Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A couple allegedly stole a woman's purse, then used it at several retail locations before the owner could cancel the cards. Caledonia Police are asking for help in solving the crime.
Two suspects allegedly took a woman’s purse sometime between 9:05 and 9:16 a.m. Jan. 3 from her car, which was parked at North Park Elementary, 4748 Elizabeth St. Caledonia Police are asking for the community to help identify the couple. They allegedly used the woman’s credit card at three different places – a Citgo gas station, Kmart in Caledonia and a Goodwill store in Sturtevant. In total, the couple racked up just over $200 in charges, said an official with the Caledonia Police Department. “The card was used at several locations before the victim could even shut it down,” police said. “It was used at Goodwill to purchase a TV/DVD combo.” Police said the woman’s car was parked in the parking lot while she walked her son to the front …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Business leaders, teachers, community leaders band together to help kids learn to read.
A pilot of a tutoring program called Schools of Hope is being expanded to North Park and Fratt Elementary. The goal of the program is simple: to improve children’s reading scores by pairing tutors with children. The program is a partnership between the United Way of Racine County, the Racine Unified School District and the business community. The tutors, members of the business community and community at-large, work with students in the first, second and third grades for one hour a week. The tutors will be trained to help children with their reading and fluency in a non-threatening way. The program already operates at Olympia Brown and Wadewitz elementary schools. To volunteer, click here.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A number of people in Caledonia don't like the idea of a Walmart in their neighborhood, but their fight may include one large challenge — the village land-use plan.
Following the news that Walmart may build a store in Caledonia, anti-Walmart signs have been cropping up along North Green Bay and 4 Mile roads. In September, Walmart announced that it would like to build a 24-hour general merchandise store on the southeast corner of that intersection. Company officials say the store will create 300 jobs, most of which are expected to be full-time. They haven’t presented any plans to the Village Board. However, they plan to host an informational meeting next week. Since the announcement, residents have also been passing out fliers to organize a group opposing the project, more than 140 people have joined a Facebook group called “No Walmart In Rural Caledonia,” and a local resident is hosting an …
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:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
School District changed their bullying policy in January.
A Caledonia couple filed a lawsuit against the Racine Unified School District for not doing enough to stop their son from being bullied. According to an article by the Racine Journal Times, Charles and Stephanie Hardy also named Mark Zanin, principal at North Park Elementary, former superintendent, Jim Shaw, and the school district's insurance, Liberty Mutual in the lawsuit. They allege that their son, Sean, was harrassed, bullied, and physically and verbally abused. Stacy Tapp, communications director for the school district, declined to comment, according to the story. Family files bullying suit against Racine Unified
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, August 11, 2011
North Park cashes in on rewards program with help from parents
Emblematic of how community support can make a difference in a school's budget, North Park Elementary School won a $10,000 sweepstakes, the district announced recently. The school was named one of two nationwide winners in the My Coke Rewards for Schools Refresh Your School Library Sweepstakes after parents and staff donated their Coke Reward points to the school this spring. "It's a great example of what this community is capable of and what this school district is capable of when we work together," said Racine Unified School District spokesperson Stacy Tapp. It's "important to have community support, especially in times like this when we keep hearing about all of the cuts being made in schools." Office assistant Sue Kaczmarowski …
Saturday, April 16, 2011
Hundreds of Caledonia children attend the Spring Fling at North Park Elementary.
Bad weather couldn't keep the children and parents away from the North Park Elementary School “Spring Fling.” Hundreds of folks, big and little, filled the gymnasium at North Park for this Parent Teachers Association's annual fundraiser. Tickets were sold at the door at 25¢ a piece and these allowed participants to enjoy a number of activities, depending on how many tickets per event they wished to forfeit. Face Painting by Melissa Schroeder, seemed to be the most popular activity but there were lines long lines at most of events especially the food counter where Pizza and chips were going quickly. Cookie decorating, mosaic flowers, gift raffles, “Bozo's” bucket game and the stringing of candy jewelry were just a few more of the fun …
Saturday, February 19, 2011
For more than 18 years the FAST group has made good families better.
As a Cub Scout leader, a school volunteer and otherwise involved parent, Melissa Schroeder didn’t know about the Families And Schools Together program. The Caledonia mother came across a flyer for FAST as she waited for her visitor’s pass at North Park Elementary School. For the first 15 families who signed up, the flyer offered opportunity for kids and parents to connect with their school and each other. Schroeder was sold. “I think that as parents we have every responsibility to be as involved in our kids’ lives as we can be. Sometimes over-involved! The FAST program seems like it reinforces that,” said Schroeder, 34, whose family – husband Brian, 33, and sons Jacob, 6, and Joey, 4 -- will start the program next month at North Park. It…
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
This weekly feature will search out kids who can only be called....whiz kids.
Know a great kid who made Eagle Scout or did your local soccer team take the championship? They may be our next Patch Whiz Kids honoree. Each week, Denise Lockwood will seek suggestions from readers for individual kids, youth groups, teens, and even sports teams that wow us with their accomplishments. We want to hear about these amazing children and teens and select one each week as the Patch Whiz Kid. Submit your nomination in our comment box below or e-mail the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include all of the following information: If your nominee is selected, we'll contact you and assign a photographer to take a photo. For questions, e-mail Denise.email@example.com