Shorewood Ripples

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...

High school starts new learning model

Noe Goldhaber and Adam O'Connor April 28, 2021

SHS students and staff transitioned to the in-person learning model on April 12. In-person students attend school four days a week, as compared to the two days per week alphabetical split in third quarter. 80%...

The mock trial team gathers on Zoom after their second place finish at state. Their competitions were entirely virtual this year.

Mock trial places second at state

Sophie Diliberti and Sam Diliberti March 24, 2021

Mock Trial wrapped up a successful season on March 9, despite being fully online. Practicing and competing virtually presented unique difficulties, and the season looked a lot different than in previous...

AP exams see changes due to COVID-19

Ellie DeWeerdt and Lulu Fregoso March 24, 2021

Due to complications created by the pandemic, AP testing is seeing various changes. With some schools virtual, some in-person and some implementing a hybrid model, students have been learning in a variety...

Zoom link to school board candidate forum

Zoom link to school board candidate forum

Editorial Staff March 5, 2021

On Monday, March 22nd, from 7-8:45pm, Ripples and the school board student reps will be hosting a school board candidate forum over Zoom. Traci Clark and Ellen Eckman are running against each other...

The second floor of the high school administration building. The second floor has become a construction zone as the LMC is expanded by the new addition.

Referendum construction continues, high school addition almost done

Josha Crites-Kumal and Ethan McKaig February 19, 2021

After about six months of construction on schools across the district, there has been significant progress in the referendum updates to school buildings and infrastructures. A new addition to the high...

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