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Af-Soomaali ku daawo

March 11, 2024




Graduating class of 2024! Please complete the Google form using the QR code below so your nation's flag can be represented at Graduation. Review the list of flags already included before submitting. GO PARK!

Spring Conferences

Spring Conferences will take place this week. Each teacher will have availability for virtual conferences across the evenings of Monday, March 11th to Thursday, March 14th. On Friday, March 15th all students will be engaged in digital learning from home, and teachers will have in-person and virtual availability from 7:30am-3:30pm. 

Conference sign-ups were emailed out on Tuesday, March 5th. If you have specific questions about scheduling with a teacher, please reach out to that teacher directly. If you have any issue accessing the sign-up link, please email [email protected].


In recognition of Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting, prayer, reflection and community. This year, it will take place from March 10 to April 9. Practicing Muslim students will be fasting from dawn until dusk (approx. 5:30 a.m to 7:30 p.m). During their daily fasts, students will not partake in any food or beverage. Please be aware of what we are sharing with SLP staff about how they can provide support to students during this time:

  • Understanding and patience: Students may show signs of exhaustion, hunger and dehydration. Celebrations often involve gatherings and prayers late into the night, so it’s not unusual for students to be up past midnight for prayers and then get up at 3:30-4 a.m. to eat before dawn. Even students who do not fast may be tired as they may stay up late celebrating with their families.
  • Diversity within diversity: There is diversity within diversity, and not everyone will observe in the same way. Do not ask why someone may choose not to fast. There are many reasons why someone might not fast - it is not appropriate to ask about this. 
  • Fasting: Educators may provide spaces for students to be away from others while eating and drinking is present. It is best to allow students a separate place. 
  • Prayer spaces: Help to direct students to designated prayer spaces. Fasting students may request a space for prayer, and they will need to face East. Students may pray five or more times per day.
  • Acknowledgement: It’s also appropriate to say “Happy Ramadan, “Ramadan Kareem,” “Happy Mubarak,” “Ramadan Mubarak” if you wish to acknowledge the holiday.



Friday, April 19th will be our spring Family Engagement Day. We are welcoming families into the SLPHS Activity Center to engage with our various departments in activities that demonstrate what students are learning.  More detailed information will be forthcoming.

Planning for the school year 24-25 Family Engagement Event(s) are underway.  Based on family feedback, SLPHS will be providing evening opportunities.  GO PARK!


JA + DECA + Peter Hobert Kinders = HUGE Impact

as we reflect on the lasting impact created by the DECA students, it’s evident that the seeds of inspiration on this day will continue to flourish. We are grateful for the invaluable role the DECA students embrace in shaping not only the educational journey but also fostering their own leadership potential and personal development. The DECA students are truly instrumental in creating a positive ripple effect that extends far beyond the classroom – and JA is honored to be a part of that.”

- Amanda Hillman, JA Director of Metro Programs

This year, DECA students are teaming up with Junior Achievement North to bring days of learning to Peter Hobert students. This past week, our students spent the day in all PH Kindergarten classrooms sharing their brilliance.



Congratulations to all of the participants in this year’s Art Exhibition! Please join us for a reception and ceremony on Wednesday starting at 5:30 in the Normandale Fine Arts Building!

Student Name








Bedside Water Carafe

John Gruen



Sea Creature Form

Ajia Hatfield



Portrait of Kadir

Otoha Masaki



walking through Kyoto

Layla Mickelson



Peanut Butter & Jelly

Abdikadir Mohamed



Faces Triptych

Abdikadir Mohamed




Hayat Mohamed



Sweet Art Care

Aurora Pascual



Loveliest Lies of All

Cora zumBrunnen


Watercolor and Acrylic

swimming with whale sharks


Are you getting enough sleep?

It's recommended that teenagers get 9-12 hours of sleep each night. Getting adequate sleep reduces stress, restores our immune system, boosts our mood, and improves memory. Sleeping well is even associated with better grades and increased energy throughout the day. If you are a student, sleep is an especially important part of your education! Check out the Tips for Better Sleep | Change to Chill

Barb Nelson


[email protected]


Change to Chill Survey

Students and caregivers are now invited to participate in a 5-7 minute survey about their experience with Change to Chill.

Caregivers who complete the survey will have the option to enter into a raffle for a $25 Target gift card; 3 winners will be randomly selected after the survey closes.

Caregiver survey:

Please encourage your student to respond as well:

Student survey:


Each month through the 6425 and Schoology, lessons will be published at the beginning of the month. You can find all the lessons on the SLPHS Student Digital Learning Support under the SLPHS academy.

Each lesson will include the standards from the ISTE Standards and well as the MN ELA Standards

This week’s lesson for the SLPHS Digital Citizen Academy lesson Writing a Formal Email, including the parts of an email and how to clearly convey your ideas.

This week’s lesson for the SLPHS Digital Citizen Academy lesson Writing a Formal Email, including the parts of an email and how to clearly convey your ideas.

This is the second lesson in the SLPHS Digital Citizen Academy. The purpose of these lessons are to expose students to different aspects of being a digital citizen with self paced lessons that can be facilitated by students, families, and teachers. 


Click here to vote for Book Madness Round of 16 by Tuesday, March 12th


Caretakers, need to set up your account for PowerSchool or Schoology? Or don’t remember your password?

Please follow this link for directions.

Alison Tsuchiya Theiler

Media Center Specialist

[email protected]

Did Someone Say Pie? 

Need somewhere to pick up Pie for Pi Day, the Bakehouse is opening up the shop for a pi(e) day pop-up on Thursday 3/14 from 7am-4pm.

They will have a variety of 9" pies available including:

- mango meringue pie with graham crust

- chocolate cream pie with chocolate sable crust

- bourbon caramel apple pie with streusel top

- key lime

- chocolate coconut

a pi(e) 🥧 flight, hand pies and so much more...

swing by on 3/14 to @bakehousemn

4615 Excelsior Boulevard

St. Louis Park, MN 55416


Our Parent Engagement Advisory Committee (PEAC) Mission:

We partner to create a collaborative and inclusive learning environment for students, families and educators that fosters and embraces the brilliance of the St. Louis Park community.

Parents and Caregivers, Spring break is almost here. Check out the opportunities below to find ways to participate in our high school community. If you have questions, please send a note to [email protected].



Don't miss out on this great community event to support our Class of 2024 Seniors @ Steel Toe🧡🖤🧡🖤

Drinks, Raffle, Snacks, Bingo, Lucky Shamrock Draw, Opportunity to purchase Senior Park Apparel & Socialize with our Community including Senior Parents & Guardians.

Scan QR code or click here to register:


Mark your calendar and attend our final PEAC meeting of the school year on April 16 (7:00 - 8:00 p.m) in person at the high school. Here’s where you can get important updates from the Principal team and key department stakeholders.

Learn fun facts about the high school experience. Big and small, there is a lot to be proud of. Did you know…

  • Each year approximately 50 students become Certified Nursing Assistants, which allows them to begin working in jobs with average pay of $28 per hour and they are that much closer to getting their nursing degrees?

  • 55 Personal Finance students were invited to JA Finance Park, which is part Junior Achievement. This visit encompassed important elements of personal financial literacy and career awareness, and each student became an adult for the day - responsible for planning a monthly budget for themselves and their fictional families.


If you are interested in being part of the PEAC, we’d love to have you join the team. Please send us a note at [email protected].

Thank you!

PEAC - Parent Engagement Advisory Committee

Roni Falck, Julie Yakes - Co-Chairs

Ben Schein - Treasurer

Jen Beach - Communications


National School Social Worker Week

It is School Social Worker Week (March 3-9)! We extend our heartfelt gratitude to the incredible individuals who play a pivotal role in supporting our students and fostering a positive school environment. To all the dedicated school social workers out there: thank you for your unwavering commitment, empathy, and tireless efforts in nurturing the well-being of our young minds. This year, the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA) is celebrating it’s 30th year as an organization. They are highlighting the PEARLs of wisdom that each School Social Worker brings to their campus and community. PEARLs stands for: 

  • Practice History
  • Education
  • Advocacy
  • Resources
  • Leadership

Provide online community feedback on superintendent finalists by March 8

We invite you to watch the first round of interviews and community Q&A sessions and submit online community feedback anytime before Friday, March 8 at 5pm.

Submit online community feedback

Finalist Interviews on Wed., March 13, 2024 at 3:30pm

Finalist Interviews will take place on March 13 beginning at 3:30pm at Central Community Center (6300 Walker Street) in Room 21. Attend in person or watch the live stream. The links to livestream and provide online community feedback will be provided prior to the final interviews. View the flier in English, Spanish, and Somali.

6425 West 33rd St. | St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Phone: 952-928-6100 | Fax: 952-928-6113

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