Shorewood Ripples

Referendum construction begins

An illustration of what the new addition to the administration building will look like. Visitors will enter this building first, where all administration offices will be relocated

Ethan McKaig and Olivia Steinmetz

September 23, 2020

In early June, as the virtual fourth quarter was wrapping up, work began on three Shorewood schools. Atwater Elementary, Lake Bluff Elementary and Shorewood High School saw construction equipment and crews arrive on campuses, beginning a process of renovation and construction throughout the district.  O...

Sam Coleman takes role as director for curriculum and instruction

MaKenzie Stephens and Abi Knox

September 23, 2020

As the former Director for Equity and now the Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Sam Coleman has a lot under his belt as he approaches this upcoming school year.  With his transition, he’ll still work to improve equity within the district, but his focus will now be on teaching and learnin...

Public art project sparks controversy

A painted traffic box on the corner of Capitol and Oakland. This box is one of many in the project called

Abi Knox and Graydin Lohre

September 23, 2020

Eleven Shorewood traffic signal boxes recently received a makeover as part of the Shorewood Historical Society’s project “Signaling History.” What used to be plain hunks of metal now showcase local artist’s talent as well as snippets of local history. “What inspired [‘Signaling History’],...

Two new courses to start this school year

Two new courses, Digital Photography and Music Theory, will start this school year.

Sophia Wiley and Noe Goldhaber

September 23, 2020

This school year, SHS is offering two new courses to students: Digital Photography and Music Theory. The classes allow for students to explore and learn new skills in more depth.  Amelia Hernandez, graphic arts teacher, intends for Digital Photography to give students more hands on experience with cam...

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...

Drama director leaves SHS to return home

Laura Oldfather

August 9, 2020

After eight years, Joe King, former SHS drama director, is leaving. King is returning to the high school in Indianapolis where he had taught prior to coming to Shorewood.  “The school in Indianapolis where I taught for 15 years previously had their theater director position open up,” King said. “My p...

Plans for next school year are yet to be determined

The high school has been empty since schools closed for in-person classes on March 13. The question of whether students will return in the fall remains unanswered.

Shannon Carlson

June 15, 2020

Discussions are underway regarding whether the district will return back to school next fall, and what that will look like. At this point, there’s a lot of uncertainty. However, the district is working alongside the North Shore Health Department to determine what the safest and most realistic opti...

Superintendent calls on DA to charge “Shorewood Spitter” with hate crime

Students and administration stand on the steps of the high school getting ready for the press conference on June 8. In the press conference, superintendent Dr. Bryan Davis called on the Milwaukee District Attorney to elevate Stephanie Rapkin's charges to a hate crime

Ethan McKaig

June 9, 2020

In response to a Shorewood woman spitting on a Shorewood High School student protester at a march on Saturday, June 6, the school district held a press conference to address the incident. On the high school’s front lawn on Monday, June 8 at 8:00 am, superintendent Dr. Bryan Davis addressed a crowd...

Protesters prevented from entering Shorewood

A police line of officers in riot gear block N. Oakland Ave. This line is south of where heavy law enforcement teams were placed on the corner of Edgewood and Oakland.

Ethan McKaig

June 7, 2020

On May 31, standoffs between police and protesters, at the border between Shorewood and the City of Milwaukee, erupted into frenzied arrests in the shadow of armored trucks and a heavy law enforcement presence. According to a police report given June 1, the Shorewood Police Department “called for allowin...

April 7 general election results

April 16, 2020

The ballots have been counted and the results are in for the April 7 general elections.    Mayor of Milwaukee It was between Tom Barrett and Lena Taylor for Milwaukee mayor. Barrett won the race, taking his fifth term with 63% votes and leaving Taylor with 37%.    Wisconsin Sup...

Students and teachers react to AP testing changes

Naomi Raicu

March 27, 2020

The College Board, administrators of the Advanced Placement exams, announced in a March 20 update changes to AP testing for this spring. The changes include replacing the traditional in-person exams, which are typically two to three hours long, with 45-minute online exams, offering a later testing date ...

School district takes measures against pandemic

School district takes measures against pandemic

Naomi Raicu

March 18, 2020

Shorewood School District, in conjunction with other North Shore districts including Whitefish Bay, closed at 5 p.m. on March 13 to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, commonly referred to as “coronavirus,” a virus that causes the disease COVID-19. The closing applies to all four schools, activities be...

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