Wednesday, April 24, 2013
In the aftermath of the shootings in Oak Creek and Sandy Hook Elementary School, Gifford Elementary students share their vision of peace in a school-wide writing and art project that is now being published.
After the mass shootings in Oak Creek and Sandy Hook Elementary, the students at Gifford Elementary School had a lot to say about peace and the absence of peace in a schoolwide art and writing project. The youngsters at the Caledonia school wrote about gun violence, divorce and being bullied. They wrote about how the world needed more love, kindness and respect. They wrote about finding friends, the value of peace and appreciating each others' differences. Now their work will now become a "Peace Book," said Samantha Thorson, the school's anti-bully coordinator. The idea of making a book about peace came from the book titled “A Million Visions Of Peace: Wisdom From The Friends Of Old Turtle” by two peace educators Jennifer Garrison and …
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Northwestern Avenue was closed Tuesday afternoon while law enforcement and rescue personnel helped the injured person and cleared the scene.
One person was injured and taken to an area hospital following a two-car crash in front of Gifford Elementary, 8332 Northwestern Ave at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Caledonia Police shut down Highway K (Northwestern Avenue) near Highway H shortly after 3 p.m., but the roadway was back open by 4:30.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Suspect tells two girls he thinks they're hot and he wants to have sex with them.
An employee with a food service company contracted by the Racine Unified School District is facing charges after he allegedly told two 12-year-old girls he wanted to have sex with them and touched them inappropriately on the playground. The girls were students at a daycare facility called TLC Childcare, which leases space at Gifford Elementary, 8332 Northwestern Ave. Leroy A. Williams, 24, of Racine, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with two counts of exposing a child to harmful descriptions, eight counts of bail jumping, one count of felony intimidation of a victim and one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 23 years in prison. According to the criminal complaint: On Friday, Caledonia police …