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A talented and dedicated senior class led the Cougars to the Section 4AAA Final for a second consecutive season. While the Cougars lost the championship match, the back-to-back section runner-up … more
News from Hamline Elementary We had a wonderful first month at Hamline Elementary as we welcomed our staff, students, and families back into the building. Teachers have been taking advantage of … more
Como Park seniors Sophie Warner and Kai Sackreiter have earned the prestigious honor of being named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists. With elite academic credentials and exceptional scores on … more
Gentry Academy in Vadnais Heights has hired Kyle Follmer as the school’s new boys’ hockey coach. Follmer, who played high school hockey at St. Paul Como Park, before playing junior and … more
Rain Taxi Book Fair returns Oct. 14  Rain Taxi presents its 23rd Annual Twin Cities book Festival Saturday, Oct. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the state fairgrounds with special … more
ComMUSICation (CMC), a nonprofit organization providing equitable access to music programs for youth in Saint Paul, marked its 10th anniversary by hosting a concert on May 21 at the Ordway Concert … more
Aug. 28, 2023, marked the 60th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. On Aug. 28, 1963, thousands gathered to lift their voices for justice. They envisioned a society where the … more
Summer break came and went quickly! Hundreds of students stayed connected to Como through unique experiences ranging from educational trips out of state to athletic team trainings on campus. Some … more
One car, three teachers, seven days, 10 states, and 2,850 miles. In late July, we journeyed through the Deep South as curious learners with goals of connecting places with the content of our courses. … more
“Minnesota may not have a State Science Fair or State Science Bowls going forward. We just lost a 25-year sponsor who covered a third of our Science Fair budget. So now we’ve got six … more
The high school sports season that began with practices in early March concluded with state tournaments in mid-June. For hundreds of student athletes who wore a Como Park Cougar uniform, their spring … more
JROTC cadet scholarships Through a unique high school experience that included a year of distance learning beginning in the spring of their freshman year, and masking requirements for nearly a year … more
Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) announces that a new East African Elementary Magnet School will open in September 2023. The PreK-5 school is being designed in collaboration with members of the East … more
Gao Chang likes to play volleyball and soccer. But the sport that has captured his heart is sepak takraw, a game with three team members on each side of a net using any part of their body except … more
Como students took advantage of the chance to visit with representatives from 30 different businesses, industries, and trade groups during school on Thursday, April 27. The fair featured many St. … more
“All Native American students should have the right to smudge,” said Como Park High School teacher Angelina Hernandez. “We need to expand policies to protect the rights of … more
Sarah Ehlen, a math and science teacher at Prodeo Academy, finds joy in building connections with her students and watching them grow as learners. The veteran teacher believes it’s her job to … more
After four years without a performance, the spring Musical Theater was back at Murray Middle School. The production of Matilda, Jr. was a huge success, according to organizers. Over 50 students were … more
Fifteen seniors studying AP Government and AP Economics recently spent a week in Washington D.C. as part of the national Close Up program. Highlights included study visits to national monuments and … more
Winters can be frigid in Minnesota, but Karl Erickson, the woodworking program manager at Elpis Enterprises (2161 University Ave.) can find ways to make the cold weather both fun and a learning … more
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