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Andrew Smith, from businessman to beloved teacher

Andrew Smith, from businessman to beloved teacher

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter

November 22, 2019

“As teachers, we are what they have to grow beyond,” English teacher Andrew Smith said. Smith is incredibly fond of that quote from Star Wars. His individual approach to education follows the same principle. Smith has only been at the high school since 2017 but has amassed a large amount of po...

Woman behind curtain of Cutaway Productions: Deb Drew

Woman behind curtain of Cutaway Productions: Deb Drew

Ella Stratmann, Video Editor

November 13, 2018

Many people wonder what keeps teachers motivated to keep teaching throughout the years. "The students, I love my students. That is one of the reasons why I love teaching," Deb Drew stated. The passion that Drew contains for her students is heart-warming and very admirable, and her students are the ...

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 ...

New conference format provides parents with personalized communication

New conference format provides parents with personalized communication

McKenzie Bohlig, Copy Editor

March 31, 2017

"For the past several years, our secondary schools have held both fall and winter conferences. The traditional format of five minute conferences has been less than desirable for many families. In response to your feedback, we will be trying a new format to share student progress information with fami...

Ochocki wins MASSP award

Ochocki wins MASSP award

Amelia Schneider, Copy editor

February 24, 2015

Chuck Ochocki, Principal at Stillwater Junior High School, has been recognized as the Minnesota Association of Secondary School Principal’s (MASSP) Minnesota Middle Level Principal of the Year. Ochocki has been SJHS’ principal since 2010 and was an Assistant Principal two years before that. Apart fro...

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