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Math teacher Kathy Meyer stands beside principal Rob Bach and executive director Rick Robbins after being suprised with the news that she had been nominated and won a Partnership Award. Along with the recognition and honor bestowed upon her, she also receives an excellent mug.

Partnership Plan recognizes and rewards district’s most deserving teachers

Abby Anderson, Photographer April 7, 2021

Teachers are widely underappreciated for the efforts and care many put in to educating. However, the Partnership Plan, a grant giving association, presents a set of awards for teachers who have risen above...

Students visit the Gertens booth at the Da Vinci Fest Jan. 25. Students were able to take a quiz to learn about different plants. The Gertens  booth was one out of the 41 community booths guests could visit.

Students express creativity at Da Vinci Fest

Brianne Johnson, Layout Editor January 31, 2020

The 12th Annual Da Vinci Fest was held Jan. 25 at Stillwater High School. The Da Vinci Fest is an educational fair open to the community in the spirit of Leonardo Da Vinci. The fest is put on by The Partnership...

Senior Olivia Walsh, along with recommenders Amy Longtin and Abby Banks, nominated Kris McCarthy for the Partnership Plan award.

McCarthy receives Partnership Teacher of the Year award

Sadie Heieren, Photographer April 16, 2019

Every year, eight teachers in the Stillwater district are honored and awarded by the Partnership Plan. This year, social studies teacher Kris McCarthy was one of few people awarded the 2018-2019 Partnership...

Members of the community celebrated the Partnership Plan at last year's Partnership Party. They helped raise money for the school district. They are able to gather again this year on April 5 at the JX Event Center.

The Partnership Plan hosts annual Partnership Party

Emma Sneden, Business Editor April 15, 2019

The Partnership Plan is celebrating 30 years of providing educational opportunities for classrooms during its annual fundraising party at the JX Event Center April fifth. They hope to raise money and recognize...

The Da Vinci Fest features drawings. Both the picture on the left, by junior Jordan Schmidt, and the picture on the right, by junior Lily Cichon, were submitted in the 2018 Da Vinci Fest. Both done in charcoal, Schmidt's piece is a portrait of sophomore Abbie Garness, and Cichon's piece portrays her parents.

Da Vinci Fest blends artistic passions in community

Elsa Persson, Online Editor January 12, 2019

One of the community's most special showcases of talent is coming around once again. This festival displays incredible art and science projects made by students in the Stillwater district, for which participants...

Music teacher Dennis Lindsay received an award for a Partnership grant this year.

Bev Petrie leads Partnership Plan, supports community

Ben Jacobs, Podcast Reporter December 30, 2018

When the school does not have the funding to support the activities that the student body spends their time with after school throughout the year, grants from the Partnership Plan provide funds to...

Community supports schools across district

Community supports schools across district

Kaitlyn Kirby, Business Editor May 15, 2018

The local community plays a large role in supporting their local school district. Students believe that the success of Stillwater Schools is largely due to the support they receive from the community....

Gina Jostes recently won her third award at The Davinci Fest as an art grand champion. Max Ylitalo, center, was a semifinalist at a national Science Talent Search competition. Nate Farmer, end, another winner of the Twin Cities Regional Science Fair were all present at the event.

Partnership Party raises money to enhance District 834

Sam Hudachek, Video Team April 6, 2016

The Partnership Plan is an education fund for Stillwater Area Public Schools. Their main goal is get the community to join in on their support for the education and well being of students. This year, the...

Grants granted for a finer education

Grants granted for a finer education

Madie Woltman, Social Media Editor December 24, 2014

The Partnership Plan is the educational foundation for Stillwater Area Public Schools. Nearly 30 classroom initiatives reaching $57,000 were funded by the Partnership Plan this fall. The grants help...

STEM/Fab Lab provides hands-on learning opportunities

Abby Kunze, Copy Editor December 4, 2014

With the ever-changing technology of today’s world, the demand for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs is on a sharp incline. The district is now able to provide experience in these...


The graffiti mural can be found near the art hallway next to the Pepsi vending machine. Created by JoJo at the Da Vinci Fest, the mural has been admired by many students.

Graffiti mural makes a statement

April 1, 2014

Scrawled under bridges, composed on bathroom walls and illustrated on idle train cars, graffiti is often regarded as nothing but teenage kids with a spray can. Recently however, graffiti has made its debut...

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