Jordan Willi is a reporter for the New Richmond News. Previously, he worked as a sports reporter at the Worthington Daily Globe in Worthington, Minnesota. He also interned at the Hudson Star Observer for two summers and contributed to the Bison Illustrated sports magazine at North Dakota State University.
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The start of every school year brings changes, with new students and teachers coming into the school. But the 2018-2019 school year at Somerset High School will also bring a change to the master schedule. "The best way to explain it is that it is very non-traditional and for many schools it might not be the right fit. For here, and frankly it starts with my educational philosophy, I have a hard time with traditional," said principal Shannon Donnelly. "School cannot look like it did 100 years ago. And right now, for the most part, it still does."
The New Richmond School Board approved a motion for non-extension of the extra-curricular contract for 2018-2019 for Ryan Schradle, who has been the girls head basketball coach at the high school for the last several years. The motion, according to District Administrator Patrick Olson, carried 7-0.
With approval of the School Resource Officer Memorandum of Understanding with the city of New Richmond, pending legal review, at the New Richmond Board of Education's Monday, June 18 regular meeting, the timeline to have an SRO in the district by next school year has begun.
As New Richmond continues to grow, with new restaurants and businesses opening in every part of the city, Tiger Nutrition health club owners Trina Bleifus, Cory Rush and Josh Trotterchaud hope to educate the community on how to live a healthy and active lifestyle.
St. Croix Central Class of 2018 graduate Robyn Pfeifer has known for awhile that she wanted to be a teacher. However, it wasn't until her senior year that she decided what she wanted to teach.
Holly Hale of Holly's Little Red Wagon Childcare in Roberts was selected as 2018 Family Childcare Provider of the Year on May 11, at the Wisc Family Child Care Association Conference at Chula Vista in Wisconsin Dells. And even though the award meant a lot to her, it meant more to her that her family and friends were there to support her.
When Somerset Elementary principal Dr. Chris Kamrath told his staff he had accepted an offer to become the next principal at Westside Elementary in River Falls, there were many shocked faces and a few tears shed.
For many years, scoreboards were only asked to keep score and time for games at every level. However, as technology continues to advance, scoreboards are being asked to do more than keep time or tell you how many points a player has scored.
With graduation behind him, St. Croix Central Class of 2018 graduate Jacob Larson is ready to move on to the next part of his life, which will include basic combat training, with the hopes of eventually leading his own squad in the army.
While working on the district's strategic plan last spring, an idea for an innovative learning space came to Somerset Elementary second grade teacher Tracy Thurber. To add an outdoor classroom to enhance the district's educational facilities will soon become a reality.