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May 8, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Secretaries/Moms
There are two people that I must recognize before the school year ends, and both of them have days set aside for them recently. Administrative Professionals Day was last month. I am blessed to work with Bev as the Activities Secretary at Park. I could not do my job if it were not...
May 8, 2019 - 2:00pm
April 24, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Saren Croker and the Athena Award
Today I have the privilege of attending the 25th Annual Athena Awards banquet at the Vadnais Heights Commons. The St. Paul Area Athena Award committee honors the outstanding senior female athletes from over 40 area high schools. There are winners there from every high school in the...
April 24, 2019 - 12:00pm
April 18, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Park uses MNIAAA for future ideas
Last month, I attended the Minnesota Athletic Administrator's Conference in St. Cloud. This was a great opportunity for me to network with other athletic administrators and get ideas for our programs here at Park. The activities directors from the Suburban East Conference and around...
April 18, 2019 - 3:00pm
April 10, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Park's Hall of Fame nominations are open
Park's Hall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the 15th class to be inducted into the Park High School Hall of Fame. Former athletes and past coaches can be nominated for their athletic excellence while representing Park High School. Community members can be nominated...
April 10, 2019 - 3:00pm
April 3, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: The winter wrap-up
After the winter that we have had, it is a minor miracle that we can actually see the grass on our fields right now. But before we get too far thinking about spring, I want to take a moment to look back on our winter season. Our teams had a very successful winter, and many of our...
April 3, 2019 - 3:00pm
March 29, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: March Madness
March Madness is probably my favorite time of the year. It starts with the MSHSL state tournaments. I think it is great that so many of the high school games can be seen on television. Fans that normally do not get a chance to attend these games in person can see what talent we have...
March 29, 2019 - 9:18am
March 20, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: The beauty of winter section and state tournaments
As the winter season winds down, we are in the middle of section playoffs. There is not a more exciting time of the season than section playoffs. Despite the season record or seedings, each team comes in with a clean record and a chance to beat the other team. That means lower seeded...
March 20, 2019 - 2:48pm
March 14, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Spring break is upon us
A week off of school! For a high school student, there might not be anything better. I know many families that spend their spring breaks in warm weather destinations like Florida, Arizona, or even Mexico. But many of our student-athletes (and coaches) give up their breaks in order...
March 14, 2019 - 12:07pm
March 6, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Academics come first in athletics
This week our students are busy preparing for the end of the second trimester and their final exams. There is a reason why we use the term student-athlete at Park — we stress that academics come first. Students are not allowed to participate in our activities unless they meet...
March 6, 2019 - 4:00pm
February 13, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: The excellence of fine arts
During the past few weeks I had the chance to witness the talented students we have in the fine arts. Our One-Act Play competed in sections and had to compete against some very talented schools, including East Ridge and Woodbury. This year the directors picked the play The Last Days...
February 13, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 6, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Park and Woodbury have friendly rivalry over C.H.E.C.K. Program
Many of our teams at Park do some sort of community service or outreach program. Our boys hockey team is again this year sponsoring an important fundraiser. The Minnesota Hockey Coaches Association is in its 12th year of raising funds to help support the fight against childhood cancer....
February 6, 2019 - 12:00pm
February 4, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Combined nordic and alpine skiing teams show support for all three schools
This week I had the opportunity to get out and support our alpine team, and if we ever get just a little more snow, I hope to see our Nordic skiers on the trails as well. There are many things that amaze me about these teams. First of all, these teams compete under the name PWER,...
February 4, 2019 - 11:00am
January 16, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: Hannah Schluetter and Alex Towle selected as Park's Triple 'A' Award Winners
Park seniors Hannah Schluetter and Alex Towle have been selected to represent the school in the Academics, Arts, and Athletics Award program for Region 3AA. Established in 1988, the Academics, Arts, and Athletics (Triple "A") Award is sponsored by the Minnesota State High School League....
January 16, 2019 - 4:00pm
January 10, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: The benefits of participating in co-curricular activities
There have been many, many studies conducted to prove the positive effects of participation in high school sports. Too often the emphasis is on winning or losing, and oftentimes these benefits are overlooked. Participation in high school activities is a valuable part of the overall...
January 10, 2019 - 12:44pm
January 2, 2019
Kuemmel's Corner: A look back at 2018 and a look forward to 2019
The 2018 year has been a very good year. Many good things occurred, both for me and for the Wolfpack. I am lucky to have my youngest son attending school here at Park with me. My older two children are both at great colleges and hopefully the oldest will graduate in the spring. My...
January 2, 2019 - 12:00pm