New Richmond News
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.
The annual St. Mary School Mardi Gras fundraiser is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 23, at Ready Randy's Banquet Facility, with festivities kicking off at 5 p.m. and dinner served at 6:30 p.m. Grab your favorite football, St. Mary's Saints or New Richmond Tigers jersey and join the Mardi Gras Committee for a night of "Fan-tastic Fun." This annual event celebrates St. Mary School, which has been a part of the community since 1891 and is the only parochial school in New Richmond. The Mardi Gras serves as the school's largest fundraiser.
The New Richmond Science Olympiad team placed fourth in the Small School division — 16th overall out of 58 teams — at the UW-River Falls "Border Battle" Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 26. The tournament included schools of all sizes from Minnesota and Wisconsin. "Our team had a strong performance lead by our medalists. Overall, we have a strong team that enjoys competing with each other," said coach Terrence Neumann.
The city of New Richmond will host a public involvement meeting in the party room of the New Richmond 8 Theater (1261 Heritage Drive) from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19 to discuss the Knowles Avenue corridor study.
On Monday, Jan. 21, the New Richmond Board of Education approved the "Elementary Attendance Area Revision Recommendation." Discussions regarding the revisions have been taking place since September 2018. "This process has typically taken place in our district every four to five years. The district last addressed boundary changes back in February 2013," said District Administrator Patrick Olson. The reasons the school district gave for revising the attendance areas include: • The process allows the district to balance out enrollment at each elementary building
The New Richmond kindergarten parent information and registration meetings will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m. This year, all elementary schools will be offering online registration for kindergarten. This new process will replace the paper version of registering your child for kindergarten. Parents are required to attend the meeting where your child will be entering school in the fall of 2019. • Hillside Elementary - 636 E. Richmond Way • Paperjack Elementary - 1011 E. 11th St. • Starr Elementary - 967 S Starr Ave. Items to bring with you:
New Richmond High School students and staff battled the elements and each other during a series of challenges and activities throughout the week of Ice Fest, which took place during the week of Feb. 4-8.