Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Their hard work paid off and now several boys on the Horlick, Case, and Park high school swim teams will be in the state competition Saturday.
The Racine Unified School District will be well represented at the WIAA Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships on Saturday. The Case High School boys swim team placed 2nd and Park High School placed 7th in the sectional meet held Saturday at Greenfield High School. The Case team earned 305 points, Park High School received a score of 199 and Horlick High School placed in 11th place with a score of 86. The Greenfield/Greendale team placed first with 336.5. Several members will now head to the state competition on Saturday. Park High School senior Andrew Suchla won the diving event after he earned 609.20. Horlick High School junior Mike Modesti placed sixth in the diving event at the sectional meet, but received a score of 342.6. Both …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Racine Police confirm shots were fired near Park High School, but there are no injuries.
Shots were fired Tuesday morning near Park High School, but the only damage reported was to a garage door. According to Racine Police Sgt. Martin Pavalonis, calls came in shortly after 9 a.m. of shots fired in the 1900 block of Linden. When officers arrived on scene, the shooter or shooters were gone, but witnesses provided some details. "We know that shots were reported in the area but we don't know at this point if anyone actually saw anything or if neighbors only heard the shots," he said. Racine Uncovered had the original information that students at Park were being kept in their classrooms as a precaution. Pavalonis confirmed that RPD contacted school officials and apprised them of the situation. "We informed school officials that we …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Park Seniors on Tuesday learned about the dangers of texting and driving. Racine Mayor John Dickert and Rep. Cory Mason were two of the guests encouraging teens to be safer on the road.
"LOL" and "Where R U" are short text messages, but sending them or reading them while driving can lead to long-term consequences. Tuesday morning, Washington Park High School seniors were given a unique perspective on the dangers of texting and driving through a short documentary and driving simulator. The presentations were part of a public awareness campaign brought to students by AT&T, AAA, the Wisconsin State Patrol, Representative Cory Mason and Racine Mayor John Dickert. Students listened to speakers warning them of the consequences of texting behind the wheel. After the speakers, the group watched "The Last Text," a short documentary produced by AT&T. The film highlighted several tragic cases of texting and driving and in each …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
If your child goes to Park High School and they want to play sports this fall, here's all you need to know.
If your Park High School student is interested in playing sports this fall, you'll need to get them registered. Sign-up dates vary, so you'll need to check the calendar.
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Another chapter in the life of the Washington Park High School Class of 2012 closes and another opens during Sunday's commencement exercises.
After telling students to remember that the people who make the greatest difference in their lives are the ones who them the most, Washington Park High School Principal Dan Thielen also told them to not be afraid of failure. "You have the courage to persevere to get through roadblocks," he said. "Learn from your setbacks so you succeed." Salutatorian Tricia Gustin said now that one of the biggest journeys of their lives has come to an end, she wanted her classmates to remember how they got there. "Thank you to all of you who supported me always," she said. "I encourage my fellow graduates to the same. I hope we all succeed and make the world a better place." Steve Savas, an inductee into the Park Hall of Fame from the Class of 1950, told …
Friday, May 20, 2011
Rotary's Post Prom event draws students from eight high schools in Racine.
As of Thursday evening, Cirque d’Onze was coming together nicely. The French circus theme (onze means 11) was chosen by the Rotary Post Prom Committee, made up of students from all eight Racine high schools. Julie Craig, of Caledonia, is serving as Post Prom chair this year for the Downtown Rotary as the organization gets ready for the event. The Post Prom has been holding since 1953. She was joined at Festival Hall Thursday evening by members of the committee and other volunteers to decorate the venue for the annual event. Case senior Andrea Gutierrez was among the students helping put the finishing touches on Festival Hall for Saturday’s event. “It really is a big thing,” Gutierrez said of Post Prom. “I like the theme, it really makes it…
Thursday, April 21, 2011
District makes 15 building Principal appointments for 2011-12.
Alan Harris, a Racine Unified School District deputy superintendent whose position is being eliminated in a cost-cutting move, will become the directing principal at Knapp Elementary School for 2011-12. Harris joined RUSD in 2009, coming from the Madison Metropolitan School District where he was principal at Madison East High School. He had previously been a principal at the elementary, middle and high school levels in California and Wisconsin. At Knapp, he will replace Gayle Titus. “He (Harris) requested it. He feels that a leadership position at an elementary school is where he wants to be. He’ll be missed at Central Office,” said Stacy Tapp, district spokesperson. Harris’ appointment was among 15 principal assignments announced by RUSD …