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“Spring is in the Hair” Hosted by RUSD and United Way Huge Success

“Spring is in the Hair!” On Tuesday, student barbers and stylists from Gateway Technical College provided free haircuts and simple styles to students at Julian Thomas Elementary School. The event helped provide confidence and gave families access to hygiene resources. “Spring is in the Hair” was made possible thanks to Racine Unified’s partnership with the […]

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City of Racine Youth Softball Registration Open through June 17

Registration for the 2022 Summer Youth Softball is now open through the City of Racine Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services (PRCS). All skill levels are welcome to join. Registration is open to youth ages 4 to 8.   Youth Softball leagues are available for the following age groups: T-ball: 4 – 5 years old Coach Pitch: […]

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Sheriff Presented With Flag Woodworking Project

RACINE – Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling on Tuesday was presented with a two-by-three-foot wooden American flag made in a Horlick High School technology education class. Leland Janasiak, a sophomore, constructed the flag project using a variety of tools, including table and miter saws, a torch, chisel, orbital sander, drill, clamps, wood glue and laser […]

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Free Swimming at RUSD Aquatic Center Community Day on April 23

The Racine Unified School District Aquatic Center is open and the public is invited to visit the 51,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility. RUSD invites the public to attend the center’s first-ever RUSD Aquatic Center Community Day. The event will take place at the RUSD Aquatic Center located at 7576 Washington Ave. Please enter via Oakes Road. The Center […]

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Wadewitz Students Participate in Don’t (Dis)abilities Spirit Week

Wadewitz Elementary School students and staff participated in “Don’t (Dis)abilities Spirit Week.” The school-week-long event began on Monday, April 4, to kick off Autism Awareness month as well as to promote general awareness about disabilities. A Racine Unified School District spokesperson said this week is “ultimately an effort to teach students to empathize with their […]

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UW-Parkside Receives $40k in Grants For Programs from Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

SOMERS – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is receiving more than $40,000 from the Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin (FCW) to enhance its water-related academic programs. FCW is a partnership of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities (Uw System), connecting with industry partners, local communities, policymakers and advocacy groups.​ Its mission is to establish Wisconsin as a world leader […]

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Raymond School District Voters To Consider $14.8 Million School Referendum

RAYMOND –  Voters in the Raymond School District will be asked to consider a $14.8 million bond issue to finance multiple improvements to the Raymond Elementary School, 2659 76th St. The referendum question will be on the Spring Election ballot for Tuesday, April 5. The school, which currently has an enrollment of 437, was constructed […]

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Gateway’s District Ambassador 2022-23 is Nicole Oberlin

Nicole Oberlin, Gateway Technical College 2022-23 District, Elkhorn Campus Ambassador Gateway Technical College has named its newest District Ambassador for the 2022-23 school year. Nicole Oberlin, Elkhorn Campus Ambassador, now has the added honor and responsibility of acting as the student voice, on a district-wide level, among the communities of Kenosha, Racine and Walworth Counties. […]

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40th Annual Tremper High School Blood Drive, Update on Blood Shortage

KENOSHA – On Thursday, March 10, Tremper High School will be welcoming Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin back to its campus from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. for the largest student-led blood drive in the state of Wisconsin. This year marks the 40th anniversary of Tremper’s blood drive. Not only is Versiti hoping to collect […]