Thursday, March 10, 2016

Alumni game to honor first softball champions

New Richmond High School Fast Pitch Softball celebrates the 25th anniversary of its first Championship team. The 1991 team defeated Western Brown 3-2 to win the school's first softball sectional. Come to the ALUMNI GAME on April 16 at 2:30 pm to celebrate this great accomplishment. This year's alumni shirts are available at

Each purchase will make a $5 donation to the softball team. Deadline for ordering the alumni shirt is April 2nd.

There will be a social immediately following the game at the Green Kayak.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

NRMS Science Olympiad going back to state

New Richmond Middle School’s Science Olympiad team is making what is becoming an annual trip to The Ohio State University for the state Science Olympiad finals after a strong second place finish in the Cincinnati Regional Science Olympiad competition March 5 at Xavier University.

 The NRMS team finished with 77 points, 11 behind Mason Middle School “A” team (66 points) and 35 points ahead of third place Mason Middle “B” team. New Richmond Middle School’s “B” squad finished 6th in the 13-team competition with 133 points.

New Richmond Middle School was the defending Cincinnati Regional champion. The team’s second place finish secured a berth at the State Science Olympiad to held April 9 at The Ohio State University.

Click on the Play button below to watch a video slideshow from the Science Olympiad Regional.

 “It takes a tremendous amount of organization behind the scenes to help students grow and do their best work in Science Olympiad,” noted NREVSD Supt. Adam Bird.  “I am very thankful for the leadership of our coach Pam Hughes and the army of parent volunteers that contribute.”

Science Olympiad students compete to win individual and school awards. First to sixth place medals are awarded to students in each event and first to sixth place trophies will be awarded to the top teams in each division. Teams can reach the National Science Olympiad Tournament by placing in the top two at state tournament.

Science Olympiad is a national non-profit organization devoted to creating a passion for science, improving the quality of science education, and providing recognition for outstanding achievement in science. The interscholastic tournaments are held at the regional, state and national levels.

 Science Olympiad competition consists of a series of 23 team events reflecting the ever-changing nature of genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. By combining events from all disciplines, Science Olympiad encourages a wide cross-section of students to get involved. Emphasis is placed on active, hands-on group participation.

 “New Richmond took two middle school teams with a total of 23 students.,” said Mrs. Hughes.  “Every student on the NR teams brought home at least one medal. This is the first year that we've had sixth graders on our team (Jacob Weiskittel, Annie George, Grace Reid, and Ruby Horgan).

 Kayla Sullivan is the NRMS Science Olympiad assistant coach. Parent volunteers include Amy Weiskittel, Amy Daniel, Andrea Schultz, Tracy Maguire, Monica Davis, Dr. Adrienne Hammill, Christie Heinzman who help with coaching particular events.

New Richmond Middle School medal winners:

 In Air trajectory:  1st place Joe George and Lauren Weiskittel
In Anatomy: 2nd place Becky Hammill and Jetta Mccart
In BioProcess Lab : 6th place Madison Torres
In Bottle Rockets: 1st place Ronja Frigard and Hannah Schultz,  5th place Ethan Daniel and Cece Gilpin
In Bridge Building: 3rd place Ronja Frigard, 4th place Ethan Daniel
In Crave the wave: 4th place Hannah Schultz and Joe George, 6th place Caleb Adams and Matthew Heinzman
In Crime Busters: 2nd place madison Torres and Tatem Lindner
In Disease Detective: 1st place Becca Davis and Riley Hawkins, 6th place Tatem Lindner
In Dynamic Planet: 2nd place Becky Hammill
In Experimental Design: 1st place Jetta McCart, Dani Williams, and Tatem Lindner, 6th place Ellie Mansfield and Ashlee dale
In Food Science: 1st place Madison Torres and Lauren Weiskittel, 6th place Sammy Pratt and Matthew Heinzman
In Fossils: 4th place Matthew Heinzman and Ashlee Moore, 5th place, Madison Torres and Ronja Frigard
In Green Generation: 3rd place Becca davis and Ellie Mansfield
In Invasive Species: 4th place Sammy Pratt, 5th place Lauren Weiskittel and dani Williams
In Meteorology: 3rd place Becky hammill and Lauren Weiskittel, 6th place Matthew Heinzman and Ethan Daniel
In Picture This: 1st place Hannah Schultz and Becky Hammill, 2nd place Ellie Mansfield
In Reach For the Stars:  5th place Joe George and Dani Williams
In Scrambler: 1st place Becca Davis and Sammy Pratt, 3rd place Ronja frigard and Lauren Weiskittel
In Wind Power: 2nd place Hannah Schultz, in 3rd place  Ethan Daniel
In Write It, Do It: 5th place Joe George and Lauren Weiskittel

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

NRE student wins T-shirt design contest

Karley Wrigglesworth, a fourth grade student at New Richmond Elementary, has won the annual Clermont County Spring Litter Clean-Up T-shirt Design Contest. Karley and her teacher, Meredith Zimmerman, were given certificates of appreciation by commissioner David Uible on March 7 for contributing to local education efforts to promote litter prevention and recycling.

The Southern Ohio Association of Realtors (SOAR) and Clermont County Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) sponsored the contest and awarded Karley a $100 prize, plus an additional $100 prize for the New Richmond Elementary School art department.  The litter clean-up is scheduled for Saturday, April 23.

John McManus, Administrator of Clermont Soil and Water District, displays the winning design as Karley Wrigglesworth, her teacher  Meredith Zimmerman and Carrie McIntosh-Owens of SOAR look on. 
Karley’s design was chosen from 82 entries submitted by K-12 students from Clermont County and the East Fork Little Miami River watershed. Karley learned about the contest from her teacher and was the only entrant to do her design on an actual T-shirt.

“My mom had a bunch of markers,” said Karley. “We got a few T-shirts out and started working on them.”

The annual Spring Litter Clean-Up, coordinated by the East Fork Watershed Collaborative and Valley View Foundation, is an all-volunteer effort to enhance local communities by cleaning up parks, streams and lakes, and other community areas.

“We appreciate the willingness of volunteers to protect our natural resources, including East Fork Lake,” said Mark Calitri, Executive Director for the CVB.  “Clermont County hosts many important events at the lake and surrounding communities; we’re proud to support the volunteers and this event,” he added.

“It helps people learn to take care of the planet,” said Karley about the Spring Litter Clean-Up. “Plus it is a fun event for people to go out and pick up things.”  She said she planned to be out on April 23 doing her part to clean up Clermont County.

Online registration for the April 23 event is open:  For more information, contact Clermont Soil & Water Conservation District at 513-732-7075.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Services Jan. 28 for former NRHS teacher

John Michael (Jack) Ward, 85 of Cold Spring, KY, New Richmond High School’s first vocal music director, passed away on January 23, 2016.

In 1957 he was leading the Glee Club at Xavier University when he was hired away to start a Music Program at New Richmond High School. He taught music at New Richmond for 17 years and developed the school's Les Chanteurs choral group into one of the best in Ohio.

Mr. Ward was a 1952 graduate of West Virginia University where he received two bachelor's degrees, pre-med and Music Education. He received his Master in Music Education from WVU in 1957. He was a Captain in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. His music career began at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Weston, West Virginia where he began playing the organ for the Choir at just 10 years old.

In 1974 he became the Supervisor for the Creative & Performing Arts Program with the Norwood City School District in Ohio. In 1972 he started the adult Choir of 75 singers and orchestra members and the boys Scola at St. Thomas Catholic Church in Ft. Thomas, KY. He took the Choir &  Orchestra to the Vatican to sing for Pope John Paul, II and then to Vienna & Salzburg Austria.
When he retired from teaching he didn't – he taught music students at Northern Kentucky University as an Adjunct Professor and he taught Gregorian Chant & Latin Music to students at Bishop Brossart High School Alexandria, Ky. He is a past president of the Cincinnati MacDowell Society. Give him a piano, a chalk board and a piece of blank sheet music and he was happy.

Jack Ward is survived by his wife of 57 years B. Leann (Nicholson) Ward of Cold Spring, KY; daughters Jeanne (Dave) Riggs of Edgewood, KY; Catherine (Dave) Schwer of Villa Hills, KY; Ann (Patrick) Greely of Alexandria, KY; Tricia (Scott) Corder of Fairfield Township, OH; sons Michael (Carol) Ward of Alexandria, KY and Greg (Mary Beth) Ward of Edgewood, KY; 18 Grandchildren, and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Visitation will be on Wednesday, January 27th 2016 from 4:00-8:00 pm at Muehlenkamp-Erschell Funeral Home, 427 S. Ft. Thomas Ave., Ft. Thomas, Kentucky. Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 28th at 11:00 am at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Burial will take place in St. Stephens Cemetery, Fort Thomas, Kentucky. Memorials to St. Thomas Church, 26 E. Villa Pl. Ft. Thomas, KY 41075 or to St. Patrick Catholic Church, 210 Center Ave, Weston, WV 26452. Online condolences can be given at

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Friday, January 15, 2016

NREVSD developing student leaders

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District takes its mission statement seriously and a recent Leadership Conference at New Richmond Middle School was designed help achieve the part of the statement that promises to graduate students able to demonstrate confidence, leadership and responsibility.

NREVSD Supt. Adam Bird tasked NRMS principal Court Lilly and counselor Angela Gray with developing a leadership program for middle school students and student leaders from the district’s fifth and sixth grades.

"We started this experience for 2 reasons,” noted Bird. “First, developing students who will be leaders one day is a part of our mission statement.  Second, it gives us an opportunity to expose 5th and 6th graders to New Richmond Middle School and ease that transition.”
New Richmond Middle School counselor Angela Gray and school principal
Court Lilly (seated), who have been tasked with developing a leadership
program for NREVSD middle school and fifth and sixth grade students,
 discuss the leadership program with Locust Corner Elementary principal Joe Roach.
They selected nationally acclaimed youth leadership development speaker Ted Wiese to kick start the program. Wiese, who is headquartered in Carmel, Ind., presented his Challenge Leadership Program to 40 students from New Richmond Middle School and 32 students from the district’s three elementary schools.

“I cannot brag enough on the program Ted Weise provided at NRMS,” said Gray. “From the moment the students walked into the building they were excited and engaged! Through hands-on activities and fun-loving dialog, Ted brought out the leader in each individual student. It was great to see such a mixture of individuals come together and work side by side on the challenges that Ted put forth. I’m very much looking forward to the students applying what they learned from this experience to their lives.”

Click on the Play button below to watch video highlights of Wiese's program.

Students were divided into 9-member teams who competed in a variety of contests designed to promote skills needed to become a productive member of a team and to emerge as a leader and to work as a productive member of a team.

“Our program is designed for a different leader will emerge from each of our contests,” said Wiese. “Our goal is to get everyone thinking about team building and working together for a common goal and then have everyone develop into a leadership role.”

The Leadership Conference wasn’t just for the positive classroom role models.

“I told our Middle School teachers to give me a list of student leaders in their classrooms, whether it was for  negative or  positive reasons,” said Lilly. “If it was for negative leadership, I wanted them in this program to show them what they could accomplish by becoming a positive leader.”
Go to for more information on Ted Wiese.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Four athletes to join for Hall of Fame

New Richmond High School’s first Division I college players in football and basketball will join two of the school’s all-time greats in softball and swimming in the 2016 class of the New Richmond Lions Sports Hall of Fame.

Thomas Wildey, 1959 graduate who played football at Ohio State; Jeffrey Kuhn, 1962 graduate who played basketball at the University of Cincinnati; Michelle Sweet, 2009 graduate who was a three-sport star in soccer, basketball and softball; and Alex Lewis, 2010 graduate who owns 11 school and league swimming records, will go into the Lions Hall of Fame at the annual induction banquet at 6 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the high school cafeteria.

The Hall of Fame banquet will follow the 4 p.m. Hall of Fame basketball game between the boys varsity against Mariemont. Tickets for the banquets are $15 and available at the high school.

Thomas Wildey, Class of 1959
Whether it was standing his ground against Ohio State coach Woody Hayes or helping bring needed social services to New Richmond, Tom Wildey never backed down from a challenge. When football coaches Dave Bechtel and Robert Tucker were tasked with putting New Richmond High School’s first football team on the field in 1955, one of their first stops was to a hay field in Monroe Township where they saw Tom Wildey and older brother Carl sling heavy hay bales onto a wagon. “These two will do,” they said as they left to scout other future Lions football players. Tom Wildey more than lived up to the young coaches’ expectations and went on to become a four-year, two-way starter at tackle for the Lions, earning all-league honors as a junior and senior before going off to college and making the Ohio State freshman team as a walk on. Hayes tested the mettle of walk on players by using them for tackling practice. Wildey was still standing after 150 hits and make the OSU squad. Wildey got a job in the summer with Cincinnati Gas & Electric, where he worked for 32 years, and never returned to college. Wildey wasn’t just noted for his brawn and was a three-year varsity basketball player for the Lions and ran relays for the track team in addition to throwing the shot and discus. Wildey served for 12 years on the board of the Clermont County Developmental Disabilities and 12 years on the county Planning Commission. He worked for nine years with Clermont County Family and Children First and has been Monroe Township director of services for the past 14 years.

Jeffrey Kuhn, Class of 1962
Jeff Kuhn earned all-star recognition on the basketball court, baseball field and in the classroom for New Richmond during his time in the Eastern Hills League and became New Richmond’s first Division I college basketball player. Jeff was named honorable mention All-league his junior year and after averaging 15 points (including five consecutive games of 20 or more points) and 15 rebounds a game his senior year earning 1st team all-league honors, Jeff walked on and made the University of Cincinnati freshman team in 1962-63, out of more than 50 players who tried out to join the seven scholarship recruits. UC’s freshman team went undefeated that season, and was widely recognized as the best in the country. Jeff also was a four-year varsity starter in baseball as a pitcher, catcher and infielder for New Richmond. Jeff also excelled in the classroom and was a member of the National Honor Society and served as class vice-president his junior and senior years. Jeff majored in applied mathematics at the University of Cincinnati, and was awarded a Fellowship and two teaching assistantships to pursue graduate studies in applied math while making the academic dean’s list twice. He joined Western and Southern Life Insurance Company in 1967 as an actuarial student following a year of graduate school and remained with the company in full-time or part-time positions through 2014.

Michelle Sweet, Class: 2009
Michelle Sweet was a scholar athlete all four years in three sports at New Richmond. She was named Clermont County Sports Woman of the Year in 2009 as well as VFW Athlete of the Year. She ranks at the top of New Richmond’s record book in softball with a pitching record of 45-11 with more than 369 strikeouts (no records are available for her freshman year). Michelle was a 4-year varsity letter winner in softball as well as a 4-year 1st team SBAAC All-Star, All-City Honorable Mention from 2007-2009 and a 3-year captain. Her record included a perfect game against Indian Hill in the 2008 sectional tournament. Michelle led the Lady Lions to three Southern Buckeye league titles (2006-08) and a Division II sectional title in 2009 when she pitched a shutout against McNicholas in the title game. Michelle won 16 games her senior year including pitching eight shutouts, a 0.66 ERA and ended No. 1 state ranked Western Brown’s 26-game regular season winning streak with an 11-1 win. She was named New Richmond’s defensive MVP in 2008 and all around MVP in 2009. Michelle was a four-year varsity player in soccer and was team captain her senior season which was cut short by injury. She was also captain of the Lady Lions basketball team her senior year. A National Honor Society member, Michelle graduated 5th in her class in 2009 with a GPA of 4.321. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Ohio Northern University in 2015 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Michelle was also a member of the Rho Chi (Academic Honor Society in Pharmacy) as well as a member of Northern Without Borders completing a mission trip to the Dominican Republic. She played four years of softball at Ohio Northern and was named to the Ohio Athletic Conference (OAC) all-tournament team 2011 and OAC Honorable Mention in 2013. She was team captain in 2013 and was named NFCA Scholar Athlete 2011-2013. Her team also made an appearance in the D3 College World Series in 2012 being one of only 8 teams. Her team also made appearances in the Regionals 2010- 2012 and won the OAC the same years. 

Alex Lewis, Class of 2010
A typical holiday visit home for Alex Lewis would be a trip to the pool at the ‘Y where he would swim twenty 500-yard workouts. That dedication and hard work resulted in Alex setting 11 school and league records at New Richmond and receiving a four-year athletic scholarship where he would become a four-year star for DI Cleveland State University where he qualified for the United States Nationals three times. Alex was a 13-time Horizon League champion counting relay events during his four years at Cleveland State and was named the conference’s swimmer of the year and swimmer of the meet in 2014. He was the college’s first swimmer to go under 20 seconds in the 50 Freestyle (19.56). Alex was a 3 time District Qualifier & a District Champion in 2009-10 in the 100 Butterfly. Alex was a two-time Division II state qualifier for New Richmond in both the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle events, finishing 4th in the state in the 100 freestyle and 5th in the 100 butterfly his senior year.  Alex owns individual school and pool records in the 50 freestyle (22.21), 100 freestyle (s-47.09, p-48.37) and 100 butterfly (s-51.07, p-53.93), 200 freestyle (1:49.57) and was on record setting teams in the 200 freestyle (1:37.02), 400 freestyle (3:44.48) and 400 medley relays. He also holds league records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle relay. Alex was named team MVP 3-years in a row.  Alex was also instrumental in establishing the NR Alumni Swim Meet held each year. After college, Alex was named head site coach at Xavier University for the Mercy Health Seawolves and produced six Junior Olympic qualifiers in two years. Alex currently is an assistant swim coach at Xavier University.

Monday, December 21, 2015

A record year for giving by NR schools

From donating 30,000 food items to the Village Food Pantry, to raising more than $10,000 to help the needy,  to putting boots on the ground to aide community programs,  New Richmond Exempted Village School District staff, students and community proved once again that care and concern for students and their families is not limited to the classroom.

Virtual Academy director Gary
Combs and his students joined
Transitions Program students to
help Matthew 25 Ministries.
“It is truly an honor and a privilege to be a part of a school district where care and concern for students and their families is not limited to the confines of the classroom and where an attitude of giving and giving back is cultivated at every grade level and extends exponentially into our community,” said New Richmond High School teacher Sue Griffin, whose Lions Reach Out charity raised $8000.

Lions Reach Out fundraising efforts included the Turkey Tuesday basketball game between high school students and staff, a craft fair and a Bengals ticket raffle that raised $700. An anonymous donor donated two Bengals club seats valued at $410 for the raffle. River Hills and Park National banks, Front Street CafĂ©, the Green Kayak and the Landing sold tickets.

“That $8000 also includes contributions from staff members and community residents and Chuck and James (entertainers Chuck Grady and James Evanshine) donating their Human Jukebox fees,” said Griffin. “The money put into gifts for kids sponsored by parents and staff members probably added another $2000-3000 to that total.  This year, we took care of about 80 children, ranging in age from an infant to seniors in high school.”

New Richmond Elementary provided gifts for more than 70 students.

“In addition to supporting  the Lions Reach Out Program, the NRE staff partnered with Park National Bank in New Richmond to provide gifts for more than 70 of our students through our first annual Giving Tree program,” said NRE principal Jamie Kunz.

New Richmond Virtual Academy students volunteer at Matthew 25 Ministries.
NRHS Virtual Academy students joined NREVSD Transitions Program students on their monthly trip to Mathew 25 Ministries to package items for the needy.

“It’s good for all students to provide a service to their community,” said Virtual Academy director Gary Combs, who worked with Transitions teacher Lisa Martin to coordinate the effort. “Mathew 25 Ministries was complimentary of the students from New Richmond and invited them to volunteer anytime they like.”

The district food drive set records again for the district, high school, middle school and elementary schools with the high school collecting 15,277 items, the middle school 8800 items and the three elementary schools combining for 6006 items for a district total of 30,083 items for the New Richmond Village Food Pantry.

NREVSD staff, students and their families donated
30,083 food items to the New Richmond Food Pantry.
Last year’s district food drive collected 26,891 items with the high school leading with 14,920.

“It’s an all-time high once again,” said NRHS principal Mark Bailey. “We’ve broken the record for three years in a row.”

New Richmond Middle School staff and students load up some of the 8800
food items collected for the New Richmond Food Pantry.
“There is a wonderful synergy that happens when the things that all of us do together are much greater than what any of us could do individually,” said Griffin.

Friday, December 18, 2015

Monroe gives ‘Good Nights’ to 200 needy children

Thanks to Monroe Elementary students more than 200 needy children will have warm pajamas and new books to read this winter.

Monroe’s 2nd and 3rd grade classes have a long tradition of foregoing their traditional Christmas parties to collect items for the needy and community service organizations.

Monroe teacher Staci Heiden stands by five baskets of new pajamas
Monroe students and staff raise for the Pajama Program.
“Staci Heiden (Monroe 3rd grade teacher) approached me about the 2nd and 3rd grade classes joining the Pajama Program this year,” said Monroe principal Craig Horn. “It was such a great idea we decided to make it school wide effort.”

Mrs. Heiden set a goal of collecting 200 new pajamas for the Pajama Program, which provides new pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide, many of whom are waiting to be adopted.

“Scholastic publishers donate one new book for every pair of pajamas donated to the program and Monroe was able to give 201 needy children warm pajamas and a new book to read,” said Heiden.

Horn rewarded the school an all-day pajama party Dec. 17 for reaching the school’s goal.

Monroe staff and students were rewarded with an all-day pajama party
 after reaching the school's goal of 200 pajamas for the Pajama Program
The mission of the Pajama Program is to give “every child has a right to a good night” by providing warm pajamas and new books to children in need nationwide with a goal of collecting 1 million pajamas a 1 million books. With more than a week to go the organization has collected 971,273 PJs and 917,046 thanks to the effort of schools like Monroe.

For more information about the program go to

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Transitions Program featured in magazine

New Richmond Exempted Village School District’s Transitions Program, which provides students with disabilities in ages 18-22 a functional curriculum including life skills and employment skills, will be featured in the January edition of Ohio’s Salt Magazine.

Salt Magazine's Beverly Draalik (left) interviews
Transitions teacher Lisa Martin.
The cornerstone of the New Richmond Transitions Program is The Brewhaus Bakery Company located on the first floor of the Market Street School where Salt Magazine journalist Beverly Drapalik visited in December and viewed the process of baking and marketing Brewhaus Dog Bones made from spent whole grains sourced from local Cincinnati microbreweries.

Salt Magazine is published six times a year by the Wilmington News-Journal. The magazine is available online at

Teacher Lisa Martin and job coaches Bobbie Perry, Gaylynne Robinson, Michelle Flood and Shelley Glenn are providing job and living skills for eight students through the age of 23 while saving the district $100,000 a year.

Transitions Program associates market their Brewhaus Dog Bones at November's Cincinnati Holiday Market at the  Duke Energy Center.
Transitions Program associates enjoy a social outing at a Cincinnati Reds game.

“Beverly Drapalik interviewed our coaches and associates and followed the entire process of producing dog bones from picking up the grains at two local microbreweries, mixing the grains with peanut butter, eggs and rice flour, molding, baking and packaging the bones for delivery to local vendors,” said Martin.

In Ohio, students with disabilities can forgo accepting their high school diplomas and receive training in life and employment skills by their school district until they reach the age of 23. Formerly contracted out to another district, the Transitions program was moved back to the district in 2014 at a savings of more than $100,000 per year due to the number of students involved.

Lisa Graham, a local parent and entrepreneur, worked with the NREVSD to establish the Brewhaus Dog Bones Company which is managed by the Associates and provides a real business experience for the Associates.

Students participate in all aspects of the program from planning/forecasting demand, making, baking, labeling and weighing bags, processing orders, attending community sales opportunities, calculating costs, counting money (both cash and credit) from sales and then making bank deposits.

“The associates are involved in selling the Brewhaus Dog Bones at a variety of events in the Cincinnati area,” said Martin. “Beverly asked an associate what he liked most about the business, he replied, ‘All of it.’ Brewhaus provides many future employment skills and self-confidence in a variety of setting for the associates.”

One recent event the Transitions class participated in was a booth at the Cincinnati Holiday Market at the Duke Energy Center in November.  Associates produced thousands of small dog bone treats to sell at this event.

 “The goal is to eventually have our own freestanding ‘Brew Bakery’ for supported employment and to continue as a vocational training site,” said John Frye, New Richmond’s director of pupil and staff services. “It’s 100% non-profit and all proceeds go back into growing our program for others to participate. Best of all, your dog will love you for giving a Brewhaus Dog Treat.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

District scores above state cut in all subjects

The New Richmond Exempted Village School District scored above the state established cut scores in all 2015 Ohio State Assessments for grades 3-8 in Reading, Math, English Language Arts and Social Studies and over the state cut in 2015 end of course exams in preliminary results released Nov. 20 by the Ohio Department of Education.

District totals for grades 3-8 include averages of 75 percent or better in 12 of 16 state indicators and above 80 percent in five indicators.

"I am thankful to work with so many hard-working and dedicated people committed to serving our community," Supt. Adam Bird said in releasing the results. "I am also thankful for all that our teachers, administrators, and students did to prepare for the common core assessments last spring. New Richmond is a special place and I am happy to have entrusted my children in your hands these many years."

Here's how New Richmond compared to other Clermont County districts: