The Pony Express

Da Vinci Fest blends artistic passions in community

The Da Vinci Fest features drawings. Both the picture on the left, by junior Jordan Schmidt, and the picture on the right, by junior Lily Cichon, were submitted in the 2018 Da Vinci Fest. Both done in charcoal, Schmidt's piece is a portrait of sophomore Abbie Garness, and Cichon's piece portrays her parents.

Elsa Persson, Online Editor

January 12, 2019

One of the community's most special showcases of talent is coming around once again. This festival displays incredible art and science projects made by students in the Stillwater district, for which participants strive to win the competition. The Da Vinci Fest is an annual tradition in the Stillwater...

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

STEM and liberal arts offer opportunities beyond high school

Travis Jacobson, Social Media Reporter

November 7, 2016

According to the American Association of Colleges and Universities, by their 50's, students who majored in a liberal arts degree earn about $2,000 more than students who majored in professional degrees. Culturally and socially, arts are important to students. Arts encourage students to express themselv...

3M donates final part of three year STEM grant

A team of students at Oak-Land Jr. High races to finish their final project, which is to make a remote-controlled robot. These materials were bought through a donation from 3M. The goal of using the grant money is to create a science class that is more focused with a hands-on and engineering bases rather than a class focused mainly out of a textbook.

Christy Prust

February 17, 2014

Minnesota based company 3M has made the final part of a three part donation to Stillwater Area School District. The final $152 thousand of the three year $604 thousand grant was donated to the district early January to help fund the district’s STEM program. STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathe...

Anderson Windows donates STEM materials to Lily Lake Elementary

Photo by Erin Dickie

Katie Beedle

November 28, 2013

Andersen windows recently donated Science Technology Engineering Mathematics tool kits to Afton-Lakeland and nine other elementary schools in the Stillwater District recognizing teachers who participated in a STEM certification program at St. Catherine University.  The STEM tool kits will provide s...

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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