The District is currently seeking stakeholder feedback on program options generated by the Out-of-School Time (OST) Taskforce. The purpose of the OST Taskforce is to create a more robust menu of out-of-school time options to meet the overall health, academic and social/developmental needs of all K-5 students and families. The District will once again be using ThoughtExchange to gather feedback.
Four candidates were elected to the School Board of St. Louis Park Public Schools on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. Ken Morrison was reelected, while C. Colin Cox, Laura McClendon and Heather Wilsey were elected for the first time. Morrison, Cox, McClendon and Wilsey will all serve four-year terms that will run from January of 2020 through December of 2023.
Park Spanish Immersion School will host its annual Immersion Information Night at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 21 in the PSI Gymnasium. Immersion Information Night is a great opportunity for parents to learn about about Immersion in St. Louis Park before the Kindergarten enrollment process begins.
More than 2,200 ballots were cast by St. Louis Park Public Schools students in grades 2-8 on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019, as part of the Kids Voting program. Kids Voting is dedicated to educating Minnesota youth about the rights, responsibilities, and mechanics of participating in American democracy. Students voted for the same candidates and issues as adults.
The District is currently recruiting stakeholders to form a taskforce that will define the structures and systems of academic support and enrichment for all Middle School students and the teacher work day in alignment with the new Middle School start and end times (9:10 a.m. - 3:52 p.m.) that will be implemented in the Fall of 2020.
Echo, the student-run newspaper at St. Louis Park High School has once again been recognized by several state and national journalism associations for excellence in several areas. For the seventh straight year, the National Scholastic Press Association (NSPA) has named Echo one of 49 National Pacemaker Newspaper Finalists.
St. Louis Park Public Schools’ team of racial equity instructional coaches received the 2019 Learning & Teaching Award at the 11th annual National Summit for Courageous Conversation About Race on October 12-16, 2019, in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The St. Louis Park High School Theatre program will present Legally Blonde: The Musical on Nov. 15-17 and Nov. 22-24 in the Carl A. Holmstrom Auditorium at the High School. Evening performances of Legally Blonde will be held on November 15, 16, 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. Matinee performances will take place on November 17 and 24 at 2 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the door 30 minutes prior to curtain, or in advance online.
Seven St. Louis Park High School seniors have recently been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program as either a semifinalist or a commended scholar for 2020. Ella Thomas and Mitchell VonEschen have been named National Merit Semifinalists, while five other students have been named National Merit Commended Scholars.
We are celebrating St. Louis Park as we begin the 2019-20 school year! A special thanks to 2015 graduate Malik Augustus, who shared his voice to help us tell the story of how this community continues to put its Children First.
Free and Reduced Meal applications can be completed online through the District's new meal payment system, Wordware. Families received a letter from the School Nutrition Department in early August about how to navigate this new system. If you prefer to fill out a paper copy, a Free and Reduced Meals Information Packet and Application will be mailed to all District families the week of Aug. 12, 2019.