Posted inCORONAVIRUS, Local news

City, RUSD, and AMI Health Partner to Bring Vaccine Clinics to School Events

RACINE– Today, Mayor Cory Mason and RUSD Superintendent Dr. Eric Gallien announced a partnership to help provide more equitable access to the COVID-19 vaccine for students and families at upcoming school events with the support of AMI Health and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). AMI Health, which currently operates the vaccine clinic at […]

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Willkomm’s Gives Grants to Case High School, Gifford Elementary & Yorkville Elementary School

Thanks to the efforts of Willkomm’s Washington Avenue Mobil at 6840 Washington Avenue, Willkomm’s on Spring at 1215 N. Green Bay Road and Willkomm’s PETRO Mobil at 717 S. Sylvania Avenue; Case High, Gifford Elementary and Yorkville Elementary Schools have all been awarded a $500 Exxon Mobil Educational Alliance grant. “As a Mobil retailer, I […]

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Bridging the Gap: Mental Illness Recovery

Bridging the Gap, a rally for mental health recovery held Wednesday night at Gifford Elementary School, offered the audience stories of hope for people who have a mental illness. They learned about Matt Juzenas, a professor who has clinical depression, Deja Williams, a college student who has schizophrenia, and Jeremy Chavez, a lawyer who represents people who have mental […]

Racine Unified Spends $1.8 Million On Three Properties

 The Racine Unified School District bought three properties last week totaling about $1.8 million. Two of the projects don’t have a defined use, but they allow the district the opportunity to grow areas near existing schools. The district rented one of the buildings, but now owns it because it was cheaper than renting it. They […]

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Excellence in Racine: Sweet Sounds of Multi-Grade Orchestra Concert

Students from across Racine Unified came together Thursday at Gifford Elementary to perform for family, friends, teachers and the community. While any concert featuring students is special, this one might have been a little bit extra special; musicians ranged in age from second to 12th grade, all of whom are students of Angela Janota. Gifford […]

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Magic Variety Show Coming Oct. 1

The Magic Variety Show brings an evening of family fun to the Gifford Elementary School Auditorium, 8332 Northwestern Ave., Franksville, on Thursday, Oct. 1. Show time is at 6:30 p.m. Timothy Tegge, a versatile entertainer, leads this fast-paced show that features illusions, comedy, juggling and clowning. Tegge will make plates spin, handkerchiefs fly and even […]

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Construction Begins Next Month on New Schools, Gifford Addition

Construction gets underway next month on two new schools and the addition that will expand Gifford into a K – 8 facility. Racine Unified posted on their website the construction schedules for Knapp, Olympia Brown and Gifford. The projects are part of the $128 million, 15-year referendum voters approved last November. Repairing and rehabbing Knapp […]

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Holiday Favorites This Weekend

Everyone has holiday favorites – music, ornaments, foods and traditions. Experience some special favorites in Racine County this weekend! Real Racine has these suggestions. A musical story. The often-told “A Christmas Carol” gets a tuneful treatment in “Scrooge – the Musical.” The Haylofters present this Charles Dickens classic all weekend at the Malt House Theatre, […]

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Magic Show at Gifford THIS Saturday

Prepare to be amazed! The Magic Circus Variety Show brings exciting illusions, comedy and family fun to the Gifford Elementary School Auditorium, 8332 Northwestern Ave., Franksville, THIS Saturday, Dec. 13. Show time is at 3 p.m. Led by master magician Timothy Tegge, this fast-paced, two-hour show features amazing tricks, including Houdini’s favorite illusion “Metamorphosis.” By […]

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UPDATE: Clifford The Gator’s Head Returned

Clifford the alligator’s head was returned after it was found on the front porch Gifford Elementary principal Leslie Hunt’s front porch around midnight on Sunday. Vandals removed the school mascot’s head from a statue outside the school on March 26. According to officials with the Caledonia Police Department, the head had extensive damage as one of its […]

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