The Pony Express

Senior Rachel Folden spends time with a fellow TRUST buddy. Building trust and friendships during meetings every  Wednesday strengthens the heart and mind to include anyone and everyone.

TRUST club pushes for inclusion among students

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor March 5, 2020

The Pony TRUST club began with a push for inclusion among the student body, as well as staff members. The program betters relationships between students with or without disabilities by promoting acceptance...

FFA helps students dig deep into Agricultural Science

FFA helps students dig deep into Agricultural Science

Lucas Polucha, Video Editor March 3, 2020

Stillwater’s local FFA Chapter recently participated in FFA week, from Feb. 22-29, where the club generated awareness about the opportunities FFA gives to students. The local chapter was also preparing...

Robotics captain junior Ben Abbott is testing the robots programming to make adjustments. The robot can sense the light that reflects back at the sensors from the reflective tape.

Robotics team, Armada, starts build season to prepare for competition

Mia Lucido, Distribution Editor February 9, 2020

The robotics team, Armada, has started the build season. The build season, January to March, prepares the team ready for the FIRST Robotics Competition. Every year there is a challenge and teams across...

The speech team meets a few times a week to practice their speeches for upcoming competitions, working with coach Joe Kalka and his assistant coaches in the coaches classrooms. Senior Mason Borchardt practices with his partner for state.

Speech team works their way to state

Annabel Lantz February 5, 2020

The speech team has done a lot of preparation and practice to get where they are now. Students start preparing for their season in November and work hard for about four months. It helps students...

Innovations team meeting after school to discuss the pathways program. Pathways is expected to serve as a course-filter to focus on a specific career path of a student. This program will be fully effective fall of 2020.

Newly found pathways program, almost up and running

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor December 8, 2019

This year, a new program has made its way to stillwater the high school after being discussed in recent years. The Pathways program aims to prepare students for their future careers with a flexible layout...

Foreign Exchange students meet to discuss how things are going and what people are doing. One student gave a presentation about Germany this month.

Foreign Exchange Student Club smooths transition of coming to new country

Ava Hoelzel, Photographer December 7, 2019

“It [the Foreign Exchange Student Club] gives them [the foreign exchange students] time to step out of their classroom, and just be with each other,” school counselor Krista Koenen said.  The school...

Students in theatre class practice during the entirety of fifth hour. They try to memorize lines and blocking as senior Jahnett Coleman-Cotton, a director, assists them on what to do.

Theatre class practices for upcoming show, ‘Fairy Tale Misfits’

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor December 1, 2019

This year, a new set of faces will emerge on the stage as theatre class starts with a new cast and a new show called "Fairy Tale Misfits." Students and parents are excited for the new show due to the...

The debate team works hard before their first match on Nov 9. The first match sets standards for the rest of their season as they try to find ways to stay in the top 10 percent of teams nationally.

Speech and debate team nationally recognized again

Morgan Hildreth, Camera Editor November 30, 2019

  The speech and debate team has been nationally recognized for the third time in four years. The first time the teams were recognized was back in 2015 and once again in 2018. The National...

Career and Pathways  is a program to help students access education and training beyond high school.  Students form small groups of occupations within a career cluster. Occupations within a pathway share common skills, knowledge and interests.

Flex time’s Career and Pathways paves way for success

Tyrina McCombs , Distribution Reporter November 27, 2019

Flex time offers a new opportunity to explore Career and Pathways for students to meet with employees of several different industries, such as business or engineering in many career fields.  Administration...

The speech team is hard at work at practice last season. Head speech coach Joe Kalka hopes to bring a new perspective to this team when the season starts in November.

Joe Kalka hopes to propel speech to new heights

Ally Benning, Podcast Reporter November 7, 2019

The speech team had success last year under former head coach (now assistant coach) English teacher Laura Hammond. Last year, the team placed fourth in sections and had six people qualify for the state...

In 4-H, animal showing is a popular program. Large amounts students show their horses.

4-H benefits students by providing empowering life skills

Elaina Mankowski, Layout Editor October 30, 2019

Numerous students benefit from the 4-H organization. Apparent impacts are made through the students following their passions and blossoming their relationships. 4-H is a youth program all over the country...

Allison Shore and Izzy Goetze are a power duo for the debate team. Their team has a new assistant coach, Laura Hammond. The girls are seen practicing in school on October 9th.

Debate team learns about space travel

Meg Skaret, Layout Editor October 20, 2019

The 2019 debate season started with many new debate members on the team. Along with the new novice population in the club, former head coach, English teacher Laura Hammond returns as an assistant coach...

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