The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

The Student News Site of Shorewood High School

Shorewood Ripples

Three teachers make differences in students’ lives

Sonia Bendre, Aud Jenkins, and Amaris Kaleka March 8, 2024

Hayley Kutz: English I, Themes of Poetry and Prose, AP English Hayley Kutz, English teacher, is in her 11th year of teaching. She began her education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where...

Econ teacher helps students plan for future

Sonia Bendre, Aud Jenkins, and Amaris Kaleka February 11, 2024

Schmidt has been a teacher at SHS for about 13 years, but is also an alum of the high school. He got his undergraduate degree at UW-Madison, majoring in economics, political science, and French. He went...

These teachers adjusted their curriculums to meet student needs

Sonia Bendre, Aud Jenkins, and Amaris Kaleka December 23, 2023

Mathews has been a teacher for 12 years, teaching at Shorewood for 10 of them. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of Madison for biology and environmental science. Then, he earned his...

Teachers share their journey to changing lives

Sonia Bendre, Amaris Kaleka, and Aud Jenkins December 23, 2023

Troy Thibedeau: Precalculus and Calculus AB, BC Thibedeau is in his 30th year teaching, and the current school year is his 23rd at Shorewood High School. In his classroom at lunch, almost daily, students...

Family Wellness Forum spreads awareness

LeAnn Hawkins December 2, 2023

The Family Wellness Forum this year was held in the LMC after years of being virtual due to Covid. The forum’s stated goals are for school counselors and on-site therapists through Children’s Wisconsin...

Chinese Club meets during lunch every Thursday in Mr. Gietzen’s Room

New club educates about Chinese culture

Jenna Abu-Zahra, Masha Malinkine, and Andrina Roberts December 2, 2023

This school year, SHS welcomed Chinese Club as a new addition to its roster of clubs. Founded by senior Joanna Townsend, the club works to immerse students in Chinese culture. “I am the student runner...

Civics teacher wins award for curriculum

Lifang Zhang and Ashley Slomann December 2, 2023

Jesse Perez, SHS Civics and American Society teacher was awarded the Jack Miller Center Award for Civic Excellence in Education. Perez was the only high school teacher in the country to receive this award...

Two Shorewood students awarded in NMSC

Two Shorewood students awarded in NMSC

Catalina Perez December 2, 2023

Out of more than 16,000 students nationwide, two Shorewood seniors, Sonia Bendre and Robert Gronert, have been awarded the status of National Merit Semifinalist in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship competition.  Every...

Feminist club holds annual product drive

Tyndall Talley and Noa Biener November 13, 2023

As the 2023-24 school year begins, Shorewood High School’s Feminist club has started off on another positive note. The club, led by four juniors, helps to encourage positive feminism by educating...

Changes made to district staff positions

Sophie Hanna, Esme Kleban, and Masha Sizova September 24, 2023

Keith Roberts:    Due to a change of staff in Shorewood School District’s curriculum, Keith Roberts, coach of baseball and football, is now a new Physical Education teacher at both SHS and...

SIS welcomes new principal Tiara Rogers

Aud Jenkins, Aiko Levick, Ana Phiester, and LeeAnn Hawkins September 23, 2023

Transition is underway at SIS as it welcomes Tiara Rodgers into the position of principal. From starting her educational career as a middle school English teacher to acting in administrative roles in school...

Retiring teachers reflect on their time at SHS

Sebastian Pollock June 8, 2023

After years of service, the time has come to bid a fond farewell to three retiring teachers who have left indelible marks on the lives of countless students. As they embark on the next chapter of their...