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Community team pushes new recommendations for upcoming meeting

Community team pushes new recommendations for upcoming meeting

Rachel Duerr, Online Editor

February 15, 2020

Changes in a school district are inevitable. As a community and school, there are many needs that need to be met involving financial and physical updates. A large part of these changes revolves around the Community Design Team and school board. The Community Design Team is a newly developed team made ...

BLAST week promotes cohesiveness

BLAST week promotes cohesiveness

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

February 11, 2020

BLAST week is a weeklong event consisting of various panels talking about the school coming together as a community as well as tribulations high school students may have. BLAST stands for “be loving and sharing together” and is meant to promote positivity and diversity. Along with the speakers, the st...

French V transitions from AP to CIS

French V transitions from AP to CIS

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

February 10, 2020

Advanced placement (AP) classes are college-level courses students can take to earn college credits while in high school. College in the Schools (CIS) is a program run by the University of Minnesota which offers similar benefits. In the school year of 2020-21, AP French V will be transitioning from an...

Students express creativity at Da Vinci Fest

Students express creativity at Da Vinci Fest

Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor

January 31, 2020

The 12th Annual Da Vinci Fest was held Jan. 25 at Stillwater High School. The Da Vinci Fest is an educational fair open to the community in the spirit of Leonardo Da Vinci. The fest is put on by The Partnership Plan and highlights art, science and technology projects all created by Stillwater students...

OSI Physical Therapy allows athletes quick recovery

OSI Physical Therapy allows athletes quick recovery

Julia Bennett, Social Media Editor In Chief

January 16, 2020

OSI Physical Therapy is now available in the athletic training room. Therapists are able to evaluate and assist in the rehabilitation of athletes as well as students and faculty. The on-site service will be similar to a clinic experience in the treatment and insurance aspects. However, the convenien...

Community Design Team discusses future of district facilities

Community Design Team discusses future of district facilities

John Franklin, Copy Editor

January 9, 2020

When January comes, the School Board will receive a recommendation from the Community Design team. The Community Design team is a team the Cunningham group put together after the School board voted to hire them. The Community Design team's goal is to utilize existing space in the school district, enhance...

New Pathways program expects to roll out in 2020-2021 school year

New Pathways program expects to roll out in 2020-2021 school year

Morgan Hildreth, Camera Editor

December 14, 2019

Transitioning from middle school into high school can be a scary time for some. To help reduce the anxiety for incoming freshman and their families, Pony Possibilities night was created. Pony Possibilities is a night were families can come in and learn a bit about scheduling, transitioning into the high...

Proposed literacy curriculum voted down 3-3

Proposed literacy curriculum voted down 3-3

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

December 10, 2019

The Nov. 4 board meeting was the deciding factor regarding whether or not the district should implement a new literacy curriculum. The idea was first introduced at the Oct. 10 meeting at the Stillwater City Hall. The secondary curriculum review committee researched many options to modify the curriculu...

Students encounter ‘copycat culture’

Students encounter ‘copycat culture’

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter

December 5, 2019

This school year Stillwater High School saw a greater number of students breaking away from the stereotypical Lululemon, Patagonia and Champion brands, choosing instead to embrace a more creative side of fashion. These breakaway students are choosing to express themselves, while testing the societa...

Dead markers get new life

Dead markers get new life

Haley Nelson, Online Editor-in-Chief

December 2, 2019

One by one markers are being thrown in the trash after they are 'dead.' But paraprofessional teacher Beth Anderson decided to change that after having collected so many markers that were not working. She thought that there has to be a purpose to something after it was not usable anymore, and that's ...

E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief

November 27, 2019

 A new rule has been implemented following two snow days this year called an E-learning day or a Flex day. This consists of attending school, but through the use of Schoology. This new rule is to many students chagrin, but will actually help save them from going to school in June. An E-learning day provid...

Math MCA scores decline over past years

Math MCA scores decline over past years

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor

November 25, 2019

Just weeks ago, many students received their previous year’s MCA results. The MCAs are a state assessment which helps to measure how well students are performing relative to the state’s academic standards for college and career readiness. The MCA test consists of three sections: math, reading and s...

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