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McKinley Middle School Swing Choir and Viking Voices Receive Gold Awards

The McKinley Middle School Swing Choir and Viking Voices traveled to Orlando, Florida from April 24-29 to compete in the largest Heritage Music Festival of the season.

Case High School Students Excel on National German Exam

Case High School German 4 and 5 students recently participated in the National German Exam, a test that measures a student's skills in reading, listening to and writing German.

West Ridge Elementary School Class Wins National Book Challenge

Students in Rebecca Oster’s class at West Ridge Elementary School were recently notified that their book, “Winter In Wisconsin,” was selected as a winner in the Studentreasures National Book Challenge. 

RUSD and Heritage Museum Announce History Award Winners

The Social Studies Department of the Racine Unified School District and the Racine Heritage Museum are proud to announce the recipients of this year’s Freshman History Awards.

RUSD SkillsUSA Students Receive Honors at State Conference

SkillsUSA students from Case, Horlick and Park High Schools competed in the 41st Annual Wisconsin SkillsUSA State Conference in Madison in April.

RUSD's Upgraded Technology Infrastructure Featured in Publication

T.H.E. Journal recently published an article about RUSD's efforts to upgrade its technology infrastructure and continually increase access to technology throughout the District.

Starbuck Middle School Hosts STEM Fair

Starbuck Middle School hosted a Science Fair/STEM EXPO on May 1 as a culminating event to celebrate the first year of Starbuck's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) initiative.

Mitchell Elementary and Middle Schools Awarded Grants

Teachers from Mitchell Middle and Elementary Schools have been awarded up to $10,000 in Public Education Leadership Community Grants to benefit their classrooms. The grants come through PPG of Oak Creek. Each teacher must write a proposal.

All-District Art Show Taking Place at Wustum Art Museum

The Racine Unified School District's All-District Art Show is taking place now at the Wustum Art Museum, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

All-District Art Show Taking Place at Wustum Art Museum

The Racine Unified School District's All-District Art Show is taking place now at the Wustum Art Museum, 2519 Northwestern Ave.

Spring Pops Concert at Horlick High School

The five choirs of Horlick High School, under the direction of Ellen Christensen, will present a Spring Pops Concert and Rose Ceremony at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28. The concert will take place in the J.L.

Dr. Jones Students Take Part in a Packers Football Camp

Students in grades two through five at Dr. Jones Elementary School took part in a Green Bay Packers-themed football camp last Thursday.

RUSD’s Graduation Rate Continues Upward Trend

The Racine Unified School District’s four-year graduation rate has increased for the fourth consecutive year from 69.8 percent in 2011-2012 to 72.4 percent in 2012-2013.

RUSD Honors 117 Teachers with Encore! Awards

On May 8, during the first annual Encore! Awards in Education event, 117 RUSD teachers were recognized for their success in improving achievement for their students.

Anti-Truancy Video Contest: Vote Now!

At the beginning of the school year, the Racine Truancy Committee offered an Anti-Truancy Video Contest for RUSD schools. Thirteen schools submitted videos for the contest. The top three were chosen by a panel of judges from across the community.

Roosevelt Elementary Celebrates Literacy and Super Heroes

Roosevelt Elementary School was alive with excitement on April 10, when 65 Roosevelt boys in kindergarten through fifth grade and their dads, grandpas, uncles, neighbors, or a special friend celebrated literacy an

Roosevelt Elementary Hosts Community Reads Event

​Roosevelt Elementary School hosted a Community Reads Event on March 28.

Horlick and Starbuck PTAs Receive State-Level Awards

The Horlick High School PTSA received the Non-Traditional Program of the Year for secondary schools award at the state level for their Alive & Well event that was held in October. The program was about suicide awareness/prevention.

Park High School Spring Concerts

The Park High School Jazz Department will present their annual spring Jazz Concert on Thursday, May 8 at 7 p.m. in the John Burns Theater at Park, 1901 12th St.

Horlick Theater Arts to Present “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown”

Horlick High School Theater Arts will bring beloved Peanuts characters to life in “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown” in two performances on May 9 and May 10.