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

E-learning days provide learning opportunities outside the traditional classroom

Joseph Devins, Business Editor-in-chief November 28, 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...

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.

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...

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.

School Board accused of breaking Open Meeting Law

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...

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.

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

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...

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.

Long range task force analyzes boundaries of District 834

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...

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.

Students adapt to new cultures

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...

Juniors Abbey Rademacher and Josie Haugen are sight-reading a piece called 'What Happens When A Women Takes Power.'

Local music grants help music programs grow

Jaynie Diaz, Graphics Editor October 25, 2019

The Saint Croix Valley Foundation (SCVF) has opened registration for music program grants across Washington County and the St. Croix Valley. Private and public schools in the area have applied for the...

Juniors Ella Goette and Sandy Liu and freshman Mason rehearse for the play two hours prior to performing in front of a live audience. These actors have run through the play many times. They continue to work hard and stay determined to put on a good show.

Fifth year of 24 hour play challenge showcases students’ creativity

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor October 18, 2019

Junior Avery Mitchell said she directed a show that included VSCO girls, as well as directing a parody of the movie "Tall Girl" on Netflix, showing that students included pop culture references into their...

Friends and family of Zach Sobiech met in September with the cast members for the film. They spent some time in downtown Stillwater together, and hit it off like old friends.
From left to right:
Amy Adamle, Madison Iseman, Grace Sobiech, Mitchel Kluesner, Sammy Brown and Steffan Argus.

‘Clouds’ movie set to pay tribute to Zach Sobiech

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter October 17, 2019

Nearly seven years ago, Stillwater alumni Zach Sobiech fell victim to Osteosarcoma. However, his legacy has continued to impact the local community and people across the globe ever since. His hit song...

The innovations team gathers for a meeting after school on Oct. 10 in Rachel Steil's room to discuss the 2020-2021 course registration guide.

Innovations team helps students plan their future

Stella Bertsch , Field Reporter October 10, 2019

The Innovations team spent the past year designing a new registration guide that includes College/Career Pathways and Programs of Study. This new design helps students make informed decisions about their...

The Top Secret Project was held Sept. 30 in the auditorium. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation led a presentation about the

Top Secret Project returns

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer October 7, 2019

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation hosted the Top Secret Project on Sept. 30.  The Top Secret Project featured an exhibit and a presentation in the auditorium.  The objective of this event was to inform...

Administration implements new changes to high school parking lot

Gunnar Johnson, Copy Editor September 30, 2019

Stillwater Area High School modified its parking lot this year to better traffic flow in and out of the school parking lot. By modifying this, students are getting out of the parking lot later, but parents...

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