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Shorewood Snapshot: School Board Meets; Notable Alumni Recognized; Jugglefest on April Fools' Day

A look at this week's local events and news.

Here's a look at what's coming up this week in Shorewood. If we're missing something, you can add it to the calendar.

School Board meeting Tuesday — Officials will convene for a 7 p.m. regular board meeting and consider renewing a contract with a company that provides occupational and physical therapy services to Shorewood students with special needs.

Increases of $52 to $54 per hour for occupational therapy, and $59 to $61 per hour in the first year, and another 50 cents in the second year for physical therapy, are proposed in a two-year contract with Dominiczak Therapy Associates, LLC.

The board will also provide updates on the search for a new superintendent, the employee handbook and recommendations for next year’s budget.

The district’s finance committee meets on Monday at 6 p.m. to receive a presentation from the .

Both meetings are in the , 1701 E. Capitol Dr.

Movement in the business district? — Shorewood’s Plan Commission meets 7 p.m. on Tuesday to consider a conditional use permit for a resale shop at 2223 E. Capitol Drive.

The location was occupied by . The business’ website says the store in Shorewood has been closed for the season. The meeting will be held at , 3930 N. Murray Ave.

A ‘tradition of excellence’ — On Friday, the school district will celebrate the accomplishments of six alumni and one teacher in the area of public service and political science.

Among the recognized are , Madison Police Chief Noble Wray and political analysts and brothers Daniel and Jonathon Schnur.

An assembly will start at 11 a.m. in the Shorewood High School studio theater, 1701 E. Capitol Dr., but organizers say get there early.

— Shorewood High School’s Jugglefest is set for April 1 with a slew of professional and amateur jugglers, entertainers and magicians.

Glen Gerard — a magician, illusionist and comedian — will emcee Shorewood’s seventh annual Jugglefest Variety Show, starting at 1 p.m. in the Shorewood High School Auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol Drive.

An open juggling session follows from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Children under 6 years old are free. 

— The Shorewood High School and jazz band will perform Tuesday in the high school auditorium, 1701 E. Capitol. The concert starts at 7 p.m.

— Shorewood High School students have the opportunity to attend a special three-hour workshop, which will provide them with answers and tools to break through any fear, stress or challenge.

The workshop teaches students how to break through to success, manage their stress, master the art of achieving any goal and re-energize themselves with the snap of a finger.               

Carlton Hutcherson, a peak performance coach, and Master Chan Lee will team up to present the workshop. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will break wooden boards using the skills and confidence gained throughout the morning.

It will be held 9 a.m. on Saturday, at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. Registration forms are available in the SHS main office or through any health education teacher at the high school.

— Experience ’s “Night at the Library," where books come to life.

Meet some popular book characters and enjoy fun activities for the entire family including mini-golf, crafts, book-themed snacks, a nursery rhyme scavenger hunt, book trivia and prizes. 

Kids and adults are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite book character. As the library closes at 3:30 p.m., arrive no later than 3:15 p.m. to ensure entrance to the building. The library is located at 3920 N. Murray Ave.

No registration is necessary. For more information about this event, visit www.shorewoodlibrary.org or call 847-2670.

Preps sports — The Shorewood High School softball team will kick off its season on Thursday when they travel to New Berlin Eisenhower. The game starts at 4:15 p.m.

The Shorewood High School girls and boys track team will compete in a meet on Wednesday at the Whitefish Bay High School field house, 1200 E. Fairmount Ave. and a meet on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.

Rolando Peabody March 27, 2012 at 12:06 AM
Didn't "Donny Show" go to Shorewood and then move to Grafton? Why isn't he being recognized for solving all of our country's problems here on Patch?
Alol March 27, 2012 at 05:45 AM
I think I scared him off by posting this montage after several of his comments: http://youtu.be/AS8X2Qp_6aA
The Donny Show March 27, 2012 at 02:14 PM
I am a SHS Alum, Rolando. I did not move to Grafton though. Still not sure where that came from. I am honored that my ideas are recognized as problem solving. Thank you for your continued support Mr. Peabody. Anne L, cute video. That is one of my favorite movies. Thank you for linking it again. I got quite the laugh as I enjoyed it one more time.
Alol March 27, 2012 at 02:50 PM
It is a pretty great movie. Glad you got a chuckle. :)
N. Peske March 29, 2012 at 12:16 PM
Any specifics on the Friday ceremony at 11 in the studio theater? Is it just for select students? Are there any public ceremonies, or ceremonies involving all the students at SHS and SIS? I checked the Facebook page and Twitter feed for the district and the school website. The details in all those places are sketchy, too.

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