Shorewood Ripples

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...

Four run for three spots on the school board

Four run for three spots on the school board

Ella Kamm

February 20, 2020

Paru Shah, incumbent president “I have the passion, perspective and willingness to work hard for the education and growth of all of the students in Shorewood. I believe our District has charted a path to distinction. My vision for our District over the next three years includes building on our ...

School district employs therapists

Ethan McKaig

February 20, 2020

A new partnership between the school district and Children’s Wisconsin has brought an opportunity for students to talk to therapists in school. Students and parents can talk with school counselors to set up appointments with Alecia Corbett, the therapist who works with middle and high school st...

Mock trial once again state-bound

Shorewood Mock Trial poses at regionals on February 8. The Red
Team will move on to state in March.

Ella Kamm and Natasha Davis

February 20, 2020

After a close second place finish at regionals on February 8, the Mock Trial Red Team is moving on to the state competition in Madison this March.  “I think we did really well,” said Anna Hietpas, senior. “We actually got second place to Whitefish Bay, who are our biggest rivals. We went three ...

Village trustee candidates to run unopposed

courtesy Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink

Sophia Wiley

February 7, 2020

This year only two people, Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink, filed for the two open trustee positions on the village board, ruling out the possibility of a competitive campaign season. “Because we only have two positions that are vacant and only two people filed to run, those individuals wi...

District holds safety discussion

Laura Oldfather and Sophia Wiley

January 11, 2020

The Shorewood School District hosted a panel on school and student safety in the SHS auditorium on November 18 to discuss recent events that have happened at the school.  Superintendent Bryan Davis, as well as Tracy Oerter, Children’s Hospital Teen Mental Health director; Brooke Talbot, preside...

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