New Richmond News
Somerset Elementary students were honored as the Students of the Month for December during a recent Spartan Way Assembly held at the school. Honored this month were: Lily Gleason, Sophie Buerger, Raini Johnson, Bella Venable, Megan Kinde, Zoey Peterson, Elin Knutson, Jacob Brouwer, Azariah Conover, Julia Warren, Nolan Murray, Meadow Johnson, Avery Kalhagen, Presley Jensen, Laicey Hanson, Ryder Brewer, Jax L'Allier, Cooper Dawson, Jaylee Coy, Marshall Haukom, Derek Hohler, Grace Kumlin and Blake Thiel.
I'm sure you've heard the saying, "Never judge a book by the movie." The movie Wonder was released in theaters on Nov. 17, and we haven't been able to keep the book written by R.J. Palacio on our shelves lately. In fact, there are still over 90 holds on the 52 copies in the library system. We even placed a copy on our Lucky Day shelf and have been excited to see it circulating regularly. So, in case you are looking for a few new books to kick off the new year, the library staff would like to suggest these titles which will be released on film in the first half of 2018.
St. Croix Central Elementary students were recognized for showing cooperation and acceptance in November and December at the Jan. 5 CARES program assembly. Kindergartners recognized for showing cooperation during the month of November and December included: Carter Kormanik, Guy Adamski, Stella Eggen, Emmalyn Werner, Trey Check and Lievie Dando First-graders recognized were Lane Gillis, Daniel DeGraw, Alex Holger, Bella Jackman and Aaliyah Martin. Second-graders selected were Ellis Peterson, Jesstina Smith, Ava Bjornstad, Brooks Wilson and Austin Voeltz.
Column by Glenn H. Webb, St. Croix Central Director of Teaching and Learning I hope your New Year is off to a great start. With every New Year comes many new challenges and opportunities. It is a time to reflect on the previous year and look with anticipation to the future. As we reflect back on 2017, there are a lot of things SCC is proud of and some we can't wait to see develop in 2018. I speak for our entire administrative team when I say one of those "things" is Standards Based Assessing and Reporting (SBA&R).
Calling all singers! It's not too late to join the fifth annual New Richmond Community Chorus. The chorus, under the direction of former music teacher Bill Leahy, meets Saturday mornings from 9—11 a.m. starting Jan. 20. On Sunday, March 4, the chorus will perform a concert at 4 p.m. in the high school auditorium.
The New Richmond Citizen of the Year, along with a half dozen business and chamber awards, will be announced at the 2018 New Richmond Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner and Awards Gala that will be held at R and D Catering on Wednesday, Jan. 31. The theme this year is the Roaring 20s. The event, which annually draws more than 350 people, is the chamber's largest fundraising event of the year. In addition to a wine and spirits raffle, a silent auction, the popular cake auction will once again be part of the evening's festivities. Valet parking will also be available for attendees.
The NRMS Science Olympiad team competed in the Gopher Invitational at the University of Minnesota on Saturday, Jan. 6. Medalists included Dave Domingo and Grant McLean, who took second place in the Mystery Architecture event; Jacob Lammers and Abby Jorgensen, who took third place in the Mystery Architecture event; Amanda Backes, who took third place in the Solar System event; and Brynn Gilbertson, who took third place in the Thermodynamics event.
Lily Mathews continually demonstrates the qualities needed to be a successful student. Lily is a highly-trusted leader and role model among her peers. She sets an excellent example for her classmates to follow. Her contributions to class discussions are thoughtful, insightful, and frequent. Lily always tries her very best, no matter what she's doing. She cares for our school and everyone around her. She is a phenomenal student, and an asset to Somerset Middle School.
The New Richmond School District will host a NR4K informational meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 in the high school's large forum room. The district will also host an open house at the various NR4K sites 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 3.
The 13th annual St. Croix Art & Culinary Show, sponsored by the Rotary Club of New Richmond, is scheduled for 5-8 p.m. Sunday, April 29 at Ready Randy's Banquet Center. The event is searching for local artists and culinary professionals who would like to showcase their talents in support of the event, which is a fundraiser for Rotary projects. The projects include the club's annual STRIVE scholarship program and other local education-based projects, as well as local, district, national and international projects and programs.