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Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Rachel’s challenge replaced with health initiative

Jared Taylor, Distribution Reporter

November 16, 2016

Healthy eating, physical fitness, mental health specialists and anti-bullying campaigns all have one thing in common: they are all health initiatives. What’s special about health initiatives in schools is how they effect the students within the school in which the program is being used. Rachel's Challeng...

Oakland installing new tennis courts

Oakland installing new tennis courts

Alex Eitzman

May 5, 2014

This summer, Stillwater School District is planning major renovations for Oakland Jr. High's tennis courts. The district is planning a $340 thousand project to repair the three existing courts, and build an additional three new ones behind those already built for $64 thousand. The district is also...

Ryan Laager presents ideas for new technology in schools

Ryan Laager presents ideas for new technology in schools

March 6, 2014

When Oakland Junior High introduced the one-to-one idea, which gave a laptop to every student for the course of three years, it was the inspiration for many schools to begin providing internet devices for their students to use long-term outside of the school building.  Since then, Stillwater Area Schoo...

Communities ‘PowerUp’ with new district program

Communities ‘PowerUp’ with new district program

Colin Peters

December 11, 2013

Swimming, exercise and hitting the weights are not uncommon things to encounter throughout the halls of Oakland Junior High School on a Thursday night. Many district schools like OJHS are opening up their hallways as well, making them free community centers on some evenings. These are only a part...

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