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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  • Kindergarten End-of-Year Poem

    by Unknown, Danielle Cameron and Shorecrest Kindergartners
    Mrs. Cameron and Ms. Johnston's kindergarten class presented a poem to Lower School, faculty, family and friends at the last Town Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.
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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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  • Girls on the Run returns to Shorecrest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Girls on the Run (GOTR) is coming back to Shorecrest this Fall! Athletes who are girls in third and fourth grade are invited. Athletes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:55-4:30pm starting the week of September 19 for 12 weeks. The final week will include a 5k, scheduled for December 3.
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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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  • Huff and Puff Challenge

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    LS Media Specialist Mrs. Smay had second graders participate in the Huff and Puff Challenge.
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  • Footprint on Florida

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fourth grade recently wrapped up their "Footprint on Florida" unit guided by the question: How have different industries impacted Florida’s growth? Fourth graders created videos, scavenger hunts, board games, children’s books, newscasts, interviews, puppet shows, dioramas and more to express what they learned about the impact that development had on Florida's landscape.
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  • Lower School Welcomes Bridges in Mathematics

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    There are many good math programs and they all come with different strengths. Some are more workbook heavy and others allow for more hands-on, differentiated learning. The one program that resonated with every teacher on our committee from kindergarten to fifth grade, and the one we thought was the best for our school, was Bridges in Mathematics.
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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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  • Movin' Right Along: A Kindergarten Recital [Photos, Video]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    On May 13, the Shorecrest Class of 2034 - also know as kindergarten - presented songs and poems they learned throughout the school year in music class, Spanish class and more
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  • First Grade Commotion in the Ocean [photos, video]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    First graders took audiences on a journey of ocean discovery in the Janet Root Theatre on Thursday and Friday. Their poems, songs and dances taught lessons about ocean friends and reminded everyone to be respectful of the seas and marine life so the beauty of the ocean will continue to amaze future generations.
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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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  • Sunshine State Young Readers

    by Dottie Smay, Media Specialist
    55 Chargers from third and fourth grades participated in the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) program. They were honored at Town Meeting on May 6.
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  • 2023 GLOBAL EXPLORERS PROGRAMS 

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Informational meetings will be held in August and September 2022 about 2023 Global Explorers Programs. Lower and Middle school students and their families have opportunities to join exchange programs and host overseas students.
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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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  • Buddying up for Ocean Studies

    by Jacquelyn Sheppard, First Grade Teacher
    To complement the first grade's Ocean Studies unit, eighth grade Marine Science students taught a hands-on lesson about water salinity, sand, and coral.
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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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  • Celebrate the Arts Week in Lower School

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Arts education has a rich history at Shorecrest. Celebrate the Arts Week started about 30 years ago as a way to highlight the Upper School Performing Arts spring musical. It has become a time for the entire school to learn more about the arts, celebrate the artists inside each of us, share student work, and engage with artists in our community.
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  • Baila Baila Latin America

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    First and second graders performed a project share for their inquiry "Baila Baila Latin America!" In this unit the Chargers studied different countries from Latin America including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, Columbia and Brazil.
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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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  • Healthy Living in Kindergarten

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    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.
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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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  • Visiting the Native Classroom with Cross-Division Buddies

    by Kim Granger, Second Grade Teacher
    The second grade is deep in a science investigation about the well-being of pollinators and pollinator habitats, and wanted to evaluate whether or not the Native Classroom was a suitable home for pollinators. They  teamed up with eighth graders, led by Middle School science teacher Kathryn Jeakle.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • More Specialty Summer Programs

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Digital Stop Motion Animation for grades 2-8.
    Girl Rising for students rising into grades 5-8.
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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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  • Fourth Graders Present Historical Research

    by Colette Husenitza and Madeline Stoddard, Fourth Grade Teachers
    A fourth grade historical unit of study was concluded with the integration of history, research, and technology. Groups of students created timelines of a specific historical period and programmed a robot, Dash, to present their timeline.
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  • Student Teaching Others about Black Changemakers

    by Christine Oman, Second Grade Teacher
    Shorecrest second grader, Mila H. ‘32, didn't just passively learn about the contributions of African Americans in our history, she took what she learned and created a teaching poster so others could learn about these Changemakers.
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  • New Science Summer Camps Added

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Shorecrest fourth grade Teacher, Mrs. Husenitza, is offering three "Science Action Club" camps this summer for those rising into grades 3-6.
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  • Help Upper School Robotics participate in CREATE National Championship

    by Laina Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    The Upper School Robotics Team 6104A has been invited to participate at the national level at the 2022 CREATE Championship, which will take place in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on April 7-9. We are currently seeking individual or corporate sponsors to help make their trip to Nationals possible.
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  • SMALL PART OF THE WORLD [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    The second graders have been taking a trip around the world in their study of the different continents. This week they took audiences with them in their musical program, "A Small Part of the World."
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  • Saving the Planet, One Project at a Time [Video]

    by Meric Weinkle, Fourth Grade Teacher
    Fourth graders in Mrs. Weinkle’s class recently presented projects representing their learning from a science unit on Sustainability along with a presentation that included a sustainability-related problem they wanted to solve, the solution they planned, a prototype if applicable, and a visual representation of their ideas.
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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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  • Charger Named Finalist for TIME Kid of the Year

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    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. 
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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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  • Global Explorers Share with Second Grade

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    As second graders are studying schools around the world, four Shorecrest tenth graders who were exchange students in Madrid, Spain, were invited to present about their trip.
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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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  • Third Grade Shares “Be the Change” [Video, photos]

    by Third Grade Team
    Third graders are wrapping up a unit on Changemakers. A Changemaker is one who desires change in the world and gathers knowledge and resources to make that change happen. Over several weeks of study the students learned that everyone has the potential to make a positive difference. The culminating event was a performance, “Be The Change.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Maëlle’s Service Project 

    by Claire Horton, Fourth Grade Teacher
    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).
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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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  • 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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  • 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.