Education

BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE When students at Stillwater Junior High School take AP Human Geography from teacher Sara Damon, they not only learn about culture and cartography — they learn they have the ability to make the world a better place. Damon’s class is currently reading the autobiography of Pakistani teenage blogger and Nobel […]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE More than just macaroni art, the elementary schools in District 834 are now offering weekly art classes to students. “We implemented elementary art throughout the district, and added it to the schedule this fall as part of the district’s Bridge to Excellence plan,” said Malinda Lansfeldt, executive director of student […]

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Incumbents Tom Lehmann and George Hoeppner have been  re-elected to their seats on the Stillwater Area School Board, and are joined by newcomers Paula O’Loughlin and Shelley Pearson. According to the secretary of state’s office,  Tom Lehmann received 11,340 votes, or 18.41 percent; George Hoeppner received 9,556 votes, or 15.51 percent;  Shelley Pearson received 9,480 votes, […]

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The parking lot of the New Heights School, a charter school in Stillwater, received an updated parking lot in October. The school is at 614 W. Mulberry St. (Submitted photo)

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With their ability to vote on Election Day fast approaching, the students in Stillwater Area High School’s 12th-grade U.S. government class organized a mock election on Oct. 28 for all the students in the high school. “We are in our civic engagement unit, and we thought it would be good to give the students a […]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE The largest of the Gazette-sponsored forums — for the Stillwater Area School Board — was Oct. 20 with six candidates. A total of eight candidates are running for four open seats. Incumbents Tom Lehmann and George Hoeppner are challenged by Fred Anderson, Paul “Woody” Leindecker, Paula O’Loughlin and Shelley Pearson. […]

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