Pony E-News: Students, staff, residents ask legislators for help

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November 10, 2019


Students, staff, residents ask legislators for help

legislative breakfast

The school board hosted its annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday morning, which brought together more than 40 people to talk about the needs of our schools. The group included legislators, board members, staff, district residents and numerous students. 

Much of the conversation centered around the need for more support for mental health and school safety/security, increased general education funding, and changes in funding and mandates for Special Education. See the board's Legislative Platform.


Community begins designing school district of the future

facilities planning

The Community Design Team got creative this past week as they began to brainstorm possible ways to address capacity and enrollment needs of our district. They shared a variety of ideas - from expanding or renovating buildings to constructing entirely new facilities - and worked to identify common themes and unique outliers.

They'll continue the work to narrow their focus at the next meeting, and in the coming weeks will begin to learn more about financial impacts of various scenarios they're considering. Learn more about long-range facilities planning online.


Vaping 101: A Parent's Guide to Youth Vaping

vaping marijuana juul

You've no doubt heard about the epidemic of vaping in the news. Come learn more about this topic and how you can talk with your children about vaping and other chemical health related issues.

Vaping 101: A Parent's Guide to Youth Vaping
Nov. 12 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Oak-Land Middle School auditorium. Click here to register and reserve your seat!


Middle schoolers help feed starving children

FMSC

Thirty middle school students spent a recent day off of school packing meals for Feed My Starving Children. The field trip opportunity was offered through Stillwater Community Education. The kids, along with other groups, packed more than 40,000 meals. That's enough to feed 111 kids one meal each day for a year! 


cc runner

Pony athletes at the top of their game

Stillwater junior earns state title in cross country
Congratulations to SAHS junior Ana Weaver who ran to an individual state title in cross country! The Stillwater girls cross country team placed fifth overall at the state tournament.

vball

Stillwater student named Ms. Volleyball
Stillwater senior Maddie Whittington was named Minnesota's Ms. Volleyball. The middle hitter was also named All State the last two years. Whittington will play for the University of Illinois, who made it to the Final Four last year.

Photo courtesy: Stillwater Gazette


Are kids today ready for the real-world? You decide.

Come find out how the district is equipping students with the skills, attributes and experiences they will need as they become our future workforce. After hearing the presentation, stick around to offer your feedback and ideas to help us improve for the future.

Please join us for the World’s Best Workforce Annual Meeting - hosted by the World’s Best Workforce Community Advisory - on Tuesday, Dec. 3 from 7-8 p.m. at Stillwater Middle School.

What's the World's Best Workforce plan all about? Check it out online.


See Something

Help us keep our schools safe

We want all students, parents and staff to feel comfortable coming forward if they believe someone is troubled or acting in a way that seems unsafe or unhealthy. If you overhear something, notice strange behaviors, or see a concerning post on social media - please speak up. You can report concerns directly to a staff member or report them by clicking the See Something, Say Something button on our website. 


Special board meeting official notices

  • The school board will hold a work session at Stillwater City Hall on Thursday, November 14 from 4-5 p.m. to discuss Spanish Immersion options.
  • The board will hold a closed session for negotiations from 5-6 p.m. on Thursday, November 14 at Stillwater City Hall. Pursuant to § Minnesota Statute 13D.03(b).
  • The board will host a legislative forum on Thursday, November 21 from 5:30-6 p.m. at Stillwater City Hall. See the official notices.

See a full list of school board meetings on our website. Regular business meetings are typically held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month at 6 p.m. at Stillwater City Hall.


Upcoming Events

November 14: Board work session
November 14: Board business meeting
November 21: Board business meeting
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