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

Used with permission from Alex Polk.

Chemistry teacher creates comfort in discomfort

Nora Hall November 11, 2020

Chemistry teacher Alex Polk has spent the last five years at Park making students feel safer by talking about heavy topics. Polk said although he has seen improvement at Park, he still thinks Park could...

Biology teacher takes leave of absence

Biology teacher takes leave of absence

Sophia Curran-Moore October 31, 2020

Biology teacher Kristen Moravetz said goodbye to her biology students and started her leave of absence Oct. 23. She taught at Park for almost 10 years and she plans on returning next year. Moravetz said...

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...

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,”...

Teacher Stephanie Diamond prepares  for her classes throughout the day. Diamond teaches biology and environmental science.

New science teacher promotes a welcoming environment

Isaac Wahl January 19, 2019

The newest addition to the science department, Stephanie Diamond, who teaches environmental science and biology, said right off the bat Park gave her a sense of community that sparked her initial interest...

Keisha Piehl helps students in her Advanced Algebra AB class. Piehl tries to leave time at the end of each class for students to ask questions.

Math teacher returns to full-time teaching

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson October 30, 2018

After long-term subbing for math teacher Christina Begin last spring, Keisha Piehl said she decided to return to full-time teaching this year. According to Piehl, she is still adjusting to teaching...

Penguins gather together along the shoreside of Antarctica. Wifahrt stayed in Antarctica for nine days, including three days of travel.

Teacher travels to Antarctica

Samantha Klepfer and Evelyn Nelson January 18, 2018

From seeing penguins and whales to a polar plunge in the Antarctic waters, Honors English 10 teacher Annamarie Wilfahrt returns with new experiences for the classroom. “I was reminded personally that...

Theater director talks about theater program

Theater director talks about theater program

January 4, 2018

Theater director Jodi Hatzenbeller said she has been working as the artistic director of the theater program for 18 years and also teaches theater-related classes at the high school such as IB film. “I...

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