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

College plans put too much pressure on students

A few weeks ago I was asked what college I was planning on attending. My reaction was immediate: I was hit with the realization that in four short years I was expected to go to college and then somehow be prepared to face the future and real world head-on. Expectations and stress put on for students to get into and attend college begins startlingly young in today’s world and frankly, it’s frightening. Competition to get into college is fiercer than ever and it is essential for students to create their best possible application, but robbing a child of their youth in order to do … Continue reading College plans put too much pressure on students

Scholarship sends students abroad

SHS has been chosen to receive $20,000 in Global Navigator Scholarships for students to study abroad the summer of 2016. The Global Navigator Scholarship is given by the Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE), and all schools in Wisconsin that have the Global Education Achievement Certificate were eligible to apply. SHS was one of four high schools in Wisconsin and one of 90 high schools in the country to receive the Global Navigator Scholarship. “The Global Navigator Scholarship is a program where we are going to be working with U.S. high schools across the country. We are granting schools a … Continue reading Scholarship sends students abroad

Atwater holiday book fair

The Atwater PTO is holding the Holiday Book Fair, a fundraiser from November 30 until December 3 with aims to raise money for more books. The Holiday Book Fair is one of the two book fairs that are held at Atwater, the other occuring one during the spring. “I think it’s a good idea because most people like to read, so they would like an opportunity to get some new books,” said Paisley Luicer, sixth grade. Diane Gulbronson and Kim Mackowski, Atwater parents, are the co-chairs of the Atwater Holiday Book Fair. Gulbronson and Mackowski have run the book fairs … Continue reading Atwater holiday book fair