2022

  • Chargers Earn National History Day Outstanding Affiliate Award

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students from all over the world participated in the National History Day contest. The National Contest is the final stage, and was held virtually June 12-16, 2022. Congratulations to Shorecrest Chargers Jacob Mandell ‘23, Matthew White ‘23 and Dylan Winer ‘23 who won an Outstanding Affiliate Entry Award for their website.
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  • When / Where to Find 2022-2023 School Year Info 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Summer reading, fall athletics, back to school forms and more are addressed here. For assistance with school forms/Notary we are hosting a Help Desk on July 27, 9am-3pm in the Raymund Center.
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  • Fall Athletics Information & New Paperwork System

    by Athletic Department
    Find information about Fall 2022 Sports here. Note: Some team practices start before school starts. Required athletic forms will be collected via the FHSAA Athletic Clearance Website. Paper forms will no longer be accepted.
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  • Shorecrest Summer Programs, for age 4 - 12th grade

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    You don't have to be a Shorecrest student to be part of a summer of fun camps at Shorecrest! Shorecrest Summer Programs will run June 6 - August 5, with full day and half day camps, including before care and after care. Programs are available for campers from age 4 through 12th grade. In-person camps and programs are expected while maintaining the health and safety precautions necessary.
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  • Summer Reading & Supply Lists

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Are you tired of searching for the perfect "3-prong, plastic folder with pockets?" SCA can help! Let us shop for your child's school supplies this year. SCA offers school supply packages for students in K-8th grade. There are some supplies on each list SCA does not provide. Please be sure to read the list for the grade your student(s) will be entering.
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  • 2022-2023 SCA BOARD

    by SCA Board
    Announcing the SCA Board for the 2022-2023 school year:
    Co-Presidents: Marianne Ross, Nidhi Patel
    Co-Vice Presidents: Julie Donaldson, Patrice Lee-Seyon
    Treasurer: Christina LeBlanc
    Co-Secretaries: Brittany Decker, Alexis Buese
    Co-Volunteer Coordinators: Kristi Aussner, Lauren Carlan
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  • Florida's largest model train store keeps the hobby moving through generations

    by Matthew Apthorp, ABC Action News
    Working away in a workshop in the back of the store, I met Marco Camuzzi (Shorecrest Class of 2023). On this day it was his birthday. He’s 18 years old. Marco started here as a customer and now for the past year has been Hoffman’s right-hand man, repairing models for customers, stocking shelves, and helping customers pick out the right train.
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  • Sonoma Kasica ‘24 at National Track Meet

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    After winning the Florida State Championship Title in javelin throwing for two consecutive years, Shorecrest Chargers athlete Sonoma Kasica ‘24 was invited to compete at the Nike Outdoor National Track Meet in Eugene, Oregon, on June 18, 2022.
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  • Commencement Class of 2022

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Saturday, May 21, the 87 members of the Shorecrest Preparatory School Class of 2022 received their diplomas in the Janet Root Theatre. Read about the Commencement ceremony and special reflections shared.
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  • Honoring and Thanking Veterans

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest students wrote 95 letters of gratitude that were given to Honor Flight Veterans.
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  • Shorecrest STEAM Students Build an Arcade Game

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students designed, wired and built a table top arcade game.
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  • Teaching Popular Culture

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    Upper School students in Kayla Brazee's Honors U.S. History classes taught informed, engaging and interactive 15 minute lessons to their peers about American popular culture topics. 
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  • Investing in the Shorecrest College Counseling Program 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    As a college preparatory school, Shorecrest continues to invest in its college counseling program to ensure it has the resources to offer students and families the best individualized college counseling in the region.
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: A.D. Johnson

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 5 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 spoke with systems engineer A.D. Johnson.
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  • UPPER SCHOOL 2022 AWARDS, VALEDICTORIAN ANNOUNCED

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School students, families, faculty, staff and honored guests gathered to recognize academic achievements and beyond in the Janet Root Theatre on May 20, 2022. Congratulations to all of our students for a very successful school year!
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  • Organic Chemistry Named Reactions

    by Daniel Burkett, US Science Teacher
    In Honors Organic Chemistry, Shorecrest Upper School students were tasked with presenting a named reaction as a culminating experience in the class.
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  • Q & A with author Kanza Javed

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    Ms. Updike English 11 Honors: American Literature course, Shorecrest Upper School students participated in a Q and A with Pakistani author Kanza Javed, writer of "Ashes, Wine and Dust" as well as several short stories and selected poems.
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  • Spotlight on Laura (Peterson) Addicott ‘12

    by Shorecrest Communications Team
    Alumna Laura Peterson Addicott ‘12 was the Valedictorian and Outstanding Senior of the Shorecrest Class of 2012. It is a tradition at Shorecrest for the Outstanding Senior to return to speak at Commencement 10 years after their own graduation. Laura will return to Shorecrest later this month to address the Class of 2022. Learn what she's been up to!
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: Kim de Groh

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 4 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 speaks with NASA Engineer Kim de Groh.
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  • American Literature Escape Room

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    In conjunction with Ms. Estremera's Introduction to Engineering, Programming, and Robotics course, Neko Jackson '23, created a digital escape room of five locks on BreakoutEDU. The escape room contained concepts learned in Ms. Updike's English 11: American Literature course.
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  • 2022 Track and Field Florida State Meet Results

    by Coach Cameron
    Sonoma Kasica '24 won the state title in javelin in all classes 1A-4A in Florida! This performance also made Sonoma the first two-time State Champion in the same event. Nine additional Chargers were top 8 finishes and made the podium.
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  • Shorecrest to Welcome New Director of College Counseling

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest is pleased to announce that Myra Simpson has been selected as the Director of College Counseling following an extensive national search. With over 20 years of experience in college admissions at both the college and secondary school levels, Myra joins Shorecrest most recently from Oak Hall School in Gainesville, FL, where she has served as the Director of College Counseling.
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  • Ten Shorecrest Seniors Defend Their GSI Theses 

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    During the last month of the academic year, students, family, and faculty, gathered to participate in Global Scholars Initiative thesis defense presentations. This year Shorecrest had the largest class of GSI scholars in recent memory.
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  • Transplant Medicine Independent Study

    by Lisa Peck, Director of The Peck Center for Medical Sciences
    Independent Studies are student-driven courses in which Chargers have the opportunity to focus on an interest that typically isn't offered in Shorecrest’s Upper School curriculum. Holland Bentley ‘23 is a student who has taken her interest in organ transplantation to the next level by designing her own independent study course, “Transplant Medicine.”
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  • Chargers Win at State History Fair!

    by Ron Heller, History and Academic Support Teacher
    At the Florida History Day state contest Jacob Mandell ‘23, Matthew White ‘23 and Dylan Winer ‘23 won first place in the website category for their work “Debate, Diplomacy and the Avoidance of Nuclear Armageddon: The 1956 Suez Crisis.” Miles Lucas ‘23 and Taylor Register ‘23 won third place for their Exhibit board on the US overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893
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  • “Sweeney Todd” Yields Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” was reviewed as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical were: Sofia Ayral-Hutton ‘23 (Tobias), Marco Camuzzi ‘23 (Anthony), Cían McCarthy ‘22 (Sweeney Todd), Verity Rabin ‘23 (Mrs. Lovett), and Brooke Wright (Johanna) ‘22.
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  • Class of 2022 College Decision Day

    by Stacy Alexander, US Assistant Dean of Student Life
    Members of the Class of 2022 gathered on Landy Deck for College Decision Day festivities, including special treats and photos with classmates.
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  • Janet Root Volunteer Service Award Winner

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Each spring, the Shorecrest Community Association selects a recipient of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award. The prestigious award is presented by past winners to a volunteer who has made an impact on campus for many years. On April 30, 2022, the 2021-2022 Janet Root Volunteer Service Award recipient was revealed at a Volunteer Thank-You Brunch attended by many past winners and current volunteers.
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  • Chargers Participate in Youth Leadership Pinellas

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Youth Leadership Pinellas is a seven-month series designed to educate high school teens on community resources and issues, develop an excellence in leadership, build teamwork skills, and foster involvement in community services. Shorecrest Upper School students Caroline Carlan ‘23 and Dexter Schneider ‘23 were accepted into the program.
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  • Honor Societies Tapping Ceremony

    by Stacy Alexander, US Assistant Dean of Student Life
    The Shorecrest Preparatory School Upper School Honor Society chapters inducted their newest members at a special virtual assembly on Wednesday, April 27. Society chapters include French Honor Society (FHS), International Thespian Society (ITS), Mu Alpha Theta Society (Math-MAT), Tri-M Honor Society (Music), National Art Society (NAHS), the National Honor Society (NHS), Rho Kappa Society (RK), and Spanish Honor Society (SHS).
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  • Probability and Statistics in Criminology

    by Ashley Dernbach, Upper School Math Teacher
    Dr. Tim Hart, Professor of Criminology at the University of Tampa and Shorecrest parent, presented to Ms. Ashley Dernbach’s Honors Geometry class on the use of probability and statistics in the field of criminology.
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  • GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS REGIONALS RUNNER-UP!

    by Parent Volunteer Terry Martorana
    The Shorecrest Varsity Girls Tennis Team finished the 2022 season with a solid Districts victory, a win at the Regionals semi-finals, and runner-up for Regionals overall.
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  • Track and Field District Meet: Girls 1st, Boys 2nd!

    by Coach Cameron
    Shorecrest hosted the track and field District 11 meet on Thursday, April 21. Twelve teams competed for a district title in the most competitive district in the state by far. After the day-long district competition, the Chargers boys ended the day taking home a hard fought 2nd place, district runner up trophy. After being the district runner-up last year, the girls came back to win the title in the end.
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  • Upper School Fishing Club Tournament

    by Court James '25
    Members of the Shorecrest Fishing Club had their second tournament of the year. The winning boat, containing Max Baschinsky '25, Sam Reeder '25, Jake Diner '25, and Cooper Register '25 caught 8 snook for the day.
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  • Survey of Chargers International Recognition

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    As we have just completed hosting an International Festival, we are in the process of refreshing our international recognition -- through flags located in the Lower and Middle School breezeways. Please take a moment to complete this survey and be sure your family is represented.
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  • Dylan Winer ‘23 named FSU Young Scholar

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Dylan Winer ‘23 was selected as an FSU Young Scholar for 2022.
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  • “Sweeney Todd” Poster Graphic Design Project

    by Jon Hoefer, Creative Director
    Students in Allison Roberts’ graphic design classes were given a unique opportunity to test their computer skills. Roberts, together with Shorecrest’s Creative Director Jon Hoefer, presented the students with a real-world assignment. With Shorecrest’s Celebrate the Arts week as the deadline, the students were given the task of creating their own poster for the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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  • Academic Accommodations in College [Video]

    by Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center
    Members of the Class of 2022 and their parents/guardians were invited to a presentation by the USF Student Transition Department regarding transitioning to college with Academic Accommodations.
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  • Community Engagement through International Connections

    by International Committee and Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    On April 14, 2022, the Shorecrest community was enthralled by an incredible International Festival, organized by parents and volunteers from International Connection, a parent-led community group that celebrates and connects families who have a passion for multicultural enrichment. As Chargers celebrated the diversity of the community, families gave of themselves by hosting, decorating, cooking, and sharing information about the rich culture of their own households.
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  • Toiletries Donation Drive for VA Hospital

    by Jaina Swann '22
    The Red, White and Blue Club is holding a toiletries donation drive for the Bay Pines VA Hospital. Collection bins will be in advisories April 26 - May 6. The advisory that brings the most items will get a donut/breakfast party.
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: Fernanda Chieco

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 3 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 speaks with Fernanda Chieco, International Artist. 
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  • Human Rights Club Diaper Drive Success

    by Heather Elouej, Upper School English Teacher
    The Shorecrest Upper School Human Rights Club recently sponsored a Diaper Drive with the goal of collecting 1,000 diapers in one week for Babycycle, and the drive ended up yielding an impressive 1,761 diapers!
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  • Softball Weekly Update

    by Coach Folwell, Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 6-5 Win!
    Varsity Softball vs. Cambridge Christian School: 5-8 Loss.
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 16-0 Win!
    Varsity Softball vs. Gibbs High School: 20-0 Win!
    MS Softball vs. Seffner: 11-12 Loss.
    MS Softball vs. Pinellas Prep: 1-19 Loss.
    MS Softball vs. Indian Rocks: 14-14 Tie.
    MS Softball vs. Bradenton Christian: 17-16 Win!
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  • US Performing Arts Presents "Sweeney Todd"

    by Scott Warfel, US Musical Theatre Teacher
    Intrigue and revenge will take center stage at Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Janet Root Theatre when Shorecrest Performing Arts presents the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
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  • Varsity Boys Tennis in Regional Semi-Finals

    by Coach Bob Davis
    The Varsity Boys Tennis Regional Semi-Finals match ended Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to Tampa's Berkeley Prep.
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  • Varsity Girls Tennis Wins Regional Semi-Finals!

    by By Michelle Cohoon and Terry Martorana
    The Shorecrest Varsity Girls Tennis team hosted Seffner Christian in the Regional Semi-Finals match and won 4-3 in a hard fought battle. 
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  • BOYS VARSITY TENNIS DISTRICT RUNNERS UP!

    by Terry Martorana and Michelle Cohoon
    In a season of surprises, the Varsity Boys Tennis team came through by 1 point over Indian Rocks Christian school to secure the runner up spot in District competition. The boys had individual Championships in back to back years.
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  • GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS DISTRICT CHAMPS!

    by by Terry Martorana and Michelle Cohoon
    The Shorecrest Varsity Girls Tennis team squeezed out runner-up Calvary Christian to win the District 4A Championship, April 13-14. Out of seven teams total, the top 3 final scores were Shorecrest 21, Calvary Christian (CV) 19, and Clearwater Central Catholic (CCC) 18. The Chargers are now repeated as the District Champions, and 5 girls won individual District Championships.
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  • Athletics Commitment Ceremony

    by Athletics Department
    Members of the Class of 2022 committed to taking their sport to the next level after graduation.
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  • Service Week 2022

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Upper School students were excited that Service Week 2022 once again allowed them to get out into communities - locally and nationally - and help in a hands-on fashion.
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  • CREATE Robotics Open World Championship

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Members of Shorecrest Robotics team #6104A competed in the Create Robotics Open World Championship Tournament and placed 9th overall! Additionally, they won the MegaAlliance Award.
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  • Your Voice is Power Top Honors Awards

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Three Shorecrest Upper School students were awarded Top Honors in music, coding, and messaging in the Your Voice is Power competition presented by Amazon Future Engineer, Georgia Tech, and Yellow.
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  • TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS UNIT CIRCLE PROJECTS

    by Dr. Patti Bullock, US Math Teacher
    Students in Dr. Bullock’s math class created drawings with labeled Unit Circles.
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  • Records Broken at the Tampa Bay Track and Field Championships

    by Coach Brown
    Varsity Track and Field Chargers had a great showing at the Tampa Bay Championships on April 7, 2022!
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  • Weekly Varsity Softball Update

    by Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. Cambridge Christian School: 5-8 Loss.
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 16 to 0.
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: Melissa Estremera

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 2 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 speaks with Upper School Computer Science and Robotics Teacher, Melissa Estremera.
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  • Summer Program: Writing the College Admission Essay

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    With volunteer and standardized testing opportunities in flux due to COVID, one particular part of the college application process - the personal statement - will bear more weight toward helping college admissions committees see the fuller, impactful, and unique YOU that you are. Join us June 6-10 and come away with a Common App Personal Statement. 
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  • Mid-Year Faculty and Staff Updates

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Congratulations on new placements:
    Stacy Alexander - US Assistant Dean of Student Life
    Mark Brown - Associate Director of Enrollment Management, US History Teacher
    Paul Miller '05 - MS English Teacher
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  • Thespian Troupe 3140 State Festival Results

    by Erich Schneider, Head of Upper School
    Congratulations to Troupe 3140 on their success at the Florida State Thespian Festival. The cast of the one-act play "MASTERPIECE" performed in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, the largest theatre in the southeast.
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  • Congrats Gold Medalist Maddie Childress '25

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    At the USAG Florida State Championship, Maddie won the gold medal in all individual events (Floor, Uneven Bars, Vault and Beam), and she won the All Around gold medal within her group and was the highest scoring Level 9 gymnast in Florida.
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  • Black Women in STEM Poster Project

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students in Dr. Bullock’s math class completed a Black Women in STEM poster project.
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  • Meet the Shorecrest Diversity Coordinators

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    To further support students, families and faculty in diversity and inclusion efforts, four Diversity Coordinators have been appointed among the Shorecrest faculty: Meghan Schneider in Upper School, Dr. Lizz Angello in Middle School, Khana Rebman ‘05 in Lower School and Takeya Trayer in The Experiential School.
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  • Softball Weekly Update

    by Coaches Fludd and Folwell
    MS Softball vs. Seffner: 11-12 Loss.
    MS Softball vs. Pinellas Preparatory Academy: 1-19 Loss.
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 6-5 Win!
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  • Thank you for coming to Movie Night

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    On Friday, March 25, 2022, more than 600 members of the Shorecrest community gathered together for our first annual Movie Night, an amazing event presented by SCA and the Shorecrest Fund.
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  • AP English Language Mock Trials

    by Kristie Dowling, US English Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students in Ms. Dowling's AP English Language class performed mock trials this week. The Chargers researched people who were wrongly convicted and then exonerated through The Innocence Project, an organization that uses DNA evidence to free the innocent. 
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  • Dr. Anna Baralt certified as Apple Learning Coach

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is pleased to share that Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology,  is now a certified Apple Learning Coach. Apple Learning Coach is a professional learning program that trains instructional coaches, digital learning specialists, and other coaching educators to help teachers get more out of Apple technology.
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  • New Issue of "The Chronicle" Published

    by Athena '22, Cían '22, and Grace '22, Editors of The Chronicle
    The March Issue of "The Chronicle," the Upper School's digital student newspaper, has been published.
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  • Softball Weekly Update

    by Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. Bradenton Christian: 0 to 12 Loss.
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  • Tennis Weekly Recap

    by Coaches Davis and Hodgson
    JV Boys and Girls vs. Bradenton Christian: Girls won 3-0, Boys lost 0-7.       
    Varsity Boys vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic: 0-7 Loss.       
    Girls Varsity vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic School: 7-0 Win!
    JV Girls vs. St. Stephen's: 2-5 Loss.
    JV Tennis vs. Bradenton Christian: 0-7 Loss.
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  • Inspired and Inspiring Faculty: Scott Warfel, Upper School Musical Theatre

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    In this Faculty Spotlight, new Upper School Arts and Humanities Department member Scott Warfel (Musical Theatre Teacher) shares a little about himself and the subjects he teaches.
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  • Mila Salamone ‘22 Wins 500 Books in Essay Contest

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    In response to an essay contest sponsored by Bad Animal, a bookstore in Santa Cruz, California, Mila Salamone ‘22 celebrated her first-place win with a prize of 500 books! 
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  • World Civilizations Class Creates a Western Front

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    Mr. Heller’s sophomore World Civilizations class built a 3D model of the Western Front utilizing materials in the Charger Commons Makerspace. 
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  • Shorecrest Sailing Looking Ahead to Districts

    by Guthrie Braun '22
    Although there are still two regattas left on the schedule, Shorecrest has already accumulated enough points throughout the regular season to qualify for the District Championship.
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  • Varsity Softball vs. St. Petersburg Catholic

    by Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. St. Petersburg Catholic: 19-1 Win!
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  • Help Upper School Robotics participate in CREATE National Championship

    by Laina Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    The Upper School Robotics Team 6104A has been invited to participate at the national level at the 2022 CREATE Championship, which will take place in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on April 7-9. We are currently seeking individual or corporate sponsors to help make their trip to Nationals possible.
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  • Winning Student French Video

    by Sidy Ndiaye, Upper School French Teacher
    Congratulations to Sasha Schratwieser ‘24 and Sophia Smith ‘24 whose video project won 2nd place for secondary schools in a national French competition.
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  • Pinellas History Day Fair

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher and David Hodgson, Middle School History Teacher
    Pinellas History Day was held February 25 and 26 at Largo High School. This year’s theme was Debate and Diplomacy in History. View results here.
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  • Capitalism and the Cold War

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    For the past couple of weeks, students in Kayla Brazee's Honors U.S. History classes have been examining the Cold War and the Atomic Age. After learning about the development of the atomic bomb and its impact on American popular culture in the 1950s, students were asked to create their own detailed nuclear fallout shelters.
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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. 
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  • Varsity Softball & MS Softball Update

    by Coach Fludd, Coach Folwell
    Varsity Softball vs. Keswick Christian: 15 - 0 Win!
    MS Softball vs. Indian Rocks: 9 - 14 Loss.
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  • Weekly Tennis Update

    by Coach Hodgson, Coach Del Zoppo, Coach Davis
    JV Girls Tennis vs. Cambridge Christian: 6-1  Win!
    Varsity Girls Tennis vs. St Pete catholic: 7-0 Win!
    Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic: 6-1 Win!
    JV Boys Tennis vs. Cambridge Christian: 6-1 Win!
    Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Clearwater Central Catholic: 5-2 Win!
    Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Northside Christian: 6-1 Win!
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  • 2022 Black Authors Read-In

    by Heather Elouej, Upper School English Teacher
    All members of the Shorecrest community were invited to celebrate the literary achievements of Black authors by listening to and participating in the 2022 Black Authors Read-In. 139 works by 55 authors were read by 97 readers, including students, faculty and staff.
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  • Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Calvary Christian & IRC

    by Coach Bob Davis
    In the second week of varsity tennis action, the boys swept Calvary Christian School on Thursday 7-0, and squeaked by Indian Rocks Christian School on Tuesday 4-3.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Wins State Semifinal

    by Coach Idinge
    Varsity Girls Soccer beat Geneva in the State Semifinal: 4-1!
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  • SHORECREST SEMIFINALISTS ADVANCE IN NATIONAL MERIT COMPETITION

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest seniors Christian Bepler '22 and Emily Forney '22 have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Both students were named National Merit Semifinalists in September and have advanced to the next round of competition.
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  • Dental Guest Expert: Dr. Jeffrey-Fort

    by Lisa Peck, Director of the Peck Center for Medical Sciences
    Dr. Nathalia Jeffrey-Fort, a general and cosmetic Dentist in St. Petersburg and Shorecrest Alumni Parent, visited the Peck Center for Medical Sciences to share information about her career path and other dentistry related careers.
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  • Carson Granese ‘25 Builds Fundraising Webpage

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The STEAM Signature Program in Shorecrest Upper School allows students to pursue STEAM-related coursework and apply 21st Century skills that are applicable across many disciplines while investigating a specialized area of interest. Shorecrest STEAM student, Carson Granese ‘25, has selected Computer Science as his area of study. In many ways he is learning that computer science is not just about writing code, it is about how we use such tools and what we learn when we do.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer - Regional Champs!

    by Coach Idinge
    Varsity Girls Soccer Chargers beat Indian Rocks Christian School in the Regional Semifinals: 3-2. They shutout First Baptist Academy in the Regional Finals: 4-0!
    Catch the State Semifinal on February 18 at home on Haskell Field at 6pm.
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  • Weekly Tennis Recap

    by Coach Bob Davis & Coach Tommy
    The Varsity Boys Tennis team swept Canterbury 7-0 with decisive wins all around. Varsity Girls Tennis team beat Canterbury: 6-0.
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  • JV Tennis Opening Week

    by Coaches Davis and Hodgson
    The Junior Varsity Tennis opening week began on Monday, February 14, with a first match against Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. The Boys were swept by SSES in most of the singles and doubles. On Wednesday against ODA, the Boys rebounded and ended with a 3-3 tie. JV Girls tennis lost to St. Stephen's 1-6 and beat ODA 4-3.
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  • Fall Festival Chairs Needed

    by Shorecrest Parent Kristi Aussner
    SCA volunteers lead and support many committees with various functions on campus. Find a list of SCA Committees and contacts and the best volunteering fit for you at www.shorecrest.org/SCA.
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  • 100 Days Until Graduation

    by Stacy Alexander, Senior Class Sponsor and Director of Alumni
    The Shorecrest Alumni Association celebrated the Class of 2022 with some special treats in honor of 100 days left until Graduation!
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  • Charger wins first place in Sons of the American Revolution Essay Contest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Shorecrest senior, Cían McCarthy ‘22, who won first place in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
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  • SABRINA EVERHART ‘25 WINS MEMBEAN GO! PHOTO CONTEST

    by Heather Elouej, Upper School English Teacher
    Students in Shorecrest Upper School’s ninth grade Honors English course, taught by Ms. Elouej, recently participated in the 2022 Membean Go! Contest. Sabrina Everhart ’25 won one of the top prizes for her photograph, “Repertoire.”
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  • Upper School Artists Awarded

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the following Shorecrest Upper School students whose artwork was featured in the 2022 Emerging Artists Pinellas County High School Virtual Exhibition: Benny Ames ‘23, Libby Cenedella ‘24, Julianne Lurie ‘25, Ashli McKenny ‘22, Sara Rose ‘23 and Chase Waitz-Miller ‘23.
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  • US Robotics Moves on to Regionals

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Shorecrest Vex Robotics team #6104A won a Design Award, which qualifies them for the Regional Championship next month!
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  • Global Explorers Share with Second Grade

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    As second graders are studying schools around the world, four Shorecrest tenth graders who were exchange students in Madrid, Spain, were invited to present about their trip.
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  • Zombies Strike Dystopian Literature Class

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    Zombies strike again! In Ms. Updike's Honors English class for seniors, Dystopian Literature, Chargers worked in teams to beat the count-down clock in a zombie-themed escape room.
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  • Varsity Tennis Opens Season

    by Coach Davis
    The boys team came away with a decisive win 5-1! The girls team lost a nail biter 3-4. The next Varsity Tennis match is on Tuesday February 15 vs. Canterbury at Puryear Park.
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  • MS/US Volunteers: Teacher Appreciation, Spring 2022

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Help SCA show how grateful we are to all the teachers and staff who make Shorecrest the special place it is for our children and our families!
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  • 2022-2023 General Calendar 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. This calendar is also posted at www.shorecrest.org/calendar. We strive to publish this information as early as possible to help faculty, staff, students and families plan ahead.
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  • Alumni participate in virtual College Life Panel [Video]

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Shorecrest Alumni Association and Upper School hosted a virtual panel discussion on College Life during this week’s Junior and Senior Advisory. As students get closer to their commencement from Shorecrest, it is helpful to hear from some familiar faces about college experiences.
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  • Measuring Tall Buildings

    by Ashley Dernbach, Upper School Math Teacher
    How do you measure a building as tall as Charger Commons? Students in Mrs. Dernbach's Upper School Geometry class recently had a lab to answer that question. They used indirect measurement to find the height of tall structures around campus.
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  • Shorecrest Human Rights Club’s Letter Writing Workshop

    by Sofiya Idiyatullina '23, Co-President of Shorecrest Human Rights Club
    The Shorecrest Upper School Human Rights Club recently hosted a letter-writing workshop. The club’s faculty sponsor, Ms. Elouej, facilitated the workshop with a focus on writing letters to government and other officials around the world in order to appeal human rights violations.
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  • Shorecrest Grandparents Tour Art Festival

    by Laina Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    A group of over 15 Shorecrest grandparents and special friends gathered to enjoy a docent-led tour of Art Festival Beth-El.
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  • Weekly Chargers Basketball Update

    by Coaches Bearden, Tallon, Moore, Trayer, Moten
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Keswick: 63-32 Win!
    MS Girls Basketball vs. Cambridge Christian: 11-20 Loss.
    JV Girls Basketball vs. Berkeley Prep: 26-22 Win!
    MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. St. Pete Christian: 17-30 Loss.
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Keswick: 58-35 Win!
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Northside Christian: 41-46 Loss.
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Academy at the Lake: 72-50 Win!
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Academy at The Lakes: 55-27 Win!
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  • Chargers Soccer win District Finals!

    by Athletic Department
    The Varsity Soccer teams won District Finals matches!
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  • New Virtual Campus Tour [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Admissions Office and Marketing Department released an updated virtual campus tour for prospective families. Students Sean Sheikholeslam ’23 and Phoenix F. ‘30 are delightful tour guides and give narration regarding many of the fabulous programs available at Shorecrest.
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  • Shorecrest Delegates at GatorMUN 

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair 
    Shorecrest delegates participated in a variety of committees at the 19th annual GatorMUN (Model United Nations) conference on the University of Florida campus. Committees at the three-day conference ranged from The Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and Disarmament and International Security, to historical committees, such as Egypt’s (1952-1957) Revolutionary Command Council, and Alcatraz 1934.
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  • New Issue of "The Chronicle" Published

    by Athena '22, Cían '22, and Grace '22, Editors of The Chronicle
    The January Issue of "The Chronicle," the Upper School's digital student newspaper, is officially released! We’ve got a great selection of stories written for you by some talented Upper School students, so do them a favor and check it out!
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  • Updates from the College Counseling Office

    by College Counseling Team
    To continue to meet the needs of our juniors and seniors and their families, and to help provide college counseling support to students in younger grades, Shorecrest will add an additional counselor to the team starting with the 2022-2023 school year. 
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  • Financial Aid Deadline: Jan. 31

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    The deadline for submitting a financial aid application for the 2022-2023 school year is January 31, 2022. This is a firm deadline. Find more info at https://www.shorecrest.org/admissions/tuition/affording-shorecrest.
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  • Evening Charge: Adult Workshops at Shorecrest

    by Kayla Brazee, US History Teacher
    Evening Charge: new workshop series. A variety of topics for adult members of the Shorecrest community and their friends.
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  • Facing Forward: What to Expect [Videos]

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Shorecrest hosted three Facing Forward: What to Expect events. Each event gave families an overview of what to expect as they move through the divisions at Shorecrest.
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  • 2022 Spring Sports Information

    by Athletic Department
    Information about spring sports for students in grades 6-12 may be found here. If you are interested in trying baseball, softball, tennis, or track and field - this is your chance!
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  • Welcome Wesley Wells

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    After a long career as a Technical Writer and Learning Specialist, a recent relocation finally placed Wesley Wells and his family back in sunny St. Petersburg, where he is now providing Technology Help Desk support at Shorecrest.
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  • Weekly Basketball Update

    by Coaches Folwell, Tallon, Moten, Moore
    MS Boys Basketball Green Team vs. Sefner: 51-9 Loss
    MS Girls Basketball vs. Seffner Christian: 37-14 Loss
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Tampa Prep: 22-46 Loss
    JV Girls Basketball vs. Manatee HS: 51-4 2 Loss
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Saint Stephen's: 40-33 Win
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  • Weekly Soccer Recap, Varsity Girls Senior Night

    by Coaches Idinge, Hall, Montoya
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. McKeel Academy of Technology: 4-1 Win
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Largo High School: 4-0 Win at home on Senior Night!
    MS Boys Soccer vs. Carrollwood Day: 2-2 Tie
    MS Boys Soccer vs. St Stephen's Episcopal: 2-1 Loss
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Carrollwood Day School: 2-1 Loss
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  • Freshman Foundation, Jan. 24

    by College Counseling Team
    College Counseling presents a virtual event for ninth graders and their parents/guardians. Learn what you can be doing to prepare for college right now.
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  • Scholastic Art Awards

    by Charla Gaglio, Chair of US Visual Arts Department
    Congratulations to the following Shorecrest Upper School students on a fantastic showing in this year's Scholastic competition.
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  • Students Teach Progressive Era Reforms

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    In Shorecrest Upper School Honors U.S. History students are exploring the Progressive Era. To learn more about the time period, students were asked to create interactive presentations that focused on one Progressive Era reform. Each group taught a 10-12 minute class on their assigned reform that had to engage their peers in some way.
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  • Chargers Win Sailing National Championship

    by Shorecrest Parent
    Single-handed Championship: Co-captain Guthrie Braun '22 brings home national title! Danielson '22 finished fourth.
    Keel Boat Championship: Shorecrest Chargers finished fourth.
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  • Weekly Soccer Recap

    by Coaches Idinge, Mcdonough, Montoya
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Academy of Holy Names: 1-2 Loss.
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. St. Pete High: 1-2 Loss.
    JV Boys Soccer vs. Cavalry Christian: 0-3 Loss.
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. St. Pete High: 5-2 Win!
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Countryside: 1-1 Tie.
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  • Erich Schneider Selected as Head of Upper School

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    I am pleased to share with you that Erich Schneider has been selected as the Head of Upper School at Shorecrest. After an extensive national search that resulted in three strong candidates, the Search Committee agreed that Erich’s depth of experience, commitment to the Shorecrest community, and vision for the future of the Upper School, make him the ideal leader for our 9th-12th grade program. Having served as the Interim Head of Upper School since July, Erich will become the official Head of Upper School effective immediately.
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  • This Week in Soccer

    by Coaches Idinge and Montoya
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Osceola High School: 3-0 Win
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Osceola: 0-1 Loss
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  • Shorecrest Students Support Clothes to Kids: Gently Used Clothing Collection

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    After Winter Break, Shorecrest students will collect, organize, and transport donations to Clothes to Kids.
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  • Understanding Incidental Expense Charges

    by Shorecrest Business Office
    Incidental expense charges include class fees, technology fees, tutoring, etc... and will be present throughout the year in your FACTS account. They should be paid within 30 days from the invoice date.
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