Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of February 4, 2019

SAHS E-Newsletter

February 8, 2019


Students to report to school on Feb. 18 for "make-up day"

Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 18, will now be a school day for our students. The school board approved a change to the school calendar for middle and high school students to provide a make-up day in response to the unexpected snow/cold days in January. Read more.

We understand this is short notice for families. If your student will not be in attendance on Feb. 18 we just ask that you enter it as an absence in Skyward.

While Feb. 18 wasn’t a regularly scheduled school day, this change is necessary to help us meet the minimum instruction hours for our students in grades 6-12 - which is required by state law. 

Please note, this decision was made prior to the Feb. 8 snow day, so additional action may be required in the future. We encourage you to contact local legislators to encourage them to waive the instruction hour requirements this year to avoid additional make up days. 


girl power speakers 2019

SAHS alumni inspire current students at Girl Power event

Six Stillwater Area High School alumni returned to their alma mater to inspire the next generation of female students. The women are some of the top leaders in the workforce. They have a wide range of backgrounds and professions and shared their experiences and advice at a Girl Power event hosted by the College and Career Center. Read more.


Students invite community to Be Loving & Sharing Together

BLAST week pony pride

February 11-15 is BLAST Week at Stillwater Area High School, which stands for Be Loving and Sharing Together. This long-standing tradition is a time for students and our entire community to celebrate what makes us all unique and amazing! High school students will be taking part in a variety of special activities and panel discussions throughout the week focused on diversity, with an overarching theme of kindness and love.

And they’re inviting you to join in!  Please show your Pony Pride next week and help celebrate the amazing students of the St. Croix Valley. Read more.


2nd Annual Dress Re-Sale Event

dresses

The dress re-sale event will be held in the PAC lobby from 1:00 - 3:00 pm on Sunday, February 24. $5 at the door.

Those selling a dress will price their dress and receive 100% of the sale price.

Clean, gently used dresses will be accepted through February 18 in the SAHS Activities Office (located in the PAC).

Sellers will be expected to pick up un-sold dresses or $ from the sale of the dress by 3:30 PM on Sunday, Feb. 24.

If you do not want your unsold dress back, it will be donated to the SAHS Theater Department or a local business that provides dresses to those in need.


Let’s Talk: New E-cigarette Quit Program for Young Vapers Looking for Help

More and more youth are becoming addicted to e-cigarettes such as JUULs and other pod-based systems due to their high concentrations of nicotine. It’s no wonder that the FDA is encouraging the development of ways to help teens kick their habit of vaping.  

While current resources already exist, Truth Initiative has created an innovative and free text message program to help teens and young adults quit e-cigarettes.

The program is tailored by age group to give appropriate recommendations about quitting and also serves as a resource for parents looking to help their children who now vape. It is being launched and integrated into the already successful This is Quitting and BecomeAnEX® digital cessation programs from Truth Initiative. To access the new e-cigarette quit program, users simply need to text “QUIT” to 202-804-9884 or enroll in either program to get started.