The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Shorewood Public Library has teamed up with HelpNow, an online tutoring program. Students can get help in the afternoon and night, when school teacher arent usually available

Library offers new online tutoring program

Abi Knox and Sonia Bendre November 19, 2020

The Shorewood Public Library is now offering a new online tutoring service called HelpNow. Put on by Brainfuse, HelpNow is a national platform with 20 years of experience.   Perhaps HelpNow’s main...

High school introduces revised camera policy

Sophie Diliberti and Lucy Benavides November 19, 2020

Virtual learning has presented countless obstacles to teachers and students alike. One of the most critical issues is cameras. Very few students turn their cameras on during class, which magnifies the...

SHS students help organize math tutors

Sophie Diliberti October 15, 2020

Shorewood’s National Honors Society (NHS) has introduced a new program in response to new challenges posed by online learning this year. Led by seniors Ellie DeWeerdt, Emma Stenzel and Molly Fox-Kincaid,...

A skeleton bows his head at an outdoor table at Draft & Vessel. The establishment, like many others, is wondering how they will safely serve customers as the chillier months approach.

Winter months pose threat to safe seating

Camille Talarczyk October 15, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, restaurant seating can already be very complicated. But as the chillier months approach, inhibiting the ability to arrange seating outside, organizing a safe seating...

Connecting to classmates and teachers is difficult while learning virtually, and new home learning environments can present distractions for students.

Schools still adjusting to new circumstances

Katrina Kallas and Sonia Bendre October 15, 2020

Shorewood School District has faced many new changes with virtual learning this year, with each school having to find new ways of teaching in a pandemic. Instead of being in a regular classroom, students...

Collective Coffee on Oakland Avenue in Shorewood. Workers are attempting to form a union through the IBEW.

Colectivo workers push to unionize, intend to vote soon

Laura Oldfather October 15, 2020

Colectivo Coffee employees have been working on forming a union since their cafes shut down for two weeks in March. The workers’ intentions to form a union comes from a desire to be represented in the...

Where, when and how to vote this election

Where, when and how to vote this election

Sadie Cumberbatch October 14, 2020

CORRECTION: In the print issue, it incorrectly states that early voting will occur between October 21 and October 23. In person early voting in Shorewood will occur between October 21 and October 30. For...

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

Referendum construction begins

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...

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...

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

Public art project sparks controversy

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...

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

Two new courses to 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,...

School Board decides on Virtual+ plan

School Board decides on “Virtual+” plan

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...