2021

  • How to Join Middle School Band

    by Ethan Updike, Band Director
    If your child is interested in being part of the fifth grade band, please register via CampBrain.
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  • Student Musicians find Inspiration, Performance Opportunities Inside and Outside of School 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    The Shorecrest experience gives students the opportunity to pursue their interests both formally and informally. For student musicians, that could mean creating an independent study like Wade LeCain ‘22 did, or sharing an original song during advisory like Mila Salamone ‘22.
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  • Cían McCarthy ‘22 Performs, Awarded Scholarship at Broadway Star of the Future Awards

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

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School Art Teacher Casey McDonough will have his art featured this summer in the exhibit Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration, June 14 – September 1, 2021, at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
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  • Auditions for MS Musical "Annie Jr."

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher and Thespian Director
    Shorecrest sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited to audition for this year's Middle School Musical: "Annie Jr."
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  • Upper School Musical Theatre Awards

    by Cheryl Lee, Director of Performing Arts
    The theatre department recently celebrated the accomplishments of Upper School performing artists.
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  • UPPER SCHOOL 2021 AWARDS CEREMONY, VALEDICTORIAN ANNOUNCED

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School students, families, faculty and staff gathered to honor academic achievements and beyond on the Charger Commons Greenspace on May 21, 2021. Congratulations to all of our students for a very successful school year under extraordinary conditions!
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  • Middle School Rock Band Showcase, May 27

    by Ethan Updike, Band Director
    Members of the Middle School Rock Bands will have a showcase on Thursday, May 27 in the Janet Root Theatre at 7pm. Over the last two months they recorded the music that they've learned in the school's project recording studio and will be showcasing the product (like music videos of our students, by our students.)
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  • Shorecrest MS Performing Arts Presents  “Stone Soup” [Photos]

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music Teacher
    The award-winning Shorecrest Middle School Thespians in grades 6-8 presented the play "Stone Soup" on May 13 and 14, 2021, at 6:30pm in the MS Quad at Shorecrest Preparatory School.
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  • Chemistry Composting Song [video]

    by Daniel Burkett, US Science Teacher
    Upper School chemistry students spent this semester working in small groups to research applications of chemical concepts outside of the classroom. 
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  • Broadway Star of the Future Award Winners

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

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Tatum Hostetter ‘22 for winning a $2,500 Hounchell Scholarship in Literary Arts from TBBCA (Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts).
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts Presents  “SOMETHING ROTTEN!” [Photos]

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

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Performing Arts' “Something Rotten!” was reviewed last week as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. The show, cast and creative team received high praise from the judges and multiple award nominations.
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  • Vote for Shannon Wright '20 in Broadway's "Next On Stage" Season 3

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shannon Wright ‘20 has been selected as one of the Top 30 in the nation for collegiate submissions in Broadway’s “Next On Stage” Season 3 competition! The winner will be determined by vote... so please vote for Shannon!
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  • Seventh Grader Honored for Poster Design

    by Hélène Simon, MS French teacher
    Every year the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) organizes a poster design contest for elementary and middle school students. Shorecrest seventh grader Gaston G. '26 won second place.
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  • Clay Unit in Experiential School

    by Alexis Arrazcaeta, ES Atelierista
    This spring students in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay have been exploring all properties of clay - from recycling clay back to its true form, to spinning clay on a pottery wheel, and more.
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  • Artistic Wooden Figurines

    by Lori Auletta, Lower School Art Teacher
    Kindergarteners were given wood forms of all shapes and sizes to use to construct sculptures of animal or human figures.
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  • Celebrate the Arts Week 2021 at Shorecrest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, each spring we highlight Celebrate the Arts Week.
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  • Art with an Earth-Friendly Purpose

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science Teacher
    To acknowledge Earth Day, the sixth graders built a piece of art with an Earth Day theme. Trader Joe's on Fourth Street will display some of the projects over the weekend.
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  • US Honors Tapping Ceremony

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

    by Lillian Nelson, Middle School Theatre Teacher
    Fifth graders are busy ideating, designing and creating for their units on playwriting and puppetry in Ms. Nelson's Theatre class. They will make a variety of puppet types, including sock puppets, hand puppets, rod puppets and try their hands at shadow puppets.
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  • Summer at Shorecrest - Ukulele Camp

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    This summer we have a fun Ukulele Camp for students rising into grades 4-6 with Marilyn Johnson, our LS Music Teacher! Experienced players AND brand new beginners can get a week of ukulele basics, two times during the summer. A personal ukulele is not required, there are more than enough on campus.
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  • Florida Thespian Virtual State Festival 2021 Honors Received

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Upper School Thespians received stellar results at the 2021 Florida Thespian Virtual State Festival.
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  • SIXTH GRADE KEITH HARING PROJECT

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In sixth grade art class, students are learning about pop artist and philanthropist Keith Haring.
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  • Fourth Grade Music Projects Displayed

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Each fourth grader chose a musician from an extensive list of diverse musicians. They conducted research in music class to learn more about them. Students then selected a project type to showcase their learning: a newspaper article, a comic strip, a timeline or a poster about the musician.
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  • Heidi Hicks '21 Awarded National Gold Key Art Award

    by Charla Gaglio, Chair - Visual Arts Department
    This week 1,700 students received news of their recognition at the national level of the Scholastic Arts & Writing Awards program. Heidi Hicks '21 won a Gold Medal for her painting, "Perception."
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  • Jr. Thespians at 2021 Virtual State Festival

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher and Thespian Director
    The 2021 Florida State Thespian Festival was held virtually this year. Eighteen of Shorecrest's 23 Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 members attended. Twelve Jr. Thespian acts received adjudication at the state level with the following results:
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  • Celebrating Performing Arts Traditions at Shorecrest

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

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

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

    by Alicia-Marie Montoya, Seventh Grade Math Teacher
    Mrs. Montoya's class cheered on a fellow Charger this week during a special moment. Seventh grader Lottie B. sang the national anthem with her father at the Opening Day of the Florida Senate in Tallahassee.
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  • Contributing Chargers: The Root Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    This week’s Contributing Chargers are Dr. Allen Root, husband to former chair of the Arts and Humanities Department Janet Root H'16, and their family - Jennifer '81, Michael '85, and Jonathan. The Roots continue to support the foundation of success that Janet created during her 40 year span of volunteerism at Shorecrest.
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  • Heidi Hicks '21 Awarded Gold Key American Vision Award

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    At the Pinellas County Art Region’s Virtual Awards Ceremony on February 10, Heidi Hicks '21 won a Scholastic Gold Key American Vision Award and received a cash prize. Only five students earned this prestigious local award, and at least one of them will earn a national Gold Medal!
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  • Lola B. '28 Adopts Angels

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fifth grader Lola B. '28 crafted 100 ornaments during quarantine. She raised over $700, and dedicated the money she raised to "adopt" 16 Salvation Army Christmas Angels.
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  • Scholastic Writing Award Winners

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

    by Casey McDonough, Upper School Art Teacher
    Krish Patel '22 had his ceramic sculpture, entitled "Blue Coral," accepted for exhibition for the 2020 National Conference on Education in Ceramic Arts, and ultimately won an Honorable Mention
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  • Chargers' Artworks to appear in Pinellas County Emerging Artists Exhibition

    by Charla Gaglio, Chair - Visual Arts Department
    Congratulations to the following Upper School Chargers, and their art teachers Charla Gaglio and Casey McDonough, for having accepted student artwork that will be displayed in the 2021 Pinellas County Emerging Artists High School Virtual Exhibition from January 30 - February 7.
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  • Mila's Song available on Apple Music and iTunes

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    During our distance learning days in spring 2020, Mila Salamone '22 wrote and recorded music with her dad (a former audio engineer). Her original song, "Away," is now available on Apple Music and iTunes.
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  • US Students Honored in Scholastic Visual Arts Awards

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

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

    by Stephanie McCarthy & Lillian Nelson, Directors
    Shorecrest sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited to audition for the Middle School play "Stone Soup." 
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  • Evan Hoefer ‘21 named 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Award winner

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest senior Evan Hoefer ‘21 has been named a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Award winner for his exceptional achievement in Theater. As a YoungArts finalist, Evan is eligible to be nominated to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the highest honors given high school seniors bestowed by the President of the United States.
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