New Richmond News
St. Croix Central A group of St. Croix Central seniors received an academic award in February 2017. Seniors receive this award after successfully meeting the eligibility criteria for the first semester of their senior year. Senior recipients were given an academic excellence medal to recognize their accomplishment. Twenty-one seniors were awarded a "4 Year Letter Winner Plaque" for academic excellence. To earn this award, the senior must have met the eligibility criteria for all four years of high school.
St. Croix Central The St. Croix Central Middle School recently hosted a sixth-grade Math Masters Competition, where the SCC and New Richmond Middle School teams finished in the middle of the pack in the standings. The New Richmond 1 team finished in sixth place, followed by the SCC team in seventh place. The New Richmond 3 and New Richmond 4 teams finished in eighth and ninth place respectively, while the New Richmond 2 team finished in 11th.
New Richmond Board of Education Name: Chris Skoglund Age: 60 Occupation: Retired from “Stay at home Mom.” (They grew up) Family: Husband Steve; children Michael, Thomas and Natalie Prior elected offices held : None
Five New Richmond Middle School students recently took part in the Math Counts state competition in Sheboygan, including Alex Jarchow as an individual as well as Sam LaPean, Tyler Dennis, Zach Johnson and Zach Larkin as a team. The students enjoyed a quick stop at Lambeau Field on the way to the competition at the Acuity Center in Sheboygan. Math Counts is a national competitive math program in which students develop problem solving skills while working alone and in groups. Coaches are Elizabeth Rasmussen and Maria Miller.
A performing arts community showcase was held Friday, March 24, with a full evening of entertainment that helped show off the new St. Croix Central High School community auditorium. Divided into two sections — elementary and community programs — those attending were treated to performances from dancers, singers, community bands and choirs and even a sneak peak from “Legally Blonde, Jr.,” performed by middle school drama students.
Crowning Achievements had an amazing time at the St. Croix Lanes in River Falls as part of its annual bowling event on Feb. 26. Crowning Achievements also hosted a service project and served lunch Sunday, March 5, at the Somerset Christ Lutheran Church. They made blankets and pet toys for animals in rescue. Coco's Heart and Secondhand Hounds rescues both came to visit with some awesome dogs.
New Richmond On March 20, students from Hillside, Paperjack, Starr, and St. Mary's School attended one of three concerts performed by Mu Daiko, a professional taiko drumming ensemble. Students learned about the traditions and history of taiko, and how the performers practice and learn new music. Some teachers and students were even chosen to play the taiko drums after the troupe had performed three lengthy songs with a rousing beat.
Writteb by Kimberly Hennings, library director of the Friday Memorial Library in New Richmond. Find the Falcons! Join your community in April 2017 as we read and celebrate the noir classic “The Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett.
New Richmond Middle School New Richmond Middle School History Day members were recently joined by Hudson Middle School students to participate in a National History Day pre-regional event at the middle school. National History Day Contest encourages more than half a million students around the world to conduct historical research on a topic of their choice. The theme this year is "Taking a Stand in History." Projects included exhibits, websites, performances, documentaries, and research papers.
At the Monday, March 13, Rotary Club of New Richmond meeting, area students were honored for winning the club’s annual essay contest. Students honored for their essays were eighth grade first place, Chloe Jones; second place, Aine Connolly; and third place, Ashley Patten; (middle row) sixth grade first place, Natalia Drill; second place, Payton Bahr; third place, Makayla Langeness; seventh grade second place, Clara Betts; first place, Madison Lewis; and third place, Carolin Fuchs. The students received a certificate and a monetary prize.