Education

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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BY ALI THUL PONY EXPRESS   School counselor Heather Trettel takes Dan Ralston’s place as a Black Pony Center counselor. Trettel returns to be a substitute counselor for the second time at Stillwater Area High School. Former counselor Dan Ralston temporarily took Assistant Principal Bill Howlett’s place due to health complications, so a substitute school [...]

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Eight candidates are vying for four positions on the District 834 Stillwater Area School Board. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 4. The Gazette asked the candidates to respond to a questionnaire. Here were their responses: Fred Anderson Address: 9098 Fairy Falls Road N., Stillwater Family: Two children, Kiki (age 10, 5th grade at Stonebridge) and [...]

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Having children means learning new skills and finding ways to be the best parent you can, but for parents of children with special needs, the learning curve gets steeper. When Pat Haug received the news that her son had special education needs, she began to research the best ways she could advocate for her child. [...]

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In response to a 7.1 percent increase to the preliminary levy, the Stillwater Area School Board has instructed district staff to lower the final levy to a 3.1 percent increase. The school board will accomplish this decrease by cutting $1.3 million from the Alternative Facilities fund. “As a procedure, at the last board meeting we [...]

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BY ALICIA LEBENS THE GAZETTE   The Dewey Decimal system isn’t the only thing keeping the libraries at Stillwater Area Schools organized. Thanks to a grant from The Partnership Plan, District 834’s nonprofit educational fund, any book at any school library can be found electronically via the Destiny software system. “The school libraries are great [...]

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