2021

  • Sports Physicals on Campus, July 21

    by Athletics Department
    All Florida Orthopaedic Associates will be available to perform sports physicals for Shorecrest student-athletes rising into grades 6-12 on Wednesday, July 21 at 5:30-7pm in the Athletic Center.
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  • Shorecrest Magazine 2020-2021

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Read the latest issue of Shorecrest Magazine, now available online!
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  • Summer Campus Access / Summer Hours 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    June 1 - July 1 the Raymund Center and Haskell Library will be closed for renovations. The Main Visitor Check-in is in the Lower School Admin Office during the closure. Visitors may park in the lot along First Street. The Shorecrest Admissions Office is temporarily located in Charger Commons during the closure. 
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  • Drawing and Painting Summer Program

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Students rising into grades 7-12 can join the beloved, talented Shorecrest Visual Arts Chair Charla Gaglio on campus this summer! Much of the impressive Upper School student artwork you may have seen around campus over the years was created by Charla’s students. She has a knack for developing a safe space and giving the right instruction to bring out the talent in her students. View some recent painting samples from Celebrate the Arts here, and drawing samples here.
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  • Essays in the Time of COVID: Acing the College Personal Statement

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    With volunteer and standardized testing opportunities limited for students 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. This summer workshop will focus on helping you brainstorm, draft, and revise this important piece of writing to come away with a Common App Personal Statement. 
     
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  • Summer Weight Room Hours

    by Athletics Department
    Read when the weight room will be open to students this summer.
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  • Summer Reading & Supply Lists for all Grades

    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 will gather school supplies and have them ready and waiting in your child's classroom - saving you time and money.
    (NOTE: there are some supplies on each list SCA does not provide. Please read on and find the list for the grade your child(ren) will be entering.)
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  • Cían McCarthy ‘22 Performs, Awarded Scholarship at Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    During the 2020-21 school year, the Shorecrest Performing Arts production of the musical "Something Rotten!" was reviewed as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program. Cían McCarthy ‘22 was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and represented Shorecrest in a performance at The Straz Center on May 29. He received the award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of William Shakespeare in the musical. He was also offered a $60,000 scholarship to AMDA.
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  • Summer Mental Health Resources for Children of all Ages

    by Courtney Ellis '02, Upper School Counselor & AP Psychology Teacher
    Tap into the many supports available to help your students look after their mental health this summer.
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  • Commencement 2021

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Saturday, May 22, the 81-member Class of 2021 were the first at Shorecrest Preparatory School to receive their diplomas on the Charger Commons Greenspace. Among the graduating class were 7 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., 1 military appointment, 2 Presidential Scholar candidates, 3 NCAA committed student-athletes, many Thespians, at least 2 pilots and 4 sets of twins!
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  • Art Teacher Casey McDonough to be Featured in Tampa Exhibit

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School Art Teacher Casey McDonough will have his art featured this summer in the exhibit Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration, June 14 – September 1, 2021, at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
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  • Six Seniors Defend Their GSI Theses

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Global Scholars Initiative Director
    During the last month of the 2020-2021 academic year, students and faculty gathered to participate in Global Scholars Initiative thesis defense presentations. After each presentation, the Q and A session transitioned into extended academic discussions that continued well past the standard dinner hour. These organic moments of scholarly inquiry are a testament to the students and faculty in GSI.
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  • Janet Root Volunteer Service Award

    by Karen Quilty, 2019-20 Co-Janet Root Volunteer Service Award recipient and Alumni Parent
    Each spring, the Shorecrest Community Association chooses a winner of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award. The award is presented by past winners of this prestigious award to a volunteer who has made an impact on campus for many years. This year, the winner was presented with her award and a gift at a surprise gathering attended by many past winners along with Nancy Spencer, Head of School.
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  • Meet the Class of 2021

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    A hub has been created on our website for members of the Class of 2021 as well as their friends and families: www.shorecrest.org/2021
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  • 2021-2022 SCA Board Announced

    by SCA Nominating Committee
    The incoming SCA Board for the 2021-2022 school year will be Co-Presidents: Christy Stross and Kirsten Fisher; Co-Vice Presidents: Nidhi Patel and Marianne Ross; Treasurer: Christina LeBlanc; Co-Secretaries: Natalie Spada and Mandy Rutledge and Co-Volunteer Coordinators: Lauren Carlan and Kristi Aussner
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  • Fall 2021 Chargers Athletics Information

    by Athletics Department
    Information is available for students rising into grades 6-12 interested in participating in Shorecrest Athletics in fall 2021.
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  • July 31 Deadline to Purchase Tuition Refund Plan Insurance

    by Business Office
    TRP Insurance provides a 75% pro-rated refund upon a non-medical withdrawal, subject to conditions. July 31 is the deadline to purchase this plan for the 2021-2022 school year.
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  • When / Where to Find 2021-2022 School Year Info 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Summer Reading/Supply Lists will be published in the last Ebytes newsletter of the school year on Friday, May 28.
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  • Shorecrest 2021-2022 Flexible Learning Program 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Shorecrest will offer a modified Flexible Learning program for the 2021-2022 school year for specific, documented medical reasons. Read about the two categories of Flex Learners for 2021-2022.
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  • UPPER SCHOOL 2021 AWARDS CEREMONY, VALEDICTORIAN ANNOUNCED

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School students, families, faculty and staff gathered to honor academic achievements and beyond on the Charger Commons Greenspace on May 21, 2021. Congratulations to all of our students for a very successful school year under extraordinary conditions!
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  • Upper School Musical Theatre Awards

    by Cheryl Lee, Director of Performing Arts
    The theatre department recently celebrated the accomplishments of Upper School performing artists.
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  • Charger Pens "Northeast Journal" Column

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest junior Mila Salamone '22 loves to write, and was determined to find a "writing job of some kind." In an interview with the Publisher of "Northeast Journal," who insisted she did not want to print anything politically controversial, Mila shared a story she had recently written for a friend. Together they decided to try a new type of feature story in the neighborhood paper.
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  • Chemistry Composting Song [video]

    by Daniel Burkett, US Science Teacher
    Upper School chemistry students spent this semester working in small groups to research applications of chemical concepts outside of the classroom. 
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  • 2020-21 "Crestviews" Yearbooks

    by Casey McDonough, Upper School Art Teacher
    There are additional Yearbooks available for purchase ($50). Interested parties should email Casey McDonough at cmcdonough@shorecrest.org.
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  • Intuitive Innovation Grant Yields “Women in STEAM” Student Podcast

    by Laina Bennett Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    The Intuitive Foundation provided Shorecrest Preparatory School with a grant to support a project that would provide women and other underrepresented communities with more opportunities to promote health, advance education and/or reduce human suffering. The expertise of dedicated members of the Upper School Girls STEAM Club was channeled into a student-produced podcast series focused on diversity and women in STEM-related fields.
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  • Broadway Star of the Future Award Winners

    by Cheryl Lee, Director of Performing Arts
    During the 2020-21 school year, the Shorecrest Performing arts productions of the play "Our Town" and the musical "Something Rotten!" were reviewed as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. The shows, casts and creative teams received high praise from the judges and multiple award nominations.
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  • Charlie Hounchell Arts Star Scholarship Winner

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Tatum Hostetter ‘22 for winning a $2,500 Hounchell Scholarship in Literary Arts from TBBCA (Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts).
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  • Chargers at FHSAA 1A STATE TRACK MEET

    by Athletics Department
    At the FHSAA 1A State Track and Field meet last week, the Girls Chargers finished in 11th place in the State and the Boys finished 21st in the State. Sonoma Kasica '24 was the State Champion in Javelin with a new school record!
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  • Spotlight on Austin Fuss '11

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Dating back to Shorecrest’s first graduating class in 1976, Upper School faculty established a tradition of selecting an Outstanding Senior. The Outstanding Senior represents all of the best qualities and characteristics of a Shorecrest student: leadership, scholarship, mentorship and service. The Class of 2011 Outstanding Senior, Austin Fuss, will speak at the Commencement of the Class of 2021 this May.
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  • FACTS Registration Reminder

    by Business Office
    Shorecrest has partnered with FACTS Tuition Management for billing and payments of tuition and related fees. All families are required to set up and maintain a FACTS account in order to be invoiced for the upcoming school year. Please set up your FACTS account ASAP if you haven’t already done so as 2021-22 tuition payments will be invoiced and due in May.
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  • Meet the Cheerble

    by Julianne L '25 and Ryan M ’25
    The Entrepreneurial Design Institute (EDI) is a new signature program for eighth graders at Shorecrest in which Chargers address community needs through entrepreneurial thinking. Students recently developed a business idea and explored a variety of tools to develop the venture while practicing the entrepreneurial mindset.
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  • SHORECREST SENIORS CELEBRATE 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 Class of 2021, as well as faculty and staff, wore college T-shirts to campus on Monday, May 3, to celebrate the seniors. 
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  • National History Day Competition Qualifiers

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    Congratulations to the Shorecrest students who participated in this year's Florida State History Day competition. Three projects have advanced to the virtual National contest in June!
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  • All-District Baseball Chargers

    by Coach McCall, Athletic Director
    Shorecrest Chargers student-athletes were named to the All-District Baseball team.
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  • Chargers Success at Regional Track Meet

    by Coach Cameron
    The Shorecrest Track and Field Chargers recently went down to Naples for the Regional track meet. After a long day of competition, Shorecrest had a number of athletes advance to the State meet in Jacksonville, including two Regional Champions!
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  • Dan Burkett Earns National Geographic Educator Certification

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Upper School Science Teacher Dan Burkett has been named a National Geographic Certified Educator. National Geographic certifies educators committed to making the world a better place by empowering students to be informed decision-makers equipped to solve meaningful challenges in their communities and beyond. For his capstone project, Mr. Burkett taught his Shorecrest Upper School chemistry students about ocean acidification. 
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  • Integrated US History and Psychology Lesson

    by Courtney Ellis, AP Psychology Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students in Mrs. Brazee's U.S. Honors History class participated in a Red Scare mock trial. AP Psychology students had the opportunity to observe the mock trial and relate it to concepts they are learning about in a unit on Social Psychology.
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  • Learning the Lindy Hop

    by Rachel Ekblad, Upper School English Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students in Ms. Ekblad's Studies in Culture class studied the Lindy Hop vs. hip hop, looking at correspondences between the music, dance styles, and social role of these two art forms within their cultural contexts.
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  • Sailing at SAISA District Team Race Championship

    by Heidi Hicks ‘21
    The Shorecrest Sailing Chargers travelled to Miami to compete in the SAISA District Team Race Championship and National Qualifier. The two-day event showed a broad range of sailing conditions from no wind to a steady 12 knot seabreeze towards the end of each day. Out of the 6 teams from the South Atlantic district that attended, Shorecrest finished 5th.
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  • Varsity Softball in Regional Quarterfinals

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the Varsity Softball Chargers who fought hard in the Regional Quarterfinals this week. In the end they lost to Academy at the Lakes 9 to 3.
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts Presents  “SOMETHING ROTTEN!” [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The award-winning Shorecrest Performing Arts Thespians were back in the Janet Root Theatre for the hilarious musical “Something Rotten!” Nominated for numerous Tony Awards® including Best Musical, “Something Rotten!” was performed April 23 - May 1, 2021, at Shorecrest Preparatory School.
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  • “SOMETHING ROTTEN!” Yields Multiple Broadway Star of the Future Nominations

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Performing Arts' “Something Rotten!” was reviewed last week as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. The show, cast and creative team received high praise from the judges and multiple award nominations.
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  • Alumni join Upper School for a Virtual Career Panel

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    A special thank you to Jeremy Reiskind '13, Alex Eaton '14, Sabrina Murphy '15 and Seif El Masry '16 for taking part in our first installment of our virtual Career Mini-Series. The goal of the Career Mini-Series is to provide an opportunity for current Shorecrest students to explore the breadth of career options available to them.
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  • Observing the Copper Cycle

    by Daniel Burkett, US Science Teacher
    Honors Chemistry students applied their knowledge of acid-base reactions, precipitation reactions, and redox reactions, to observe the copper cycle. 
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  • Tennis Chargers at State Championship

    by Coach Davis
    An historic season for the Varsity Tennis Chargers ended at the State Semifinal number 1 doubles team round. The Chargers boys number 1 doubles team of Stefan Bilanovic ‘23 and Tyler Del Zoppo ‘21 represented Shorecrest at the FHSAA State Championships end of season tournament held at Sylvan Lake Park on April 26-28 in Orlando.
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  • Vote for Shannon Wright '20 in Broadway's "Next On Stage" Season 3

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shannon Wright ‘20 has been selected as one of the Top 30 in the nation for collegiate submissions in Broadway’s “Next On Stage” Season 3 competition! The winner will be determined by vote... so please vote for Shannon!
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  • Evan Hoefer '21 Named U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts Semifinalist

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Preparatory School senior Evan Hoefer '21, previously named a candidate as a 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, has been notified of his selection as a semifinalist.
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  • Celebrate the Arts Week 2021 at Shorecrest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, each spring we highlight Celebrate the Arts Week.
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  • SCA Big Event Announcement

    by Big Event Chairs Stephanie Pia and Abby Richie
    Listen in on a "SCA Zoom Call" to hear from the 2021 Big Event Committee.
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  • Shorecrest Launches Post-Graduate / Gap Year Program

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Designed for high school graduates looking to better prepare themselves for college, the Shorecrest PG Program offers students a one year, personalized, accelerated curriculum with opportunities to engage in-depth in a student’s area of interest including Medical Sciences, Global Studies, STEM, Visual/Performing Arts, and more.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Mandy Rutledge

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    One of Shorecrest's greatest assets is our Community, specifically our behind-the-scenes volunteers. We asked long time community member and SCA Board member, Mandy Rutledge, to share what it means to be a part of the Shorecrest Community.
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  • US Honors Tapping Ceremony

    by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
    The Shorecrest Preparatory School Upper School Honor Society chapters inducted their newest members at a special assembly in the Janet Root Theatre Lobby and virtually this week.
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  • Chargers Commit to College Athletics

    by Athletics Department
    On Monday, April 12, the Athletic Department celebrated three Chargers from the Class of 2021 who will be continuing their athletic careers at the next level. Congratulations to our athletes, their coaches, and their families on being recognized for their dedication.
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  • Marcus Holmes to Join Shorecrest as Director of Facilities

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest is proud to announce that Mr. Marcus Holmes will join the Shorecrest Administrative team as Director of Facilities. Marcus has extensive experience in campus operations, safety and facilities management. He comes to Shorecrest from Christian Heritage School in Dalton, Georgia, where he serves as the Director of Facilities and Campus Safety. He begins his duties at Shorecrest in May. 
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  • Shorecrest Welcomes Alvanita Hope as Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    After an extensive national search, Shorecrest is pleased to welcome Ms. Alvanita Hope as the incoming Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid. Currently the Director of Enrollment at The Friends School of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, Ms. Hope and her family will join the Shorecrest community in June.
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  • Chargers Varsity Tennis Success at Districts

    by Coach Bob Davis
    Congratulations to the Chargers Varsity Girls Tennis Team for clinching the FHSAA 1A District 10 Championship yesterday! Congratulations to the Boys Tennis team who finished Runner-Up in the 1A, District 10 Championship, behind Calvary Christian. Both teams will advance to Regional competition on Tuesday, April 20.
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  • Charger US Figure Skating Silver Medalist

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In January, Shorecrest freshman Eric Heston '24 competed in the 2021 US Figure Skating Championship Series. He placed second in the country in his age group! His results qualified him for the 2021 National Development Team.
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  • Girls Volleyball Camp with Coach Courtney Draper

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    We are very fortunate to have this summer program run by Shorecrest Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Courtney Draper, who has over 20 years of NCAA College Coaching experience. Players will be divided by age and ability with everything from a beginners court to an advanced court. The varsity level players will have positional breakouts and the middle school courts will have an all skills development approach.
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  • 2021-2022 General Calendar 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2021-2022 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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  • Service Week 2021 at Shorecrest

    by 2021 Service Week Storytelling Group
    During Service Week, ninth, tenth and twelfth grade students at Shorecrest gave back to the community in ways they couldn’t recently, reinforcing empathetic and compassionate behavior.
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  • Nike Volleyball Camps at Shorecrest

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Join the fun and competition of Nike Volleyball Camps during Summer at Shorecrest!
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  • Florida Thespian Virtual State Festival 2021 Honors Received

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Upper School Thespians received stellar results at the 2021 Florida Thespian Virtual State Festival.
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  • Track and Field Senior Night

    by Coach Brown
    The Chargers Track and Field team had some impressive performances on Senior Night, March 25.  Across the board, countless athletes performed well and represented Shorecrest phenomenally.
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  • Varsity Track and Field Meet at Private School Championship

    by Coach Brown
    Varsity Track and Field Chargers competed at Berkeley Prep on March 19. There were 3 team PRs set that day!
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  • Updated Protocols for Fully Vaccinated Staff, Faculty and Students

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    All staff, faculty and students who are fully vaccinated will NOT need to be quarantined after exposure to COVID-19 if they meet the criteria of being a close contact - unless they are exhibiting symptoms. Please send Nurse Conroy a copy of your documentation reflecting your dates of vaccination. This will be required to be deemed not a "close contact" during our contact tracing efforts.
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  • Heidi Hicks '21 Awarded National Gold Key Art Award

    by Charla Gaglio, Chair - Visual Arts Department
    This week 1,700 students received news of their recognition at the national level of the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards program. Heidi Hicks '21 won a Gold Medal for her painting, "Perception."
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  • Chargers Win National French Award, Donate Winnings

    by Sidy Ndiaye, Upper School French Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School French Cían McCarthy ‘22, Théo Simon ‘22, Johnny Elwyn ‘22 and Ben Neuhoff ‘22 won honorable mention in the AATF 2020 National French Week Media Contest. The students received $75, which they donated to students in Senegal to use towards purchasing school supplies.
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  • Chargers Earn Spaces at National History Day State Competition

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the Shorecrest Chargers who participated in this year's Pinellas History Day competition. 1st and 2nd place winners go on to compete at the state and national level. This year’s theme was Communication in History. 
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  • Celebrating Performing Arts Traditions at Shorecrest

    by Laina Bennett Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    One special tradition that has brought delight to students and their families over the past decade has been the Glow Eurovision flash mob dance—taught by Middle School’s Music & Chorus Teacher, Stephanie McCarthy.
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  • Contributing Charger: Dan Prasatthong '84

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    This week’s Contributing Charger is Dr. Dan Prasatthong '84, an alumnus, a parent of alumna Senna Prasatthong-osoth ‘19, and a long-time supporter of the visual and performing arts at Shorecrest. His dental practice, Levitt and Prasatthong, DDS, PA, is once again our annual Premiere Visual and Performing Arts Sponsor and this week’s Giving Day Sponsor.
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  • Inspired and Inspiring Faculty: Charla Gaglio, Chair of Visual Arts & Arts/Humanities Teacher

    by Laina Bennett Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    We asked Upper School faculty member Charla Gaglio to reveal a little about herself and the subjects she teaches. Mrs. Gaglio is the Chair of the Visual Arts Department at Shorecrest and teaches classes for drawing & painting, photography, humanities, AP Art History and Intro to Women’s Studies.
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  • Reimagining a Spanish Story

    by Al Irwin, US Spanish Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students in Spanish IV Honors wrote and illustrated alternative endings  for the Chicano story "Un oso y un amor (A Bear and A Love).”
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  • Summer Camps Updated

    by Shorecrest Auxiliary Programs
    Summer programs are a tradition at Shorecrest. A variety of programs are planned for students of all ages running June 7 - August 6.
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  • Contributing Chargers: The Root Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    This week’s Contributing Chargers are Dr. Allen Root, husband to former chair of the Arts and Humanities Department Janet Root H'16, and their family - Jennifer '81, Michael '85, and Jonathan. The Roots continue to support the foundation of success that Janet created during her 40 year span of volunteerism at Shorecrest.
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  • Sarah Lankford '22 State Championship Banner Reveal

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    On November 15, 2020, everyone present at the 1A State Swim and Dive Meet witnessed an incredible performance by Sarah Lankford '22! She earned 1st place in the 200 Free (1:49.21) and 3rd place in the 500 Free (4:55.36). We honored Sarah with the unveiling of a state championship banner which will be a constant reminder for all those who enter the Crisp Gym of her remarkable achievement.
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  • Chargers Sailing at SAISA South-points

    by Heidi Hicks ‘21
    On Saturday, February 20, the Shorecrest Varsity Sailing Chargers traveled to Miami for the first event in the limited SAISA South-points Series hosted by Ransom Everglades High School. The Chargers finished 1st overall out of 18 schools from Florida and the US Virgin Islands!
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  • 2015 MS Track Championships

    Faculty Spotlight on Coach Cameron

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Like many of our beloved faculty members, Coach Cameron’s impact and ability to engage, inspire and lead is a testament to his care for his students and dedication to his profession. Richie Cameron joined the Shorecrest faculty in 2011, and has had the unique opportunity to work in the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. For the last 5 years, Coach Cameron has been the Health and Fitness teacher in the Upper School, while also serving as Coach for our Track & Field team and the Strength and Performance Coach for all of our Athletic teams.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer at 2A Regional Finals

    by Coach Idinge
    2-3 Loss to Canterbury Fort Myers. Finished the 2020-2021 season with a 7-6-1 record.
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  • Big Second Inning Propels Chargers Win Over Indian Rocks Christian

    by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media
    Seven runs in the second inning led the Chargers past Indian Rocks Christian 8-1 on February 16. 
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  • Caring for Ourselves While We Care for Others [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    School Counselors Kate Fierce (grades K-8) and Courtney Ellis (grades 9-12) hosted a meaningful presentation and Q&A regarding the manifestation and effects of stress and anxiety in ourselves and children. 
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  • Two Shorecrest Seniors Earn U.S. Presidential Scholar Nominations

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Hailey Levitz '21 and Evan Hoefer '21, both graduating seniors at Shorecrest Preparatory School, have been named candidates for the 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
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  • SHORECREST SEMIFINALISTS ADVANCE IN NATIONAL MERIT COMPETITION

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Jonathan Currie '21, Hailey Levitz '21 and Leddon Zwack '21 have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All three students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition. In addition, the Shorecrest Class of 2021 includes Semifinalist Matthew Lovelace and Commended Students Summer Ford, Zachary Hahn and Sam Herlihy.
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  • Chargers Participate in Georgetown MUN Conference 2021

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    For three days last weekend, Shorecrest delegates were on campus participating virtually in NAIMUN LVIII (aka Model UN). Committees this year ranged from the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and ECOFIN, to historical committees such as the 1948 Politburo of the Soviet Union, 1960 Coca-Cola Board of Directors and the 1973 U.S. Senate. Each committee had a different online format. In addition, breakout rooms were used for lobbying and resolution merging.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer beat St. Stephens in 2A Regional Quarterfinals

    by Coach Idinge
    Shorecrest Chargers Varsity Girls Soccer beat St. Stephens 5-0 in the 2A Regional Quarterfinals. The Chargers move on to play on Friday, February 19 vs Indian Rocks Christian in the 2A Girls Soccer Regional Semi-Finals on Haskell Field at 7pm. More details here.
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  • 2021 Commencement Countdown has Begun!

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    With just 100 days left in the school year, graduation is close enough to taste! (And it’s pretty sweet... or is it bittersweet?) To honor this milestone on the calendar, the Shorecrest Alumni Association celebrated the Class of 2021 with some special treats on Landy Deck.
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  • Honors Physics: A Day at the Races

    by Delores Gende, US Science Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students in Honors Physics built energy cars with cardboard and rubber bands. Students took measurements that allowed them to calculate the speed and energy of their cars. Cars had to travel a minimum distance of 2 meters.
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  • French Club Supports School in Senegal

    by Athena Smith '22, French Club President
    Shorecrest Upper School's French Club completed a special service project. With money the club raised in past years from activities and fees, they were able to make a donation to Excellence Elementary School, a West African primary school in Louga, Senegal, which admits low income families. Chargers were able to give 60 students packs of 10 notebooks each.
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  • Heidi Hicks '21 Awarded Gold Key American Vision Award

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    At the Pinellas County Art Region’s Virtual Awards Ceremony on February 10, Heidi Hicks '21 won a Scholastic Gold Key American Vision Award and received a cash prize. Only five students earned this prestigious local award, and at least one of them will earn a national Gold Medal!
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  • Scholastic Writing Award Winners

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Playwriting Teacher
    Seven Upper School students submitted short plays they had written to the regional Scholastic Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Two Chargers were recognized by Scholastic for their impressive work.
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  • Sculpture by Krish Patel '22 Honored at NCECA

    by Casey McDonough, Upper School Art Teacher
    Krish Patel '22 had his ceramic sculpture, entitled "Blue Coral," accepted for exhibition for the 2020 National Conference on Education in Ceramic Arts, and ultimately won an Honorable Mention
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer beats Keswick Christian

    by Coach Idinge
    Chargers vs. Keswick Christian: 8-0 Win!
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  • Sophomore Strategies (Parents/Guardians Only), Feb. 9

    by Bonni Klement, Associate Director of College Counseling
    Please join the Shorecrest College Counseling Team on Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm via Webex.
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  • Key Club Supports Feeding Tampa Bay

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    Last Saturday a dozen members of Shorecrest Upper School's Key Club withstood the chilly conditions of "Florida winter" to help neighbors who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Over the course of four hours they directed traffic at Tropicana Field as volunteers of Feeding Tampa Bay and loaded cars and trucks with much needed supplies.
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  • Chargers' Artworks to appear in Pinellas County Emerging Artists Exhibition

    by Charla Gaglio, Chair - Visual Arts Department
    Congratulations to the following Upper School Chargers, and their art teachers Charla Gaglio and Casey McDonough, for having accepted student artwork that will be displayed in the 2021 Pinellas County Emerging Artists High School Virtual Exhibition from January 30 - February 7.
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  • Spotlight on Debra Geller, Ed.D. '83

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The path to success doesn’t always follow a straight line and our most recent featured Charger Alumna may be the first to agree with this statement. We recently spoke with Debra Geller, Ed.D. ‘83 about her career path to Associate Dean of Students at UCLA and the impact Shorecrest had on her life. With her unique perspective as a higher education career professional, we also asked Debra to share her advice for our soon to be college-bound seniors.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer senior night

    by Coach Idinge
    Chargers vs St. Pete Catholic: 4-3 Win.
    The four senior girls - Lilliana Baralt '21, Lauren Epstein '21, Grace Keller '21, and Georgia Ofenloch '21 - were recognized for their contributions to the Chargers Athletics soccer program.
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  • SPRING SPORTS START DATES & Coach Contacts

    by Athletics Department
    Start dates and Coaches for Spring Chargers teams.
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  • Watch Livestreamed Chargers Athletics

    by Athletics Department
    How to watch livestreamed Haskell Field and Crisp Gym Chargers Athletics home games.
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  • Determining Molecular Weight

    by Daniel Burkett, US Science Teacher
    Upper School honors chemistry students used the Dumas method to determine the molecular weight of an unknown volatile liquid.
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  • Mila's Song available on Apple Music and iTunes

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    During our distance learning days in spring 2020, Mila Salamone '22 wrote and recorded music with her dad (a former audio engineer). Her original song, "Away," is now available on Apple Music and iTunes.
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  • The ‘Why’ of Technology

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    When conducting technology-related professional learning experiences, I often start my sessions with the video “Know Your Why” by comedian Michael Jr. The lesson shared is that “when you know your ‘why’ then your ‘what’ has more impact, because you’re working towards your purpose.”
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs Calvary, Largo

    by Coach Idinge
    Chargers vs Calvary: 3-0 Win.
    Chargers vs Largo: 1-3 Loss.
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  • Service After School program for grades 9-12

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Starting on Wednesday, January 20, Mr. Duran-Medina, Shorecrest's Director of Service Learning, will be leading a service program called SAS (Service after School) for US students who want to earn service hours. 
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  • Outstanding Thespian Regional Festival Results

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Theatre/Playwriting Teacher
    On behalf of the Thespian Faculty Sponsors, Cheryl Lee & Bill Leavengood '78, congratulations to Shorecrest's Troupe 3140 on an outstanding Regional Festival performance! Shorecrest Thespian Troupe 3140 received 25 Superior ratings (the most Shorecrest has ever received) and 12 Excellent ratings from their 37 events - including Top Honors (aka Critic's Choice) for two events.
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  • US Students Honored in Scholastic Visual Arts Awards

    by Charla Y. Gaglio, Chair of Visual Arts
    The Pinellas County Art Region of the Scholastic Art Awards in the Visual Arts received 1,219 student submissions in 14 media categories which were adjudicated by six art judges in the very prestigious Scholastic national art recognition program. Click to view awards earned this year by Upper School Chargers.
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  • Visiting Moscow Virtually in Upper School

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    After learning about the early Russian Empire, ninth grade Global Studies classes are taking virtual trips to Moscow, Russia, for five days. They are using Google Earth and Google Maps to “visit” Moscow’s major historical landmarks, tourist attractions, walk around the city, find restaurants, and observe modern Russia.
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  • Tiffany Blessing, Director of College Counseling, Invited to Serve on Princeton Advisory

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest Director of College Counseling, Tiffany Blessing, has been invited to serve on Princeton University’s inaugural Princeton Counselor Advisory (PCA). PCA is an 15-member group of college access advisors and college counselors invited to work with the Princeton Office of Admission to live out the unofficial motto of Princeton: “In the nation’s service and in service of humanity.”
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day Reimagined

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    While gathering in-person for Grandparents and Special Friends Day has been a wonderful, long-standing tradition at Shorecrest, we have had to reimagine the event this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our Shorecrest community members.
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  • Brenna Dukes '21 earns Dr. MLK’s Legacy Award for dedication to service

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest senior Brenna Dukes '21 was honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Scholar Citizens Award by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. The purpose of the award is to honor high school students from throughout Pinellas County for embodying the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through their commitment to community service, volunteerism, social justice and civil rights.
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  • Global Links brings new cultures, perspectives to Classrooms

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Global Explorers Chair and Sandy Janack, Middle School Teacher
    Global Explorers Chair and Lower School Spanish Teacher Emili Jaime-Allwood, along with her colleague Laura García Trinidad in Madrid, did not want their students to entirely miss out on the cultural experiences normally garnered from hosting students and traveling abroad. They ideated a secure, online environment called Global Links on which students can connect with schools from different parts of the world, with the objective of bringing global culture studies to curriculum.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Academy of Holy Names

    by Coach Idinge
    Chargers vs. Academy of Holy Names: 1-2 Loss
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.