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Strategic Plan

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Developed by the students, families, and staff of Stillwater Area Public Schools

We asked students, families and staff what they wanted from our schools. And it turns out, they just want more of the things that really matter. They want engaging, relevant learning experiences. They want personal connections and opportunities for kids to find their place. They want to belong. To be challenged. To have a voice. They want to know students in our schools will be well prepared for their future.

We are committed to creating a culture that supports students and staff so that they can be their best. We want our entire community to “Expect More” from Stillwater Area Public Schools. So we’re shifting our focus, realigning our resources and developing a clear plan to ensure the things you want are the things we’re providing. We’re raising our expectations, not by doing more things, but by doing a few fundamental things better. 

Our Purpose

To inspire curiosity and the love of learning in every child. To provide a wide range of engaging learning opportunities to build the resilience and empathy learners need to successfully navigate their futures.

Our Beliefs

  • Everyone belongs
  • Everyone has a voice
  • All students deserve an excellent education
  • The whole child matters
  • Curiosity thrives here

Our Mantra

Expect More

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Strategic Directions

  • Strategic Direction A: Ensure the learning process is adaptable to meet individual student needs
  • Strategic Direction B: Foster a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment for all staff and students 
  • Strategic Direction C: Utilize systems and align resources in an efficient manner to support learning
  • Strategic Direction D: Develop strong partnerships with the communities we serve

Key Initiatives

Our Pony Plan is focused on a few key initiatives that will help us do better. 

Mission Statement

The mission of Stillwater Area Public Schools, in partnership with students, family and community, is to develop curious individuals who are active and engaged leaders in an ever changing world by challenging all students as they travel along their personalized learning pathways.

Creating the Worlds' Best Workforce

The objectives of our Strategic Plan are based on areas identified in the World's Best Workforce. Each year, our school board members and district staff work together to set goals in each of the five focus areas. Goals may range from one to three years in length.

Desired Daily Experiences

You told us what you expect from Stillwater schools. We're working to deliver on it.