PowerSchool replaced

BY CELA MIGAN — The Shorewood School District will be switching over from their current student information system (SIS), PowerSchool, to Infinite Campus starting with the 2016-2017 school year. The three most common and used SIS in Wisconsin are PowerSchool, Skyward and Infinite Campus. “Infinite Campus is a student information system … it’s teacher’s grade books, it tracks student demographics, health logs, discipline and behavior stuff. Lunch accounts can eventually be run through Infinite Campus, basically anything that we do that involves student information, that’s what it entails,” said Joe Patek, assistant principal. Shorewood has been using PowerSchool since 2006, … Continue reading PowerSchool replaced

(Ben Davis) Dumpsters wait to be filled at Atwater School. Atwater's new recycling program has allowed them to reduce the waste they produce by significant amounts.

Atwater implements new recycling program

BY ABBY WIDELL — Atwater Elementary School’s new and improved recycling program, implemented in February, focuses on reducing waste and teaching students about environmental responsibility. After observing the enormous quantity of waste produced in the cafeteria, Lora Caton, Atwater parent … Continue reading Atwater implements new recycling program

Program honors veterans

BY ANANYA MURALI– Sunday, May 29 marks Shorewood’s 17th annual Memorial Day program at Atwater Park. The event typically consists of various student performances, from readings to music by students from the district’s band, orchestra and choir programs. Each year there is also a keynote speaker, either a retired military officer or veteran. The 2016 speaker was Saul Newton, who served a tour of duty in Afghanistan and is the founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. Jan Zehren, SIS teacher, first got involved with the celebration in 2007, and currently coordinates this event each year … Continue reading Program honors veterans

Meet next year’s StuCo excecutive board

BY MAYA SCHNEIDER — Izzie Tasse, President Izzie Tasse, junior, ran unopposed and was elected as president of Student Council Executive Board. Tasse served as vice president this year and is prepared to take on her new leadership role. “I spent a lot of time this past year learning … from our current president,” Tasse said. Tasse would like to get more people involved in student council next year. “I really want to expand student council’s borders to reach more people and different groups of people,” Tasse said. Additionally, she plans on continuing the tradition of picking a charity of the year, … Continue reading Meet next year’s StuCo excecutive board