(August 7, 2018) -- Summer Construction Update
All four elementary schools will have two “Pilot Classrooms” ready to use at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year. These classrooms will provide flexible and collaborative learning spaces that better meet the needs of students and teachers. They will feature furniture that is lightweight and multifunctional, which will allow teachers and students to design learning spaces that support specific learning objectives.
Students will be able to work in groups, work independently, or arrange the room in such a way that space is maximized and learning is interactive. The Pilot Classrooms are also being constructed in a way to make it easier for teachers to incorporate technology into the classroom. In addition to the four elementary schools, Early Learning Programs at Central Community Center will have access to new technology in two classrooms for the 2018-19 school year.
By September of 2018, all St. Louis Park elementary schools will be fully air conditioned. This summer, air conditioning was installed at Susan Lindgren and Peter Hobart Elementary Schools, along with the gymnasium at Aquila Elementary. St. Louis Park Public Schools is committed to providing its students with a safe and nurturing environment that energizes and enhances the spirit and this is a step in that direction.
Safety and Security Improvements
The safety and security of students is always the first priority of St. Louis Park Public Schools. This summer, the main entry at Peter Hobart Elementary School is being redesigned to ensure that visitors must pass through the front office before entering the building. All four elementary schools are having new classroom doors installed to improve safety and security. The new doors will allow teachers and staff to lock doors from inside the classroom in the event of a lockdown, as opposed to having to use a key on the outside of the door to lock the classroom.
(July 9, 2018) -- On July 12, 2018, the St. Louis Park Public Schools District Office will move from its current location at 6425 West 33rd Street to leased space at 6311 Wayzata Blvd. In November of 2017, St. Louis Park voters approved a bond referendum for additions and renovations districtwide. The District Office will move to leased space at 6311 Wayzata Blvd. beginning July 12, 2018, for a period of four to five years. The final destination for the District Office will be the Central Community Center, located at 6300 Walker Street. Click here for more information and directions to the new District Office.
(June 27, 2018) -- Summer construction is underway. Current construction projects to be completed before the beginning of the 2018-19 school year include a new secure entry at Peter Hobart Elementary School and the installation of air conditioning at Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren Elementary Schools and the Aquila Elementary School Gymnasium.Community members will experience security fencing and DO NOT ENTER signs posted where construction is taking place. To ensure the safety of all St. Louis Park residents, the school district requests that community members remain behind any security fencing and do not attempt to enter any buildings where construction is taking place.To stay up to date on construction projects, visit www.slpschools.org/facilities.
(April 18, 2018) -- St. Louis Park Public Schools stakeholders are invited to take a survey to provide input and feedback regarding the programming, design and construction projects that will take place from 2018 to 2021.
(April 9, 2018) -- All St. Louis Park stakeholders are invited to attend one of two upcoming meetings that will provide attendees with programming, design, and construction updates related to the District’s facilities.
Monday, April 16 | 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Middle School Media Center
Wednesday, April 18 | 7:00-8:30 p.m. | High School Cafeteria
Superintendent Astein Osei, Facilities Manager Tom Bravo and the District’s architectural firms will be on hand to give a presentation, answer questions, and gather feedback from those in attendance. Come and listen to all of the work that has been done since voters overwhelmingly passed the referendum in November of 2017. Attendees will hear updates on programming, view some new conceptual artwork, and see an updated construction timeline.