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October 30, 2023



St. Louis Park High School prides itself on being an inclusive community of diverse learners. Most often, our students demonstrate respect for others and thrive together in the inclusive culture we work hard to nurture. We hold high expectations for both academic and behavior standards. To maintain our safe environment and to focus on learning, it is essential that students conduct themselves in a manner that allows each individual to show up as their authentic selves. Creating and sustaining a culture and climate of safety and care requires each of us to honor the identities of our students, staff, and families. 


The war between Israel and Hamas can be felt globally and is activating strong emotions for some students in our learning community. While we witnessed many students and staff supporting each other in amazing ways, we have experienced some inappropriate behavior among students as well. Anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, and other forms of hate and/or bias often manifest during times of crises, war, violence, and terrorism. Actions that dehumanize the identity of our SLPHS community are unacceptable and are taken seriously.  

As an institution of education, we aim to interrupt harm caused, while teaching students to do better. To that end, we will take the following actions:

  • Continue to collaborate with staff about community expectations so that they understand how to support students. 
  • Hold students accountable for interactions resulting in harm by utilizing the array of tools available to us in our district student intervention policy.
  • Review community expectations with students by collaborating with our Park PRIDE/Connections Advisory committee. 
  • Provide restorative spaces for all SLPHS community members, especially those directly impacted by this conflict.
  • Ensure contact information for leadership team members is accessible for both students and families. 
  • Increase communication with students and families about supports available, in particular families most directly impacted by the conflict. 

Support for students

As we lean into the mission, vision, and core values of our diverse community, SLPHS would like to remind you that if students see or experience situations of bullying, harassment, or the use of hate speech, please report it immediately to high school administration.  

Students needing support in processing global events have access to our student support team of counselors, social workers, ASCs, and administrators. Students can find their support staff here

We also encourage families to review Talking to Children and Teens About the Israel-Gaza War, which provides a starting point for adults in our community to process these global events with students.


IB Exam QR Code:

Registration: IB External Assessment

We would like to inform all parents and students about the registration for the IB External Assessment that will take place in May 2024. Please take note of the following essential details:

Registration Details:

  • Total Registration
  • Exam Type: IB External Assessment - May 2024
  • Registration Fee: $70
  • Educational Benefits: Eligible students are encouraged to complete the requisite form to explore potential financial assistance.
  • Late Fee: Commencing on November 16th, a late fee of $40 will be imposed. Early registration is advised to avoid this additional cost.
  • Registration Deadline: The official registration deadline for the exam is December 15th, with the late fee still in effect.

IB Exam QR Code:

Faduma Adeed

Enrichment Coordinator 

[email protected]


Are you looking for a place to study and work on homework after school?

The Orioles’ Nest is the place for you! 

Whether you are looking for a place to work on group projects, complete credit recovery work or a space for more individual support the Nest is your after school academic support hub! 

The Nest is located in the Learning Lab in the A2 Hallway and runs on most Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm -5:30pm.

Please sign up for the Nest in advance through Student Support Time. Only 25 students are allowed a night, if your name is not on the list you will be asked to try again for another night! 

Need transportation? Not a problem! The after school activity bus picks students up at 5:45pm and drops students off at hub stops. Please sign up for transportation 5 days before you plan on attending.

Website for Transportation

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kaelyn (9th Grade ASC)

[email protected]


Aliya Ade

[email protected]

Siham Mohamoud

[email protected]


Invitation St. Louis Park High School Career Pathway Advisory Meeting

Register for the event

St. Louis Park High School Career Pathway Advisory Meeting

  • Friday, November 10, 2023
  • St. Louis Park High School
  • 7:30 am - 9:00 am

Join us for an exciting in-person event at St. Louis Park High School! The Career Pathway Advisory Board is the perfect opportunity to develop business, industry and education partnerships that support relevant, experiential, and skill building opportunities for our students and teachers.

At this meeting we will:

  • Start with a light breakfast, welcome and introductions
  • Divide into work groups (career pathways) reflect on past work, discuss goals for this school year, and create action items

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to network, gain insight into the Career Pathways of St. Louis Park High School and ignite your passion to support our future workforce.

St. Louis Park Career Pathway Groups

Business & Computer Science, Health Science, Construction, Engineering & Manufacturing, Communications Technology (new 23/24), Law & Public Policy, and Multilingual Learner

Register for the event.

Contact: Kara Mueller, Career & College Coordinator, St. Louis Park High School [email protected]


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]


Abigail Lugo

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Abigail Lugo

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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 SLP community.

Parents and Caregivers, we’re here as your one stop shop for opportunities where you can use your skills and donate your time in support of our high school community. 

Ways to help:

  • Treats for staff needed for Oct. 31 and Nov. 21 Show our staff how much you care by signing up to donate treats for staff. Our next open dates are Oct. 31 and Nov. 21 - please sign up and show your support
  • Mark your calendar for the next PEAC meeting! Please join us on Nov. 8 from 7-8p.m. At the St. Louis Park High School.
  • Share your skills! 
  • Lead the Ultimate Sport for the Mind: the FIRST Robotics team for SLPHS - established in 2009, this team brings together students who have a love of robotics. The team is looking for a new leader who will support the team in 2024 by helping students raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots. A new leader will have access to a very supportive community of team leaders from other schools. To learn more about this role, please contact Ken Rosen at [email protected].
  • Board members needed! St. Louis Park Dollars for Scholars, affiliated with Scholarship America, is a volunteer, community based organization committed to raising scholarships funds for St. Louis Park High School seniors. Their 2022 Awards Night celebrated 97 graduating seniors with $130,000 in Dollars for Scholars scholarship awards. Please contact Barb Nelson, SLPHS Counselor and Scholarship Coordinator at 952-928-6131 or [email protected] to learn about becoming a board member or ways you can help. 
  • Donate via Amazon Wish Lists! You have two opportunities to give:
  • General school supplies at Amazon (Attention: School Supplies)
  • Art supplies at Amazon (Attention: Art Teacher Herbst)

Drop off your donations at the Main Office or manually enter the school address for delivery, including Attention: School Supplies or Art Teacher Herbst.

  • Attend a Coffee with the Principal Please join us for our next Coffee with the Principal.


  • December 12, 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. 
  • March 4, 12:00 - 12:30 p.m.

Where: High School front office

Why: It’s your opportunity to spend time with Principal LaNisha Paddock—she’ll share updates on timely topics and you can bring your questions.

If you are interested in being part of the PEAC for a short-term project or a longer-term stint, we’d love to have you join the team. Please send us a note at [email protected].

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!!

PEAC - Parent Engagement Advisory Committee

Roni Falck, Julie Yakes - Co-Chairs

Ben Schein - Treasurer

Jen Beach - Communications


Saturday Nov.11

10:30-12:00 Noon

Westwood Hills Nature Center - Aspen Room

8300 W Franklin Ave, St.Louis Park 55426


Eat Donuts and Learn More About Park Public Schools & Community Foundation 

On Thursday, Nov.16, 2023, between 7 - 9:30 a.m., at Angel Food Bakery, learn more about the Park Public Schools & Community Foundation (PPS&CF) and the amazing work being done in our community and schools with grants made possible by the Foundation and our generous donors. 

Every year, the PPS&CF raises funds and makes grants to teachers in our district in grades pre k-12 for projects that inspire and enhance our students’ education. In the 2022-23 school year alone, the Foundation was able to make grants totaling over $55,000! Examples include paying for new play equipment for preschoolers; a potter’s wheel and slab at the Middle School; exciting field trips to bring classroom learning to life; a mobile makerspace; a kindness rocks garden project; innovative instruments combining engineering and music; and cutting edge technology bridging the physical education and science curriculums at the High School. 

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

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

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