Shorewood Ripples

Biology teacher moves to the middle school

Abi Knox

August 30, 2019

James Beckers, former biology and AP Biology teacher at the high school, is moving to the intermediate school this year, where he will teach seventh grade science.  “I have a handful of years left teaching, and I wanted to try a new challenge and have it be something I can really get excited about,” Be...

School board works to fill vacancy

Ella Kamm

August 27, 2019

ORIGINALLY WRITTEN: August 13, 2019 Lance Weinhardt, school board treasurer, resigned in late June. The board is currently in the process of appointing a new member to fill the vacancy.  “It’s with regret that, after struggling with this decision, that due to family health issues, I submit my resignat...

Village to vote on conversion therapy ban

Olivia Poole and Sophia Wiley

June 5, 2019

The Shorewood Solidarity Network has been working alongside Forge Milwaukee to ban conversion therapy in Shorewood. The practice is mainly projected towards youth of the LGBTQ community. It is intended to change the sexual orientation or gender identity. “It's a problematic practice. It's dangero...

Community discusses river access

A young fisherman tries his luck under a disputed oak tree. Kletszch Park is home to many such trees, some may be over 200 years old.

Naomi Raicu

June 5, 2019

Developers from the Milwaukee County Parks system are planning designs for construction that will bring about repairs and new structures for the Kletzsch Park dam on the Milwaukee River. The project’s objectives include repairing the dam, replacing degraded kayak and canoe portage, improving access ...

Student representatives to be on next year’s school board

Shannon Carlson

June 5, 2019

Starting in the 2019-2020 school year, there will be two student representatives on the school board.  The students must be of sophomore, junior or senior standing, and will be required to go to one board meeting a month, respectively. The two representatives have not been chosen yet, but the bo...

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