Pony E-News: Homecoming celebrations and Andersen Elementary's 100th birthday

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September 22, 2019


Community shows its Pony Pride during Homecoming Week

Pony Pride

Thousands of Ponies past, present and future came together to celebrate Homecoming 2019. This year’s homecoming week was packed full of fun for residents of the entire district. See more photos from Homecoming 2019 on Facebook.

Stillwater Area High School students kicked-off homecoming week by painting windows of local businesses with positive messages. Students also crowned senior royalty at Community Thread and took part in an inter-generational dance to celebrate, and high school students traveled to elementary schools to greet students on Friday as part of Pony Pride Day. Thanks to all who helped make this an incredible week!

Pony Homecoming Carnival
The 2019 Pony Homecoming Carnival drew big crowds to the high school. Thousands of people attended this free event, which featured carnival games and activities, live music, food trucks and concessions and much more!

Thank you to our wonderful carnival sponsors and the many volunteers who made this event possible.

Pony Homecoming Carnival 2019

Celebrating 100 years of learning at Andersen Elementary

Hundreds of current and former students of Andersen (Bayport) Elementary were on hand Saturday to celebrate the school's 100th birthday. The special event included an open house, tours of classrooms decorated by decade, and a special all class photo. See more photos from the celebration on Facebook.

Thanks to the many parents, staff and community volunteers who planned this fun event for our Andersen community!

Andersen Elementary 100 years

Academic awards

Students earn academic letters

Congratulations to our Stillwater Area High School students who earned academic letters for their school work. Letters were given out during a ceremony on Monday to 511 students who earned a 3.75 grade point average and above during the 2018-2019 school year. 96 of those students earned a perfect unweighted GPA of 4.0. 


School board continues discussion around its priorities

During a work session on Thursday afternoon, school board members continued a conversation to establish priorities for their work together. The top priorities that emerged from the session included: Comprehensive career tech pathway plan; smaller class sizes; expand electives; and redesign class period schedule at secondary level. Watch the work session or view materials online.

The next school board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Stillwater City Hall.


Parents: Learn what to watch for to keep teens safe

top secret bedroom

Parents and other caring adults are invited to attend The Top Secret Project: an interactive traveling exhibit of a makeshift teenager’s bedroom followed by a ninety minute presentation.

This unique program is designed to help parents recognize unfamiliar hazards of teenagers related to drug and alcohol use, disordered eating, self-harm, and criminal activity that can often be found in plain sight. Featuring a makeshift teen’s bedroom, participants learn to identify items that when seen through an educated lens, could be a signal that there’s a problem. Following the exhibit, the presentation involves a discussion on what to do if you or someone you know is concerned and provides important resources for young people and families. Learn more.


Upcoming Events

September 26: School board meeting
September 30: The Top Secret Project, 6:15-8:30 p.m. at SAHS