Saturday, December 14, 2013

Special Request to Alumni & Friends from Mary Lynn Murtaugh, Class of 1975

Mrs. (Jean) Doherty (PE Teacher 1970-1989) is now 88 and in frail health. 
For anyone who remembers her fondly as teacher, coach, mentor or colleague, would you consider sending her a note or card with a memory or just good wishes to encourage her spirits in this season of life?
Even better, include a photo of yourself from your SHS days!    
Mail can be sent to :
Mrs. Jean Doherty
3559 N Maryland Ave.
Shorewood, WI 53211
Or if you prefer to email, send to her granddaughter- Shannon Doherty at who will deliver your messages to her.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving to all SHS Alumni Association Members, Volunteers and Supporters!

Thanksgiving offers an opportunity to reflect, remember and give thanks. 

In that spirit, we want to express our gratitude for your support and participation in SHS Alumni Association events and fundraising efforts in 2013. 

Thanks to Our 2013 New and Renewed Members
  • Paul Augustine, Class of 1982
  • Gina (Nortrom) Bashour, Class of 1984
  • J Michael Bloom, SHS Science Faculty
  • Margi (Scharf) and Neil Brown, Class of 1953
  • Nelson Chiu, Class of 1979
  • Laura Clark, Class of 1981
  • Robert W. Curtis, Class of 1941
  • Georgeanne (Nelson) & Marsh Cusic, Class of 1963
  • Bob Diederich, Class of 1975
  • Irwin Feldman, Class of 1957
  • Jacqueline Fendler
  • Abigail Fowler, Class of 1988
  • Amanda Gilman, Class of 1994
  • Tom Gregory, Class of 1958
  • Janet Heller, Class of 1967
  • Frank Howard, Class of 1961
  • Cristoffer Ippolite
  • David Johnstone, Class of 1975
  • Doris Kitazaki, Class of 1986
  • Tiffany Koehler, Class of 1988
  • Dominique Love, Class of 1988
  • Sheila Lynch, Class of 1979
  • Carol (Ladwig) McWade, Class of 1970
  • Michael Mitchell, Class of 1965
  • Pablo Muirhead, Class of 1989
  • Mary Lynn Murtaugh, Class of 1975
  • Tuffy (Crean) Nell, Class of 1958
  • Wendy Pribbanow, Class of 1963
  • Butch Proctor, Class of 1975
  • Thayer Reed, Class of 1987
  • Jack Roser, Class of 1952
  • Mike Spector, Class of 1958
  • Susan Stehling, Class of 1979
  • Joe Turecek, Class of 1973
  • Bill Unger, Class of 1952
  • Krista Vasos, Class of 1973
  • Christin Wille, Class of 1993
  • Oscar Wille, Class of 1993
            Thanks also to the Willes for their generous donation to the Alumni Association!
  • Nico Zila, Class of 1998

Thanks to Our Lifetime Members
[NOTE:  We are NOT AFFILIATED in any way with]
  • Rob Blazewick, Class of 1980
  • Susan (Zucker) Breslau, Class of 1964
  • Doris H. (Hersh) Chortek, Class of 1942
  • David S. Flores, Class of 1972
  • Alexander P. Fraser, Class of 1986
  • Carolyn J. (Smith) Jennerjohn, Class of 1960
  • Mara (Horsman) Kuhlmann, Class of 1985
  • Lawrence E. Kern, Class of 1961
  • Jennifer Kringel, Class of 1986
  • Desty Lorino, Class of 1974
  • Anne Pelton-Bennett, Class of 1953
  • Pamela Roby, Class of 1960
  • Peggy (John) Roell, Class of 1977
  • Jenny Steinman Heyden, Class of 1986
  • Samuel T. and Donna M. Swansen, Class of 1955
  • Jean (Metzler) Williams, Class of 1965
  • Mark Wallner, Class of 1973
  • Barbara A. Wright, Class of 1971
  • Andy Zukrow, Class of 1982

Thanks to Our Corporate Sponsors and Supporters
  • ESG by Honeywell
  • Lakefront Brewery
  • Three Lions Pub

Thanks to Our Other Supporters
  • Thanks to this year's 300+ attendees and volunteers at July’s All Class Reunion and Community Picnic.  We appreciate your contributions through event purchases and time.
  • Thanks to the Class of 1963, and class leader Kathy Chilton, who did an amazing job renovating the SHS Teachers’ Lounge (Staff Lounge) and made a big impression on Shorewood residents and district employees (read about it in Shorewood Now).
  • Thanks to the Class of 1961, whose $4,000 contribution resulted in the construction of two beautiful display cases in the lobby of the Shorewood High School Auditorium.
Class of 1961 Gift - New Auditorium Display Cases
If your class would also like to make a lasting impression on Shorewood High School, please email Rachel Vesco at the Shorewood High School office for ideas, or call her at (414) 963-6901.

In Memoriam

We would like to honor and acknowledge the contributions of board member Bill Evans, Class of '75, who passed away earlier this year.  Bill was an avid supporter of the SHS Alumni Association and a significant contributor to its success over the years.  He will be greatly missed. 

The SHS Alumni Association Board wishes you and yours all the best for the holiday season and 2014! 

Chris Trost, Treasurer, Class of ‘78

P.S.  Thanks to the SHS Alumni Association Board, as well as the high school administration and staff for their time and effort in making 2013 a year to remember!

SHS Alumni Board and Officers

Jenny Heyden, SHS Alumni Board President, SHS Class of '86
Vice President, Bill Trost Class of '53
Treasurer, Chris Trost, Class of ‘78
Secretary, Jennifer Kringel, Class of '86
Merchandise Director, Rachel De Hartog, Class of '95
Desty Lorino, Class of '75
Doris Kitazaki, Class of '86
Nancy Peske, Class of '80


Please Support the SHS Alumni Association

The SHS Alumni Association appreciates all of its members and encourages you to join!  Membership donations and gear sales make up the entire budget of the Alumni Association - everything else is designated for Shorewood Schools.  When you join the Alumni Association, you are helping out the organization with $25 a year or $250 for a lifetime!   Your membership dues go towards keeping you up-to-date about the school and area,  such as printing of invitations and newsletter, website hosting and domain renewal, postage, and up-front event costs.


Click on the link above to join or make a tax-deductible donation to the Shorewood High School Alumni Association.  We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization (EIN# 35-2198274).


Click on the link above to order adult and kids T-shirts and dinks!
  • ADULT RED or GRAY Alumni T-shirts (mens/ladies crew neck and ladies v-neck) in all sizes, $15 non-members or $10 for members!
  • YOUTH RED T-shirts, one-sies and rompers in various sizes with "Future Shorewood High School Alumni" in white lettering, $15 non-members or $10 for members!
  • DINKS in RED with GRAY letter S, “One Size Barely Fits Any," $10 non-members or $8 for members!
Order online or email with your T-shirt/one-sie/romper order.  Be sure to specify SIZE, address, and preferred payment method.  We will email or call you to confirm your order and indicate where to send payment (e.g., check payable to SHS Alumni Association, PO Box 11427, Shorewood, WI 53211).


If you are interested in volunteering in event or fundraising efforts, or filling current/upcoming Board vacancies, please email Chris Trost or call him at (414) 526-4730.  We anticipate exciting new opportunities to expand alumni outreach to further our mission and that of the Shorewood School District.  You could make a big contribution to our success!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Look Who's Coming to the Picnic 2013

Did you know you can pre-register to the Annual Alumni & Community Picnic? Check out who has already, and get your name on the list so others can see you're coming! We've had a lot of questions from members of the Class of 1965, Class of 1966, and others! We also need to make sure we've got enough Lakefront beer, and our caterer has enough delicious Angus burgers and veggie curry and rice for us all. If you pre-register, I'll personally come hug you at the picnic. Also you can pick up your tickets at the Will Call instead of standing in any ole line.

Check out Who's Signed up - updated within an hour of your registration!

Sock Hop, Anyone? Families, Friends, and Community - come hear what the BUZZ is about. Get over to School at 7:30pm - Come dance to Freddy Bliffert & the Greyhounds! That will be $5 at the door to benefit the Alumni Scholarship - come and bowl, too! The Alumni Scholarship is a $1,000 cash gift to a great graduating senior of Shorewood High School.

Water, Beer and snacks available in the Youth Center. There is a really cool book talk from 6-7 by Peter Roller and his new book, Milwaukee Garage Bands, that you won't want to miss!

Don't forget to support the Shorewood Pools and Swim Team in their effort to raise money for new equipment. Besides the Meet from 11-1, direct support can go right here to the Club, a 501c3 nonprofit charity:

Looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday, July 13, 2013!

Questions? Send 'em to

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Excited to See Everyone!

Your SHS Alumni Board is working hard to bring you a wonderful day, Rain or Shine, on July 13th! Check out all the options on the July 13th Page!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

ALERT: is NOT Shorewood High School Alumni Association

Dear gentle alumni,

It has come to our attention recently that many of you are likely being asked for money by an organization posing as the Shorewood High School Alumni Association. As your president, I would like to address this issue immediately. Do not confuse with the nonprofit volunteer Shorewood High School Alumni Association located in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Do not "support" their "Alumni site." It is not a donation to the Shorewood effort. It is a for profit company that goes after every school in the country, copies their logos, scams members, and tricks thousands of people out of funds that would otherwise go to support the public schools.

It starts innocently enough. You go to, you see Shorewood, and there are pictures of classmates there. So you join. What happens next is happening to many - the site starts tricking you into a "Lifetime Membership" which it then deducts from a credit card monthly, or takes as a sum.

This is not going to the school, nor to the actual alumni association. This is not a tax deductible donation. This is money you are now paying to to continue to spam others to do the same. They falsely recognize free members as "fellow lifetime members."

While we work to battle this confusion, loss of revenue, and destructive company, please know we want to protect you. Don't send them money. If you'd like to donate to the school or the real alumni organization, the one that is run by volunteers and folds flyers at the Village Pub once in a while, who demands the red and grey on gear and holds the annual picnic (coming up July 13), then do. But do not confuse the two. We are not

Be well,
Jenny Steinman Heyden

Saturday, February 23, 2013

SHS Alumni Tribute DVD Available!

For a $10 Donation ($2 shipping no matter how many) order up your SHS Alumni Tribute to Barbara Gensler DVD! Click on the button to order, it will prompt you for shipping information.

SHS GradYear/Family/Staff

We have a donor who would like to underwrite the cost of sending to all performers! Please send an email with your address to if you were in the show and would like a copy mailed to you.

Monday, January 14, 2013

January 2013 Alumni News

Join the Alumni Association on Facebook to connect with Friends and plan together:

Upcoming Reunions:
Class of 1953: July 12 & 13, 2013. Contact Dick Miswald,
Class of 1963: July 12 & 13, 2013. Contact is now Dick Selby at
Class of 1968: June 29, 2013. Contact Terri Richman Lesgold, 414-351-4233.
Class of 1978: July 6, 2012 at 6pm at the Radisson Milwaukee North Shore. Contact Robin Nicholas Kidd,
Class of 1993: contact Drew Hornbeck at

Upcoming SHS Alumni at the Milwaukee Bucks: Discounted Group Tickets available for the March 24, 2pm, Sunday game against the Atlanta Hawks, Brandon Jennings Bobblehead day. Sign up by March 8 – Tickets are $42 for lower or $16 for upper seats. Check or cash to SHS Alumni Association, PO Box 11427, Shorewood, WI 53211, or email to RSVP.

Save the Date – Summer Reunion July 13, 2013: The annual All-Class Shorewood High School Reunion is on Saturday, July 13, 2013, from 11 to 3pm. Live music and tours of the School will be provided. Seeking volunteers to help with the Event on 7/13/13. Email Jenny Heyden, SHS Alumni President, at, or mail to PO Box 11427, Shorewood, Wis.,53211.

Would you like to help grow the Alumni Association in Shorewood? The SHS Alumni Board needs volunteers for projects and fun events.

Thank you for your donations – the Shorewood High School Alumni Association is a 501c3 Charitable Organization with an EIN 35-2198274.