Shorewood Ripples

Public art project sparks controversy

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

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 artist’s talent as well as snippets of local history. “What inspired [‘Signaling History’],...

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...

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...

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...

School district employs therapists

Ethan McKaig

February 20, 2020

A new partnership between the school district and Children’s Wisconsin has brought an opportunity for students to talk to therapists in school. Students and parents can talk with school counselors to set up appointments with Alecia Corbett, the therapist who works with middle and high school st...

District holds safety discussion

Laura Oldfather and Sophia Wiley

January 11, 2020

The Shorewood School District hosted a panel on school and student safety in the SHS auditorium on November 18 to discuss recent events that have happened at the school.  Superintendent Bryan Davis, as well as Tracy Oerter, Children’s Hospital Teen Mental Health director; Brooke Talbot, preside...

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...

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...

Shorewood bids goodbye to retiring teachers

Amy Clark, math teacher, Andy Carey, social studies teacher and LIsa Bromley, physical education teacher, smile for a photo. The three teachers will be retiring this year and will be missed by many.

Cela Migan

June 5, 2019

Lisa Bromley Lisa Bromley, physical education teacher, has taught for 32 years in Shorewood and is leaving behind a legacy of delicious brownies and the cherished Shorewood games. One of Bromley’s greatest contributions to Shorewood has been the organization of the Shorewood games, done every four year...

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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