2020

  • Fifth Grade Self Portraits

    by Cindy Williams, MS Art Teacher
    Fifth grade students used watercolors and their iPads to create self portraits.
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  • Emotion in Music

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music and Thespian Director
    Sixth graders listened to music and used their imaginations to capture a visual image inspired by a song based on associations with color, pattern, emotion, location, or action.
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  • Creating Greek Masks

    by Lillian Nelson, Middle School Public Speaking, Theatre and Debate
    Seventh graders created Greek masks this week as part of their unit on theatre history in Ms. Nelson's theatre class. 
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  • Chargers Winning Films to be Screened

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Shorecrest filmmakers Julia Marquis '21 and Mila Salamone '22!
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  • Awards and Scholarships for Chargers At Broadway Star of the Future Awards

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

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

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Middle School students had guest artists visiting via Zoom in April for Celebrate the Arts. Local writer and Shorecrest parent Maria Mora met with eighth graders for a special writing session she called "Flash Writing," Ms. Mora would show a photo on screen for about a minute, and have students free write what came to mind when they saw the image.
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  • St. Petersburg Arts Alliance announces 2020 Grant Awardees

    by The St. Petersburg Arts Alliance
    William Leavengood '78 and composer Constantine Grame, will present GASPARILLA: THE MUSICAL in a workshop in the form of a reading/singing of the musical in the Palladium’s Hough Hall with help from a grant from St. Petersburg Arts Alliance and the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
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  • Celebrate the Arts 2020

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, we learn from the surrounding community each spring during Celebrate the Arts Week.
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  • Being Creative, Building Connections

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Like many of us, sixth grader Lottie B has had more time than usual to devote to hobbies while home in quarantine. Combining her love of art and her passion for helping others, Lottie launched HelpinghArt, a program that creates and sells original student art to support Feeding Tampa Bay
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  • Final Fun Days in Lower School

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    The final week of Shorecrest Lower School was filled with fun, themed days: Design Thinking Day for fourth grade, Celebrate the Arts, Chargers Olympics and Feria LatinX!
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  • Upper School 2020 Awards Ceremony, Valedictorian Named

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

    by William Leavengood '78, Theatre, Playwriting and Film Instructor
    Congratulations to Aivey Wiggins '23, who won an Upper School Outstanding Playwright award this week, and Mila Salamone '22 who was named Outstanding Filmmaker.
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  • UPPER SCHOOL HONORS STUDENTS TAPPED

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Friday, May 1, the Shorecrest Preparatory School Upper School Honor Society chapters inducted their newest members by tapping them via email.
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  • Celebrate the Arts: Light Painting

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Visual artist and Shorecrest parent Gina White met with eighth graders last week to teach a photography technique called Light Painting. If one takes a photo in a dark scene with little light, they can add their own light with a flashlight and use it to “paint” strips of bright light on the dark background. Students used the Slow Shutter Cam app on iPad devices and a flashlight to practice light painting.
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  • Celebrate the Arts: You’ve Got the Beat

    by Ethan Updike, Band Director
    Shorecrest Band Director Ethan Updike was a guest artist in sixth grade for Celebrate the Arts. He led a virtual lesson focused on rhythm in music with students drumming on pots and pans.
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  • Theatre Class Gets Behind Masks

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

    by Cindy Williams, Middle School Art Teacher
    Middle School Chargers made chalk art at home with the theme: Earth Day 2020.
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  • Celebrate the Arts: Drawing Emojis

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Illustrator Jon Hoefer had students create their own emojis during his Celebrate the Arts teach-in. He talked to them about different levels of emotions, such as drawing fear vs. horror vs. panic, and how to represent different levels of emotions in simple drawings like emojis. Hoefer demonstrated drawings of furrowed eyebrows, dilated pupils, cheeks spreading with broad smiles and more.
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  • Eighth Grade Propaganda Posters

    by Steve Dionne, Eighth Grade History Teacher
    Following the study of World War I in American Experience/history class, eighth graders were asked to create a modern day propaganda poster, inspired by examples from American history. The Chargers' posters were meant to be about an issue that concerns them today. 
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  • Nature Self Portraits

    by Brenda Rosas, Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    In Junior Kindergarten, the children create self-portraits every month. This week, students in Ms. Rosas' and Mrs. Trayer’s class created self-portraits using natural items.
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  • Fifth Grade Music Performance

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music
    The fifth grade Class of 2027 Music Performance was held in the Janet Root Theatre on March 12. The performance kicked off with a song entitled "Applause" by American composer Charles Strouse and was followed by another of Strouse's most memorable tunes "Tomorrow" from his hit musical "Annie." 
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  • Junior Wins Environmental Video Contest

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

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher
    Shorecrest Middle School students had a good time at their last Forensics Meet of the year.
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  • Chargers Art to be Exhibited

    by Charla Gaglio, US Visual Arts Chair
    Congratulations to Dorothy Cenedella ‘21, Heidi Hicks ‘21 and Anna Mesimer ‘20 for having their work chosen for exhibition in this year's Mainsail Art Festival! These talented, hard working Chargers are very deserving of this recognition.
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  • Shorecrest Thespians Nominated for Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The cast of Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts performance of "The Crucible" was honored with nominees, including: Eric Jacobson ‘21 (John Proctor), Best Outstanding Actor in a Play; Shannon Wright ‘20 (Abigail Williams), Best Outstanding Actress in a Play; and Evan Hoefer ‘21 (Reverend John Hale), Best Outstanding Supporting Performer in a Play.
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  • MS Variety Show [video, photos]

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music Teacher
    Bravo to the 32 Middle School students who wowed the audience with their talents in the 13th Annual Middle School Variety Show performance on the evening of February 13, 2020. Organized by Middle School Music Teacher Mrs. McCarthy, the show is managed and run every year entirely by Jr. Thespians.
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  • Student art to be exhibited at NCECA

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

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

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Jr. Thespian Director
    Approximately 4500 students attended the Florida State Jr. Thespian Festival at the Orlando Convention Center. Troupe 88197 brought home a total of 19 medals for 13 students from 9 acts! AND eighth grader Sofi R won Honorable Mention (2nd place) for her solo. But really the best part was every student truly did their best work and made Shorecrest proud!
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts Presents "The Crucible", Feb. 8

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts students present "The Crucible," a masterful and intense American drama by Arthur Miller on Saturday, February 8, at 6pm. A community conversation entitled “Non-traditional Casting when Race is a Consideration to the Play’s Development” will be held in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre from 3-5pm.
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  • JK Students Study Collage art at Morean Art Center

    by Jill Gallego and Brenda Rosas, JK Teachers
    On Thursday, Jr. Kindergarten students in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay shared a field experience at the Morean Art Center in downtown St. Petersburg. There they met Shorecrest alumna and artist, Beth Reynolds ‘84. She shared one of her own passions, portrait photography, along with the collage-style art of Chinese-American artist Kirk Ke Wang.
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  • Flights of Fancy, a Solo Art Exhibition

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    St. Pete First Art Collective will host "Flights of Fancy," a solo art exhibition by Charla Y. Gaglio. The opening reception will be at ArtWalk on Saturday, February 8, 5-8pm.
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  • MS Forensics has Great Results

    by Lillian Booker Nelson, MS Public Speaking, Theatre and Debate
    Middle School students achieved top results in Forensics competition. 29 Shorecrest Middle Schoolers participated in the event at Berkeley Prep on Wednesday, February 5.
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  • Third Grade: Be the Change [Video, photos]

    by Marilyn Hayes Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    This year's third grade show, "Be the Change," was created by Ms. Marilyn and the third grade teaching team. The students have been learning about activists and change makers in the classroom, and shared a thought-provoking performance with the Shorecrest community right on the heels of leading a moving Children's March for Social Justice on campus.
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  • Scholastic Arts Awards

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