April 15, 2015

Mark Your Calendars:
Apr 16        Drama Ads Due
Apr 19        Harris Family Fundraiser – Adults Only – Lakefront Brewery
Apr 20        Heroin in the North Shore – REDgen Event –  NICOLET HS
Apr 20        Panel Discussion – Transitioning to College – HOMESTEAD HS
Apr 25        SHS Prom
Apr 26        Race to Nowhere – Free Showing -  NS Congregational. Church
Apr 28        School Board Meeting - agenda will be posted here
Apr 30- May 1 ASPIRE Testing - more information TBA

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Note from Mr. Kenney
Hello Shorewood Families!
The spirit of donating time and money continues to be alive and well in the Shorewood Public Schools.  I am thrilled with the large number of events that continue to occur to assist the Harris family!
This past Saturday, Student Council hosted the "Hoops for Harris" event at SHS where teams of elementary, intermediate and high school students squared off in a basketball tournament.  The entry fee for each team went to the family fund and a great time was had by all!
This coming Sunday, the Lakefront Brewery is hosting a silent auction event to benefit the family where ALL proceeds from the auction items, food and beverage go to benefit the Harris's.  The event is from 5 - 8pm on Sunday, April 19th.  I hope to see you there!
Finally, Jana White, parent of an SIS 7th grade student and former classmate of Mark's at Whitnall High School, is organizing an effort to help with Spring yardwork and home tasks.  Here is the communication from Jana:
We are looking for volunteers (both adults and kids) to help do some spring/summer yard work at the home of Erin Harris.  This is a great opportunity to get out and volunteer your time to help support the Harris family.  If applicable, Erin has offered to sign any forms acknowledging your volunteer time.
What follows is a list of what she is in need of:
1) One day this spring, a crew for help with spring yard clean-up, raking, mulching etc...
2) Once per week mowing and edging when the grass starts growing
3) A couple times per summer some help with weeding in the garden beds...
4) A few bigger digging jobs in some beds
Erin’s preferred day for the spring clean-up is Sunday, April 26th, with May 9th and May 17th serving as alternates.  She will need someone to mow and edge weekly and would prefer weekend mornings so she is home to let people into her garage for supplies.
She will let me know when assistance for the other jobs is needed.
If you or anyone you know are able to help with the spring clean-up or with the weekly mowing, please email the following to Jana White at
*Contact Information (phone and email)
*Date(s) available
*Preferred Task(s) 
Thank you for your continued support of this great family. 
Have a great week!
Tim Kenney, SHS Principal

SHS News & Announcements

Prom Updates and Reminders
    *  A few chaperones are still needed, if you’d like to sign up, or if you’ve already signed up but would like to be a real trooper and sign up for a second shift, use this link:  
   *  Donations are still needed – click here for more information 
   *  Find prom logistics here
   *  If you have questions, please contact Sarah Rock at 847-868-5002 or

Staff Appreciation Week – Volunteers Needed
Staff Appreciation week begins on Monday, May 4th.  We have lots of great things planned for our fabulous teachers and staff.   Help us pull it off by signing up to bring food to one of the scheduled events by using this link:

Thanks for helping to make this week a success,
Beth Tsuchiyama and Julie Bussen
PTO Staff Appreciation
Cabaret Tickets On Sale
SHS Drama will perform Caberet May 7-10.  Use this order form to reserve your tickets and get the best seats!
ASPIRE Testing – 9th and 10th Grade
9th and 10th graders will be taking the ASPIRE test during school on April 30 and May 1.  Look for a schedule to be published soon.
Free ACT Practice Test
The Kaplan Test Prep Company is offering a free practice ACT test at SHS on May 3.  For more information, view their flyer. 
Winter Athletic Awards
Congratulations to all SHS winter season athletes who earned honors at their team banquets.  To see the list, click here.  (note list will be updated with boys basketball information after they have their team banquet.)
Daily Announcements
Check the daily announcement page from time to time to keep up with some of the opportunities our teens have and happenings at school.  Recent announcements have included information about Prom, Guatemala Club, Mock Trial Field Tip, Grey Matter Club, Key Club, Stock Club, Sci Fi Club, Science Club, Feminism Matters and more.

Congratulations, Kudo's and Thank You's

SHS Junior Receives Multiple Awards
Ananya Murali, Junior at Shorewood High School is the recipient of this year’s Inspire by Example Youth Award winner.  This award is given to a high school student who has provided an exemplary volunteer service to a nonprofit organization in Milwaukee.  Ananya conducted a schoolwide leadership and anti-bullying camp for 110 middle school girls on December 6, 2014.
Ananya is also the recipient of this year’s Milwaukee Chapter Zonta International’s Young Women in Public Affairs Award.  Zonta believes young women are the key to women’s advancement in the field of public service.  The YWPA Awards program recognizes young women for their demonstrated leadership skills and commitment to public service and civic causes and encourages them to continue their participation in public and political life.  Ananya Murali was one of the 12 delegates from the nation to represent GSUSA at the U.N.’s 59th session on the status of women.  She spent a week at the U.N. Headquarters in New York and talked about the status of girls and women in the state of WI.  She was also invited to the WI Senate to talk about her U.N. experiences last month.  Read more in her blog post about her experiences in the GSUSA website.

Know someone who deserves recognition?
Please let us know if you know of an SHS student or staff member or school group who deserves recognition – whether your own child, a friend, neighbor, teacher, coach, mentor, co-worker, school group, etc.  We are thrilled to use this space to share student and staff achievements, but we can only do so when someone tells us about them!  Send your submissions to

District and Community Announcements
Second Budget and Leadership Update
Read the most recent update regarding 2015-2016 budget planning and leadership transition on the district’s blog.
Heroin in the North Shore Presentation  - April 20
A presentation entitled Heroin in the North Shore - What Every Parent Needs to Know is taking place next Monday, April 20, from 6:00-8:00 PM at Nicolet High School. The presentation will feature law enforcement and mental health care guest speakers, and is sponsored by REDgen.  View the flyer here. 
Crisis Text Line Established to Assist Teenagers in Need
Recognizing the extent to which teenagers communicate via texting, a crisis text line has been established and can be accessed by texting 741741. Counselors are available 24/7 to help youth manage any problems they may be facing. For an extensive account of how this service came to be, see the article entitled R U There?  At When teenagers are at a loss as to how to cope with a difficult situation, this service could be of great assistance and may even save lives, so please consider making your cell phone using children aware of it.
High School To College Transition Panel Discussion  - April 20
Sponsored by Starting Point of Ozaukee, a panel discussion focused on The Road Ahead: Making the Transition from High School to College is set for next Monday, April 20, from 6:00-7:30 PM in the Homestead High School Auditorium. The discussion will feature representatives from four local universities along with UW-Madison.  View the flyer here.
Shorewood Conservation Fair – May 2
The Annual Shorewood Conservation Fair will take place on May 2 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the Atwater School parking lot.  This fair offers both recycling opportunities and workshops.  Find complete details on the flyer.
Donate an Unused Bicycle
Shorewood resident and 16th Street Community Health Center physician Dave Waters is helping to organize a bike drive on behalf of the Health Center, in order to raffle bikes off (for free) at their June 20th Bike Day for children and adults on Milwaukee’s Southside, with the intention of promoting safe bicycling and walking to combat the obesity epidemic.  If you'd like to donate an unused bicycle in working condition,  please contact Sue Kelley
Dine with SEED – May 4
On Monday, May 4  from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm* several Shorewood restaurants will be donating 10% of their revenue to SEED!  Participating restaurants are: Falbo Brothers Pizzeria, City Market, Yo Mama, Culvers, Harry's, Oakcrest,  and Three Lions.  Support our schools and our local restaurants, while enjoying a dinner out on May 4!  Click here for the flyer.
 *Note - City Market will close at 8:00 p.m.

Past Bulletins, Bulletin Submissions, Etc.
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**********Reminders from Prior Weeks**********
Shorewood Reads
From April 11-16 the Shorewood Public Library invites the entire community to be part of Shorewood Reads.  This community event will be centered around the novel Shotgun Lovesongs by Wisconsin author Nickolas Butler.  All are encouraged to read the book in advance of April and then take part in the various events.  Read more here.  And get reading, Shorewood!
Parents of JUNIORS – College Application Essays
The Common Application has released next year's essay questions. Follow the link to get an idea of what your child may be writing about should they apply to any Common Application schools next year.
Fall Athletics
If you are planning your summer around SHS fall athletics, here are the start dates for August 2015:
  • August 4th SHS tentative start of practice for Football
  • August 11th Girls Tennis, Girls Swimming
  • August 17th Girls & Boys Cross Country, Girls Volleyball, Boys Soccer
  • August 24th Boys Volleyball
  • September 1st  2015-2016 School year begins
If your child’s athletic physical card has expired, (or they do not have one on file), be sure to have their physical done before the start of practice.  Click here for athletic forms.
Drama Ads – Due April 16
Parents who would like to recognize a student with a congratulatory ad in the program for the Spring Musical, Caberet, should be sure to get their ads and payments submitted by April 16.  (But sooner is BETTER!)  Ads will be 1/8 page and cost $30.  All proceeds go to the SHS drama program.  Click here for a link to the order form.
Budget Planning and Leadership Transition Update #1
Click here for a letter from Superintendent Lexmond regarding the 2015-2016 budget and an update on transition plans.
Race to Nowhere – FREE – April 26
There will be a free showing of Race to Nowhere on April 26 at 3:00 pm at the North Shore Congreational Church.   Following the movie, there will be a facilitated discussion.  Race to Nowhere is an award-winning documentary that highlights the unintended consequences of our pressure-cooker culture and education system. An eye-opening call to action, the film challenges our current assumptions about how to best prepare young people for the future. 
Please help the organizers planby registering at  (click on “screenings”) OR at North Shore Congregational Church by calling 414-352-6123.  Click here for the flyer.
Harris Family Fundraiser – April 19
Lakefront Brewery is hosting an event to raise money for the Mark Harris Family Fund on Sunday April 19 from 5-8 pm. Tickets are $25 in advance through Eventbrite ( and $30 the day of the event at the doorThe event will include live music, food, and beverages for purchase. There will also be a silent auction. Admission is for those 21+ only; 100% of admissions and silent auction proceeds will go to the Mark Harris Family Fund. If you have questions about the event or would like to donate to the silent auction, please contact or call 651-261-9711.
Spring Yard Clean Up – May 9
Volunteers Needed for Spring Yard Clean-up!  The Spring Yard Clean-up is set for Saturday, May 9 from 9am – 12Noon when we will again match volunteers with older and disabled homeowners in Shorewood to help them get ready for Spring.  Form a group of friends, family or teammates to spend a couple hours making a difference in your community!  If you need NHS service hours, we can send you on an assignment early.  Please sign up by May 1 by emailing or calling Michelle Boehm at (414) 698-4369.  You will need your own rake, but breakfast is provided.
Recreation Department Fee Changes
Click here for a letter regarding the updated fee structure for recreation department programs.
Host a Shorewood High School AFS Student
Welcome a Shorewood High School AFS student into your family for the 2015-16 School Year! We are looking for host families NOW for next school’s Shorewood High School AFS students. Please consider hosting an AFS Student in your home.
If you have questions about hosting an AFS student or would like to know more, contact the Shorewood High School AFS Advisor, Brian Schulteis,
To see a video about hosting an AFS student go to:
Best Buddies Fundraiser – Recycle Your Old Phones & More
Best buddies is recycling again!  Please bring your OLD CELL PHONES, SMARTPHONES, IPADS, IPODS, GOLD/SILVER JEWELRY AND INK CARTRIDGES to the main office of SIS or SHS.  Look for the bin with the "eco phones" flyer.   If you have any of these items lying around, recycle them and help Best Buddies in the process!
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