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This is the official online blog for the Shorewood School District. All content is created and published by Shorewood School District staff. The purpose of the District blog is to disseminate important information to the public in a timely and accurate way. The blog does not publish public comments, but does invite site visitors to submit comments, which are sent by email to District staff. Comments provide the District and the School Board with important feedback from community members regarding the blog posts, and then District staff respond as necessary to the feedback received. While all submitted comments are reviewed, the District does not reply to every comment that is submitted. Thank you for reading our blog.


Shorewood School District Superintendent & SIS Principal Hiring Updates

Dear Shorewood Schools Community Members,

In our efforts to keep you informed regarding important hiring updates, below we have listed the upcoming schedules for both the Superintendent Finalist Visits and the SIS Principal Finalist Visits. Due to the amount of activities and events being held throughout the District during the last week of school, we wanted to avoid hosting any community input sessions during this time. In addition, we also wanted to make sure that we scheduled our community input sessions in advance of Whitefish Bay beginning their search for a new Superintendent.

Therefore, we determined that the visits for the SIS Principal finalists will be scheduled on June 2 and 4 and Superintendent finalists will be scheduled on June 2, 3, and 4. We understand that hosting the community forums on the same day might be inconvenient for some, but we feel this is the best solution under the circumstances. The timing for both forums is such that community members who are interested in attending both will be able to move from the SHS Library to the SIS Commons each evening, with time to spare.

Community Forums for the Superintendent Finalists

June 2-4, 2015
Three Finalists

The Superintendent finalists will spend much of the day in our schools, meeting with our school leaders and getting tours of our buildings prior to the community forums. Each candidate will finish the day with a second interview with the School Board.

4:30-5:30 p.m.: Parent and Community Session – SHS Library

The candidate will introduce himself/herself, and the search firm will facilitate a series of pre-set questions. Community members in attendance will be able to communicate with School Board members in regards to candidates via a feedback form that will be provided.

SIS Principal Finalist Site Visits

June 2 and 4, 2015 (Final times may vary)
Four Finalists

The SIS Principal Interview Panel identified four finalists. Each finalist will visit SIS for a half-day meeting with Mr. Gemignani, teachers, students, and District Office administrators. On the evenings of June 2 and 4, we will have two of the four finalists join us for the parent and community input session using a panel discussion format.

Candidates 1 and 3 (8:30-11:30 a.m.)

8:30 a.m.: Tour school with Interim Principal Kevin Gemignani and meet staff

9:30 a.m.: Visit classrooms

10 a.m.: Meet with District Office administrators

10:30 a.m.: Meet with SIS Student Panel

11:05 a.m.: Meet with teachers

Candidates 2 and 4 (12-3 p.m.)

12 p.m.: Tour school with Interim Principal Kevin Gemignani and meet staff

1 p.m.: Meet with assigned teachers

1:30 p.m.: Visit classrooms

2 p.m.: Meet with SIS Student Panel

2:30 p.m.: Meet with District Office administrators

5:45-6:45 p.m. (both nights): Community Input Session– SIS Commons

Finalists will introduce themselves, share their background related to the position, and respond to a set a pre-selected questions. Participants will be able to submit questions in writing--which the facilitator will group based on recurring themes--and ask the question of each finalist.

Thank you in advance for your participation in this process. We are extremely excited about the prospects.

Posted by kwatson on Friday May, 29, 2015


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District Calendar

    • MonMar19 Advanced Learning Information Session 6:00 PMSHS Library
    • WedApr04 SHS Linkage 7:15 PMSHS Conference Room #116
    • ThuApr05 Shorewood Library, Senior Center, Connects, and Historical Society Linkage 1:00 PMSHS Conference Room #116
    • ThuApr05 SIS Linkage 6:45 PMSHS Conference Room #116
    • TueApr10 Student Linkage 12:00 PMSHS Auditorium
    • TueApr10 School Board Meeting 7:00 PM
    • ThuApr12 Special Education Info Session 6:00 PMSHS Library

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