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

Seniors reflect on their careers in Ripples

The senior editors of your favorite newspaper think back on their top ten moments of creating the paper. Send some love to your seniors! Ripples ❤ You — Elena Cruz, Editor in Chief 10. Exploring the tunnels underneath the school! There are … Continue reading Seniors reflect on their careers in Ripples

After 120 years, funeral home remains influential

BY ANANYA MURALI — Feerick celebrates anniversary of their local buisness this year Feerick Funeral Home, a local funeral business, celebrates its 120th anniversary this year. “We’re family-owned, family-run,” said Kyle Feerick, funeral director. “It’s wonderful to be able to … Continue reading After 120 years, funeral home remains influential

Tennis coach recognized as volunteer of the month

Game, set, match! When it comes to tennis, the sport is second nature to Amy Richmond, JV tennis coach. For her volunteer efforts, Richmond was recently named the December Volunteer of the Month by the Midwest section of the United States Tennis Association. Richmond also received the Bill Letwin Award from the Wisconsin Tennis Association in November. This award was established in 1967 and named after a former Milwaukee Journal sportswriter. Honorees are awarded for their dedication and service to tennis, in honor of Letwin covering the sport for more than 40 years. “Getting this recognition was very positive,” Richmond said, “and I’m going … Continue reading Tennis coach recognized as volunteer of the month

QPR suicide prevention

Program teaches skills to handle crisis situations On Sunday February 15, a group of teens and adults gathered at St. Robert to learn about a suicide prevention method: QPR. QPR is an educational tool to better equip a person in crisis, and stands for Question, Persuade and Refer. “Suicide is everyone’s business and we can’t be afraid to get involved and try to help,” said Amy Lovell, certified QPR trainer. QPR teaches warning signs, risk factors, clues, how to ask the question, how to respond, how to offer someone hope and persuade them to choose life, along with providing local … Continue reading QPR suicide prevention

Sara Kitzinger Anton

Meet SHS’s new Spanish teacher From childhood, Sara Kitzinger Anton knew she wanted to become a teacher. Her favorite pastime was playing “school” with her younger brother, with him as the naughty student and her as the teacher. Her mother was a teacher as well, who taught second grade for over twenty years. Kitzinger Anton grew up in Germantown, and went to UW-Madison for her undergraduate and masters degrees. She triple-majored in Spanish, Education and English, and has masters in English as a Second Language (ESL) and teaching reading. During her undergraduate studies, Kitzinger Anton spent a semester in Ecuador … Continue reading Sara Kitzinger Anton