Shorewood Ripples

Basketball games delayed until early January

Nayana Menon, in white, holds the ball, while Sonia Bendre, in red, defends. In the back, Neveah Gomez, in white, goes up against Brooklyn Anderson, in red.
Charlie Marble December 26, 2020

With the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting so many events, from concerts to in-person classes, it is nice to know that sports will go on, just not in the way they used to. Basketball, one of the most up close...

SpecEd department remains mostly in-person

Mary DeMerit, special education teacher,
works with Theo Berges, junior, on his
schoolwork.
Laura Oldfather December 26, 2020

Among the students on campus engaged in “+” activities of the “Virtual+” curriculum are many students of Shorewood High School’s Special Education department. Multiple students report to school...

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,...

MKE Film Festival explores alternative options to keep organization afloat

Noe Goldhaber October 15, 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and concerns over the safety of running a 14-day festival, Milwaukee Film Festival will be conducting a virtual festival complete with access to exclusive streaming content...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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,...

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,”...

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