Shorewood Ripples

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, and a day for asynchronous learning The schedule was created by Tim Kenney, principal, and Joseph...

Music classes explore virtual options

A student's laptop sits open for orchestra class. Virtual music classes have been especially challenging.

Sophia Wiley

October 15, 2020

With all courses being virtual this school year, some may wonder about the technicalities of music classes. Like all teachers, Karen Frink, orchestra director, and Bryan Kujawa, band director, are trying to manage their curriculum online.  “It’s been okay. I think that a lot of the responsibility is...

Mobile Music Series showcases local bands

Mixtape MKE performs as part of the Mobile Music Series on the back of the RAD Wagon. This series has allowed for live music to continue during COVID times.

Sophia Wiley

October 15, 2020

Taking off in June, Shorewood’s Business Improvement District (BID) introduced the Mobile Music Series, an event that brings live bands around the community with the help of a wagon.  “Back in June, we had several of our events get cancelled because of COVID, and I had seen a vehicle called the Funk Clu...

Community art project facilitates discussion on race

Decorated stones lay scattered at the rock garden exhibit next to MOD Pizza. The event was held to create a space for conversations on race mediated through art.

Eva McNally

October 15, 2020

In wake of the recent events surrounding the Black Lives Matter Movement, Shorewood Moving Forward members Pam Miller, Sharon Grinker, Elly Pick and Kathleen McKeown, organized rock garden installations called the Shorewood Stones Memorial. The two installations are located at the Cornerstone Building in ...

First-year theater major navigates online school

Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, poses in her garden at her house in Shorewood, which is where she's had to take her classes from this semester. Nelsen is a theater arts major, which has provided unique challenges during COVID.

Shannon Carlson

October 13, 2020

Every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, Lindsay Nelsen, SHS class of 2020, gets in front of her laptop camera for acting class. This is one of eight classes she is taking remotely this semester. For college first-years, this school year has been difficult to navigate. Students are spread out: some have b...

Meet Mr. Jordan, the new Ripples advisor

Stephone Jordan, new advisor to Ripples, gets his photo taken by features editor Shannon. He had a lot of fun getting to know the editorial staff during layout week!

Abi Knox and Laura Oldfather

September 9, 2020

Stephone Jordan: food lover, athlete and now the new Ripples advisor.  “This is going on my second year at Shorewood, my third year in Milwaukee, Wisconsin generally. I’m from Seattle, moved here for work. Love Milwaukee. Love the food that Milwaukee has to offer, and I always welcome food suggesti...

Black youth march 65 miles this summer

Laura Oldfather

September 9, 2020

This summer 15 Black Wisconsin youth marched 65 miles from Milwaukee to Madison. Shorewood students Alemitu Caldart, Hiwot Schutz, Aaliyah Lockhart, David Wilder, seniors, participated in the march, as well as SHS alumnus Christopher Washington, class of 2018. The group had a list of demands, includi...

HRC selects this year’s student representatives

HRC selects this year's student representatives

Madeline Pluckhahn

September 9, 2020

Alicia Obiakor and Molly Fox-Kincaid, seniors, were chosen as this school year’s student representatives on the Human Relations Commission. The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is a village board committee whose goal is to “cultivate community-wide change through learning, engagement, and polic...

Elementary schools welcome new principals

Elementary schools welcome new principals

Noa Biener, Sophie Diliberti, and Shannon Carlson

September 9, 2020

  Administrator moves districts to join Lake Bluff community by Noa Biener and Sophie Diliberti   With many recent changes occurring around Shorewood –– school closing, a virtual first quarter, referendum construction –– one of the biggest additions to the district is Tammy Rasco...

Students fight for racial justice

Students fight for racial justice

Shannon Carlson

June 15, 2020

In the wake of the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, people all across the country have been speaking out about police brutality and the deep-rooted racism plaguing America. Many Shorewood students have joined in on the conversation and are taking action in a myriad of ways. ...

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 symptoms, so many high school students are not very worried about themselves compared to the...

Gold keys galore this Scholastic season

Hiwot Schutz’s “Holy Trinity,” which was shot in Ethiopia. Schutz won a gold key for the photograph.

Margaret Raicu

February 20, 2020

Shorewood students submitted 13 Gold Key Award winning pieces for this year’s Scholastic Art Competition. They also received 11 Silver Key Awards and 24 Honorable Mentions. Among them, were Leland Hanewall, senior, Hiwot Schutz, junior, and Danny Huang, freshman. Leland Hanewall “The whole thing was...

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