Pony E-News: School board appoints new director

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July 15, 2018


Donald Hovland appointed to school board

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The Stillwater Area School Board appointed Donald G. Hovland as a new director at its July 12 meeting. This appointment fills the vacancy left by Tom Lehmann who was appointed District Court Judge in Minnesota’s Tenth Judicial District. Read more.


Free Summer Meals at Andersen Elementary

Free Lunch

Free summer meals will be offered at Andersen Elementary school beginning July 16. Children ages 2-18 years are invited to eat free breakfast and lunch thanks to special federal funding. Meals are currently available at Lily Lake Elementary. The goal of this program is to make sure all youth in our community have access to nutritious meals while school is out for the summer. Families will not be asked to fill out any paperwork and no names will be taken – kids just need to show up to eat! See menus, date and times online.


Important back-to-school dates

  • Monday, August 27: First day of school, grades 6 and 9
  • Tuesday, August 28: First day of school, grades 7-8 and 10-12
  • Wednesday, August 29: First day of school, grades K-5

To ensure all students have a successful start to the 2018-19 school year, the first day of school will vary to meet the specific needs of each grade level.

Elementary students (K-5) will start school on Wednesday, August 29 to allow parents time to attend a 30-minute ReadySetGo! Conference with their child’s teacher on August 27 or 28. We are excited to expand the conferences to all elementary students and families this fall. Last year, our schools piloted the conferences with incoming kindergarteners and due to the positive response, all students grades K-5 will now have the opportunity. Read more on our website.

Students in grades 6 and 9 will start school on Monday, August 27 to allow them to attend a special orientation day in their new buildings. Students in grades 7-8 and 10-12 will begin school on Tuesday, August 28


Upcoming Events

July 9-August 3 - Stuff the Bus
July 10 - August 14 - Summer Tuesdays! Come check out our booth
July 16 - Free Summer Meals begins at Andersen Elementary
July 16 - First day of Summer Success at Andersen Elementary
July 20-22 - Into the Woods performances
July 22 - Lumberjack Days Parade
July 27-29 - Into the Woods performances