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

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

Election results: Presidential preference primary and 2016 spring elections

Wisconsin voters headed to the polls Tuesday, April 5 to vote in the presidential preference primary, supreme court race, circuit court judicial elections and an assortment of others. Shorewood residents also had the chance to cast their votes for village board and school board. Here are the results, with winners underlined: Shorewood village board (two seats): Tammy Bockhorst (incumbent) (34%), Allison Rozek (37%), Dillon Grimes (29%) Shorewood school board (two seats): , Hilary DeBlois (29%), Joanne Lipo Zovic (incumbent) (37%), Nate Cade (27%) Democratic presidential preference primary: Bernie Sanders (57%), Hillary Clinton (43%) Republican presidential preference primary: Ted Cruz (48%), Donald Trump (35%), John Kasich (14%) Wisconsin supreme court: Rebecca Bradley (52%), JoAnne Kloppenburg (48%) … Continue reading Election results: Presidential preference primary and 2016 spring elections

2016 presidential preference primary

BY ELI FRANK, OLIVIA HOLBROOK — Wisconsin votes in the presidential preference primary on Tuesday, April 5. In Issue 7 and in an extended post on the Ripples website, Eli Frank wrote why Bernie Sanders is the best choice in the Democratic … Continue reading 2016 presidential preference primary

March 22 school board meeting features presentation from David Bowen

BY ELI FRANK — David Bowen, Democratic state Assemblyman from Milwaukee, attended the March 22 school board meeting, where he give a presentation on the current state of Wisconsin public education to inform the board’s legislative advocacy focus. Bowen touched … Continue reading March 22 school board meeting features presentation from David Bowen

Yo Mama says goodbye

BY SABINE PETERKA — The Yo Mama frozen yogurt shop on Oakland Avenue closed January 31 to focus on their other two locations in Wauwatosa and Brookfield. “Unfortunately, Shorewood is what we decided is the thing that needed to close in order to work on all these other projects,” said Becky Berger, owner. “We’re going to be selling ice cream [in addition to frozen yogurt] in both our Wauwatosa and Brookfield stores by the scoop. In the past you were only able to buy it in the pint, but now you’ll be able to buy it by the scoop in … Continue reading Yo Mama says goodbye

AFS Night: the past and the present

BY YASMIN MOHD SOHAILIN — In the SHS library, AFS hosted the AFS International Dessert Night, a speaking night where people could hear stories from the people who studied or are studying abroad through AFS program. Shorewood and the AFS program have always has a close relationship. This year marks the 66th year that the AFS program has been working with Shorewood High School. “Shorewood [has] been hosting since 1950. This is our 66th year hosting,” said Pablo Muirhead, chairman of AFS adult chapter. “[Shorewood AFS] is one of the longest lasting American field service clubs and organization in the … Continue reading AFS Night: the past and the present

District looks ahead on Day 3 of the Summit

BY SYDNEY WIDELL — After three days of conversation, brainstorming and analysis, the Shorewood Schools Summit concluded in what many thought to be a meaningful forecast for the district’s future. According to the public feedback shared during the Summit, “meaningful,” … Continue reading District looks ahead on Day 3 of the Summit