Tuesday, March 12, 2013
"The Itsy Bitsy Spider" has nothing on the Harlem Shake. Watch this group of students try to ignore and then succumb to the infectious beat.
Well, it had to happen sooner or later: even our elementary school students are getting in on the Harlem Shake. Welcome to Gifford Elementary's version of the dance/video craze sweeping the country. You'll notice the villain - Darth Vader - is the one who starts it all. But, soon the dancing bug bites the rest of the class and soon princesses, heroes, more villains, and even the teacher can't resist the pull of that infectious beat.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Looking for a fun family-friendly event? Check out this "Oceans in Space" program at Gifford Elementary.
“Oceans in Space” will be the free public program at the RUSD planetarium in February. The program will begin promptly at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 and will be repeated on Tuesday, Feb. 26. The RUSD Planetarium is located in Gifford Elementary School, 8332 Northwestern Ave. “Oceans in Space” is a journey of exploration that seeks out places where conditions are favorable for life to exist. This original and thought-provoking program highlights the search for planets outside of our solar system and an understanding of the conditions necessary to form sustain life. The program will conclude with a look at the February evening sky. Free star maps will be available. Reservations are necessary and may be made by calling 262-631-7083. Due …
Sunday, September 16, 2012
We know you are busy, but here are five things that will help keep you in the loop about what's going on in your community.
The Horlick Rebels lost to Franklin 19 to 28. This week the Rebels will face the Case Eagles at 7 p.m. on Friday at Hammes Field, 7345 Washington Ave. 2. The Village Board will discuss the proposed 2013 budget at 6 p.m. Sept. 17 and at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave. 3. The Caledonia Village Board will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the East Side Community Center, 6156 Douglas Ave. To see the entire document, the full agenda was uploaded in the photo gallery. Here are a few items on the agenda: 4. School notes: 5. Events:
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Four fifth graders from Gifford Elementary wrote for Patch this spring, and they've also written books for a contest that could lead to them being published.
It's been an exciting spring at Gifford Elementary for four fifth graders who are not only moving on to middle school, but they've embarked on what could be writing careers. Patch met Gifford Elementary teacher Paula Accola earlier this year and we launched the idea of student writers/reporters. Four exceptional fifth graders were chosen to become the first group of Gifford's Junior Journalists: Nicholas Heidenreich, May Kohler, Cameron Maderski and Michaela Woodward. Throughout the spring, these talented students submitted blog posts about the school carnival, a battle of books, the science fair and books they wrote for a contest that could lead to one or more of them getting published. The contest is sponsored by the Wisconsin …
Thursday, March 8, 2012
From games to a raffle to ComedySportz, the Gifford Carnival is perfect for kids big and small.
Friday, March 2, 2012
They got their hands, hearts and ears into celebrating the author's books this week. Check out our photo gallery from the party. If you have any photos that You'd like to see in our photo gallery, feel free to upload them.
Saturday, January 21, 2012
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Saturday, January 21, 2012
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Caledonia police get called during a terse exchange between two women near Gifford Elementary School, but no citations were issued.
Caledonia Police responded to a report of a person collecting petition signatures that was videotaping people and screaming at them at 1:04 p.m. Dec. 1, 2011 at Gifford School, 8332 Northwestern Avenue. No incident report was officially filed and no tickets were issued because the incident was handled internally by officials with the Racine Unified School District. According to a call detail report made the next day, the woman told police she was approached by a woman who had a "Recall Walker" sign in the window of her car. The recall supporter asked the woman to sign a recall petition, but the woman refused to sign it. The recall supporter yelled at the mom saying that she apparently “doesn’t believe in democracy” and the mom asked if the…
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Need to know the principal's name? What extra curricular activities they offer? Or their web address? We've got you covered.
Name: JI Case High School Address: 7345 Washington Ave., Racine WI. 53406 Phone number: 262-619-4200 Website: http://www.racine.k12.wi.us/?do=schools.content&pageID=67 Type of School: Public Grades taught: 9-12 Enrollment: Open to those who live within schools boundary. Contact person: Jeff Eben Extracurricular clubs: Chorus, Band, Community Action, Art, Swimming, Football, Soccer, Baseball, Track, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Cheerleading, Tennis Academic activities: Yearbook, Automotive, Debate, Student Council, Science, Technology Outstanding faculty recognition: Focused and committed staff. Parent organization: PTSA What makes your school unique: Case believes that the school exists in a changing world and a dynamic society and …
Thursday, June 9, 2011
Principal Les Hunt says he's a 'teacher of teachers.'
When Principal Les Hunt takes over next month at Gifford Elementary School, he will be returning to his academic roots. If he needs any reminder, Hunt can simply look outside, where students planted a white, split birch tree in honor of his brother, Michael, who died the first time Hunt was a principal at Gifford. “At the time, Gifford was kind of a training ground for future administrators,” said Hunt, who began his career as a school administrator when he joined the school in 1998 as an assistant principal. It was a transition Hunt never expected to make. “I was a second-grade teacher for 12 years, and I loved it. I never thought I would do anything else,” Hunt, 52, of Racine said. When the district asked him to consider becoming a …