Shorewood Ripples

School board to hire owner’s representative as referendum project prepares to enter the contract bidding stage

Ella Kamm

January 11, 2020

The school board plans to hire an owner’s representative to review proposed contracts for the facilities referendum and manage the project. An owner’s representative is someone who acts as the spokesperson for the owner of a construction project. They are similar to a project manager, but ten...

Atwater Beach stairs revitalized

Photo of the new stairs leading down to Atwater Beach. The new stairs were put in this __, and should improve user safety.

Laura Oldfather

January 11, 2020

The stairs leading down to the lake at Atwater Beach were recently renovated. The stairs are frequently used by the community and need occasional repairs.  “The Atwater stairs are a valuable asset to the community,” said Joel Kolste, Assistant Director of Public Works.  “This project is...

District report card shows improvement

Ella Kamm and Noe Goldhaber

January 11, 2020

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released their annual school report cards, and the Shorewood School District received 83.8 points, meaning that it “significantly exceeds expectations.”  “It's just validation of all the really hard work the teachers and the staff and the students do to make su...

Superintendent deems safety procedure successful

Shannon Carlson and Laura Oldfather

November 21, 2019

On November 12, a Shorewood High School student was arrested after found being in possession of a hit list and ammunition. The following day, school was cancelled across the district so that police could continue their investigation. On the day off, every locker in the high school was searched. I...

Student apprehended for creating “hit list,” possession of ammunition

Ella Kamm

November 12, 2019

A Shorewood High School student was arrested after another student reported a "hit list" to the school administration at 10:00 am. The list was confirmed to be real and the suspected author was in possession of a loaded magazine of ammunition. The district notified parents through Infinite Campus around...

Village debates holiday decorations

Ella Kamm

October 16, 2019

The Shorewood Human Rights Commission has proposed a new signs, objects and communicative structures policy that would ban the display of holiday decorations, among other signs, symbols, or structures on public property. While the policy covers all decorations and signs, it was created to address...

Two students in HRC granted voting rights

Mira Lee Prabhu (left) and Julia Appel (right) smile for the camera. The two seniors were recently granted the right to vote on the Human Relations Commission.

Abi Knox

October 16, 2019

The village board recently granted the two high school student members on the Human Relations Commission (HRC), Julia Appel and Mira Lee Prabhu, seniors, voting rights.  The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is a volunteer committee that focuses on issues affecting the community.  “The Human Relations Comm...

Village to prohibit vaping in public parks

Sophia Wiley

October 16, 2019

On July 15, the village board passed an ordinance to ban e-cigarette usage in indoor spaces where tobacco cigarettes are prohibited.  “The broader discussion happened a while back in terms of health interest in updating and aligning electronic cigarette usage with tobacco usage,” said Ann Chr...

Clarke Warren appointed to school board

Clarke Warren enjoys a nice day outside. He was recently appointed to the school board, filling the position left vacant by Lance Weinhardt.

Ethan McKaig

October 16, 2019

Clarke Warren, newly appointed school board member, filled Lance Weinhardt’s seat on the board after being chosen from a pool of 7 applicants. The 5 members of the school board, not including Weinhardt, finalized their choice at the meeting on September 10.  “We did what the village board and the schoo...

Shorewood students participate in climate strike

Laura Oldfather

October 13, 2019

On Friday, September 20, 37 SHS students, along with a few SIS students, joined millions of youth around the globe by participating in their local climate strike. “Internationally, the climate strike is a global movement of mainly youth coming out and protesting in their streets to demand climate action and t...

Community debates improvements to Triangle Park

Triangle Park, a green-space at the five-way intersection of Woodburn St., Kenmore Pl. and Olive St. Its future is being decided by the Parks Commission.

Ethan McKaig

October 7, 2019

The Parks Commission is in the process of making a decision about what to do with Triangle Park, a green-space at the five-way intersection of Woodburn St., Kenmore Pl. and Olive St. At a meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 10, community members got to share their opinions as well. Over 50 people from the...

Shorewood Feast draws village together for a meal in the street

Laura Oldfather

October 1, 2019

On Saturday, September 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., Shorewood residents gathered in the street on Oakland Ave for the first ever Shorewood Feast, an event designed to bring the Shorewood community together. “It’s about the celebration of Shorewood, but it’s about food, and local businesse...

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