Posted inCommunity, Health, Health and wellness, Local news, Non-Profits

September is Suicide Prevention Month: 5 action steps to know

Finding solutions to a myriad of mental health issues – for people of all ages – is not just a one-month-a-year situation. It’s something that clearly needs to be addressed at different levels all year long. But it’s also not a bad thing to shine the spotlight on the problem, especially when it comes to […]

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2023-24 Homecoming games and dance schedule for Racine Unified

RACINE — The 2023-24 Racine Unified School District (RUSD) Homecoming games and dance schedules are now available. Students, parents, faculty, and community members can use the following schedule to plan their trips to their respective school’s homecoming football games and ensure all suits, ties, dresses and accessories are purchased before the big dances throughout the […]

Posted inElections, Local news, Schools

Racine Unified School Board filling 2 vacancies; application deadline Sept. 13

RACINE — The Racine Unified School District (RUSD) Board of Education is seeking to fill two School Board vacancies created by recent member resignations. The application deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 13. The vacancies were created by the resignations of Auntavia Jackson, who represented District 6, and Matthew Hanser, who represented District 8. Both members resigned […]

Posted inConstruction, Local news, Schools

Mount Pleasant road closures affecting school access start Sept. 5

MOUNT PLEASANT — A pair of temporary road closures here will affect access to schools at students return to school this week. Starting Tuesday (Sept. 5), Oakes Road will be closed to through traffic between 16th Street and Durand Avenue (Highway 11). Access to businesses, including the CNH Industrial farm equipment plant, will be maintained […]

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Donations sought for School Supply Drive for Knapp Elementary through Sept. 4

RACINE — The Racine Police Department is hosting a Back to School Supply Drive and donations are needed to provide supplies to local area students. The 16th Street Cop House, 1900 16th St., is collecting donations that will benefit students at Knapp Elementary. Donations are being accepted now until Sept. 4. School starts on Sept. 5 for Racine Unified […]

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Racine Unified student apprenticeships to include educators

RACINE — Apprenticeships for students interested in education careers are coming this fall to the Racine Unified School District’s Academies of Racine. The apprenticeship program expansion means that students within the Education pathways at Case, Horlick and Park high schools will have the opportunity to work alongside teachers in K-8 classrooms as well as taking […]

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Racine Unified reminds families to complete registration for 2023-24 school year

RACINE — The school year will be here before families know it. To prepare for the upcoming year, Racine Unified School District is urging all families to complete the annual registration forms for their students. The process is simple, according to RUSD, but a necessary step for families to ensure important student information is accurate […]

Posted inNon-Profits, School Awards, Schools

Racine PTA Council awards 20 scholarships this year

RACINE — The Racine PTA Council recently awarded scholarships to 20 graduating seniors from Racine Unified School District (RUSD) high schools. Funds were donated by the council and its partnerships with individuals and organizations. The John Aceto Memorial Scholarship was presented to Lina Hemmig of J.I. Case High School. Hailey Barth, also of Case High […]

Posted inObituaries

LaVerna Jean Peppers-Williams, 70, taught at RUSD for almost 4 decades

Obituary for LaVerna Jean Peppers-Williams April 27, 1953 – June 12, 2023 LaVerna Jean Peppers-Williams, a retired schoolteacher and a lifelong resident of Racine, was called home unexpectedly by her Loving Savior on June 12. LaVerna was the daughter of the late Northern and Zenobia (nee: Horton) Peppers II. LaVerna Jean Peppers-Williams LaVerna was employed […]

Back 2 School Guide 2023-24 Wisco Spotlight: Lake Michigan Edition