Shorewood Ripples

Fall sports updates

The girls tennis team stands spaced out as they listen to their coach. Their season will continue, but with masks, social distancing and individual tennis balls.

Sadie Cumberbatch and Sonia Bendre

September 10, 2020

All falls sports have been affected by the pandemic in some way, shape or form. The WIAA released guidelines earlier this summer outlining if and how sports will continue this year. They split fall sports into two groups: low-risk (girls tennis, girls swimming, cross country, mountain biking) and high-risk...

Familiar face takes over as girls cross country coach

Geoffrey Gundlach, girls cross country head coach, at afternoon practice. Gundlach has been giving the runners individualized training plans to improve their fitness.

Noe Goldhaber and Alexis Hu

September 10, 2020

This fall, Shorewood High School welcomes new girls cross country coach, Geoffrey Gundlach. Gundlach began running at the end of high school, and then ran in college at UW Oshkosh and qualified for nationals with his team. Prior to coaching at Shorewood, Gundlach worked for six years at the University ...

Campus will be open for teachers and students

August 21, 2020

The Virtual+ model, an adaptation of a completely virtual classroom, allows for opportunities for individual students as well as small groups to meet with their teachers or other staff in-person. “The Virtual+ part is that in contrast to where we were in the spring, our buildings are open and we...

Extracurricular activities dealt with case-by-case

August 21, 2020

Aside from standard scholastic instruction, extracurricular activities have also been affected by the pandemic. Major performances have been put on hold. “Both the drama department and our music department, so all of the performing arts, have pushed all of their performances back through at least December...

High school classes to be taught in longer blocks of time

Room 316, normally where French and Spanish classes take place, remains empty, as it will in the fall. Teachers will have to adjust to a new teaching style, both because of online learning as well as having longer class periods.

August 21, 2020

Online school timetables will look different at each level, just as they did in-person. At the high school, classes will be taught in longer blocks of 70 minutes, with only three or four classes per day.  With longer class periods, teachers will need to find ways to engage their students beyond trad...

Discussions of equity influence plan

August 21, 2020

In recent weeks, there have been many discussions regarding equity as it relates to online learning, as well as how it fits into the general school environment.  In response to complaints highlighting the underrepresentation of student and diverse voices, a meeting was held on July 22 to address s...

Hybrid model of learning still a possibility for the future

August 21, 2020

While the school year is confirmed to be starting online, using the Virtual+ model until November 6, administrators, teachers and staff have been developing what a hybrid instruction model could look like.  The most likely scenario is that half the student body would attend school in-person ...

School Board decides on “Virtual+” plan

School Board decides on

Abi Knox

August 21, 2020

On July 28, the school board voted 5-0 to approve an online first quarter for all district schools. School will be taught in what the district is terming a “Virtual+” model, with most of the instruction happening via online platforms, with small groups also meeting in-person to supplement the lear...

Gold keys galore this Scholastic season

Hiwot Schutz’s “Holy Trinity,” which was shot in Ethiopia. Schutz won a gold key for the photograph.

Margaret Raicu

February 20, 2020

Shorewood students submitted 13 Gold Key Award winning pieces for this year’s Scholastic Art Competition. They also received 11 Silver Key Awards and 24 Honorable Mentions. Among them, were Leland Hanewall, senior, Hiwot Schutz, junior, and Danny Huang, freshman. Leland Hanewall “The whole thing was...

Social media and mental health

Editorial Staff

February 20, 2020

We the Editors of Shorewood Ripples recognize the weight of mental health and also the common problems that come with trying to cope with it, and we wish to explore these issues. Social media reflects and magnifies people’s mental health states. Going on social media, we wade through vents, rants, pi...

Girls skiing performs at state

Grace Bailey, junior, Bella Rosmann and Kate Dickman, seniors, Emma Bailey, freshman, and Lane Hammond and Grace Optekar, sophomores, huddle for a photo. The varsity girls ski team, comprising five Shorewood students, finished tenth at state.

Sophia Wiley

February 19, 2020

The girls varsity ski team, a Nicolet and Shorewood co-op team, competed at state last weekend, placing tenth overall. The competition took place over the course of two days, each girl competing in three categories: slalom, giant slalom and super G. “We actually placed tenth out of 22 teams, which was a l...

Senior commits to running cross country in college

Senior commits to running cross country in college

Abi Knox

January 9, 2020

This year’s boys cross country WIAA Division II state champion has committed to running post-graduation. Lucas Florsheim, senior, looks to continue his success at Pomona College in Los Angeles, where he will run cross country as well as the 3200 meters and 1600 meters in track.  “I’m 1...

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