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Van Klei wins Paul Schmidt award

Alternative Copy Story by Katelyn Krech

Wyatt Wasko, Social Media Editor

November 22, 2017

The Paul Schmidt award, named after the initial winner in 1956, is given out annually to a single teacher in the state of Minnesota to "Honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions given by an elementary or secondary teacher or supervisor in the fields of health or physical education.” ...

Final year of $3 million PEP grant

The cardio room is full of new equipment like ellipticals and treadmills. Money from the PEP grant has helped purchase these tools. “We have lots of new equipment: basketballs, birdies for badminton, tons of new cardio equipment. Most every piece of equipment in the cardio room is brand new,” says PE teacher Ryan Bartosiewski. The technology has improved PE classes and Stillwater is starting to be known for its program.

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter

March 15, 2016

Stillwater was the only school in Minnesota and one of 60 in the country to get the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant in 2013. They say the third time is a charm, but it was the fourth time the district applied. The grant gives $2 million over the course of three years and this i...

Moving towards healthy habits

Seniors Eric Bromback and Mark Houle are improving their health in the weight room.

Megan Warbalow

May 29, 2014

More and more people in this country are becoming lazy and overweight. To solve this issue people are taking initiative to make more people, especially kids, interested in being active. The HealthyMOVES (Meaningful Opportunities for Vigorous Exercise Success) grant is working to find a way to make being active easier and more widely available. HealthyMOVES is a federal...

Twin Cities named fittest city in the nation


St. Paul Minn. was recently named fittest city out of the United States. “Overall people here tend to be very healthy. There is lots of physical activity going on all around us,” said Physical Education teacher Deb Van Klei.

Christine Corcoran

February 20, 2014

It can be hard to stay active in the winter, and with cold winter it is surprising that in Minnesota the obese rate is relatively low. In fact, according to the American College of Sports Medicine's annual American Fitness Index. the Twin Cities is the fittest city in  U.S.  for 2013. This is the third consecutive year they h...

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