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

Ripples alumni: Graduate follows passion for journalism to Capitol Hill, Politico

BY ELENA CRUZ — From field reporter to deputy national editor of Politico, Patrick Reis, class of 2002, has advanced as a journalist with the support of family, friends and coworkers. Reis unknowingly initiated his career by writing columns for … Continue reading Ripples alumni: Graduate follows passion for journalism to Capitol Hill, Politico

Showcase gives insight into student talent

Instrumentalists, dancers, comedians and singers: the 2015 rendition of AFS Showcase “Rise Up” lived up to its name on November 21 and 22, exceeding my already high expectations in SHS’s auditorium. Marie Matthias, Zach Lipo Zovic and Justine Spore, seniors, and Grace Anderson, Ellie Schmitt and Dayton Simenz, juniors, directed this student-run performance. The six students, with the support of Joe King, performing arts teacher, and Maylan Thomas, technical director, organized the two three-hour-long shows featuring a quarter of SHS’s student body and benefitting American Field Service (AFS). These directors started the show off well, performing Faces’s “Ooh La La.” … Continue reading Showcase gives insight into student talent

Entrepreneurial spirit added to math class

Sam Nadolsky, Lake Bluff sixth grade accelerated math teacher, added a new project to his students’ curriculum this year: the opportunity to create their own business plan. In order to teach his students about tables, graphs and equations for the Connected Math Program curriculum (CMP), he redesigned an already existing project. His class of 19 students were given an assignment to invent and implement their own small business. “There was a project that the curriculum suggested. It was a business plan kind of thing, except the book told them how to do it, it already had the business set and … Continue reading Entrepreneurial spirit added to math class

School board updates communication method

The school board updated its method of communication this August, informing the public of its meetings’ conversations through new online briefs. During the briefs, Bryan Davis, superintendent, and Katelin Watson, communications director, discuss the recent meeting’s main topics. They record this informational session via video camera and then make it open to the public on the Shorewood District website. “They’re short, three to five minute videos [where Davis and Watson explain] the highlights of what happened at the meetings,” said Paru Shah, school board president. “We have the agenda, but [they] talk a little bit about more of the details … Continue reading School board updates communication method