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 …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Rob McCabe was named Division 2 swim coach of the year, and Kristin Malone swimmer of the year by the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coach Association.
Shorewood High School's swimming program garnered accolades this weekend, receiving awards for Division 2 coach of the year and swimmer of the year. For the third time since 2001, Rob McCabe has been named coach of the year. He heads both SHS swim teams, as well as the Shorewood Swim Club. And, junior Kristin Malone was named swimmer of the year. The two were honored Sunday at the Wisconsin Interscholastic Swim Coach Association's annual banquet. Malone is an 11-time conference champion, the state record holder in the 200-yard and 100-yard freestyle events and holds numerous school and pool records at SHS. After she graduates from high school, Malone plans to continue swimming in college at the Division 1 level. Currently, she is keeping …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Patch's searchable database allows users to find scores by school, by grade or by district for 2010 through 2012.
More than 430,000 public school students took the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations in November 2012. Drops in reading and math scores took place throughout the state this year as Wisconsin raised the benchmark scores needed for students to reach the proficient or advanced performance levels. The new college and career readiness proficiency levels are based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Use Patch’s searchable database to search scores for the last three years, and see how those higher standards impacted schools’ success.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Suicide, teen pregnancy, masturbation and sexual assault, among other taboo topics, will take center stage at Shorewood High School this spring, as drama students tackle the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.
In a little more than a week, Shorewood High School will become the first traditional public school in the nation to put on a production of Spring Awakening. 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. Tickets went on sale last month, and run $10 for adults and $5 for students. Performances run May 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18 at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. on May 12. …
Catch up on Shorewood Patch's top stories in April, which include stories about a former school secretary accused of stealing, Shorewood High School named top high school in Wisconsin and an armed robbery suspect.
Catch up on what's going on in your community by reading our top stories in April. This month our top stories include:
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Despite changes in benchmarks for Wisconsin statewide reading and math tests, Shorewood students continue to perform significantly higher than the statewide norms.
Use Patch's interactive database to see the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations scores in Shorewood and other area districts for the last three years. Students in the Shorewood School District saw lower scores in statewide math and reading tests this year, but those changes are almost entirely due to tough new standards that kicked in this year. In Shorewood, 55.7 percent of the students who took the Wisconsin Knowledge and Concepts Examinations (WKCE) in November 2012 scored at proficient or advanced in reading. That's compared to 90.6 percent who hit that mark in 2011. The 2012-13 results were released last week. In math, 69.5 percent of the Shorewood students were proficient or better this year, compared to 88.1 percent last …
Monday, April 29, 2013
Girls soccer team remain undefeated in Woodland Conference play, after playing to a tie against New Berlin Eisenhower.
Here is a roundup of Shorewood High School sports courtesy of Athletic Director Bill Haury: Girl’s Softball – Monday, the teams played only the second game of the season, the first conference game against a very strong Whitnall team. While the game ended in five innings with Whitnall winning 14-1, an important statistic was that the Shorewood girls had no errors. The Whitnall team generated its own offense off strong hitting. There were no big innings for the Falcons, as they had to produce each run with hitting and not off Shorewood mistakes. Meredith Behm gave the team its lone run as she went 1-2 with a double that scored the Shorewood run. Cindy Schuelke pitched two innings and Celeste Carroll pitched three. Golf – On Tuesday, at Grant…
Sunday, April 28, 2013
In its annual ranking of schools, U.S. & World Report says Shorewood High School is not only the best high school in the state but is one of top 500 in the nation.