2019

  • An Update from the Head of School Search Committee

    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.
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  • SCA Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, May 8

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    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 8Digital invitation to come... please save the date!
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  • Spring Music Concert, Apr 17

    by Ethan Updike, Band Director
    The 2019 Spring Music Concert will feature dedicated student musicians from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Please join us on Wednesday, April 17, 7 - 9 pm.
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  • Upper School Announcements

    by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
    Important Announcements and Reminders for Upper School families and students.
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  • Art All Around Campus, and Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Where to find student artwork on campus.
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  • Caleb Kravitz ‘20 Announced as Finalist in National “Teendrive365” PSA Challenge

    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 at teendrive365inschool.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!
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  • Spring Football is Almost Here!

    by Coach McCall
    The start date for the Middle School Football team has been pushed back to April 29 (was previously listed as April 22).
    The start date for Varsity Football has not changed – be ready for your May 6 start date with Coach McCall!
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  • Advancement Intern

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest’s Advancement department is looking for a summer intern! Provide support creating social media posts, drafting alumni and annual fund appeals, writing and editing various content and working within a database.
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  • Celebrate the Arts Week

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    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.
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  • Celebrating Athletics

    by Anthony McCall, Athletics Director
    Each year, the Shorecrest Athletics Program recognizes the male and female student-athlete of the year with the The Coach Philip Hayford Outstanding Male Athlete Award and The Fran Risser Outstanding Female Athlete Award. We will be presenting these awards as part of the Charger Hall of Fame event on Thursday, April 25, which starts with a reception at 5:30pm in the Janet Root Theatre Lobby, followed by the program at 6pm. To continue our celebration of athletics, this year’s State of St. Pete on Thursday, May 2 sponsored by the Alumni Association, is athletics minded. Matt Silverman, the President of the Tampa Bay Rays, Co-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Shorecrest Parent, will present.
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  • Parent/Guardian SEED Meeting, Apr. 18

    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.
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  • 2019-2020 SCA Board Positions Open

    by SCA Board
    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 stacyes@gmail.com or 813-944-7951.
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  • Dad Nights Out

    by Matt Frey, Shorecrest Parent
    Shorecrest dads are invited to meet other dads at fun, monthly nights out.  All events will be at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated.
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  • On-Campus Sports Physicals, May 8

    by Athletic Department
    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.
     
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  • You're Invited to be a Host Family

    by Shorecrest Admissions
    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.
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts presents “Cinderella”

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    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.
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  • International Day, Sign up today

    by International Committee
    Shorecrest's first International Day is on Wednesday, May 1! Thank you to all who have signed up to represent countries. Please learn more and sign up here: http://signup.com/go/gpCrOTK.
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  • Oldie Goldie Book Sale Collection

    by SCA
    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.
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  • Seniors Earn Rotary Club Outstanding Youth Awards

    by Erich Schneider, Assistant Head of Upper School
    Two members of Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Class of 2019, Renice Dacres and Graham Heckert, were recipients of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg’s 81st Outstanding Youth Awards. The students were selected by Upper School faculty/staff on the basis of scholarship, character, and service. They were celebrated along with 12 other students from seven St. Petersburg-area public and private high schools at a luncheon sponsored by the Club and received a cash prize.
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  • Pulitzer Prize-winning author Addresses Upper School

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    As the second installment of Shorecrest Upper School’s Willis Leadership Lecture Series for the 2018-2019 school year, Don Paige, Head of Upper School, and the Willis family, sponsors of the Series, welcomed Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Florida Professor of History Dr. Jack Davis to campus. The theme of the series this year is water.
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  • Outdoor Club trip to Shell Key

    by Erin Mullins '20
    On Saturday, March 30, nine Upper School students launched canoes from the Fort De Soto boat ramp and paddled all of their overnight gear to a chain of islands - part of the Shell Key Nature Preserve. The annual trip is always well-attended and loved by everyone who has gone. Hope to see you next year!
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  • Summer Art Programs for Teens & Adults

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Beloved Upper School art teacher and Co-Chair of the Arts & Humanities Department, Charla Gaglio, is opening up her summer programs to Charger parents! Learn more about the two programs: Observational Drawing and Painting
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  • Varsity Baseball Hitting Hard

    by Athletic Department
    Chargers 14, SLAM 4
    Chargers 2, Indian Rocks 3
    Chargers 25, Keswick 12
    Chargers 10, Bradenton Christian 0
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  • Varsity Chargers Softball Week of April 1

    by Coach Galinski
    Chargers 3, Indian Rocks Christian 9
    Chargers 0, St. Stephens 12
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  • Charger Winnings Success!

    by SCA Board
    The Big Event Chairs, as well as the SCA Board, would like to thank the following people for their assistance in making Charger Winnings so successful: all Shorecrest teachers / staff who donated their time and items, Sam Soth, Charlene Hosseini, BA Beatty, Annette Eichenbaum and Eve Cline. A special thanks to Catherine Nelke and Heather Delrahim for their time on the class books project.
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  • SAGE Dining Details & FAQs

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Charger Commons has dedicated space for Middle and Upper School student dining and for Lower School dining. Additional details and FAQs are here.
     
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  • International Connection Community Survey

    by International Connection Committee
    In order to better understand Shorecrest’s international profile and the Shorecrest community’s interest in becoming more engaged in future activities, we would be most grateful if you would complete this brief questionnaire.
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  • COLLEGE ATHLETIC SIGNING DAY AT SHORECREST

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    At a special assembly in the Janet Root Theatre on March 25, five members of the Shorecrest Class of 2019 signed letters of intent to play at the college level in their respective sports. We are so proud of all that these impressive Chargers accomplished in both their studies and athletics.
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  • Upper School Honors Tapping Ceremony

    by Debe Shenkman, Manager of Events
    On Wednesday, March 27, the Shorecrest Preparatory School Upper School Honor Society chapters inducted their newest members at a special assembly in the Janet Root Theatre in front of classmates, parents, special guests, faculty and administration. Mu Alpha Theta Society, International Thespian Society, French Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, National Art Society, Tri-M Honor Society, Rho Kappa Society, and the National Honor Society tapped a total of 190 inductees.
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  • Fabulous Results from Florida State Thespians 2019

    by Bill Levengood '78, Theatre Director
    On behalf of the Thespian Sponsors and Directors, Bill Levengood '78, Cheryl L.ee and Stacie Steinke, here are the results for our fantastic and dedicated troupe.
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  • VARSITY CHARGERS SOFTBALL RECAP FOR THE WEEK

    by Coach Galinski
    Chargers 15, Clearwater Central Catholic 8
    Chargers 1, Admiral Farragut 16
    Chargers 9, Northside Christian 6
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  • What Color Did You Pick?

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Over the last week, Lower School students gathered together during their art classes to help the Shorecrest Annual Fund team with a special project: coloring in the progress of our community’s fundraising efforts so far for Shorecrest! Each student carefully selected a colored marker then approached the massive 5’ x 3’ Color Their World board to make their mark.
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  • GaL Dodgeball **Postponed**

    by Beth Bartlett, Club Faculty Advisor
    Dodging for Dollar$ has been postponed.
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  • Starting a Garden

    by SAGE Dining Services
    Did you know that more than 200 of the school communities SAGE serves have a type of garden — from simple herb boxes to full-fledged farms? Campus gardens provide endless opportunities for learning, and they have a positive impact on the food and vegetable consumption of the students. Spring means it's time to start planting your garden. If you’re eager to start but new to the gardening game, check out these basic tips and helpful hints. You're just a few steps away from enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables grown right at your own home!
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  • Service Week 2019

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Before spring break, students fulfilled an important rite of passage and requirement in Shorecrest’s Upper School - Service Week. Now in its tenth year, Service Week began as a student-led initiative and continues its proud tradition of including student voice and choice. Over 300 students in the Upper School committed to serving at either the local or national level, providing over 4,000 hours of community service by the time the week was completed.
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  • Black History Month Exchange

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    Third grade and eleventh grade students met to discuss some of what they worked on in February. The result: a very enlightening exchange and a sense of comradery between third graders and juniors.
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  • National History Day Winners

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    Zach Carmack '21, Jonathan Currie '21, Gregory Glasscock '21, Zachary Hahn '21 and Noah Saylor '21 won first place in the Documentary category with their submission entitled "Triumph and Tragedy: From the World's Fair to Munich." Leddon Zwack '21 won third place for his individual Documentary on Charles XII and Peter the Great during the Great Northern War of 1700-21.
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  • Sons of American Revolution Essay Contest Winner

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    Congratulations to Will Hess '19 for his submission to the Sons of American Revolution Essay Contest. He wrote about the terrible conditions Continental prisoners endured on prison ships. He won first place locally, and 2nd place at the state level and will receive a cash prize.
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  • Seniors Host Regency Era Tea Party

    by Rachel Ekblad, US English Teacher
    Ms. Ekblad's senior English students hosted a class tea party after reading Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." Students wore original costumes, baked authentic Regency Era treats, and/or researched etiquette in preparation for the day.
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  • Call for Nominations: Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award & Charger Hall of Fame

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Do you know a Shorecrest player or coach who has distinguished themselves in athletics while at Shorecrest? Is there a Shorecrest graduate who has attained outstanding achievements and success in their profession and/or provides outstanding service to their communities? Nominate someone today for the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award and Charger Hall of Fame!
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  • Thank you Book Fair Volunteers

    by SCA Board
    Thank you to Book Fair Co-Chairs Tonya Farkas and Bernice Murphy and all of their helping hands for their extended Book Fair hours this year and helping everyone find just what they need to read!
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  • Sailing Chargers to Districts

    by Athletics Department
    Congratulations to the Sailing team for securing a spot in Districts this year! The team competed in their final South Points Race of the year at Davis Island and the Varsity and JV squads both finished in 3rd place.
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  • Varsity Baseball : 1 win, 3 losses

    by Coach Beck
    The Varsity Baseball Chargers beat Northside and fell behind to Canterbury, ODA and Lakeside.
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  • Varsity Chargers Softball Recap, Week of March 18

    by Coach Galinski
    Chargers 10, St. Petersburg Catholic 5
    Chargers 5, St. Stephen’s Episcopal 20
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  • Carline & Schedule Changes

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The attached map highlights the new construction zone, which has taken effect. The entrance of Pratt Blvd. is two-way to allow cars to exit the First Street parking lot, but otherwise campus traffic will be one-way at all times. Please see the Traffic Map shared here.
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  • Milestone Celebration reveals Charger Commons and much more!

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On the morning of Thursday, February 28, 2019, the full Shorecrest community gathered to celebrate a major milestone in the Transform Campaign. Almost one year to the day of the campaign's public launch, the school community celebrated the opening of the first floor of the new 60,000 square foot facility and the building's new name - Charger Commons
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  • THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE GIVING

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    “The families of Raymond James were proud to join together to make a substantial collective gift to Shorecrest’s Transform Campaign. Collective giving has the potential to substantially grow philanthropy and build stronger communities. Giving as a group has allowed us to achieve greater impact to something that we all value, the experience that Shorecrest provides our children,” said Jim Bunn, President of Global Equities & Investment Banking for Raymond James and Shorecrest parent.
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  • Toast and Tour

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    More than 150 people, including Shorecrest parents, board members, faculty and staff gathered on February 28 under a bubble-filled sky to celebrate the opening of the first floor of the new 60,000 square foot facility and the building's new name — Charger Commons. The Toast & Tour event provided an opportunity to toast to the tremendous progress of the reimagined lower campus and acknowledge the Shorecrest community for all of its efforts in making the first phase of the Transform Campaign a success.
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  • Chargers are All Stars

    by Athletics Department
    Congratulations to our Girls Varsity Basketball Coach, Rodney Brown, for coaching his All Stars to an 88-84 win in the Pinellas vs. Pinellas Basketball All-Star game at Keswick last weekend. Renice Dacres '19 had a great performance with 10 points, 10 rebounds, 2 steals and 1 block!  She scored 8 of the final 10 points of the game to seal the win. Renice has also been selected to play in the Pinellas vs. Hillsborough County All-Star game on March 30th at Dixie Hollins.
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  • Blood Drive, 3/20

    by Leddon Zwack '21
    Parents/guardians, older students, faculty and staff, please consider donating blood on Wednesday, March 20. The OneBlood bus will be parked behind the Athletic Center from 11am-4:30pm.
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  • Upper School Service Week 2019

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Landy Hall will be missing a lot of teenagers next week... All Upper School students and faculty are about to embark on week-long service projects around the globe. Starting on Monday, March 4, 16 different Service Week groups will be serving, led by the talented Upper School faculty and staff. Life-changing trips to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, will also provide service. Shorecrest Upper School will provide over 4,000 hours of service over 4 days.
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  • Shorecrest Semifinalists Advance in National Merit Competition

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest seniors RJ Ayers, Will Hess and Aidan Samuelson have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All three students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition. In addition to the 3 National Merit Finalists, the Shorecrest Class of 2019 includes four National Merit Commended Students: Benjamin Berner, Jake Freedman, William Newton and Jordan Tralins.
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  • My Experience Hosting an Exchange Student

    by Sandra Epstein, Alumni Legacy Parent
    "Over the course of our past fourteen years at Shorecrest, I have heard about the exchange student program, but had never given it much consideration. As a busy mother of three over-scheduled daughters, and a working mom trying to run a dental practice, this did not seem like a very practical idea. However, as the girls became older and more self sufficient, I began to think about the prospect of hosting a student and the experience it could provide us all. The month we spent with Macarena was an amzing experience for us all, and I am thrilled that we took advantage of this opportunity! I am a firm believer that our children learn more from experience rather than schoolwork alone, and this was one that I hope my children benefitted from in many different ways."
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  • This I Believe speeches and videos

    by Jake Seymour, Upper School English Teacher
    Sophomores completed their "This I Believe" speeches. Ms. Ekblad and Mr. Seymour's students, following the guidelines of the National Public Radio program of the same name, took positions on topics of their choosing and explained how they came to believe them to be true. Invitations were made for the entire school to attend, and many Upper School students spent their free periods watching and supporting their peers. Topics were wide-ranging, from lessons about the simple pleasures in life - like the power of hugs, to the struggles that many young people face - such as anxiety and social media use, to difficulties that impact us nationally and globally.
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  • Two Chargers Earn Rank of Eagle Scout

    by By Brian O’Neill, Cat Cobb, Anne Dowling and Derek Hess
    On February 23, 2019, two Boy Scout Den Chiefs who are  members of the Shorecrest Class of 2019 held their Eagle Court of Honor in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre. William Hess ‘19 and Aidan Samuelson ‘19 stood in front of friends, family, and fellow scouts assembled to witness the honor. Both boys picked their concluding Eagle Scout projects based on experiences they had through Shorecrest. Will is a member of the Upper School SPARC Club, and while volunteering with them at PARC he could see the garden needed a makeover and new pergola. Aidan took a walking tour in fourth grade of downtown St. Petersburg, led by Shorecrest parent Emily Elwyn of Preserve the ‘Burg, and he has been intrigued with preservation ever since. For his Eagle Scout project, Aidan worked with Preserve the ‘Burg on an online walking tour.
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  • Legacy Breakfast 2019

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest alumni and their children who are current Chargers gathered in the Rec Gym on Friday, February 22, for the Alumni Association's annual Legacy Breakfast. It is always a special treat to have this group gather together. Legacies are an important component of community-building here at Shorecrest. Our Alumni and legacy children heard from Bob Willis ‘77.
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  • All Star Charger Athletes

    by Athletics Department
    Seniors Cole Savitsky and Logan Stenger will be representing Shorecrest in the Pinellas vs. Hillsborough County All Star Boys Soccer Game on Friday Night, March 1. Senior Renice Dacres was named 1st Team All Pinellas County for Girls Basketball and will represent Shorecrest in the All-Star Game on Saturday, March 2.
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  • Project Linus

    by Jessica Thorn, Interact Faculty Advisor
    Thank you to everyone in the Shorecrest community who supported the Upper School Interact Club's car wash in the fall. The funds were used to purchase supplies for making blankets for Project Linus, an organization that donates blankets to children in local hospitals. Members of the Interact Club got together last Saturday and made eight blankets to donate. 
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  • Red Ribbon Week

    by Cassandra Funk '19, SADD Vice President
    Red Ribbon Week exists to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. The Upper School has been participating in Red Ribbon Week for several years. It is a very important week to spread awareness of drug and alcohol use and abuse. It is an incredibly crucial issue among teens, and it is only growing as new methods are making drug use easier and more dangerous than ever. It is also very important for us to remain understanding of students who may be struggling with drug and alcohol use because there are many factors and pressures that may contribute to this.
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  • LATINOS en SHORECREST Meeting, March 6

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Te esperamos a la reunión de LATINOS en SHORECREST:
    Queremos oir tus ideas para las actividades de nuestro próximo año escolar.
    ¡Tus ideas cuentan!
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  • Shorecrest Delegates at Boston MUN

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    On February 6, Shorecrest delegates flew to Boston to participate in the 18th annual Boston Invitational Model United Nations (BosMUN) hosted by Boston University. Shorecrest delegates participated in a variety of committees during the three-day conference. These committees ranged from Security Council and ECOFIN, to historical committees, such as the 1960 Union Minière du Haut Katanga.
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  • Sophomores Visit Kindergarten

    by Dominique V. Craft, Assistant Head of Lower School
    It was a very exciting morning in the Lower School building on Wednesday, as Kindergarten students met their tenth grade buddies for the first time face-to-face! The week before, buddies had exchanged letters, sharing their interests, favorite things, and stories about themselves. Needless to say, there was great enthusiasm in the Kindergarten classrooms when the tenth graders arrived with huge smiles on their faces and books to read to their new friends.
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  • Summer Service for grades 7-12: Utah National Park

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Highlighted summer program for students grades 7-12:
    Southern Utah National Park Service Adventure, June 11 - 15.
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  • Adolescent Health Symposium [video]

    by SCA Board
    Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese: A panel of pediatric experts presented an evening symposium on adolescent health. Full video now online.
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  • Shorecrest boys make first state soccer final

    by Rodney Page, "Tampa Bay Times" Preps Reporter
    Shorecrest will play for its first boys soccer state championship after a convincing 3-1 win over Maitland Orangewood Christian on Saturday night. The Chargers, who have not lost a home game in two years, scored in the first five minutes, built a three-goal, second-half lead and held on for the win.
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  • Virtual Reality Transports World Language Students: Developing Deeper Perspectives

    by Teresa Andrés, US Spanish Teacher, and Richard Rho, US Technology Teacher
    Shorecrest faculty continually strive to find new ways to prepare their students for their futures, to engage them in their own learning, and to explore new approaches to help them learn more effectively. Recently, a Shorecrest Innovation Grant enabled the purchase of a mobile cart with 20 Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, which can augment student learning across the curriculum. In a recent example of these tools in practice, Sra. Andrés’ Spanish 4 and 5 classes navigated through a virtual reality tour of Buenos Aires, Argentina, so as to become familiar with this majestic capital city as a preparation for upcoming lessons. Upper School students were immersed in a virtual tour that enabled them to visit locations of historical and cultural significance.
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  • SPARC at Night To Shine

    by SPARC Club Members
    Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On February 8, 2019, the fifth annual Night to Shine was hosted by 655 churches from around the world for approximately 100,000 honored guests through the support of 200,000 volunteers! Night to Shine is sponsored by The Tim Tebow Foundation. A few members of Shorecrest's Upper School SPARC Club volunteered at the event and two share their thoughts here.
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  • Relay For Life Special Events Update

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Pre-Relay for Life Fundraising Lunch was a great success. Team Gold Together Admin and Friends thanks all ES/LS students and parents for supporting the team and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Grillmaster/Headmaster Mike Murphy with the help of administrative staff grilled and prepared over 450 hot dog lunches in the rainy weather! Many Middle School teams sold out of sandwiches, pizza, drinks and more!
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  • Shorecrest completes season sweep of Calvary Christian

    by Rodney Page, Tampa Bay Times Preps Reporter
    The Chargers dominated play and scored a goal in each half to defeat the Warriors 2-0 Saturday night. They move on to compete in BOYS SOCCER REGIONAL FINALS on Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm vs Canterbury Fort Myers at Canterbury Fort Myers.
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  • Interact Hosting Toiletry Drive

    by Taylor Emerson '19, Interact Club President
    Interact is hosting a toiletry drive starting Monday to collect travel-sized toiletries for the Ronald McDonald House. When new families arrive at RMH, they will be provided with these supplies. Please bring in any travel-sized toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotion, etc.) by February 22. Collection boxes will be in Landy Hall, Upper School. 
     
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  • Become a Parent Ambassador

    by Admissions Office
    Do you remember your first day at Shorecrest? Help a new family by providing a friendly face - become a Parent Ambassador!
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  • Scholastic Writing Award Winners

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Playwriting Teacher
    Five Upper School students submitted plays they wrote to the regional Scholastic Writing Awards. Three were recognized by Scholastic for their impressive work.
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  • Sophomore Strategies (Parents Only)

    by Bonni Klement, Associate Director of College Counseling
    Please join the Shorecrest College Counseling Team on Wednesday, February 20 at 7pm in the JRT.
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  • Welcome Caitlin McLemore

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Mrs. Caitlin McLemore is the new Middle School / Upper School Librarian and Technology Specialist at Shorecrest. She is the co-author of the book "Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice," geared toward educators interested in engaging with technology in meaningful ways within the classroom learning environment.
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  • Investing in Progressive Education

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    With Grandparents & Special Friends Day and St. Pete STEAMfest in our rearview mirrors, we can reflect on the success both of these programs have in bringing our ever-growing community together. Our Grandparents and Special Friends, along with families outside of the Shorecrest community had the unique opportunity to experience the inclusive, innovative and transformational education available to our students firsthand. Project- and inquiry-based learning, hands-on activities centered on technology, and a commitment to social responsibility are all hallmarks of a Shorecrest education. These each share something vital in common: they are all supported by The Shorecrest Annual Fund.
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  • Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The attached calendar for the 2019-2020 school year has a few changes that are intentional. While we are still just finishing the first quarter of this school year, we hope this information will help you with you planning.
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  • 35th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day is a beloved Shorecrest tradition, 35-years strong and counting. This year's event, held on January 25, brought together nearly 600 guests for food, music, drama, classroom tours and more. The next Grandparent Council event is a meeting of the Grandparent Book Club on Tuesday, April 16, at 10am in the Middle School Conference Room. The group will be discussing "The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story."
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  • Welcome French Exchange Students

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    French high school students from Lycée Bayen in the champagne region of France arrived on campus Friday morning for a two-week stay. The visit is part of an international exchange that is now in its 24th year.
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  • Gaming in Class?

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    For the second year in a row, Mr. Heller's Honors US History class culminated their exposure to "Uncle Tom's Cabin" with a project recreating scenes from the novel.
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  • Shorecrest Sailing Slated for Districts, Host Bake Sale

    by Charger Parent
    The team has two South Points regattas left on the schedule. After they are completed, the Top 7 teams will determine who advances to Districts. Currently Shorecrest is in 3rd. The Chargers also held a bake sale last weekend at their home regatta. It was a huge success! Over $400 was raised and donated to the local US Coast Guard Base.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Season Closes

    by Coach Neal Wolfrath
    The girls finished the regular season with a record of (5-3-2), going undefeated in district play and earning a first round bye in the tournament. On Tuesday night, the girls' season sadly came to an end as they fell short in the district semi final, 2-4. While it is disappointing to see the season end, they made some nice strides this year.
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  • Chargers Study First-Hand Child Development

    by Courtney Ellis '02, US AP Psychology teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School AP Psychology class visited Junior Kindergarten students to see their Developmental Psychology unit in action. Members of the class of 2019 came prepared with activities and questions relating to Piaget’s stages of cognitive development and Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development.
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs IRC: 38-27 Win

    by Coach Roddy Brown Jr.
    The varsity girls basketball Chargers took care of business against Indian Rocks Christian on Tuesday night with a final score of 38-27! The effort was spearheaded by a two-pronged attack from Renice Dacres ‘19 and Nikki Ayers ‘22. Dacres returned to the lineup after a six game absence due to injury and finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 4 steals. Ayers filled up the stat sheet with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals, and 5 steals.
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  • HOW TO DONATE OLD TEXTBOOKS

    by Zuri Patel '20, Books Committee Head
    The Upper School Spanish Club is collecting used textbooks to sell online. Profits will be donated to a children’s village in Los Mina, Dominican Republic, through SOS Children’s Villages.
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  • Parent/Guardian SEED - Date Change

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum, will meet on April 18, 2019, 7-8:30pm in the Media Center/Library Classroom. A light dinner will be served. If you are interested in participating in any of this year’s Parent/Guardian SEED group introductory sessions, please complete this form to indicate your interest. *The meeting scheduled for February 7 has been canceled. 
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  • Scholastic Visual Arts Awards

    by Charla Y. Gaglio, US Visual Arts Chair
    The art department is very proud of our Chargers and what they accomplish. For the 2018-19 Scholastic Awards, Shorecrest artists were awarded 7 gold awards and 7 silver awards. Some were also selected by Temple Beth-El for its student exhibit during Arts Festival Beth-El.
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  • Shorecrest Announces Athletic Director Anthony McCall as New Varsity Head Football Coach

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Starting with spring practices, Anthony McCall, Shorecrest’s Athletic Director, will lead the Chargers on the gridiron as their new Varsity Head Coach. McCall will replace Coach Steve Dudley, who has served as the Varsity Head Coach since the Fall 2014 season.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Ends Banner Year

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team - 4A State Champions! A banner in the Crisp Gym was recently unfurled celebrating their victory. A swimming State Championship Banner was also hung. The Chargers celebrated their Championship season with an End of Season party.
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  • Shorecrest Announces Historic Philanthropic Evening

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Friday, January 11, a historic philanthropic evening for Shorecrest Preparatory School took place at Sea Salt in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. In one night, an event hosted by several Shorecrest families called “30 for 30” raised $1.2 million for the school’s Transform Campaign. Transform is the final puzzle piece to the Shorecrest campus: creating more than 60,000 square feet of new facilities and reimagining the lower campus to align with Shorecrest’s 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan.
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  • Weiss Family Memorial

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Since the tragic loss of the Weiss family - Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah '16 and Ari '20 - last year, several families, with the support of Headmaster Mike Murphy, have worked to determine how best to honor the Weiss Family on the Shorecrest campus. After a year of careful thought and reflection, the group is proud to share with the community plans for the Weiss Family Stage.
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  • Spring 2019 Community-Inclusive Dining Program

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    When we return to school after Spring Break 2019, our community will enjoy the benefits of our new Community-Inclusive Dining Program in the Dining Rooms in our new facility. Starting on March 18, 2019, SAGE Dining Services will offer our community their full-service, community-inclusive program, a major shift from the retail cafe-style program we use currently.
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  • Northeast Little League Registration

    by Northeast Little League
    Northeast Little League invites you to PLAY BALL! Registration is open at: www.NortheastLL.com.
    Standard Registration ends: January 28. Late Registration ends: February 17.
    All players who register will be placed on a team. Tryouts are held so players are assigned to the correct division.
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  • Shorecrest Announces Record-Breaking Philanthropic Gift

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to announce it has received an anonymous $2 million gift to the Transform Campaign. The gift is the single largest in the school's 95+ year history and brings the total raised for Transform to more than $9 million.
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.