The St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board will host a Listening Session at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20 in the Aquila Elementary School Media Center. Please note that capacity will be limited to what is safe in the space based on current social distancing guidance.
St. Louis Park High School and the Career & College Readiness program will host a virtual College & Financial Aid Information Night from 6:30-7:45 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. This event is highly recommended for members of the current Junior class, but is open to all students and families.
St. Louis Park Middle School and High School students will return to school for four days of in-person learning starting Monday, April 12. The District's "Return to School for Increased In-Person Learning" Guide is full of information that will help create a smooth transition for students and families.
St. Louis Park Public Schools is excited to announce that LaNisha Paddock has been selected to become the next Principal for St. Louis Park High School. "Ms. Paddock's beliefs and actions align with the strategic direction of our organization and I believe she will be a great leader for our High School," said Superintendent Astein Osei. "Ms. Paddock will help us raise the academic rigor for all students and support us in our mission to see, inspire, and empower each learner to live their brilliance in an environment that centers student voice and experience to create racially equitable learning that energizes and enhances the spirit."
The School Board unanimously approved the 2020-2025 Strategic Plan for Racial Equity Transformation at its Monday, March 8 meeting. Included in the plan is a new Mission Statement for the District that reads, "St. Louis Park Public Schools sees, inspires, and empowers each learner to live their brilliance in an environment that centers student voice and experience to create racially equitable learning that energizes and enhances the spirit of our community."
The St. Louis Park High School boys swimming team finished its 2020-21 season by placing 13th at the Class AA State Meet on Saturday, March 20 at the University of Minnesota’s Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center. Senior Hayden Zheng capped his remarkable high school career by capturing two individual state championships at the State Meet -- the sixth and seventh state titles of his career.
The Journalism Educators of Minnesota have named St. Louis Park High School Senior and Editor-in-Chief of Echo Talia Lissauer the 2021 Minnesota Journalist of the Year. This is the second straight year that a St. Louis Park High School student and Echo staffer has won the award as 2020 graduate Marta Hill was named the 2020 Minnesota Journalist of the Year.
St. Louis Park High School junior Semona Robel recently earned second place in a criminal justice reform youth essay, video and audio contest organized by the Minnesota Urban Debate League and the Star Tribune Opinion Department. The contest asked students ages 10-18 to create an original written essay, video or audio file that described one or two specific changes our community, state or nation should make to reduce racial inequities and injustices in the criminal justice system.
St. Louis Park High School has been named one of 14 recipients of the Journalism Education Association’s (JEA) First Amendment Press Freedom Award for 2021. This is the sixth time in the last seven years that the High School has received the award. The award recognizes private and public high schools that actively support, teach and protect First Amendment rights and responsibilities of students and teachers, with an emphasis on student-run media where students make all final decisions of content.
As a part of the process to hear stakeholder perspectives, Superintendent Osei will be hosting Listening Sessions over the course of this school year for students, parents/guardians, and staff to better understand the impact of the implementation of the District's educational delivery models.
Starting February 1, students in grades K-5 who are learning in-person can pick up a free bag breakfast in the morning. These students will also have access to free lunches, but they will need to request them daily with their teacher each morning. Students in grades K-5 who are in the Distance Learning Academy and students in grades 6-12 who are in distance learning can pick-up free meals at St. Louis Park High School ONLY on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
The NEW St. Louis Park Schools Family Tech Help site is located at https://slpfamilytechhelp.blogspot.com/. Please look here for solutions to common technical problems that you may have with a student device. If you are in need of additional, specific assistance, you can email a technician at email@example.com or leave a message at 952-928-6056.