Activities & Clubs

During the 2022-23 school year, we plan to offer club and activity meetings weekly during the Flex Time period. More information on how to join an activity or club will be communicated prior to its first meeting. The list below includes many of the clubs we've offered in recent years:


Ally Club is a peer mentoring program to help students understand privilege, culture, power, and how to stand up for others. Students plan educational and activist activities for the school community to improve acceptance and belonging for all people. Ally Club aims to help create a positive school culture in which all students feel they can be themselves, regardless of background and identity. Weekly meetings take place during Guided Study; everyone is welcome to come and be cared about and supported in this environment.
Advisors: Profe Anton and Mrs. Steiner


America's Battle of the Books is a voluntary reading incentive program for students in grades 7 and 8. The purpose is to encourage students to read good books and have fun while competing with peers. Students participate by reading from the book list provided for the year's America's Battle of the Books. This group meets from November through March.
Advisor: Ms. Nelson


Best Buddies is a friendship club that fosters meaningful, one-to-one friendships between students with intellectual or developmental disabilities (Buddies) and student Peers. The SIS Best Buddies chapter meets weekly to plan outings, the “Spread the Word to End the ‘R’ Word” campaign, lunch dates, fundraising opportunities, and other Best Buddies of Wisconsin sponsored events. Students have the opportunity to take on leadership roles such as President, Vice President, Buddy Coordinator, Secretary, etc.
Advisor: Mrs. Alcorta


Kiwanis Builders Club is an international, student-led organization providing members with opportunities to perform service, build character, and develop leadership. The objectives of Builders Club are to provide opportunities for students to work together in service for the school and community, develop leadership potential, and foster the development of strong moral character.
Advisor: Ms. Nelson


8th grade students meet bi-weekly to participate in a structured discussion and reflection of a novel. The book group covers approximately 12 titles throughout the year.
Advisor: Mrs. Haber


Craftivism Club focuses on uplifting and empowering student voices through all types of visual expression.
Advisor: Mrs. Alcorta


All students have the opportunity to participate in the annual SIS musical production. Continuing the Shorewood tradition of excellence in drama, SIS students learn through this production what it takes to maintain that standard by their involvement both on stage and behind the scenes. The success of this production is made possible by a partnership with the SHS Drama faculty providing invaluable guidance and support, along with SHS student drama mentors guiding SIS students through the production.

Students also have a chance to share their talents through Show Circle, the SIS variety show. Groups and individuals with a wide variety of talents are encouraged to audition. This is always a fun event enjoyed by students, parents and staff!

Students interested in working behind-the-scenes on Show Circle or SIS Musical get to experience set building, costume and makeup design, lighting and sound design, and other aspects of stage management, mentored by Shorewood Drama staff and high school students.

Students can participate in drama classes with the Shorewood Drama staff.


The Environmental Club has been conducting neighborhood clean-up activities and sharing a “Go Green tip of the day” during morning announcements. Students who are interested in finding ways to help reduce litter, the use of plastic, or other environmentally focused activities should join this student-run club!
Advisor: Mrs. Kopplin


All students take part in local competitions; winners move on to regional, state, and national levels.


For every girl, everywhere, this student-run club focuses on global issues and developing leadership opportunities for young women. Girl Up was launched in 2010 and is partnered with the United Nations to support comprehensive programs that give adolescent girls in developing countries an equal chance for education, health, social and economic opportunities, and a life free from violence. This club will provide opportunities for girls at our school to become leaders to speak out about global issues and to bring awareness to causes and make a global impact! 

Advisor: Mrs. Kopplin


Any student who plays an instrument may participate. Rehearsals are once a week before school. The group performs twice a year in the Shorewood High School Auditorium, and at the annual SEED fundraising event in March. Students also have the option to travel to and perform at a Jazz Festival in northern Illinois.
Advisor: Mr. Olson


Participating 7th grade students meet twice a week to apply their Language Arts skills to a variety of novels, writing projects, and other applications. The structure for these applications is based on a unit from the College of William & Mary Center for Gifted Education titled "1940s: A Decade of Change." This Advanced Learning opportunity is offered to eligible students in addition to their regular Language Arts course.
Advisor: Ms. Johnson


7th and 8th grade students meet twice a week to cover new and interesting math topics in preparation for middle school math competitions. All students who are interested in math are welcome to attend.
Advisor: Mr. Nadolsky


Mentoring 4 Leadership groups offer students an opportunity to build community with peers who share similar experiences with one another, with a focus on identity and race. Students learn valuable lessons from adult and student leaders, that they can take into their everyday lives. Student participation in these groups is voluntary, however, to support mentoring goals, students are encouraged to make an ongoing commitment to participate in the club. There are separate groups for 7th and 8th grade boys and girls, with one “gender neutral” group to welcome non-binary/gender fluid/gender queer* students.


This group works with the School Counselor to advocate for the mental health and well-being of students by redefining success, building resiliency, and embracing a healthy lifestyle of balance. Students work together to promote wellness of the student body by focusing on a variety of issues including building connections, positive coping skills, and character traits.
Advisor: Mrs. Wells


Challenge yourself! Students learn how to solve the Rubik’s cube and how to play chess.
Advisor: Mme. Koerten


Interested students are paired with an adult mentor to explore a STEM (science, technology, mathematics, and engineering) topic. Students are then selected to present this topic at the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair at UWM. This opportunity is available to any students who are independently-motivated to further explore a STEM topic.


Science Olympiad team members participate in competitions that are run like track meets. There are 23 events in each competition. Some events require participants to create something to be tested at the competition. Other events are testing events that require students to learn about a specific topic. At each competition, students must think and write like a scientist.
Advisor: Mrs. Steiner


Student Advisory Council is composed of responsible students who attend weekly meetings, participate in fundraisers and service projects, promote school spirit, and plan, organize, and execute activities for the student body (i.e. themed dances, outings to sporting events and movies, etc.). Student Advisory Council builds community and helps students to develop leadership skills.


7th and 8th grade students participate in a online course through UW-Madison's Center for Academically Talented Youth. This course replaces the student's regular Language Arts course for one quarter of the school year, and students must meet certain eligibility criteria to participate.


Writing Enrichment is for any 7th grade students who want to challenge themselves in the area of Writing. Participating students meet once a week to apply their Language Arts writing skills to a variety of stories, writing projects, and other applications. The structure for these applications is based on the Advanced Curriculum from Vanderbilt University’s Programs for Talented Youth titled, “I, Me, You, We: Individuality Versus Conformity.” This learning opportunity is offered to students in addition to their regular Language Arts course.


Yearbook Club is a great opportunity for students to stretch and explore as photographers and designers. Student photographers will use the Art Department's Nikon cameras (purchased through a SEED Grant in 2015) to document a variety of events throughout the school year such as Show Circle, sports, school dances, assemblies, and field trips such as Winter Experience and Outdoor Education. In the spring our Yearbook Club focuses on selecting and curating images to be used in the final publication made available for purchase to all students at SIS.
Advisor: Mme. Koerten