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Innovations team visits Mounds View, investigates Pathways

This is a copy of Mounds View's information graphic, which describes their version of the pathways program. The Innovation Team further reviews their program on April 9.
Grace Silbernick, Layout Editor April 15, 2019

“I want to inspire curiosity in all learners through educational programming that is personalized, student-driven, and highly engaging,” John Perry Director of Learning, Technology, and Design Systems...

Banks takes second in the Minnesota Journalist of the Year

Senior Abby Banks stands next to newspaper teacher and advisor Rachel Steil after receiving award for second place in the JEM Minnesota journalist of the year contest.  Both are excited for such a great accomplishment for a Pony Express Editor-in-Cheif.
Rosie Nichols, Print Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2019

After three years venturing into the world of journalism and a lifetime of perseverance, senior Abby Banks takes second in the Minnesota Journalist of the Year contest sponsored by Journalism Education...

Josiah Hill makes a run for State Senate, District 39

Josiah Hill kicked off his campaign Feb. 5. He is running for State Senate to represent residents of District 39.
John Franklin, Copy Editor March 1, 2019

English teacher Josiah Hill started his campaign for State Senate Jan. 31.  Hill will run for the District 39 seat currently held by Karin Housley, who has held the position since 2012. Hill,...

Boyd Huppert surprises Steil, teaches journalism

Boyd Huppert surprised newspaper advisor Rachel Steil during her third hour newspaper class.
Lilly Sample, Online Editor-in-Chief December 18, 2018

“Oh my god! You are my favorite journalist ever,” newspaper advisor Rachel Steil exclaimed upon seeing Kare 11’s Boyd Huppert enter her classroom. What started as a typical third hour newspaper...

Hannah Sween and Madi Weispfenning win national journalism awards

Senior Hannah Sween works on her newspaper assignment. Sween is an Editor-in-Chief for the newspaper this school year. During class, Sween works on her assignments and also answers the field reporters' questions. The work she puts into this class is directly correlated to her accomplishments.
Carina Block, Copy Editor November 5, 2018

Two newspaper students during the 2017-2018 school year have been nationally recognized for the opinionated pieces they completed last year. Seniors Hannah Sween and Madi Weispfenning were named Honorable...

Justin Hannasch named among the top in state for journalism

Senior, Hannasch is currently Editor-in-Chief of The Pony Express.
Dante Hoyos, Distribution Reporter April 24, 2016

Stillwater senior and Editor-in-Chief of The Pony Express, Justin Hannasch has recently been recognized for his excellence in the field of high school journalism. After being nominated to compete in...

Familiar famous faces close to home

Senior Paige Boner has been compared to Taylor Swift many times, and for many reasons. In this photograph, Boner is doing her best to mimic the look of the famous singer.
Joe Rice, Editor-In-Chief March 14, 2016

A doppelganger is a person who looks nearly identical to another person. Although many of us would like to be a doppelganger of a celebrity or just a beautiful person in general, most people look uniquely...

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal

Ten years passed since duke impersonator scandal
Governess Simpson, Reporter January 13, 2016

Practice lockdown drills have long been seen as a joke to the student body, but the story of the "Duke" that has emerged 10 years ago has since prompted faculty to take caution when dealing with visitors.Infographic...

Pony Express ranks International First Place, Quill and Scroll

Seniors of the Pony Express proudly stand together with their awards from the MHSPA convention.
Mary Burchill, Fashion Blog Editor November 5, 2015

Stillwater staff and students have always taken pride in their school and achievements, which is a very long list. On the list includes the school newspaper, The Pony Express, with a staff of nearly...

Steil finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year

Steil finalist for Minnesota Teacher of the Year
Kyah LaBancz, Online Editor April 2, 2015

With medium length blonde hair, a petite frame and a fashion forward wardrobe, Language Arts teacher Rachel Steil stands in front of the classroom wearing a welcoming, but firm stance. Steil, always...

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...

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