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Teacher Mike Birtzer clearing out branches in the school forest.

Elmwood teachers, staff build outdoor classroom

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ELMWOOD -- Elmwood School Superintendent Paul Blanford admitted uncertainty when he presented the staff and teachers with the chance to work outside in constructing an outdoor classroom during their in-service period before school started.


“I didn’t know how it would be received,” he said. “But the reaction has been positive. Some people went to work on cleaning the trails, some working on food. It has been a great team building project.”

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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