Pony E-News: Less cupcakes leads to more fun at school

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October 22, 2017

Reminder: School is out until Wednesday, October 25! 

  • Teachers will have professional development on Monday, October 23, and will be preparing for conferences on October 24.
  • Elementary conferences will take place on October 24 and 26.
  • Middle school conferences were held October 17 and again on October 24.
  • High school conferences will take place on October 26.

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Let's Talk About It! Suicide awareness 

Join us for a suicide awareness and prevention event Monday, October 23 at Oak-Land Middle School. This free event is hosted by the Suicide Prevention Collaborative in partnership with the school district.

  • 6 p.m. - Mental Health Resource Fair
  • 6:40 p.m. - SOS for Youth Performance
  • 7 p.m. - Dr. Dan Reidenberg, Executive Director of SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) 
  • Followed by a teen panel discussion

Let's Talk ... Empathy

Middle school can be a challenging time for parents and students alike. In the latest "Let's Talk" video, students invite their parents to talk with them about empathy. At a time in their lives when self-confidence is low and emotions are high, kids look to their parents to help them learn to be kind to others and strong in the face of adversity. Check out the short video (created by Stillwater students) and access other resources at stillwaterschools.org/letstalk.

Less cupcakes leads to more fun in district classrooms


It’s been more than a year since district staff, parents, teachers, doctors, dietitians, and community members came together to focus on our students overall health and wellness. The result - a wellness policy that has led the way for new initiatives and practices that are making a difference in the lives of our students. 

Check out this video to learn more about the great work that’s been taking place, and how our school community - students, teachers and parents - are responding.


Students dress their veggies

What a fun way to celebrate National School Lunch Week! More than a hundred elementary students took part in our Dress a Veggie contest last week. From pumpkins and potatoes to grapes and zucchini - food has never looked so good! For more photos visit our Facebook page.

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Be the Change - Day of Service

Middle schoolers, spend your day off helping the community with your friends! Friday, November 3 we will be volunteering for various local agencies on site at Stillwater Area High School. Then the whole group will head to Feed My Starving Children in Coon Rapids where we will be packing nutritious meals that will be sent around the globe to people in need. Sign up online.

Official school board meeting notice

The school board will hold a closed session at 7:30 a.m. Friday, October 27 to discuss property identified as Marine School Property, Withrow School Property, Stagecoach Property and Scannell Property. See the official notice.