New Richmond News
The New Richmond Middle School recently announced its second quarter honor roll and honor roll with distinction for the 2017-18 school year. Honor Roll
On Jan. 8, Kiwanis of New Richmond President Nathan Schoone presented Boy Scout Venture Crew 9460 with a $500 check, which was a dollar-for-dollar match of initial fundraising efforts by the Crew to help fund the group's trip to Acadia National Park in July. Crew 9460 will embark on an eight-night high adventure trip to Acadia National Park, which is a 47,000-acre Atlantic coast recreation area primarily on Maine's Mount Desert Island.
The New Richmond School District kindergarten parent information and registration meetings will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, at 6 p.m. This year, all elementary schools will be offering online registration for kindergarten. This new process will replace the paper version of registering your child for kindergarten. Parents are required to attend the meeting where your child will be entering school in the Fall 2018, which includes: Hillside Elementary - 636 East Richmond Way; Paperjack Elementary - 1011 East 11th St.; and Starr Elementary - 967 South Starr Ave.
The City of New Richmond will host two public open houses on the evening of Monday, Feb. 12, at the City of New Richmond Civic Center (156 E. First St.) The first open house which will be from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and will focus on safety concerns and future bicyclist and pedestrian accommodations along the County Road A corridor between West Richmond Way and Somerset Road. Residents who live near County Road A are especially encouraged to attend to provide feedback about possible short-term and long-term safety improvements in this area.
New Richmond Middle School students participated in the Future City Competition held at the Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn., on Saturday, Jan. 20. Future City is a project-based learning program where students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades imagine, research, design, and build cities of the future. Teams presented their final projects to numerous judges throughout the event.
The Somerset Community Foundation has made two recent grants to local programs, including an $800 grant to the St. Croix Valley Assault Response Team (SART) to fund a 24-hour call center.
The New Richmond Middle School Math Counts team has been busy competing at area pre-regional competitions, including a Jan. 9 meet at Hudson and a Jan. 17 meet at Rice Lake. Coaches Maria Miller and Liz Rasmussen helped prepare the students to compete in this year's meets. The team participated in the Hudson pre-regional meet with 80-plus students from surrounding area school districts.
When you stop by to make your donation to Food for Fines, an opportunity to benefit Five Loaves Food Shelf while reducing or eliminating any fines on your library account Feb. 5-17, consider staying for one of this month's many classes as well. Thursday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. - Books & Brews: Meet us at Table 65. We'll be discussing Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese
The New Richmond Middle School Math Masters hosted a pre-regional meet on Wednesday, Jan. 10, which included teams from Somerset and Hudson middle schools. Participants worked in teams and also competed individually. Individually, Nick Salmon took second place, while Andy Johnson finished in third place in the Fact Drill Rounds. A team of Nick Jarchow, Salmon, Annabella French and Alexandra Johnson finished third in the Team Round.
The New Richmond High School Academic Decathlon went to the UW-Barron County regional competition on Friday, Jan. 12, and came home with its record-tying sixth straight regional championship.