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Your one-stop shop for all the news and information related to St. Louis Park Public Schools.

Check out news stories, links to district and school e-newsletters, view the district calendar of events, visit the district's video library, connect to the district's social media channels, and read important messages from Superintendent Osei. 

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Why do so many SLP students opt out of testing?

St. Louis Park High School has a significantly higher opt-out rate than our neighboring school districts. We want to help staff, families, and students understand how these tests can benefit students and schools and how opting out can actually have unintended negative impacts.

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB) program?

The International Baccalaureate (IB) aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Aquila, Peter Hobart and Susan Lindgren are officially authorized by the International Baccalaureate Organization to provide all students a rigorous and diverse education through the IB Primary Years Programme (IB-PYP). In January of 2016, St. Louis Park Middle School was designated as an IB World School, and St. Louis Park High School offers IB courses for students 16 to 19. 

winter weather notice nov. 29

Due to severe winter weather, St. Louis Park Public Schools will be adjusting dismissal times by 20 minutes today, Nov. 29, 2022 for elementary schools, the high school and early learning students who receive transportation.


St. Louis Park Public Schools and the District's six schools regularly send communication to families via e-newsletters. Reading these newsletters is a great way to stay up-to-date on news and events happening in your child's school. 

SLP Communicator (monthly districtwide family e-newsletter)

6425 News (weekly High School e-newsletter)

Aquila Communicator (weekly Aquila Elementary School e-newsletter)

¡LaPrensa! (weekly Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School e-newsletter)

Oriole Times (weekly Middle School e-newsletter)

Peter Hobart Communicator (bi-weekly Peter Hobart Elementary School e-newsletter)

Susan Lindgren Communicator (weekly Susan Lindgren Elementary School e-newsletter)

Social Media Channels

Following St. Louis Park Public Schools is another great way to obtain news and information from the School District. You can find us on a number of platforms by using the links below.

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 
YouTube | Flickr | LinkedIn

Submit a Story Idea

We want to hear what's happening in our schools and district! Share your story ideas with the Communications team for consideration to be published on our website and social media. Email your story ideas to


Video Library

High School Launches New Certified Nursing Assistant Class

Celebrating the Class of 2022

Building for Sustainable Excellence

We Are St. Louis Park Public Schools

Welcome to St. Louis Park High School

Early Learning Programs Overview

Work for St. Louis Park Public Schools

Access additional video content on the District's YouTube channel.

Superintendent's Corner

Astein Osei

July 15, 2022 (This message appeared in the 7/15/22 special edition of the SLP Communicator)


I hope you are having a relaxing and enjoyable summer.  While we certainly want you to take full advantage of the remaining weeks of summer, we want to check in to share some information that will assist you in getting off to a great start to the school year. When you have a moment, please review the contents of this publication as it contains information about supply lists, transportation, nutrition services, and upcoming summer events.

Additionally, I want to remind you about the upcoming August 9 Special Election. St. Louis Park Public Schools will have two questions on the ballot for this upcoming election. Both questions focus on items that will enhance the daily lived experience of students, stabilize costs and conserve energy, maintain core operations, and improve safety and security.  

To learn more about the questions, projects, and tax impact please visit our website at

Early voting for the primary election began on June 24. If you are interested in voting early, you can vote at St. Louis Park City Hall now until August 8, 2022 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hours will be extended for early voting on August 8 until 5:00 p.m.

Please vote! I hope you have an amazing second half of your summer break and I am looking forward to a great school year. 

In community,


St. Louis Park In The News

St. Louis Park Baseball Team Enjoys First State Tournament Run in 70 Years
June 10, 2022 | Fox 9 

St. Louis Park High School Class of 2022 Seniors Share Memories, Plans
June 1, 2022

High School Senior Kris Hokenson Featured by WCCO-TV
May 3, 2022 | WCCO-TV

Minnesota Middle-Schoolers Learn Legal Skills, Confidence in Mock Trial Program 
March 25, 2022 | Star Tribune

Minnesota Elementary School Showcases Success from SHAPE America Partnership Through Unified PE
January 2022 |

St. Louis Park Students Speak with Astronaut after Studying the Skies
December 28, 2021 | Sun Sailor

St. Louis Park School Resource Officers Discuss Their Work
December 16, 2021 | Sun Sailor

Academic Allies: Former Gophers Football Teammates (Astein Osei and Michael Lehan) Looked to as Leaders
March 29, 2020 | Star Tribune

District Calendar

December 2022
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
Sun, Nov 27
Mon, Nov 28
Tue, Nov 29
Wed, Nov 30
Thu, Dec 1
Sat, Dec 3
Sun, Dec 4
Mon, Dec 5
Tue, Dec 6
Subscribe to Alerts Kindergarten Open House: Aquila, Susan Lindgren, Peter Hobart
Aquila, Susan Lindgren, Peter Hobart
Subscribe to Alerts High School Wind Ensemble Concert
SLP High School Auditorium
Wed, Dec 7
Thu, Dec 8
Fri, Dec 9
Sat, Dec 10
Sun, Dec 11
Mon, Dec 12
Wed, Dec 14
Thu, Dec 15
Subscribe to Alerts MS Orchestra Concert
MS Performing Arts Center
Fri, Dec 16
Sat, Dec 17