Education

The Stillwater School Board voted unanimously to change transportation zones and eliminate the fee for busing services for school next year. Currently secondary students who live two miles away can take advantage of busing, while elementary school students who live one mile away are provided with busing. The board opted to provide busing to elementary [...]

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After a March 27 school board meeting full of students, parents and community members passionately making the case for preventing cuts to their schools, three Stillwater area schools will get hit with budget cuts next year, including the St. Croix Valley Area Learning Center (ALC), Marine Elementary and Withrow Elementary. These budget cuts come on [...]

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Stillwater Area High School’s Pony Express Editor-in-Chief Paul Hudachek almost didn’t enter the state journalist of the year competition sponsored by the Minnesota Journalism Education Association. He’s glad he changed his mind. The high school senior recently won first place in the contest and will go on to compete at the national level in San [...]

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Orchestras from Oak-Land Junior High and Stillwater Junior High received ‘Superior with Distinction’ ratings during the Minnesota String and Orchestra Teachers Association Middle Level Orchestra Festival and have been invited to perform at Orchestra Hall on March 31. This is the tenth consecutive year the orchestra program has been recognized with this honor. Nine middle [...]

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