by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
Roughly 70 participants joined Shorecrest & Clean Coast Initiative on the sand of Upham Beach for an educational Beach Clean Up on Saturday, April 23. Over 71 pounds of trash was collected - most of it was cigarette butts and very tiny pieces of plastic.
Kindergarteners learned that every person has the right to basic needs– healthy food, clean water, a safe home, and an education. They learned how their choices affect their personal wellness and their community.
The Shorecrest Upper School Human Rights Club recently sponsored a Diaper Drive with the goal of collecting 1,000 diapers in one week for Babycycle, and the drive ended up yielding an impressive 1,761 diapers!
The Red, White and Blue Club is holding a toiletries donation drive for the Bay Pines VA Hospital. Collection bins will be in advisories April 26 - May 6. The advisory that brings the most items will get a donut/breakfast party.
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.
Shorecrest fourth grader Miles F. was named a TIME Kid of the Year Finalist! Through his company, created “Kids Saving Oceans,” he sells merchandise made from plastic that was reclaimed from the ocean and recycled. His online shop has generated over $23,000 in donations to ocean conservation organizations.
by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Back at Shorecrest on the day after the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream BIG Parade, I reflected on how meaningful it was for our school community to not only attend the parade, but also to serve our greater community.
Maëlle G. used parts from some old furniture from home to make a cabinet and filled it with masks and small hand sanitizer bottles. She donated the box to a food pantry before winter break (Beacon of Hope in Clearwater).