 2021-22 school year during third lunch Feb. 24. Students who vote on which option they’d prefer on Instagram or the survey will be entered to win gift cards.

Schedule options presented to community

Marta Hill, Kaia Myers, and Isabel Kjaer February 27, 2020

With new start and end time being implemented in the 2020-21 school year, executive assistant to the superintendent, Flower Krutina said a task force has formed to look into a new schedule for the high...

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