2020

  • Competition with Limited Spectators

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    The Shorecrest Health and Safety Task Force has recommended that a limited number of fans be allowed to attend on-campus, home games. This policy will go into effect starting Wednesday, September 30. 
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  • Capturing Physics in the Real World

    by Dolores Gende, US Physics Teacher
    Mrs. Gende's students recorded and analyzed their own videos for their lab on projectile motion.
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  • Light from Electron Configurations

    by Daniel Burkett, US Science Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School Chemistry students have been learning about the arrangement of electrons in atoms and ions. The Chargers also learned about hydrates - crystalline compounds that incorporate molecules of water into their structure.
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  • SCA Volunteering Opportunities

    by Rebecca Armacost, Volunteer Committee Chair
    We know volunteering in the 2020-21 School Year will look different. Opportunities are offered with the caveat that we are continuing to monitor the health conditions and environment both in the community and at Shorecrest. Learn more and sign up for volunteer opportunities on the SCA webpage or on this form.
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  • Livestreaming Athletic Events

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest has partnered with the National Federation of State High School Associations to Livestream athletic events. In partnership with the Upper School SPS Broadcasting Club, our students will have the opportunity to work with, learn from and support these live broadcasts.
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  • Shorecrest Broadcasting Club Reports on Fall Athletic Competitions

    by Shorecrest Sports Broadcasting Club
    Sports are back! The current state of the world has not diminished the Shorecrest Community’s enthusiasm and support for their Chargers. This has led some enterprising Upper School students to re-establish the Shorecrest Broadcasting Club, so all Chargers fans can watch games from the comfort of their homes (or devices, as the case may be.) 
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  • Shorecrest Cleaning / Disinfecting Protocols

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    With school in full swing and the new campus health and safety protocols becoming commonplace, below are a few notes from the Shorecrest Maintenance and Housekeeping teams:
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  • JV Girls Volleyball vs Northside Christian

    by Coach Draper
    16-25, 25-22, 16-14 (Win)
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  • New Updates to the Shorecrest Health & Safety Statement, Policies

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    In order to further protect our school community, Shorecrest is now requiring that all Experiential School students come to school wearing masks, per the recommendation of the Health & Safety Task Force. Additional information and guidance on COVID-19 testing has been added to the Health & Safety Statement [See page 10].
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  • Photo Retake Day, Sept 30

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Wednesday, September 30, is photo retake day. Students who are enrolled in Flexible Learning may come for a photo/retake after on-campus photos are complete. Students must sign up in advance to have their picture taken. 
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  • Varsity Golf Wins vs Indian Rocks Christian, Canterbury

    by Coach Miller
    139-164 (Win)
    165-172 (Win)
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  • Varsity Swim & Dive vs Northeast, Osceola

    by Coach Nardozzi
    Boys: Northeast 57 - Shorecrest 123 (Win); Osceola 112 - Shorecrest 68 (Loss)
    Girls: Northeast 51 - Shorecrest 132 (Win), Osceola 112 - Shorecrest 74 (Loss)
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  • Varsity Girls Golf vs Northside Christian

    by Coach Miller
    166-151 (Loss)
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  • Varsity Girls Volleyball vs Out of Door Academy

    by Coach Draper
    25-21, 25-22, 25-16
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  • Varsity Football vs Bell Creek Academy

    by Coach McCall, Athletic Director
    26-6 (Win)
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  • Community Information Dashboard - Cases Updated in Real Time

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest maintains a weekly Community Information Dashboard in PowerSchool that includes COVID cases, Flexible Learning enrollment, and numbers of students in quarantine. Quarantined individuals are those who are currently not infected but may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are distancing for the safety of others.
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  • Zach and Tim Zeliff '24 win awards for their presentation of a local hero Lt. Baldomero López

    by By Philip Morgan, "Tampa Bay Times" Correspondent
    Conversation with the two teenagers (twins), members of the Young Marines and state finalists in a National History Day project.
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  • Chargers Athletics begin Interscholastic Competition without Spectators

    by Anthony McCall, Athletics Director
    After a delay of four weeks, Chargers Athletics has been cleared by the Shorecrest Health and Safety Task Force to begin interscholastic competition as of Wednesday, September 16. At present, the Health and Safety Task Force recommends that Shorecrest-hosted sporting events proceed without spectators. 
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  • Flexible Learning: Share your stories

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Thank you to our Flexible Learning families for joining in the fun last weekend! 
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  • National Box Tops Week

    by Kristi Aussner, SCA Volunteer
    Next week, September 21-27, is National Box Tops Week. Earn a bonus Box Top for every receipt scanned that contains a valid Box Top product!
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  • Class of 2021 National Merit Semifinalists

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Congratulations to our four National Merit Semifinalists - Jonathan Currie '21, Hailey Levitz '21, Matthew Lovelace '21 and Leddon Zwack '21!
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  • 2020-21 Student Council

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Congratulations to the following students who will make up this year's Upper School Student Council. Shorecrest’s Student Council provides an opportunity for student expression and assistance in school affairs and activities, like Homecoming. 
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  • Descriptive Statistics in our Research Methods

    by Courtney Ellis ‘02, AP Psych Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School AP Psychology students worked on identifying the measures of central tendency and measures of variation amongst Skittles bags. 
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  • Join the Shorecrest Community Association Facebook Group

    by Kirsten Fisher and Lindsey Lamb, SCA Board
    The Shorecrest Community Association supports the entire Shorecrest community of parents, grandparents and special friends of Shorecrest students. The SCA Board has created a private SCA Facebook Group to provide important communication to this interconnected group. 
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  • Food Drive Delayed - You can still help!

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    The Kind Mouse is a local food pantry focused on hungry children and families in Pinellas County. Many Chargers support their outreach on their own time as well as through Shorecrest programs. Read about the food items they need donated most frequently.
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  • Honor Council Members

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the following Upper School students who will make up this year's Shorecrest Upper School Honor Council.
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  • Chemistry in Action

    by Dan Burkett, US Science Teacher
    Upper School students in chemistry learned the difference between physical and chemical properties in the first weeks of chemistry class.
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  • Community Information Dashboard - Published Fridays at 3pm

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Rather than send an all-school letter each time there is a case of COVID among the on-campus community, the information will be updated each Friday at 3pm in the Health & Safety section of PowerSchool Learning. The Dashboard will be published for the first time on Friday, August 28 at 3pm
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  • Chargers Winning Films to be Screened

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Shorecrest filmmakers Julia Marquis '21 and Mila Salamone '22!
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  • Weight Room Availability

    by Coach Cameron
    Learn the procedures in place for using the weight room this semester.
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  • Yearbook Photo Days Approaching!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Picture days are coming soon! Everyone has a photo taken so they may be featured in the "Crestviews" yearbook. Families will also have the opportunity to purchase photos. Wednesday, September 2: ES, LS photos. Thursday, September 3: MS, US photos.
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  • Spirit Wear - New Website

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
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  • Welcome New Colleagues

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is excited to announce new additions and changes to our faculty and staff for the 2020-21 school year.
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  • Awards and Scholarships for Chargers At Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Evan Hoefer ’21, Eric Jacobson ’21, and Shannon Wright ’20 were honored during the 2020 Broadway Star of the Future Awards Showcase which aired on July 26, 2020, via YouTube. The Straz Center hosts the annual Broadway Star of the Future Awards Program to celebrate the outstanding achievements in high school theater in the Tampa Bay Area.
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  • St. Pete siblings create mask line to give back to the community

    by JAYMI BUTLER, St. Pete Catalyst
    For lots of teenagers, summer vacation means sleeping late, bingeing Netflix shows and going to the beach. But this isn’t your average summer. And Ella Holland and Jaeden Geffon aren’t your average teenagers. The siblings recently launched MaskUP St. Pete, a nonprofit that makes and sells masks to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
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  • Flexible and Distance Learning Handbook, SAGE Plan

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    The Flexible and Distance Learning Handbook outlines our plans for Flexible Learning while school is in session on-campus, and our plans should we need to move to all-school Distance Learning. The Return to School Plan is updated starting on page 14 with detailed SAGE safety procedures.
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  • Start of School Forms Due August 5

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    The plans and details outlined in PowerSchool are what we intend as of today, July 15. As an administration, we are ever-mindful of the events and circumstances outside of our control. We are watchful and aware and are prepared to make changes as appropriate to maintain the health and safety of our school community.
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  • Health & Safety Update: July 1 , 2020

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Balancing our goals of preserving community health and offering in-person, on-campus instruction for the 2020-2021 school year, Shorecrest will require all people, including students in grades K-12, to wear a mask while indoors on-campus. This policy is effective July 1.
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  • Summer Camps Close for 2020

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The decision to cancel Summer Programs allows us time to strengthen our Return to School Plans and preserve our resources to ensure we may open as safely as possible when school resumes in-person, on-campus on August 19.
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  • Upper School Performing Arts Awards 2020

    by Bill Leavengood '78, US Theatre Teacher
    Shorecrest's Upper School Performing Arts hosted a 2020 Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 22. This was a special time to honor many different achievements. We congratulate all of our thespians for their dedication during a school year with many canceled performances, and give special acknowledgment to those students who earned an award.
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  • Textbook Return Policy update from Follett

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
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  • LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP: The Legacy of Headmaster Mike Murphy

    by Paul Abercrombie
    Shorecrest wouldn’t look the same if not for soon-to-retire Headmaster Mike Murphy. Most of the campus as it exists today was built during his 15 years of leadership. Proud as Murphy is of the role he has played at Shorecrest - which he emphatically calls “supporting only” thanks to the leaders who came before him - he’s more gratified to have helped remake the school’s approach to education.
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  • Class of 2020 Drive-Through Diploma Distribution

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Sunday, May 17, 2020, Shorecrest Preparatory School held a Parade and Drive-Through Diploma Distribution for the 85-member Class of 2020 - the first class to receive their diplomas through "carline." Vehicles packed with emotional family members drove one-by-one around campus, past classmates, teachers, administrators, friends and Sparky.
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  • Support from TLC

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    www.shorecrest.org/health
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  • Design Thinking & Problem Solving in Spanish Class

    by Alvin Irwin, Upper School Spanish Teacher
    Just prior to the start of Distance Learning, the Spanish IV Honors students embarked on a unit of study focused on 21st century inventions and technological advances. The project-based unit has afforded students the opportunity to research a current challenge in a part of the Spanish-speaking world and design a solution to the problem.
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  • Designing a Dream Home

    by Ashley Dernbach, Upper School Math Teacher
    Ninth grade Geometry students completed a unit on area by creating their virtual "Dream Home" using the 3D design software Floorplanner. After submitting their final projects, classmates voted on their favorie house, their favorite room and their favorite backyard. 

     
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  • So Long, Farewell, Volunteer Paula Cooper

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In June, the Shorecrest community will bid farewell to the Cooper-Nixon family. Paula Cooper, the matriarch of the family, has been a volunteer dynamo at Shorecrest from day one! Paula’s most lasting legacy at Shorecrest will most likely be establishing the International Connection group.
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  • Spotlight on Dr. David Fleece ‘83 and Dr. Adam Prawer '01

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    We salute our Shorecrest community members, Chargers Alumni and all those who serve in the medical and health care industry. Thank you for your dedication to the health and wellbeing of those in your care.
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  • Welcome Barry Bearden, New Director of PE and Varsity Basketball Coach

    by Anthony McCall, Shorecrest Athletic Director
    Barry Bearden has been selected to lead the Shorecrest Physical Education Department and the boys’ basketball program as the varsity head coach. Coach Bearden, a native of Birmingham, Alabama, worked at The Altamont School in Birmingham for 15 years. As a former athlete, Coach Bearden was recruited as a football and basketball player.
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  • 2019-2020 Athletic Team Awards

    by Athletic Department
    Athletic awards by team for the 2019-20 school year may be found here. Congratulations Chargers on your great seasons!
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  • Thank you for supporting the annual fund

    by Advancement Department
    During these difficult times, we want to say thank you to our community for your continued support to the Shorecrest Annual Fund during the 2019-20 school year. Without these funds, we would not have been able to support our teachers, families and students—especially during this period of Distance Learning. 
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  • Welcome Blair Gil '07, Varsity Cheer Coach

    by Athletics Department
    Shorecrest would like to welcome their new Varsity Cheer Coach, Blair Gil '07. In addition to being a 2007 graduate of Shorecrest, this past year Blair was the head coach of the Middle School Cheer Chargers. Prior to coaching at Shorecrest, Blair was the head Varsity Cheer coach at St. Pete Catholic for 4 years.
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  • Upper School 2020 Awards Ceremony, Valedictorian Named

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest's Upper School hosted the 2020 Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 15, followed by the Athletics Awards and college athletics signing event over webinars during quarantine. This was a special time to honor many different achievements. We congratulate all of our students for their dedication during a tumultuous but successful school year and give special acknowledgment to those students who earned an award.
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  • Athletics Awards & College Commitments

    by Raffi Darrow, Editor
    The Shorecrest Chargers Athletics Department hosted the 2020 Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 15 over Zoom during quarantine. This was a special time to honor many different achievements. We congratulate all of our Chargers student athletes for their dedication during a tumultuous but successful school year and give special acknowledgment to those students who earned an award.
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  • Celebrate the Arts 2020

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, we learn from the surrounding community each spring during Celebrate the Arts Week.
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  • Four Seniors Successfully Defend GSI Thesis Projects

    by By Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    The last two weeks have been busy for seniors in the Global Scholars Initiative. Matthew Danielson '20, Ryan Healy '20, Asher Rovin '20, and Lucas Murphy '20 all defended their thesis project via Zoom.
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  • US Playwright and Filmmaker Awards

    by William Leavengood '78, Theatre, Playwriting and Film Instructor
    Congratulations to Aivey Wiggins '23, who won an Upper School Outstanding Playwright award this week, and Mila Salamone '22 who was named Outstanding Filmmaker.
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  • Summer 2020 Camps for all ages (*Updated!)

    by Terry L. Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Summer programs are a tradition at Shorecrest. This year camps for the month of June will be hosted online and we hope to open the campus for more summer programs in July. 

    You don't have to be a Shorecrest student - camps are open to the public! Some of our online camps are even run nationally!
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  • Prepping for August: Communicating our Return to School Plans

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    On Thursday, May 7, Headmaster Mike Murphy and Incoming Head of School Nancy Spencer shared high level plans for the safe return to school in August. The full video message and transcript, and other details are posted at www.shorecrest.org/health
     
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  • NHD Winners Interview Captain Turning 100

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes
    Nico Bottoni '21, Jonathan Currie '21, Gregory Glasscock '21, Zach Hahn '21 and Leddon Zwack '21 received first place at the state level of NHD for their documentary. They will virtually represent the school at the National contest in June. 
    The fifth graders discovered that "The Candy Bomber" - as Halvorsen became known - was still alive and well. In fact, he will turn 100 in October! Students created birthday cards for Capt. Halvorsen in Google Slides and wrote letters to him about how he has inspired them and motivated them to think about others.
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  • Relay For Life 2020 Closing Ceremony

    by Emery Camp '20
    This year has been crazy, to say the least, but our Relay For Life event leadership team, our sponsors, faculty support, and all the teams participating have still managed to do exceptional things to help fight cancer! The Relay season was run by Chair Kirsten Price ‘21, Fundraising Chair Emery Camp ‘20, Relay Events Chair Lindsey Leonhirth ‘20, and Community Engagement Chair Lauren Epstien ‘21.
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  • Shorecrest Chargers Spirit Week

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Join in the all-school Shorecrest Spirit Week next week, and see which Chargers wear it best!
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  • Softball and Baseball Team Awards online

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Chargers varsity softball and baseball teams finished off the 2020 spring season on Zoom with end-of-the-year parties and awards.
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  • Thank you Volunteers! [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Although the annual Volunteer Breakfast was canceled, there was still so much to celebrate! Visit https://www.shorecrest.org/sca for a special video, presentation of the Janet Root Volunteer of the Year Awards, and announcement of next year's SCA Board Officers.
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  • UNFORGETTABLE SEASON: Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Off season workouts, countless hours of in-season training, persistence and total team commitment all marked this year’s varsity soccer teams. Both teams excelled during the regular season while increasing their footprint in Florida high school soccer.
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  • UPPER SCHOOL HONORS STUDENTS TAPPED

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Friday, May 1, the Shorecrest Preparatory School Upper School Honor Society chapters inducted their newest members by tapping them via email.
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  • SHORECREST SENIORS CELEBRATE NATIONAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    May 1 is National College Decision Day, the day many colleges and universities request a commitment from incoming students. Members of the Class of 2020 and the Shorecrest Marketing Team will be posting photos of the seniors in their college T-shirts online announcing their decisions for next year using the hashtag #shorecrest2020.
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  • Creative LOR Requests

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    This is the time of year that members of the junior class often reach out to beloved faculty members or those faculty members with similar interests for a college letter of recommendation. Luckily, the close teacher-student relationships at Shorecrest yield letters from Upper School faculty about Chargers that truly come from the heart.
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  • Theatre Class Gets Behind Masks

    by Samia Hossain '21
    Masks have been used in history for protection, disguise, performance, ceremonies, and entertainment. In Shorecrest theatre classes, each student picks a mask that they are drawn to to work on acting and interacting as a different character. Because students are quarantined and do not have access to the masks the class normally uses, students were tasked with creating their own mask for virtual theatre classes. 
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  • Celebrating the Environment - Virtually

    by Brenna Dukes '21 and Julia Marquis '21
    Environmental Club President Julia Marquis '21 and Vice President Brenna Dukes '21 started a social media campaign to help Chargers and others find new ways to be kind to the plant during Earth Week and beyond. Find their posts about saving energy, reducing waste and celebrating Earth Day while at home, here: https://www.instagram.com/sps.earth.week/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/sps.earth.week/
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  • All-Pinellas County Private School Boys Basketball Teams

    by Bob Putnam, Prime Time Preps
    The All-Pinellas County private school boys basketball team has been released. The teams were selected by the 10 private schools in the county.
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  • Courtney Draper to join Shorecrest as new Physical Education Instructor and Head Volleyball Coach

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest Athletics named Courtney Draper as new Head Volleyball Coach starting the 2020-2021 season. Coach Draper will also join the Shorecrest faculty as a Middle School Physical Education instructor. 
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  • Summer Trip to Greece canceled

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    All inquiries regarding trip details should be made to Mr. Heller at rheller@shorecrest.org.
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  • Shorecrest Zoom Backgrounds

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Bring campus to your computer with Shorecrest Zoom backgrounds. Choose from multiple scenes. Simply download the backgrounds you like, then add them to your Zoom account. 
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  • Share Your Distance Learning Experience

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Share your distance learning and community support stories on social media using #ShorecrestTogether. Email them to ebytes@shorecrest.org to be included in this year's Crestviews yearbook.
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  • Skyler Ellenburg ‘14 Announced as Head Varsity Girls Soccer Coach

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Former Chargers soccer team Captain and leading team scorer in 2011-2014, Skyler Ellenburg ‘14, will lead the Chargers on the field as the new Head Coach of the girls varsity soccer team. 
    Ellenburg will replace Coach Neal Wolfrath, who is relocating to the east coast of Florida. 
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  • 2020-2021 General Calendar

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2020-2021 school year. As we continuously evolve to meet the needs of students and families, there are a few changes that I hope you find beneficial.
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  • A Little Extra TLC...

    by Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center
    The Learning Center (TLC) is here to help you navigate your child's distance learning needs. We offer online resources for parents and students to assist with distance learning such as supporting your children with Executive Function Skills (organization, task initiation, planning, etc.) Please fill out this Google Survey to tell us what you are finding most challenging.
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  • Cooking Videos from SAGE

    by Tina and Paco Rodriguez, Marcel Gallo, SAGE Dining Services
    With many families preparing meals at home and trying to keep their children engaged, SAGE is prepared to help! We’ve developed a video series with easy, delicious recipes to prepare at home (pasta Primavera with marinara sauce!), instructions for various cooking techniques, nutritional guidance, and even home food sanitation and hygiene tips.
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  • Distance Learning with Furry Friends

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    A bright side of studying at home is spending more time with furry friends! Pets can reduce stress, while increasing motivation and learning.
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  • Black History Month Conversations

    by Kurt Wahlgren, US Social Studies Department Chair
    Recently third graders met with juniors and seniors to get to know each other and to discuss readings and historical topics they were studying.
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  • Distance Learning Silver Linings

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    As Chargers face new growth and learning experiences through distance learning, expressions of appreciation combined with stories of how families are meeting the challenges of social distancing and self isolation are inspiring. Read more in this week's letter from the Headmaster, and find some great distance learning moments below.
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  • EMOTIONAL WELLBEING DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC

    by Courtney Ellis & Kate Fierce, Shorecrest Counselors
    Our daily lives have changed in ways that might have been unimaginable even a week ago. We are all feeling a wide range of emotions as a result of the changes in our lives due to COVID-19: anxiety, sadness, anger, loss, loneliness, frustration, maybe even irritation. These emotions are, of course, very normal human reactions to such an extraordinary circumstance. Furthermore, we know that children can be very influenced by the emotional states of the adults who are caring for them. With that in mind, we can help both ourselves and our children by identifying ways to manage our stress and build resiliency during these trying times.
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  • Operation Little Vittles: A First-Hand Resource

    by Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
    In fifth grade English class, students read “A Night Divided” by Jennifer A. Nielsen, about a family who wakes up one morning separated on either side of the Berlin Wall. At the 2020 Pinellas County National History Fair, an Upper School project won 2nd Place in the documentary category with a film entitled “Colonel Gail Halvorsen: Breaking Barriers during the Berlin Airlift.” The team was lucky enough to have a phone interview with Colonel Gail Halvorsen as a first hand resource! To add to the Middle School learning and resources, Jonathan Currie '21 and Gregory Glasscock '21 presented their project to the younger Chargers.
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  • Varsity Softball vs Archbishop Woods High School

    by Coach Kramer
    Chargers vs Archbishop Woods High School from Pennsylvania: Tie 3-3
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  • Service Week 2020 Canceled

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    The wellbeing of our students and community is paramount to all we do at Shorecrest. Due to recent events in the Tampa Bay area and in honoring our partnerships with multiple community organizations, we are taking the unprecedented step of canceling Service Week. Upper School faculty and students were informed earlier today.
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  • Chargers Art to be Exhibited

    by Charla Gaglio, US Visual Arts Chair
    Congratulations to Dorothy Cenedella ‘21, Heidi Hicks ‘21 and Anna Mesimer ‘20 for having their work chosen for exhibition in this year's Mainsail Art Festival! These talented, hard working Chargers are very deserving of this recognition.
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  • Junior Wins Environmental Video Contest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Youth Making Ripples film competition has been providing students an outlet to creatively express the threats to our oceans and ways to help protect them. Videos submitted with messages about ocean conservation are judged in three categories. The winner of the Viewers’ Choice category was “Not enough Fish in the Sea” by Julia Marquis '21. She made the film as her capstone project for Honors Environmental Science class.
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  • 27th Annual Senior Soccer Challenge All Stars

    by Joanna Duff, Athletics Department
    This past Friday night, four of our Chargers soccer players participated in the 27th Annual Senior Soccer Challenge All Star game at Countryside High School. This event matches up the top Pinellas county players to play against the top players from Hillsborough County.
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  • Carolyn Sloss ’85, Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On March 6, during an Upper School Assembly, Carolyn Sloss ’85 was presented with the 2019-2020 Shorecrest Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award. 
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  • Chargers Varsity Softball battles Cambridge Christian

    by Coach Kramer
    Chargers vs. Cambridge Christian L 3-24
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  • Girls Varsity Tennis back-to-back wins vs Calvary Christian

    by Coaches Cobb and Stover
    The Chargers Girls’ Varsity Tennis Team continues to claim victories, with the most recent ones being back-to-back wins against Calvary Christian School.
     
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  • Varsity Baseball vs. Keswick Christian

    by Joanna Duff, Athletics Department
    Varsity Baseball vs. Keswick Christian (Loss 3-8)
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  • Shorecrest Sophomore named Community Volunteer of the Year

    by Andrea M. Castañeda, PARC Director of Community Relations and Volunteers
    PARC, a Shorecrest community partner and St. Petersburg-based organization that provides programs and services to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, recently presented Shorecrest student Chris Manings '22 with their 2019 Community Volunteer of the Year Award.
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  • Pinellas History Fair Awards and Summer History Fair Prep

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    This years's National History Day theme was Breaking Barriers in History. Congratulations to the following Shorecrest Upper School students who had a great showing at the Pinellas County History Fair...
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  • Prom 2020, for Juniors and Seniors

    by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
    Prom 2020 - a Roaring ‘20s themed event - will take place on Saturday, April 4, from 7-11pm at NOVA 535 (535 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St N, St. Pete). The price is $95 per ticket, which includes dinner, dessert, dancing, party favors and more. Ticket sales are online only this year.
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  • Spread the Word to End The Word

    by Nadya Defreitas ‘21
    The Shorecrest Upper School SPARC Club dedicated a day this week as Spread the Word Day while wearing their SPARC shirts, and posting over social media about the Spread the Word Movement. Take to the pledge to stop using the “R-word.” Every pledge helps spread awareness.
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  • Shorecrest Chargers Varsity Boys Tennis

    by Coach Davis and Coach Del Zoppo
    The second week of the tennis season saw the varsity teams play against tough teams from Bradenton Christian School (BCS) in Bradenton, and Jesuit High School (JHS boys) and the Academy of Holy Names (AHN girls) from Tampa, Florida. The BCS match was hosted at our home facility, the St. Pete Tennis Center, and the JHS/AHN match was hosted at the Hillsborough community college courts in Tampa.
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  • Shorecrest Chargers Varsity Girls Tennis Update

    by Coach Cobb and Coach Stover
    Chargers vs. Out of Door Academy
    Chargers vs. Bradenton Christian School (BCS)
    Chargers vs. Academy of the Holy Names (AHN)
    Chargers vs Tampa Catholic (TC)
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  • Chargers Participate in Georgetown MUN

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    On February 12, twenty-three Shorecrest delegates flew to Washington D.C. to participate in the 57th annual North American Invitational Model United Nations (NAIMUN) hosted by Georgetown University. The conference lasted four days and administered forty different committees. These committees ranged from the Arab League and the African Union to historical committees, such as JFK’s 1962 EXCOMM and the 2006 Liberian Cabinet.
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  • Vote for Chargers' Environmental Videos

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Youth Making Ripples film competition provides students an outlet to creatively express the threats to our oceans and ways to help protect them. The Viewers’ Choice category has 5 Shorecrest students from the Upper School environmental studies class among the 9 finalists. Please visit: http://youthmakingripples.org/viewer-choice/ and cast your vote for your favorite Charger films! Voting is open through March 5, 2020.
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  • Celebrating Legacy Families [video]

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest alumni and their Shorecrest students gathered in Charger Commons on Friday, February 28 for the Alumni Association's annual Legacy Breakfast. For nearly 70 current Shorecrest families, donning the green and gold is a family tradition!
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  • First week of the tennis season

    by Coach Davis
    The Varsity and JV Tennis Chargers started competitive match play with opening varsity matches for the boys and girls teams at Clearwater Central Catholic High School (CCC) and Admiral Farragut Academy for the boys. The match against CCC was played at McMullen tennis complex in Clearwater. This is the first year in our new district, and CCC may be our toughest competition in the district.
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  • Shorecrest Thespians Nominated for Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The cast of Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts performance of "The Crucible" was honored with nominees, including: Eric Jacobson ‘21 (John Proctor), Best Outstanding Actor in a Play; Shannon Wright ‘20 (Abigail Williams), Best Outstanding Actress in a Play; and Evan Hoefer ‘21 (Reverend John Hale), Best Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Play.
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  • Student art to be exhibited at NCECA

    by Casey McDonough, Upper School 3D Art Teacher
    Krish Patel '22 had his ceramic sculpture, entitled "Blue Coral," accepted for exhibition during the National Conference on Education in Ceramic Arts next month in the K-12 national juried exhibition. NCECA draws close to 8000 students, educators and enthusiasts from around the world. 
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  • Charger Signs to play College Athletics

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Joseph Brockman '20 signed a letter of commitment this month to swim for Davidson College in North Carolina. Davidson College is known for its top notch academic studies with only a 20% acceptance rate. Joseph will be competing for the Wildcats in the NCAA Division I Atlantic 10 Conference. He will be bringing strength to their mid-distance, distance and 200 Fly events.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Ends Incredible Season

    by Athletics Department
    Congratulations to our Varsity Girls Soccer Chargers on an extraordinary season! Today’s game was a hard-fought 0-4 loss in the rain to St. Johns Country Day team, State Champions for their 9th consecutive year.
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  • Both Shorecrest Varsity Soccer Teams Compete in State Championship

    by Athletics Department
    For the first time in Shorecrest history both Girls and Boys Varsity Chargers Soccer Teams advance to the State Championships! The girls' team will play St. Johns Country Day on Wednesday, February 26, at 1pm. The boys' game follows Thursday, February 27, also at 1pm. Both games at Spec Martin Memorial Stadium in DeLand, FL.
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  • Spanish Club and GSI combine efforts

    by By Matthew Danielson ‘20 & Will Hodgson ‘20, Spanish Club Presidents
    Mr. Omer Troyer, Chairman of Hope Extended, visited Shorecrest to be interviewed by Lucas Murphy ‘20 and Asher Rovin ‘20 as part of their GSI project on orphans in Ecuador. To show appreciation for their work in Ecuador, the Shorecrest Spanish Club donated $1000 to the Hope Extended orphanage “Casa de Fe” in Shell, Ecuador.
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  • SPARC Club at Night To Shine

    by SPARC Club members
    A few members of Shorecrest's Upper School SPARC Club volunteered at Night to Shine, an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older.
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  • Environmental Science hears from Tesla

    by Ashley Grimaldi, Upper School Science Teacher
    Two representatives from Tesla visited the Shorecrest Upper School Honors Environmental Science class. They spoke to students about Tesla's mission and how electric cars can help people lead a more sustainable lifestyle.
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  • SCA Presents: Vaping and Adolescent Health [Video]

    by Lisa Hahn, SCA Co-President
    SCA hosted Dr. Jasmine Reese and a panel of pediatric experts from Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital to talk about the most up-to-date medical findings on vaping and adolescent health.
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  • Show Shorecrest a Little Love this Valentine’s Day!

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Since every gift to the Annual Fund is an expression of gratitude to the teachers and administrators invested in your children, let's show them a little love this Valentine’s Day by making a gift of support!
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  • Interact Donates Blankets

    by Jessica Thorn, Interact Club Advisor
    Shorecrest Upper School Interact Club members got together on a Sunday to create fleece knot blankets. The blankets will be donated to children at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.
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  • Box Tops for Education

    by Kristi Aussner, Box Tops Committee Chair
    The Box Tops for Education program has now gone digital! All you need to do is download the Box Tops for Education app, search for Shorecrest (easiest way to is search by zip code – 33703), and scan in your receipt that contains qualifying Box Tops products within 14 days of purchase. Remember to credit your child’s class by typing in your child’s teacher’s name under “credit.”
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  • Academy Prep: More than a school

    by The Weekly Challenger
    Academy Prep’s graduates are its best examples of the school’s successful model by continuing to work hard as they strive for excellence at every level. Roderick Casteel, Academy Prep Class of 2017, is currently a junior at Shorecrest Preparatory School. Roderick is currently pursuing college applications to Howard, American, and Colgate Universities. 
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  • AP Psych visits JK

    by Courtney Ellis, US Counselor
    AP Psychology students are learning about theories of child psychology, including cognitive, moral, and psychosocial stages of development. They were able to put their learning into action while visiting with Junior Kindergarteners.
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  • Students Clean up Charger Channel

    by Erin Mullins '20
    Ten Upper School students launched Shorecrest’s eight boats to help clean up trash on campus. The trip was launched out of the Native Classroom and paddled down the Charger Channel. Students Luke McDevitt ‘20 and Erin Mullins ‘20, Presidents of the Shorecrest Outdoor Club, hosted the trip to get Chargers involved in fun and productive ways to help the environment and the local community.
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  • Students remove 1000 pounds of invasive species

    by Erin Mullins '20
    The Presidents of Shorecrest's Upper School Outdoor Club worked with the local organization Keep Pinellas Beautiful in removing an invasive species from our ecosystem. Students Luke McDevitt ‘20 and Erin Mullins ‘20 used canoes, laundry baskets and rakes to remove 1000 pounds of invasive water lettuce from Crescent Lake.
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  • Navigating Accommodations in College

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    On Monday, Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center at Shorecrest, and Ron Heller, Upper School history teacher, led a group of parents and students to the USFSP campus to learn about the process that incoming freshmen must follow in order to obtain academic accommodations.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day [Video, photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day is a beloved Shorecrest tradition, 36-years strong and counting. This year's event was held on Friday, January 24 and welcomed more than 600 visitors to campus!
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  • Spring Sports Start Dates

    by Athletics Department
    Beach Volleyball (NEW!) – Sign up was January 21. Tryouts begin on Tuesday, February 11.
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  • St. Pete STEAMfest [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    St. Pete STEAMfest is an annual event geared toward children in preschool through middle school at Shorecrest Preparatory School. It is a family-friendly, community-wide celebration of all things creative, inventive, imaginative and fun! 
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  • New Student Applications & Financial Aid Applications Open Now

    by Admissions & Enrollment Management Office
    All financial aid applications for the 2020-2021 school year are due no later than January 31, 2020. To apply click here or contact the Admissions Office to learn more.
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  • GSI attends lecture by foreign policy expert Dr. Burke-White

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Global Scholars Initiative Director
    On January 21, Global Scholars Initiative students Mila Salamone '22, Grace Salter '22, and Athena Smith '22 attended the Tampa Bay Area Committee on Foreign Relations dinner, featuring Dr. Burke-White.
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  • Scholastic Arts Awards

    by Charla Gaglio, Visual Arts Department Chair
    Many talented Upper School Shorecrest students have received recognition for their artwork through this year's Scholastic Arts and Writing competition. Each piece represents many, many hours of thought and effort, and truly speaks to a commitment to honing their craft and giving their all. Please congratulate these wonderful artists for their creativity and hard work!
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  • US Robotics Finds Success at Vex Robotics Competition

    by Richard Rho, Robotics Advisor
    This past weekend, the Upper School Shorecrest Robotics team (Team Chargers) participated in a regional VEX Robotics Competition at River Ridge High School. They scored 4-0-1. Throughout the competition they worked to strategize with their alliance partners, which helped them be successful in their matches.
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  • Third Grade Led Children's March for Social Justice

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    On Friday, January 17, the entire K-4th Grade Lower School participated in an empowering Children's March for Social Justice. Led by the Shorecrest third graders, the Lower School students paraded throughout campus to honor and recognize the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whom we celebrate on January 20.
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  • New! Beach Volleyball

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    Shorecrest's inaugural Beach Volleyball season will begin in February. All girls grades 9-12 interested in playing should sign up in the Athletic Director's office beginning Tuesday, January 21. Tryouts will begin on Monday, February 10 (4:30pm-6pm) at Woodlawn Park. Be sure to sign up to receive more details regarding Chargers Beach Volleyball.
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  • Students Tour Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students in Lisa Peck's Intro to Medical Sciences course received an enthralling tour of the Center for Medical Simulation and Innovative Education at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The Chargers helped treat robotic children and infant mannequins with chest compressions, ventilation, defibrillation, intubation. 
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  • PR and Physics Student Zack Savitsky '17 Finds His Passion in Science Communication

    by Madison Hindo, University of Florida Public Relations 2020
    When Zack Savitsky '17 was applying to colleges, he was torn between his love for English and science. While he was trying to make a decision, he discovered the science communication community and realized the unique field would allow him to combine his passions. From then on, he was hooked.
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  • End-of-Year Challenge Update

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Before leaving for Winter Break, Shorecrest announced an End-of-Year Challenge. An anonymous donor family challenged the community to match and exceed their $70,000 philanthropic investment to the Transform Campaign. We rang in the new year by exceeding this challenge and raised $635,317! 
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  • ES Visits for Potential New Students, Jan 11 & Feb 8

    by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Are you or your friend interested in ES for a little one? Join us on either January 11 or February 8 to participate in a playful learning event planned for potential new students and parents. Families interested in enrolling a child in Alpha or JK for the 2020-2021 school year should contact Beth Mantooth bmantooth@shorecrest.org and/or Dr. Jean Spencer Carnes jcarnes@shorecrest.org for more information and to sign up for a time.
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