by: Elizabeth Samuelson and Beth Vivio, Search Committee
The Head of School Search is moving along incredibly well, and we are excited by the diversity, caliber and enthusiasm of our candidates. We hope to invite the finalists for the Head of School onto campus for the community to meet in early to mid May. Thank you for your support and patience through this process. We are eager to have community input when our finalists visit.
On behalf of all Shorecrest personnel, Mike Murphy and the Shorecrest Community Association invite all Shorecrest Volunteers to a complimentary Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and Janet Root Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation. Every parent/guardian who has volunteered this school year is invited to join us on May 8. Digital invitation to come... please save the date!
by: Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
Driving while distracted can make it difficult to react during a potential crash, especially for teen drivers. More than 1200 videos created by teens to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior were submitted in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge by Toyota and Discovery Education. Among the 10 finalists is Caleb Kravitz '20! Caleb’s video "Don't Recline Behind the Wheel" and the other ten finalist videos can be viewed atteendrive365inschool.com/vote. The public can vote for their favorite video once per day through April 23. The People’s Choice winner will receive $5,000 - so please vote for Caleb every day!
Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, we open the campus to the community each spring during Celebrate the Arts Week, April 8-13, 2019. Following the ES/LS Teach-in on Friday, April 12, LS and ES students will have a performance around 11am. The Week will finish out with Shorecrest Performing Arts' production of the new Broadway adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella,” to run April 11-13, in the Janet Root Theatre.
It's time for some spring cleaning! Help SCA give loved and gently-used children’s books new homes. SCA will start collecting used books on Monday for the annual Oldie Goldie book sale. Collection boxes will be in the hallways of Lower School and in the Middle School breezeway. Used books will be sold to ES and LS students for rock-bottom prices so they can find new literary favorites on the cheap. Proceeds benefit the Shorecrest library.
by: Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum was developed and launched at the Wellesley College Center for Women in 1987. It is the nation's largest peer-led leadership organization through which participants develop ways of understanding complex relations between self and systems with regard to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability/disability, and other cultural experiences.
We are excited to offer parents/guardians an introduction to the program for this year and hope you will join us on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7-8:30pm.
You want your children to have the best nutrition possible—but let’s be real, when it comes to eating new or healthy foods, kids can be stubborn. Don’t despair! These tips from our Dietitians, coupled with some patience and perseverance, will help expand the palettes of even your most finicky eaters.
If you have an interest in serving on the SCA Board for the 2019-20 academic year, or know someone who would be a great fit, nominations and self-nominations are underway! Contact Stacy Conroy at email@example.com or 813-944-7951.
All Florida Orthopaedic Associates will perform physicals for Shorecrest student-athletes currently in grades 5-11 on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30pm in the Athletic Center. Female and male physicians will be present to conduct the exams. This service will be made available to Shorecrest students only. The cost for the physical will be $20. Please save the date and plan for your child/children to take advantage of this service. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Department.
Shorecrest has partnered with New Oasis International Education to help recruit and house international students at Shorecrest. New Oasis homestay is not about renting a room in an American house, it's about joining an American family. By saying "yes" to the experience, we can foster a global understanding.
Over the past year the Shorecrest campus has undergone a transformation. The completion and opening of the first floor of Charger Commons, the new 60,000 square foot facility made possible by the Transform Campaign, marks a major milestone in that transformation. To connect this new chapter of Shorecrest history to the time-honored tradition of "Celebrate the Arts" week, Shorecrest Performing Arts is proud to present the spring musical "Cinderella," April 11, 12, and 13 in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest. Showtimes will be Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 7pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.