Shorewood Ripples

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...

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...

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...

How wealth impacts academic success

How wealth impacts academic success
Noe Goldhaber January 9, 2020

In March of this year, Lori Louglin, Felicity Huffman and about 50 other families were implicated in an FBI investigation nicknamed “Operation Varsity Blues,” which is currently investigating privileged...

New AP exam registration isn’t all that bad

New AP exam registration isn't all that bad
Naomi Raicu September 3, 2019

Starting this school year, students must register for AP exams before November 4, unless they want to pay $40 in addition to the $94 baseline fee. Students canceling their exam will be refunded all but...

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation

Grade inflation: an affliction of high schools across the nation
Naomi Raicu August 29, 2019

In a 2018 study from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, researchers studying North Carolina high schools found that while high school GPAs have risen, SAT, ACT, and other standardized test scores have stagnated....

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