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Northland Pines Superintendent, Dr. Richie's May 2015 Videocast
Posted by Eliason Realty of the North, LLC on May 8, 2015 in Schools

Published on May 7, 2015

Dr. Richie discusses his recent trip to China and the cultural differences in education.


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School Christmas spirit for all!
Posted by Eliason Realty of the North, LLC on December 3, 2014 in Schools Community Highlights
School Christmas spirit for all!


The joy of Christmas is easily discovered through the eyes of a child. What better place to celebrate the Christmas season than at a children’s program at one of the area’s schools? Here are the schools and available information about upcoming programs and concerts. There are plenty of parents that would love to share their experience with a friend – just ask!

Arbor Vitae- Woodruff Elementary School: Grades 6-8 will have two Holiday Concerts on Tuesday, Dec. 16. The first is 1:00 – 2:30 PM and that evening from 6:30 – 8:00 PM. Grades K-5 will have theirs on Thursday, Dec. 18 also an afternoon Holiday Concert 1:00 – 2:30 PM and again that evening 6:30 – 8:00 PM.

Eagle River Elementary School: The Kindergarten Concert will be held Friday, Dec. 5 beginning at 2:30 PM at the Northern Pines High School Auditorium. Grades 2 and 4 will perform Friday, Dec. 12 at 2:30 PM at the Northern Pine High School Auditorium.

Lac du Flambeau Public School: Friday, Dec. 5 "Pow Wow" in the Big Gym 1:30 - 3:00 PM. Friday, Dec. 12, "Ugly or Favorite Christmas Sweater Day".

Lakeland Union High School: “Carols in the Commons” and “Seasons of Sound” featuring the LUHS Treble Choir, Concert Choir, Thunder and Lightening Choir and Culinary Arts. The event will be held in the LUHS Commons on Dec. 8 starting at 7:00 PM with music, food and plenty of Holiday cheer for all attending.

MHLT: The Holiday concert for grades 2-5 will be Tuesday, Dec. 16 at 6:30 PM. For grades K-2 the Holiday Concert will be Wednesday, Dec. 17 at 1:30 PM. For grades 6-8 the Holiday Concert will be Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6:30 PM.

North Lakeland Elementary School: The Winter Concert for grades K-4 will be held Tuesday, Dec.

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Dr Richie's NPSD November Videocast
Posted by Eliason Realty of the North, LLC on November 6, 2014 in Schools

"Dr. Mike Richie and Mr. Tony Duffek explain the new Northland Pines Montessori Learning Center and discuss the SOAR charter schools." - NPSD

For more information about the St Germain Montessori Learning Center - click here




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Dynamite cures for children’s winter boredom blues
Posted by Eliason Realty of the North, LLC on March 10, 2014 in Schools Tourism Community Highlights
Dynamite cures for children’s winter boredom blues


Picture courtesy of the Northwoods Children's Museum

To say it has been a rough winter is an understatement. Cases of rampant cabin fever are evident throughout the Midwest. Though children do love to tackle winter head on, boredom figures in heavily as the season winds down.

Fortunately, here in the Northwoods there are several options to channel that exuberant energy into constructive, and dare we say, productive time.

The area is very fortunate to be home the Northwoods Children’s Museum. Located on Division St. in Eagle River, this community supported museum is chock full of things for kids (and their parents, too) to do featuring 24 hands-on activities. The museum is open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday and Sundays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Admission is $7 and there are also passes available for sale.

The Discovery Toy Store is also on the premises and sells a huge array of children’s toys that develop skill sets in everything from math to art. Proceeds from the sales of these toys go to fund the museum.

For more details, visit their website and be sure to download their brochure for a complete listing of featured events. For daily updates see them on Facebook. You also may call 715-479-4623 if you have any questions.

Do your children have a keen interest in wildlife and nature’s bounty? Manitowish Waters North Lakeland Discovery Center features several programs a month where children, seven and older, are welcome. The Discovery Center is a fabulous resource and, in their own words, “you will find learning adventures for adults, families and children – welcoming guests and members alike. From guided bird walks to canoe trips; pontoon cruises to cosmic campfires; and full-moon snow-shoe hikes to adult lectures and workshops; the North Lakeland Discovery Center provides lifelong learning and enriches the lives of residents and visitors alike.”

Natures Nook is open Monday through Saturday and features live animals as well as displays of furs and skulls and activities for children.

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Dr. Richie's November 2013 Videocast - Rural School Task Force Testimony
Posted by John and Diane Misina on November 4, 2013 in Schools



Published on Nov 4, 2013

Recording of Dr. Mike Richie's actual testimony in front of the Rural School's Task Force. He discusses many of the problems that not only Northland Pines faces but also other schools in the area.

Northland Pines School District is in Eagle River, WI.


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Back to School - Northland Pines School District Starts Today!
Posted by John and Diane Misina on September 3, 2013 in Schools
Back to School - Northland Pines School District Starts Today!

Eagle River, WI -- September 3, 2013 marks the first day of school for most in the Northland Pines School District.  Students attending the grade schools in Land o Lakes (including the new SOAR Chater School), St Germain Elementary, Eagle River Grade School, NP Middle School plus all Freshmen and new students at the NPHS started this morning!  Remainder of high school students return to class tomorrow.  

Best wishes for a productive school year from all of us at Eliason Realty!

Dr Richie's Videocast Published on Aug 29, 2013


Northland Pines School District's Administrator Dr. Mike Richie's August 2013 videocast above discusses the upcoming school year, school safety, new staff and a teacher who is a finalist for a National award!


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Dr Richie discusses Open Enrollment at Northland Pines
Posted by John and Diane Misina on March 27, 2013 in Schools

The Northland Pines School District continues to expand its 'customer base' by attracting students outside our district to enroll in Northland Pines Schools.  Dr Richie interviews students who have become students at NPSD and discusses the opportunities here.  Enrollment into the district has grown from just 3 to 80 students, and over 100 students are expected to 'open enroll' for next year.  

The strong open enrollment figures for our district are a sign of the quality educational opportunities area students are able to benefit from at Northland Pines.  


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NPHS Senior scores perfect 36 on ACT Test!
Posted by John and Diane Misina on January 14, 2013 in Schools

Northland Pines School District Administrator Mike Richie interviews with NPHS Senior, Christian Svetnicka about his recent achievement of scoring a perfect 36 on the ACT exam. According to the ACT organization, only 781 students out of 1.66 million students in the nation that completed the ACT exam earned a perfect score of 36. They also state that it is a significant and rare achievement that on average less than one-tenth of one percent of all test takers earn the top score.

Please see other education-related blog posts and the NPSD district website for more information

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Northwoods Veteran's Day Events
Posted by John and Diane Misina on November 8, 2012 in Schools
Northwoods Veteran's Day Events

EAGLE RIVER: Trinka Weber Rogers V.F.W. Post #8637 in Eagle River will join the students from Northland Pines Middle School, Eagle River Elementary School and Northland Pines High School to pay tribute to our local veterans who have served in the armed forces or who are currently serving.

The Veterans Day Service will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 9th in the Northland Pines High School Fieldhouse; this will be a combined effort of all three schools. Student speakers, the middle school and high school choirs, the Intermediate Band, the High School Band and the elementary students will take part in the ceremony. The V.F.W. Honor Guard will post and retire the colors. The Ladies’ Auxiliary will also join us. Please take time to join us to pay tribute to those who have fought for our freedoms and continue to protect us.

The public is invited to attend the ceremony; we welcome any veterans from around the area.
This is a time for looking back and looking ahead, for remembrance and for moving forward.

ST. GERMAIN ELEMENTARY: Celebrating Veteran’s Day on Friday, Nov. 9. We will gather in the cafeteria as a whole school at 9:45 a.m. for the presentation of the flag and the Pledge of Allegiance. Mr. Lofy’s boy scouts will parade in with the flags to the front of the stage area. Following the pledge, the primary wing will get ready for their walk to The Wall. The upper wing will remain in the cafeteria for a presentation and discussion with Mr. Rose as our veteran guest. Following his presentation, he will be open to answering questions from the students.

Take some time to thank a Veteran this Veteran's Day!
Eliason Realty of the North, Inc.  in St Germain and Eagle River, Wisconsin


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Superintendent Dr Richie gives credit to his team at NPHS
Posted by John and Diane Misina on October 26, 2012 in Schools

Dr. Mike Richie, Northland Pines School District Administrator, 

earns top national award:  2012 Superintendent of the Year! 

As the district celebrated his great honor on October 22, Dr. Richie paid tribute to all within the NPSD who have excelled in the classroom and beyond to elevate student achievement. 


Below directly printed from the National Association of School Superintendents: 


Meet Dr. Mike Richie, Superintendent of the Northland Pines School District located in Eagle River, Wisconsin.

     Mike is an award-winning educator with over 25 years of experience in education. He is currently in his fourteenth year as a superintendent. Prior to assuming leadership of Northland Pines in 2004, he successfully led both larger and smaller districts. He has also served eight years as an elementary principal and 6 years as a classroom teacher.

     When Mike assumed district leadership at Northland Pines he immediately established a Building & Design Committee to plan, design, and construct a cutting-edge high school which would become the hub of the community. Under his leadership the district built the $28.5 million dollar facility on time and under budget.     Mike incorporated environmental impact, energy efficiency, and sustainable needs, and as a result Northland Pines High School was certified as the first LEED Gold Certified high school in the U. S. by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). The project has won numerous awards and has been featured in numerous magazines and publications. It continues to be an eco-friendly, technology-advanced learning environment for students. As a result of Mikes forward thinking, the district now utilizes wireless technology and energy savings in all of their buildings.  Mike and his team members were invited to present The Secrets to Driving Down Energy Costs in Your Schools at the 2011 Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators (WASDA) spring conference and at the 2011 Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB) state convention.

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Dr. Richie Interviews Two Principals from Northland Pines After Their First Year in the District
Posted by John and Diane Misina on September 16, 2012 in Schools

Northland Pines School District Administrator Dr. Mike Richie talks with Matt Spets (Eagle River Elementary Principal) and Jim Brewer (High School Principal) to allow them to summarize their first year with the district. Dr. Richie asks them to share their background in education, what they were most impressed with during this year and what goals they have for the future for their buildings.

Shared by Eliason Realty of the North, Inc. - Northern Wisconsin Realtors who practice within the Northland Pines School District.  Eagle River and St Germain, WI,  

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