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School Board postpones discussion on school start times

School Board postpones discussion on school start times

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

March 15, 2018

  Pressure from students and parents at Stillwater Area High School led the school board consider changing the high school’s start time from 7:40 to 8:30 a.m.  However, after looking at the issue for several years, the school board decided to delay the change, initially scheduled to ...

WALKOUT: SAHS walks out to remember Parkland victims

WALKOUT: SAHS walks out to remember Parkland victims

Hunter Hippel, Online Editor-in-Chief

March 14, 2018

To participate in the nationwide protest, SAHS students walked out at 10 a.m. local time Wednesday to remember the victims of the horrific Marjory Stoneman Douglas school shooting and demand gun control from the nation's leaders. The walkout took place on March 14 at 10 a.m. and lasted for 17 ...

Feminism club resumes to promote equality

Feminism club resumes to promote equality

Linnea Phillips, Print Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2018

When the Feminism Club opened for students in the 2016-2017 school year, leaders were excited and ready for any and all activities planned for the students interested in the club. However, dissension and disagreements on what the club meant and what it should do caused the leaders to shut the club down....

Student Nutrition Advisory Council plans for healthier future

Student Nutrition Advisory Council plans for healthier future

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor

February 16, 2018

A majority of the options in the vending machines are unhealthy. Filled with Mountain Dew kickstart and pop, healthier options like chocolate milk are rarely seen in stock. The Student Nutrition Advisory Council is here to help make the school a healthy place, and help guide students towards healthie...

New year brings new books for media center

New year brings new books for media center

Rose Deziel, Copy Editor

January 8, 2018

From the beginning of this school year, the media paraprofessional, Mary Peters had been searching through an extensive list of books to find ones that would best suit the high school, in her opinion.  In the end, the list was narrowed down to about 60 books. With the list complete, Peters ordered th...

Petition circulates to end Pony Activity Center fees

Petition circulates to end Pony Activity Center fees

Levi Gregg, Copy Editor

January 6, 2018

  Hundreds of students join junior Bryn Cater in petitioning school authorities to remove a student fee for use of the Pony Athletic Center. In December, about 900 students and staff members signed a petition, which seeks to remove a monthly $20 fee for the Pony Athletic Center, known...

Flex time activities keep students engaged

Flex time activities keep students engaged

Ike Gunderson, Online Editor

January 4, 2018

This year flex time was implemented and the focus is equity and students finding their passion. The overwhelmingly positive response raises the question: What are kids doing during flex time? The Pioneer Press recently released an article which dives into this issue and describes what the most po...

YouTube Pacific Viperfish displays film-making creativity

YouTube Pacific Viperfish displays film-making creativity

Fotini Kloos, Announcment's Editor

December 9, 2017

  Many students have edited or uploaded a video to Youtube either for school purposes or classes, as in video production, or for fun when they have down time. Seniors Miles Schindel, William Bestler and Victor Brasch have a channel called Pacific Viperfish films. They use their channel ...

Idea Quest garners original ideas from staff to improve district

Idea Quest garners original ideas from staff to improve district

Susan Hubard, Video Editor

November 28, 2017

During the early part of November, staff have been invited to create and share suggestions via PONY Idea Quest, a website for sparking innovative ideas and helpful changes in schools districts. Idea Quest is a big step up from the school districts’ last approach at making changes. This is t...

Student Council plans big changes for winter Snoball dance

Student Council plans big changes for winter Snoball dance

Evelyn Young, Student Playlist Reporter

November 27, 2017

As December begins, the talk of many students is the upcoming Snoball dance. This dance is unanimously a favorite amongst students. However, for this year’s Snoball dance Student Council plans on making the popular tradition have many new and fun twists. In the past, Snoball has been held a...

Lake Elmo adds immersion program this fall

Lake Elmo adds immersion program this fall

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2017

Lake Elmo Elementary is adding an exciting new addition in the fall of 2018: a Spanish Immersion program is being introduced to the district for kindergarteners.   This is a dual program, with native Spanish and English speakers. They are doing this because it gives kids more opportunities ...

Soft seating furniture allows for easy collaboration

Soft seating furniture allows for easy collaboration

Morgan Grim, Photography Editor

October 26, 2017

Furniture that was newly added with the schools construction allows students and staff members to collaborate before and after school more easily. The school now has comfortable seating and new tables making working and socializing fun and easy. With the new addition to our school, the district also add...

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