Shorewood Ripples

SHS students help organize math tutors

Sophie Diliberti

October 15, 2020

Shorewood’s National Honors Society (NHS) has introduced a new program in response to new challenges posed by online learning this year. Led by seniors Ellie DeWeerdt, Emma Stenzel and Molly Fox-Kincaid, as well as junior Nick Bucciarelli, the project will aid students in grades 7-12 who need additi...

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...

Cross Country moved to D1 this postseason

Isabella Lozier and Annika Elliott, juniors, Louisa Fowler, sophomore, Addie Kemp, senior, and Grace Optekar, junior, run on the track at practice. The team hopes to make it to D1 state.

October 15, 2020

As if social distancing and smaller meets weren’t enough changes for this year’s cross country season, the WIAA recently announced that Shorewood will be competing at the Division 1 level this year. This did not affect the teams’ regular season, but it will change their roads to state comple...

Tech director gets new position title

Abi Knox and Maya Schmaling

October 15, 2020

The start of the school year brought changes for everyone. For Mickey Chavannes, it included a title change from Director of Technology to Director of Instructional Technology.  However, this new position title didn’t change his responsibilities. “What ended up happening is there were ques...

Fall sports updates

The girls tennis team stands spaced out as they listen to their coach. Their season will continue, but with masks, social distancing and individual tennis balls.

Sadie Cumberbatch and Sonia Bendre

September 10, 2020

All falls sports have been affected by the pandemic in some way, shape or form. The WIAA released guidelines earlier this summer outlining if and how sports will continue this year. They split fall sports into two groups: low-risk (girls tennis, girls swimming, cross country, mountain biking) and high-risk...

Familiar face takes over as girls cross country coach

Geoffrey Gundlach, girls cross country head coach, at afternoon practice. Gundlach has been giving the runners individualized training plans to improve their fitness.

Noe Goldhaber and Alexis Hu

September 10, 2020

This fall, Shorewood High School welcomes new girls cross country coach, Geoffrey Gundlach. Gundlach began running at the end of high school, and then ran in college at UW Oshkosh and qualified for nationals with his team. Prior to coaching at Shorewood, Gundlach worked for six years at the University ...

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...

School Board decides on “Virtual+” plan

School Board decides on

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 happening via online platforms, with small groups also meeting in-person to supplement the lear...

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...

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