Thursday, April 11, 2013
Check out the summer activity guide for fun things to do this summer in Shorewood.
Summer is coming and that means recreation. The Shorewood Recreation Department has published its summer 2013 activity guide, which includes everything from a downtown paddling and kayaking program for adults to a rocketry program for the kids. Residents can begin registering online on Monday and non-residents on April 19. Registration by fax, drop box, mail, telphone or walk-in starts on April 29. The Shorewood Recreation and Community Services Department is located at 1701 E. Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Rather than simply have the School Board sign a letter critical of the state of funding of traditional public schools, officials are looking to launch a campaign to send a significant, united message to the state.
Shorewood schools want to send a big message to Gov. Scott Walker this time. Two years ago, the Shorewood School Board sent a letter to state lawmakers voicing their opposition to Act 10 and other school-related budget measures. This year rather than simply having the five-member board sign a letter critical of the state of funding of public schools, officials want to launch a grassroots campaign to generate energy in the village and send a significant, unified message to Madison. “We could do something a little bit unique,” Superintendent Martin Lexmond said. “Most districts have really taken the approach of the board signing the letter; it’s been the standard approach. But if we show up with a 1,000 signatures, it will get a different …
Friday, April 5, 2013
We love keeping you in the know about Facebook deals, specials and community events. Here's what we found in the North Shore.
Businesses in the North Shore have specials all of the time and many of them wind up as posts on Facebook. So what happens if you don't spend a lot of time on Facebook? We've got you covered. Here are five deals from five area businesses. Enjoy! If you have a business in the North Shore, like one of our Patch Facebook pages—Fox Point-Bayside, Shorewood or Whitefish Bay—to get into our news feed. That's where we pick up on them. Thief Wine Shop & Bar "9 new 2012 roses just arrived, bringing out 2012 total up to 18! Several favorites from last year, including Fondreche, Mas de Bressades, and Puech Haut (in the frosted bottle; much more limited than last year, only 14 cases for the state and most of them are pre-sold, so act fast if you want …
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
School officials last week approved the district's financial map for next school year, despite concerns from residents and educators.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Shorewood residents and parents of students Nicholas Hayes and Joanne Lipo Zovic discuss the school district.
Thursday, March 14
Editor's Note: Nicholas Hayes and Joanne Lipo Zovic are Shorewood residents and parents of students in Shorewood schools. The views in this letter are their own and not in anyway representative of the views of Patch or its staff. If you were to nominate a community and its school system to be a national model, Shorewood would be among the front-runners. Ask your neighbors. Many, if not most, will tell you they chose Shorewood for the schools. They saw, like our families did when they were younger, modestly higher property taxes in return for a world-class educational opportunity for their children delivered in a multi-cultural, multi-generational community. They’ll add that it’s not just the core curriculum that is attractive, but the …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Banking on changes its health care plan, and cuts to secretarial and custodial services, the Shorewood School District outlined its financial map to bringing the 2013-2014 budget into the black.
Facing a $520,000 budget gap to bridge for next year, Shorewood school officials outlined cuts Tuesday night that they say are as far as possible from the classroom. "I think we worked as hard as we can with the ideas we have right now to keep any reductions away from the classroom and away from programs," Superintendent Martin Lexmond said. "Often that is very difficult for school districts, when the revenue does not provide nearly what we need to deliver what the community wants." School administrators proposed a long list of cuts and additions in an effort to bring the 2013-14 budget into the black. The School Board is expected to vote on a preliminary budget on Tuesday. The district hopes to shave about $759,000 from next year's …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Shorewood school administrators are behind bars until they post a $1,000 cash bond. The game, Jailhouse Rock, is apart of the Shorewood Games — a two-week fundraising campaign to benefit the MACC Fund.
Until they post a $1,000 cash bond, Superintendent Martin Lexmond, high school Prinicpal Matt Joynt and counselor Jennifer Runde will remain jailed. The game — part of the Shorewood Games, a two-week fundraising campaign to benefit the MACC Fund (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer) — is Jailhouse Rock. School adminstrators are to raise the funds, which in turn will benefit the MACC Fund. Every four years since the 1980s, the community has united for the games, and over the decades, raised $135,000 for the MACC Fund. Hopes are to bring the total to more than $150,000 this year.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The annual district-wide art show fielded a large audience Wednesday night during an open reception at the Shorewood Public Library.
The district-wide art show fielded a large crowd Wednesday night during an open reception at the Shorewood Public Library. The annual show featured student art from each of the district's schools and will be on display until April 9.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Schools here, and those all around the area, have closed for the day.
Several school districts in the area have called off school today because of the overnight snowstorm that began Tuesday afternoon. The Shorewood School District and St. Robert School is among the districts that have closed, according to Shorewood police. See more closing information at WISN12.
Friday, February 22, 2013
Presented Friday was a $300 check to help the science club fund competition fees and travel.
Shorewood Family Chiropractic owner Monica Maroney presented the Shorewood High School science club with a check for $300 Friday. High school biology teacher Karen Grzybowski said the club will use the money to pay for competition fees and traveling. "Anything we do we have to try to come up with money, and it's been very diffucult," said Grzybowski. "It's the cost of the competitions themselves, and the cost of getting to those competitions." Maroney said she was asked to sponsor the club and wanted to support the students. "I went to high school here, and my daughter just graduated two years ago...of course I want to support the kids here," she said. Shorewood Family Chiropractic is the club's first sponsor.