St. Louis Park Public Schools Principal on Special Assignment Freida Bailey received the 2016 Pacific Educational Group National Summit for Courageous Conversation Charles L. Hopson Principal Leadership Award on September 27, 2016. The award annually honors innovative work in equity leadership.
Hennepin County gave St. Louis Park Public Schools a new grant worth $22,500 that will allow the district to expand recycling capabilities. The School Recycling Grant will ensure recycling will be added throughout all of the cafeterias district-wide.
Our district cooperates with approved community partners by posting eflyers online and distributing them electronically through our service provider, Peachjar. As part of our efforts to be more environmentally friendly, embrace innovative technology, and maintain fiscal responsibility, we have transitioned from paper to electronic flyer delivery.
While Lori Keekley, St. Louis Park High School English teacher and media advisor for the Echo newspaper, is used to teaching students how to effectively communicate, write, and develop stories, she is making headlines this week. Keekley was named the 2016 National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Dow Jones News Fund. She will continue focusing her efforts on encouraging students to deliver dynamic student media while advocating for their First Amendment rights.
Congratulations to Elise Bargman, Aaron Councilman, and IIana Weinstein for being named as semifinalists in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program. This program recognizes student's who strive for success in achieving academic goals.
Relationships are the key to helping students achieve success. Check out the September-October 2016 MSBA Journal to read an article by Superintendent Rob Metz about the Building Assets, Reducing Risks (BARR) Program starting on page 23 here.
Would you love to help children grow their reading skills and succeed in school? If your answer is yes, you can serve as a tutor with Minnesota Reading Corps Peter Hobart Elementary School in St. Louis Park. Whether you want to explore a career in education, re-enter the workforce, or give back to your community, you can be a child’s hero as a tutor. Last year, Minnesota Reading Corps provided direct services to more than 30,000 children in more than 700 sites across the state.