Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of February 25, 2019

SAHS E-Newsletter

March 1, 2019


ACT Aspire score reports distributed in English classes this week

In October, students took a series of ACT Aspire assessments which measure student growth towards college and career readiness. The score report includes data on your student’s ACT Readiness Level, Scale Score, and National Percentile Rank for each of the assessments as well as an overall composite score for ELA (English Language Arts) and STEM (Science Technology Engineering Math). All students also receive data on their Progress with Text Complexity, an overall composite score and Progress Toward Career Readiness indicators. Read more.


Congrats to the wrestling team who placed second at state!

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Congrats to the wrestling team for placing second at state! It's the first time the Ponies were in the Class AAA championship match.  Stillwater finished the season 25-1. Watch highlights by Valley Access Channels HERE.


Boys swimming and diving team are competing at state

Good luck to the boys swimming and diving team who are competing at state after winning the Section 4AA championship! Watch the state prelims and finals live online prepspotlight.tv/MSHSL.

#GoPonies

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Mock trial team competing at state

Good luck to the Mock Trial Team who is also competing in the state finals after winning the Region 10 championship!

Mock trial is an activity in which students learn the principles of trial advocacy, and then apply those principles in competitive play. What makes mock trial unique is its true-to-life courtroom experiences. Students are given cases based on actual court documents. As a team, they must prepare themselves to argue both the prosecution and the defense roles. Three students serve as lawyers, while another three serve as witnesses. The team members develop pretrial arguments, opening statements, direct examination, cross examination, and closing statements – and just a few days prior to competition they are told which side they will be representing.

Sponsored by the Minnesota Bar Association, professional attorneys and judges volunteer their time as coaches and officials in competition. 


Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Registration FINAL Reminder

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If you haven’t registered for the 2019 AP Exams you may do so through Sunday, March 3, access registration HERE

Feb. 25-Mar. 3: Late registration accepted with a $20 per exam late fee

MARCH 3 deadline is 11:59 p.m. (Registration system will close)

If you have questions, please contact Patti Pratt, AP Exam Coordinator at prattp@stillwaterschools.org.


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Tickets on sale for Les Misérables March 4

Watch our amazing theater students perform Les Misérables, an epic and uplifting story about the survival of the human spirit. 

April 5-7 and April 11-13
Stillwater Area High School Auditorium

Purchase tickets online: $10/adults, $5/students and $6/seniors


Let’s Talk: What does the Data tell us about Teen Substance Use?

The good news is that the majority of teens are making healthy decisions around substance use. According to the 2018 Monitoring the Future Study, here are the current trends:

  • Vaping increases dramatically over the past year (although the majority still don’t vape – 37.3% of 12th graders reported “any vaping” in the past 12 months)

  • Alcohol use on the decline – down significantly from five years ago

  • Opioid use at a historic low

  • Overall marijuana use stable

Teens may get information about drug trends quickly and easily, but sometimes not accurately. The data shows that teens often overestimate peer substance use. The more adults know, the more informed their conversations with adolescents can be. Share the social norms approach with your kids, using validated data sources such as Substance Use in Minnesota, the Minnesota Student Survey, and the Monitoring the Future Study.