Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of September 23

SAHS E-Newsletter

September 27, 2019


Thousands celebrate 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.


Torso T-shirts in CIS Human Physiology & Human Anatomy

SAHS science teacher Doug Long provided a unique learning opportunity for his CIS Human Physiology and Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology classes.  Students designed "Torso T-shirts" to demonstrate their learning of the cavities and organs of the thoracic body cavities in the human body. To view all the photos visit our Facebook page.

Torso t-shirt

Junior Presented Award of Excellence from Congress of Future Medical Leaders

Student Award

SAHS Junior Keegan Kogl represented the State of Minnesota at the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Boston this past June. The purpose of the Congress is to honor, motivate and direct the top students in our country who aspire to be physicians or medical scientists and encourage them to stay true to their dream.  

While at the Congress, Keegan learned about state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and was taught by some of the greatest living minds in medicine. He also had the opportunity to watch a live surgery and question the surgeon in real time.  

Principal Bach presented Keegan with his official award of excellence, certifying his successful completion of the Congress.  

Congratulations Keegan! 


Attention AP Students and Parents

Please review the "New AP Exam Process for 2019-20" document available on the high school AP testing web page. This document outlines the necessary steps AP students need to complete by Oct. 22. 

AP

SAHS BIZAA Night to fight human trafficking Oct. 5th

BIZAA

We are 6,000+ miles apart, yet SAHS students are deeply connected to children in Nigeria through an organization named BIZAA. Our SAHS club members sponsor five children, with six additional children sponsored by SAHS teachers and local families. We are the first student BIZAA Club, formed in January 2018.

"I can't believe how easy it is to make a difference." - SAHS BIZAA Club member

SAHS BIZAA Club invites you (and everyone you know!) to our event to promote human rights and fight against human trafficking and child servitude.

Saturday, Oct. 5 at 6:30 pm in the auditorium of Stillwater Area High School.

The FREE event will feature the president and founder of BIZAA Okey Anyanwu. Okey created the MN BIZAA organization to use education to change children's lives, children who are already committed to servitude, trafficking or hard labor and not able to attend school.


Let’s Talk: Helping our Kids be Healthy!

Chemical Health

With school back in session, Stillwater Area Public Schools wants to continue to partner with parents, guardians, and other caring adults to help students embrace a healthy lifestyle free from the misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco products (including e-cigarettes), and other drugs.

This partnership will involve information in Stillwater schools’ weekly parent/guardian e-newsletter on chemical health topics such as the health impacts of vaping products and other substances, the signs and symptoms of youth substance use, and what parents/caregivers can do about it.

For the next several weeks, information will revolve around e-cigarettes and other vaping products as Stillwater Area Public Schools, like many other schools, saw a spike in incidents involving student vaping during the last school year. Students, teachers, administrators, parents, and other caring adults are working hard to fight the vaping epidemic.

During a recent interview with MPR, Principal Rob Bach shared ways he is working with staff to hold kids accountable such as assigning school staff a bathroom and hallway to monitor during passing time. Principal Bach also recognizes the importance of educating parents/caregivers on this topic and understanding that vaping is more than just a disciplinary issue…it’s a health issue.

Click here for vaping cessation resources for youth.

Keep your eyes peeled for more information in upcoming e-newsletters or visit the Chemical Health Blog. Please contact Julia Geigle, Chemical Health Specialist, at 651.351.8198 or geiglej@stillwaterschools.org for specific requests on chemical health related topics you’d like to see in upcoming e-newsletters.