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Voters Approve Capital Project Levy and Bond Referendum in Aug. 9 Election
Thank you St. Louis Park voters for your support of the capital project levy to support technology staff, systems, and equipment, and bond referendum to restore, repair and update facilities in the August 9 Primary Election. With all 15 precincts reporting, question one regarding the capital project levy for technology passed with 72.79 percent of the vote. Question two regarding the bond referendum passed with 70.46% percent of the vote. Read More.
Rachel Hicks, APR, Named Interim Director of Communications
St. Louis Park Public Schools is pleased to announce that Rachel Hicks, APR, will join the District beginning Monday, August 8, as Interim Director of Communications for the 2022-23 school year. Hicks has led strategic communications for Minnesota’s urban and suburban school districts for the past 15 years including Rochester Public Schools, Minneapolis Public Schools, and most recently Intermediate District 287. She earned her Accreditation in Public Relations (APR) in 2020 and is a board member of both the Minnesota School Public Relations Association and Cultural Jambalaya. Read More.
Freshman Orientation Scheduled for Thursday, September 1
Freshman Orientation is planned for Thursday, September 1 from 8:30-11:30 a.m., with a parent/caregiver orientation that same evening (Thursday, Sept. 1) at 6 p.m., that people can attend either virtually or in person. Students will receive their class schedules, be able to tour the building and attend the Activity Fair to learn about all the great things going on at St. Louis Park High School. More information regarding both these events will be available in a back-to-school mailing that families will receive in August.
Alyssa Gardner Named Assistant Principal at St. Louis Park High School
St. Louis Park Public Schools is pleased to announce that Alyssa Gardner has been hired to serve as Assistant Principal at St. Louis Park High School. Gardner will fill the vacancy left by former Assistant Principal Todd Goggleye and is expected to start her new position on July 27. Gardner has served as an assistant principal at the middle school level for the past five years, including at Battle Creek Middle School in St. Paul, and in the Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, Gardner worked as a high school counselor in Racine.
2022-23 Application for Educational Benefits Now Available
For the 2022-23 school year, USDA rules for school meals will return to pre-COVID guidelines. This means that families will need to pay for student meals unless they apply (see below) and qualify for educational benefits. If families complete the form and qualify, your child will be eligible for free or reduced priced meals and other educational benefits. The application can be filled out in a number of different ways including online through your Wordware or PowerSchool account, or by filling out a paper copy. Download a paper copy: English | Español | Soomaali
SLP Summer Reading Festival is August 8-14
SLP Community Education is hosting a "Fun & Books Event" on Monday, August 8, from 5-7 p.m., at the High School Stadium as part of the SLP Summer Reading Festival. There will be book giveaways for children and adults, school supply distribution (while supplies last), inflatables, concessions for sale, and music and dancing. In the case of rain, the event will be moved indoors to the Central Community Center gymnasium. For more information, follow the SLP Summer Reading Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SLPReadFest/.
2022-23 School Supply Lists for Grades K-8
Have your student ready to go in the Fall by getting a head start on school supplies for the 2022-23 school year. Click here to access school supply lists for all four elementary schools and St. Louis Park Middle School. Please note that there is no school supply list for St. Louis Park High School. Students should utilize systems that work for them, either a folder and notebook for each class or some kind of 3-ring binder. If teachers have specific requests, they will let students know within the first week of school.
School Board Candidate Filing Period is August 2-16
Two seats on the St. Louis Park Public Schools School Board will be up for election on November 8, 2022. One seat has a one-year term that will expire on December 31, 2023. A second seat has a three-year term that will expire on December 31, 2025. The candidate filing period to run for one of these two seats is August 2-16. A candidate must indicate at the time of filing if they intend to run for the one-year term or the three-year term. Candidates are required to fill out an Affidavit of Candidacy and pay a $2 filing fee. Candidates can file at the city clerk’s office, located at 5005 Minnetonka Blvd.
Cam Muata Named 2022-23 Middle School Interim Assistant Principal
St. Louis Park Public Schools is pleased to announce that Cam Muata will serve as Interim Assistant Principal at St. Louis Park Middle School for the 2022-23 school year. Muata has served in St. Louis Park Public Schools as a Racial Equity Instructional Coach since 2016. Prior to joining St. Louis Park, Muata served in various teaching roles in Robbinsdale Area Schools dating back to 1996. Read More.
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 (weekly districtwide parent/guardian 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)
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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
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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 www.slpschools.org/2022referendum.
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.
St. Louis Park In The News
St. Louis Park Baseball Team Enjoys First State Tournament Run in 70 Years
June 10, 2022 | Fox 9
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 | Specialolympics.org
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