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Atwater Elementary School

Phone: 414-963-6962
Fax: 414-963-6970
2100 E. Capitol Dr.
Shorewood, WI 53211

Principal: Kayla Russick
krussick@shorewood.k12.wi.us
414-963-6962

Welcome to Atwater Elementary School! At Atwater, our highly qualified teachers and paraprofessionals prepare students to meet the challenges of tomorrow by providing an educational responsive to each child's talent and abilities in a nurturing environment. Our innovative and energetic teachers and staff assist our students in developing the skills they will need to be life long learners. Atwater is fortunate to have an active parent organization that supports our school community through direct classroom volunteering, parent and student social activities, artists-in-residence programs, parent forums and so much more. Atwater also offers an English Language Learner (ELL) program for students in need of ELL services.

K4 & K5 Registration Info

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Click here to view the 2017-18 School Supplies lists for each grade.

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*Note: Changes to the calendar are sometimes made during the year which are not reflected on the PDF document. Please double check the events on the District's digital calendar found by clicking the "Calendars" tab at the top of the home page.

Principal Russick's Monthly Must Read

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Back to School (September) 2017


Current News

In Memoriam: Beloved Former Atwater Principal Richard G. Cobb
Posted 11/21/2017 03:56PM


Pictured: Richard G. Cobb, far right, poses with other Atwater principals at the Atwater Centennial celebration.

Former Atwater Elementary School principal, Richard G. Cobb, passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at the age of 85. He was preceded by his wife Gloria Werch Cobb who passed away on April 19, 2016, and was the father of D. Blakely (Cindy) Cobb and Heather (John) Fields, and grandfather to Annaleah and Jake Fields.

Born in Whiting, Iowa in 1932, Richard lived most of his adult life in the Milwaukee area. Richard impacted the city of Milwaukee for 57 years in two bi-vocational careers of Pastoral Leadership and School Administration. Richard's passion was serving the Shorewood community as Principal of Atwater Elementary School for nearly twenty years (1973-1992).

Cobb is remembered at Atwater for having high expectations for both students and staff, always backing his teachers, and for having a very good sense of humor.

Atwater staff members fondly recall that when Cobb left in 1992, he rode off of the playground on the back of a Harley Davidson motorcycle while the whole school sang "Happy Trails to You."

Following his departure from Atwater, he served as the Director of Instructional Programs for West Allis and West Milwaukee Public Schools, President of Milwaukee Area School Counselors Association and Director of Brown Deer Instructional Services.

A Memorial Service to celebrate Cobb's life was held at Eastbrook Church on Saturday, November 11th. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations may be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators honoring Richard's desire to live out God's Word to all people - https://www.wycliffe.org/projects/worldwideprojects-fund.


Atwater Calendar

    • TueDec12 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • MonDec25 Winter Break
    • TueDec26 Winter Break
    • WedDec27 Winter Break
    • ThuDec28 Winter Break
    • FriDec29 Winter Break

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