South Pacific surprises with in-depth story

After controversial performances, drama opts for family classic BY SHIMANA BOSE — Shorewood Drama presented the WWII musical, South Pacific, on May 19, 20 and 21. Walking into the lobby, the crowd was a combination of excited drama parents, community … Continue reading South Pacific surprises with in-depth story

Junior proposes sustainability alternatives

BY QUEEN SABINE SPILLS THE BEANS (SABINE PETERKA) — At some point during an average day of school, I wash my hands in the bathroom. When I’m done washing, I can use a paper towel if there are any, otherwise I’ll have to stand for a while with my hands under the blow dryer or wipe them off on my pants. The bell signaling the start of my next class is about to ring and I don’t want to walk into class with dripping wet hands, so how should I dry them? Using paper towels to dry your hands contributes … Continue reading Junior proposes sustainability alternatives

Honors classes need to be added to curriculum

BY YOU KANN DO IT (AKSHAYA KANNAN) — Many high schools across Wisconsin and the United States provide their students with the opportunity to take honors courses. Honors courses are more intense and faster paced than typical college preparatory courses, but unlike AP courses, many colleges do not consider them equivalent to college-level work. However, I believe that the addition of honors classes to Shorewood High School would be beneficial for a number of reasons. Not only would students be separated into classes in which they would be able to learn at their own pace, but they would also be … Continue reading Honors classes need to be added to curriculum

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