Friday, May 17, 2013
John Tierney is deeply touched by the thoughtfulness of his friends, classmates and the community for thinking of him while he undergoes treatment for leukemia.
Washington Park senior John Tierney is struggling with the proper way to acknowledge the support from the Park family and the rest of the community. He said his parents raised him to say, "Thank you," of course, but to also take the extra step to let people know how much their generosity means to him. Park senior Danielle Frost has been friends with Tierney since middle school, and when she found out he had leukemia, she said she wanted to put organize a walk to his house so he would know that people love and support him. Participation in the walk costs $15 to help cover the cost of a t-shirt and a bracelet that both say "Team Tierney." All proceeds after expenses are paid will go for leukemia research. To register for the walk, call the …
Team Tierney comes together for a walk to Park student and leukemia patient John Tierney's house on May 23.
Before the walk begins Thursday to Washington Park student and leukemia patient John Tierney's house, school faculty and some students will shave their heads in the school fieldhouse. "The hair thing is about support and sympathy," senior Danielle Frost explained. "John starts some intense chemo next week so he'll probably lose his hair, and we want him to know he's not alone." Led by the heart and efforts of Frost, a large group of friends, students, faculty and staff on May 23 will first meet at 3 p.m. in the field house so students and teachers can shave their heads or cut their hair. Then, at 4 p.m., the group will walk almost three miles to John's house so he knows how much his Park family cares for him. "I've known John forever," …
Bands, orchestras and choirs are performing in schools across the district, and we want to hear and/or see them. Share your videos and photos here.
Music is in the air across the Racine Unified district as bands, orchestras and choirs pull out their very best for parents and the community. We want to hear and/or see your videos and photos of concerts you might be attending so please upload them here. Don't forget to tell us the name of the school and the grades performing. The Washington Park High School band, wind ensemble and orchestra performed Thursday so we put together a little video of a tune we're sure you'll all recognize. Enjoy!
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Racine Unified made calls to parents Tuesday to alert them about the single case of whooping cough at Washington Park High School.
A single case of whooping cough at Washington Park High School has been confirmed. Parents of Racine Unified students received calls late Tuesday afternoon letting them know that a student does have pertusis, or whooping cough. According to the information conveyed during the call, parents should watch for the following symptoms, which can mirror those of the flu: Pertusis is highly contagious and is spread by sneezing. Symptoms typically appear seven to 10 days after exposure. Treatment consists primarily of anti-biotics. Stacy Tapp, Unified spokesperson, said the district is looking into the situation. Patch will update this story as more details become available.
Friday, October 26, 2012
Talented groups of students put on a great show for parents Thursday night at Park High School.
Students from Washington Park High School brightened up the rainy night Thursday with a concert by the band and orchestra. First up was the freshman concert band followed by the orchestra. The wind ensemble rounded out the program and put a great final touch on the evening with a quick and lively piece, "O Galup." Congratulations, students! And thanks for a night of great music.
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
The Racine Police Department confirmed Tuesday afternoon in a written release that a 14-year-old boy is in custody for attempting to leave a bomb in a trash can at Park High School.
Updated 2:59 p.m. The Racine Police Department confirmed Tuesday afternoon in a written release that a freshman boy is in custody for causing the Tuesday morning lockdown of Washington Park High School. "A 14 year old student of Park High School has been apprehended for Recklessly Endangering Safety and Possession of Explosive Materials and (he has been) placed in secure detention," wrote Sgt. Martin Pavalonis, spokesperson for the RPD. Despite tips into Patch about additional suspects or persons of interest, Pavalonis said police do not have anyone else in custody. "No other apprehensions have resulted, and currently there are no other persons in custody," he wrote in an email to Patch. Racine police responded to Park High School at 8:10 …
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Runners from Park and Horlick took to the course at the Cross Country Invitational at Muskego High School Saturday.
Athletes from Washington Park and Racine Horlick took part in the Warrior Invitational Saturday at Denoon Park in Muskego. Patch was there to capture some of the moments in photos, but we'd love to see pictures you took, too! Results were not available at the time we posted this photo gallery, but readers can check for how their athlete faired at this website: http://www.wisconsinrunner.com/wccca/results12.php?week=4 www.pttiming.com
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Here's a list of the Racine Unified High School graduation dates.
REAL High School: 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 at UW-Parkside - Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center, 900 Wood Road. Walden III High School: 6 p.m. Friday, June 8, 2012 at Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Ave. Case High School: 3 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Case High School Field House, 7345 Washington Ave. Park High School: 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Park High School Field House, 1901 12th St. Horlick High School: noon Sunday, June 10, 2012 at Horlick High School Field House, 2119 Rapids Drive.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
After Melvin Bedford had a massive heart attack in 2010 at the age of 16, he also suffered global brain damage. It would have been a miracle for him to survive let alone score the first two points during Park's final regular season game.
The noise inside the Washington Park High School fieldhouse was deafening Thursday when Melvin Bedford took to the court to score the first points of Park's final regular season game against Kenosha Bradford. Opening tip was mostly symbolic as Park took possession and the ball was passed to Taron Edwards. Starters from both Bradford and Park hung back as Edwards dribbled a couple of times and then passed the rock to Bedford. He moved toward the basket, paused for just a second and then released the ball in a perfect arc. It hit the rim, but the crowd cheered wildly anyway. "Shoot it again, Melvin!" people shouted. "Shoot it again!" Bedford took the ball from Edwards once more, lined up, and this time, he scored. The answering roar from the…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Washington Park High School graphic design students are exploring their creative side while using their talents to develop real skills they can use in future careers.
Students in the Printing and Graphic Design class at Washington Park High School aren't just exploring their creativity, they're sharpening skills that will carry some of them forward into their future. Teacher Jeff Bergman's first hour class is a mix of second, third and fourth year design students. Around the perimeter of Room 165 at Park is a line of iMacs and there are a number of iPads for students to use as well. Bergman got the funding for the iPads and some graphic software programs in part by having students design and print t-shirts and posters in class that are sold as Park Spirit Wear. Students also so work for local businesses and other schools throughout the district. "The district does fund our program and we get some …