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

The school board meets on Jan. 9, and directors such as Katie Hockert, Student Council member Sam Young and Superintendent Mike Funk attended this meeting. The school board members discussed possible changes to the 25-26 calendar.

New 25-26 calendar approved by the school board in controversial 4 to 3 vote

Gavin Schuna, Business Editor March 4, 2024

In a pivotal 4-3 vote, school board approved the new 2025-2026 calendar academic school year calendar. On Jan. 23, the board passed a change to the school calendar. The new calendar will start school as...

The front of the school on a bright spring day.

School start times might change

Kaylee Kellogg, Graphics Editor May 25, 2023

In the upcoming years, there is a possibility school start times may change. The school board is re-discussing if they think moving start times back would be beneficial for students at Stillwater Area...

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...

Stillwater School District Board Members in a meeting

Chris Lauer fills seat for school board

Angela Taylor and Aydin Brennan April 18, 2023

Chris Lauer, a member of the Partnership Plan board, has been selected to fill the open school board seat in place of his predecessor, Eva Lee. Lauer was on the Stillwater Planning Commission, a volunteer...

Newly elected members meeting for the candidate forum. The meeting was held at Stillwater City Hall.

New school board candidates share vision for future

Sadie Bettendorf, Business Editor and Online Editor December 6, 2022

  Two new school board members were elected on Nov. 8, while maintaining three incumbent members from the previous term. Returning board members, Pete Kelzenberg and Alison Sherman, will serve...

campaign signs on side of road

Nine candidates run for school board

Alex Reedy, Bryce Rosewicz, Podcast and Distribution Reporter October 20, 2022

There are nine candidates running for seven seats on the District 834 school board. A general election will be held on Nov. 8 and the elected board members terms will start on the first Monday in January....

The school board hosts a meeting.

School board selects Michael Funk as new superintendent

Abby Thibodeau, Layout Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

In a special meeting on April 8, the school board selected Dr. Michael Funk as the district’s next superintendent. He will replace interim superintendent Malinda Landsfeldt in a more permanent position...

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...

The private page is not easily accessible. In order to gain access one has to know someone in the group, request that they allow them to request to join the group and then get accepted. This makes it incredibly difficult to use the conversations in the group as evidence to the public of maltreatment and malice because it is difficult to ascertain in the first place.

Three school board members exemplify the bystander effect in private Facebook group

Hannah Sween, Print Editor-in-Chief April 12, 2019

There is a secret Facebook group called “Support Our Schools - 834 Unites.” It does not show up on the search page, the only way to gain access is by requesting admission from one of its current members....

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