2021

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Camp NOLA with LS Music Teacher Miss Marilyn

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Campers rising into grades 1-4 can come experience Camp NOLA with LS Music Teacher Miss Marilyn this summer! Jazz, dancing, and Mardi Gras - OH MY!
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Loretta L. Celebrates with Birthday Cleanup

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Kindergartener Loretta L. celebrated her recent sixth birthday by making a difference and helping the environment. 
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Shorecrest Parent Shares "Avery's Gift" with Fourth Grade

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Through dreamy watercolors and poetic phrasing, Shorecrest parent Jon Hoefer’s latest book, “Avery’s Gift,” tells the story of little Avery who wakes up in the middle of the night with a serious problem! With the help of a fox, an owl and a boy named Dalton, Avery goes on a quest... and finds many meaningful things along the way. Mr. Hoefer shared an earlier version of his story with fourth graders this school year, and spoke with them about his creative process, writing, publishing and more. 
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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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  • 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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  • Messy Celebration of Pi Day in Second Grade

    by Natalye Horne, Second Grade Teacher
    Ms. Horne held a friendly competition to memorize as many digits of pi as possible - and recite them for the class around Pi Day, March 14. The winner got to throw a whipped cream pie in her face! 
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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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  • 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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  • Discover First Grade, for Kindergarten grade families [Video]

    by First Grade Team
    Members of the Shorecrest first grade team provided a video preview of first grade. This presentation was designed specifically for parents/guardians of current Shorecrest kindergarteners.
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  • Discover Second Grade, for first grade families [Video]

    by Second Grade Team
    Members of the Shorecrest second grade team provided a video preview of second grade. This presentation was designed specifically for parents/guardians of current Shorecrest first graders.
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  • Discover Third Grade, for Second Grade FAMILIES [VIDEO]

    by Third Grade Team
    Members of the Shorecrest third grade team provided a video preview of third grade. This presentation was designed specifically for parents/guardians of current Shorecrest second graders.
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  • Discover Fourth Grade, for third grade families [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Members of the Shorecrest fourth grade team provided a video preview of fourth grade. This presentation was designed specifically for parents/guardians of current Shorecrest third graders.
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  • Discover Fifth Grade, for fourth grade families [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School, and other members of the Shorecrest Middle School team, gave a preview of fifth grade.
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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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  • 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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  • Digital Citizenship Week in Lower School

    by Katy Deegan, Lower School Technology Coordinator
    As we use more technology and devices at school and home, students need to learn about navigating their online interactions more than ever. Shorecrest Lower School celebrated Digital Citizenship Week on February 22-26, and used the opportunity to remind our students how to be good digital citizens.
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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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  • 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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  • Stop-Motion Videos in Lower School

    by Lori Auletta, Lower School Art Teacher
    It is animation time in Lower School! All of the classes in kindergarten through fourth grade will be learning about stop motion animation in the next few months. They will use the Stop Motion Studio app, which can be downloaded for free. It is a fun and easy way to make animations. 
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  • First Grade Human Body Project Share [Videos, Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    At the conclusion of the first grade inquiry into the human body, each student identified a part or system of the body they wanted to research, and created a visual representation of their learning. Then students presented what they learned to classmates and some members of School administration. It was a culminating time of critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving.
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  • Sustainability Project Share in Fourth Grade [Photos]

    by Meric Weinkle, Fourth Grade Teacher
    Fourth graders in Mrs. Weinkle’s class wrapped up their second Project of the year focused on Sustainability. As a class, they learned about and explored problems related to the environment such as deforestation, soil contamination, single-use plastic, overflowing landfills, and water/air pollution. To culminate this Inquiry work, students were tasked with selecting an area for which they felt they had a solution.
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  • Sharing Neighborhood Smiles

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest kindergartener Ana Sofia H. made Valentine’s Day cards for neighbors, all on her own. Along with a parent, she went door to door to distribute at least ten cards. Ana Sofia brought so much joy to her neighbors and it made her happy to make her neighbors happy.
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  • Fun Fraction Pizza

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fourth graders in Ms. Stoddard’s class enjoyed turning the classroom into a pizzeria as they dove deep into their fractions unit.
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  • Third Grade Hosts Children’s March for Social Justice

    by Jennifer Hobbs, Third Grade Teacher
    Third graders completed a special project share for their social justice unit. They researched and recorded oral biographies of six well known Changemakers. They also created video clips of illustrated lyrics for three meaningful songs. Each pre-recorded file was posted on a sign around campus using a QR code. On January 22, the Shorecrest Lower School was invited to attend a Children’s March for Social Justice. As K-4 classes followed the route around campus to each of the QR codes, teachers scanned them to share the stories with their students.
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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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  • Heather Vidal publishes Literacy Resource for Educators

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Heather Vidal is a Literacy Specialist in The Learning Center at Shorecrest Preparatory School. She shared some of her tested techniques with other educators in a new book, “Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham: 72 Classroom-Ready Lessons to Help Struggling Readers and Students with Dyslexia Learn to Love Reading.” The book offers research-based suggestions and lesson plans to make reading multisensory and engaging.
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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.