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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 ...

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Hockey Day glides into Stillwater

Elise Luoma, Student Playlist Editor
February 9, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

The 11th annual Hockey Day Minnesota made a presence in downtown Stillwater. This event involves various games from high school, university alumni, college and professional hockey teams. It is broadcasted each year, and receives national coverage. Since 2007, the event has taken place in cities fr...

College In Schools program may be at risk

College In Schools program may be at risk

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter
January 12, 2017
Filed under News

Students across Minnesota may not be able to get free credits for college anymore, since the College in School program throughout Minnesota has the possibility of shutting down. The College in Schools program has many factors to it possibly being shut down. These factors consist of new teaching requirements and cost...

Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter
January 6, 2017
Filed under News, Read & Watch

  The school administration is considering a 45 minute flexible period in the middle of the day on Wednesdays during five day weeks. This is a decision the transition team will have to make for next year. There is PLC Wednesday occurring now, which happens every Wednesday and is a 15 ...

CIS classes face possible cuts

CIS classes face possible cuts

Emma Lowey, Layout Editor
December 21, 2016
Filed under News, Read & Watch

The life of many high school students consists of taking advanced and challenging courses. With many options of advanced courses, such as AP and PSEO, students can stretch their learning to higher levels. Minnesota High School students have been especially fortunate with University of Minnesota Co...

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Debate team finished second in State at the Classic Minnesota Debate Tournament

Press Release by Corey Quick
December 5, 2016
Filed under Activities, Local News, News, Read & Watch, Showcase

The Stillwater Area High School Classic Debate team, coached by Laura Hammond and Corey Quick, competed in the state tournament Dec. 2-3, at South St. Paul High School.  Students, who came from fifteen schools around the state, debated the topic of increasing US military presence in the South Chin...

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