Pony E-News: Remember to vote Tuesday!

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November 4, 2018

Don't forget to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6. Decisions at the local, state and national level have a BIG impact on our schools. We encourage you to get out to vote! To find out what races you will be voting on, go to the Secretary of State website at www.mnvotes.org and click on “What’s On My Ballot?”

Polling Places: Several of our school buildings are polling places this fall. Unfortunately, polling locations are selected by the county and they often require the use of our facilities. Expect extra traffic around Afton-Lakeland, Brookview, Rutherford and Oak-Land Middle as voters head to the polls in these schools on Tuesday. 

School Board Election: Seven candidates have filed for four open seats on the school board. Learn more.

Ponies win two state championships!

2018 boys soccer team

The boys soccer team reclaimed their title of state champions! Senior Spencer Scott scored in overtime to push the Ponies to a 2-1 victory over Duluth East in the Class AA state championship game on Friday at US Bank Stadium. The state title is Stillwater’s second in three years and fourth overall. Photos and highlights on our Facebook page.

2018 mountain bike team

The Stillwater Area High School mountain bike team captured back-to-back state championships! Stillwater closed out the season with a first place showing at the Minnesota High School Cycling League State Championship race at Mount Kato in Mankato. After combining points from the championship race, along with races during the regular season, the Ponies placed first overall in the state.

The middle school team also won the overall state championship, after biking to first place in the championship race. 

2018 volleyball section champs

The volleyball team is heading to state! The Ponies won back-to-back section titles after beating North St. Paul in 5 sets. Watch the highlightsThe girls will move on to the state tournament, which will be held November 8-10. Check goponies.org for more information to come.

The girls soccer team and the boys cross country team both finished fourth at state. The girls cross country team came in fifth.

High schoolers share special bond formed in second grade

trey and adam

"Trey is an honor student and captain of the high school's wrestling team. Adam has autism and spends his days in special education. Yet, their friendship - started in 2nd grade at Stonebridge Elementary - has never wavered.'

"We’ve had many, many people come into Adam's life and all of a sudden they never come back," Adam's mom says. "Trey is the one who’s stayed true."

Watch as KARE-11's Boyd Huppert shows us their special bond.

Andersen Elementary Buddy Bench

Andersen Buddy Bench

Andersen Elementary has a second Buddy Bench for students to use when in need. Students are encouraged to sit on the Buddy Bench to signal they might need a friend to play with, are having difficulties with others, are feeling blue about something, or are in conflict. The benches are special because they help to give a "voice" to those who might not be able to articulate what is happening to them. The Buddy Benches were a part of an Eagle Scout project completed by Carson Humphrey whose mom is a 5th grade teacher at Andersen.

Pocket-size civics lesson for fifth graders

students with copies of Constitution

The Afton Bayport Lakeland (ABL) Lions club is giving area fifth graders a personal copy of the U.S. Constitution. The Lions hope to help the students learn about the importance of the Bill of Rights and other laws. They visited Afton-Lakeland Elementary last week to hand out the copies and give a brief presentation along with question and answer time. They will also give a pocket-size Constitution to fifth graders at Andersen Elementary.

School board meeting notice

The school board will hold a special meeting to canvass the results of the 2018 General Election. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Services Building, 1875 Greeley Street South in Stillwater. See official meeting notice.

Upcoming Events

November 3-4: 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