Friday, May 24, 2013
Stillwater Area School District Superintendent Corey Lunn writes about celebrating students' achievements, Zach Sobiech and looking forward to graduation.
It has been an incredibly emotional week for many of us in the Stillwater Area Public Schools’ community. In a few short days we’ve celebrated with hundreds of our young people as they prepare for the next exciting stage of their lives, and we’ve cried as a school family as we’ve said good-bye to an inspirational young man who left us far too soon. I’m so proud to be a part of a community that places such a high value on its young people. On Monday, May 20 the annual Scholarship Awards event was held at Stillwater Area High School to recognize more than 100 high school seniors who received post-secondary scholarships. These monetary awards came from a variety of regional and national corporations, local small businesses, district residents…
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A Little Free Library opened last week at Rutherford Elementary School in Stillwater.
Stillwater's newest Little Free Library opened at Rutherford Elementary School. Stacy Maddux, and her fourth-grade class at Rutherford, “opened” the library for business last week and stocked it with free books for adults and children. The Little Free Library is open to the public 24/7, rain or shine. Rutherford's Little Free Library was built as a collaborative effort by the class and painted by Art Specialist, Lea Brynestead. The Little Free Library is a place community members can exchange books they’ve already read for ones that they have not. Maddux’s class invites the community to come and take a look, take a book, or just drop one off as a donation! Maddux and Nick Ardito are working to expand the program in the area and have …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Class of 2012 Stillwater Area High School grad Joey Bush posted a senior project video for Cutaway Productions on YouTube about a year ago, and now it is closing in on 10 million views and more than 4,000 comments.
A 2012 Stillwater Area High School graduate’s final Cutaway Productions project titled, “Our Story in Two Minutes” has has taken on a life of its own. Joey Bush posted the video on YouTube about a year ago, and it is closing in on 10 million views and more than 4,000 comments. Bush set the video to the song “Mind Heist” by Zack Hemsey and gathered photos from all over the Internet to show the story of the world (from a westerners’ vantage point as one commenter points out). Bush just finished his first year at Iowa State University, where he is an Honor student stuying computer engineering. "When I first saw this video, I thought it was great, but I didn't think it would create this much interest," Cutaway Productions instructor Debbie …
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Stillwater Area High School student Drue Lindstrom produced a 30-second video that is one of just four finalists in the Buckle Up & Pay Attention, Teens TV commercial challenge. He needs your vote to win.
Stillwater Area High School student Drue Lindstrom produced a 30-second video that is one of just four finalists in the Buckle Up & Pay Attention, Teens TV commercial challenge sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. You have until May 19 to log onto the organization's website and vote for Lindstrom's video — titled "Break Up Text." On the line is a $1,000 prize and the airing of the TV spot on the MTV Video Music Awards this summer. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE CONTEST TAKE THE QUIZ AND VOTE
Winners were selected from a pool of 15,000 finalists.
A local student is among the winners of $2,500 National Merit Scholarships released today, the organization announced. This year’s local winner is Kevin J. Riehm of Stillwater. He is a senior at St. Thomas Academy and his probable career field is computer science. The National Merit Scholarship Corporation selected Riehm from among 15,000 finalists in the 2013 National Merit Program. The winners are judged to have the best combinations of “accomplishments, skills, and potential for success in rigorous college studies.” The number of winners in each state is proportional to the number of graduating seniors in the state. A committee of college admissions officers and high school counselors selected the winners using: This year’s competition …
The first live school board meeting will be online at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 9). Archived videos, agendas, materials and minutes from previous board meetings will also be available online for community members to view at any time.
Beginning tonight, the Stillwater Area School Board meetings will be livestreamed on the school district’s website. The first live school board meeting will be online at 7 p.m. tonight (Thursday, May 9). The goal of streaming the meetings online is to improve communication and increase transparency and accountability, according to the school district. Archived videos, agendas, materials and minutes from previous board meetings will also be available online for community members to view at any time. “School board members are committed to engaging our community in important discussions about our schools and the learning experiences of our students,” Board Chair Kathy Buchholz said. “Web-streaming our meetings is an important way for us to …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday. St. Croix Preparatory Academy ranked as the 761st best high school in the United States. Stillwater Area High School ranked 838th.
On mobile? See the interactive map A Newsweek list of the best 2,000 schools in the United States, ranks St. Croix Preparatory Academy at No. 761 while Stillwater Area High School came in at No. 838. Browse the above map to see how other area schools fared. Newsweek sent surveys to more than 5,000 U.S. high schools, and about responded. According to the data, Stillwater Area High School scored a 3.08 and St. Croix Prep scored a 3.11. The top score in the nation — 4.84 — belongs to Carol Martin Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science in Bowling Green, KY. ST. CROIX PREPARATORY ACADEMY Newsweek Score: 3.11 Graduation Rate: 90% Number of AP or IB Tests Given Per Student: 0.9 College Bound: 95% Average SAT: Not Available Average ACT: 25.2 …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the Twin Cities east metro area and Hudson.
Below is a collection of the top news articles from our East Metro Twin Cities sites including Hudson, Stillwater, Oakdale and Woodbury. Prosecutors Dismiss Murder Charges Stemming from Bar Fight in Downtown Stillwater Murder charges against Eric Richard were dismissed by the Washington County Attorney's Office because the medical examiner could not rule Adam McCloud's death a homicide. Annie Bahneman's Family, Friends to Remember her with Tree Planting at Triangle Park The Bahneman’s are holding a tree planting—from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 18—at Triangle Park on Stillwater's South Hill to make a lasting improvement to Annie's favorite neighborhood park, in her honor. MnDOT: Lawsuit Could Extend St. Croix Bridge Project into 2015 An …
Friday, May 3, 2013
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Saturday, April 27, 2013
A quick look at the top headlines from last week around the Twin Cities east metro area.
Below is a collection of stories from east metro Patch sites: Oakdale, Woodbury, Stillwater and Hudson. VIDEO: Leo's Serves Up Malts for Boston and Burgers for West, Texas Leo's Grill and Malt Shop in downtown Stillwater is serving up a Boston Creme Pie Malt and a West, Texas Burger, and donating the proceeds to funds set up to help those dealing with last week's tragedies. Andersen Strives to be 'Good Next-Door Neighbor' to New Bald Eagle Family Last week two Bald Eaglets were hatched in a nest right next door to the Andersen Windows facility in Bayport. On Earth Day, employees learned how to be good neighbors, in the hopes that the raptor family hangs around for years to come. Federal Lawsuit Questions MnDOT's Bid Process for St. Croix …