Pony E-News: Don't forget school's in session Friday

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March 24, 2019


snow day

School will be in session March 29

Friday, March 29 will be a regular school day for all students. This will serve as a make-up day in response to the unexpected snow/cold days in January.


Expansion of Brookview Elementary postponed

The school board voted to postpone a decision on identifying a funding mechanism for an expansion of Brookview Elementary until after the Long-Range Facilities Planning Task Force completes its work. This community task force is currently being formed and is expected to begin meeting in May. The task force will be working to develop a recommendation to the board regarding the future utilization and/or needed improvement of facilities across the district. The school board has asked for a recommendation from the task force be presented by the fall of 2019.

Check out the School Board Notes to catch up on the latest school board discussions.


You have opinions. Share them with us!

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There is still time to tell us what you appreciate about our schools, and what you'd like us to improve upon. 

If you didn't receive an email invitation earlier this week, you can click here to take part in Thoughtexchange.

Exchange takes place March 19-April 2, 2019

Thoughtexchange is an online conversation that allows you to respond to questions and provide your feedback. In three simple steps you’ll be able to share your ideas, read and consider other people’s ideas, and help establish priorities for district leaders to consider in their planning for the future. 


Great news from around the district

Business Professionals of America

Business Professionals of America qualify for nationals
The high school's Business Professionals of America chapter will be competing at nationals. Four Stillwater students earned a spot after placing second in the Minnesota State Leadership Conference in two events. Read more on Facebook.

water poster

Oak-Land Middle student wins poster contest
Oak-Land Middle School student Emma Mahon won first place in the Minnesota clean water poster contest. Her winning poster was a watercolor painting of the St. Croix Crossing bridge. Mahon earned a $50 cash prize and OMS will get a Elkay Water Bottle Filling Station, valued at $1,700. Mahon’s poster will be displayed at the Minnesota Department of Health in May and will also be on view at the Minnesota State Fair in August.

artwork at capitol

Stillwater Middle School student places second at art exhibit
Eighth grader Jasmin Allison placed second in the middle school division of the Art Educators of Minnesota Youth Art Month Exhibition.

Five other students from Stillwater Middle School also had their artwork displayed at the exhibition at the Minnesota State Capitol. See more photos on Facebook.


Pizza with principals! What could be better?

pizza with principals

Our middle school principals and high school principal are at it again. This time they're creating a pizza party for 10 adults in Oak-Land Middle School Principal Andy Fields' back yard. He'll be joined by Stillwater Middle School Principal Eric VanScoy and Stillwater Area High School Principal Rob Bach, who will don their aprons and wield pizza stones to make homemade pizzas. This is just one of many amazing live auction items at The Partnership Party, Friday, April 5. Details are online. Get your tickets today and join the party!


School board meeting notices

  • The school board will hold a work session to develop the scope and parameters for the long‐range facility plan using the guiding change process. The work session will begin at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Oak Park Building.
  • The board will hold a meeting to approve the guiding change document for the long‐range facility plan. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m. on Monday, April 1, 2019 and will be held at the Oak Park Building.
  • The board will hold a work session to learn about what it means to be a self‐insured district and also learn about the Teachers On Call substitute system. The work session will begin at 7:45 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2019 at the Central Services Building.
  • The board will hold a public hearing to listen and collect feedback on the credit card fees that will be
    charged to end users beginning with the 2019‐2020 school year. The hearing will begin at 5:30 p.m. on
    Thursday, April 25 and will be held at Stillwater City Hall.

Read the official meeting notices online


Upcoming Events

Mar. 29: Make-up day (Grades K-12)

April 5-7: Les Misérables at SAHS

April 11-13: Les Misérables at SAHS