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Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Former teacher returns as eSports adviser

Zuhayb Yassin

October 22, 2019

Jacob Utities, a teacher that used to work at Park said there’s no difference between being a teacher and eSports adviser because he is still  mentoring students. “It gives me more time to help kids do what they love, and that is video games. [As well as] getting them to the next level by do...

Teacher starts classroom garden

Teacher starts classroom garden

Lucy Zumbrunnen

June 3, 2019

When senior Ethan Hoeschen began as a teacher’s assistant for Al Wachutka his sophomore year, he was assigned with the task of growing and taking care of tomatoes. “I’m not sure if (Wachutka) was growing tomatoes before I started as teacher assistant, but I started my sophomore year. He had ...

New teachers quiz

New teachers quiz

Marta Hill

October 1, 2018

Click the link below to learn about the new teachers at Park this year. The ten new teachers this year come from varied backgrounds and experiences. Loading New Teachers var QuizWorks = window.QuizWorks || []; QuizWorks.push( [document.getElementById("embed-quiz-391282"), "quiz", "391282", { autostart: false, ...

Weekly games unite faculty

Weekly games unite faculty

Ruby Stillman

April 16, 2018

According to engineering and science teacher Mark Miller, a group of teachers and administrators from around the district get together every week to play basketball. “We play basketball starting at 6 o’clock at the middle school every Wednesday, and we get a group together and we play four on four,...

In-school suspension referral process changed

In-school suspension referral process changed

Annabella Strathman

November 20, 2017

After being closed for the first six weeks of school, the procedure for in-school suspensions has changed, according to assistant principal Charles Johnson-Nixon. Johnson-Nixon said Grade Level Coordinators (GLCs) now determine if a student requires time in the in-school suspension (ISS) room. ...

Spanish teacher feels excited to work with father

Spanish teacher feels excited to work with father

Makagbe Kuyateh

November 7, 2017

When Spanish teacher Lydia Brubaker found out Park had an opening for a language teacher, she felt her dream was being fulfilled. “I always thought St. Louis Park would be the type of school I would want to teach at because when I was here I felt that I got a really good education,” Lydia Brubaker...

New teacher starts working at Park

New teacher starts working at Park

Lukas Levin

September 28, 2017

Park’s English division recently received a new addition with first year English teacher Shuazong Vang. Vang said she was originally a teaching assistant who taught sixth graders but had difficulties working with young students in the past. “I was a student teacher at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus...

Science Department organizes weekly potlucks

Science Department organizes weekly potlucks

Alex Balfour, Yonah Davis, and Navjot Kaur

January 11, 2017

When Chemistry teacher Alexander Polk enters the science room on a Potluck day, he feels relieved in his ability to unwind and share pre-made food with his peers. According to science teacher Alan Wachutka, the science department teachers participate in a weekly potluck with various themes depending ...

Day One welcomes students

Day One welcomes students

Joseph Brandel and Ethan Brown

September 11, 2015

As students poured into school for their first day back, adviser Danya Castro and the Day One club prepared to kick off their group’s first-day event. Along with the opening day pep fest and a free lunch, Castro said students attended shortened classes to make room for activities at the end...

Parents, teachers check on students at conferences

Ryan McCanna, Staff Writer

March 14, 2013

Conferences provide opportunity to recap student progress Since the start of the school year, every Tuesday and Thursday, classes began twenty minutes later in an effort to allocate  teachers more time for meeting regarding student academic performance. The long term results of this initiative will b...

Teacher recognized for classroom technology

Teacher recognized for classroom technology

Hannah Hein, Design Editor

December 13, 2012

Esboldt awarded TIES exceptional teacher award Spanish teacher Joy Esboldt was acknowledged for her work as she was presented with the Technology Information Educational Services (TIES) Exceptional Teacher award at the Dec. 10 school board meeting. The award is given to teachers who are active in us...

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