The Pony Express

OSI Physical Therapy allows athletes quick recovery

Students utilize after school assistance from physical therapists Dec. 11 in the athletic training room. They are given exercises to complete throughout rehabilitation to build strength.
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...

Community Design Team discusses future of district facilities

The Community Design Team discusses in small groups how to best use district facilities.  Each table is assigned a building to make specific recommendations for.
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...

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

Students from the Pathways team are working with administration to help finalize details concerning Pathways before Pony Possibility night in January. This year, Pony Possibilities night will include the addition these Pathways.
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...

Proposed literacy curriculum voted down 3-3

With this new language arts curriculum, students have the option to check out their own books through the media center, or choose from a wider variety of classroom reading materials. This will keep students interested and motivated to read novels.
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...

Students encounter ‘copycat culture’

Jack Ostrander shopping at the Gap. Jack loves shopping for clothes.
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...

Dead markers get new life

Students from the work experience class have been collecting dead markers since the beginning of the school year. They have collect over 200 markers to give back later this year to Crayola.
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...

E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

Senior Alli Hafner uses schoology to get classwork done. This is the main resource used in the newly implemented E-learning days.
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...

Math MCA scores decline over past years

Students review their Precalculus unit test by going over frequently missed questions with math teacher Sara Biermaier during class time. MCA tests should be treated in the same respect, where teachers encourage studying by reviewing material with students.
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...

School Board accused of breaking Open Meeting Law

School Board members discuss issues during a meeting on nov. 14. Unlike committees wherein members of the school board only include a minority of directors, a committee should be made up of the whole school board so that action can be taken on major issues.
Drew Jurek, Graphics Editor November 21, 2019

The School Board has received a letter from the Minnesota Department of Administration declaring the school board had defied the state’s Open Meeting Law during a meeting of the Finance and Operation...

District task force coming up with proposal for the school board by 2020

The district task force will have meetings ending in January 2020. They will make a recommendation to the school board to address issues in the district. Members of the team discuss the expansion of the student population and how to create learning environments for all students.
Mairin Torgerson, Photographer November 17, 2019

The school district has been through numerous changes in recent years. Many of the ideas executed were made possible and created by the Community Design Team. The team is part of the district long-range...

Long range task force analyzes boundaries of District 834

Senior Elise Riniker uses her Flex Time to look at the previous boundaries of District 834.  Riniker attends all task force meetings and represents the student body's voice.
Dorothy Chislett, Graphics Editor November 1, 2019

The district has put together a long range task force together this fall/winter to analyze enrollment numbers and consider possible boundary changes if needed. These changes depend on the population demographics...

Students adapt to new cultures

Junior Gian Sabling plays his favorite sport that he grew to love after moving here. He enjoys playing soccer with his friends and it makes adapting easier. At school having structured sports is exciting for students who move here.
Ella Gag, Social Media Editor October 27, 2019

Students born and raised in other countries adapt to the culture when they move to the United States. A significant amount of work goes into changing the way a person lives. At school, there are students...

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