St. Louis Park High School Music Teacher and Director of Bands and World Drumming Steve Schmitz has been named one of 168 candidates for the 2019 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award. Schmitz has taught in public schools since 2003 and at St. Louis Park High School since 2011. The Minnesota Teacher of the Year program, now in its 55th year, is the oldest and most prestigious recognition program in Minnesota to honor excellence in education.
As Park Spanish Immersion School moves to the Cedar Manor School Site in the Fall of 2019 and research continues to show the connection between student academic achievement and sleep, St. Louis Park Public Schools is currently studying start times across the district. Stakeholders are invited to give input regarding school start and end times during the month of January. Read more to learn about upcoming public input opportunities.
St. Louis Park High School is excited to host the 2019 BARR (Building Assets, Reducing Risks) National Conference on April 11-12, 2019. The 2019 BARR National Conference will celebrate BARR’s 20th anniversary and will feature a keynote address by former U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
The St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board will host a listening session from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, January 19 in the first floor conference room at the District Office. The District Office is located at 6311 Wayzata Blvd. in St. Louis Park.
The St. Louis Park High School Theatre Program will present The Amish Project by Jessica Dickey, Jan. 18-20, as its annual Winter One-Act play. Evening performances on Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 will begin at 7 p.m., while the matinee performance on Sunday, Jan. 20 will begin at 2 p.m.
At the December 10, 2018, School Board Meeting, District Administration presented updated calendar options for the 2019-20 school year and preliminary draft calendars for the 2020-21 school year for consideration. The School Board will likely take action on both calendars at a board meeting in January.
The St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board held its annual Truth in Taxation Meeting on December 10, 2018. During its regular Business Meeting later that evening, the Board unanimously certified the 2018 levy for taxes payable in 2019.
The St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board approved a bid at its Monday, November 26 Business Meeting for $8.4 million in construction projects at the Cedar Manor school site. Construction projects will begin immediately in preparation for Park Spanish Immersion School’s move to the site in August of 2019.
Snow has arrived in Minnesota. Are you prepared for a school closing, late start or early dismissal due to bad weather? St. Louis Park Public Schools will attempt to make a decision about a late start or school closing by 5:30 a.m. Early dismissals and decisions regarding after-school and evening athletics, events, and activities will be made by 2 p.m.
St. Louis Park Public Schools held the first meeting of the School Start-End Times Study Project Team on Monday, November 19, 2018, at Lenox Community Center. This team of 27 individuals from all St. Louis Park Public Schools stakeholder groups, is charged with determining the optimal schedule to meet the overall health, academic and social/developmental needs of all K-12 students.
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.