Shorewood Ripples

Local businesses hope to survive the winter

Storefront of Just Goods, a shop that sells locally sourced trinkets and art.
Noe Goldhaber and Jonah Javorsky December 26, 2020

While the pandemic has made holiday shopping look different this year, businesses like Just Goods and SKN BAR have adapted to remain safe. Business owners and managers have had to be creative to overcome...

SpecEd department remains mostly in-person

Mary DeMerit, special education teacher,
works with Theo Berges, junior, on his
schoolwork.
Laura Oldfather December 26, 2020

Among the students on campus engaged in “+” activities of the “Virtual+” curriculum are many students of Shorewood High School’s Special Education department. Multiple students report to school...

Recent district-level hires

Recent district-level hires
Noa Biener and Shannon Carlson December 26, 2020

New Director for Equity is selected mid-year by Noa Biener   Shari Tucker has been hired as the second-ever Director for Equity for Shorewood. The position was created in 2019, and became...

Blooming Lotus opens storefront in Shorewood

The new Blooming Lotus Bakery location on Maryland Ave in Shorewood. From muf-
fins to scones, they offer a variety of baked goods pertaining to dietary restrictions.
Ellie DeWeerdt and Lulu Fregoso November 21, 2020

The Blooming Lotus bakery has recently opened a new Shorewood location. Free of grain, gluten, egg, dairy, cane sugar, oils, soy and yeast, this bakehouse is a trailblazer for restaurants looking to offer...

School board announces third student rep

Alexis Hu, sophomore, was chosen to be
a school board student representative.
Sophie Diliberti November 21, 2020

Alexis Hu, sophomore, joined returning student representatives Sadie Cumberbatch and Jack Stuhlmacher, seniors, on the school board this October.  “I’m really, really honored to be in this position,”...

Local artists display work around the village

Natasha Davis November 21, 2020

For the month of November, the Shorewood Artists Guild is holding a fall art auction and gallery to showcase some new pieces.  Starting Nov. 2, the artworks of the 14 participating artists are available...

New campus supervisor focuses on creativity

Antoine Davis, SHS alumnus, returns to
take on the role of campus supervisor.
Ashai Bryant and Abi Knox November 21, 2020

Another Davis has been added to the high school directory. Antoine Davis is filling the newly created position of campus supervisor.  This new Davis learned of the opening from his father, Antoine...

Rationale behind new bell schedule

Ethan McKaig October 15, 2020

To accommodate the move to online school, a new bell schedule was developed for the 2020-2021 school year. The schedule changes include block schedules: longer class periods and fewer classes per day,...

Music classes explore virtual options

A student's laptop sits open for orchestra class. Virtual music classes have been especially challenging.
Sophia Wiley October 15, 2020

With all courses being virtual this school year, some may wonder about the technicalities of music classes. Like all teachers, Karen Frink, orchestra director, and Bryan Kujawa, band director, are trying...

Mobile Music Series showcases local bands

Mixtape MKE performs as part of the Mobile Music Series on the back of the RAD Wagon. This series has allowed for live music to continue during COVID times.
Sophia Wiley October 15, 2020

Taking off in June, Shorewood’s Business Improvement District (BID) introduced the Mobile Music Series, an event that brings live bands around the community with the help of a wagon.  “Back in...

Community art project facilitates discussion on race

Decorated stones lay scattered at the rock garden exhibit next to MOD Pizza. The event was held to create a space for conversations on race mediated through art.
Eva McNally October 15, 2020

In wake of the recent events surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement, Shorewood Moving Forward members Pam Miller, Sharon Grinker, Elly Pick and Kathleen McKeown, organized rock garden installations...

First-year theater major navigates online school

Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, poses in her garden at her house in Shorewood, which is where she's had to take her classes from this semester. Nelsen is a theater arts major, which has provided unique challenges during COVID.
Shannon Carlson October 13, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, gets in front of her laptop camera for acting class. This is one of eight classes she is taking remotely this semester. For college...

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