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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...

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Admin updates new bathroom policies, monitoring in response to vaping, vandalism

Noah Ness, Read and Watch Team

March 26, 2017


Filed under News, Photo Slide Shows

  Recently, a surge in the use of electronic cigarettes among teenagers has caused many schools, including Stillwater Area High School, to try different tactics to end the "vaping." E-cigarettes are devices that allow the user to avoid inhaling tobacco smoke, which can be very unhealthy, but still get a "buzz" simi...

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

Staff Editorial: vandalism occurring in bathrooms increasing

February 14, 2017


Filed under Editorial, Staff Editorial

One of the problems at school is vaping and vandalism in the school's bathrooms. This problem has raised concern for some of the staff. Not only is it an illegal activity, it is also negatively impacting students who do not vape, and need to use the bathrooms. Vaping, although similar to s...

Attendance policy reinforced to improve attendance

Attendance policy reinforced to improve attendance

Kayla Gjerde, Social Media Reporter

October 13, 2016


Filed under News

This year the administration has made a more strict attendance policy. Students receive an orange warning slip if they are tardy once, and after two tardies they receive 30 minutes of detention after school. Stillwater had the third most absences in Minnesota last year, which is the main reason for...

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ninth grade transition offers innovative ideas

Ebbie Benson, Copy Editor

October 11, 2016


Filed under Focus

Beginning fall of 2017, more than 700 freshmen within the district will attend the high school for the first time. It is a big change from what everyone is used to, and adjustments will need to be made between now and then. In order to ensure that all the freshmen feel settled and comfortable at the ...

Assistant Principal Matt Kraft joins SAHS from Woodbury

Assistant Principal Matt Kraft joins SAHS from Woodbury

Dylan Cook, Visual Arts Media Editor

October 20, 2015


Filed under Local News, Multimedia, News, Photo Slide Shows

This year Stillwater Area High School brought Matt Kraft into the district as a new Assistant Principal. This addition will bring a new personality and set of skills to the district. Kraft began his time in the beginning of this school year. He is filling a position that was previously occupied by Assista...

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