Experiential School Teachers Mrs. Markunas and Mrs. Thompson noticed their Junior Kindergarten students playing hotel with Post It notes and notepads, taking turns being guests and staff, and checking each other in and out. After brainstorming things they’d like to learn about hotels, the students brought their questions to the experts with a field trip to the Don CeSar Hotel on St. Pete Beach.
Shorecrest will host a walk-in opportunity for interested community members to receive COVID vaccines on campus on Saturday, December 4 from 10-11:30am in the Shorecrest Clinic on the first floor of Charger Commons.
by: Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay, had a chance to join Dr. Gary Stager and a group of educators from all over the globe to welcome one of the world’s most admired educators, Professor Carlina Rinaldi, President of the Reggio Emilia Foundation (Fondazione Reggio Emilia).
This week the Shorecrest Advancement Office would like to recognize the grandparents of Ethan Bekurs ‘24, Karen and Bill Watson, as Contributing Chargers. As grandparents, Karen and Bill connect with the Shorecrest community all the way from Baton Rouge, LA, through their generosity to the Shorecrest Fund. With their donation this year, they included this note.
Upper School Performing Arts invites the Shorecrest community to a special musical concert with guitarist Wade LeCain’22. Please come support Wade for an hour of impassioned music on Wednesday, December 15, 2021 at 7pm in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre.
The Book Fair is returning to campus February 7-11, in the Ohana Community Room on the second floor of Charger Commons. You can come find some great new reads and support Haskell Library and classroom libraries.
by: Stacy Conroy '00 & Bonnie Lurie, Gift Drive Co-Chairs
For more than 20 years, the Holiday Gift Drive has been Shorecrest’s signature service event with participation from families at every grade level. Through the Gift Drive, the Shorecrest community will provide holiday gifts to underserved children through the Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay.
by: Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
Clubs will run for a six-week session starting mid-January. One highlighted club is the Art Club run by Upper School Chair of Visual Arts, Charla Gaglio. Learn about her drawing and painting club for 7th and 8th graders.
by: Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Experience the curriculum, community and opportunities available at Shorecrest at an upcoming open house. You’ll hear from the Head of School, Admissions Team, Parent and Student Ambassadors, and more.
The next meeting of Shorecrest's virtual book club will be Tuesday, December 7 at 7:30pm. All adults in the Shorecrest community are invited to join in reading and discussing Truman Capote's "One Christmas" and "The Thanksgiving Visitor."
Shorecrest is once again hosting a food drive to contribute Mouse Nibbles. The Lower School will be officially kicking off the drive on Friday, October 22, and The Experiential School will be part of the project too. The young Chargers will learn about how The Kind Mouse helps to feed food-insecure children in Pinellas County.