Pony E-News: Homecoming Week 2016, academic letter awards and district fact checker

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October 2, 2016

Happy Homecoming 2016! Don't miss out on the fun

paint the town red

Homecoming 2016 kicked off on Saturday, Oct. 1 with a varsity girls soccer game and homecoming dance. On Sunday, student council members painted the town red, decorating area businesses with Pony Pride. The fun continues all week until Friday with the School Spirit Tour and varsity football game. Check out the Homecoming 2016 calendar for all the fun. Go Ponies!

Tackle Cancer

Help the Ponies Tackle Cancer! During Homecoming Week events we will be taking donations for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund. To learn more, watch this video featuring student athletes created by Stillwater Area High School's Cutaway Productions.

tackle cancer

Talk of the District: Tough decisions paying off for kids


There is no doubt our school district leaders have made some very difficult decisions in the past year. It certainly hasn’t been easy on them, on our staff, or on families and residents in our community.We've made learning our top priority, and already in this new school year our students are feeling the positive impact. 

Read Superintendent Pontrelli's latest column for more.

Academic letter awards

Congratulations to our Stillwater Area High School students who earned academic letters for their school work! Letters were given to 466 students who earned a 3.75 grade point average and above during the 2015-16 school year. 85 of those students earned a perfect 4.0. Distinguished Alumni Lowell Thompson (Class of 1957) served as a keynote speaker at the awards ceremony.

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Is what you're hearing actually true? Check the facts


Have you ever wondered if what you've been hearing people talk about in the community is actually true? The Fact Check webpage has accurate information on a variety of topics, including: 

-  Data requests 
-  Legal fees 
-  The real costs of naming our middle schools

Notice of special board meeting

Notice is hereby given that the School Board of Independent School District 834 – Stillwater Area Public Schools will hold a meeting on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 4 p.m. to take action on taxable fees and personnel related items. The meeting will be held at Central Services, 1875 South Greeley Street, Stillwater, MN. Official Notice.


Check out digital Backpack for information about youth sports, activities, clubs, events and more!