The Pony Express

Voter-approved levy required after $2.5 million deficit

The school board needs to implement another levy, but to make sure that they get the outcome that they want, there needs to be more information released to the public before they vote.

Emma Kostroski-Polucha, Print Editor-in-Chief

December 9, 2018

 The Stillwater Area School Board has encountered decisions they have not had to make for many years. The board will have to make cuts in many different departments from all around the district because of the $2.5 million deficit. These cuts are likely to affect every student in one way or another...

Class size on the rise

 After the levy passed in the fall there were still cuts that needed to be made. Class size increases are going to make an impact in the district both on students and teachers.​

Savannah Springer

May 7, 2014

This past year's levy passed with over 60 percent of voters supporting the levy. The levy provides additional dollars, but still there is a shortfall. Next year in fall of 2015, the class sizes will increase. The Stillwater School District’s students and staffing will change come fall of 2015 school year. As of April 23, approximately 3...

Levy passes and security enhances


Due to the 2013 levy passing security will be enhanced at the high school and both the junior highs. There will only be one big change, there is going to be a remodeling of the front entrance to the school. This will allow security personnel to keep a closer eye on who enters our school and for what purpose,” said Principal Don Johnson.

Cory Spawn

January 27, 2014

On Nov. 4, 2013, eligible voters within the Stillwater School District voted and approved a renewal and an increase of an operating levy 63 percent to 37 percent. Increasing school safety and security add to one of the main issues to be addressed. The increasing security will bring a better environ...

Levy promises bright future for district

The Stillwater Choir department sang in their annual Fall Choral Festival at St. Andrews Lutheran Church on Sept. 29. The Festival was concluded with a mass choral performance of Trres Cantos Nativos with all the choirs singing together as one.

Olivia Braun

November 25, 2013

To the delight of many, the school district pulled off a “yes” from voters for the levy on Nov. 5. 63 percent of voters benefitted the students, teachers and families of the district by choosing to extend the levy. The levy passed Nov. 5 will generate $16.2 million for the school district in to...

November levy renewal will affect many

November levy renewal will affect many

Emily Landgreen

September 20, 2013

One could say she loves music. Junior Megan Ellison has been playing viola for eight years. She is a passionate member of the concert and chamber choir and orchestra. However, this fall’s levy could change it all. Stillwater area residents will vote on a levy that would renew the current economic pl...

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