New Richmond News
WITC-New Richmond held its 2018 graduation ceremony in the New Richmond High School gymnasium on Friday, May 18. The ceremony honored the over 160 students who graduated following the spring semester. WITC's student ambassador Farrah Welch gave the ambassador address and distinguished alumna, Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset), was also recognized during the ceremony. S. Mark Tyler, President of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board, gave the commencement address. A reception honoring the graduates was hosted by the Alumni Association before the ceremony.
Children's book author and illustrator Peter Brown recently spoke to New Richmond, Baldwin, and St. Croix Central elementary students. Brown has written and illustrated a number of picture books. His most notable books include "The Curious Garden," "My Teacher is a Monster! (No, I am Not.)," "You Will Be My Friend!", and "Mr. Tiger Goes Wild." In 2013, Brown won a Caldecott Honor for his illustrations in "Creepy Carrots!," a book written by Aaron Reynolds.
New Richmond sixth grade Language Arts Extension class participants and Chapter2 Book Review Crew Club members recently met with "Giant Pumpkin Suite" author, Melanie Heuiser Hill. Participants were able to ask questions specifically about where she got her ideas as well as how she worked through the process to get her book published. Heuiser Hill lives in the Twin Cities and referenced local events in her writing which fostered a strong student connection. Submitted photo
Sen. Patty Schachtner (D - Somerset) received the WITC-New Richmond Distinguished Alumna honor at the college's commencement ceremony. The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes WITC alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professional field, community and the technical college system through leadership and advocacy.
The St. Croix County Recycling program will be hosting an electronics collection on Saturday, June 2, at the St. Croix County Services Center in New Richmond (1752 Dorset Lane, New Richmond) from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This event offers the community an opportunity to safely recycle unwanted or unusable electronic devices. This event is open to all St. Croix County residents.
Somerset Elementary School will offer a Super Reader Bookmobile this summer. The bookmobile is preparing to hit the road with library books to increase reading opportunities for students all summer long. At designated neighborhoods, current JK through fourth graders can browse through bins of books and will be able to check out one to three books (upon returning previously checked out books).
The New Richmond Heritage Center is ready for another summer of great music for the whole family. Beginning on July 11 and running for seven consecutive Wednesday evenings through Aug. 22, The Heritage Hillside Series will offer outdoor entertainment from 6:30-8 p.m. Pack up a picnic supper, bring your picnic blanket, a few lawn chairs and make yourself comfortable by the bandstand at the Heritage Center. Each evening offers a unique, and family-friendly performance, there will be pop and popcorn available, and the Sponsors always make it a special evening.
PUSH, Inc. and WITC are partnering to offer the new utility construction technician program. WITC is accepting students to the two-semester program for the fall 2018 semester at the Rice Lake campus. Classes will start in October to accommodate contractors' seasonal work schedule.
Starting May 15, the Somerset Pea Soup Days Committee began posting clues for its annual Pea Soup Days Medallion Hunt on its website (peasoupdays.com), Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as in the New Richmond News. Each clue will be released at 9 a.m. each Wednesday leading up to Pea Soup Days. All participants in the medallion hunt will need a Pea Soup Days button in order to take part in the hunt, which can be purchased for $2.
Chloe Juetten Fifth grade Parent(s) name: Jeri Lynne Berg, Rob Juetten Favorite class: Math Favorite activities: Softball, basketball, reading, gymnastics and dance Favorite book: George, As Brave As you What I want to be when I grow up: Travel the world to help people with food or a teacher or a photographer