Shorewood Ripples

Board faces backlash over proposed budget

The proposed budget for the 2021-2022 school year does not include funding to raise the salaries of teachers as they receive higher education and gain more experience. In the past, teachers who receive...

High school construction makes progress

Ethan McKaig and Sophia Deak October 4, 2021

Over the summer, the construction on the high school made significant progress as the first floor of the administration building was nearly completed, and progress was made on the performing arts and PE...

District hires new interim superintendent

Noa Biener October 4, 2021

As the Shorewood School District says farewell to former superintendent Dr. Bryan Davis, the community welcomes the district’s new interim superintendent, Dr. JoAnn Sternke. Sternke has enjoyed her...

Back to school brings pandemic protocol changes

Sam Diliberti and Josh Fendyke September 19, 2021

After a year and a half of virtual and hybrid learning, all students but two are back to in-person school. The 2021-22 school year will look very different from previous school years, considering the district-wide...

Colectivo Coffee workers pass union vote

Colectivo Coffee workers pass union vote

Noe Goldhaber, Adam O'Connor, and Oskar Bockhorst September 16, 2021

After a year of battling over unionization efforts, Colectivo Coffee employees passed their vote to unionize with a 106-99 vote. While the results are yet to be certified by the National Labor Relations...

Next year’s schedule uncertain while opinions vary on possible choices

Shubh Goyal June 9, 2021

With the future of the COVID-19 pandemic still uncertain, many decisions for the 2021-2022 year are unfinalized. One question that remains is whether Shorewood High School will return to normal seven period...

Joe Patek, assistant principal, has announced that he is leaving his position at Shorewood to be principal at Nicolet High School

Assistant principal Joe Patek leaving position

Alexis Hu June 9, 2021

This coming school year, Shorewood High School will be bidding farewell to long-time Associate Principal Joe Patek. Prior to working at Shorewood, Patek served in teaching and administrative positions...

Nate Schultz, Atwater principal, is leaving his position to explore new opportunities.

Atwater principal announces resignation

Noa Biener June 9, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, Nate Schultz, Atwater Elementary principal, is preparing for his departure from the position. Schultz, who is headed to Las Vegas to explore new opportunities, enjoyed...

Lauryn Evans (left) and Sheta Shutz (right), freshmen and organizers of the walkout, speak at Atwater Park.

Walkout calls attention to racial injustice

Sophia Wiley June 7, 2021

To raise awareness against the ongoing police brutality and racial injustices happening across the nation, Sheta Schutz and Lauryn Evans, freshmen, organized a walkout for Tuesday, May 18. Schutz and Evans...

Walkout organized for May 18

Walkout organized for May 18

Abi Knox May 17, 2021

Amid more instances of police brutality and racism coming to light across the nation, Lauryn Evans and Sheta Schutz, freshmen, organized a walkout on Tuesday, May 18th to protest continuing racial...

Sexual assault stories surface

Sexual assault stories surface

Laura Oldfather April 29, 2021

Near the end of March, many current SHS students, as well as graduates, took to Instagram and social media to share stories of their own experiences with sexual assault and harassment.  “There have...

The Shorewood Fire Department building on Murray Ave. The building, over 90 years old, was almost torn down, but the historical society advocated for its preservation.

Historical society hosts presentation series on historical preservation

Ethan McKaig April 28, 2021

The Shorewood Historical Society is hosting a series of three presentations that discuss Shorewood’s historical architecture, titled “Shorewood Architecture Reflects Village History: How Can We Leverage...

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