The Pony Express

District task force coming up with proposal for the school board by 2020

The district task force will have meetings ending in January 2020. They will make a recommendation to the school board to address issues in the district. Members of the team discuss the expansion of the student population and how to create learning environments for all students.

Mairin Torgerson, Photographer

November 17, 2019

The school district has been through numerous changes in recent years. Many of the ideas executed were made possible and created by the Community Design Team. The team is part of the district long-range facilities task force made up of community members, parents, city officials, students and staff. The schoo...

Superintendent Pontrelli shares glimpse into her role

Superintendent Denise Pontrelli traveled in Italy last year with her family. She loves to travel for fun outside of work.

Claire Anderson, Field Reporter Editor

December 3, 2018

Many people wonder what the job of being a superintendent is like. "The only reason I do this is to try and make it a better experience for kids," Superintendent Denise Pontrelli said. Denise Pontrelli is the Superintendent of Stillwater Area Public Schools. Pontrelli has been the Superintendent for three years. ...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor

May 15, 2018

The local community plays a large role in supporting their local school district. Students believe that the success of Stillwater Schools is largely due to the support they receive from the community. According to students and staff, the school would be a completely different place without the suppo...

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Thought Exchange results show district strengths, concerns

Ellie Faeth, Layout Editor

February 15, 2017

Powered by Thought Exchange, the Stillwater School District created the Join the Conversation engagement process to allow students, families, community and district members to get involved in voicing their thoughts and opinions on the various elementary, junior and high schools in the district. Throughout th...

District seeks public opinion in naming middle schools

District seeks public opinion in naming middle schools

Kalley Lewis, Copy Editor

October 12, 2016

At the beginning of the 2017-18 school year, there will be a large district wide transition between grades. The freshman will be moved to the high school and the sixth graders will be moved to the junior high schools. Along with those changes, the two Stillwater Area Junior High Schools will h...

HealthyMOVES program begins

Andrea Rustad

March 1, 2014

Bridge to Excellence (BtE) is focused on addressing the academic, social, emotional and physical needs of each of the districts students.  The BtE’s new plan is already in the works. BtE's plan includes numerous action steps related to student health and wellness.  From incorporating more physical activ...

The student news site of Stillwater Area High School
Carissa Keister