Fifth- and sixth-graders from Park Spanish Immersion Elementary and St. Louis Park Middle School went to the Midwest Kodály Music Educators of America conference in Omaha, NE.
Park Spanish Immersion Elementary
Monday, December 10, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
The fifth-graders were the only elementary school represented at the statewide event of the American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota on Nov. 16.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Greg Goddard of St. Louis Park High School was one of 10 finalists.
Jackie Roehl, a 10th-grade English teacher at Edina High School, topped St. Louis Park High School's Greg Goddard and eight other finalists for the Minnesota Teacher of the Year Award on Sunday. There were 111 candidates overall in this the 48th year of the award program, which is sponsored by the state teachers union, Education Minnesota. Goddard, an AP psychology and social studies teacher, was nominated by LeeAnn Stephens, who currently works with Goddard at the high school but won the Teacher of the Year award in 2006 while working at Park Spanish Immersion. You can read more about Goddard in this St. Louis Park Patch interview from February.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Six different countries will be highlighted by students.
The community is invited to see native dances from six different countries Friday as Park Spanish Immersion students perform. Students in grades 2-5 will showcase dances from Spain, as well as several South American countries. The performance will be at St. Louis Park High School and will begin at 7 p.m. Please see our event listing for more information. You can see a preview of what to expect by checking out the photos above, which were shot at a PSI assembly on Wednesday. Thanks to Lisa Robinson for sending us the photos.
Friday, February 24, 2012
The Park Spanish Immersion Drama Club will be presenting four different versions of the "Three Little Pigs."
They'll huff, they'll puff, and inevitably, houses will come down. The Park Spanish Immersion Drama Club (or Club de teatro) will be presenting four different versions of the popular tale of the "Three Little Pigs"—all completely in Spanish. After the 60 students in the club performed for classmates earlier in the week (thanks to Lisa Robinson for the photos of that—see above), the show will debut tonight for the public at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The Club de teatro will hold a second performance on Saturday at 7 p.m. Both shows will be at PSI. *** IF YOU GO
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Students in the Extended Spanish Program will now take math in English.
The St. Louis Park School Board voted on Monday to slightly reduce the amount of Spanish immersion offerings available to sixth-grade students, a move board members hope will bring more equity to the junior high. Specifically, the change impacts students in the Extended Spanish Program, which was implemented for sixth-graders at the junior high after Park Spanish Immersion Elementary dropped sixth grade and became a K-5 school during the district's 2010 reorganization. Students in the ESP program will now be taught math in English after previously having the class in Spanish. These students will continue to have social studies and science in Spanish, in addition to a few other classes. Board members were split over whether to reduce …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Fifth graders from St. Louis Park Spanish Immersion participated.
On Nov. 28, 42 fifth grade students from Park Spanish Immersion Elementary helped kick off the holiday season by singing at a Toys for Tots event in Hopkins. The young singers, under the direction of music teacher Deborah Lamb, were at Cargill's offices to start the fundraising drive. Among their selections were a greeting song from West Africa, "Waka Waka," in honor of the 2010 World Cup, as well as traditional pieces like "Jingle Bells." “The students were so excited and honored to be invited," Lamb said. "They took the responsibility very seriously and wanted to do an excellent job."
Friday, May 27, 2011
The hire will likely be made over the summer.
Under attack from parents who accused her and St. Louis Park schools of undermining their children's educations, superintendent Debra Bowers announced that in the fall, the district would be adding an additional sixth grade teacher to St. Louis Park Junior High. Many parents—predominantly those of children who attend or attended the neighborhood elementary schools—asserted during a Monday school board meeting that their children faced significantly higher class sizes than children who attended Park Spanish Immersion School, many of whom are enrolled in the Junior High's Extended Spanish Program. The roots of the problem, said board member Jim Yarosh, stem from an incomplete transition plan implemented at the end of last school year. "We …