Shorewood Ripples

Watershed students canoe down the Milwaukee River. They canoed from the headwaters of the Milwaukee River to the waters of Lake Michigan.

Watershed Wisdom camping trip a success

Adam O'Connor and Chloe Cayo September 18, 2021

In August, students in Watershed Wisdom left for their annual expedition to study the boundaries and intricacies of the Milwaukee River Watershed. After the expedition was canceled in 2020 due to COVID-19,...

College Board: for students or for profit?

Noe Goldhaber and Sophie Diliberti March 24, 2021

With AP exams looming for many SHS students, complaints about the College Board are more prevalent than ever. The organization has been criticized for its poor handling of a uniquely challenging academic...

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...

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...

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 isnt 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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