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Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Brookview Elementary expansion uncertain with new school board candidates

Elli Swanson, Photographer

November 14, 2018


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows, Showcase

Brookview Elementary, District 834's newest elementary school is hoping to expand very soon due to the developing neighborhoods near by. Brookview Elementary school located in Woodbury has almost met its capacity of students and continues to increase in size. Because of the increase in students...

BOLD costs school money with failed lawsuit

BOLD costs school money with failed lawsuit

Abby Banks, Layout Editor

September 28, 2016


Filed under Editorial

Within the next few years, three schools will be closing their doors for the last time. The lawsuit against the school board which would have stopped BOLD, the district’s new financial plan, has failed, as the school district had not violated their rights in any way. After the levy passed in 2015, s...

B.O.L.D. proposal: vote ‘yes’

B.O.L.D. proposal: vote ‘yes’

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2016


Filed under Editorial

For the past couple of months, families and community members have been extremely concerned with Superintendent Pontrelli’s “B.O.L.D.” proposal to close three schools: Marine, Withrow and Oak Park Elementary schools. After sifting through all of the facts and information that has been brough...

Community speaks out against B.O.L.D movement

Community speaks out against B.O.L.D movement

Grace Donner, Photographer

February 22, 2016


Filed under Editorial

The Stillwater school district proposed to close three elementary schools as a plan to even out capacity through all the schools and to save money on Dec. 17, 2015. The district's proposal to close Marine, Withrow and Oak Park Elementary schools has been stirring up concern in many communities. Stop Bold Cold ...

School Board postpones BOLD vote

School Board postpones BOLD vote

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

February 22, 2016


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

In an unexpected move, Stillwater School District Superintendent Denise Pontrelli asked the Stillwater school board on Feb. 11 to postpone its vote on the closing of three District 834 elementary schools until March 3. Voting on the decision to close Withrow, Marine and Oak Park Elementary was expect...

Proposal brings forth bold new ideas

Proposal brings forth bold new ideas

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2016


Filed under News, Uncategorized

All around the district, changes are taking place. The high school is expanding, the sixth graders are transitioning to the junior high, and the ninth graders are moving to the high school. With the changing number of incoming students and the increase in need for specialized learning opportunities,...