Good listeners are able to restate what others are saying. They're not simply waiting for their turn to talk. I cannot recall if I first learned this lesson in high school or college, but this is not a new lesson though it has remained with me and guided how I behave and understand others. Maybe now more than ever, the ability to truly listen is critical for leaders and good citizens.
by: Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
Congratulations to Upper School Computer Sciences teacher Richard Rho, the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Award from The Barrett Family Foundation. The award recognizes outstanding Tampa Bay Area high school teachers who share their energy and enthusiasm for science or mathematics through creative and innovative methods thereby cultivating student interest in these two fields.
The fifth grade robotics team, Team Chargers #46599, won best Innovative Solution at the November FIRST LEGO League competition, their first tournament of the season. “They displayed awesome teamwork, energy, and positive attitudes all around! We’re so thankful for the mentorship of Dr. Anna Baralt and Chris Scoby,” said team Coach and fifth grade social studies teacher, Sandy Janack.
Today’s Contributing Chargers, Golfo Alexopoulos and Thomas Smith, are the parents of Upper School students Athena ’22 and Sophia ’24. Both Golfo Alexopoulos and Thomas Smith are professors and have a passion for education. For this reason and more, they choose to support the students, teachers, and families of Shorecrest by giving to Two Funds. One Mission.
The International Connection Family Potluck will be Saturday, November 16, 3–6pm at North Shore Park. The Shorecrest LGBTQ+ Families and Allies Group invites all Chargers to campus for a fun filled afternoon on Saturday, December 7, 11am-2pm at Charger Commons.