Kindergarten registration begins in Burlington

BURLINGTON — Burlington Area School District’s kindergarten registration is open for children who will be 4 or 5 years old prior to Sept. 1. Students seeking to enroll in 4K or 5K (who were not enrolled in 4K this year) should enroll early to select a program and location preference, as space is limited.

Burlington Area School District offers both a traditional program and the Montessori program. Both programs offer the same core curriculum, with the traditional program using a traditional classroom environment and the Montessori program using a more hands-on learning environment. The cost is the same for both programs, as Burlington is one of only a handful of public schools in Wisconsin to offer a tuition-free Montessori program.

Registrants will receive a confirmation email from Sign Up Genius in mid-March with the student’s school and program selection and details about the kindergarten screenings at Waller Elementary School on April 23 (for 4K students) or May 17 (for new 5K students).

Registration packets are available on the district’s website www.basd.k12.wi.us; at the District office, 100 N. Kane St.; at the four elementary schools; or by calling the district office at 262-210-0210.

Racine Lutheran recognizes Hall of Fame inductees

RACINE — Gene Schneider, Cheryl Lynn Babel Wilkinson and Randy Lowe represent the 2018 class of inductees into the Racine Lutheran High School Hall of Fame.

A pre-game reception will be held at 6:15 p.m. in the school’s Commons on Saturday, Jan. 13. The induction ceremony will take place in the gym at 7 p.m.

Complete induction biographies are posted on the Alumni section of RacineLutheran.org. For more information, contact athletic director Jason Block at 262-637-6538 or jblock@RacineLutheran.org.

St. Rita to host information night, open house

CALEDONIA — Enrollments for the 2018-19 school year are being accepted for 4- and 5-year-old children entering 4K or kindergarten at St. Rita School, 4433 Douglas Ave. St. Rita School’s educational program starts with full-day 4K and offers individualized learning plans coupled with varied extracurricular activities ranging from chess and STEM Clubs to Scouting and athletics.

A new parent information night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25. An open house and tours will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 28. Registration materials may be found at www.st-ritas.org/school. For more information, call St. Rita School at 262-639-3333.

Racine Lutheran plans open house for new students

RACINE — An open house for prospective new students will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22, at Racine Lutheran High School, 251 Luedtke Ave.

Middle-school students and their families are invited to tour the school and meet the teachers and coaches. Application materials for the 2018-19 school year will be available.

Racine Lutheran High School offers challenging academics in a faith-based setting. Students grow and learn in a safe, nurturing environment, where the school focuses on faith, character, leadership and learning. Scholarships and financial aid programs are available, and tuition is tax-deductible.

For more information, visit the school’s website at www.RacineLutheran.org, call the admissions office at 262-637-6538 or email sdrummond@RacineLutheran.org.

Racine Lutheran’s Grand Gala set for Feb. 10

RACINE — Racine Lutheran High School’s Grand Gala will be held Saturday, Feb. 10, at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St. Beginning at 5 p.m., guests can enjoy the silent auction and socializing. At 7 p.m., attendees will be seated for dinner featuring chicken saltimbocca and cod a la oscar.

Yve Rojas, celebrity auctioneer and star of “Survivor: Nicaragua,” will lead the voice auction at 8 p.m. The first item up for bid is the VIP table, which allows 10 guests to upgrade their dining experience while supporting the school. Attendees can also bid on vacation packages to Colorado; Cancun, Mexico; and South Africa, and other items.

Opportunities to pledge funds for student scholarships and tuition assistance will be available. After dinner, desserts will be served, and dancing will begin with live music from Chicago’s High Society Orchestra.

Tickets are $75 per person. Tables of 10 are available. The deadline for reservations is Friday, Jan. 26. For more information, or to make reservations, call the school at 262-637-6538 or email klong@RacineLutheran.org.

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