The St. Louis Park High School Quiz Bowl team competed at the National High School Championship Tournament in Atlanta, Georgia, on May 24-26. This year, St. Louis Park High School qualified three teams for the national field, where 1,602 students competed on 330 teams from 40 different states.
The St. Louis Park synchronized swimming team concluded another successful season by placing third at the state meet on May 23-24 at the Rochester Rec Center. Congratulations to all of the synchronized swimming athletes and coaches including head coach Linda Gust.
St. Louis Park Public Schools is pleased to announce that Dr. Silvy Un Lafayette will join the school district as the new Director of Assessment, Research and Evaluation beginning July 2019. “I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Lafayette to the St. Louis Park Public Schools team,” said Superintendent Astein Osei. “She has the capacity to influence the work we are doing which will help accelerate us to our desired future."
Are you a stakeholder of St. Louis Park Public Schools who is looking to make a difference and be involved in the school district? The District is currently accepting applications from stakeholders for the Financial Advisory and Wellness Policy committees.
Members of the Park Spanish Immersion School community gathered at the Central Community Center location on Monday, May 20 for a Farewell Open House Celebration. Current students gave tours to attendees, and the program featured several speakers including current Principal Dr. Corey Maslowski, Mayor Jake Spano, School Board Chair Nancy Gores, Superintendent Astein Osei, and current PTO Co-Chair Karen McCarren.
Building renovations continue and site work is underway at the Cedar Manor School site in preparation for Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School. This week, brush and trees near the south side of the pond, will be removed to construct the storm water management system which has been designed to meet, or exceed, all requirements of the Minnehaha Watershed District and the US Army Corps of Engineers.
Representative Ilhan Omar visited St. Louis Park High School on Tuesday, April 23 to discuss the importance of education, share her personal story and path to becoming a congresswoman. Two St. Louis Park High School students wrote letters to Rep. Omar inviting her to the High School to share her story as an immigrant woman who grew up in Minneapolis. A group of 40-45 students listened to Rep. Omar and asked questions.
The School Board for St. Louis Park Public Schools voted in three motions to change the school start and end times for students beginning in the 2020-21 school year. The School Board voted unanimously to move forward with the Triangle Option which calls for a three-tier system (Tier 1 – Elementary Schools; Tier 2 – High School; and Tier 3 – Middle School).
A number of construction projects are scheduled to take place during the Spring and Summer months of 2019 related to the bond referendum that was passed in November of 2017. District buildings where construction will take place this Spring and Summer include the High School, Middle School, Aquila Elementary School and Cedar Manor/Park Spanish Immersion School.
Information regarding free and reduced meal applications is now available online. An informational packet and application is also being mailed to all families the week of August 20, 2018.