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Spend a day in the life of Principal Rob Bach

Spend a day in the life of Principal Rob Bach

Susan Hubbard, Video Editor

January 18, 2018

Stillwater High School principal Rob Bach is halfway through his fourth year of being a principal in the district. Bach focuses on providing a great education to students, and says he will do whatever he can to make that happen. Bach has little-to-no free time during his day, and is always sharing feed...

Bill Howlett leaves impact on community

Bill Howlett leaves impact on community

Emmanuel Kamara, Social Media Reporter

February 19, 2017

Assistant Principal Bill Howlett passed away on Jan. 1 after a heroic battle with cancer. Howlett was loved and very helpful to everyone he came in contact with even if he didn't know them. He is now gone, but his memories left behind will never be forgotten. Howlett was very involved with the Stillwater...

District 834 welcomes new Superintendent

District 834 welcomes new Superintendent

Kathleen Billingsley, Copy Editor

November 12, 2015

With warmth and kindness in her eyes, one can tell new Superintendent Denise Pontrelli is perfect to take the seat as District 834's new superintendent. Coming 40 minutes away from the Spring Lake Park district, Pontrelli is breaking in new turf. As exciting as getting a fresh start sounds, this is a m...

Staff Editorial: students need to take responsibility in cafeteria

Staff Editorial: students need to take responsibility in cafeteria

Pony Express Staff

February 13, 2015

Culture can mean a lot to a specific group of people or tightly bound community. At Stillwater Area High School, it is no different. The atmosphere and culture surrounding the school is inviting, it can be see through thriving students with outstanding ACT scores and grade point averages. Students already seem...

Dan Ralston fulfilling new duties

Sarah Junko, Team Lead Editor

November 18, 2014

Dan Ralston is starting his first year as an Assistant Principal. He is filling in for Assistant Principal Bill Howlett while he is on medical leave. Ralston will be taking over all of Howlett's duties and responsibilities while he is unable to. Ralston spent five years teaching at Valley Crossi...

New principal brings new changes

Sarah Junko, Team Lead Editor

October 1, 2014

The 2014 school year is promising to be full of new people and opportunities. This year one of the biggest changes is the newest staff member, Rob Bach. As the new head principal, Bach has many ideas on how the students and faculty can change in order to make the school a friendlier and better learnin...

Robert Bach becomes new principal

Robert Bach becomes new principal

Jessie Thomas, Editor-in-Chief

May 19, 2014

  “I am honored to work at a school of this stature,” said Robert Bach, Assistant Principal of Woodbury High School. Bach was recently offered the job as the new Principal of Stillwater Area High School. According to a Stillwater District press release, after intensive interviews of 16 candidates,...

Students look to interim principal for prank policies

Brinna Dochniak

May 18, 2014

For decades, Stillwater seniors have practiced the tradition of a school-wide prank with little interruption. Along with this “tradition”, the administration has played a cat-and-mouse game with seniors in an attempt to put an end to these pranks. Various principles have employed different scare...

Don Johnson taking over principal position

Don Johnson taking over principal position

Megan Katula

October 16, 2013

Principal Don Johnson is replacing former principal Ryan Laager, who stepped down from his position last year to become the Head of Curriculum Planning for District 834.  Johnson says he "loves" being principal here, although it will only be for one year. Johnson has a good deal of experience, started teaching in Illinois, eventually mov...

Principal Laager leaves Stillwater Area High School

Principal Laager leaves Stillwater Area High School

July 20, 2013

Principal Ryan Laager’s office is nice. There is a large white board with notes scribbled into every corner, there’s a table that has a Stillwater pony inscribed on it with a few chairs for meetings, and a fairly clean desk with a MacBook Pro and three or four pages, all filled corner-to-corner with...

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