SHS PARENT ASSOCIATION
WEEKLY BULLETIN

April 22, 2015

Mark Your Calendars:
Apr 20-26    Shorewood Small Plates Week
Apr 25        SHS Prom
Apr 26        Race to Nowhere – Free Showing -  NS Congregational. Church
Apr 27-28    AP Testing Pre-Administration – REQUIRED
Apr 28        School Board Meeting - agenda will be posted here

Apr 30        ASPIRE Testing –  Thursday schedule
May 1         ASPIRE Testing –  Friday schedule

May 2         Shorewood Conservation Fair
May 3         Free ACT Practice Test
May 4         Dine for SEED
May 4-13     Advanced Placement Testing
May 4-8      Staff Appreciation Week – SIGN UP TO HELP
May 7-9      SHS Drama Presents Caberet

Full Year District Calendar - pdf version - subject to change
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Note from Mr. Kenney
There is quite a bit of excited chatter as we move through this week towards the much anticipated SHS Prom event on Saturday.  An informational letter has been sent to all parents via our AlertNow system so please watch for that.  Students have also received a copy of the letter when purchasing their tickets.  

We are having our third SHS pep rally on Friday afternoon in the arena.  We will congratulate and recognize our Winter Sport athletes and introduce our Spring Sport participants.  Plus, thanks to the generosity of a community foundation, we now have great cause to celebrate as the foundation is making funding available to SHS for the completion of the Athletic Field Facilities.  I am looking forward to the permanent concession stand, restroom facilities and locker rooms that will be in place upon completion of the bleacher project.  There are many other parts to the donation from the foundation, including some very exciting academic pieces.  Please visit the Shorewood School District website to find more information.
 
Have a great week!
Tim Kenney, SHS Principal
 
 
Note from the Editor
Tis the Season!   The season of celebrations, recognitions and other end-of-year festivities is upon us.  And that means it’s also the season of multiple emails!  Please bear with me over the coming weeks, as I attempt to help various committees and groups with their communication needs. 
 
And speaking of recognition, Staff Appreciation Week is coming up.  This is an opportunity for the Parent Association to show the SHS teachers, administrators, support staff, custodians and everyone else who works with and for our teens, how much we appreciate their hard work and dedication.  The organizers have a fabulous week of treats planned for our wonderful staff.  But to pull it off, they’ll need several parents to help by supplying baked goods and other food items.  To see the list of what they need and to sign up to help, click here
 
Debbie Eder, SHS Parent Bulletin Editor
 

SHS News & Announcements

Prom Updates and Reminders
   *  If your child is attending prom, please be sure to read the letter you received (via email) from Tim Kenney, Marie Schneider and Sarah Rock.
  *  A few more volunteers are needed, if you signed up for the early shift, please consider staying for the late shift.Or if you haven’t signed up, now’s your chance.Click here to volunteer.
  *  Donations are still being accepted – click here for more information 

Advanced Placement Tests – Important Information
If your student is registered to take any Advanced Placement tests, please read this important information  which includes logistical information as well as details regarding pre-administration which all AP test takers MUST participate in during one of four offered sessions.  
 
Staff Appreciation – VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
As mentioned in the Editor’s Note, above, we still need SEVERAL more people to sign up to help with staff appreciation.  C’mon guys and gals – we know you appreciate our staff – help us show them!!!!!  Click here to sign up.
 
ASPIRE Testing – April 30 and May 1
PARENTS OF FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORES – Ninth and Tenth graders will participate in ASPIRE testing on Thursday April 30 and Friday May 1.

SHS Drama Presents Caberet - May 7,8 and 9
Don’t miss the SHS Drama production of Cabaret on Thursday May 7 and Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m. and on Saturday, May 9 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Set in 1931 Berlin as the Nazis are rising to power, Cabaret is based in nightlife at the seedy Kit Kat Klub, and revolves around the English cabaret performer Sally Bowles and her relationship with the young American writer Cliff Bradshaw. A sub-plot involves the doomed romance between German boarding house owner Fräulein Schneider and her elderly suitor Herr Schultz, a Jewish fruit vendor. Overseeing the action is the Master of Ceremonies at the Kit Kat Klub. The club serves as a metaphor for ominous political developments in late Weimar Germany. Memorable songs include: “Willkommen,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” “Two Ladies,” “Money,” and “Tomorrow Belongs to Me.” The show includes some serious subject matter, but no profanity. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students/children.  Use this order form  to reserve your tickets and get the best seats!.

Winter Athletic Awards
The list of SHS winter season athletes who earned honors at their team banquets has now been updated to include  the boys basketball honroees.  Congratulations to all! To see the list, click here.  
 
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, Ripples, Guatemala Club, Stock Club, Best Buddies, Grey Matter, Chess Club, Sci Fi Club and more.
Congratulations, Kudo's and Thank You's


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 news.shsparentassn@gmail.com.

District and Community Announcements
 
 District Receives Major Grant
The Shorewood School District is excited to announce a major grant to support athletics and a matching grant to support advanced learning opportunities.
 
A grant of more than $1 million to complete improvements to Shorewood High School's Athletics Field Facilities and an additional matching grant of $500,000 to support STEM/STEAM and Expeditionary Learning at Shorewood Schools have been provided by an anonymous community foundation.  Read more here.
 

District Newsletter

Last week, you should have received, via email, the District's April Newsletter.  You may read the online version here.
 

 

Save the Date:
Dr. Juffer’s Community Retirement Party! – May 29

Celebrate Lake Bluff principal Kirk Juffer on Friday, May 29th, 5-7:30 p.m., Lake Bluff Grounds (or inside in the event of rain) with food, fun, and live music by the SHS Band and the Claudia Johnson Quartet. Everyone is invited: families, students, District teachers and staff, community members, Lake Bluff graduates and their families.
 
Please follow the link here to (1) RSVP, (2) Order meals for that night, (3) Contribute to a lasting tribute to Dr. Juffer at Lake Bluff, and (4) Sign the Guest Book. Prefer to pay with cash or check? Paper forms will be available in the Lake Bluff office.
 
Questions? Email jufferretirement@gmail.com or call Vashti at 414-378-6073. The Lake Bluff PTO would like thank the Shorewood School District & School Board, MKE Localicious, Breadsmith on Downer, Pick n Save Glendale, and Sweet Tooth Bakery in Elm Grove for their support for this party!
 

Yard Work Help for the Harrises

Jana White, parent of an SIS 7th grade student (and former classmate of Mark Harris at Whitnall High School), is organizing 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. This is a list of what Erin 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: Name, Phone Number, Email, Date(s) Available, and Preferred Task(s). Thank you for your continued support of this great family.
 
Shorewood Small Plates - April 20-26
Discover the flavors of Shorewood!  Several Shorewood restaurants and food businesses have created one or more delicious small plate options priced from $3.00 to $8.00 to be available duirng during Small Plates Week.  To see a list of participating businesses and learn more, click here.
 
Free PSAT Practice Test – May 9
The Kaplan Test Prep Company is offering a free practice PSAT test in the Milwaukee area on 9.  For more information, view their flyer.  (See reminders section for information about free ACT practice test.)

 

Past Bulletins, Bulletin Submissions, Etc.
 
Do You Know Someone Who Should Be Added to this List? Past Bulletins and Documents
To view past bulletins and related documents – visit the parent association website at www.shsparentassn.com.
 
Bulletin Submissions
Send your bulletin submissions to news.shsparentassn@gmail.com or to Debbie@ederfamily.com.  Submissions are due by Monday evening for inclusion in that week’s bulletin.
**********Reminders from Prior Weeks**********
 
 Free ACT Practice Test – May 3
The Kaplan Test Prep Company is offering a free practice ACT test at SHS on May 3.  For more information, view their flyer.
 
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 http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/02/09/r-u. 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.
 
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 skelley1@wi.rr.com.
 
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.
 
Budget and Leadership Update #2
Read the most recent update regarding 2015-2016 budget planning and leadership transition on the district’s blog.
 
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 www.racetonowhere.com  (click on “screenings”) OR at North Shore Congregational Church by calling 414-352-6123.  Click here for more information.
 
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 michelle.boehm@sbcglobal.net or calling Michelle Boehm at (414) 698-4369.  You will need your own rake, but breakfast is provided.
 
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, bschulteis@shorewood.k12.wi.us
To see a video about hosting an AFS student go to:  http://www.afsusa.org/host-family
 
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!

 
Helpful Links
 
District Website
Shorewood Schools Website – www.shorewoodschools.org
 
Other District and SHS Web Pages
SHS Student Support Services
Recreation and Community Services
Alumni Spotlight
Giving Makes a Difference

Important Documents
Student/Parent Handbook and/or Curriculum Handbook
Activities Code of Conduct
Athletic Forms
Athletic Travel Release Form
Daily Bell Schedules
 
District Communications
District Blog
District Monthly Bulletin “How are the Children”
In the News
District Facebook Page
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