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Men’s Wearhouse pays it forward to 5 promgoers with disabilities with free suit rentals

RACINE — Five students with intellectual disabilities between Horlick and Park High School are going to prom worry-free due to a generous donation from Men’s Wearhouse, 2520 S. Green Bay Road. Since 2017, Men’s Wearhouse has been assisting families in offsetting the financial burden for select students with disabilities, ensuring the students receive the ultimate […]

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2023 8th Grade Transition Ceremony schedule for Racine Unified School District

RACINE — Racine Unified School District has officially announced the schedule for the 2023 Transition ceremonies for students in the 8th grade. 8th Grade Transition Ceremony The following schedule is as follows for the 2023 Transition Ceremonies: SchoolDateTimeLocationGifford SchoolJune 810 a.m. – noon8332 Northwestern Ave.Jerstad-Agerholm SchoolJune 81:45 p.m.3535 Lasalle St.(Drive-thru bridge ceremony)Gilmore Fine ArtsJune 99 […]

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Rebel Roasters serve up hot coffee at Horlick High School, program teaches students with disabilities vocational skills

RACINE – The Rebel Roasters can be found making their way through the halls of Horlick High School,  2119 Rapids Drive, serving refreshments and light snacks via a new mobile coffee cart. The Rebel Roasters learn valuable skills like how to use a cash register and how to use math in real life situations. Abby […]

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Racine County Special Needs Resource Fair to be held on May 2 featuring over 50 agencies

RACINE COUNTY — School districts in Racine County are partnering with the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) to host the Racine County Special Needs Resource Fair on May 2. The free event is happening from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at Waterford Union High School, 100 Field Drive, Waterford. The fair will provide families, […]

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Racine PTA Council accepting scholarship applications; deadline is April 1

RACINE — The Racine PTA Council is now accepting applications for its 2023 scholarship program. The deadline is Saturday, April 1. The organization plans to award more than $20,000 in scholarship funds to graduating seniors in the Racine Unified School District (RUSD). These scholarships are made possible through donations from the Racine PTA Council, local […]

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Racine Zoo 2023 Spring Break Camp early registration ends today

RACINE – The Racine Zoo is hosting Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp programs in 2023. Campers have a chance to enjoy a fun-filled week at the Zoo packed full of activities such as crafts, games, snacks, tours around the Zoo, and interactive animal encounters. Each day of camp, whether during spring break or summer, […]

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RUSD 2nd graders explain love, romance, dating, & marriage

RACINE — Second graders at Racine Unified School District (RUSD) may be young, but they have their own ideas and thoughts on love. This Valentine’s Day, these sweet second-graders share what love is and what it means to them. What is love? “It’s filling someone’s bucket,” said one student featured about what love is. Others […]

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Racine Police, Hope City Church celebrate 1st annual Love Week; 20 educators honored

RACINE — The inaugural celebration of Love Week kicked off today as Racine police officers and pastor Tylre Butler of Hope City Church visited nine different locations throughout Racine Unified School District to honor educators who continually show love to their schools and the community. This special partnership between the Racine Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing Unit […]

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Bucks’ Beauchamp bonds with Roosevelt students during giveback event

RACINE— MarJon Beauchamp, an NBA first-round draft pick playing for the Milwaukee Bucks, headed straight from one gym to another on Jan. 18 for his first giveback event in Racine. Roosevelt students make their way into the gym at Roosevelt Elementary, 915 Romanye Ave. – After finishing basketball practice, the 22-year-old spent his afternoon with […]

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Party for students with intellectual disabilities from across the district was ‘a great time’

RACINE- Students with intellectual disabilities at Case, Horlick, and Park High Schools came together for an afternoon of dancing, food, and fun on Jan 13. The annual celebration was scheduled for Dec. 22, however, it was canceled due to weather. Nevertheless, students were still able to partake in an afternoon of unity at Infusino’s Pizzeria, […]

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1st annual Prom Preview Fashion Show to offer deep discounts on prom dresses at Case High School

RACINE — The HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) chapter at Case High School, 7345 Washington Ave., is hosting the first annual Prom Preview Fashion Show on Jan. 27 at Case High School. The event welcomes all community members to attend. The event will start at 5 p.m. and will take place in the Case […]

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Reality Check Day is March 21-22; volunteers needed

RACINE — Volunteers are needed for Reality Check Day on March 21 and March 22 from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St., in Racine. This educational event offers an interactive, hands-on financial literacy learning experience for local area high school students. Now in its 18th year as event host, Educators […]

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‘Money Coach’ program comes to RUSD spring 2023; volunteers needed

RACINE — SecureFutures, a teen financial literacy nonprofit organization, is bringing its “Money Coach” program to all three high schools in the Racine Unified School District (Park, Horlick, Case), beginning in the spring semester. Empowering young people with the skills to manage all aspects of their lives as they head to the next chapter can […]