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New Richmond Middle School Associate Principal Michele Wood talks with incoming sixth grade students during an orientation session Aug. 14. Tiger Crew volunteers stand in the background.

Sixth graders get used to new school

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Incoming sixth graders at New Richmond Middle School got a jump start on their transition to a new school building during orientation sessions last week.


About 200 students took part in the annual orientation program, which was conducted in three and a half hour morning and afternoon sessions Aug. 13, 14 and 15.

Linda Reuvers, coordinator for the sessions and a sixth grade teacher, said almost all of the incoming students attend a session.

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Jeff Holmquist
Jeff Holmquist has been managing editor of the New Richmond News since 2004. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and business administration from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He has previously worked as editor in Wadena, Minn.; Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Hutchinson, Minn.; and Bloomington, Minn. He also was previously owner of the Osceola Sun, Stillwater Courier and Scandia Messenger along with his wife. Together they previously founded and published The Old Times newspaper for antiques and collectibles collectors; and Up!, a Christian magazine of hope and encouragement.
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