April 8, 2015

Mark Your Calendars:
Apr 8          Prom & Grand March Tickets go on Sale
Apr 9          SHS-SIS Jazz Concert
Apr 11        Hoops for Harris
Apr 11-16    Shorewood Reads
Apr 14        School Board Meeting - agenda will be posted here
Apr 16        Drama Ads Due
Apr 19        Harris Family Fundraiser – Adults Only – Lakefront Brewery
Apr 20        Heroin in the North Shore – REDgen Event –  NICOLET High School
Apr 20        Panel Discussion – Transitioning to College – HOMESTEAD High School
Apr 25        SHS Prom

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Note from The Editor
My oldest son graduated from college 2 years ago with a degree in computer science.  Since then he’s been a software developer at a growing company with all the typical “perks” of the high tech industry.  One such perk is that he can wear flip flops and ratty old t-shirts to work if he so chooses. 
The other day he told me that he had gone shopping at Bloomingdales (he is neither a shopper nor a fashion hound), in order to buy some dress shirts and polo type shirts for work.  With the help of a saleslady, he even purchased some ties and khaki pants.  I asked if anything had changed with the dress code at work, and he replied, no, but he’s figured out that when he dresses better he’s more productive.  He doesn’t think he’ll go so far to put on a tie for work, but the flip flops are out!
Why am I telling you this, you ask?  Well, I think I’ve seen a similar phenomenon at SHS prom.  The kids (both boys and girls) spend so much time and energy (not to mention money) getting dressed up, that it seems to me that they rise to the occasion and become a bit more mature for the evening.
Several years ago, I volunteered to chaperone prom (for the same son’s class who I mentioned above).  Now, as an early to bed, early to rise kind of gal – the hours of this particular gig, did not appeal to me.  But I made sure to get a good night sleep the night before, drank some caffeinated tea in the afternoon, and got through the evening.   In fact I enjoyed the evening.  The kids were all dressed up, looking like grown ups.  And it seemed to me that they were acting a bit more grown up too.  It was a delight to see them in this environment – and the time went by quickly.  It was fun!
JUNIOR PARENTS – please consider chaperoning prom – I encourage you to do so.  If your child is telling you that they don’t want you there, please know that you can pretty much stay out of their way.  And even if you were stationed in the center of the dance floor – they still won’t see much of you.  It’s a big event – no one stands out that much.  So grab your spouse, or a friend and talk each other into signing up – if I can do it, and enjoy it, anyone can! Click here for a link to the sign up form.
PARENTS OF ALL PROM GOERS - please, please consider making a donation to the post prom event.  Without post prom, the festivities would end at 11:30 – and while that is well past my usual bed time, once the kids have gone to all the effort to dress up and be there, we wouldn’t want their evening to be cut short.  The committee has put in a lot of hard work under the assumption that the donations will flow in – don’t let them down!  Send your checks to the SHS Office or to Kelley Seibel at 2613 E. Wood Place.  Checks should be payable to Shorewood High School and marked “Post Prom / Parents of 2016 – Acct #711”
The student prom committee and the post prom committee of parents are working hard to make this a great evening for our kids.  Please, if you child is attending (or not), do what you can to help out – sign up to volunteer and/or make a donation to the efforts.
Debbie Eder, SHS Parent Bulletin Editor

SHS News & Announcements

Prom Logistics
If you are looking for prom logistical information, please see the email you received yesterday.
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.
Athletics in the News
Jada Stackhouse Earns Repeat All Suburban Basketball Honors – Shorewood NOW
Jenna Vuorinen is Member of State Champion USM Co-op Hockey Team – JS Online
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. 
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

District and Community Announcements
Superintend Lexmond to Leave District
Dr. Marty Lexmond has accepted a position with the West Allis West Milwaukee School District beginning July 1. Click here for a letter from School Board President Rob Reinhoffer regarding the process for selecting a new superintendent for our district.
Budget Planning and Leadership Transition Update
Click here for a letter from Superintendent Lexmond regarding the 2015-2016 budget and an update on transition plans.
Race to Nowhere – Free Screening – 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 plan by registering at  (click on “screenings”) OR at North Shore Congregational Church by calling 414-352-6123.  Click here for more information 
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.
Heroin in the North Shore – What Every Parent Needs to Know
April 20 – 6:00 pm – Nicolet High School

All parents are invited to this important REDgen presentation about Heroin in the North Shore.
The presenters will be Lieutenant Rod Galbraith, with the Detective Bureau and the Anti Drug Task Force of the Ozaukee County Sheriff’s Office and Dr. Barbara Hale-Richlen and Dr. Caroline Palmer who are both Board Certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrists in private practice in Brookfield.
Lieutenant Galbraith will give an overview of Heroin use in the North Shore and share case examples. Dr. Hale-Richlen will present on the signs of drug use, the dangers and effects of Heroin on teens and families and prevention advice. Dr. Caroline Palmer is a suboxone provider and will discuss treatment options.  Click here for the flyer.
Recreation Department Fee Changes
Click here for a letter regarding the updated fee structure for recreation department programs.
Alumni Spotlight – Les Aspin
Read about SHS alumnus, Les Aspin who was a US Representative from 1971 to 1983 and Secretary of Defense under President Bill Clinton on the district’s alumni spotlight page.

Past Bulletins, Bulletin Submissions, Etc.
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**********Reminders from Prior Weeks**********
Hoops for Harris
Shorewood High School Student Council is excited to announce their Hoops for Harris 3v3 Tournament on Saturday, April 11.  Because Mr. Harris was such a fan of basketball, Student Council determined that this event would be a fun activity for students of all ages to enjoy, while paying respect to Mr. Harris and all of his contributions to the community.All proceeds from the event will go to The Mark Harris Family Fund. Click here for more information and to sign up to participate.
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!
Transitioning to College – Panel Discussion –  April 20
Please join other North Shore parents for a moderated panel discussion titled “The Road Ahead: Making the Transition from High School to College”.   The event will take place on Monday, April 20, at HOMESTEAD HIGH SCHOOL, from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm.  For more information and to see the list of panel members, click here.  This promises to be an informative evening – please join us.
Don’t Miss Scholarship and College Visit Information
Parents, please remind your student to STOP BY THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES OFFICE for information on scholarships, college visits, and more. We get a lot of information that doesn't always make it into announcements, so students are encouraged to stop in periodically to see what's going on.   Check the Student Support website, too, but know that not all items are posted there.
Seniors who’ve Made College Decisions
Any seniors that have committed to a school must update their Family Connection and "set their attending college" so we can send appropriate transcripts and update the College Map in the Student Support Office.
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:
Lake Bluff Principal Update
Click here for information about the recommendation for the principal position at Lake Bluff.
District Students Shine at Solo & Ensemble Festival
Congratulations to the many, many district students who participated at last Saturday’s Regional Solo & Ensemble Festival.  Students worked hard to prepare for this event, and it showed in their high marks, with many qualifying to move on to the state festival next month.  Congratulations to all!  Click here for the list of participants and the department results.
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!
SEED Fundraiser – Groom for Men
Groom for Men has recently opened a location in Shorewood and they are pleased to offer an introductory haircut for the reduced rate of $25, 25% of which will be donated to the Shorewood SEED Foundation.  Click here for more details.
Then print this coupon to receive your discount.
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