Students in a Case High School chemistry lab demonstrated how a chemical reaction created a substance nicknamed “elephant toothpaste.”

For the first time in a half-dozen years, open houses were held at Racine’s three comprehensive high schools – Case, Park and Horlick.

The Monday evening open houses gave students and families an opportunity to see classrooms, labs, workshops and other facilities.

The event also showcased the new Academies of Racine program that started this fall at all three schools within the Racine Unified School District. The Academies are specialized learning communities that are designed to provide students with a four-year, comprehensive path toward careers.

Here are a few photos taken at Case High School. 

Skilled hands in the ceramics classroom turned raw clay into pottery.

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