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Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force need volunteers

Long-Range Facility Planning Task Force need volunteers

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

Fundraising for fundamentals teaches skills for life

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

Brine’s Market and Deli celebrates 60th anniversary

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

Deaf event fosters appreciation for deaf culture

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

Sam Balfanz receives Eagle Scout Award

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

NHS prepares to launch spring community events

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 growing to make an impact

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...

Levy promises bright future for district

Levy promises bright future for district

Olivia Braun

November 24, 2013

To the delight of many, the school district pulled off a “yes” from voters for the levy on Nov. 5. 63 percent of voters benefitted the students, teachers and families of the district by choosing to extend the levy. The levy passed Nov. 5 will generate $16.2 million for the school district in to...

National Honor Society continues to provide community leadership

National Honor Society continues to provide community leadership

September 22, 2013

The blood drive took place Sept. 20 and Coffeehouse, a popular wintertime event, will take place this Dec. Spring will carry with it the popular food drive as well. New this year is a Toys for Tots effort in which toys are collected for less fortunate children.  The blood drive this fall was a success ...

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