In celebration of Principal Tim Kenney's 40th birthday, the Atwater Elementary School student body put their own twist on the Gangnam Style dance.
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Friday, March 8, 2013
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The School Board approved the resignation requests of two Atwater, and one Lake Bluff educator Tuesday night.
The Shorewood School Board approved the resignations of three elementary school teachers Tuesday night. In a letters to district administration and the School Board, third grade Atwater educators Amy Shields and Amy Sedlar, and Lake Bluff sixth grade teacher Catherine Mattke asked that the board grant their resignations. Shield said she’s leaving Shorewood, after five years in the district, to move to Colorado and take advantage of a job offer out west. Mattke said she felt fortunate to return to the district she attended as a child as a teacher, but she would like to stay home with her family for the foreseeable future. She has served in the district for the past 12 years. Sedlar said even though she is resigning for her teaching position…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Over a week-long fundraising campaign, the elementary school raised more than $1,800 to benefit the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society.
Folks don't typically fashion a game out of handing other people their money, but at Atwater Elementary it has become a fierce skirmish, during the school's annual penny wars. The penny wars raise funds for the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society, and this year, generated $1,808 in just a week's time, shattering last year's record of $1,352. For the second year, the effort was organized by second grade teacher Dan Zimmermann and the Atwater Student Council. The way the wars work, Zimmermann explained, is students fill jars categorized by grade level — third through sixth grade — with their pocket change. Every penny is worth a point, while other coins or bills count as negative points. For instance, a quarter is negative 25 points and $5 negative …
Friday, September 28, 2012
After six years, art teacher Nancy Kampmeier is saying goodbye to the "young artists" at Atwater Elementary School.
After six years, art teacher Nancy Kampmeier is saying goodbye to the "young artists" at Atwater Elementary School. "On my first day at Atwater, I entered with great enthusiasm for this job, this great school and the amazing people inside," she said in an email to the elementary school. "On my last day .... I can honestly say that I feel the same way but with one change. There are some family matters that need a great deal of my energy and attention." Kampmeier's last day was Friday. She is among staff members to have resignation requests approved by the district since the start of the school year, including library media specialist Susan Hersh and Shorewood Intermediate School social studies teacher Mariclare Kanaley. "I promised my young…
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The Shorewood eighth grade student was found safe roughly an hour after a school district phone call went out notifying parents and residents he had gone missing.
Updated Tuesday 5:20 p.m.: Cameron has been found safe in Whitefish Bay. Original story: School officials are asking for residents' help in locating a Shorewood student who went missing Tuesday afternoon. According to a recorded telephone message from Atwater Principal Tim Kenney, the student's name is Cameron Keith. He is wearing a red and black soccer shirt, dark blue shorts and carrying a red and black backpack. He is roughly 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds. If you locate Cameron, you are asked to call North Shore Dispatch at 414-351-9900. Shorewood police say they are in the early stages of gathering information on the missing student.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Shorewood schools continued their hair-cutting-for-charity tradition Wednesday with events at Atwater Elementary and Shorewood High School.
Shorewood schools continued their tradition Wednesday with the shaving of dozens of heads in the name of ending childhood cancer, during an annual event that typifies the community and its residents. Students, staff and administrators at Atwater Elementary School and Shorewood High School took part in the fourth annual Buzz Cuts for the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer Fund event, raising money through pledges for the local non-profit. "I really wanted to support the cause and I really thought cutting my hair would make a statement. It was just to support the cause and do something wild and different," said Ellie Wells, a high school sophomore who had hair down to her shoulders before the afternoon event at the high school. …