2022

  • A Rededication of the Root Family Fine Arts Gallery

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Head of School, Nancy Spencer, welcomed Dr. Allen Root for a personal tour of the recently renovated Root Family Fine Arts Gallery adjacent to the Janet Root Theatre. A rededication established the space as the new home of the Janet Root Award for Excellence in Visual Arts.
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  • Fifth Grade Acts Out [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    To culminate the theatre portion of the fifth grade curriculum, students performed a variety of folk tales and fairy tales.
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  • May I Bring a Friend?

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    On Thursday the Experiential School students were treated to a little puppet theater. Mrs. Thompson, Ms. Trayer, Mrs. Markunas and Mrs. Hollenbeck told a story called “May I Bring a Friend?” an adaptation of the book by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers.
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  • Movin' Right Along: A Kindergarten Recital [Photos, Video]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    On May 13, the Shorecrest Class of 2034 - also know as kindergarten - presented songs and poems they learned throughout the school year in music class, Spanish class and more
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  • Seventh Grade Music Performance [Video]

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher
    On May 12, the seventh grade Class of 2027 took to the Janet Root Theatre stage — the first Shorecrest Middle School Music Performance since their fifth grade performance on March 12, 2020.
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  • “Sweeney Todd” Yields Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” was reviewed as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical were: Sofia Ayral-Hutton ‘23 (Tobias), Marco Camuzzi ‘23 (Anthony), Cían McCarthy ‘22 (Sweeney Todd), Verity Rabin ‘23 (Mrs. Lovett), and Brooke Wright (Johanna) ‘22.
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  • Lauren Brumbelow '24 in Concert, May 6

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School Performing Arts invites the Shorecrest community to a special musical concert with singer Lauren Brumbelow '24. Enjoy an hour of original music on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 7pm in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre.
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  • First Grade Commotion in the Ocean [photos, video]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    First graders took audiences on a journey of ocean discovery in the Janet Root Theatre on Thursday and Friday. Their poems, songs and dances taught lessons about ocean friends and reminded everyone to be respectful of the seas and marine life so the beauty of the ocean will continue to amaze future generations.
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  • Chargers Win French Poster Design Contest

    by Hélène Simon, Middle School French Teacher
    Each year the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) organizes a poster design contest. Shorecrest Chargers Olivia M. '28 won first place and Gaston G. '26 won second place!
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  • NOAA Art Contest Winner - Betty L. '26

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Betty L. '26 for her winning entry in the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Annual Art Contest!
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  • “Sweeney Todd” Poster Graphic Design Project

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

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    First and second graders performed a project share for their inquiry "Baila Baila Latin America!" In this unit the Chargers studied different countries from Latin America including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, Columbia and Brazil.
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  • Celebrate the Arts Week in Lower School

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Arts education has a rich history at Shorecrest. Celebrate the Arts Week started about 30 years ago as a way to highlight the Upper School Performing Arts spring musical. It has become a time for the entire school to learn more about the arts, celebrate the artists inside each of us, share student work, and engage with artists in our community.
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  • US Performing Arts Presents "Sweeney Todd"

    by Scott Warfel, US Musical Theatre Teacher
    Intrigue and revenge will take center stage at Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Janet Root Theatre when Shorecrest Performing Arts presents the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
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  • Your Voice is Power Top Honors Awards

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Three Shorecrest Upper School students were awarded Top Honors in music, coding, and messaging in the Your Voice is Power competition presented by Amazon Future Engineer, Georgia Tech, and Yellow.
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  • Thespian Troupe 3140 State Festival Results

    by Erich Schneider, Head of Upper School
    Congratulations to Troupe 3140 on their success at the Florida State Thespian Festival. The cast of the one-act play "MASTERPIECE" performed in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, the largest theatre in the southeast.
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  • St. Petersburg’s Paul Wilson imitated Nixon in school. Now he plays him on TV.

    by Paul Guzzo, "Tampa Bay Times"
    Due to a public speaking ability learned by listening to his newsman father, Paul Wilson was chosen to read the student announcements at Shorecrest Preparatory School in the mid 1980s. But he didn’t always mimic his father John Wilson, the retired Tampa news anchor. “Sometimes I’d read the announcements like Richard Nixon,” Wilson, 54, said. “Who knew that would lead to a job?”
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  • Inspired and Inspiring Faculty: Scott Warfel, Upper School Musical Theatre

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    In this Faculty Spotlight, new Upper School Arts and Humanities Department member Scott Warfel (Musical Theatre Teacher) shares a little about himself and the subjects he teaches.
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  • Middle School Variety Show [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Middle School students and Jr. Thespians Troupe 88197 performed for family and friends at the annual Middle School Variety Show on February 17, 2022, in the Janet Root Theatre. 
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  • SMALL PART OF THE WORLD [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    The second graders have been taking a trip around the world in their study of the different continents. This week they took audiences with them in their musical program, "A Small Part of the World."
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  • Upper School Artists Awarded

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

    by Lillian Nelson, Middle School Theatre Teacher
    Shorecrest Middle School students in Forensics had a fantastic showing in their meet at Berkeley last night, and more importantly had a great time!
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  • Florida State Jr. Thespian Festival 2022 Results

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music and Thespian Director
    Shorecrest Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 enjoyed attending the in-person Florida State Jr. Thespian Festival held at the Orlando Convention Center from January 13-15, 2022. The Chargers performed pieces for adjudication throughout the final day, earning a total of 26 individual awards!
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  • Scholastic Art Awards

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