Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of May 17, 2019

SAHS E-Newsletter

May 17, 2019


Watch for more information. We will be streaming the graduation ceremony live from our website again this year!

More than half a million dollars in scholarships given to SAHS students


Nearly six hundred thousand dollars in scholarships were awarded to Stillwater Area High School seniors. 63 local donors offered 140 scholarships to SAHS students. This year, 92 graduates were given awards totaling $587,440 in first-year and renewable scholarships (including national scholarships.) That does not include scholarships given from individual colleges and universities. Read more.

Troop honored 2 SAHS students for Eagle Rank advancement

Stillwater Boy Scout Troop 114 recently honored two SAHS seniors, Wyatt Ecker and Thomas Hall for earning their Eagle Scout rank.

Both of their Eagle Projects benefited SAHS. Wyatt built shelves for the Theater Department prop cage and then cleaned and organized the prop area. Thomas’s project was to rejuvenate a sitting area that had become overgrown in the ELC.  He cleared the area around the bench and put down rock. Congratulations to both Wyatt and Thomas on this achievement!

thomas and wyatt

SAHS receives $5000 grant to improve access to ELC


Stillwater Area High School has received a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant for improving the trails in the Environmental Learning Center, so that individuals of all abilities can have access to more of the school forest.  

We are thrilled to announce that Lowe’s has awarded the Stillwater Area High School funding for the Increasing Accessibility for All Project. Our grant application was based on the goal of making more trails traversable for people of all abilities throughout the ELC by installing a more stable path surface. We look forward to sharing the Increasing Accessibility for All Project with the Stillwater community. The ELC provides students and community members access to approximately 50 acres of wilderness. Once complete, this project will almost double the length of trail accessible to people with accessibility needs.

Students and community member are encouraged to come participate on Saturday, May 25 from 12 pm to 1 pm. Participants can meet on the east side of Stillwater Area High School at the main entrance of the ELC. Participants will need to bring their own metal rakes to spread rock on the trails. 

“Our school and community will greatly benefit from this grant. We wish to thank Lowe’s for generously supporting this important project,” said SAHS Principal Rob Bach.

Let’s Talk: What do I do if My Child is Using Drugs?

Chemical Health

As a parent/caregiver, you may suspect or know that your child has started vaping or using other drugs like marijuana or alcohol. Many parents feel there isn’t much more they can do beyond lecturing or punishing their child. However, there are proven ways  to motivate your child to dial back their substance use and strengthen your relationship with them.

The key is to remain calm, have a conversation with your child (not a confrontation), be clear about health risks of use and family rules and consequences, and seek more help if needed. Instead of traditional consequences, consider “educational” consequences such as having your child attend a Chemical Awareness Class  or participate in an early intervention program like Teen Intervene  or Gobi.  

The following are resources to support parents/caregivers and their child who is involved with substance use:

Guide for Parents to help their youth who is using substances

One-on-One help for parents to address your child’s substance use

Support, education, and resources for those impacted by substance abuse

Assessment and Treatment options for substance use disorders

Feeling stuck, contact Family Recovery Resource Experts and check out this podcast  

Please note listed above is a varied list of resources and Stillwater Area Public Schools does not endorse any particular resource or organization. To access archived chemical health blogs, click here and look on the left side of the page.