New Richmond News
Laine Moore Grade: 6 Parent(s): Mr. Moore & Mrs. Moore Favorite class: Lit. Favorite activities: Softball What I like about school: The teachers Emery Melby Grade: 6 Parent(s): Sarah and Chris Melby Favorite class: Lit. Favorite activities: Softball and crafts. What I like about school: The time we eat lunch and lit. Wyatt Stellrecht Grade: 6 Parent(s): Karen and Steve Stellrecht Favorite class: Literature
Emma Settem is an exceptional student. She applies her varied talents to each and every task. Emma has a quiet, persistent nature that makes her a joy to teach. Avery Skow is kind and caring. She has a strong, hard-working approach to school. Avery also goes above and beyond to help her classmates and teachers. Avery is a pleasure to have in class and an asset to the fifth grade.
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) Northwest Region in Eau Claire will host a public involvement meeting to discuss the proposed project improvements for the rehabilitation of US 12 in St. Croix County. The meeting is scheduled from 5-7 p.m.Tuesday, June 19 at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1350 Florence St., Baldwin.
State Superintendent Tony Evers praised Paperjack Elementary School for being among 135 schools in the state that received Wisconsin Title I School of Recognition honors for the 2017-18 school year during a special ceremony on May 21 at the state capitol in Madison. Evers welcomed Paperjack Elementary School Principal Mike Ballard and retired Title 1 teacher Jan Strandemo to the recognition event. Evers recognized 24 High-Achieving schools and 40 High-Progress schools.
A record number of exemplary applications were submitted for St. Croix County 4-H Leaders Association scholarships. Scholarships are awarded through association funds and individual endowed funds by supporters who share a passion for 4-H and the leadership and life skills it teaches.
Eleven members of the New Richmond High School fishing team helped develop a love for outdoor activities by taking 20 fourth grade students from Hillside Elementary on a fishing outing. The fishing team members were joined by employees from Westconsin Credit Union, former NRSD teachers and the St.Croix county Conservation Officer.
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.