2021

  • Alpha on the Go! [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    This week, the Charger Blvd. carpool lane became the scene of feats of balance, strength and determination. Our youngest Chargers showed off their skills on 2-4 wheels at three Alpha on the Go! events.
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  • Charger Chat: Get to Know Adriana Hollenbeck [Video]

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    View a recording of our Charger Chat with Adriana Hollenbeck, incoming Head of The Experiential School.
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  • JK Activity Day [Photos]

    by JK Teaching Team
    On Activity Day, students in junior kindergarten excitedly moved through different habitats.
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  • JK Handmade Animal Costume Show [Photos]

    by Brenda Rosas, JK Teacher
    Shorecrest junior kindergarteners were curious to learn about different animals and their habitats. As a representation of their research on a specific animal, they made a costume to exhibit for the grade.
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  • SCA End of the Year Party - In Person!

    by SCA Board
    Please join fellow Chargers for the last SCA event of the school year. We look forward to seeing you on the Charger Commons Greenspace IN PERSON on Friday, May 28, from 6:30 - 8:30pm.
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  • July 31 Deadline to Purchase Tuition Refund Plan Insurance

    by Business Office
    TRP Insurance provides a 75% pro-rated refund upon a non-medical withdrawal, subject to conditions. July 31 is the deadline to purchase this plan for the 2021-2022 school year.
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  • Meet the Cheerble

    by Julianne L '25 and Ryan M ’25
    The Entrepreneurial Design Institute (EDI) is a new signature program for eighth graders at Shorecrest in which Chargers address community needs through entrepreneurial thinking. Students recently developed a business idea and explored a variety of tools to develop the venture while practicing the entrepreneurial mindset.
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  • Share Your Feedback with Shorecrest

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Please take a moment to complete the brief survey below to let us know about your/your child’s experience at Shorecrest this school year. The last day to complete the survey is Friday, May 14. 
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  • Step into Summer: Virtual Camp Orientation

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Get all of your questions answered about Summer at Shorecrest before camp starts. Select a date/time to join us on Zoom.
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  • 2021-2022 SCA Board Positions Open

    by SCA Board
    If you have an interest in serving on the SCA Board for the next academic year, or know someone who would be a great fit, nominations and self-nominations are underway!
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  • FACTS Registration Reminder

    by Business Office
    Shorecrest has partnered with FACTS Tuition Management for billing and payments of tuition and related fees. All families are required to set up and maintain a FACTS account in order to be invoiced for the upcoming school year. Please set up your FACTS account ASAP if you haven’t already done so as 2021-22 tuition payments will be invoiced and due in May.
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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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  • More ES Camps: Little Mathletes, Little Artists

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Little Mathletes Summer Camp: July 12-16, July 19-23.
    Little Artists Summer Camp: June 14-18, July 5-9.
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  • SCA Big Event Announcement

    by Big Event Chairs Stephanie Pia and Abby Richie
    Listen in on a "SCA Zoom Call" to hear from the 2021 Big Event Committee.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Mandy Rutledge

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    One of Shorecrest's greatest assets is our Community, specifically our behind-the-scenes volunteers. We asked long time community member and SCA Board member, Mandy Rutledge, to share what it means to be a part of the Shorecrest Community.
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  • Putting the “Art” in “Earth” Summer Program

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Students rising into grades K-2 are invited to join Corinne Leavengood '14, Kindergarten Associate Teacher, this summer to explore the beauty of nature and art!
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  • Shorecrest Welcomes Adriana Hollenbeck as Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    After an extensive national search, we are pleased to announce that Adriana Hollenbeck, a highly talented and experienced early childhood educator, has been named Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay. Beginning with the 2021-2022 school year, Adriana will ensure that our Experiential School program thrives and continues to provide the best educational foundation for our youngest learners.
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  • Shorecrest Welcomes Alvanita Hope as Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    After an extensive national search, Shorecrest is pleased to welcome Ms. Alvanita Hope as the incoming Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid. Currently the Director of Enrollment at The Friends School of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia, Ms. Hope and her family will join the Shorecrest community in June.
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  • Marcus Holmes to Join Shorecrest as Director of Facilities

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest is proud to announce that Mr. Marcus Holmes will join the Shorecrest Administrative team as Director of Facilities. Marcus has extensive experience in campus operations, safety and facilities management. He comes to Shorecrest from Christian Heritage School in Dalton, Georgia, where he serves as the Director of Facilities and Campus Safety. He begins his duties at Shorecrest in May. 
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  • 2021-2022 General Calendar 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2021-2022 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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  • Fine Motor Skills Camp for rising grades K & 1

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Tune-up those fine motor skills this summer with Jessi Acosta, Shorecrest Kindergarten Associate Teacher.
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  • Buddy-Up Science Experiment

    by Jacquelyn Sheppard, Lower School Faculty Support
    Mrs. Palazzolo's fourth graders set up a chemical reaction science experiment for JK students.
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  • Shortened Quarantine Policy for Close Contacts

    by Health & Safety Task Force
    Based on the recent announcement from the CDC regarding a shortened quarantine period for those exposed to COVID-19, and with consideration of local circumstances and resources, the Health & Safety Task Force will implement a 10-day quarantine period specifically for asymptomatic close contacts.
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  • Updated Protocols for Fully Vaccinated Staff, Faculty and Students

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    All staff, faculty and students who are fully vaccinated will NOT need to be quarantined after exposure to COVID-19 if they meet the criteria of being a close contact - unless they are exhibiting symptoms. Please send Nurse Conroy a copy of your documentation reflecting your dates of vaccination. This will be required to be deemed not a "close contact" during our contact tracing efforts.
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  • Shorecrest Day Camp

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    In addition to the exciting variety of specialized camps Shorecrest hosts all summer, campers rising into JK (age 4 years) through sixth grade can also enjoy Day Camp! Day Camp features activities with weekly themes, field trips, sports, games, arts and water fun.
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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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  • JK studies the South American Rainforest

    by Abbie Hahn, Junior Kindergarten Teacher
    Shorecrest Junior Kindergarteners have been reading various pieces of literature, including "The Umbrella" by Jan Brett, to introduce the layers of the South American rainforest.
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  • Summer Camps Updated

    by Shorecrest Auxiliary Programs
    Summer programs are a tradition at Shorecrest. A variety of programs are planned for students of all ages running June 7 - August 6.
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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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  • 2015 MS Track Championships

    Faculty Spotlight on Coach Cameron

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Like many of our beloved faculty members, Coach Cameron’s impact and ability to engage, inspire and lead is a testament to his care for his students and dedication to his profession. Richie Cameron joined the Shorecrest faculty in 2011, and has had the unique opportunity to work in the Lower School, Middle School and Upper School. For the last 5 years, Coach Cameron has been the Health and Fitness teacher in the Upper School, while also serving as Coach for our Track & Field team and the Strength and Performance Coach for all of our Athletic teams.
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  • JK Charger Joins Mensa

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Junior kindergartener Remy H. '34 has been formally accepted into Mensa, the world's oldest high IQ society. At age 5, Remy is the youngest current member in the Tampa Bay Mensa chapter. 
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  • Caring for Ourselves While We Care for Others [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    School Counselors Kate Fierce (grades K-8) and Courtney Ellis (grades 9-12) hosted a meaningful presentation and Q&A regarding the manifestation and effects of stress and anxiety in ourselves and children. 
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  • Discover Kindergarten [Video]

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    JK Families are encouraged to view a video that provides an overview of the kindergarten curriculum and teaching practices - your child's next step at Shorecrest. The Lower School’s kindergarten program is a continuation of all the play, inquiry, exploration, observation and project-based learning your child has experienced.
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  • JK Valentine's Party [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Junior Kindergarteners in Mrs. Hahn's class enjoyed a celebration that was pretty in pink.
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  • The ‘Why’ of Technology

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    When conducting technology-related professional learning experiences, I often start my sessions with the video “Know Your Why” by comedian Michael Jr. The lesson shared is that “when you know your ‘why’ then your ‘what’ has more impact, because you’re working towards your purpose.”
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day Reimagined

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    While gathering in-person for Grandparents and Special Friends Day has been a wonderful, long-standing tradition at Shorecrest, we have had to reimagine the event this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our Shorecrest community members.
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  • Global Links brings new cultures, perspectives to Classrooms

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Global Explorers Chair and Sandy Janack, Middle School Teacher
    Global Explorers Chair and Lower School Spanish Teacher Emili Jaime-Allwood, along with her colleague Laura García Trinidad in Madrid, did not want their students to entirely miss out on the cultural experiences normally garnered from hosting students and traveling abroad. They ideated a secure, online environment called Global Links on which students can connect with schools from different parts of the world, with the objective of bringing global culture studies to curriculum.
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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.