2019

  • Upper School Announcements

    by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
    Announcements and Reminders for Upper School families and students.
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  • Richard Rho Honored for Excellence in STEM Teaching

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Congratulations to Upper School Computer Sciences teacher Richard Rho, the recipient of the 2019 Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Award from The Barrett Family Foundation. The award recognizes outstanding Tampa Bay Area high school teachers who share their energy and enthusiasm for science or mathematics through creative and innovative methods thereby cultivating student interest in these two fields.
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  • Mote Scientist visits US Honors Environmental Science Class

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Mote Marine Laboratory Scientist, Dr. Phil Gravinese, spoke with Upper School students in Honors Environmental Science class last week on how environmental stressors, like ocean acidification, elevated seawater temperatures, and red tide impact the reproductive biology, development, and behavior of commercially important crustaceans (stone crabs, blue crabs, and spiny lobster).
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  • Study History and the USS Arizona first-hand

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    The National History Day program at the University of Maryland has announced an opportunity whereby 16 teacher and student groups from across the country can apply for a two week all-expenses paid study in Honolulu on World War II in the Pacific. 
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  • Shorecrest to Host Civic Saturday: Reimagining Civics, Nov 9

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    On Saturday, November 9, Shorecrest Preparatory School will host its third annual, student-led Civic Saturday event. Civic Saturday is a national series of events meant to evoke community conversations around democracy, citizenship, and civic engagement. The event will run from 11am-12:30pm in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest.
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  • AP Pysch Classical Conditioning Doggo Demo

    by Courtney Ellis '02, US AP Psychology Teacher
    Christine Bauhs of K9 Holistics visited AP Pysch students and taught them about classical and operant conditioning in dog training. 
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  • Cross Country Girls Head to State Meet

    by Coach Raab
    Congratulations to the Cross Country team for their extended post-season competitions. Both teams qualified at Districts to run at the Regional level. The girls team was District runner-up!
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  • How to Order a Yearbook

    by Casey McDonough, Upper School Art Teacher
    The Shorecrest community and activities are featured annually in our yearbook, “Crestviews.” This student-made publication is free for seniors and $50 for others to purchase.
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  • All-School Family Potluck Playdates, Nov. 16 & Dec. 7

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The International Connection Family Potluck will be Saturday, November 16, 3–6pm at North Shore Park. The Shorecrest LGBTQ+ Families and Allies Group invites all Chargers to campus for a fun filled afternoon on Saturday, December 7, 11am-2pm at Charger Commons.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Golfo Alexopoulos and Thomas Smith

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    Today’s Contributing Chargers, Golfo Alexopoulos and Thomas Smith, are the parents of Upper School students Athena ’22 and Sophia ’24. Both Golfo Alexopoulos and Thomas Smith are professors and have a passion for education. For this reason and more, they choose to support the students, teachers, and families of Shorecrest by giving to Two Funds. One Mission.
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  • Dads Night Out Schedule

    by Matt Frey, Shorecrest Parent
    Shorecrest parents Matt Frey and Patrick Lamb organize casual, low key Dad's Nights Out during the school year. This is open to fathers of Shorecrest students all grade levels. No need to RSVP, just show up and enjoy.
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  • Holiday Greenery Volunteering

    by SCA Greenery Committee
    Get in the holiday spirit a little early! Holiday Greenery bow making volunteers are needed on Wednesday, November 20, at 8:30am in the SAC. No experience necessary, we'll show you the ropes while accompanied by the scent of pine needles.
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  • GSI at TBCFR Dinner with Dr. James Zogby

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    Upper School students who participate in Shorecrest’s Global Scholars Initiative attended a lecture by Dr. James Zogby. The Tampa Bay Council on Foreign Relations remarks were titled, “Update on Yemen and the Arab Peninsula.”
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  • Student examine Antiquities at MFA

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    Last Friday, Freshmen from Mr. Heller and Ms. Udwin's Global Studies class and Mrs. Gaglio's Humanities and AP Art History classes went downtown to the Museum of Fine Arts to examine the Antiquities collection. All of the classes are learning about Ancient Greece.
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  • Varsity Golf Regional Tournament

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    Boys 361, Girls 364. Isabella Dolan '22 and Sophia D '26 posted scores of 79 and 78 to punch their ticket to states!
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  • Ending the Silence, a Night with the Experts

    by Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital
    The Shorecrest community is invited to an event designed to educate participants about mental health disorders in children and adolescents by teaching about the warning signs, facts and statistics, prevalence, and how to identify signs and symptoms in others.
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  • Shorecrest Annual Fund: $482,000 and Counting!

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Thank you so much to those families who answered the call or responded by text. You’ve brought us half-way to our overall goal of $760,000 and 100% participation!
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  • SHORECREST CHARGERS CONTINUE DISTRICT DOMINATION

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    Both the Chargers girls and boys teams were victorious this past weekend at the 1A-5 District Swimming and Diving Championship Meet. This was the Chargers' 16th consecutive District title! Their overall total was 889, a whopping 375 points more than 2nd place.
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  • Chargers Fall Athletics in Post-Season Play

    by Athletics Department
    Congratulations to the following Chargers teams that are moving up through post-season play...
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  • 6 Shorecrest Seniors Recognized by National Merit Program

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Shorecrest seniors Kanaley Cenedella, Matthew Danielson,Nolan Pollack, Aliyah Samuelson and Kyle Wadley have been named National Merit Commended Scholars. Ceci Garcia, also Shorecrest Class of 2020, was named a National Hispanic Scholar. All 6 students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for the exceptional scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)
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  • Brenna Dukes '21 Selected for Youth Leadership Pinellas

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Shorecrest junior Brenna Dukes has been selected for the Youth Leadership Pinellas (YLP) Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Founded in 1998, Youth Leadership Pinellas is a series of interactive days designed to educate high school teens on community resources and issues, develop an excellence in leadership, build teamwork skills, and foster involvement in community services. Only 40 students are selected for each YLP class. 
     
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  • Homecoming 2019

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Powderpuff cheerleading videos may be found here. Check Friday's Ebytes for photos/videos from the Pep Rally, Senior Night, Court Crowning and Preparty!
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  • The Art of College Virtual Event, November 5

    by College Counseling
    If you are a student or the parent/guardian of a student who wishes to pursue the arts in college, tune in on Tuesday, November 5 at 7pm. The College Counseling Team has partnered with the Arts Department to help you learn how to take your talent to the collegiate level.
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  • Playing the Field, Virtual College Counseling Event, November 7

    by College Counseling
    If you are a student or the parent/guardian of a student who wishes to pursue athletics in college, tune in Thursday, November 7, at 7pm. The College Counseling Team has partnered with the Athletics Department to help you learn how to take your talent to the collegiate level.
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  • Transform: A Night to Rise, Nov 15

    by Advancement Department
    Please join us on the 2nd floor of Charger Commons for A Night to Rise. The fun and festive evening celebrating our community will be Friday, November 15, at 6:30pm. 
    RSVP today at: https://www.shorecrest.org/riseRSVP
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  • Kelly Venuti on Student Anxiety [video]

    by SCA Board
    SCA guest speaker: Kelly Venuti, LMHC of Vitality Counseling, Certified Brain Health Coach. Tips on how to support an anxious child and learn when to seek help.
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  • SHORECREST SWIM & DIVE COMPLETES REGULAR SEASON

    by Coach Nardozzi
    GIRLS: Chargers 188.5 NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN 103.5
    BOYS: Chargers 207 NORTHSIDE CHRISTIAN 86
    City Championship for the boys team and a runners up for the girls. 
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  • Varsity Football Homecoming Game

    by Coach McCall, Athletic Director
    Chargers vs Ocala Christian School: 30-0
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  • Session 2 Club Information

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Session 2 clubs will run October 28 - December 13 with a makeup week December 16. Sign up is open at https://shorecrest.campbrainregistration.com/.
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  • Chargers Champs at Varsity Golf District Tournament

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    Girls District Champs, Boys 3rd Place
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  • Freshman Trip to Busch Gardens

    by Dolores Gende, US Physics Teacher
    80 Shorecrest ninth graders visited Busch Gardens for a physics field experience. The students had an opportunity to investigate how velocity, acceleration, and conservation of energy apply to roller coasters.
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  • Winter Sports Start Dates

    by Athletics Department
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  • 2019-2020 Box Tops for Education Drive

    by Kristi Aussner, Box Tops Coordinator
    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.
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  • Experiential School Pep Rally

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Cheerleaders performed some fun stunts and Sparky took a photo with each class. Now the Alpha and JK Chargers will be ready and excited for their next all-school pep rally!
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  • Fall Food Drive Going on Now

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning,
    The Shorecrest community has begun a fall Food Drive for The Kind Mouse, a local food pantry serving Pinellas County families in transition and their chronically hungry children. The drive runs until after Thanksgiving. Please donate only the items listed. 
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  • Be More Connected

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    First grade and eleventh grade buddied-up on the lawn in front of Charger Commons for storytime last week. The younger Chargers brought some of their favorite books to share with their buddies, and each took turns reading to each other. Scenes of intentional cross-divisional connections are becoming more common as the Shorecrest Buddies program grows.
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  • Why do we need to Complete Transform?

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    This year, fundraising for the Transform Campaign focuses on the necessary completion of the second floor of Charger Commons. Each phase of the ongoing construction adds excitement and possibilities. But the immediate focus to rise up and finish the second floor is worth the reminder that Transform is far from complete.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Sue Shin ‘94 and Daniel Kim

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    Over the course of the year we will be highlighting some of our Contributing Chargers, those members who have participated in Two Funds. One Mission., and sharing their stories of why they gave. Today’s Contributing Chargers, Sue Shin ‘94 and Daniel Kim, are a returning family to our community.
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  • Cross Country at City Championships

    by Coach Raab
    On October 5, the Cross Country Chargers competed in the St. Petersburg City Championships. The runners all ran well and many were able to obtain new PRs. Lili S. was City Champion for 2019!
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  • Varsity Girls Golf vs Clearwater Central Catholic

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    Chargers 179 - CCC 224
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  • Concessions Volunteers Needed for Homecoming, Oct 18

    by Debe Shenkman, Manager of Events
    Are you available to volunteer for a 2-hour shift in concessions?
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  • SAGE Scratch Cooking

    by SAGE Dining
    Have you heard SAGE’s philosophy of scratch cooking? That means the SAGE food in the Charger Commons dining rooms is prepared fresh from scratch by an on-site chef.
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  • Why Participate in the Annual Fund? [video]

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Why is participating in the Annual Fund important? Since tuition does not fully cover the school’s operational costs, the success of the Annual Fund is crucial to providing excellence in academics, arts, and athletics for students of all ages.
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  • Students Join International Movement to Combat Climate Change

    by Erin Mullins '20, Outdoor Club President
    According to the Twitter account of Greta Thunberg (the teen responsible for organizing the Fridays for Future movement) on September 20, 2019, 4 million people in 163 countries went on climate strike. Upper School students Brenna Dukes ‘21 and Erin Mullins ‘20 attended St. Petersburg’s protest and made noise on the steps of City Hall. 
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  • Key Club Collecting Books for Local Teens

    by Ron Heller, Key Club Faculty Sponsor
    The Upper School Key Club has started a book drive for Sallie House. Gently used and new books for ages 12-17 may be brought to Upper School room ST4.
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  • Learn about Girls Basketball, Oct 9

    by Coach Horne
    There will be a meeting regarding Chargers Girls Basketball for all parents/guardians of girls grades six - 12 who are interested in playing basketball on Wednesday, October 9 at 4:15pm in Charger Commons.
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  • Sailing Chargers September Update

    by Dorothy Cenedella '21
    The Chargers sailed in a fleet of 46 Lasers from the SAISA district in the 2019 SAISA Cressy Singlehanded Qualifier. Out of 25 schools in the regatta, Shorecrest was the only school to have 3 finishers in the top 10, plus the top 2 female finishes!
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  • SHORECREST SWIM & DIVE CONTINUES SUCCESSFUL SEASON

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    BOYS: Chargers 113, Seminole 70. Chargers 101, St. Pete 84
    GIRLS: Chargers 109, Seminole 74. Chargers 70, St. Pete High 116
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  • Varsity Football vs Canterbury of Ft. Myers

    by Coach McCall, Athletic Director
    23-42 Loss
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  • Varsity Golf at The Vinoy Invitational and vs SPC

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    The girls team finished in 2nd place at The Vinoy Invitational.
    SPS 178, vs. St. Petersburg Catholic 186
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  • Carolyn Sloss '85 to be honored with the 2019-2020 Shorecrest Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni
    On March 6 during an Upper School assembly, Carolyn Sloss ‘85 will receive the 2019-2020 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award. Carolyn has had an established and successful career as a communications professional. She is a Vice President with Allied Global Marketing and in 2001 opened its first office in the South where she oversees 30 employees as well as national account management and strategic planning. In addition to her successful career she has always remained civic minded. Carolyn volunteers with numerous nonprofit and service organizations and has made service a priority in her busy life.
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  • Five Student Films Selected for Festival

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Digital Film Teacher
    Five Shorecrest Upper School student films were official selections for the All American High School Film Festival. The Chargers' films will be screened at the festival in Times Square, New York City, on October 12 and 13. Over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships will be awarded.
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  • Transitioning to College: For Seniors with Accommodations , Oct 1-2

    by Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center; Ron Heller, Upper School TAA/SSD Coordinator
    The Learning Center and the Upper School TAA/SSD Coordinator, Ron Heller, have initiated a new program at Shorecrest called CAPS (College Accommodations Post Shorecrest). The goal of the program is to ensure that parents/guardians and their graduates understand the changing roles of advocacy in college. Parents are invited to learn more on October 1, 6:30pm. A meeting for seniors will be held during community time on October 2 in ST4.
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  • "The Lorax" Film Screening, Oct 1

    by Erin Mullins '20, Outdoor Club President
    Shorecrest Upper School's Outdoor Club is pleased to host a movie night in the Janet Root Theatre. A screening of “The Lorax” based on the book by Dr. Seuss will be presented on Tuesday, October 1 at 7pm. Everyone in the community of all ages is welcome to attend with their families and friends. Admission is free and there is open seating.
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  • CHARGERS SWIM & DIVE FINISH STRONG AT CLASSIC MEET

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    Leading the boys team with a first place finish in the 500 Free was Caleb Kravitz '20. The posted time of 4:26.66 was an automatic All-American qualifying time, a meet record, and a new school record. On the girls side Sarah Lankford '22 finished 2nd in the 200 Free (1:52.84) and 4th in the 500 Free (5:01.84). Both of these times were new school records, breaking her own record in the 200 and a 10-year old record in the 500.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Steve Wilcox and Thuy La

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    Over the course of the year we will be highlighting some of our Contributing Chargers, those members who have participated in Two Funds. One Mission., and sharing their stories of why they gave. Today’s Contributing Chargers, Steve Wilcox and Thuy La, are new to the community and after only a few short weeks, knew why they wanted to take part.
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  • Varsity Golf vs. Calvary Christian, St. Pete Catholic

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    Chargers 173, Calvary 187
    Chargers 186, SPC 203 
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  • Flag Football Form & Varsity Softball Meeting

    by Athletics Department
    Any Upper School girls who are interested in playing flag football in the spring, please fill out this form so coaches can gauge interest: https://forms.gle/8jvH8omaW9J6hg8eA.

    A Varsity Softball interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 8.
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  • Upcoming Chargers Alumni Athletic Events

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Thanksgiving Soccer Classic on Friday, November 29 
    2019 Alumni Basketball Game on Saturday, December 21

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  • Academy at the Lakes, Shorecrest swimmers set meet marks in Tampa Bay Classic

    by Chuck Frye, "Tampa Bay Times"
    With about a month to go before district meets, swimmers are usually well into their hard-core training regimens by now. Exhaustive practices held now followed by tapering which, if all goes well, means peak performances come states.
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  • Be a Global Reader

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    Roderick Avery Fludd, Shorecrest's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, and parent volunteer Catherine Nelke from the International Connections group have partnered to bring the world to Experiential School classrooms through a new Global Readers program.
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  • Florida 1A 500 Free State Champion Caleb Kravitz Will Stay In State, Sends Verbal to Gators

    by Chandler Brandes, Swimming World Magazine
    The University of Florida has received an in-state verbal commitment for the 2020-21 season and beyond from distance freestyler Caleb Kravitz of Saint Petersburg, Fla.
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  • National Parks and Service Adventure

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Students rising into grades 7 - 11 are invited on the adventure of a lifetime! This summer, try a National Parks and Service Adventure to the Grand Canyon and Southern Utah.
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  • Varsity Golf Chargers Weekly Update

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    Chargers 170, AFA 204
    Chargers 154, IRC 185
    Charger Girls at Mustang Invitational: 4th Place
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  • What the dickens is with Dickens?

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    To find out what the dickens is with Dickens, join US History Teacher Ron Heller's book club in session 2 of after school clubs running for 6 Wednesday afternoons from 3:45 to 4:45pm, starting October 30.
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  • CHARGERS SWIM & DIVE CONTINUE WINNING WAYS

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    BOYS:
    SHORECREST 107 OUT OF DOOR ACADEMY 76
    SHORECREST 140 CANTERBURY 28
    GIRLS:
    SHORECREST 132 OUT OF DOOR ACADEMY 44
    SHORECREST 143 CANTERBURY 13
     
    BOYS:
    SHORECREST 195 INDIAN ROCKS CHRISTIAN 30
    SHORECREST 142 CLEARWATER CATHOLIC 83
    GIRLS:
    SHORECREST 177 INDIAN ROCKS CHRISTIAN 30
    SHORECREST 127 CLEARWATER CATHOLIC 82
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  • Cross Country at Indian Rocks and Seffner Invitationals

    by Coach Raab
    Indian Rocks Invitational: girls 3rd, boys 6th
    Seffner Invitational: girls third, boys 24th
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  • Environmental Science Conversations in JK

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School honors environmental science students visited JK classes this week. They wrote and hand-illustrated books about the environment in the style of Dr. Seuss' "The Lorax." The teens read their books to the preschoolers and discussed ways to be kinder to the planet. Kindergarteners also presented what they learned about water conservation.
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  • Varsity Football vs All Saints Academy

    by Coach McCall, Athletic Director
    Chargers vs All Saints Academy: 42-7 (Loss)
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  • LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HELP STUDENTS REGISTER TO VOTE

    by Brenna Dukes '21
    To recognize National Voters Registration Day, Shorecrest Upper School was joined by the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area (LWVSPA), a nonpartisan political organization, on campus to help students pre-register/register to vote. 15 students completed the process.
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  • Summer Trip: Grecian Odyssey, Info Meeting Sept 18

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    Upper School History Teacher Mr. Heller, Upper School Band Director Mr. Updike, and Upper School Visual Arts Chair Mrs. Gaglio are pleased to announce next year's summer travel experience to Greece: June 11-22, 2020.
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  • Blood Drive, Sept. 25

    by Leddon Zwack '21
    Please consider donating blood on Wednesday, September 25.
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  • PRO THEATRE PREP ABROAD, Info Meeting Sept 26

    by Cheryl Lee, Performing Arts Chair
    Join fellow Shorecrest travelers who share a deep love for Theatre. Immerse yourself in the British cultural environment of London and Stratford-upon-Avon June 22 – July 1, 2020 (10 days). Capacity is limited to 12 Upper School students. Additional Family members are welcome – age 13 and older. Want to learn more? Please attend an information meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 7pm in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest.
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  • Do you want to play Varsity Girls Soccer?

    by Coach Neal Wolfrath
    All girls who are interested in trying out for the varsity soccer team, please sign up in the athletic office by September 20.
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  • Varsity Boys Golf and MS Golf weekly recap

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director and Coach Woody Every
    Varsity Boys Golf vs Indian Rocks Christian School: 125-156
    Varsity Boys Golf vs. Out-of-Door Academy and Cardinal Mooney: ODA 152, CM 167, SPS 204
    MS Golf - 120, Thurgood Marshall - 119, Mt. Moriah - 148
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  • Varsity Football Chargers vs Marco Island

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    Varsity Football Chargers vs Marco Island 19-0 (Win) 
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  • Hurricane Dorian Aid

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning,
    Thank you to everyone who reached out wanting to help provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning, has been monitoring the situation closely and decided to extend our support to Sol Relief. They are an organization working with volunteer pilots to get supplies to affected areas quickly and safely. You can find more information at https://solrelief.org/dorian.
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  • Shorecrest Buddies Recess Playdate

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students both large and small enjoyed a group playdate during recess on Wednesday. First grade and eleventh grade buddied-up on the Lower School playground and kindergarteners partnered with tenth graders on the kindergarten playground.
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  • CHARGERS SWIM AND DIVE KICKS OFF SEASON

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    BOYS: CHARGERS 162, BERKELEY PREP 143
    GIRLS: CHARGERS 124, BERKELEY PREP 184
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  • Cross Country Girls Win Green Devil Invitational

    by Coach Jeff Raab
    The Shorecrest Chargers Cross Country team competed in the Green Devil Invitational last Saturday, August 31. The varsity girls, lead by Isabelle S '20 (2nd), Hailey H '22 (3rd), and Lili S '25 (5th), helped the team bring home the Championship trophy! 
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  • Hosting an International Student

    by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
    New Oasis International Education is looking for nurturing and supportive host homes for international students.
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  • Varsity Girls Golf vs Northside Christian

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    Varsity Girls Golf vs Northside Christian: 189-225.
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  • Library Volunteer Training

    by Christina LeBlanc, Parent Volunteer
    Do you want to volunteer in the Charger Commons Library this year but haven't been able to attend a training session? An additional training session is scheduled for Wednesday, September 18 at 10am and Thursday, September 19 at 8:15am. Learn the layout of the new library and our new circulation program!
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  • Thespian Troupe 3140 Announces Officers

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Theatre Director
    Congratulations to the 2019-2020 International Thespian Society officers for Shorecrest Troupe 3140!
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  • Baseball Evaluations, Sept. 9-12

    by Athletics Department
    Head baseball coach, Mark Persails, will conduct baseball evaluations for boys grades 7-12 beginning September 9 and ending on September 12. Evaluations will take place on campus at Hernandez Field starting at 4pm each day.
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  • Join the Parent/Guardian SEED Group

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    As some of you may know, Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Administrative Leadership Team is entering its third year of an Administrative Team SEED group. We are excited to offer a Parent/Guardian SEED program for this year and hope you will join us.
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  • Varsity Football vs Northside Christian

    by Coach Anthony McCall
    Chargers 12 - Northside Christian 42
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  • Varsity Volleyball vs Keswick & Northside Christian

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Chargers vs Keswick: Won 3-0! 26-24, 25-10, 25-08.
    Chargers vs Northside Christian: Lost 3-2.
     
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  • SPARC and PARC perform "Beauty and the Beast"

    by Brenna Dukes '21, SPARC co-President
    On August 8, 2019, PARC clients and SPARC club members performed "Beauty and the Beast" for a standing-room-only audience at PARC.
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  • Two Funds. Twice the Impact.

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement and Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Over the course of these early months of the school year, you will hear about our Two Funds. One Mission. efforts. This is a pivotal year to sustain the Shorecrest Annual Fund and finish Transform. When we make a gift to Shorecrest, we are really just a giving to each other.
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  • Dr. McLemore Joins Google Certified Innovator Program

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Google for Education Team and Shorecrest Preparatory School would like to celebrate Dr. Caitlin McLemore, Shorecrest’s Middle and Upper School Librarian and Technology Specialist. Caitlin was recently accepted into the Google for Education Certified Innovator program through a highly competitive process.
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  • First Varsity Golf Girls Team Wins Match

    by Matt Thompson, Associate Athletic Director
    Boys vs St. Stephen's/Indian Rocks: SSES 173, SPS 199, IRCS 246
    Girls vs St. Stephen's: SPS 173 SSES 218
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  • Sailing Team Informational Meeting, Aug. 28

    by Athletics Department
    Do you want to know more about the award-winning Chargers Sailing Program?
    Join Kelli Kerns in the Janet Root Theatre on Wednesday, August 28, at 6pm for an informational meeting for interested students in grades 8-12.
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  • Touch of SAGE App

    by SAGE Dining Services
    The Touch of SAGE mobile app lets you connect with SAGE 24/7. View menus, favorite and recommend menu items, create a custom allergen profile, plan meals, view events, rate menus and more! SAGE uses this information to build menus the community will enjoy.
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  • Welcome new Faculty/Staff 2019-2020!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is excited to announce changes and new additions to our faculty and staff for the 2019-20 school year.
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  • Spotlight on Mitch Marois '10

    by Lily Schneider '19 and Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Mitch Marois '10, the Outstanding Senior in his class, will return to speak to the Class of 2020 at their Commencement this May. As he prepares for his return he shares some advice beforehand: “At the end of the day, being a good person and a good friend matters more than any test scores or acceptance letters you get. Give 100% of yourself not only to your work, but also to your relationships.” We caught up with Mitch this summer for an alumni spotlight.
     
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  • About the Shorecrest Community Association

    by SCA Board
    An introduction to SCA and the 2019-2020 Board.
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  • Jack and Jill and Shorecrest Partner for 3rd Annual College Fair, Sept 15

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    The Tampa Bay Area's only HBCU College Fair has expanded into a three-day event series from September 12-15 themed HBCU College Fair Reunion Weekend. The weekend culminates with the third annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair from 1-4pm on Sunday, September 15, at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg.
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  • Updates from Chargers Athletics

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    New developments from the Shorecrest Athletic Department including the introduction of the TeamSnap app for families of athletes and the redesign of the Booster Club into the Athletic Council.
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  • Website Calendar Tips and Tricks

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
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  • Welcome New Baseball Coach, 8th grade boys Meeting

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    Mark Anthony Persails joins Shorecrest as the new Varsity Baseball Head Coach.
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  • Parking on Campus

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    As our school grows, we understand parking spaces are at a premium. New visitor spots have been added along the median in front of Charger Commons. When there is an event on campus and a large group is expected, the softball field (the grass across the street from Charger Commons) is used as an event parking lot.
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  • What do those dots on our menu mean?

    by SAGE Dining Services
    The dots the colors of traffic lights that appear on SAGE menus are part of SAGE's nutrition education program called Spotlight. It helps educate students about which foods are the most nutrient dense. 
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  • Supply Lists, Reading Lists

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Back to school supply lists and reading lists.
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  • A Life-Changing Connection between Shorecrest and HOBY

    by Lily Schneider '19, Advancement Intern
    Shorecrest students are always striving to “Be More,” and some alums have done just that by making strong connections outside of Shorecrest. These connections have improved their leadership, service, and innovation skills. Since 1988, Shorecrest has sent 2-4 rising juniors to Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY).
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  • Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year

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

    Nancy Spencer Named Shorecrest Head of School effective July 1, 2020

    by Stacy Alexander, Director Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Shorecrest Preparatory School Board of Trustees has appointed Nancy L. Spencer as its Head of School effective July 1, 2020. Spencer will serve as the school’s 7th Head since the school was founded in 1923.
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  • Textbook Returns and Book Sales

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    How to return rented books or sell books back online.
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  • School News: Going into the Operating Room

    by Lisa Peck, Upper School Science Teacher
    When Lisa Peck, Upper School science faculty at Shorecrest Preparatory School (FL), had abdominal surgery a few years ago, she didn’t know it would transform what and how she taught.

    The day after surgery, Peck’s doctor saw her correcting anatomy tests in her hospital room. “He said he wished he would have known I taught anatomy because he would have videotaped my surgery,” Peck says. “He asked me if I thought my students would like to go into the operating room (OR) and observe him performing surgeries.”
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  • Shorecrest Shines at Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Senna Prasatthong-osoth ‘19 to represent Florida at The Jimmy Awards in NYC, summer 2019.
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  • Summer Library Book Checkout Available

    by Caitlin McLemore, MS/US Media Specialist
    Summer book checkout will be available in the MS/US library for grades 5-12. Hours are Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm.
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  • Baccalaureate of the Class of 2019

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Seventy-two seniors, their families and friends gathered in the Janet Root Theatre for Baccalaureate on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Eight students spoke, reflecting on their Shorecrest experiences.
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  • Commencement 2019

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Shorecrest Preparatory School held its Commencement Ceremony for the 72-member Class of 2019.
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  • Wonder Soul Sessions at The Wonder Studio

    by Shannon Lipan, Wonder Studio Founder
    Meditation and Expressive Arts Class for 10 years old and up, including parents/guardians/grandparents.
    Fridays 4:30 - 5:45pm, 6 week summer session
    $50/child/adult per class or $300 for the 6 week session.
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  • Key Club Finishes Year at Ronald McDonald House

    by Ron Heller, Club Advisor
    Along with helping children and families at Ronald McDonald House, the kids have been able to tap into their cooking talents and provide lunches that have ranged from Greek, Chinese, French to homemade soups. The club members have collectively earned over 200 community service hours for their tasty efforts!
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  • Scholastic National Silver Keys for Angel Cherman '19

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Angel Cherman '19 wins two silver National Medals for drawing and painting.
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  • Seniors Honored at SAR

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    As if a stupendous graduation were not enough, Will Hess '19 and Thomas McMullen '19 both were honored by the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution last weekend
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  • Shorecrest students receive hands-on experience with Intuitive’s da Vinci Robotic Assisted Surgical System

    by Stacy Alexander Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest students had the great opportunity to explore and experience the da Vinci mobile system, part of Intuitive Surgical’s Intelligent Surgery Platform with hands-on robotic sessions and instruction by surgeons on May 10 and 11 in Charger Commons. The program is a partnership between Shorecrest’s Center for Medical Sciences and Intuitive Surgical, makers of the da Vinci System and supports the school’s STEAM curricula and innovation-focused mission.
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  • Chargers Sign to play College Athletics

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    In May, three seniors celebrated their collegiate athletic commitments. Renice Dacres ‘19, State Champion in the Triple Jump, will be playing basketball for Barry University in Miami, FL. Karlie Kongsiri ‘19, the Class of 2019 Salutatorian, will sail for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and RJ Ayers ‘19, Captain of the Shorecrest football team and State Runner-Up in the Shot Put, will play football at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. These 3 students join the 5 previously announced in continuing their athletic careers at the next level.
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  • Shorecrest Senior heads to United States Naval Academy

    by Stacy Alexander Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Reagan Quilty ‘19 was accepted to the Naval Academy Preparatory School in advance of her appointment to the United States Naval Academy. U.S. Naval Academy representative and Shorecrest alumni parent Steve Coppins recognized Reagan during a recent Upper School assembly. The Naval Academy is a family affair - with Reagan’s parents, Christopher and Karen, and brother Zachary all having attended the prestigious service academy.
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  • US Inventor and Inventions Projects

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    Students in Mr. Heller's Honors History class were asked to select an inventor and an invention from the 19th or 20th Centuries and recreate the invention utilizing a 3D printer. Each student answered the question: "In what way has the invention been improved upon today?" This was supplemented with a research paper in which they looked at the obstacles that each inventor faced and the successes that were ultimately achieved.
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  • SCA: Wrapping up the 2018-2019 school year

    by SCA Board
    This summer a SCA volunteer calendar will be sent home to all families listing event dates and opportunities. Please contact Samantha Nevins at volunteer@shorecrest.org for help in finding the right volunteer position for your interests, talents and schedule.
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  • Amazing Results for Track and Field Chargers at State Meet

    by Coach Cameron
    After a long, successful season the Varsity Track and Field Chargers ended with some great performances at the State meet in Jacksonville, FL, including Renice Dacres ‘19: State Champion / first place in Triple Jump and State Runner-up /second place in Long Jump; RJ Ayers ‘19: State Runner-up / 2nd place in Shot Put.


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  • Dr. Baralt awarded 2019 Elizabeth Samuelson Community Spirit Award

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The Elizabeth Samuelson Community Spirit Award was initiated in 2018 in honor of Elizabeth Samuelson, who during her time as a parent and Trustee at Shorecrest engaged in every possible volunteer activity, modeled inclusivity and was a magnet for attracting others to be involved in the Shorecrest Community. The award acknowledges the importance of community building and the positive energy and impact an individual can bring to a school. The recipient for 2019 is a unanimous choice by the four School Heads and Headmaster. She has supported students, teachers and families on every inch of our campus and beyond.
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  • Performing Arts Awards

    by Cheryl Lee, Chair Performing Arts
    After a final performing arts showcase for the year, the casual and cozy annual Coffee House, Shorecrest thespians and their parents were treated to an awards banquet in the lobby of the Janet Root Theatre. 
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  • Shorecrest's "Cinderella" wins Broadway Star of the Future Outstanding Musical

    by Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair Arts & Humanities Department
    Congratulations to the "Cinderella" Cast & Creative Team for being named the 2019 Broadway Star of the Future Outstanding Musical. Broadway Star of the Future Awards are Regional awards affiliated with the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) or the Jimmy™ Awards. The Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor is awarded annually to two grand prize winners selected from a group of student performers representing participating professional theatres nationwide.
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  • Upper School at Florida History Day Fair

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    After taking first place in the county History Fair back in March, the team of Jonathan C. Zach C. Greg G. Zach H. and Noah S. took their documentary, "From Munich to the World's Fair: Failure of Appeasement, Triumph of Technology," to Tallahassee where the competition was acute.
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  • Volunteers Make the Difference

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Shorecrest Community Association hosted an appreciation breakfast to thank all school volunteers for what they did to make the 2018-2019 school year so special. Grandparent Council Chair Donna Gaffney introduced the day’s guest speaker, International and New York Times Bestselling author and Shorecrest parent Ashley Rhodes-Courter and her topic "The importance of volunteerism and giving back." The incoming SCA Board for the 2019-2020 school year was voted on and announced. The volunteer breakfast is also when the annual recipient of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award is announced each year. Last year’s winner, Corrie Stover ‘90, was there to present the 2018-19 award. Congratulations Anne Dowling and Heather O’Neill as this year’s Janet Root Volunteers of the Year! 
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  • Families of Children with Learning Differences, May 22

    by Miriam Pardoll, TLC Coordinator for ES and LS
    Parents/Guardians of Children with Learning Differences
    First Meeting: May 22, 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Student Activity Center
    Speaker: Dr. Chrissy Stabler, licensed Psychologist
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  • Spanish Club Collecting Used Textbooks

    by US Spanish Club
    If you have gently used* textbooks you won’t need anymore, please consider donating them to the Spanish Club in the Upper School. They can be on any subject, in any language or for any grade level. The club earns money selling used textbooks in an Amazon store to raise funds for the children at Los Mina, Dominican Republic.
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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 Class of 2019, as well as younger Chargers, faculty and staff, wore their college T-shirts to campus to celebrate another great year of college placement success. View College Decision Day photos on the Shorecrest Facebook page.
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  • Caleb Kravitz ‘20 Wins Grand Prize in National Video Contest

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    During an Upper School assembly on Monday, Caleb Kravitz ‘20 discovered he is the Grand Prize Winner of Toyota’s TeenDrive365 Video Challenge! Along with the $15,000 in prize money, Caleb will have the chance to work with a Discovery Education film crew to reshoot his winning video as a TV-ready PSA.
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  • John Carroll's Jacob Hoeffner wins gold in shot put at Class A state track meet

    by Jon Santucci, Treasure Coast Newspapers
    Hoeffner and Ayers were the only throwers in Class 1A Track & Field Florida State Meet to pass the 15-meter mark.
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  • Shorecrest International Day 2019 (photos)

    by Paula Cooper, International Connection Committee
    The month of May started with a new event on the Shorecrest calendar – our first campus-wide International Day. Spearheaded by our Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Roderick Avery Fludd, and organised by parent volunteers from Shorecrest's International Connection Committee, the event brought together students, faculty/staff, parents/guardians, alumni and performers from around the world. Chargers of all ages were invited to attend, gaining an insight into customs, pastimes, sports, landmarks, language, calligraphy, traditional dress, food, beverages and more from 34 different countries represented by the Shorecrest community
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  • Meet Felicia Mendenhall, new Registrar

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Felicia Mendenhall is the new Registrar at Shorecrest. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in Finance, and later an M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Felicia taught Spanish for two years, middle school math for 10 years and technology for five years while in her role as Technology Integrator.
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  • View film "Free Solo," May 7

    by Erin Mullins '20
    You are invited to join the Upper School Outdoor Club for a free viewing of the Oscar-winning National Geographic Documentary Film, “Free Solo,” about a rock climber who accomplished one of the most dangerous athletic endeavors. The film will be screened in the Janet Root Theatre on Tuesday, May 7, at 6:30pm. There will be free appetizers from EVOS and Outdoor Club T-shirts for sale.
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  • A Community Endeavor: The Heart and Hearth of the Transform Campaign

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    When do communities come together? What inspires a group of connected individuals or families to quietly gather and offer their service, time and talents? Isn’t it easier to just go it alone?

    Short term - it is true that we all have busy lives and personal goals, but the long term interdependency of a thriving school community was founded on our common and collective decision to raise, educate and care for our children together.
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  • Cheerleading Tryout Information

    by Athletics Department
    VARSITY CHEER TRYOUTS: May 7, 8, 9, 10.
    MS CHEER TRYOUTS: MAY 7, 8, 9, 10.
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  • Spring Football - MS Date Change

    by Coach McCall
    The start date for the Middle School Football team is now May 6 (was previously listed as April 22/29).
    The start date for Varsity Football has not changed – be ready for your May 6 start date with Coach McCall!
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  • UPPER SCHOOL 2019 AWARDS CEREMONY, Valedictorian Announced

    by Debe Shenkman, Manager of Events
    Shorecrest Upper School hosted the 2019 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25, in the Janet Root Theatre. This was a special time to honor many different achievements including the College Book Awards, Departmental Awards, Cum Laude Society Inductees, Citizenship Awards, Scholarship Awards, Service Awards, and Athletic Awards. In addition, the Valedictorian and Salutatorian were named.
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  • Don’t Recline Behind the Wheel: High School Student from St. Petersburg, Fla. Wins National PSA Video Challenge

    by Discovery Education
    To encourage positive driving habits for young drivers, Shorecrest Preparatory School junior, Caleb Kravitz developed a creative PSA to inspire his peers to practice safe driving skills. His video, titled Don’t Recline Behind the Wheel, is the winner of the Toyota TeenDrive365 Video Challenge, a national peer-to-peer driver safety public service announcement competition. More than a thousand videos were submitted in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge by teens educating students on the risky behavior of distracted driving.
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  • Charger Hall of Fame and Student-Athlete Awards

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Thursday, April 25, the Shorecrest Alumni Association and the Shorecrest Athletic Department co-hosted the Charger Hall of Fame awards. Alumni, current students, parents and friends mingled during a reception before heading into the Janet Root Theatre for the awards ceremony. Two alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame and the winners of the Fran Risser Outstanding Female Athlete and Coach Hayford Outstanding Male Athlete Award were announced.
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  • Shorecrest's "Cinderella" nominated for Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair Arts & Humanities Department
    Congratulations to the Cinderella Cast & Creative Team, which has received seven nominations for the 2018-2019 Broadway Star of the Future Awards. Broadway Star of the Future Awards are Regional awards affiliated with the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) or the Jimmy™ Awards. The Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor is awarded annually to two grand prize winners selected from a group of student performers representing participating professional theatres nationwide.
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  • Chargers Varsity Softball, Week of April 22

    by Coach Galinski
    Chargers 13, Lakeside Christian 0
    Chargers 10, Keswick Christian 0
     
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  • Varsity Chargers Baseball April 16-23

    by Joanna Duff, Athletics Office
    Latest scores and updates from the Varsity Baseball team.
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  • Fall Volleyball Meeting, May 1

    by Athletics Department
    There will be a volleyball meeting for all girls grades 5-11 interested in trying out for the MS, JV and Varsity teams for next year. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 1 in the Athletic Center.
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  • Tennis falls to Community School of Naples in Regionals

    by Coach Davis
    The Chargers boys tennis team fell, 2-4,  to the Community School of Naples on Tuesday at the Regional Semi-Final match in Naples. The Chargers' wins came from boys Number 1 Matthew Danielson '20 and the Number 5 ranked player, Georgi R. '25.
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  • Spring Cleaning for Pine Ridge

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    The Plains States have been pummeled by consecutive "snowmageddons" and this has particularly affected our Lakota-Ogala friends on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, where one of our Upper School Service Week trips volunteers. As you start or continue your annual spring cleaning, please consider having your child bring any gently used clothing (particularly cold weather items) to ST4. This clothing drive will run until the school year is over.
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  • An Update from the Head of School Search Committee

    by Elizabeth Samuelson and Beth Vivio, Search Committee
    The Head of School Search is moving along incredibly well, and we are excited by the diversity, caliber and enthusiasm of our candidates. We hope to invite the finalists for the Head of School onto campus for the community to meet in early to mid May. Thank you for your support and patience through this process. We are eager to have community input when our finalists visit.
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  • Shorecrest Annual Fund Colors Their World

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    April is often a month of reflection for our students and their families. As the school year draws to a close, we look back and remember where we started and revel in the realization of how far we’ve come. However, we also acknowledge the time that still remains as an opportunity for continued growth during these last few weeks. In the same way, one can look at the Shorecrest Annual Fund and celebrate just how far we’ve come. As a community, we have raised over $700,000 that will go towards the betterment of our campus, classrooms, extra-curricular programs, and teachers all in an effort to enhance the experience and opportunities of our students.
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  • Caleb Kravitz ‘20 Announced as Finalist in National “Teendrive365” PSA Challenge

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Driving while distracted can make it difficult to react during a potential crash, especially for teen drivers. More than 1200 videos created by teens to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior were submitted in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge by Toyota and Discovery Education. Among the 10 finalists is Caleb Kravitz '20! Caleb’s video "Don't Recline Behind the Wheel" and the other ten finalist videos can be viewed at teendrive365inschool.com/vote. The public can vote for their favorite video once per day through April 23. The People’s Choice winner will receive $5,000 - so please vote for Caleb every day!
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  • Celebrate the Arts Week Recap (Photos and Videos)

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, we open the campus to the community each spring during Celebrate the Arts Week.
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  • Chargers Tennis Districts: Boys Runner Up

    by Coach Bob Davis
    The Shorecrest Chargers Boys Tennis team was electric at the District championships as they gained a berth in the Regional competition, the final road to the State championships! The boys and girls teams have much to be proud of for their performance at Districts. While the girls fell short of getting a team berth, they advanced farther than the team has in recent memory, with both girls doubles teams and four out of five singles players advancing to the semi-final rounds. While the doubles teams lost in the semi finals, Shorecrest emerged with a win at the number 5 singles flight with Keira H. '24 beating her Saint Stephens opponent in a hard fought third set tie break.   
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  • Cleaning Wanda the Watergoat

    by Erin Mullins '20
    On Saturday, April 6, the Shorecrest Upper School Outdoor Club ventured out to Coffee Pot Blvd to clean up Wanda, the watergoat debris boom. Wanda is responsible for capturing the debris from the fresh water and keeping it from entering the Bay. The Outdoor Club members - along with several Middle School students - worked alongside Keep Pinellas Beautiful and the Coffee Pot Watershed Alliance.
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  • Dr. Hank Hine: Art and Water

    by Walker Willis '19
    Dr. Hank Hine, the Director of the Salvador Dali Museum, addressed Upper School students this month in a Willis Leadership Lecture. The series this year was on the topic of water, and Hine connected art and water. 
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  • Relay For Life of Shorecrest 2019 Recap

    by Stacy Alexander and Raffi Darrow, Communications
    Now in its 14th year at Shorecrest, Relay For Life continues to make a lasting impact in the fight against cancer. This student-led initiative raises money for the American Cancer Society through a variety of activities including spirit night events at local restaurants, the Links Project in Lower School, team fundraisers and sponsorships.
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  • Spectacular Spring Music Concert (video, photos)

    by Ethan Updike, Director of Bands
    The Spring Music Concert was held on April 17, 2019, at 1pm for students and 7pm for families and friends in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest. Performers included Chargers from grades 4-12.
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  • Taylor Emerson '19 Wins Local Scholarship Essay Contest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Taylor Emerson '19 of Shorecrest Preparatory School for her winning submission to the Annual St. Petersburg Personal Injury Attorneys McQuaid & Douglas $1,000 Pinellas County High School Scholarship! Her essay answered the question: How Could Pinellas County Reduce the Number of Auto Accidents per Year?
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  • Track and Field District Meet Results

    by Coach Richie Cameron
    Shorecrest track and field Chargers went down to St. Stephens in Bradenton for the District meet last Thursday, April 11. The girls team won the 1A district 7 title with a strong showing! The boys team also placed well, finishing 3rd overall out of 11 teams.
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  • Upper School Art Awards

    by Stacy Alexander and Raffi Darrow
    Award winning Upper School student artwork on campus.
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  • Varsity Chargers Softball April 9-16

    by Coach Alexis Galinski '11
    Chargers 11, Indian Rocks Christian 10
    Chargers 4, Northside Christian 0
    Chargers 9, St. Pete Catholic 2
    Chargers 0, Keswick Christian 13
    Chargers 1, Admiral Farragut 5
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  • Chargers Baseball Victory Over St. Pete Catholic

    by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media
    Varsity Baseball Chargers Clinch Lead In Fifth Inning For Victory Over St. Pete Catholic: 14-7.
    Varsity Baseball Chargers Fall To IRC After Sixth Inning Score: 7-8.
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  • Varsity Baseball, April 4-11

    by Athletics Department
    Chargers 5, Northside Christian 8
    Chargers 3, St. Pete Catholic 6
    Chargers 11, Academy at the Lakes 3
    Chargers 17, Lakeside Christian 0
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts presents “Cinderella” (photos)

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Over the past year the Shorecrest campus has undergone a transformation. The completion and opening of the first floor of Charger Commons, the new 60,000 square foot facility made possible by the Transform Campaign, marks a major milestone in that transformation. To connect this new chapter of Shorecrest history to the time-honored tradition of "Celebrate the Arts" week, Shorecrest Performing Arts is proud to present the spring musical "Cinderella."
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  • Summer Art Programs for Teens & Adults

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Beloved Upper School art teacher and Co-Chair of the Arts & Humanities Department, Charla Gaglio, is opening up her summer programs to Charger parents! Learn more about the two programs: Observational Drawing and Painting
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  • You're Invited to be a Host Family

    by Shorecrest Admissions
    Shorecrest has partnered with New Oasis International Education to help recruit and house international students at Shorecrest. New Oasis homestay is not about renting a room in an American house, it's about joining an American family. By saying "yes" to the experience, we can foster a global understanding.
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  • Oldie Goldie Book Sale Collection

    by SCA
    It's time for some spring cleaning! Help SCA give loved and gently-used children’s books new homes. SCA will start collecting used books on Monday for the annual Oldie Goldie book sale. Collection boxes will be in the hallways of Lower School and in the Middle School breezeway. Used books will be sold to ES and LS students for rock-bottom prices so they can find new literary favorites on the cheap. Proceeds benefit the Shorecrest library.
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  • Seniors Earn Rotary Club Outstanding Youth Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    With Grandparents & Special Friends Day and St. Pete STEAMfest in our rearview mirrors, we can reflect on the success both of these programs have in bringing our ever-growing community together. Our Grandparents and Special Friends, along with families outside of the Shorecrest community had the unique opportunity to experience the inclusive, innovative and transformational education available to our students firsthand. Project- and inquiry-based learning, hands-on activities centered on technology, and a commitment to social responsibility are all hallmarks of a Shorecrest education. These each share something vital in common: they are all supported by The Shorecrest Annual Fund.
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  • 35th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to announce it has received an anonymous $2 million gift to the Transform Campaign. The gift is the single largest in the school's 95+ year history and brings the total raised for Transform to more than $9 million.
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