Pony E-News - Sept. 18: Contingency planning for boundaries, water safety, and more

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September 18, 2016 

Addressing water safety in our schools


You may have heard some talk about lead in water at some of our schools. We regularly test our water supply, as recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). The last test was conducted in 2014 and we've taken many actions to address concerns with lead in the water. Visit our website for more information. 

Share your ideas in Thoughtexchange

We want to hear from you about the things that are important. Whether you have kids in our schools or not, we know that you have a vested interest in the quality of education we provide. Invitations to participate in our first ever Thoughtexchange were sent out earlier this week. If you didn't receive the invite, you can register to participate. Be sure to lend your voice. Learn more about Thoughtexchange.


Boundary contingency plan being developed

Boundaries will be changing for next year and while a plan was approved last spring, the Boundary Committee is meeting again this fall to develop a contingency plan. Learn more.

The school board directed administrators to consider options in the event a final decision on school closures is delayed or overturned by the Court of Appeals. The Court is expected to issue its ruling later this year. 

Help name our middle schools

Our junior highs will soon become middle schools and they'll need new names. School board policy requires a building's name to match the programming - meaning the junior highs have to be renamed as middle schools. This is also an opportunity to consider new names for the two buildings. Learn more

Community members are being asked to submit possible names now through Oct. 31. Submit your idea.

Two SAHS students named National Merit Semifinalists

merit semifinalist

Stillwater Area High School senior Marta Markowitz and 2016 graduate Jacob Kosyakovsky have been named a semifinalist in the National Merit Scholarship Program. They’re among just 16,000 high school students from across the country to receive this honor. Read more.

School board candidate forum on Oct. 10

Ten candidates are vying for three open seats on the school board this fall. Learn more about each of the candidates during a Candidate Forum from 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at Stillwater Junior High. The forum is being hosted by the Stillwater Gazette.

Notice of school board closed session

Notice is hereby given that the school board will hold a closed a session immediately following their scheduled learning session on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. The closed session is to discuss property identified as Parcel ID:, 614 Mulberry St W, Stillwater, MN  55082. View the full notice.


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