Youth Risk survey results, assessment calendar for 2016-17 discussed at May 10 school board meeting

BY ELI FRANK — The May 10 school board meeting featured a number of higher profile discussions and announcements, including a summary of the Youth Risk Behavior Survey, the announcement of the decision of which architecture firm to use for the district facilities update, a presentation on the preliminary budget for next year and updates to district language regarding testing opt-outs. This was the first board meeting with Hilary DeBlois on the board, who was elected in April to fill Colin Plese’s seat after he decided to not seek another term. Because of the changes in composition, the board voted … Continue reading Youth Risk survey results, assessment calendar for 2016-17 discussed at May 10 school board meeting

(courtesy of Josh Modell) Josh Modell, class of ’98, now works for The Onion.

Ripples alumni: Alumnus succeeds in publishing after career in reporting, editing

BY MONICA DIX — Ripples and SHS class of ’92 alum Josh Modell has made a name for himself in the publishing business. As the current managing editor of Onion Inc. he oversees four sister news sources: Click Hole, The Onion, … Continue reading Ripples alumni: Alumnus succeeds in publishing after career in reporting, editing

(courtesy Patrick Reis) Patrick Reis, class of ’02, writes for a national audience at Politico.

Ripples alumni: Graduate follows passion for journalism to Capitol Hill, Politico

BY ELENA CRUZ — From field reporter to deputy national editor of Politico, Patrick Reis, class of 2002, has advanced as a journalist with the support of family, friends and coworkers. Reis unknowingly initiated his career by writing columns for … Continue reading Ripples alumni: Graduate follows passion for journalism to Capitol Hill, Politico

(Olivia Loomis) Ella Curran, senior, rehearses for the upcoming South Pacific while members of the ensemble look on.
The show, which is one of the first classics Shorewood has performed in some time, opens May 19.

South Pacific aims to be more family friendly

BY ANTONIO CHAPPA — Shorewood Drama plans to present South Pacific, from May 19-21.  “I’m excited because South Pacific is a classic, an old style musical,” said Joe King, director and drama teacher. While the cast is mainly composed of … Continue reading South Pacific aims to be more family friendly

(courtesy of Jake Marble) Gretchen Froelich, sophomore, and Jake Marble, Luke Whittman and James Ewing, juniors, perform at Colectivo alongside
director Ben Schneider. The group has performed at several Shorewood events and hopes to play more gigs this summer.

Seven-member jazz group plays at Shorewood Colectivo

BY ABBY WIDELL — The Shorewood High School Jazz Combo showcased their impressive talent at the Oakland Avenue Colectivo on April 10 where they performed for a large and appreciative audience. This seven-member ensemble is drawn from the larger SHS … Continue reading Seven-member jazz group plays at Shorewood Colectivo