New Richmond News
Were you among the brave souls who visited Star Prairie's haunted house Friday, Oct. 27? Or maybe you and your little ones went trick-or-treating downtown New Richmond or Somerset. At any rate, the cold weather did not deter Halloween spooks, goblins, fairies and parents from Halloween festivities in 2017.
Julia Salmon consistently demonstrates the qualities needed to be a highly successful student. Julia is a role model and leader among her peers. She comes to school every day with a positive attitude, which she shares with everyone. Julia is always ready to take on the day with a smile on her face. She is someone who can always be trusted to do the right thing. Julia cares for our school and everyone in this building. She is an excellent student, and an asset to Somerset Middle School.
Wednesday, 10/25 Trunk or Treat event Faith Community Church of New Richmond will hold its annual Trunk or Treat event on Wednesday, Oct. 25, from 6-8 p.m. The church will also host a pillow drive for Grace Place. Participants and attendees are being encouraged to bring a new pillow to the event. The event will also feature games for kids and a spaghetti dinner. Thursday, 10/26 Halloween Extravaganza
Cumberland High School Band Director Dan Hopkins, a 1986 New Richmond High School graduate, was recently inducted into the Wisconsin School Music Association Marching Band Hall of Fame at the WSMA State Marching Championships. Hopkins, who is married to St. Croix Central Middle School Band Director Kimberly Hopkins, is just the third inductee into the Marching Band Hall of Fame. Under his direction, the Cumberland High School marching band has appeared at the WSMA State Marching Band Championships for 20 consecutive years.
The Somerset Chamber will host its third annual Trick-or-Treat event at local businesses in Somerset. The event will take place from 1-4 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
I have been asked numerous times this fall about how things are going at the SCC Middle School and, "Do I miss the elementary?" Both questions are very easy for me to answer. Of course I miss all those hugs and cupcakes! The second answer is equally as easy to answer. Things are going great, and every day I get to wake up and work with kids is a great day regardless of their age.
Dear Students: I believe in you. You are important. I'm here to help you grow. You are listened to. I will hold you to high expectations. I won't let you fail. You will have a fresh start every day. You will succeed.
The St. Croix Central High School recently announced its fall academic letter winners. Criteria for the academic letter includes: • Participating students must be in Grades 9-12. • A student must have a 3.33/ 4.0 GPA (B+) or better for each semester of an academic year. • Students must take six classes per semester with the exception of students enrolled in youth options. • Students who wish to study abroad will not be eligible for an academic letter while abroad. • Home schooled students are not eligible. Seniors
St. Croix Central Elementary students were recognized for showing optimism at the Oct. 6 CARES program assembly. Kindergartners recognized for showing optimism during the month of September were Ava Johnson, Ruthanne Studt, Hannah Christensen, Drew Berger, August Boury and Kayna Bihner. First-graders recognized as part of the school's CARES program for showing optimism during the month of September were Gabe Thompson, Eli Boeseneilers, Brooks Hafele, Landen Thobani and Jackson Mattison.
Bryant Midwest has honored more than 60 people over the last two years throughout the Midwest who are "Ordinary people doing extraordinary things...For their community!" Countryside Plumbing & Heating has provided the installation of two of these units to people right here in New Richmond. A Bryant Community Hero could be a neighbor, a colleague, a friend or someone that you see who is making a positive impact. A hero demonstrates how a person with passion and determination can use their life to make a difference.