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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Back-to-back groundbreakings for Hammes Field, Starbuck School of Racine Unified on May 17-18

RACINE COUNTY — Racine Unified School District (RUSD) hosted back-to-back groundbreaking ceremonies to celebrate the start of construction at Hammes Field, 7345 Washington Ave., on May 18, and what will be Starbuck K8 International Baccalaureate World School, 1516 Ohio St., on May 19. RUSD faculty, staff, students, elected officials, community members, and project partners including […]

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Racine Unified Student Art Exhibition at RAM’s Wustum Museum runs May 3-27

RACINE —The annual Racine Unified Student Art Exhibition at RAM’s Wustum Museum, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine, is back again. The art museum hosted an opening reception on April 30. During the event, attendees perused artwork crafted by local area school children while listening to live music performed by student musicians from RUSD. Student Art Exhibition run dates […]

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2 Racine students receive larger-than-life surprise from Bucks’ Beauchamp and Racine Police Department

RACINE — This upcoming Saturday will be a day that two students from Racine Unified School District (RUSD) will never forget. Maurice Bryant and Levar Carter will spend the day shopping, playing basketball, eating dinner, and enjoying a day with Milwaukee’s very own, MarJon Beauchamp of the Milwaukee Bucks. This day of bonding was made […]