New Richmond News
New Richmond As the snow disappeared, it was time for the The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats to disappear from the StoryWalk in Mary Park. The newly installed picture book featured in the StoryWalk is titled Maple Syrup Season by Ann Purmell.
Hazel Mackin Community Library Spring finally feels like it may be here to stay. You may have noticed the birds are coming back with their melody of songs announcing their arrival. That must mean it should be safe to pull out the deck furniture and begin to enjoy the outdoors again.
The annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10 a.m. April 8, at the American Heritage Care Center, 425 Davis St. This indoor/outdoor event (if weather allows) will be great fun for the whole family. Various local businesses have donated prizes. This free event is for ages 2-8. Bring your own basket and a camera. This year, children will get the chance to meet Pete the Cat and some of his friends.
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.