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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...

SHS clubs join forces to protect gorillas

Abi Knox

February 20, 2020

Eco Club and Key Club are joining forces to collect old handheld electronic devices that will be recycled by Eco-CELL. The Milwaukee County Zoo started the initiative to collect and reuse coltan, a mineral mined from regions in Africa where gorillas and other endangered species live. “Gorillas on th...

Documentary features football team

Noe Goldhaber and Katrina Kallas

January 9, 2020

371 Productions, under the leadership of Brad Lichtenstein, producer, and Emily Kuester, associate producer, is creating a documentary about the diversity and team dynamic of the Messwood football team. They started planning for the documentary in March, and they began filming in the beginning of July....

Music education isn’t just for the classroom

Nicholas Emanuelson, junior, plays his cello in his living room. His parents are both high school orchestra teachers and make sure he practices daily.

Shannon Carlson and Sophia Wiley

January 9, 2020

In a family of violinists, Nicholas Emanuelson, junior, is the only cellist. His parents, John Emanuelson and Karen Frink, signed him up for cello lessons at the age of five.  His father is the orchestra teacher at Homestead and his mother is the orchestra teacher at Shorewood. Because both of h...

Game commemorates late student

Ella Kamm

October 16, 2019

The girls volleyball team held the “Live Like Megan” memorial game on Tuesday, October 8th, in honor of Megan Frieseke, who passed away last spring. The players wore jerseys with Frieseke’s number, 32, on the back before their game against West Allis Central. They won the game, a goal they said t...

Local festival promotes eco-friendly MKE

Two kids listen to Sue Anderson as she explains about plastic waste. Anderson wore the costume to promote Plastic Free MKE at the Fish and Feather Festival.

Margaret Raicu and Naomi Raicu

October 16, 2019

Community members attending the fifth annual Fish and Feather Festival at Hubbard Park had the chance to learn about environmental conservation efforts and solutions, participate in hands-on activities and enjoy nature. “[The festival’s purpose] is really to get people out to connect them to t...

Senior returns from year abroad in Spain

Annabelle Ahlers, senior, wearing traditional clothing during her year abroad last year in Seville, Spain. Ahlers enjoyed meeting many new people of different backgrounds.

Ethan McKaig

October 16, 2019

Annabelle Ahlers, senior, traveled abroad last school year to Seville, Spain with CIEE. She left in September of 2018 and returned June of 2019. After spending a year in another country, returning home is unusual. Ahlers explained what it’s like to return to a place that hasn’t changed.  A...

The power in having teachers of color

The power in having teachers of color

Shannon Carlson and Ella Kamm

October 16, 2019

When asked how many teachers of color they’ve had their entire life, students, mostly juniors and seniors, said “zero,” “one” or “two.” Not one person gave a number above three. If you do the math, by junior and senior year, students who have attended Shorewood school district their whole liv...

Get to know this year’s AFS students

Get to know this year's AFS students

Abi Knox and Nawshin Murshed

October 16, 2019

Mobile Ratchanunphat Natpreeyada Ratchanunphat, who goes by Mobile, is a senior from Thailand. Everyone comes to the US with their own expectations, and often things here surprise them. For Mobile, student behavior in the classroom was a bit of a shock.  “I was surprised about the school here b...

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...

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