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

Brookview Elementary Principal, Chris Rogers, plunges in a shark costume to celebrate his fifth grade students read a thon goals.

TRUST club plans polar plunge, raises money for Special Olympics

Lauren Guinee, Business Editor and Copy Editor April 14, 2022

The TRUST club hosted the Polar Plunge at the high school on March 28. The event came via a portable water tank for volunteers to plunge into. Stillwater students and community members were invited...

Interim Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt speaks to the board about FFA club. She may run for the position again this spring.

School board searches for permanent Superintendent

Brady Lau, Social Media Editor February 28, 2022

The school board is appointing a permanent superintendent for interim Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt’s position. Over the coming months, the board will be accepting applications and evaluating candidates...

Cultural liaison Cornelius Rish directs the members of the Student Leadership Council during its weekly meeting in the main forum room.

Student Leadership Council creates anti-harassment committee

Sydney Rodd, Layout Editor February 25, 2022

How does the school deal with racist actions? How does it deal with microaggressions? What are the consequences of homophobia and transphobia within the community? These are just some of the questions...

The Capitol is the crown jewel of American democracy

House select committee investigates events of Jan. 6 insurrection

Jasmine Z. Allison, Social Media and Podcast Editor February 23, 2022

“When an angry violent mob staged an insurrection on Jan. 6 and desecrated our Capitol — the temple of our democracy — it was not just an attack on the building, it was an attack on our Republic...

Students work on computers in a crowded classroom.

Office hours change to help students succeed

Shannon Pothen, Layout Editor February 23, 2022

Over the past two years, students have been falling behind in classes, especially this year when students and teachers have to stay out of school for days because of positive COVID cases. It seems like...

Robert Bach watches as students got to class

Bach “tightens the screws”, reinforces old rules

Tyler Quade, Business Editor and Copy Editor January 16, 2022

After almost two years outside of school, reports of behavioral problems and faltering grades have been on the rise. Students have grown accustomed to the freedom of Zoom classes, and may have forgotten...

Past DaVinci Fest projects

Partnership Plan hosts 13th annual DaVinci Fest

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor-In-Chief January 8, 2022

The DaVinci Fest is a community event held Jan. 22, at Stillwater Area High School showcasing science, art and upcycling fairs along with a film fest for youth in the St. Croix Valley. The festival is...

Senior Sophia Heidke scans her ticket with a ticketing worker to enter the varsity football game.

HomeTown Ticketing replaces paper tickets

Katie Kangas, Layout Editor-in-Chief November 13, 2021

“Ting” chimes the iPod. “You’re good to go,” the ticket person said. This is the sound of a new process for ticketing at all school events called HomeTown Ticketing. The Minnesota State High...

Class sizes average 30 to 40 students. If the first levy question on Nov. 2 fails to pass, class sizes are expected to grow by ten to twelve kids.

School Board poses two levy questions Nov. 2

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief October 20, 2021

The current operating levy expires this fall and the School Board is asking the community to renew it. Polling stations are welcoming citizens to vote on this referendum and other local elections on Nov....

Instructional coaches Geri Handberg and Ing Mari Ryan are new this year as coaches. Ryan and Handberg work together to help teachers.

New instructional coaches support teachers

Shannon Pothen, Layout Editor and Copy Editor October 12, 2021

It takes a village to teach a child.  The new instructional coaches Ing Mari Ryan and Geri Handberg are making connections and building community.  They are working with teachers to make sure students...

Pathway Coordinator Bob Manning in the Pathways Office planning Game Day and the upcoming Manufacturing Day.

Pathway Coordinators create future planning day for upperclassmen

Evelyn Biederman, Photographer and Online Editor October 10, 2021

On Oct. 13 career pathways coordinators have set aside a day for juniors and seniors to plan their future. On this day physical campus tours of Minnesota and Wisconsin universities along with virtual tours...

The hockey team and members of the community lie down sod for wounded veteran Mike Polehna.

Hockey team participates within community

Jeremiah Swartz, Graphics Editor and Copy Editor October 8, 2021

The hockey team steps up in its community to help out a wounded veteran. Mike Polehna requested help to lie down 800 yards of sod for a house in an assisted living neighborhood. In an immediate response,...

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