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School start times take toll on mental health

School start times take toll on mental health

Ashlyn Aarness, Photographer

December 2, 2016

Early morning and late, homework-filled nights. This is the life of a typical high school student. More and more schools are switching over to a later start time to increase productivity. Thought Exchange is changing the game for our district. Stillwater School District has had this discussion ...

Multi-age classrooms extended to more schools

Multi-age classrooms extended to more schools

Megan McGuire, Online Editor-in-Chief

May 15, 2015

For the 2015-16 school year, Stillwater School District is planning on cutting several teaching positions in elementary schools. These schools are now faced with the decision on how to sufficiently teach the same amount of students with less staff. The solution seems to be multi-level classrooms in...

Students personalize their education with PICK time

Schools Student teacher Caitlin Turner leans in to help elementary school kids at Lily Lake with their work. The new schedule will allow students to spend more time learning the subjects they need to learn.

Hannah Crawford

May 18, 2014

Stillwater Area Schools are implementing new changes to elementary schools for the 2014-2015 school year, and even more changes to come in the 2015-2016 school year.  Passion, Innovation, Curiosity and Knowledge (PICK) time will be introduced to the elementary schools. Malinda Lansfeldt, Executive Director of Learning Services and Elementary Edu...

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