Deadline for school choice enrollment nears

RACINE — The deadline is approaching for school choice enrollment in the Racine Unified School District.

Until the enrollment window closes on Jan. 15, Unified families can go online and sign their children up to attend the district’s Montessori, magnet, charter and alternative schools. Parents can also enroll their children in schools other than their boundary schools as well as any of its middle schools, which are all part of the My School My Choice program. The enrollment window opened on Dec. 1.

Middle school students and parents can choose the soon-to-be kindergarten through eighth-grade boundary school campuses of Gifford, Jerstad-Agerholm or Mitchell Elementary schools. They also have the chance to lottery into kindergarten through eighth-grade classes at Gilmore Fine Arts; sixth- through 12th-grade classes at The REAL School; sixth- through 12th-grade Walden III Middle School; or Starbuck Middle School, which will become a sixth through eighth grade International Baccalaureate School.

For instructions on how to enroll in the school of your choice, visit www.rusd.org/district/school-choice.

Leadership event for high school students planned

RACINE — Kingdom Builders under the Failure Is Not An Option (F.I.N.A.O.) subsidiary will host a leadership event for all high school students from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, at Roma Lodge, 7130 Spring St.

This presentation will focus on leadership principles. Gary Anzalone, a former business owner in Racine County and nationwide speaker on leadership, will be the guest speaker for this free event.

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