State Senator Van Wanggaard's eNewsletter 2017
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Happy Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 23rd


School Report Cards Released
Racine Unified Test Scores Up

This week, the Department of Public Instruction released the school district report cards for the 2016-17 school year. Across the state, over 80% of schools made the grade, while 108 school “failed to meet expectations”. 
Racine Unified School District made dramatic improvement, with an increase of 11 points over last year. This result means the immediate threat of a breakup and state takeover that was debated this summer has been lifted. While I am encouraged that the district is heading in the right direction, it’s important that progress continues. I wouldn’t accept 60% from my own children when they were in school, and parents and taxpayers shouldn’t accept 60% from their school district.
You can check your school’s report card by visiting this website: Click.

Local Foxconn Meetings


Village Board Meeting (Agenda TBD)
November 27 at 6:30 PM
Joint Review Board Meeting to review TID plan
November 29 at 6:00 PM
*All meetings at Mount Pleasant Village Hall. Dates and times are subject to change, for the latest meeting information and agendas, visit:

7th Annual "Big Bundle Up"

Donate new or gently used winter gear

For the seventh year, “The Big Bundle Up” campaign is collecting new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other warm winter gear for those in need. Since 2011, Wisconsin residents, travelers, and businesses contributed more than 103,400 winter items, which have been donated to charities across the state.

Travel Wisconsin Welcome Centers, tourist information centers, businesses and offices across the state are serving as drop off sites today through January 2, 2018. A complete list of locations is available online here.

Visit to Riverview School in Silver Lake

On Monday, November 20th Representative Samantha Kerkman and I visited the 4th Grade Class at Riverview School in Silver Lake.  Great bunch of kids!

In the District

On Friday, November 17th I had the opportunity to tour the SC Johnson iMET Center in Sturtevant.  During the tour, we visited the Introduction to Engineering & Design and AutoCAD classes.  We also toured the REAL School.  It was an awesome experience. 

Issue 95
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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State Senator Van
21st Senate District 

Wisconsin State Capitol 
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
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Local Events

Burlington Turkey Trot 5k Run/Walk
Burlington High School
November 23rd

Pleasant Prairie Mini Maker Faire
(event is free, but registration required)
RecPlex Fieldhouse
November 25th

Christmas Tree Lighting
Village Square, Union Grove
November 30th

Burlington Christmas Parade
Downtown Burlington
December 1

Racine Zoo
2131 North Main St.
Daily, 9 am - 4:30 pm

If you would like to add an event to the Local Events calendar, please send information to:
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