Pony E-News: Celebrating ALC class of 2017 and welcoming class of 2030

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February 26, 2017


Congratulations 2017 ALC graduates!

They have overcome great challenges and struggles to get to this point, but 21 students from the St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center are now graduates of the Stillwater Area Public School District. The ALC held it's mid-year graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Read more.

A safe, welcoming place for ALL students

During this time of confusion regarding immigrants, it is important to remember our fundamental focus as public schools. By law, we serve all students - regardless of their citizenship, immigration status, ethnicity, nationality or religion. Read more.

Stories from across the district

class of 2030

Welcome Class of 2030
Hundreds of little ones from across the school district had the opportunity to visit kindergarten classrooms on Friday as part of the district's Kindergarten Orientation. Students met their teachers, danced and sang, and even created works of art. Check out the Kindergarten Orientation album on Facebook for more pictures.


Students become engineers
Fifth grade students at Oak Park Elementary got a hands-on lesson in industrial engineering. The students, along with high school helpers, put together bracelets and learned about the production process from cutting the string, to braiding and adding beads. Read more.

ALC at capitol

ALC students visited capitol, met legislators
Students from the St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center visited the capitol for Minnesota Alternative Programs (MAAP) Youth Day. They met with local legislators to discuss educational priorities and government. Photos on our Facebook page.


Who says studying rocks is boring? 
Stillwater Junior High eighth graders were treated to a memorable lesson about igneous rocks. Teacher Bretta Chaplinski serenaded their earth science class with a special version of the 80s rock hit “Gloria”. Mrs. Chaplinski changed the words to sing to them about scoria, a dark-colored, pitted volcanic rock. It’s a lesson they won’t soon forget! Check out the video.

Thank you school board members!

Stillwater Area Public Schools joined with public school districts across the state this week to celebrate School Board Recognition Week - honoring local board members for their commitment to our students.

Please join us in thanking our school board members for their hard work and tireless commitment to all of the children in our communities. Read more.


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