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Peer helpers continue progression

Photo by Julia Bennett

Julia Bennett, Social Media Editor-In-Chief

April 22, 2020

Social studies teacher Michael Kaul founded peer helpers last year. Since then, they have not only grown in members but in their work and outreach through the community. With added structure and leadership committees, they hope more students will use peer helpers as a resource for help in the future. ...

Members of the community reach out to their neighbors and friends

Jess Buck started sewing masks by request of her neighbors that are healthcare workers. They are very thankful that she has made them feel safer at work.

Elaina Mankowski, Layout Editor

April 5, 2020

COVID-19 has left everyone feeling lonely and distanced from those we care about. Many are feeling helpless because they cannot do much to help everyone when they are not working on the front lines. In Bayport, many community members have begun to reach out to help their neighborhoods and communities in ...

Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force need volunteers

Reccommendations made by the Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force volunteers will be presented to the school board throughout the year. This task force will ensure the safety of our facilities and district as a whole.

Paige Sanders, Photography Editor-in-Chief

April 22, 2019

To better our district and community as a whole and furthermore better the future of our facilities in the district, volunteers will help make this possible. The district is covening new members for a Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force. This new wave of volunteering community members will include parents and staff w...

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

Junior and sophomore boys bring in food to help support the food drive hosted by NHS. Alex Wiegel, Ethan Hall, Andy Constant and Caleb Catt-Hall brought five items each so their first hour class could win the bagel party.

Issy Boegel, Copy Editor

December 15, 2018

From gift wrap paper to Girl Scout cookies, kids are subjected to tremendous amounts of fundraising. As children, they were lured in by knowing they could win different toys depending on how much they sold for their school or given a badge for their hard work walking around the blocks. Kids asked their...

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

Matt Brine chats with a customer while helping them decide on dinner. Matt works with his brother Mark in the meat department as co-owners, along with sister Polly Hoy, who works in the kitchen as well as clerical duties.

Jameson Stahl, Online Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018

Brine’s Market and Deli recently celebrated their 60th year in business. Brine’s was originally opened in 1958 by Bud Brine in downtown Stillwater. It has been a staple of the St. Croix Valley ever since. Now, Brine’s is co-owned by siblings Polly Hoy, Matt Brine, and Mark Brine. Brine’s cele...

Deaf event fosters appreciation for deaf culture

ASL teacher Amy Caslow flips hash browns at Metro Deaf School on Nov. 10. She, along with many of her students, were volunteering at the Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

Taylor Lee, Distribution Reporter

November 26, 2018

 On Nov. 10, a select number of ASL teacher Amy Caslow’s American Sign Language level two students went to St. Paul Metro Deaf School to complete their first of two Deaf culture events. They were instructed to interview a Deaf individual and write an essay on their experience. However, it was not on...

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...

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

French Club makes immense impact with donations to Haiti

Teagan Andrews, Copy Editor

February 16, 2017

French Club is doing a fundraiser that is sending shoes to a little town in Haiti called Bois Tombé. The shoes are being donated due to children and even adults not having shoes that cover their toes because most walk around barefoot all the time. On Jan. 29, the French club voiced an opinion about donating shoes to a little town. French teacher Madame Jackie Parr,  is friends with a ...

Sam Balfanz receives Eagle Scout Award

Photo by Lars StannardSam Balfanz has been a boy scout since he was young, but he was recently granted with his biggest achievement in the scouts yet: an Eagle Scout Award.  The award is something that takes copious amounts of time and effort working with the community in order to be earned.

Joe Rice, Layout Editor

April 10, 2015

Sam Balfanz has been a boy scout since he was quite young, but he was recently granted with his biggest achievement in the scouts yet: an Eagle Scout Award. Balfanz has dedicated a lot of time and effort to the scouts and his family and his girlfriend seems very pleased with the direction in which Sam'...

NHS prepares to launch spring community events

Alaina Friedrich, Sophia Portelli, and Activities Director Ricky Michael spend time doing volunteer work with other NHS members. NHS works hard doing service projects that benefits the school and the community.

Joel Lange, Social Media Reporter

February 24, 2015

NHS is a student leadership organization that plans donation and charity events around the school and the surrounding community. Between all the events they put on over the past few months, NHS has been very busy this fall and winter. The past few weeks they have entered a hiatus and have begun the plan...

Key Club growing to make an impact

Key Club members stay after a home football game to clean the bleachers to raise money for the club

Alan Hehr, Team Lead Editor

October 13, 2014

There is a club at Stillwater Area High School that is created to help out in the community and the school called Key Club. Key Club is a world renowned club that is run by students at the high school level that want to help not only the community, but themselves in the process.  Last year, Key...

Community rallies to revive Lake Elmo library

Community rallies to revive Lake Elmo library

Sam Japuciak

November 26, 2013

The centerpiece of typical small town America is a sense of community built around local businesses and community events. A big aspect of this is the local library. Not many cities fit this description like Stillwater’s neighbor, Lake Elmo. According to the Star Tribune, in 2011, after a low numb...

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