Pony E-News: Board seeking input on Brookview expansion

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October 28, 2018

Board seeking input on possible Brookview expansion

Brookview Elementary

School board members are expected to vote Nov. 29 on a possible expansion of Brookview Elementary School. You can learn more about why administration is recommending an expansion of the district's newest school online. Board members are encouraging the community to weigh in with their feedback. You can send your comments to school-board@stillwaterschools.org.

Other school board news:

  • The school board held a business meeting on Oct. 25. Find meeting materials and watch an archived video of the meeting online. You can also read a summary from the board meeting online.
  • Four school board seats are up for grabs during the general election on November 6. Learn more about the seven board candidates online.

List of possible budget reductions narrows

School board members are narrowing the focus of possible budget reductions as they look to address a $2.5 million budget shortfall. The board met on Oct. 23 to work through a list of areas to consider for budget reductions. Items identified on the updated list will go back to administration to gather more information and details for the board to consider at a future meeting. A decision on budget reductions is expected to be made by December. Read more.

Middle school buddies

Teens teach literacy to four-year-olds

Stillwater Middle School students traveled across the parking lot to read and work with classrooms of four-year-olds at the Early Childhood Family Center. The seventh grade students were trained on how to interact and read to children of this age. The older kids led different stations as the younger students worked on various activities, and then read them books. The seventh graders practiced asking questions to the young students to perk their curiosity and to check for comprehension.

Pony sports teams marching toward state competition

cross country teams

The boys and girls soccer teams are one win away from the state championship game! Both teams beat Lakeville North to earn a spot in the semifinals this week at US Bank Stadium. The girls will take on Wayzata Tuesday, while the boys play St. Paul Central on Wednesday. For ticket information visit our website.

The boys and girls cross country are both heading to state after winning the 4AA section championship!

unity day

Ponies stand against bullying

Students and staff around the district celebrated Unity Day on Wednesday by wearing orange and sending a powerful message of support, hope and kindness. Staff at both middle schools left positive notes on student lockers and provided a variety of advisory activities to reinforce the anti-bullying theme. Unity Day is a national effort to stand up against bullying. See more photos on Facebook.

Pony community raises big funds for cancer research

tackle cancer 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped support this year's Tackle Cancer fundraiser, which is organized by the high school's football team. Through incredible generosity our community raised $23,514. The money will go to the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund which supports cancer research and patient aid programs in Minnesota. Since 2012, the Ponies have contributed just over $62,000 to the fund. 

Upcoming Events

November 1: High school conferences
November 2: NO SCHOOL (grading day/teacher workshop)
November 2-4: The Man Who Came to Dinner, SAHS Theatre Tickets
November 8-10: The Man Who Came to Dinner, SAHS Theatre Tickets
9-10: The Suessification of A Midsummer Night's Dream, SMS production Tickets
16-17: The Suessification of A Midsummer Night's Dream, OMS production Tickets