Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of December 31, 2018

SAHS E-Newsletter

January 4, 2019

Alumni inspire current students, offer words of advice

Katie Holder helicopter pilot

Alum talks about life as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot

Stillwater Area High School alum Katie Holder (Class of 2012) recently spoke to students about being an Army pilot. Holder graduated from West Point in 2016 in the top of her class in academic and military performance. She is now a Black Hawk helicopter pilot and staff officer stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Georgia. Read more.

2019 alumni day

Recent grads return to SAHS for Alumni Day
Stillwater Area High School welcomed back students from the Class of 2018 as part of its 11th Annual Alumni Day. Sixteen recent graduates were invited by the counseling department to speak to current SAHS students about college life.

The alumni were eager to share their experiences about freshman year. They offered advice about applying, preparing and transitioning to college. They answered questions about what it's like to move away from home and be on your own. They also talked about the importance of time management, studying and getting involved in school.

Pony Possibilities Night - Incoming class of 2023

Stillwater Area High School will be hosting its annual Pony Possibilities Night for the incoming class of 2023 on Monday, January 28.

There will be a welcome presentation in the auditorium at 6:00 pm for students with last names A - L and at 7:00 pm for students with last names M - Z. The academic fair will be ongoing from 6:00 - 8:00 pm in the high school concourse. Read more.

pony possibilities

Registration now open for winter credit recovery

Winter credit recovery begins January 28. Registration is required by January 18. Students should see their counselor if they have questions about the credit recovery process. For more information or to register click here.

Let’s Talk: Marijuana Concentrates

While both traditional marijuana and marijuana concentrates both come from the Cannabis plant, particularly concerning about concentrates (or marijuana extracts) is their significantly higher THC content. Dried marijuana contains about 11 to 20 percent THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana responsible for the high, while marijuana concentrates like hash oil, wax, and shatter (referred to as “dabs”)  contain upwards of 80 percent of THC.

An emerging trend is using electronic vaporizers, commonly called “vape pens” and “dab carts,” to vape marijuana concentrates. The acting of smoking and/or vaping “dabs” is commonly referred to as “dabbing”.

Click here to learn how to know if your child is vaping marijuana – and what to do about it

Check out this video for parents/caregivers about vaping and marijuana