The Pony Express

Nutrition remains top priority for district as COVID-19 pandemic occurs

Nutrition staff at the high school prepare for families to pick up free meals. They have remained a source of positivity and support during this unprecedented time.

Kathleen Pothen, Copy Editor

March 15, 2020

The echoing cafeteria has been silent for the past month. The large lunch tables are folded up indefinitely. No lines for food wind through the serving stations. All the students that once frequented this space are home. Even as the cafeteria remains empty, the nutrition department has adapted rapidly ...

Students new opportunities for soft skills grow

Child Protection unit binder showing the visual depth, and academic contribution to students learning.

William Raymond, Podcast Reporter

September 7, 2019

A unanimous vote from the Curriculum Advisory committee opened the door for an expansion of the second step unit. This new take on soft skill building made by the district is called the Child Protection unit. The unit takes the students from kindergarten to 5th grade on an engaging experience to learn...

Lea Brynestad uses art background to create a book

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Tess Schoenborn, Online Editor

April 4, 2018

Lea Brynestad, junior Ben Brynestad’s mom, is writing and illustrating a children’s book for her students at Rutherford Elementary. She has previously taught at many other elementary schools in the Stillwater district. Brynestad has taught art in the Stillwater district for over 10 years. She holds a ...

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Clown sighting trend spreads fear across Minnesota

Andria Barrett, Photographer

November 4, 2016

  Clown sightings have been the new craze all across America in the past couple of weeks. There have been arrests, threats, schools have shut down and fear has spread everywhere. Should we be taking these clowns seriously, or are they just teenagers spreading mass hysteria? The first sighting was in late A...

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