Stilwell Monday Message

Weekly Student and Family Communication

Monday - 2/22/2021

Good Morning Stilwell students and families,

Last week we enjoyed partnering with you during conferences. We also want to thank PTO and the many volunteers that donated our staff dinners both evenings.

We would like to remind you of some important upcoming dates.

  • Feb 26 - No school
  • Mar 12 - No School
  • Mar 15-19 - Spring Break

Erica Whittle - Principal

Black History Month

Please check out Dr. Anthony Ferguson Jr., executive director for equity, inclusion, and diversity's, interview with Mr. Samuel Alier. Many of you know Mr. Alier for his work at Hillside Elementary. Please take an opportunity to learn more about him and his twenty-two years in America.

Happy Black History Month: An Ongoing Celebration

Student Council Announcement: Pennies for Patients

The Stilwell Student Council has chosen to partner with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as their fundraiser for the 3rd Quarter. To help promote this month-long event we are having each Tiger Time on the 6 teams (T.I.G.E.R.S.) compete against each other to see who can raise the most money. Due to our current situation with Covid-19 we will be hosting this event entirely online until March 31st. To find your student's Tiger Time homepage use the following link and search for their teacher in the bottom left-hand corner. Thank you for your support!

- Stilwell Student Council

Congratulations Science Bowl Team

Congratulations to the Stilwell Science Bowl Team of Alvin Dong, Andrew Zhang, Anjali Tripathy, Nathaniel Buelow, and Conrad Yates, who were one of four prelim qualifiers out of 17 teams last Monday, and then scored a second-place victory in the state Regional Competition on Saturday. Coaches Urban and Bace are very proud and grateful for your hard work this year!

Congratulations Stilwell Archery Team

The Stilwell archers competed in their last three tournaments of the regular season last week, competing in three different shoots in four days. On Wednesday night, we shot a virtual 3D tournament hosted by Lawton-Bronson schools. The team finished in first place with a season-high score of 1623. Individually Ella Melco finished first in the girl's division, Cheyenne Burrell was 3rd. In the boy's division, Quinton Ballou finished 2nd, Eli Basler 3rd, and Andrew Zhang 4th.

On Saturday, the team shot in 3D and bullseye events at our home tournament. In the Tammy Zenti Memorial Bullseye tournament, the team finished in first place. Individual leaders in the girl's division were Anakarina Rogers in first place and Ella Melco in 2nd. Quinton Ballou took 2nd place in the boy's division and Talyn Slater was 4th.

In the Coach Cheryl McConnell 3D Challenge, the team finished in first place. Ella Melco won the girl's division and Cheyenne Burrell was 5th. Quinton Ballou won the boy's division while Eli Basler took 5th.

Both the bullseye and the 3D teams are moving on to the State Tournament on March 6.

Reminder for In-Person Students

If your student is signed up this semester to be an “in-person” learner, your student cannot choose to learn “online” due to convenience, illness, or weather unless the district determines that we all move to online learning for that day. Students will be counted absent and will need a parent call to excuse.

This should be done in the usual way through our attendance line at 633-6000. You may leave a message 24 hours a day and we ask that you give your student’s name, student ID number, and what grade they are in so we may update their attendance. Thank you!


This week will be focusing on appropriate mask-wearing in the halls and classrooms. Please make sure to have both your nose and mouth covered. Teachers will be recognizing students with PBIS reward points.

After the Bell

After the bell is an additional opportunity at the end of the day to get support with learning from a certified teacher. It will start on Tuesday, September 8th in the Stilwell cafeteria. Students will receive an additional snack using social distancing and are welcome to stay until 4:00 pm. After the bell will run each week Monday-Thursday. For more information please contact Mr. Peter Bissinger at
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Parking Lot Protocol

We understand our parking lot drop-off and pick-up process can be time-consuming. However, we need all families to follow the procedures to ensure our students are safe. Please remember these guidelines:

  • Do not use the local business as a place to pick-up your child.
  • Do not drop off your student or stop for any reason along Vine Street.
  • Do not pull into the bus lanes along Vine Street.
  • Do not allow your student to exit the vehicle until you have pulled up to the curb in the parking lot.
  • Please drive slowly through the parking lot and on Vine St.

Stilwell Student Handbook 20-21

Throughout this year you may have questions, need clarifications, or might need to see who you can turn to for help. Please start with the Junior High Schools Handbook.
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