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

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

Summerfest 2016 to feature diverse performances

BY CAL CURRAN — Summerfest is easily one of the greatest Milwaukee traditions of all time. It is the biggest music festival in the world and is what our city is best known for, aside from being the home of the Fonz. Last year, attendees enjoyed performances from Grammy-winner Ed Sheeran and other talented musicians from every genre, and this year will feature performances that are just as exciting. Some of the biggest news surrounding Summerfest this year is the arrival of Paul McCartney, who hasn’t played in Milwaukee since his 2013 tour where he visited Miller Park. McCartney is … Continue reading Summerfest 2016 to feature diverse performances

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