Shorewood Ripples

Plans for next school year are yet to be determined

The high school has been empty since schools closed for in-person classes on March 13. The question of whether students will return in the fall remains unanswered.

Shannon Carlson

June 15, 2020

Discussions are underway regarding whether the district will return back to school next fall, and what that will look like. At this point, there’s a lot of uncertainty. However, the district is working alongside the North Shore Health Department to determine what the safest and most realistic opti...

School district takes measures against pandemic

School district takes measures against pandemic

Naomi Raicu

March 18, 2020

Shorewood School District, in conjunction with other North Shore districts including Whitefish Bay, closed at 5 p.m. on March 13 to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, commonly referred to as “coronavirus,” a virus that causes the disease COVID-19. The closing applies to all four schools, activities be...

Mock trial once again state-bound

Shorewood Mock Trial poses at regionals on February 8. The Red
Team will move on to state in March.

Ella Kamm and Natasha Davis

February 20, 2020

After a close second place finish at regionals on February 8, the Mock Trial Red Team is moving on to the state competition in Madison this March.  “I think we did really well,” said Anna Hietpas, senior. “We actually got second place to Whitefish Bay, who are our biggest rivals. We went three ...

Village trustee candidates to run unopposed

courtesy Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink

Sophia Wiley

February 7, 2020

This year only two people, Kathy Stokebrand and Arthur Ircink, filed for the two open trustee positions on the village board, ruling out the possibility of a competitive campaign season. “Because we only have two positions that are vacant and only two people filed to run, those individuals wi...

District holds safety discussion

Laura Oldfather and Sophia Wiley

January 11, 2020

The Shorewood School District hosted a panel on school and student safety in the SHS auditorium on November 18 to discuss recent events that have happened at the school.  Superintendent Bryan Davis, as well as Tracy Oerter, Children’s Hospital Teen Mental Health director; Brooke Talbot, preside...

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 for the owner of a construction project. They are similar to a project manager, but ten...

Student apprehended for creating “hit list,” possession of ammunition

Ella Kamm

November 12, 2019

A Shorewood High School student was arrested after another student reported a "hit list" to the school administration at 10:00 am. The list was confirmed to be real and the suspected author was in possession of a loaded magazine of ammunition. The district notified parents through Infinite Campus around...

Village debates holiday decorations

Ella Kamm

October 16, 2019

The Shorewood Human Rights Commission has proposed a new signs, objects and communicative structures policy that would ban the display of holiday decorations, among other signs, symbols, or structures on public property. While the policy covers all decorations and signs, it was created to address...

Two students in HRC granted voting rights

Mira Lee Prabhu (left) and Julia Appel (right) smile for the camera. The two seniors were recently granted the right to vote on the Human Relations Commission.

Abi Knox

October 16, 2019

The village board recently granted the two high school student members on the Human Relations Commission (HRC), Julia Appel and Mira Lee Prabhu, seniors, voting rights.  The Human Relations Commission (HRC) is a volunteer committee that focuses on issues affecting the community.  “The Human Relations Comm...

Village to prohibit vaping in public parks

Sophia Wiley

October 16, 2019

On July 15, the village board passed an ordinance to ban e-cigarette usage in indoor spaces where tobacco cigarettes are prohibited.  “The broader discussion happened a while back in terms of health interest in updating and aligning electronic cigarette usage with tobacco usage,” said Ann Chr...

Clarke Warren appointed to school board

Clarke Warren enjoys a nice day outside. He was recently appointed to the school board, filling the position left vacant by Lance Weinhardt.

Ethan McKaig

October 16, 2019

Clarke Warren, newly appointed school board member, filled Lance Weinhardt’s seat on the board after being chosen from a pool of 7 applicants. The 5 members of the school board, not including Weinhardt, finalized their choice at the meeting on September 10.  “We did what the village board and the schoo...

Shorewood students participate in climate strike

Laura Oldfather

October 13, 2019

On Friday, September 20, 37 SHS students, along with a few SIS students, joined millions of youth around the globe by participating in their local climate strike. “Internationally, the climate strike is a global movement of mainly youth coming out and protesting in their streets to demand climate action and t...

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