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Grading policies must reflect growth and learning

Grading policies must reflect growth and learning

Grace Roeske, Social Media Editor

November 21, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, In-Depth, Opinion

The Stillwater Grade Reporting Policy is focused on reflecting student’s achievements and it explains what grading includes. It is also the link between teachers, parents/guardians and students when it comes to communicating academic progress. Although the policy covers many things like student standards,...

Students should seek school, part-time job balance

Students should seek school, part-time job balance

Grace McDonough, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017


Filed under Opinion

While spending 12 to 15 hours a week making pizzas for minimum wage does not scream thrilling, junior Spencer Maas works to help him pay for gas and save for college. Although the number of high schoolers working part-time has recently dropped, jobs remain important for many students. Having a job during high school can take away from academic...

Staff Editorial: new studies raise question, how much homework is too much?

Staff Editorial: new studies raise question, how much homework is too much?

Pony Express Staff

November 25, 2013


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

Homework is a common source of stress for high school students.  After spending six and a half hours at school, students are typically left with two to four hours of homework.  Homework can be helpful, but sometimes it ends up being hurtful as it is a lot of work for one person. Six different classes...

School related stress spurs anxiety

Kenzie Monson

October 19, 2013


Filed under Student Life

Many students struggle with stress and anxiety that comes from school. There are other factors that lead to stress, such as bullying or the different cliques at school. Homework, however, also causes a major impact. There are a lot of different school related pressures that can often stress out students...

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