2022

  • Summer Reading & Supply Lists

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Are you tired of searching for the perfect "3-prong, plastic folder with pockets?" SCA can help! Let us shop for your child's school supplies this year. SCA offers school supply packages for students in K-8th grade. There are some supplies on each list SCA does not provide. Please be sure to read the list for the grade your student(s) will be entering.
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  • Shorecrest Summer Programs, for age 4 - 12th grade

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    You don't have to be a Shorecrest student to be part of a summer of fun camps at Shorecrest! Shorecrest Summer Programs will run June 6 - August 5, with full day and half day camps, including before care and after care. Programs are available for campers from age 4 through 12th grade. In-person camps and programs are expected while maintaining the health and safety precautions necessary.
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  • When / Where to Find 2022-2023 School Year Info 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Summer reading, fall athletics, back to school forms and more are addressed here. For assistance with school forms/Notary we are hosting a Help Desk on July 27, 9am-3pm in the Raymund Center.
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  • Commencement Class of 2022

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Saturday, May 21, the 87 members of the Shorecrest Preparatory School Class of 2022 received their diplomas in the Janet Root Theatre. Read about the Commencement ceremony and special reflections shared.
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  • 2022-2023 SCA BOARD

    by SCA Board
    Announcing the SCA Board for the 2022-2023 school year:
    Co-Presidents: Marianne Ross, Nidhi Patel
    Co-Vice Presidents: Julie Donaldson, Patrice Lee-Seyon
    Treasurer: Christina LeBlanc
    Co-Secretaries: Brittany Decker, Alexis Buese
    Co-Volunteer Coordinators: Kristi Aussner, Lauren Carlan
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: A.D. Johnson

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 5 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 spoke with systems engineer A.D. Johnson.
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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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  • Spotlight on Laura (Peterson) Addicott ‘12

    by Shorecrest Communications Team
    Alumna Laura Peterson Addicott ‘12 was the Valedictorian and Outstanding Senior of the Shorecrest Class of 2012. It is a tradition at Shorecrest for the Outstanding Senior to return to speak at Commencement 10 years after their own graduation. Laura will return to Shorecrest later this month to address the Class of 2022. Learn what she's been up to!
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  • Alpha on the Go! [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Alpha students, JK students, families and faculty celebrated on May 12 at the Alpha on the Go! transportation event.
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  • Self Portrait Study

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Over my years of working in early childhood, one of my favorite pieces of student art is their self-portrait. As an art educator I spent time marveling at the work of the most famous portrait artists and there are definite similarities between the choices they made to represent themselves and those the Experiential School students make.
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  • Janet Root Volunteer Service Award Winner

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Each spring, the Shorecrest Community Association selects a recipient of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award. The prestigious award is presented by past winners to a volunteer who has made an impact on campus for many years. On April 30, 2022, the 2021-2022 Janet Root Volunteer Service Award recipient was revealed at a Volunteer Thank-You Brunch attended by many past winners and current volunteers.
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  • Three Little Pigs and Storytelling

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    I have been enjoying seeing Ms. Markunas’ class develop their performing skills while exploring a multitude of versions of the story “The Three Little Pigs.”
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  • Honoring Mrs. Bell

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Last Saturday, dressed in black and pink to resemble flamingos, the Experiential School Faculty and Special Friends surprised Mrs. Lori Bell with a retirement party. After 22 years at Shorecrest our dear Mrs. Bell will now enjoy life spending time with family and friends, dedicated to her favorite hobbies and traveling the world.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends: Thank you for joining us!

    by Olivia Segalman, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement and Events
    Grandparents and Special Friends Day returned for its 37th year as a beloved Shorecrest tradition. This year's event, held on April 22, brought together more than 400 guests that included grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and all kinds of special friends. On a beautiful Friday, we celebrated our community coming together again after two years of separation.
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  • Making Connections

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    There’s a magical space between what one says and what others understand.
    The length of this line might determine how close we connect, how deep we comprehend, and even how apart we might become.
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  • Survey of Chargers International Recognition

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    As we have just completed hosting an International Festival, we are in the process of refreshing our international recognition -- through flags located in the Lower and Middle School breezeways. Please take a moment to complete this survey and be sure your family is represented.
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  • Third Grade Wetlands Projects shared with JK

    by Abbie Hahn, JK Teacher
    Third graders recently completed a unit and inquiry projects about wetlands. They shared their findings with the junior kindergarteners about food chains, habitats and the dangers humans and natural disasters pose on these.
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  • Community Engagement through International Connections

    by International Committee and Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    On April 14, 2022, the Shorecrest community was enthralled by an incredible International Festival, organized by parents and volunteers from International Connection, a parent-led community group that celebrates and connects families who have a passion for multicultural enrichment. As Chargers celebrated the diversity of the community, families gave of themselves by hosting, decorating, cooking, and sharing information about the rich culture of their own households.
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  • “Brasil, meu Brasil brasileiro…”

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    We all know that we all come from different places. The history of our ancestors and the story we write today traces this blue planet of ours with countless lines.
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  • Map Reading in JK

    by Abbie Hahn, JK Teacher
    Students in Junior Kindergarten have been exploring maps and how they work. The young Chargers were prompted with a map of Shorecrest.
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  • Making the World More Beautiful

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    As I watch the tape exploration in Ms. Daley’s Alpha class, I cannot help but wonder about the strong commitment that children have with aesthetics and the different meanings it acquires as projects evolve.
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  • Mid-Year Faculty and Staff Updates

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Congratulations on new placements:
    Stacy Alexander - US Assistant Dean of Student Life
    Mark Brown - Associate Director of Enrollment Management, US History Teacher
    Paul Miller '05 - MS English Teacher
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  • Thank you for coming to Movie Night

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    On Friday, March 25, 2022, more than 600 members of the Shorecrest community gathered together for our first annual Movie Night, an amazing event presented by SCA and the Shorecrest Fund.
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  • Explore Time is Back in the Experiential School

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Friday was one of the happiest days of the year here at The Experiential School. It was a day when ES students had a chance to be part of Explore Time. 
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  • Meet the Shorecrest Diversity Coordinators

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    To further support students, families and faculty in diversity and inclusion efforts, four Diversity Coordinators have been appointed among the Shorecrest faculty: Meghan Schneider in Upper School, Dr. Lizz Angello in Middle School, Khana Rebman ‘05 in Lower School and Takeya Trayer in The Experiential School.
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  • Making Learning Visible

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    During this school year the collaboration between The Experiential School office and the Office of Admissions has brought us so many great opportunities to talk about the wonderful experiences that happen in our building.
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  • Dr. Anna Baralt certified as Apple Learning Coach

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is pleased to share that Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology,  is now a certified Apple Learning Coach. Apple Learning Coach is a professional learning program that trains instructional coaches, digital learning specialists, and other coaching educators to help teachers get more out of Apple technology.
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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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  • ES Heads into Final Trimester

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    A fun Spirit Week kicked off the final leg of the 2021-2022 school year at The Experiential School of Tampa Bay. These simple things bring so many smiles and remind the children that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.
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  • Supporting Innovative Thinking

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    In all experiences with engineering in the classrooms at The Experiential School, we ask ourselves: How might we support all children to access innovative thinking with the materials we are providing?
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  • Alpha Car Wash Makes a Splash!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Alpha Teachers Taylor Styke and Jacqueline Roller in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay noticed their students had been playing car wash on the playground. Eventually it came time for the Alpha class to have their own car wash! The students had so much fun throughout their car wash unit - a light-hearted example of child-driven and memorable learning.
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  • ES Professional Development

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    On Friday, February 18, the teachers of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay will have a chance to learn from Swedish educator Suzanne Axelsson.
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  • Fall Festival Chairs Needed

    by Shorecrest Parent Kristi Aussner
    SCA volunteers lead and support many committees with various functions on campus. Find a list of SCA Committees and contacts and the best volunteering fit for you at www.shorecrest.org/SCA.
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  • The Power of a Story

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    The week started as normal until one of our Alpha students asked to go to the Nurse’s Clinic. Ms. Kemp was trying to understand what was going on, and it didn’t take long for her to realize that the student was not ill, but rather missing their teacher, who was not at school on that day.
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  • Learn about Lower School Curriculum [Videos]

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Discover Kindergarten: Wednesday, January 26 [Video]
    Developing Math Thinking:
    - JK & Kindergarten [Video]
    - February 1: Grades 1 & 2 [Video]
    - February 24: Grades 3 & 4 [Video]
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  • 2022-2023 General Calendar 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2022-2023 school year. This calendar is also posted at www.shorecrest.org/calendar. We strive to publish this information as early as possible to help faculty, staff, students and families plan ahead.
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  • JK Boat Construction

    by Brenda Rosas, ES Teacher, and Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Ms. Rosas and Ms. Trayer - teachers in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay - noticed that their Junior Kindergarten class had a deep interest in boats. The teachers attentively listened to students and used their interests as the starting point of a long-term investigation of boats that integrated math (shapes and measurements), language (stories, vocabulary, letter sounds), science (properties of matter, materials that float, engines, wind), social studies (maps), art, engineering and technology.
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  • New Virtual Campus Tour [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Admissions Office and Marketing Department released an updated virtual campus tour for prospective families. Students Sean Sheikholeslam ’23 and Phoenix F. ‘30 are delightful tour guides and give narration regarding many of the fabulous programs available at Shorecrest.
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  • Shorecrest Grandparents Tour Art Festival

    by Laina Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    A group of over 15 Shorecrest grandparents and special friends gathered to enjoy a docent-led tour of Art Festival Beth-El.
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  • Collaboration Across the Pond

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    This fast moving planet challenges us on a daily basis; and educators from all corners of the globe have learned that we should stick together and compare notes.
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  • Evening Charge: Adult Workshops at Shorecrest

    by Kayla Brazee, US History Teacher
    Evening Charge: new workshop series. A variety of topics for adult members of the Shorecrest community and their friends.
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  • Facing Forward: What to Expect [Videos]

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Shorecrest hosted three Facing Forward: What to Expect events. Each event gave families an overview of what to expect as they move through the divisions at Shorecrest.
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  • The Power of Empathy

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    When I learned that I had broken my ankle, I instinctively created a list in my head of things that were not going to work well. I could picture the inconveniences, the limitations, the disruption… and I could feel the pain because broken bones do hurt quite a bit. After figuring out the new logistics, I returned to campus hoping the days would be as normal as possible, but the one thing I did not anticipate was the reaction of the children.
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  • Welcome Wesley Wells

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    After a long career as a Technical Writer and Learning Specialist, a recent relocation finally placed Wesley Wells and his family back in sunny St. Petersburg, where he is now providing Technology Help Desk support at Shorecrest.
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  • Rich Normality

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    It’s not unusual to hear Reggio Emilia-inspired educators refer to their environments using the phrase "rich normality." The expression describes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive contexts to which they continually aspire.
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  • Lovely Siblings

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    I truly enjoy watching the older siblings who walk their little brothers and sisters to The Experiential School. Since there is a pattern that is so evident I thought I’d take the time to let you all know that you are doing a fantastic job as parents.
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  • Partner Paintings in JK

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Second grade and JK recently collaborated on paintings of plants and pollinators so the students could learn from each other.
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  • Erich Schneider Selected as Head of Upper School

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    I am pleased to share with you that Erich Schneider has been selected as the Head of Upper School at Shorecrest. After an extensive national search that resulted in three strong candidates, the Search Committee agreed that Erich’s depth of experience, commitment to the Shorecrest community, and vision for the future of the Upper School, make him the ideal leader for our 9th-12th grade program. Having served as the Interim Head of Upper School since July, Erich will become the official Head of Upper School effective immediately.
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  • Shorecrest Students Support Clothes to Kids: Gently Used Clothing Collection

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    After Winter Break, Shorecrest students will collect, organize, and transport donations to Clothes to Kids.
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  • Understanding Incidental Expense Charges

    by Shorecrest Business Office
    Incidental expense charges include class fees, technology fees, tutoring, etc... and will be present throughout the year in your FACTS account. They should be paid within 30 days from the invoice date.
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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.