The Pony Express

The Green Room at Anderson Elementary School is available for students who need a little time to process emotions and get their heads back in the game for school work. Staff hopes that this room will alloy for students to perform better while eliminatinng distractions.

Hassani develops Green Room at Anderson Elementary

Kiera Rivers, Photography Editor April 16, 2021

In the past few years, mental illness has been on the rise, particularly in students. Some schools have taken notice and implemented new strategies to ease the burden of mental illness.  Anderson Elementary’s...

Voice of Change Conference provide students opportunity to have a say

Drew Jurek, Layout EIC April 7, 2021

On April 16, administration members will hold a conference with students in order to provide them with a voice about the future of the school. At the beginning of the year, Cultural Liaison Cornelius...

Math teacher Kathy Meyer stands beside principal Rob Bach and executive director Rick Robbins after being suprised with the news that she had been nominated and won a Partnership Award. Along with the recognition and honor bestowed upon her, she also receives an excellent mug.

Partnership Plan recognizes and rewards district’s most deserving teachers

Abby Anderson, Photographer April 7, 2021

Teachers are widely underappreciated for the efforts and care many put in to educating. However, the Partnership Plan, a grant giving association, presents a set of awards for teachers who have risen above...

Graduation typically occurs in the Roy Wilkins Auditorium. However, the Pony Stadium is likely where the next graduation will take place.

Graduation plans still up in the air

Harrison Walz, Copy editor April 7, 2021

For seniors, this marks the end of their high school experience and a transition into something new.  Traditionally, the graduation ceremony is the event that celebrates this transition, but restrictions...

Leos is a local Stillwater business that is often a popular place to eat during the summer. Their patio is currently undergoing construction to renovate the area.

Local businesses remodel for spring

Sophia Arndt, Photography Editor March 29, 2021

Two popular businesses in Stillwater, Starbucks ((651) 275-8926) and Leo’s, shut their doors to the public for spring renovations. Leo's began their planning and renovations in late August, planning...

 Myth is usually where Prom is held every year, but will not likely be there this year due to safety precautions.

Due to COVID 19, prom open to seniors only

Olivia Fear, Copy Editor March 18, 2021

This year, prom will look quite different because it will only be for seniors, which has never happened before. Prom will not take place until the end of May, but students are apprehensive about what to...

This years TRUST club polar plunge will take place on March 6.

Trust club raises money for Special Olympics

Zach Olson, Broadcast Editor March 18, 2021

The Ponies Trust Club is planning to host a polar plunge this year to raise money for the Minnesota Special Olympics. The plunge will be taking place on March 6th at Ramsey Beach on White Bear Lake. At...

Members of the prom committee meet on March 10. Because of the pandemic, planning has become more difficult than in years past, but those involved have remained determined to give students a memorable prom.

Prom committee plans prom with COVID restrictions

Sierra Penning, Social Media Editor March 17, 2021

For the American high schooler, prom is a highly anticipated event. Dressing up, spending time with friends and dancing the night away can be the highlight of many teenagers' high school careers. Sadly,...

SAHS has counselors in all pony centers. Here guidance counselors Becky Hopper and Sandy Weaver working in their offices on February 24, 2021.

Counselors provide services in new ways during pandemic

John Piekarski, Podcast Reporter March 5, 2021

Since their creation in the late 1800s, school counselors have almost exclusively interacted with students during in-person meetings. Now, for the first time in history, counselors are only able to interact...

Special education teacher Dusty Dennis received the Covid-19 vaccine on Jan. 28 in the Twin Cities to help prevent himself and others from getting Covid-19. This vaccination card is a record of getting the vaccine.

Covid-19 vaccine prioritizes teachers

Mikai Tasch, Social Media Editor March 5, 2021

“I have an additional line of defense against COVID, and also the thought of just doing things that I have not done in, you know, over a year like. Like, hug my parents you know when they are able to...

The district website was released on Jan. 12 after over a year of redesigning by district staff. The site is fully accessible, mobile-friendly, and has a quick translate option located in the bottom right corner.

District implements new website

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor March 5, 2021

The Stillwater Area School District released a new website in January which looks far different than the old and dated website from previous years. The new website features a quick links tab for families...

Local 3M worker stands outside a 3M building. This building has active workers inside. It is one of many locations that will be laying workers off.

3M Lays Off Nearly 3,000 Employees Worldwide

Alexander Lamsam, Podcast Reporter January 24, 2021

“Especially because people don't know, it does create a lot of stress. My advice is always: you just don't want to borrow the stress, ‘til it happens to you, and then you have to figure it out. But...

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