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Opinion Board repurposed as Thank You Board for final weeks

Junior Milo Wittenberg pins his thank you note on the Thank You Board. “I think it’s important to have a forum in which to express one’s gratitude because that so often goes unacknowledged in this community,” Wittenberg said.
May 25, 2015
The board serves as a vessel to show public gratitude during the final weeks of school before heading off on summer break.

2015-16 student officers elected

May 1, 2015
USC, SAC, and DC officers were elected for coming school year on Apr. 21.

Hansel and Gretel offers candy for your ears and eyes

Junior Claire Walsh (first butterfly on the left) performs in The Magic Flute last spring.
November 1, 2014

Many students sing, dance and perform on stage for school plays, but members of the community who wish to go even further pursue the performing arts outside of school as well. It takes a lot of time, commitment,...

The Magic Flute is a magical opportunity for sophomore Claire Walsh

Sophomore Claire Walsh (far left) with other performers in the Minnesota Opera's The Magic Flute. The production broke ticket sales records.
May 8, 2014

Most people admit to singing in the shower, but professional opera singing? Not so much. However, sophomore Claire Walsh, a classically trained opera singer, has already been in five professional shows,...

Students for Social Justice opens up conversation on global issues

Sophomores Claire Walsh and Alena Porter lead the Students for Social Justice student group. “We are hoping to begin to educate the SPA community through informational posters throughout the next month,” Walsh said.
November 5, 2013

The Students for Social Justice student group’s goal is to educate its members and the St. Paul Academy and Summit School community about social justice issues that occur locally and globally. “We...

Innovation, creativity fuel Designing Change class

Students in Designing Change work on their next project, redesigning tutorial. The class, new this semester, focuses on strategies for solving issues, as well as the physical creation of those solutions. “This class is different because... we’re making stuff. It’s not like theory; it’s not all just talk about what you think about it — you create it yourself,” sophomore Tommy Monserud said.  Students work with unusual materials like a 3D printer and wet-erase markers.
October 25, 2013

“Does the school have a saw?” is not a question you often hear in class. But this isn’t a regular class. Students in Designing Change are working to solve real problems at St. Paul Academy and Summit...

Students for Social Justice rebounds with entirely new members

October 7, 2013

The start of the new school year brings new faces to St. Paul Academy and Summit School's’s Students for Social Justice (SSJ) student group.The group, which focuses on educating themselves and the community...

Theater plans coming to fruition

Theater plans coming to fruition
September 26, 2013

“Chaotic, cramped, complicated:” these are words that St. Paul Academy and Summit School sophomores Claire Walsh and Alice Tibbetts used to describe the current setup for drama and music rehearsals...

Students anticipate fall play The Caucasian Chalk Circle

September 26, 2013

“I like to do things that people don’t expect -- things that challenge me.” This is how Upper School Theater Director Eric Severson explained his selection of Brecht's "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"...

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