The Pony Express

The school board held their regular meeting on April 22. During this time they covered the standard reports of information, and they held a work session to further debate the next steps towards a levy referendum this fall.

School board lays out 3-part plan to address district funding

Morgan Delaney, Online Editor May 21, 2021

The school board has created a plan to renew an expiring operating levy. However, when needing more money to go towards levies, the board must ask the taxpayers to vote. They are given an opportunity to...

The current operating levy generates funding for students to learn, paying for materials, teachers, and technology. The levy also keeps class sizes small so students can have close relationships with classmates and teachers, if a new levy is not chosen in November, class sizes will expand.

District recommends new levy fall 2021

Nissa Wilcox, Layout Editor April 18, 2021

In November, Stillwater Area School District taxpayers will be asked to consider and approve new funding to the school district to help address several needs, with the renewal of an expiring operating...

Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt speaks during the Dec. 17 from prepared speech.

School board approves Lansfeldt’s one-year contract

Alex Steil, Online Editor-in-Chief December 23, 2020

After two weeks of political and volatile reactions from the community, the School Board approved a motion on Dec. 17 to offer a one-year contract to hire Interim Superintendent Malinda Lansfeldt beyond...

Senior Olivia Walsh, along with recommenders Amy Longtin and Abby Banks, nominated Kris McCarthy for the Partnership Plan award.

McCarthy receives Partnership Teacher of the Year award

Sadie Heieren, Photographer April 16, 2019

Every year, eight teachers in the Stillwater district are honored and awarded by the Partnership Plan. This year, social studies teacher Kris McCarthy was one of few people awarded the 2018-2019 Partnership...

Music teacher Dennis Lindsay received an award for a Partnership grant this year.

Bev Petrie leads Partnership Plan, supports community

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter December 30, 2018

When the school does not have the funding to support the activities that the student body spends their time with after school throughout the year, grants from the Partnership Plan provide funds to...

Lake Elmo Elementary piloted Yoga Calm last year as a result of a Partnership Grant. This year, all district schools will practice Mindful Movement. 

Mindful Movement helps elementary classroom calm and recharge

Megan Baxter, Photography Editor November 6, 2018

At Lake Elmo Elementary, classrooms are safe, welcoming and stress free because of the Mindful Movement that made its way into elementary school classrooms across the district. The Mindful Movement...

Grants granted for a finer education

Grants granted for a finer education

Madie Woltman, Social Media Editor December 24, 2014

The Partnership Plan is the educational foundation for Stillwater Area Public Schools. Nearly 30 classroom initiatives reaching $57,000 were funded by the Partnership Plan this fall. The grants help...

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