New Richmond News
We are starting off the New Year here at the library with a year filled with exciting programs for all ages. From book groups to monthly get togethers with coloring groups and STEM activities at the library you will be sure to find something that you will want to come on in and visit for and bring a friend along! NEW this year: Book Bundles — Several books are bundled together, some with a special surprise, but all with a few books that fit a theme for both adults and children.
I sincerely hope that you had a restful and relaxing holiday with your family, friends and loved ones. The end of the year forces us to take a step back, block out time for the ones that mean the most to us, and help us to refocus for the new year ahead.
NRMS is proud to announce the winners of the 2017-18 National Geographic Geography Bee. Taking first place in this year's competition was Jovani Perez Sanchez, with Parker Stephens taking second place and Elva Crist placing third. Ten participants competed in the final round. The National Geographic Bee is an annual competition organized by the National Geographic Society, designed to inspire and reward students' curiosity about the world. Students in grades 4-8 from 10,000 schools across the United States will compete in the 2018 National Geographic Bee
St. Croix Central Middle School helds its November Students of the Month ceremony Friday, Dec. 8, at the middle school. During the ceremony, teachers from each grade level read a page about the students stating why they were nominated for Student of the Month. Parents were then invited to take their child out to lunch. This month, Cheap Andy's provided a free lunch for the Students of the Month. Fifth grade Annika Yang Parents: Lor Mee Xiong and James Chor Yang Favorite class: math
Author Jacqueline West presented to all of the New Richmond elementary school fourth and fifth graders on Dec. 15 at New Richmond Middle School. West is the author of "The Books of Elsewhere," a series of five related books for upper elementary students. The main character is an 11-year-old girl named Olive who moves into an old house only to learn that the house does not want the new family to learn about its secrets.
This time of year brings a lot of excitement and energy, especially in an elementary school! But for some, it brings a lot of anxiety and uncertainty. We assume that with all the fun and excitement around the holidays that children and parents have no worries. However, we may be surprised to know that the flurry of activities that cause adults some anxiety — buying presents, cooking holiday dinners, and traveling long distances — may also be overwhelming for children.
The St. Anne Catholic School recently announced its first trimester middle school honor roll. Fifth Grade A honor roll: Nora Kopp, Addy Neumann, Ella Olson, William Schimmel and Ellie Schmitt B honor roll: Ashley Carufel, Paige Foster, Westton Mattren, Alex McGurran, Henry Measner and John Wuorinen Sixth Grade A honor roll: Ava Kopp and Julia Rybacki B honor roll: August Lang, Paytton Mattren, Ada Schottler and Ava Urquhart Seventh Grade
The City of New Richmond recently released the following examples of the Community Action Plan Committee's possible concept ideas, including a disc golf course, a community bridge, "The Good Place" and an edible trail. New Richmond Disc Golf Course
If I were to envision the ideal school community, one where learning and character education are at the forefront of everything happening within the school walls, I would expect to see certain shared qualities of all those working in that district. Through every interaction with students, colleagues, parents, and other community members, I would see staff who are empathic, who clearly communicate, who are present and engaged, and who look to serve others. Above all, purposeful relationship building would be priority number one.
What is a Teen Advisory Board (TAB)? A TAB is a group of teens who participate in and influence the functioning of the library, especially teen programming. TAB is a way to have your opinions and suggestions heard.