Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Building on its stamp as a "world-renowned" program, Shorewood High School Drama fielded more than a dozen awards from 25 nominations for its winter and spring productions.
Building on its stamp as a "world-renowned" program, Shorewood Drama garnered 25 nominations and brought home 13 Tommy Awards for its productions of Spring Awakening and Godspell. Out of 14 nominations for the statewide honor, Shorewood High School's theater program received awards for its spring production Spring Awakening — a rock adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play, which tells the story of 19th century German teenagers facing issues related to sexuality. Shorewood Drama also fielded one award, from 10 nominations, for its winter musical Godspell. The musical by Stephen Schwartz is a modern account of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. The relevant and powerful musical questions and analyzes everyday choices …
Mark Boehlke, who has worked in the Shorewood School District since 2006, said he will leave at the end of the school year to serve as assistant superintendent of business and operational services in his hometown of Sheboygan.
Shorewood schools business manager Mark Boehlke will leave the district next month to take a position with the Sheboygan Area School District. Boehlke, who has worked in the district since 2006, will leave Shorewood at the end of the school year to begin a new role as assistant superintendent of business and operational services in Sheboygan, according to a press release from the Shorewood School District. Boehlke said he's sad to leave Shorewood, but excited about the prospect of working closer to home. He said he commutes daily from Sheboygan to Shorewood for work. “I have truly enjoyed my time working for the district and I have had the privilege to work with so many great people over the years,” Boehlke said in a press release. “As …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
After fielding more than 100 candidates, the district chose LeVar Ridgeway to fill retiring district Athletic Director Bill Haury's shoes next school year.
LeVar Ridgeway — current assistant athletic director at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee — will head up Shorewood athletics next school year after the School Board approved his hiring Tuesday night. Ridgeway will oversee Shorewood High School and Intermediate School athletics next year, with a salary of $50,000, not including a fringe benefits package. The School Board budgeted $45,000 for the position, but Superintendent Martin Lexmond said as the district has gone through the hiring process for other staff members in recent months, salaries have balanced out. Athletic boosters had asked for school officials to consider boosting the budgeted salary to attract more talented candidates. Ridgeway has spent the past 11 years in UWM …
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find the number of students suspended in 2011-12 at an individual school within districts in the Milwaukee area.
Schools across Wisconsin report statistics on suspensions and expulsions to the Department of Public Instruction, which in turn compiles them and publishes data by school and grade level. In 2011-12, 5.21 percent of students statewide were suspended at least once during the year. It’s the lowest percentage since data was kept beginning in 1998-99, and the figure has dropped five consecutive years. Patch’s searchable database includes suspensions by school and grade in 2011-12 for Cooperative Educational Service Agency (CESA) 1, which covers most of southeast Wisconsin, including Racine Unified School District.
Friday, May 10, 2013
Investigation finds that vast majority of students and faculty at University of Wisconsin campuses — including Milwaukee — are not signed up for program that provides public safety updates.
On March 5, University of Wisconsin-Madison junior Eric Cardinal was working the late shift at a Shell station near campus when he read a text alert from the university warning of a suspected shooter on the loose: “Police looking for Male/Black wearing red & black flannel shirt headed west out of University Houses.” Then Cardinal saw a man in his store duck, as a police car rolled through the parking lot. “That’s when I assumed he was one of the suspects they were looking for,” Cardinal said. In the wake of campus shootings the past five years, police throughout the nation are using text alerts to deliver warnings and advice to students in emergency situations. The concise messages from the Safety Awareness For Everyone system are …
Shorewood schools will come alive with color as art students show off their art skills, during a week-long celebration of the arts.
Shorewood schools will come alive with color as the district kicks of a week of events celebrating the arts. Events start Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with a gallery night at Shorewood Intermediate School, 3830 N. Morris Blvd., featuring work by eighth-grade, advanced-art students. AP Art Night opens Tuesday night from 5:30 to 8 at Shorewood High School, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. The event will feature a gallery of work created by the school’s most advanced artists. At 6:30 p.m., the students will talk about their work during a slide-show presentation in the youth center before heading back to the high school art rooms for refreshments. On Wednesday, Atwater Elementary, 2100 E. Capitol Dr., will host the Art Extravaganza Art Show from 6 to 8 p.…
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Shorewood High School drama students rehearsed this week as they prepared for six performances of the controversial musical.
Shorewood Drama's production of Spring Awakening opens Friday in the high school auditorium. Ticket information is available here; they run $10 for adults and $5 for students. The rock adaptation of Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play tells the story of 19th century German teenagers facing issues related to their sexuality. The controversial, Tony Award-winning musical hit Broadway in 2006. It had been banned in Germany (and in the United States) due to its controversial subject matter. It deals with taboo topics like suicide, teen pregnancy, masturbation and sexual assault. Performances run Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. and continue May 16, 17, 18 at 7 p.m. at 1701 E. Capitol Dr.
Controversies over the $648 million reserve fund and the $600,000 Palermo's Pizza deal are bedeviling University of Wisconsin leaders.
It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for Rebecca Blank, incoming chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Sure, the acting U.S. commerce secretary, set to start in July, will make $500,000 a year — plus benefits and perks, including a university residence and car, money for travel and entertainment, and an unpaid academic appointment for her husband. But she’ll be stepping into a host of controversies, drawing flak from all directions. As one UW-Madison student quipped, “Blank is not starting off with a blank slate.” There’ll be ongoing fallout from some legislators’ volcanic eruptions over revelations that the UW System has a $648 million reserve fund. Though this is in line with other state systems, Wisconsin politicians are “…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Magazine's latest list of best schools in the U.S. lists Shorewood as 710th, the eleventh-best ranking in Wisconsin.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek magazine has ranked Shorewood High School as the 710th top high school in the country. Among the 55 Wisconsin high schools that made Newsweek's list, Shorewood had the eleventh-highest ranking in the state. Nicolet High School was ranked 628h in the nation, while Whitefish Bay was ranked 417th. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about Shorewood's ranking, and every other ranked high school in the Milwaukee area by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time …