Shorewood Ripples

Winter months pose threat to safe seating

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.

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 plan becomes even more challenging. Three busy Shorewood restaurants share how they plan to keep bus...

Rationale behind new bell schedule

Ethan McKaig

October 15, 2020

To accommodate the move to online school, a new bell schedule was developed for the 2020-2021 school year. The schedule changes include block schedules: longer class periods and fewer classes per day, and a day for asynchronous learning The schedule was created by Tim Kenney, principal, and Joseph...

Cross Country moved to D1 this postseason

Isabella Lozier and Annika Elliott, juniors, Louisa Fowler, sophomore, Addie Kemp, senior, and Grace Optekar, junior, run on the track at practice. The team hopes to make it to D1 state.

October 15, 2020

As if social distancing and smaller meets weren’t enough changes for this year’s cross country season, the WIAA recently announced that Shorewood will be competing at the Division 1 level this year. This did not affect the teams’ regular season, but it will change their roads to state comple...

Schools still adjusting to new circumstances

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

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 are going to virtual classes through online meeting platforms such as Zoom and Google Meet, in ord...

Fall sports updates

The girls tennis team stands spaced out as they listen to their coach. Their season will continue, but with masks, social distancing and individual tennis balls.

Sadie Cumberbatch and Sonia Bendre

September 10, 2020

All falls sports have been affected by the pandemic in some way, shape or form. The WIAA released guidelines earlier this summer outlining if and how sports will continue this year. They split fall sports into two groups: low-risk (girls tennis, girls swimming, cross country, mountain biking) and high-risk...

School Board decides on “Virtual+” plan

School Board decides on

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 happening via online platforms, with small groups also meeting in-person to supplement the lear...

Students work during the pandemic

Abi Knox

June 15, 2020

For students who work during the school year, the coronavirus has made it difficult to keep working. Trends in COVID-19 suggest that the average teen is not at a high risk of experiencing severe, life-threatening symptoms, so many high school students are not very worried about themselves compared to the...

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...

Why holding out hope for in-person graduation is so important

Why holding out hope for in-person graduation is so important

Ella Kamm

May 10, 2020

In any normal year, the month of May is a busy time for seniors. There are recitals, pranks, awards, skip days, proms and college decisions to be made. Unfortunately, just like every other event imaginable, these celebrations have been altered due to coronavirus, or COVID-19. Instead of spending our last few m...

Students give back to community during social isolation

Sophie O'Connor's puppy, Pioneer, looks up at the camera. O'Conner's family fostered the dog, eventually deciding to adopt him.

Naomi Raicu

April 27, 2020

In this uncertain and stressful time, Shorewood students have found ways to enjoy themselves while benefiting the community. Soon after schools shut down, Sophie O’Connor, senior, decided with their family to foster a puppy. “We wanted to do something that was helpful that we couldn’t otherwise do, and ...

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...

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