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April 28, 2019


Graduation rates in Stillwater are increasing

The percentage of students graduating from Stillwater Area Public Schools is on the rise. According to data released by the Minnesota Department of Education, the Stillwater Area High School class of 2018 had a graduation rate of 95%, which was up from 92.5% the previous year. A total of 626 students graduated from Stillwater Area High School last year. Read more.

Keeping our kids safe during this celebration season

Spring is an exciting time of year with prom, graduation and many other end-of-the-school-year celebrations! With these events just around the corner, we want to remind you of the important role you play in ensuring your teen has a safe and memorable experience – without the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Check out the blog from our chemical health specialist for great resources, advice and information to help guide conversations with your students.

Good news from around the district

compost worms

Students celebrate Earth Day

Students at Stonebridge Elementary celebrated Earth Day by getting a little dirty. They learned about composting and recycling from the school’s Green Team. They even got to hold some composting worms! Read more on our website.

Oak-Land notes

Teachers encourage students with personal notes

Oak-Land Middle School students returned to school from the long weekend to find personal notes from their teachers posted in their lockers. The handwritten notes provided words of encouragement, affirmation and celebration of the things that make each student unique.

Home Choir Concert 2019

Concert choir comes home for annual concert

The Stillwater Area High School Concert Choir held its annual Home Concert last week. You can listen to it on Facebook.

Board selects firm to lead long range planning effort

The school board voted to select Cunningham Group as the facilitator for the long range facilities planning process. This group will lead the community task force and help guide them through the work of studying facility needs and developing a recommendation for the school board to consider. Learn more about the long range facility planning work online.

Check out the School Board Notes to catch up on other news from the most recent meeting.

School board meeting notice

The school board policy working group will hold a meeting on Monday, May 6 from 8‐9:30 a.m. at Central Services located at 1875 Greeley Street South in Stillwater. This meeting is in addition to their regular schedule to continue their policy work. See official notice.

Upcoming Events

April 30: Understanding the Adolescent Brain at SAHS

May 9: School board business meeting

May 16: Building Resilience at SAHS

May 23: School board business meeting

May 31: Last day of school