Stillwater Area High School Newsletter for Week of October 21, 2019

SAHS E-Newsletter

October 28, 2019


Tired of hearing..."What do you want to be when you grow up?"

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Whether you know exactly what you want to do after high school or have no clue...you'll want to check out the career exploration forums during Flex Time on Wednesday, October 30.

Come hear from local community members in the workforce. They will share with you their experiences and advice, success and failures. Don't miss out on this opportunity to hear from these successful mentors!

Arts Pathway: Speakers from Keech Media (Nathan Keech) and Town Square Television (Shawn Vougeot), Room C207 (Math flex room)

Business Pathway: Speakers from CPA Partners ML (Melissa Long) and Keller Williams (Matt Johnson), Room E207 (Humanities Flex room)

Industry and Technology Pathway: Speakers from City of Stillwater (Ted Kozlowski) and Image 360 (Gina Kazmerski), Main Forum

Health and Human Services Pathway: Speakers from United Way, Anytime Fitness (Jacek Kozdroj) and Uptown Curl (Kristy Wilson), Auditorium

Learn more about the speakers.

To sign up students should go to FlexiSCHED and search for "Career Exploration".


Life can be hard. Help kids be strong.

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Join us for an important conversation led by Search Institute's Dr. Kent Pekel on how you can help support youth, build their resilience, and promote mental well-being.

Relationships First: Creating Connections That Help Youth Thrive
Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Stillwater Area High School

This FREE event will also feature a Resource Fair with a variety of organizations on hand to share information about mental health, chemical health and emotional well-being. Space is limited. Save your seat!


Speech and Debate team ranked in the top 10% nationwide

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The Stillwater Area High School speech and debate program is being nationally recognized once again. The team has been ranked among the top 10 percent of schools nationwide. The team was named to the National Speech & Debate Association’s prestigious 100 Club based on competitive and service related activities. The honor recognizes Stillwater’s outstanding commitment to teaching students essential life skills including communication, research, listening, writing and organization. Read More.


High school theater to present "Almost, Maine"

Almost, Maine poster

Warm your heart in the ice-cold, mythical town of AlmostMaine. Stillwater Area High School theatre department will present nine short vignettes exploring love, loss and friendship with a touch of humor and tenderness.

Performances: Nov 1, 2, 8 & 9 at 7 p.m.; Nov 3 at 2 p.m.; Nov 9 at 2 p.m. (understudy performance)

Reserve your seats online or buy tickets at the door. Adults $10, Seniors $6, Students $5


Let’s Talk: Send a Message. Stay Drug Free

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October is an especially important month in substance use prevention because Red Ribbon week is October 23-31 and with it brings the opportunity to promote the importance of living a life free from drugs. This year, the National Red Ribbon Week theme is: Send A Message. Stay Drug Free. The theme represents speaking out in support of healthy choices. It’s also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.

Celebrating Red Ribbon Week, a national campaign to raise awareness about the damage that drugs cause in America, is a great opportunity to talk to your children about the use of drugs. According to the National Family Partnership, children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don’t, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

It may be difficult to know how to even begin to have a conversation about substances. At the end of the day, what’s most important is developing a strong relationship with your child and engaging with them about various topics on a daily basis. Family dinners and car rides are natural times to connect with our children. Having this relationship allows parents/caregivers and kids to have an open dialogue about the more sensitive topics. Click here for a guide on talking to your teen about drugs and take a few minutes to watch this video.