The Pony Express

EIC Column: Peer counseling program long overdue

EIC Column: Peer counseling program long overdue

Abby Banks, Print Editor-in-Chief

November 6, 2018


Filed under Editorial, EIC Column, Political Opinion

With three deaths within three years in the Stillwater school district, the ISD 834 school board finally took the initiative to create a mental health program for middle and high school students. It's easy to feel unheard in our school district, but if there's any cause that's important for them to actually tun...

FLEX Time utilizes new FlexiSCHED software

FLEX Time utilizes new FlexiSCHED software

Gavan Townsend, Camera Editor

September 15, 2018


Filed under News

The administration has changed the way FLEX Time works in their recent iteration that is going to take place during the 18-19 school year. Students, teachers and staff have wanted these changes to occur since last school year ended, but some are still skeptical as to whether or not they will be exceptional...

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Hannah Boardman, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018


Filed under Editorial, Photo Slide Shows

Since flex time premiered at the beginning of the year, Adult Advocate days have been few and far between. The few there have been, however, have had specific activities for the senior class that differ from the rest of the grades. They have to do with planning for the future. They are geared towar...

Flex time activities keep students engaged

Flex time activities keep students engaged

Ike Gunderson, Online Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under News, Podcasts

This year flex time was implemented and the focus is equity and students finding their passion. The overwhelmingly positive response raises the question: What are kids doing during flex time? The Pioneer Press recently released an article which dives into this issue and describes what the most po...

17 events that characterized 2017

17 events that characterized 2017

Malaina Fragnito, Student Playlist Reporter

December 28, 2017


Filed under Focus, People

2017 has been a year of change, devastation followed by hope and success. From events that impact the whole world to things that impact the community of Stillwater, many things have happened this year. This year has been filled with everything, from tragedies due to natural disasters, to controversy over the president to...

School rolls out Flex Time program

School rolls out Flex Time program

Cassie Ales, Layout Editor

October 19, 2017


Filed under Alternative Copy Stories

In addition to the new building expansions and upgrades and a larger school student body, students can also expect a change to their schedules with Flex time; a free period of 40 minutes which will take place between third and fourth hour every Tuesday and Thursday. Flex time is expected to build r...

Pony Time study block instated soon

Pony Time study block instated soon

Mira LaNasa, Layout Editor

May 6, 2017


Filed under News

With the freshman moving up to the high school next year many changes are being made. Among them, administration is looking into adding a flex period in which students can study and have a break between classes during lunch hours. In having PLC Wednesdays students are able to get a couple extra mi...

Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Transition team considers Pony Time study block next fall

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

January 6, 2017


Filed under Featured Videos, News

  The school administration is considering a 45 minute flexible period in the middle of the day on Wednesdays during five day weeks. This is a decision the transition team will have to make for next year. There is PLC Wednesday¬†occurring now, which happens every Wednesday and is a 15 ...