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Youth social enterprise camp sparks students’ interests

Youth social enterprise camp sparks students’ interests

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor
May 10, 2017
Filed under News

For incoming juniors and seniors interested in starting their own business, Sparks! Social Enterprise Camp, created by the Stillwater Area Foundation, will help them to formulate ideas on how to make a living while making a difference. The camp will take place during the week of June 19-23, directed by Mike...

Oak Park, Marine, Withrow elementaries enjoy last school year

Oak Park, Marine, Withrow elementaries enjoy last school year

Emma Salmi, Social Media Reporter
May 8, 2017
Filed under News

The 2016-2017 school year will be the last year for these schools. With the school year coming to an end, past and present students, staff, and families are cherishing the time they have. All three schools are looking to make the best of the situation by enjoying long-time school traditions, alon...

Link Crew helps bridge high school grade gap

Link Crew helps bridge high school grade gap

Hannah Drake, Print Editor-In-Chief
May 8, 2017
Filed under News

Next year both freshman and sophomores will be brand new to the high school. This will be the first time SAHS has had two large groups of students entering the school year at the same time. To help smooth their transition to high school life, a program called “Link Crew” is being implemented. This high school transition ...

Pony Time study block instated soon

Pony Time study block instated soon

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
May 6, 2017
Filed under News

With the freshman moving up to the high school next year many changes are being made. Among them, administration is looking into adding a flex period in which students can study and have a break between classes during lunch hours. In having PLC Wednesdays students are able to get a couple extra mi...

New teachers transition to high school

New teachers transition to high school

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
May 2, 2017
Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

With the new construction and transition of ninth graders, more faculty is needed to cater to all students. As the transition plan has added new buildings to the existing school, the hiring process of new teachers will progress. This construction process has already made an immense impact on t...

Molenda creates ‘Pivot Stillwater’ app for locals, tourists

Molenda creates ‘Pivot Stillwater’ app for locals, tourists

Emma Salmi, Social Media Reporter
April 1, 2017
Filed under News

Stillwater resident, and former 3M employee Bob Molenda is working on creating an app called “Pivot Stillwater” for Stillwater locals and tourists. The app will help people to explore and see how different historical sites throughout Stillwater have changed over time. The app will have a historical map of Stillw...

District 834 spends $8.8 million on long range facilities renovations

District 834 spends $8.8 million on long range facilities renovations

Christian Anderson, Distribution Reporter
March 31, 2017
Filed under News

  Feb. 9, the district approved the spending of $8.8 million for the renovations of Lake Elmo Elementary, Afton-Lakeland Elementary and Stillwater Junior High School. Among these renovations includes heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and special education accommodations. ...

Conference system changes aim to serve all families

Conference system changes aim to serve all families

Jack Reinseth, Distribution Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Local News, News

The high school and junior highs are changing not only with what grade configurations there are, but with how conferences are being conducted. Secondary schools have veered away from the block conferences to now having the teacher’s email or call all parents to report progress and to extend an invitation t...

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team
March 26, 2017
Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

  Recently, a surge in the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers has caused many schools, including Stillwater Area High School, to try different tactics to end the "vaping." E-cigarettes are devices that allow the user to avoid inhaling tobacco smoke, which can be very unhealthy, but still get a "buzz" simi...

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Parents, committee plan all-night party

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor
March 10, 2017
Filed under Activities, News, Photo Slide Shows

After graduation is a time to celebrate what students have accomplished throughout their high school years and be with their closest friends.  People like parent Jennifer Wille do just that. She is one of the parents who plans the senior class party. The senior class party is a time for the g...

BLAST week provides opportunity for community to come together

BLAST week provides opportunity for community to come together

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor
February 17, 2017
Filed under News

Be Loving and Sharing Together week has been a tradition for many years. This year, BLAST week will take place the week of Feb. 12-18 and will feature both old and new spirit days and activities. Every year Student Council hosts BLAST week around the middle of February. Student Council decides ...

Boundary changes enforced due to potential school closings

Boundary changes enforced due to potential school closings

Megan Ramberg, Online Editor
February 14, 2017
Filed under News

The familiar topic of Marine, Withrow and Oak Park closing in 2017 has been of discussion for over almost a year, and with new boundaries being enforced, there has been recent controversy. The 834 District School Board approved a Contingency Boundary Plan on Nov. 10, 2016, that changes boundaries for each town in the 834 ...

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