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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...

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...

Effects of construction felt around building, many eager for completion

Effects of construction felt around building, many eager for completion

Anna Koenning, Copy Editor

October 25, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Showcase

The clangs and clanks of construction ring through school daily, but the effects of construction on people are more than just a headache. Though teachers encounter roadblocks like disruptions to the classroom and flooding, they ultimately anticipate the finished building eagerly. Since passing the...

Plan for senior living facility near Liberty passed

Plan for senior living facility near Liberty passed

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

May 12, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

Stillwater continues to innovate as they pass the plan for a senior living facility to be built near the township of Liberty in Stillwater, MN. As the baby boomer generation continues to reside in Stillwater, more space is needed for their care. Stillwater city council passed a $60 million bill to b...

Spanish students journey to Central America

Spanish students journey to Central America

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 11, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

A select group of Spanish students will say "adios" to Stillwater and travel to Guatemala and Belize this summer. From June 6 to June 16, 72 students will have the opportunity to explore Spanish speaking culture, further their language knowledge and gainn experiences of a lifetime. Students...

24 Hour Play Festival immerses students in theatre

24 Hour Play Festival immerses students in theatre

Liv Krusinski, In-Studio Video Team Director

April 27, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

One way to get a taste of theatre is to audition for a show and take a few months and really get to know the way things work around there. This year, the theatre department decided to put a new twist into the recruiting of new members. The 24 Hour Film Festival is the key to getting completely immersed in ...

Partnership Party raises money to enhance District 834

Partnership Party raises money to enhance District 834

Sam Hudachek, Video Team

April 6, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

The Partnership Plan is an education fund for Stillwater Area Public Schools. Their main goal is get the community to join in on their support for the education and well being of students. This year, the Partnership Plan created a fundraiser to bring in new resources, known as the Partnership Party, ...

Canoe building teaches ALC students new skills

Canoe building teaches ALC students new skills

Sam Begin, Print Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Showcase

A canoe may be a mere sailing craft for most, but to the kids at the St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center, the humble craft represents much more. Through the spring, 12 ALC seniors will be constructing the "Wilderness Traveler 17," a 17-foot long canoe, with the aid of Matt Ecklund from a program called ...

The Shire Literary Center inspiring creativity

The Shire Literary Center inspiring creativity

Megan McGuire, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows

ArtReach St. Croix offers a new, valuable resource for students to connect with teachers, mentors, writers and each other at The Shire Literary Center. This is a great opportunity for students to participate in many classes based on a variety of writing styles and techniques that will challenge their w...

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

High turnout for Stillwater’s college fair

Sarah McCarthy, Photographer

March 17, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Photo Slide Shows, Read & Watch, Showcase

Stillwater Area High School hosted one of the largest college fairs in the Midwest in the gym. The fair featured over 110 different post secondary schools, and offered a range of opportunities for every kind of student. The College Fair occurred on March 8, and it hosted both two and four year colleg...

Climbing wall installed during spring break

Climbing wall installed during spring break

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

March 16, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

As the Physical Education Program (PEP) grant comes to a close, the exciting opportunity of a brand new climbing wall has brought much excitement among the student body. The wall will present itself after spring break, and will bring new opportunities and relationship skills to the physical educ...

B.O.L.D. decision, next steps for community

B.O.L.D. decision, next steps for community

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 16, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

After a grueling process, the School Board voted on March 3, 2016 in favor of closing Marine, Withrow, and Oak Park Elementary schools. Previously, at the February 11, 2016 meeting, the board decided to delay the vote until March 3. In preparation for the March 3 meeting, the school board initiat...

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