Though it may be the last month of the year, we’re not slowing down at St. Paul Prep! We’ve got a ton of great activities planned for our students in December that’ll take us right into winter break (Dec. 22-Jan. 8). If you have any questions about anything you see below, please contact Ms. Leko!
December 1: SPP Night Out: Bowling
Join us for a few hours of unlimited bowling! For $9, students (and their host families) get shoes and two hours of knocking down pins.
December 8: No School
Enjoy the long weekend! Maybe check out some of these noteworthy spots around the city.
December 11-15: Spirit Week
Spirit Weeks at St. Paul Prep are a time to dress up and celebrate everything that makes our school great. Stay tuned for more details!
December 14-15: Art Showcase
Come view (and buy!) beautiful works of art created by St. Paul Prep students. In the Galtier theater foyer starting at noon on the 14th.
December 14: Talent Show
From 2-3:15pm, students will play, sing, and perform for a chance to be named SPP’s brightest star! We’ll also live-stream the event on Facebook!
December 15: Winter Dance
Break out your finest (and warmest!) clothes for our annual Winter Dance. Held in the Galtier Theater.
Since we’re a high school full of international students, that means most of our student body lives with host families while attending St. Paul Prep. These homestays help our students better understand the culture and language of the U.S., which in turn helps them succeed in the classroom.
Below are some of the best photos we’ve received from St. Paul Prep host families. Do you have pictures you’d like to share? Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org!
On Wednesday, November 8, 38 St. Paul Prep students joined 18,000 others from all over Minnesota for a day of inspiration, learning, and planning in order to make a positive difference in the world.
WE Day Minnesota featured speakers and guests who talked about issues impacting the local and global community, and how students and educators can make a difference today.
This year’s star-studded lineup was headlined by journalist Ann Curry. WE Day Minnesota took place at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Students in Spanish Class recently learned about Dia de Muertos (Dia de los Muertos in English-speaking countries/Day of the Dead in English). Dia de Muertos is a Mexican holiday which brings families together to pray for their deceased friends and relatives, and to help support their spiritual journey in the afterlife. The holiday runs from October 31 to November 2.
Traditions of the holiday include constructing ofrendas. These private altars are created to honor the dead, often with calaveras (representation of a human skull), flowers (specifically aztec marigolds), and the favorite foods and beverages of the deceased. Festivals and parades are also often associated with the holiday.
Thought to originate some 2500-3000 years ago from an Aztec festival to the goddess Mictecacihuatl, Dia de Muertos has since spread throughout the world and celebrated by many cultures.
While we’ve already hosted a SPP Night In this school year, we’ve yet to have a SPP Night Out! That all changes this Friday, when students can explore the recently famous Science Museum of Minnesota for just $6!
From exhibits on the human body and Mississippi River to one of only four real, complete Triceratops fossils on display in the world (and the largest, to boot!), there is plenty to explore and learn.
Please see Ms. Leko for a permission slip. Students meet at SPP at 4:30 on Friday, November 3, to check in. Then we’ll walk through the Skyway over to the museum, and return to SPP around 8:45pm.
Remember: All the cool kids are doing it…..
With the spookiest of holidays right around the corner, we thought it’d be fun to dig into the SPP archives and find some of the scariest, funniest, and all-around amazing costumes we’ve seen at St. Paul Prep over the years. Enjoy!
Dress up days are a common American high school experience, and SPP is no different! We have a different theme for each day, and on Monday (Oct. 23), we asked students to come dressed in their comfiest pajamas! Here are some highlights:
And the winners for best dressed….