New Richmond News
New Richmond FFA members were among more than 200 high school students who attended the Wisconsin Farm Bureau's FFA Farm Forum in Wisconsin Rapids Feb. 15-16. "This event is a great partnership between Wisconsin Farm Bureau and Wisconsin FFA," said Jim Holte, Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation President. "Young ag leaders who attend this event participate in professional development activities and are able to network with their peers and Farm Bureau staff."
February is "Heart Month" and in an effort to raise funds for the American Heart Association, students at St. Anne Catholic School were challenged, by grade level, to fill their class "Heart Bucket." The students raised $704.45, with the second and fourth grade homerooms going "over the top" with their contributions. The students enjoyed "Valentine Colors Dress Day" on Thursday, Feb. 14, as part of the challenge. Submitted photo
The Somerset School District will hold its junior kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year on Thursday, March 7. To attend junior kindergarten next fall your child must be 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1, 2019 and a resident of Somerset School District. If you have not received a letter from the school regarding registration you may not be on the district's list. Call Lisa Hohler at Somerset Elementary at 715-247-4848, extension 600 for information and an appointment.
New Richmond Middle School held its annual Battle of the Books Extreme Challenge on Wednesday, Feb. 13. Students were challenged to read 20 novels from a selected list and be able to identify the title of the book and author when questioned. Eleven students competed in this year's challenge. Additionally, an enthusiastic teacher team competed against individual students. Ella Weide finished in first place, also tying the teacher team with 16 out of 20 questions correct.
The New Richmond Middle School Forensics team finally finished up its season after many weather delays, but not surprisingly, the talented group finished strong. Students earned first and second place ribbons in all categories at all meets this season.
Dennis Rock Grade: 6 Parent(s): Lisa and Randy Favorite class: Gym. Favorite activities: Sports and video games. What I like about school: I get to see all of my friends. Kayla Mazzola Grade: 6 Parent(s): Kristal and David Mazzola Favorite class: Science and gym. Favorite activities: Drawing, sports and listening to music. What I like about school: I like to experience new things and hang out with friends. Sophia Lauk Grade: 6
The community is invited to attend a public presentation at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 at the New Richmond Civic Center to learn about the findings of the recently completed intensive survey of historic properties. The presentation will identify properties in New Richmond that have been determined to be strong candidates for listing on the State Register and National Register of Historic Places.
WITC has earned the 2019-2020 Military Friendly School designation by VIQTORY, the leader in successfully connecting the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities. "We sincerely appreciate the sacrifices veterans have made," said WITC president Dr. John Will. "It's our privilege to make sure we're doing our part to help them pursue their educational goals."
The New Richmond Middle School recently competed in the Regional Future City Competition held at Dakota County Technical College. Future City is a project-based learning program where students imagine, research, design and build cities of the future. Participants competed in numerous rounds of competition: Virtual City Simulation, Essay, City Model and Presentation and special categories. Out of 48 teams, NRMS's "Everything Is Not Okay" team placed 32nd, "DAGLB" placed 25th and "GRECK" placed 16th.
More than 60 elementary schools in Minnesota and western Wisconsin are participating in the 2019 HealthPartners PowerUp School Challenge. The program makes the healthy choice the easy choice for kids and families. HealthPartners developed it based on research that shows that eating fruits and vegetables and getting physical activity is the most effective way to promote health and prevent obesity in kids. However, the most recent Minnesota Student Survey shows that most fifth graders are not achieving this.