New Richmond High School work study students are helping elementary school

Students in New Richmond High School’s work study program are gaining valuable employment skills through a partnership between the high school and New Richmond Elementary School.

New Richmond High School work study student Thomas Stansbury, right, describes how the program is working with New Richmond Elementary School. He was aided in his presentation by NRE principal Gary Combs and NRE student Emily Carey, daughter of NHHS intervention specialist Amy Carey.
“I have a group of ten students who volunteer at NRE four times a week,” said Amy Carey, intervention specialist at New Richmond High School.”The students work in the NRE library, volunteer in Rosemary Wiebell’s kindergarten class and help on PTO projects.”

The project was featured at the November meeting of the New Richmond Board of Education, held at New Richmond Elementary.

“Because of Ms. Spinnati (NRHS principal Diana Spinnati) and Mr. Combs (NRE principal Gary Combs), my students have a wonderful opportunity to build employability skills,” said Mrs. Carey.

“The work study program provides the students with an opportunity to learn and gain a hands on approach to the education profession,” said Combs. “Our teachers at New Richmond Elementary extend a helping a hand to our high school students interesting in becoming educators.”