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 …
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
With Shorewood High School Athletic Director Bill Haury, who many credit with turning around a struggling sports program in the district, set to retire at the end of the school year, boosters are concerned about attracting the right candidate.
Many who are active in Shorewood High School athletics — coaches, boosters — credit Athletic Director Bill Haury with turning around a struggling sports program in the district. After seven years at the helm, programs like the girls basketball team, which lost 45 games in a row over four seasons, have finally realized success under Haury. "I've coached boys basketball for 30 years, in the city conference, and I've seen a lot of ADs," boys basketball head coach Phil Jones said. "And I'd have to say Bill is the best that I've seen." But Haury is set to retire at the end of the school year, leaving coaches and boosters with concerns over who will take over as director of athletics and vigilant about attracting and hiring an experienced, …
Sunday, January 20, 2013
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, please add it to the calendar. Monday is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a national day of service. If you're looking for ways to give back or celebrate his legacy, click here. School Board — School officials will consider the retirement request of Dean of Students and Athletic Director Bill Haury at a regular board meeting Tuesday night at 7. Other agenda items include discussion of recommendations for next year's budget and the hiring of a new district communications coordinator. Find the full agenda here. The meeting will be held in the Shorewood High School Library, 1701 E. Capitol Dr. Village Board — Trustees will discuss a possible sewer rate increase…
Friday, January 18, 2013
After 25 years in Shorewood schools, Bill Haury is retiring. The School Board will consider his retirement request Tuesday night.
When school lets out for summer break, Bill Haury will say goodbye for good after 25 years in the Shorewood School District. Haury has served in different roles in the district over the more than two decades, most recently as dean of students and district athletic director. "... I would be interested in continuing to serve as 7-12 Director of Athletics, but after 8.5 years of fulfilling what were formally two full-time positions, I no longer have the motivation and energy to continue doing what is required in meeting the demands of these combined administrative positions," Haury said in a letter to the School Board. The board will consider his retirement request during a regular meeting slated for Tuesday night. Haury's time of service …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Registration is underway for the annual 5k race, which serves as a fundraiser for Shorewood High School's boys and girls cross country teams.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Runners will line up at the starting line at 10 a.m. on Nov. 10, as the Fowl 5000 5k fun run and walk, formerly known as the Shorewood Turkey Trot, gets under way for the 18th time. “The main reason for the change is to make it unique and to highlight the 'fowl' awards that the runners can win”, Shorewood School District Athletic Director Bill Haury said. Haury added he wanted to get away from the generic naming of “Turkey Trot," which many fun runs around the state are coined. Additionally, organizers have altered the race's route this year, with the start and finish line on the Shorewood High School track, instead of at River Park in years past. In an effort to make race-day more efficient, Haury said, “people will be closer to the …