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District Think Tank brainstorms graduation needs

District Think Tank brainstorms graduation needs

Olivia Weirtz, Editor-in-Chief

December 3, 2016


Filed under News

The district has been looking for ways to improve; their most outside of the box method has been to brainstorm ideas with a 12 person district meeting dubbed as a "Think Tank". The Think Tank was held on the 27 and included school administrators, teachers, board members and community leaders. The di...

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...

Proposal brings forth bold new ideas

Proposal brings forth bold new ideas

Katie Hutton, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 15, 2016


Filed under Local News, 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,...

Taxation without representation

Taxation without representation

Sam Begin, Layout Editor

February 24, 2015


Filed under Political Opinion

It is tradition to have voters approve any local tax increase. After all, did colonial Americans not decry the British's taxes with the slogan, "No Taxation without Representation?" As citizens of a free country, Americans have a right to decide where and to what to put their money into, if anything at ...

Valley Crossing being sought over by two districts

Valley Crossing being sought over by two districts

Matt Brown, Social Media Editor

December 8, 2014


Filed under Local News, News

Valley Crossing Community School is facing student population issues and must decide on the decision. VCCS is involved with three school districts, #834 Stillwater, #833 South Washington County, and #622 North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale. Unlike most schools, VCCS is an optional school for families, which ...

New school board members elected this term

New school board members elected this term

Emily Ness, Video Anchor

November 17, 2014


Filed under Local News, News

The Stillwater School Board election was held on Nov. 4. This year, eight candidates ran for four seats. Incumbent Tom Lehman, re-elected for another term, said, “The election was great! I was honored to win and humbled that I was the top vote getter. I am looking forward to four more years o...

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