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New Pathways program expects to roll out in 2020-2021 school year

New Pathways program expects to roll out in 2020-2021 school year

Morgan Hildreth, Camera Editor

December 14, 2019

Transitioning from middle school into high school can be a scary time for some. To help reduce the anxiety for incoming freshman and their families, Pony Possibilities night was created. Pony Possibilities is a night were families can come in and learn a bit about scheduling, transitioning into the high...

Newly found pathways program, almost up and running

Newly found pathways program, almost up and running

Rosie Nichols, Layout Editor

December 8, 2019

This year, a new program has made its way to stillwater the high school after being discussed in recent years. The Pathways program aims to prepare students for their future careers with a flexible layout of classes that should be taken to help them better achieve their aspirations. Pathways was s...

Long range task force analyzes boundaries of District 834

Long range task force analyzes boundaries of District 834

Dorothy Chislett, Graphics Editor

November 1, 2019

The district has put together a long range task force together this fall/winter to analyze enrollment numbers and consider possible boundary changes if needed. These changes depend on the population demographics of the many parts of District 834. Senior Elise Riniker said the Lake Elmo and Woodbury s...

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Students ‘pee’ved over new bathroom security policy

Pony Express Staff

April 8, 2019

While walking the halls, keep an eye out for the locked bathroom doors with ‘See Something, Say Something’ QR codes taped up over them. Notice kids wearing yellow shirts, sweatshirts and pins. Watch for teachers and security guards who watch back as kids enter the bathroom. All are effects of new rules tha...

Pony Possibilities Night welcomes in-coming ninth graders

Pony Possibilities Night welcomes in-coming ninth graders

Dylan Stormoen, Copy Editor

January 15, 2019

With the conclusion of the first semester, the 2019-2020 school year is becoming a topic of discussion. As class registration is coming up, current eighth graders have the opportunity to get an in-depth look at classes a little early. Pony Possibilities Night is a time for students, as well as parents, to l...

Boyd Huppert surprises Steil, teaches journalism

Boyd Huppert surprises Steil, teaches journalism

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 class took an exciting turn when Steil was surprised with a visit from her favorite journalist, a Chri...

School calendars not religiously biased

School calendars not religiously biased

Paige Speedling, Distribution Reporter

November 20, 2018

 The school calendar is not religiously biased toward Christianity. Public schools all across the country have to make decisions based on many different and sometimes difficult factors, when they add religion to the mix, things can get tricky. According to a poll, in the United States alone,...

District drafts strategic plan: Profile of a Graduate

District drafts strategic plan: Profile of a Graduate

Kate Poor, Distribution Reporter

February 17, 2018

Shaping curriculum is one of the most important jobs of teachers and school administrators. Profile of a Graduate is a new venture being taken on by the district to come up with ways to ensure the success of students after high school. The project came about in December of 2017. The goal of th...

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...

Day in the life: Rachel Anselmo, Principal’s Secretary

Day in the life: Rachel Anselmo, Principal’s Secretary

Ellsa Ohmann, Layout Editor

January 2, 2018

When students think of the school and who runs it one would most likely think of the school’s Principal Rob Bach. Little do students know there is a woman behind the curtain helping Bach achieve his goals of keeping the school running smoothly. Rachel Anselmo is Bach's assistant and has been hel...

Idea Quest garners original ideas from staff to improve district

Idea Quest garners original ideas from staff to improve district

Susan Hubard, Video Editor

November 28, 2017

During the early part of November, staff have been invited to create and share suggestions via PONY Idea Quest, a website for sparking innovative ideas and helpful changes in schools districts. Idea Quest is a big step up from the school districts’ last approach at making changes. This is t...

College In Schools program may be at risk

College In Schools program may be at risk

Noah Johnson, Distribution Reporter

January 12, 2017

Students across Minnesota may not be able to get free credits for college anymore, since the College in School program throughout Minnesota has the possibility of shutting down. The College in Schools program has many factors to it possibly being shut down. These factors consist of new teaching requirements and cost...

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