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Van Klei wins Paul Schmidt award

Alternative Copy Story by Katelyn Krech

Wyatt Wasko, Social Media Editor

November 22, 2017

The Paul Schmidt award, named after the initial winner in 1956, is given out annually to a single teacher in the state of Minnesota to "Honor and recognize the outstanding services and contributions given by an elementary or secondary teacher or supervisor in the fields of health or physical education.” ...

Climbing wall installed during spring break

One cool feature of the PEP grant is Stillwater will be getting a climbing wall installed over spring break in the synthetic gym. “The rock will help build strength, power and bring aerobic and anaerobic fitness to higher levels,” junior Kaylie Goltz says.

Madison Crain, Layout Editor

March 16, 2016

As the Physical Education Program (PEP) grant comes to a close, the exciting opportunity of a brand new climbing wall has brought much excitement among the student body. The wall will present itself after spring break, and will bring new opportunities and relationship skills to the physical educ...

Final year of $3 million PEP grant

The cardio room is full of new equipment like ellipticals and treadmills. Money from the PEP grant has helped purchase these tools. “We have lots of new equipment: basketballs, birdies for badminton, tons of new cardio equipment. Most every piece of equipment in the cardio room is brand new,” says PE teacher Ryan Bartosiewski. The technology has improved PE classes and Stillwater is starting to be known for its program.

Shad Kraftson, Distribution Reporter

March 15, 2016

Stillwater was the only school in Minnesota and one of 60 in the country to get the Carol M. White Physical Education Program grant in 2013. They say the third time is a charm, but it was the fourth time the district applied. The grant gives $2 million over the course of three years and this i...

Grant brings in new money to physical eduction


Students get active in Stillwater Area High School’s gym.

Andrea Rustad

January 24, 2014

The Stillwater district recently received a federal Carol M. White PEP Grant.  It focuses on improving the health and wellness of Stillwater students by highlighting the importance of being physically active.  The money given to the district will be used to support the Healthy MOVES initiative.  MOVES...

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