The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School

The Pony Express

This cell phone caddy is used in the majority of classrooms. This is a common method teachers use to enforce the cell phone policy.

School administration updates cell phone policy for new school year

Tyson Blazer, Copy Editor October 9, 2023

School administration updates cell phone policy for new school year. How teachers have adapted their learning environments for new cell phone policy.   In today’s fast-paced digital world, cell...

Past graduation ceremony

Seniors prepare for graduation ceremony

Olivia Braun, Copy Editor June 6, 2023

The senior class prepares to end their high school journeys as this year’s graduation approaches quickly. The annual ceremony requires a lot of planning and preparation by both students and staff.  Rachel...

Rutherford Elementarys big playground

Rutherford Elementary creates new playgrounds

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor-in-Chief June 6, 2023

Rutherford Elementary is currently fundraising to replace the school's two original playgrounds from 1998. The new playgrounds will better suit students and create a more inclusive playground experience. The...

Jair on zoom while playing with monkeys.

Monkey Island inspires Spanish students

Kennedy Williams, Podcast Reporter June 4, 2023

This April, Spanish classes worked with Monkey Island, a small island in Peru, to create a unique education opportunity. Through creating games, Zoom calls with the monkeys and numerous discussions, Spanish...

The boys locker room has not been redone for a while. Last time it was  remodeled when head coach Greg Zanon took over as the coach in 2019.

St. Croix Valley Rec Center starts planning new remodel

Brock Lynskey and Will Kane, Podcast Reporters June 3, 2023

The St. Croix Valley Recreation Center, where boys and girls hockey teams practice and play their games, is getting remodeled this summer. The facility endured a makeover in 2019 the walls were painted....

Stillwater School District Board Members in a meeting

School board resumes discussions around start time, yearlong calendar

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media Editor-in-Chief June 2, 2023

The school board was presented with a study session to look at changes to later start times for the secondary schools and the structure of the district's yearlong calendar on April 11. Many high schools,...

Students get business advice from business owner Tara Cadenhead.

Freshmen start fairy garden business

Camryn Handberg, Staff writer June 1, 2023

"Believe on wheels we fly" is the motto for the group of freshmen friends known as the Pixie Park Crew. Founder freshman Cathleen Costello started building accessible fairy gardens in her yard 3 years...

A community member studies a card she received in the mail asking for her opinion on a new valley center

Input needed to shape new Valley Community Center

Gigi Zawislak, Broadcast Editor June 1, 2023

The lifeguard blows his whistle at the children who splash in the cool pool. Mom is having a cup of coffee in the room next door giggling with her book club over a chapter they had just read. Not too far...

Girl and Boy posing with thumbs up next to each other.

Jenna Phelps, Sam Young voted Student Council presidents

Alex Reedy, Thomas Cass, Podcast Reporter, Online Editor May 25, 2023

Newly elected student council presidents, juniors Jenna Phelps and Sam Young, hope to affect positive change within the school community next year. School events are a large part of the school community...

People sitting around a table filming a podcast.

Pony Voices Podcast tells stories of the district

Peter Banister, Broadcast Editor-in-Chief April 21, 2023

The Pony Voices Podcast is a new initiative started by the school district to deliver informative news and local stories to members of the district and community.  Its goal is to deliver the answers to...

A graph of the 2023 Stillwater Area School District Study.  A graph that shows sources feedback on important material.

District considers bond referendum

Cooper Howe and Donovan Rosckes April 20, 2023

The school district is expecting more than 1,000 new students to enroll in the next 10 years due to an increased birth rate and new housing developments popping up in the area. New students would cause...

On March 31, there was a Muslim student panel held in the Main forum. Other classes along with the ECS class watched and participated.

Ethnic and Cultural Studies holds student led panels about different ethnic groups

Sadie Bettendorf, Online Editor April 19, 2023

Ethnic and Cultural studies, otherwise known as ECS, is an elective social science. The class takes another approach to understand the ethnic groups of our history than the normal social studies class....

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