Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of September 24, 2018

SAHS E-Newsletter

September 28, 2018


2018 senior homecoming king and queen crowned

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Boutwells Landing residents Leo and Geanne have been named 2018 Senior Homecoming Royalty. The two were crowned senior citizen homecoming king and queen by the Stillwater Area High School student council. 

Unfortunately, Leo wasn’t feeling well so his daughter stood in to accept the honor on his behalf. We were able to visit Leo in his room. Read more and view photos.


High school students battling child labor, human trafficking one child at a time

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Three young people in Nigeria are able to attend school thanks to the efforts of nearly 50 students at the high school. As part of the BIZAA (Basic Institute for Zonal African Advancement) Club, which formed last spring, SAHS students are sponsoring three children in Nigeria - providing them with clothes and shoes and an opportunity to attend school. Read more.

Want to learn more? Join students from the high school’s BIZAA club at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 6 in the high school auditorium. BIZAA’s founder, Okey Anyanwu, will share his inspiring story and provide more details about the situation for children in Nigeria. Admission is free. Reserve a seat.


Chemical health at SAHS

In recent months, there has been increased media coverage concerning the use of e-cigarettes among teenagers. Although teen use of traditional tobacco products such as cigarettes has steadily declined over the past several years, the use of e-cigarettes (“vaping”) has exploded to the point that Minnesota high school tobacco use increased in 2017 for the first time in 17 years, prompting the Minnesota Department of Health to label youth e-cigarette use as an emerging public health threat. According to SAHS student survey data administered in 2016, approximately 1 in 4 SAHS students have reported using an e-cigarette within the past 30 days. Whether this use takes place at school or in the community, this is a concerning statistic for anyone with a vested interest in maintaining a safe environment for our students. Read more.


News & Information for Class of 2019

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If you are a senior or a parent/guardian of a senior please check our website for important updates for the class of 2019!  

Click HERE if you haven't registered for your cap and gown (due Dec 1st!).  You can also find information on how to sign up for the all night party, order your yearbook, announcements and more. There is also a timeline of events for your senior year, so check it out!


Get to know your school board candidates

Seven candidates have filed for four open seats on the school board. Learn more about each of the candidates before you go to the polls in November. See a list of school board candidates onlineSeveral candidate forums are also being sponsored and hosted by various community groups and organizations:

  • Watch video from Sept. 24 Candidate Forum.
  • Review the Candidate Questionnaire Responses or attend the Sept. 30 Candidate Meet and Greet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Teddy Bear Park.
  • Other candidate forums will be held on Oct. 9 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Oak-Land Middle School and Oct. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Stillwater Middle School.