New Richmond News
Somerset High School is inviting community members to be part of its Somerset High School Community Mentor Program for the 2017-2018 school year.
This last week our weekly story time took place at the Warren Park Building. The kids had a lot of fun playing with the bubble machine and spending some time out in the sun on the playground equipment after listening to stories about the ocean and the creatures that live in it. The libraries in St. Croix County have an interactive and wonderful fall bingo game for anyone who wants to participate. Starting Oct. 2, stop by your local library and pick up a bingo sheet and start playing. We will be using regular bingo rules — five spaces across, down or diagonal.
New Richmond celebrated homecoming week with several events, culminating in the Friday night football game and homecoming dance.
At our last public engagement session we got a lot of great ideas and feedback about the new library. We heard about how important gathering spaces are, how to define the outdoor space, and what would make the library a destination for you. Now we invite you to our second public input session where you will be able to see how MSR and the Library Planning Committee have used these ideas to help develop a concept around our guiding principles.
September has been a very busy month for us here at the Hammond Community Library. Highlights of the month include story-times with special guest appearances, Little's book club, coloring night, Cozy Book Club meeting, author visits, etc. Starting Oct. 1, make sure to visit a library to pick up your Library Hop Bingo Card. See if you can get a library bingo or even a blackout. You can travel from library to library to help you get your BINGO/Blackout in St. Croix County. Have fun this fall as you hop from library to library!
Hillside, Paperjack, and Starr Elementary Schools, in partnership with Healthier Together — Pierce and St. Croix County Physical Activity Task Force will join schools from around the world to celebrate International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 4, with a rain date of Oct. 6. Approximately 500 students from our three elementary schools will be walking to school on Oct. 4, along with parents, teachers and community leaders.
The 2017 New Richmond Homecoming Court candidates include Avery Patraw, Greta Bakke, Elise Kolbeck, Alli Preece, Mengcha Moua, Mason Marek, Mikah Kier and Blake Kretovics. The king and queen of the 2017 court will be announced at the end of the Varsity Show, which is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 28 at 8 p.m.
The St. Croix Central School District is committed to providing opportunities which foster the gifts and talents of its students and provide experiences to develop and expand those gifts. Enrichment opportunities are offered to students in grades kindergarten through 12 who have been identified as having high performance capability or exceptional ability or abilities in intellectual and academic areas.
Fall is a great time to get reacquainted with reading. The temperatures are dropping and schedules are in back in session. We have three monthly book clubs that are great ways to get that reading in. Tween Book Club is for grades 4-7, Teen Book Club is for grades 8-12 and A Novel Idea Book Club for adults.
The 2017 Apple Splash Festival in Somerset got off to a strong start on Saturday, Sept. 16, in the chalk art area, with guest artists and school age art contest participants working hard throughout the day to complete their pieces. The festival went through Sunday, Sept. 17. Somerset High School students also got to try their hands at chalk art on Thursday, Sept. 14, after guest artist Shawn McCann performed a demonstration at the high school.