Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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New Richmond High School After finishing in second place at last year's state tournament, the New Richmond High School Ice Fishing team was hoping to place in the top 10 again this year. And despite not being able to catch three bass and a walleye, the team was still able to bring home a trophy with a 10th place finish.
Somerset Middle School Four Somerset Middle School students recently participated in the Northwest Regional Competition Feb. 2, at Delong Middle School in Eau Claire. Of the four students who participated, Jackson Cook was the sole Spartan to advance to state competition, which is set for March 4, in Sheboygan. The goal of this competition is to challenge eighth-grade students to use higher-order thinking skills and problem-solving abilities in mathematics and to give recognition for academic effort and achievement.
Friday Memorial Library As a new mom, I couldn't wait to share my love of reading with my child. Our friends and family gave dozens of books to build a library for my little one. As frantic and frazzled as I am as a first-time parent, reading gives us some good one-on-one snuggle time at the end of a long day. So when the library introduced an app that I could track my child's reading as part of the "1,000 Books Before Kindergarten" initiative, I downloaded it right away — and I love it.
New Richmond Middle school Tyler Lewis Grade: 6 Parent (s) Name (s): Andrea Lewis & Ken Lewis Favorite Class: Gym Favorite activities: Hockey, guitar, music and video games. What I like about school... All the people because they are usually really nice. Elli Coulter Grade: 6 Parent (s) Name (s): Amy & Fred Coulter Favorite Class: Science or Literature Favorite activities: Reading and playing my piano. What I like about school... I like the teachers and how all 3 elementary schools are combined.
New Richmond Middle School The New Richmond Middle School Math Counts team recently took part in the regional competition in Eau Claire where they competed against 16 other teams. The New Richmond squad will be sending five students — four as part of a team, with the fifth student moving on as an individual. Those moving on as a team are Tyler Dennis, Sam LaPean, Zach Larkin and Zach Johnson. The individual student moving on is Alex Jarchow. The state competition will be held in Sheboygan on Saturday, March 4.
Somerset Middle School Somerset Middle School recognizes the January Students of the Month for their strong displays of character. Students selected for January exemplify the six pillars of character: trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Fifth grade Josie Sanchez demonstrates all of the tenets of good character. Josie is firmly dedicated in her pursuit of education. Josie has a tremendous sense of how to help others and goes about it quietly.
After bringing several ideas for ways to spend the roughly $995,000 left over from the money allocated to the demolition of the old middle school during the January New Richmond School Board regular meeting, district administrator Patrick Olson came back to the board at the Feb. 20 regular meeting with recommendations and final bids for most of the previously recommended items. The board approved all of the recommendations, including:
After brainstorming ways to help students who are struggling with a variety of issues, Starr Elementary principal Dan McGuire and second grade teacher Jenny Franklin decided that their students could use another adult figure in their life that they can talk to, ask for help with homework and give encouragement.
With a total of 42 copies sold to-date, and just six copies left on the shelves as of Monday, Feb. 13, Bad Wolf the card game is easily one of the Gathering Games' biggest sellers.
St. Croix Central Elementary Assistant Principal Shelly Clay has held her administrative licensure for the past 10 years without knowing for sure if she wanted to pursue a principalship or not because she loved teaching so much. However, when elementary school principal Pete Nusbaum was approved by the school board to take over as the middle school principal this summer, Clay couldn't ignore the outpouring of support she received from the staff and parents at the elementary school.