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Co-Curricular Clubs & Activities

Shorewood High School is pleased to offer more than 40 different clubs and co-curricular activities to our students. The clubs on this page are the only ones offered for the 2017-2018 school year--all others are considered defunct.

For more information on clubs, e-mail the advisors listed below. The best way for students to find out about meeting times is to listen to the announcements every day at the beginning of 4th hour.

Students wishing to start a new club should:

  1. Find a teacher willing to act as club advisor
  2. On a sheet of paper, list the advisor, names of any interested members, prospective meeting times and locations (ie, every Wednesday @ lunchtime), & the mission/purpose of the club
  3. Turn this sheet in to Mr. Patek and await approval.

American Field Service (AFS) Club

AFS promotes international understanding by sponsoring students from other countries for a year at Shorewood High School. We provide opportunities to know these students better, to learn about other parts of the world, and to consider participation in AFS programs in the United States and the world. Please e-mail Mr. Schulteis for info on meeting times.

Advisor: Mr. Schulteis

Animal Rights

The Animal Rights Club seeks to raise awareness on animal rights issues and raise money for animal rights organizations.


Mr. Beckers

Anime Club

Anime Club’s goal is to dispel stereotypes of Anime and expand the love of the genre itself.

Advisor: Ms. Mohagen

Art Club

The Art Club is comprised of a group of interested students who wish to become involved with a spectrum of art activities such as making art projects, raising funds for art scholarships, going on field trips, and helping the school and community with their activities.


Ms. Mohagen

Best Buddies

Best Buddies operates as a student-run friendship club, which creates buddy pairs between students with and without disabilities.

Advisor: Ms. DeMerrit

Chamber Choir

In addition to our regular class responsibilities, these students perform in a number of community service events per year.

Advisor: Mr. Clark

Chess Team/Chess Club

The Chess Club is an informal organization of students who meet at lunch on Wednesdays from the first week of October until the end of the school year. Chess Club offers the opportunity for students to enjoy/learn chess in a non-competitive setting. Chess Club additionally gives students a chance to develop their skills if at some time in the future they might want to compete at a more competitive level.

The format of Chess Club is constantly being revised and improved to insure that all students have equal access and opportunity to participate. Therefore, the actual format may change from school year to school year.

Advisor: Mr. Thibedeau


Students will learn the Adobe InDesign and Photoshop programs and engage in layout design, copy writing, desktop publishing technology and photography. The Copperdome staff will also engage in some graphic design work, such as in-school advertisements, event programs, etc. as well. Staffers are required to gather information, write effective copy, have basic computer skills and meet rigorous deadlines. Students talented in these areas, or willing to learn these skills, should see the instructor for an interview.

Advisor: Ms. Hernandez


Semester 1/2 credit, year 1 credit. This performing arts offering is unique to SHS and is taught by 5 directors. The course offers a full spectrum of theater arts including acting, publicity, costuming, and tecnical theater, beginning acting and sometimes dance, voice or make up. Drama produces four shows a year on the main stage including a fall production. AFS Showcase, (a full range variety show), a winter production, and a spring musical in addition to at least one production in our Studio Theater. Students gain experience in back stage work including lighting, sound, painting, construction, stage managing and elements of design in Technical Theater, costume design, sewing, marketing, advertising, box office, front of house organization, make up, acting techniques as well as musical theater instruction. Students must be registered in Drama 7th or 8th hour or independant study in order to audition for the productions. Students receive 1 Fine Arts credit per year.

View the Shorewood Drama Department website (and order tickets for the latest production).

Teachers: Mr. King /Mr. Brist

Gender and Sexuality Alliance (GSA)

The GSA promotes understanding for all cultures, specifically lesbian, gay, bi-transgender, and questioning.

Advisor: Ms. Fox

Girls Who Code

Website: https://shorewoodgwc.jimdo.com/

Girls Who Code is a nonprofit organization focused on closing the gender gap between females and males in the computer science industry. This is a Shorewood High School branch, allowing our school to teach young people, primarily females, how to code. When girls learn to code, they become change agents in their communities. Our girls create technology that makes the world a better place.

Gray Matter

Gray Matter is two things: it is a group of students who get together every week to plan events that contribute to the literary and artistic community of SHS, and it is an art and literary magazine that comes out at the end of every school year. Pegasus-run contests have attracted dozens of submissions from students who otherwise might not have found a way to share their photograph or short stories. Poetry Nights give members and non-members a chance to enjoy reading and hearing poems for a couple of hours, without having to analyze them or write papers. Finally, at the end of the year, Pegasus members log hours and hours after school and on weekends to create a magazine filled with the work of students who submitted to the magazine over the course of the year. The end result is a beautiful publication that editors and contributors alike can be proud of.

Grey Matter meets Tuesdays at 3:15 in Rm. 274 (Performing Arts building)

Advisor: Amelia Hernandez

Guatemala Club

Guatemala Club works to fundraise for and foster relationships with over fifty children at Los Hogares Orphanage in Santa Apolonia, Guatemala. Activities include collaboration with the School Sisters of St. Francis and Colectivo Coffee Roasters. Guatemala Club aims to engage a variety of people in such a special community.

Advisor: Ms. Leslie

Jazz Ensemble

This group provides instrumentalists with the opportunity to perform music from a broad range of popular music styles.

Advisor: Mr. Castonguay

Key Club

Key Club is an international service club with a main goal of bettering the community.

Advisor: Mr. Halloran

Mock Trial

Mock Trial teaches students how to think intelligently, write clearly, speak passionately, and compete gracefully, with a little bit of law education thrown in for good measure. Student attorneys learn to conduct themselves as real lawyers would in a courtroom, giving opening statements and closing arguments that need to convince a jury of the fictional defendant’s guilt or innocence. Student witnesses learn to play a part defending their characters’ convictions on the stand. Attorneys and witnesses alike learn the importance of good sportsmanship in practices at the competition. Mock Trial helps develop poise and confidence as well as knowledge of courts and the legal system. Shorewood's Mock Trial team has a long-standing reputation as one of the best teams in Wisconsin.

Advisor: Ms. Schwinn

Model United Nations

Students interested in international relations are offered an opportunity to discuss international issues with other Shorewood students and students from other schools. Students simulate the United Nations by selecting a country to represent and by attending the Model UN competitions held in various places around the state and nation. In the past, students have gone to UW-Milwaukee, UW-Parkside, New York City, and Harvard.

Model UN meets Thursdays at lunch in Rm. 304.

Advisor: Mr. Schulteis/Mr. Schmidt

National Honor Society

The National Honor Society is a school and community service organization. Junior and senior students who have achieved a 3.6 cumulative grade point average and are willing to commit to service will be accepted upon application. A contract to complete the required service hours will be used. Students remain members by participating in continued service activities while maintaining a 3.6 GPA.

Advisor: Mr. Aiello

Project Somalia

Project Somalia will sponsor SOS Children's Village in Mogadishu to provide children with the medical and educational needs to fulfill their dreams in one of the poorest countries in the world.

Advisor: Mr. Lowery


This one-year 8th hour course is one credit per year, and requires the consent of the instructor. Ripples is the student newspaper that is published ten times during the school year. All staff meets regularly to learn principles of journalism, including gathering news, writing, and maintaining high journalistic standards. Work includes getting information for news stories about school events, activities, and personalities, and writing articles for Ripples. All staff are required to meet strict deadlines and expected to contribute by selling ads, taking pictures, managing subscriptions, contributing web content, and distributing the paper.

Ripples meets every Monday & Wednesday during lunch in Rm. 216.

Advisor: Mr. Halloran

Science Club

The purpose of Science Club is to enhance student awareness and understanding of science, encourage and assist students with science fair projects, and support students in science competitions such as Lake Sturgeon Bowl, Science Olympiad, and SMART team.

Science Club meets Fridays during lunch in Rm. 128


Ms. Cabaniss

Science Fiction Club

To, watch and read sci-fi, and discuss the science fiction genre.

Advisor: Ms. Schwinn

She's the First

She's the first will sponsor girl's education in developing nations, giving them the chance to become the first in their families to graduate from secondary school.

Advisor: Mrs. Johansson

Slam Poetry/Spoken Word Club

Members work to craft performance poetry and build skills in use of language and presentation.

Spoken Word Club meets Wednesdays during lunch in Rm. 274 (Performing Arts building)

Ms. Glembin

Student Council

The Student Council provides for student input in the areas of social activities, student concerns, community relations, and some administrative decisions. Elected representatives meet weekly to discuss ideas, plan for new events, and debate various proposals. Leadership and organizational skills can be improved through participation in Student Council.

Mr. Lowery

Team Awesome Technical Theater

The mission of Team Awesome is to give students with disabilities the opportunity to be included in the technical side of theater. Students meet once a week under direct supervision to assist the SHS Theater Dept.


Jacob Bergmann

Global Scholars

The Global Scholars Club mission is to foster the development of global competencies by creating engaging co-curricular activities and experiences.

Advisor: Ms. Jacquart/Mr. Schmidt

SHS Calendar

    • TueApr24 Lake Bluff Linkage 5:45 PMSHS Conference Room #116
    • TueApr24 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • TueMay08 School Board Town Hall 5:45 PM to 6:45 PMSHS Library
    • TueMay08 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • TueMay22 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • TueJun12 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • TueJun26 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM

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