Village board begins video recording of meetings

BY OLIVIA POOLE— The village board published their first video recording of a meeting on their YouTube page on Aug. 19. Allison Rozek, village trustee and local business owner, was a strong influence in the board’s decision to start recording meeting. Rozek has 20 years of experience in different government agencies and is the chair of the public safety committee, in addition to being on the budget and finance committee and the business relations committee. “Most people can’t attend meetings because of conflicts in life, school, work, babysitters, personal conflicts, so we wanted video recordings because when you read the meeting … Continue reading Village board begins video recording of meetings

PowerSchool replaced

BY CELA MIGAN — The Shorewood School District will be switching over from their current student information system (SIS), PowerSchool, to Infinite Campus starting with the 2016-2017 school year. The three most common and used SIS in Wisconsin are PowerSchool, Skyward and Infinite Campus. “Infinite Campus is a student information system … it’s teacher’s grade books, it tracks student demographics, health logs, discipline and behavior stuff. Lunch accounts can eventually be run through Infinite Campus, basically anything that we do that involves student information, that’s what it entails,” said Joe Patek, assistant principal. Shorewood has been using PowerSchool since 2006, … Continue reading PowerSchool replaced

(Ben Davis) Dumpsters wait to be filled at Atwater School. Atwater's new recycling program has allowed them to reduce the waste they produce by significant amounts.

Atwater implements new recycling program

BY ABBY WIDELL — Atwater Elementary School’s new and improved recycling program, implemented in February, focuses on reducing waste and teaching students about environmental responsibility. After observing the enormous quantity of waste produced in the cafeteria, Lora Caton, Atwater parent … Continue reading Atwater implements new recycling program

Program honors veterans

BY ANANYA MURALI– Sunday, May 29 marks Shorewood’s 17th annual Memorial Day program at Atwater Park. The event typically consists of various student performances, from readings to music by students from the district’s band, orchestra and choir programs. Each year there is also a keynote speaker, either a retired military officer or veteran. The 2016 speaker was Saul Newton, who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and is the founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Jan Zehren, SIS teacher, first got involved with the celebration in 2007, and currently coordinates this event each year … Continue reading Program honors veterans