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Grading policies must reflect growth and learning

Grading policies must reflect growth and learning

Grace Roeske, Social Media Editor

November 21, 2018

The Stillwater Grade Reporting Policy is focused on reflecting student’s achievements and it explains what grading includes. It is also the link between teachers, parents/guardians and students when it comes to communicating academic progress. Although the policy covers many things like student standards,...

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Adult advocate time redundant for seniors

Hannah Boardman, Editor-in-Chief

January 10, 2018

Since flex time premiered at the beginning of the year, Adult Advocate days have been few and far between. The few there have been, however, have had specific activities for the senior class that differ from the rest of the grades. They have to do with planning for the future. They are geared towar...

Students should seek school, part-time job balance

Students should seek school, part-time job balance

Grace McDonough, Staff Reporter

February 15, 2017

While spending 12 to 15 hours a week making pizzas for minimum wage does not scream thrilling, junior Spencer Maas works to help him pay for gas and save for college. Although the number of high schoolers working part-time has recently dropped, jobs remain important for many students. Having a job during high school can take away from academic...

Shire Literary Center encourages more writing among teens

Shire Literary Center encourages more writing among teens

Emma Clarkowski, Student Playlist Editor

November 12, 2016

If you are ready to take your writing to the next level, then you should look into the Shire Literary center. The Center is a helpful learning center for kids in 6-12 grade. The Shire Literary Center helps kids learn more deeply into the arts and also with many other topics too. Established durin...

Staff to take up coveted spots in front parking lot

Staff to take up coveted spots in front parking lot

Allie Langness, Online Editor-in-Chief

January 12, 2016

Pulling into the parking lot after school has started to be quite possibly the hardest part of someone’s day. Walking all the way to the main doors from the back of the parking lot can take a slow walker almost five minutes. When students return from spring break, the 5 minute walk could become ...

Proud to have pride

Proud to have pride

September 22, 2013

“I always knew I was different than everyone else,” said Stillwater Area High School graduate Ben Frederick (’13). Ben is different because Ben is gay. Gay and proud. The LGBT community in Stillwater is bigger than one would expect. They’re proud of who they are and opened up to tell their storie...

Kaul uses counseling skills to connect with students

Kaul uses counseling skills to connect with students

July 20, 2013

Michael Kaul is a teacher, mentor, counselor, and occasionally a friend. He earned a Master’s in addiction counseling and a Bachelor’s for teaching. He began teaching in 1986 and started teaching in Stillwater in 1999. He teaches Advanced Placement U.S. History, U.S. History, and Law and Justic...

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