Letter to the Students
Nondiscrimination Information
Philosophy on Sports and Activities
Activities/Sports Policies
Adding or Dropping Activities or Sports
Athletics
   Baseball
   Basketball, Boys
   Basketball, Girls
   Cheer Team
   Cross Country Running
   Dance Team
   Football
   Golf, Boys
   Golf, Girls
   Gymnastics, Girls
   Hockey, Boys
   Hockey, Girls
   Nordic Skiing
   Soccer, Boys
   Soccer, Girls
   Softball
   Swimming And Diving, Boys
   Swimming And Diving, Girls
   Synchronized Swimming
   Tennis, Boys
   Tennis, Girls
   Track And Field, Boys
   Track And Field, Girls
   Volleyball

Co-Curricular Activities
   Community Service
   Concert Band
   Echo
   Echowan
   H.E.A.R.T.
   Jazz Labs
   Mandala
   Mixed Chorus
   Orchestra
   Park Singers
   Women'S Chorus

Extra-Curricular Activities
   Activities For Drug Awareness (A.F.D.A.)
   Conflict Resolution
   Debate
   Fall Musical
   Human Mosaic
   Kdxl Radio
   Math Team
   National Honor Society
   Natural Helpers
   Odyssey Of The Mind
   Quiz Bowl
   Save Our Surroundings (S.O.S.)
   Science Challenge
   Speech Team
   Spring Play
   Stop
   Students Against Driving Drunk (S.A.D.D.)
   Student Council
   Thespians
   Winter One Act Plays

Park High Loyalty Song
Classic Lake Conference Sportsmanship

To the Students of St. Louis Park High School:

This activity booklet welcomes you to the enrichment program at St. Louis Park High School. Please look at the many activity programs offered in the different areas &endash; athletics, fine arts, service, academic and occupation-related. Then, take a risk, join one and get involved.

We guarantee you will meet new friends and get more involved with your school. These activities provide excellent opportunities for teamwork and leadership development as well as a chance to develop your individual talents. Your involvement will help you as you look to your future, since most employers and colleges use a summary of a student's participation in activities as a predictor of job and academic success.

If you have questions that are not answered in this booklet, please direct them to Sharon Warner, Activities Coordinator or Holly Huso, Athletic Director.

We're glad you're here at Park High and we hope you'll choose to participate in one or more of these activities. Have a great year!

Sincerely,

Robert Laney
Principal

Sharon Warner
Activities Coordinator

Holly Huso
Athletic Director

 

 

Nondiscrimination Information

 

DISTRICT 283 DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX OR HANDICAP IN ADMISSION, TREATMENT OR ACCESS TO ITS PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES OR IN EMPLOYMENT IN ITS PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES.

Requirements are specified in Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and Title VII of the 1972 Equal Employment Opportunity Act.

Inquiries regarding Title IX, VI and VII may be made by students, parents, employees or applicants by contacting:

Jim Martin, Director of Human Services
St. Louis Park Independent School District #283
6425 West 33rd Street
St. Louis Park, MN 55426

Copies of grievance procedures and forms for submitting grievances are available to all staff, students and parents through your building principal or from the St. Louis Park Administration offices.

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St. Louis Park Philosophy on Sports and Activities

The philosophy of St. Louis Park Schools is to encourage the emotional, physical and intellectual development of each student. To that end, the St. Louis Park Schools have established a comprehensive program of student activities and all students are urged to participate in a variety of activities.

Each student participant in any activity must accept responsibility of representing St. Louis Park High School in the best possible way personally, academically and in a good sportsmanlike manner. Each student is given an opportunity, if eligible, to become a part of a team, club or organization. Continued participation depends on the coach's or advisor's perception of the individual's attitude toward the rules and regulations governing participation. All rules and regulations of the Minnesota State High School League concerning academic eligibility, prohibitive use of drugs, tobacco and alcohol are followed and enforced.

We encourage parents, participants and advisors/coaches to recognize that student activities require a spirit of cooperation and mutual understanding as well as an appreciation for the experience offered.

For these programs the following guidelines have been developed:

1. Be aware of the time demands and commitments of the activity and accept responsibility for being prompt and regular in attendance and in fulfilling duties.

2. Demonstrate a sincere interest and consistent effort to improve skills commensurate with ability.

3. Demonstrate an attitude of cooperation and concern for the total group or team.

4. Take proper care of and have respect for the equipment, facilities and materials used in the activity.

 

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Activities/Sports Policies

Staff Council has determined the academic requirements for those who choose to participate in athletics at St. Louis Park High School. The following policies apply:

Student-Athletes in the Class of 1997 will be required to have a 1.5 GPA from the previous semester. In subsequent semesters, they will be required to receive a 1.5 GPA at the conclusion of each semester while participating in athletics at St. Louis Park High School.

Student-Athletes in the Classes of 1998, 1999, 2000 and all subsequent classes will be required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 1.5 or above in order to participate in athletics throughout their time at St. Louis Park High School.

Special Education students may be exempted from this policy. The case manager will make a recommendation to the Athletic Director regarding the student's involvement in athletics.

A formal appeals process is available through the Athletic Office. An Appeals Board is in place to hear individual cases regarding eligibility.

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Adding or Dropping Activities or Sports

Activities:

Students interested in forming a new group should secure the assistance of an adult advisor (preferably a member of the high school staff) and see the activity coordinator for the form to fill out explaining the request. There should be at least 15 members who have indicated an interest in the group at the time that the request is brought back for consideration. All activities must be scheduled on the school calendar and have an advisor present at all meetings.

Dropping an activity is done by the Principal when it is determined that there are not sufficient numbers of students who are active members to maintain the organization. Any group which is dropped from the list can be reconsidered if student interest is high and if students wish to follow the procedure described above for starting a new activity.

Sports:

Secondary students will be surveyed at least every other year to determine interest in interscholastic offerings. The information collected through student surveys will be used to identify potential additions to or deletions of interscholastic offerings. Students also may initiate consideration of interscholastic program changes through petitions directed to the appropriate Athletic Director demonstrating substantial student interest in a particular activity.

Potential interscholastic activity offering additions/deletions will be judged on all of the following criteria:

1) There is substantial interest and ability to sustain a viable team as determined by the District.

2) It will substantially address an imbalance in participation rates by males and females (gender equity).

3) It is a conference sport or there is reasonable expectation that it will soon be.

4) It is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) or there is a reasonable expectation that it soon will be.

5) There is availability of appropriate facilities as determined by the District.

6) There is availability of qualified coaches as determined by the District.

7) Resources are available to implement and sustain the cost as determined by the District.

Interscholastic athletic activity programs may be considered for deletion when any of the above criteria are no longer satisfied.

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ATHLETICS

 

BASEBALL

Advisor's name: Al Wachutka
Where to locate advisor: Room C161
Meeting times and places: After school at High School Field, Dakota Field or Paul Frank Field
Length and timing of season: March through mid-June
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Baseball glove, spikes, practice clothes, tennis shoes when inside
Description: Open to grades 9-12. The program provides a full schedule of interscholastic competition.

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BASKETBALL, BOYS

Advisor's name: Tom Bardal
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school in the gymnasium at 2:30 or 5:00 p.m., alternating with girls basketball
Length and timing of season: November through March
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Basketball shoes, practice clothes
Description: Open to grades 9-12, with competition available at four levels. Opportunity to develop individual and team skills. There also are opportunities for managers, scorekeepers and statisticians.

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BASKETBALL, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Lisa Schmidt
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school in the gymnasium at 2:30 or 5:00 p.m., alternating with boys basketball
Length and timing of season: November through March
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Basketball shoes, practice clothes
Description: Open to grades 9-12, with competition available at four levels if numbers allow. Opportunity to develop individual and team skills. There also are opportunities for managers and statisticians.

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CHEER TEAM

Advisors' names: Missy Ketchum / Mike Terrio
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: Before or after school, evenings and/or Saturdays
Length and timing of season: Cheer Team practice is held in the summer through mid-March.
Cost: $35
Equipment required: Cheer Team members are required to purchase their own briefs, shoes, socks, turtlenecks, sweatsuits and mittens. Summer camp, competition travel costs and other expenses.
Description: Open to both boys and girls. Cuts may be necessary. Responsibilities include athletic events, fund-raisers and pepfests. Encourages school spirit, develops a sense of good sportsmanship among students, and builds better relationships between schools during athletic events. Tryouts are held in the spring for the following school year; occasionally a second tryout is held in the fall if spots are available.

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CROSS COUNTRY RUNNING, GIRLS AND BOYS

Advisor's name: Tom Morgan
Where to locate advisor: Physical Education Office
Meeting times and places: After school practice and meets
Length and timing of season: August through the first week of November
Cost: $40
Equipment required: Practice clothes, running shoes, sweats
Description: Open to boys and girls grades 9-12. Cross Country Running is a team and individual sport open to those of all abilities.

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DANCE TEAM

Advisor's name: Jennifer Dols
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school in the Aerobic Room and/or Dakota or 33rd Foyer
Length and timing of season: Practices occur during the summer and throughout the school year. Performance season is in the fall; competitive season is held in the winter.
Cost: $35
Equipment required: Costumes, practice clothes, shoes
Description: The Dance Team performs at many events throughout the year and competes in the Classic Lake Conference against other Dance Teams during the winter season.

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FOOTBALL

Advisor's name: Jim Bigot
Where to locate advisor: Junior High Physical Education Department
Meeting times and places: Mornings/evenings in August; after school during the school year; at the High School Field inside the track
Length and timing of season: Mid-August through the end of October
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Football cleats, practice clothes
Description: Open to grades 9-12, with competition at the Varsity, C Squad and 9th grade levels. Football involves a great deal of physical contact and requires a high level of conditioning. The team concept is stressed throughout the program.

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GOLF, BOYS

Advisor's name: Greg Goddard
Where to locate advisor: Room C375
Meeting times and places: After school at area golf courses
Length and timing of season: Mid-March through early June
Cost: $35
Equipment required: Golf clubs, bag, proper attire
Description: Golf is a lifelong activity. Once skills are learned, you can put them to use in a competitive way. The sport involves team and individual development. Open to grades 7-12. Cuts may be necessary.

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GOLF, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Bruce McLean
Where to locate advisor: Room C359
Meeting times and places: After school at local golf courses
Length and timing of season: Mid-March through early June
Cost: $35
Equipment required: Golf clubs, bag, proper attire
Description: Golf is a lifelong activity. Once skills are learned, you can put them to use in a competitive way. The sport involves team and individual development. Open to grades 7-12. Cuts may be necessary.

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GYMNASTICS, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Jodi Schaefer
Where to locate advisor: Central Community Center
Meeting times and places: After school to early evening at Central Community Center Gymnastics Gym
Length and timing of season: Mid-November through early March
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Practice clothes
Description: Open to grades 7-12. Competitive program that develops gymnasts individually and as a team. Varsity and Junior Varsity competition available.

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HOCKEY, BOYS

Advisor's name: John Barger
Where to locate advisor: Junior High Physical Education Office
Meeting times and places: Daily practice after school at SLP Recreation Center
Length and timing of season: Mid-November to mid-March
Cost: $85
Equipment required: Hockey skates, sticks, shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, goalie equipment, practice clothes
Description: Games are played on a Junior Varsity and Varsity level in the Classic Lake Conference. A winter break tournament is included in the schedule.

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HOCKEY, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Janice Klausing
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: Daily practice after school at SLP Recreation Center
Length and timing of season: End of October through February
Cost: $85
Equipment required: Hockey skates, sticks, shin pads, shoulder pads, elbow pads, goalie equipment, practice clothes
Description: Games are played on the Varsity level only in the Classic Lake Conference. Open to grades 7-12.

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NORDIC SKIING, GIRLS AND BOYS

Advisor's name: Jim Gulstrand
Where to locate advisor: Junior High
Meeting times and places: After school at area parks
Length and timing of season: Mid-November through mid-February
Cost: $40
Equipment required: Skis, boots, poles, appropriate winter clothes
Description: Those of all abilities are welcome to develop their skills on this team. Individual development will be stressed.

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SOCCER, BOYS

Advisor's name: Jason Luedtke
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school at Oak Park
Length and timing of season: August through early November
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Practice clothes including soccer shoes, shin guards
Description: Open to grades 9-12. Competition available at three levels: Varsity, Junior Varsity and C Squad. Practices are designed to improve physical conditioning, individual skills and to develop the team concept.

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SOCCER, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Brad Brubaker
Where to locate advisor: Junior High
Meeting times and places: After school at Paul Frank Field
Length and timing of season: August through early November
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Practice clothes including soccer shoes, shin guards
Description: Competition is provided at two or three levels, depending on the number of participants. Practices are designed to improve physical conditioning, individual skills and to develop the team concept.

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SOFTBALL

Advisor's name: Jenny Buskey
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school at Dakota Field
Length and timing of season: March through the first week of June
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Softball glove, spikes, practice clothes, sweats
Description: Open to grades 9-12. Softball is fast pitch, involves bunting and stealing bases. There is an emphasis on pitching.

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SWIMMING AND DIVING, BOYS

Advisor's name: Carley Anderson
Where to locate advisor: Social Studies Office, 3rd floor C
Meeting times and places: After school at Senior High or Junior High pool. Divers practice at off-site pool.
Length and timing of season: November to March
Cost:$40
Equipment required: Goggles and practice suits
Description: Open to grades 7-12. This is a competitive swim program that takes athletes of all abilities. Any interested student is welcome to join.

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SWIMMING AND DIVING, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Carley Anderson
Where to locate advisor: Social Studies Office, 3rd floor C
Meeting times and places: After school at Senior High or Junior High pool. Divers practice at off-site pool.
Length and timing of season: August through mid-November
Cost: $40
Equipment required: Goggles and practice suits
Description: Open to grades 9-12. This is a competitive swim program that takes athletes of all abilities. Any interested student is welcome to join.

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SYNCHRONIZED SWIMMING

Advisor's name: To be determined
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school at Senior High, Junior High or Central pool.
Length and timing of season: March through end of May
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Swimsuits, towels, sweats
Description: Open to grades 7-12. This competitive program develops synchronized swimmers at a variety of levels.

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TENNIS, BOYS

Advisor's name: Scott Danielson
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school at High School courts
Length and timing of season: Late March through early June
Cost: $40
Equipment required: Racquet, shoes, black tennis shorts (with pockets) and a team T-shirt available at the beginning of the season at a reasonable cost
Description: Open to grades 7-12. Competition at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level. Beginning tennis players are welcome. Skill development is stressed.

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TENNIS, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Greg Holmbeck
Where to locate advisor: Room B235
Meeting times and places: After school at High School courts
Length and timing of season: August through the second week of October
Cost: $40
Equipment required: Racquet, shoes, black tennis shorts (with pockets) and a team Tshirt available at the beginning of the season at a reasonable cost.
Description: Open to grades 7-12. Competition at the Varsity and Junior Varsity level. Beginning tennis players are welcome. Skill development is stressed.

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TRACK AND FIELD, BOYS

Advisor's name: Jeff Gullord
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: After school at the High School track
Length and timing of season: Early March through early June
Cost: $40
Equipment required: Running shoes, practice clothes, sweats
Description: Open to grades 9-12. Running events include 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 meters, relay and hurdles. Field events include pole vault, high jump, shot put, discus, long jump and triple jump. All participants compete on a Varsity or Junior Varsity level.

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TRACK AND FIELD, GIRLS

Advisor's name: Brad Brubaker
Where to locate advisor: Junior High
Meeting times and places: After school at the High School track
Length and timing of season: Early March through early June
Cost: $40
Equipment required: Running shoes, practice clothes, sweats
Description: Open to grades 9-12. Running events include 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600 and 3200 meters, relay and hurdles. Field events include high jump, shot put, discus, long jump and triple jump. All participants compete on a Varsity or Junior Varsity level.

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VOLLEYBALL

Advisor's name: Leigh Stocker
Where to locate advisor: Athletic Office
Meeting times and places: Mornings/ afternoons in August; after school during the rest of the season
Length and timing of season: Mid-August through the first week of November
Cost: $45
Equipment required: Volleyball shoes, practice clothes, sweats
Description: Open to grades 9-12. There are four levels of competition. All teams play a full schedule of matches as well as occasional Saturday tournaments.

 

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CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
(Co-curricular activities earn credits toward graduation)

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Advisor's name: Elaine May
Where to locate advisor: Room B220
Meeting times and places:Class meets each Wednesday. Members work 2-4 more hours each week on site.
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost:None
Equipment required: None
Description: In the Community Service Program juniors and seniors may choose to volunteer 60 hours of their time during the school day throughout the school year. The following sites are available: Buddy Programs at Aquila or Peter Hobart, Pre-school Creative Play at Central, Junior High Membership, Methodist Hospital, or classroom assistants at any of our elementary schools.

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CONCERT BAND

Advisor's name: Lance Strickland
Where to locate advisor: Room A110
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: A band instrument
Description: The high school band program is a continuation of instrumental music which began in the fifth grade. The curriculum includes traditional concert band literature and pep band. During the school year there are three formal concerts and eight informal (pep band) performances. It is possible for a student to earn a letter in band.

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ECHO

Advisor's name: Miriam Kagol
Where to locate advisor: Rooms C275 or C367
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: The Echo is Park High's award-winning school newspaper. It comes out twelve times each year, approximately every three weeks. Students can be chosen for the Echo staff beginning in their junior year and can repeat as seniors.

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ECHOWAN

Advisor's name: Sharon Warner
Where to locate advisor: Room C275 or Student Office
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: Echowan is the high school yearbook. Staff members are juniors and seniors who are selected for this year-long activity. To qualify, students must like to write, take photos or do art design.

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H.E.A.R.T.

Advisor's name: Debra Bauer
Where to locate advisor: Room B226
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: The H.E.A.R.T. program involves students in a classroom setting and on-the-job program. Students earn credit and experience the world of work through classroom and real-life experiences. Other activities involve participation in state meetings and events and doing community service. The program is open to students in grades 11 and 12.

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JAZZ LABS

Advisor's name: Lance Strickland
Where to locate advisor: Room A110
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: Jazz Labs are performance classes in which students develop skills in jazz improvisation. There are two sections: I/II is a beginning level class for students in grades 10, 11, 12; III/IV is an advanced level class for 11th and 12th grade students who have successfully completed I/II. Classes perform four times per year.

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MANDALA

Advisor's name: David Ring
Where to locate advisor: Room C275
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Weekly meetings 1st semester; daily throughout 2nd semester
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: Park High's literary/fine arts magazine encourages all students grades 9-12 to submit their creative work for publication. The magazine is designed by the staff, but every student is encouraged to contribute. Staff members seek and then pick the best original poetry, prose, art and photography which are then assembled into a 36-page magazine. Mandala staff is a one-semester class composed of juniors and seniors.

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MIXED CHORUS

Advisor's name: Nancy Swan
Where to locate advisor: Room L9
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: Mixed Chorus is open to both men and women who enjoy singing. The chorus rehearses daily and performs at a number of concerts through the school year. Open to students grades 9-12.

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ORCHESTRA

Advisor's name: Kristine Weise
Where to locate advisor: Room L9
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: An orchestra instrument
Description: The St. Louis Park String Orchestra is comprised of students in grades 9-12 who have had previous orchestra experience. Annual performances include: Alumni Concert, Concerto Concert, Classic Lake and District Orchestra Festival Contest and various school district functions.

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PARK SINGERS

Advisor's name: Nancy Swan
Where to locate advisor: Room L9
Meeting times and places: Before school and period 1 in Room L9
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: Park Singers is a select group of students in grades 9-12. They perform throughout the year at concerts, as well as a variety of other functions, such as retirement parties, etc.

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WOMEN'S CHORUS

Advisor's name: Nancy Swan
Where to locate advisor: Room L9
Meeting times and places: A regularly scheduled class
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: There will be two women's choruses in the 1996-97 year. Each will meet one hour during the school day and each will perform in a series of concerts throughout the school year. All female students in grades 9-12 are eligible.

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EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES

 

ACTIVITIES FOR DRUG AWARENESS (A.F.D.A.)

Advisor's name: Pamela Canning
Where to locate advisor: Counselors Office
Meeting times and places: Meetings as needed, place TBA
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: A.F.D.A. is a group of chemically-free junior and senior student leaders who make a commitment to remain chemical free. Students are involved in prevention activities throughout the year, including at least one of three committees: Education, Social or Speaker's Bureau. These committees host workshops for coaches and team captains, sponsor lock-ins, and speak to elementary and junior high students.

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CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Advisor's name: Greg Goddard, Leigh Abrahamson
Where to locate advisor: Room C375, Room A202
Meeting times and places: TBA
Length and timing of season: To be arranged; includes training workshop as needed throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: The Conflict Resolution Program is designed to provide specific students with skills in helping their peers come to non-violent, agreeable solutions to disputes. The program is open to all students in grades 9-12.

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DEBATE

Advisor's name: Peter Redmond
Where to locate advisor: Room B322
Meeting times and places: Room B322 after school, once or twice a week
Length and timing of season: September through January, some Saturday meets
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: The Debate Team combines plenty of fun with a little work to teach students lifelong skills in communication. It requires a commitment of two or three after-school practices a week and competition on Saturdays during the first semester. They also have three parties during the year to maintain team unity and friendship. Debate is open to all students in grades 9-12.

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FALL MUSICAL

Advisor's name: Diane Lovrencevic
Where to locate advisor: Room C240
Meeting times and places: After school and evening rehearsals
Length and timing of season: 10 weeks September-November
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: The musical traditionally requires a cast and crew of 30-50 students. All students in grades 9-12 interested in acting, singing and dancing are encouraged to try out, regardless of previous experience. In addition, the many backstage crews need interested, willing workers. It is a great way to meet new friends, learn new skills and become a part of Park High.

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HUMAN MOSAIC

Advisor's name: Lynn Rainer
Where to locate advisor: Counselors Office
Meeting times and places: TBA after school and during school day
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: The Human Mosaic group is comprised of both staff and students in all grades. It is dedicated to promoting respect for cultures, races and religions. The group meets twice each month to discuss current school problems, to educate themselves to sensitive issues, and to plan to educate fellow students about their concerns.

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KDXL RADIO

Advisor's name: Tom Marble
Where to locate advisor: Room C240
Meeting times and places: After school meetings as needed, specific times as scheduled to be on air during the week
Length and timing of season: Separate groups in 1st and/or 2nd semester
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to experience live broadcasting by being DJ's on the school's FM radio station. DJ's are responsible for creating their own programs including selecting music and announcing. All DJ's must abide by Federal Communication Laws.

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MATH TEAM

Advisor's name: David Bishop
Where to locate advisor: Room B337
Meeting times and places: After school practices and meets
Length and timing of season: November through March
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: The Math Team is designed for students in grades 9-12 with strong interest and/or skills in mathematics. The team participates in the southwest suburban math league. There are five meets beginning in November and a state meet in March. The team practices once a week after school. Everyone who participates in the club will perform at the meets.

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NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

Advisor's name: Angela Jerabek
Where to locate advisor: Counselors Office, Room B227
Meeting times and places: During school day as scheduled, Room 350
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: The National Honor Society is a national organization whose membership is based on scholarship, leadership, character and service to the school and community. All second semester juniors and all seniors with an overall grade point average of 3.30 are eligible to apply each year.

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NATURAL HELPERS

Advisor's name: David Reier, Pamela Canning
Where to locate advisor: Counselors Office
Meeting times and places: Training sessions followed by meetings as required
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: Natural Helpers is a diverse group of 30 students who receive extensive training to be peer counselors. If students are experiencing personal problems and prefer not to contact an adult, they may see a peer counselor. Natural Helpers are selected through the Counselors Office. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible.

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ODYSSEY OF THE MIND

Advisor's name: Joel Anderson
Where to locate advisor: Counselors Office
Meeting times and places: As needed during competition season
Length and timing of season: November through May
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: Odyssey of the Mind includes local, state and world competitions involving creative problem solving. Students in the Gifted/Talented Program in grades 9-12 are eligible to participate.

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QUIZ BOWL

Advisor's name: Julianne Herbert
Where to locate advisor: Room C351
Meeting times and places: After school practices in Room C351 during season; some week-end competitions
Length and timing of season: December through April
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: Quiz Bowl is a team competition in which students answer questions on a wide variety of topics including math, literature, geography, history and science. The team practices one or two times per week after school and participates in three main competitions and several optional tournaments. Open to all students in grades 9-12.

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SAVE OUR SURROUNDINGS (S.O.S.)

Advisor's name: Eric Adolphson
Where to locate advisor: Room B114
Meeting times and places: During the day and after school
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: S.O.S. is an environmental group. There are projects ranging from saving whales to adopting hallways to keep our school clean and educating students about environmental issues. S.O.S. is open to all students in grades 9-12.

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SCIENCE CHALLENGE

Advisor's name: Janice Lane
Where to locate advisor: Room A302
Meeting times and places: Weekly during season after school in Room A302; week-end competitions
Length and timing of season: October to April
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: Students who enjoy science compete for regional and state awards and recognition in sixteen different events. There are a variety of areas including biology, chemistry, earth science, physics and astronomy. Students meet weekly from October to April to develop their skills. The team bonds, learns and has fun. Students in grades 9-12 are welcome to join.

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SPEECH TEAM

Advisor's name: Jeff Knaedler
Where to locate advisor: Room A313
Meeting times and places: After school practices, meets on Saturdays
Length and timing of season: January through May
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: The Speech Team requires less of a time commitment than debate but teaches many of the same life skills. Speech students also maintain and enjoy a great sense of unity and friendship. Open to all students grades 9-12.

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SPRING PLAY

Advisor's name: Diane Lovrencevic
Where to locate advisor: Room C240
Meeting times and places: On Auditorium stage after school and evenings
Length and timing of season: Six weeks in March and April
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: All interested students grades 9-12 are invited to audition for acting roles or to work back stage on scenery, costumes, lighting, properties, publicity and student direction.

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STOP

Advisor's name: Diane Lovrencevic
Where to locate advisor: Room C240
Meeting times and places: After school at least once each month, place TBA
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: This program is open to 9th and 10th graders who are interested in chemical free activities and are concerned about preventing violence in our society and schools.

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STUDENTS AGAINST DRIVING DRUNK (S.A.D.D.)

Advisor's name: Deb Porter, Stacey Theien
Where to locate advisor: Room A202
Meeting times and places: Daytime meetings, time and place TBA
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: S.A.D.D. is open to all students in grades 9-12. Its goals are to raise awareness about the dangers of drinking and driving and to promote compliance with chemical use laws. Activities include a homecoming float, Ghost-Out, attending the M.A.D.D. candlelight vigil and a variety of social events.

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STUDENT COUNCIL

Advisor's name: Rose Korst, Janine Almquist
Where to locate advisor: Room A316, Room A202
Meeting times and places: Weekly during the day
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: None
Equipment required: None
Description: The Student Council is a group of student representatives from each of the grade levels who voice student concerns and aid in bringing the school and community together. They provide a variety of activities during the school year including Homecoming, Snow Week and Prom. Council members are elected by vote of the student body each spring.

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THESPIANS

Advisor's name: Diane Lovrencevic
Where to locate advisor: Room C240
Meeting times and places: Meetings are held in the Auditorium the second Thursday of each month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. plus activities at other times.
Length and timing of season: Throughout school year
Cost: $10 initiation fee plus $5 membership
Equipment required: None
Description: Thespian Troupe 4033 is the Drama Club. The club explores educational, social and performance activities for interested students. Students earn membership into the club by participating in plays at the high school. Open to all students grades 9-12 who qualify.

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WINTER ONE ACT PLAYS

Advisor's name: Dan Ruzek, David Ring, Diane Lovrencevic (Underclass)
Where to locate advisor: Room C363, Room C313, Room C240
Meeting times and places: After school and evening rehearsals in Auditorium
Length and timing of season: December through February
Cost: $5
Equipment required: None
Description: Several one act plays are produced each winter season. One is the contest play produced in conjunction with the Minnesota High School League's activities. Another is the Underclass play, open only to students in grades 9-10 to give them opportunities to gain experience. Another is frequently an original production based on writings of students and/or staff members. While the numbers in each production may be small, having several productions makes it possible to have large numbers of interested students in the productions or working on crews for them. Winter One Acts are open to students in grades 9-12.

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Park High Loyalty Song

We're loyal to you, Park High;

We're orange and black, Park High.

We know you're the best,

You out-shine all the rest;

For you've passed every test,

Park High; Rah! Rah!

So make the ball spin, Park High;

Let's fight 'til we win, Park High;

Good spirit we can afford

Forever, we will reward a

Victory from you Park High.

 

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Classic Lake Conference Sportsmanship

Mission Statement

The mission of the Classic Lake Conference is to promote and recognize excellence by providing quality experiences for students in programs of academics, arts, athletics and activities.

St. Louis Park Schools, as all member schools in the Classic Lake Conference, has developed an art, activity and athletic program which promotes respect for persons of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds while fostering a sportsmanship program that is based upon clearly defined fundamentals.

Basic Fundamentals of Human Respect, Sportsmanship and Acts of Good Conduct

1. Know, understand and appreciate the rules of the contest.

2. Show respect for the officials, players and fans regardless of school affiliation or ethnic, racial or religious background.

3. Maintain self control at all times.

4. Be in the appropriate spectator area.