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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

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 krutina.flower@slpschools.org 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...

Scheduling change necessary

Scheduling change necessary

Tobias Khabie February 6, 2020

According to Superintendent Astein Osei, the district has initiated conversation to change the schedule for the high school. While changes are not guaranteed to happen, the fact that these discussions...

Art by Emmy Pearson. In response to the start-time change for the 2020-21 school year, a task force of students, teachers, parents, and community members has been created to consider changing the high school schedule for the 2021-22 school year. The task force is debating other systems such as block scheduling.

Potential scheduling alterations under discussion

Ruthie Posada January 30, 2020

As a result of the decision made to change the start time for the 2020-21 school year, Superintendent Astein Osei said the school began to weigh in other logistics, such as changing the high school schedule...

Senior Jordyn Turek and sophomore Amal Abdi attend the District Student Advisory Council held Jan. 16.

Superintendent meets with Student Advisory Council

Ryan Barnett January 23, 2020

After attending Superintendent Astein Osei’s District Student Advisory Council meeting Jan. 16, senior Jordyn Turek said she was happy with the outcome of the discussion. “The meeting went really...

A St. Louis Park parent asks a question regarding the time change for schools in the St. Louis Park School District during an informational meeting Feb. 21. According to superintendent Astein Osei, the school board will likely make the final decision in March.

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,...

Junior Jordyn Turek writes down her opinions about the school starting time. The youth Panel met during the day Jan. 16 at SLP high school.

Superintendent requests youth input

Yonit Krebs, Gabriel Kaplan, and Maria Perez Barriga January 23, 2019

St. Louis Park superintendent Astein Osei led a meeting with the Student Leadership Advisory Council to hear student perspectives on school start and end times, according to council member, senior Cailey...

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