The Pony Express

Kiedrowski reflects on his time teaching abroad

Braden Cousineau, Social Media Reporter November 20, 2014

As Americans we tend to take a lot of things for granted. Most of us wake up every day to having all of our basic needs met. We have clean water to drink, nutritious food at our disposal and most importantly,...

Jake Maroney pursues dreams in Spain

Tiffany Horwath, Layout Editor November 20, 2014

Junior Jake Maroney leaves for Spain on Nov. 11, where he will go on a soccer tour with the club Bola Top for 11 days. He has always wanted to play professional soccer and now he is one step closer...

Schultz wins top award from FFA

Photo courtesy Megan Schultz 
“Schultz was one of my many bright and amazing students and I am proud to have taught her,” said Glenn Boettcher, science teacher at SAHS, is also a FFA member and he was very excited that she made it big and that she has a bright future ahead of her.
Kaitlyn Doyle, Photographer November 17, 2014

Megan Schultz, a 2014 graduate was named one of the four national finalist for the Veterinary Science Proficiency Award by National Future Farmers of America Organization. The Veterinary Science Proficiency...

Nisi deals with newly enlarged class sizes

Joe Rice, Team Lead Editor November 11, 2014

Clay and photography teacher Carey Nisi is one the many teachers dealing with larger than average class sizes this year. Nisi has been teaching for over 15 years and she says that this year's class sizes...

Thingvold builds lasting friendship an ocean away

Senior Brooke Thingvold hosted 16- year-old Marie Chavrier this summer.  Chavrier was also the same girl that hosted her in France for three weeks in August of 2013. Brooke and Marie are one example of the many friendships that form between students of different ethnicities. These programs benefit students and adults alike and teach the culture and traditions to both countries involved.
Rachel LeMire, Social Media Editor October 30, 2014

From the minute school ends for the year, students are making plans to maximize their summers. Many people get jobs or participate in training camps for sports, while others catch up on their favorite...

Trettle substitutes for Ralston as school counselor

School Counselor Heather Trettel takes Dan Ralston's place as a Black Pony Center Counselor. Trettel explained,
Ali Thul, Team Lead Editor October 30, 2014

School Counselor Heather Trettel takes Dan Ralston's place as a Black Pony Center Counselor. Trettel returns to be a substitute counselor for the second time at Stillwater Area High School. Due to former...

Laura Sobiech releases ‘Fly A Little Higher’

Emily Ness, Anchor October 13, 2014

Once in a blue moon, a remarkably rare individual impacts the world, leaving behind an everlasting legacy. For many, Zach Sobiech was that individual. When Laura Sobiech learned that 17 year old Zach...

Drommerhausen inspires students after 42 years of teaching

Marketing teacher Debbie Drommerhausen has been working at Stillwater Area High School for 40 years. However, the job never has gotten old for her.
Tiffany Horwath, Team Lead Editor October 13, 2014

Well into her 42nd  year of teaching the marketing class, Debbie Drommerhausen better known as Mrs. D, remains a favorite among many students. Many students and colleagues around her at Stillwater...

Luke continues coaching after 40 years

Abby Kunze, Copy Editor September 25, 2014

Day after day of writing numbers and the occasional word on a chalkboard doesn't bore him. Day after day of listening to arms slap the water and feet stir up waves doesn't get old. Boys and girls Swim...

Carlsen teaches how to do-it-yourself

Colin Peters May 21, 2014

Chicken coops in the suburbs and flourishing vegetable gardens in the cities are becoming increasingly common sights to see.  This can be partially credited to Spike Carlsen, a Stillwater author of four...

Land lands role as blacksmith

Emily Ness May 20, 2014

For centuries, the blacksmith has been the heart of every pioneer town. Typically male, he was well liked and respected by all. Unlike most contemporary teens of the 21st century, Jared Land, a junior...

French teacher Kasak-Saxler retires after fulfilling career

Photo by Paul Hudachek  Kasak-Saxler teaches her students French during the day and is also a favorite of the students. “I learned to really try hard with my French from her. I would consider her as a role model because I admire that she has kept up with French over all these years, and I want to do the same,” said senior Chandler Stormo.
Emily Lodahl May 20, 2014

After teaching more than two decades at Stillwater Area High School, French teacher, Mary Ellen Kasak-Saxler, will say goodbye. Her retirement will be official at the end of this school year. Kasak-Saxler...

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