2021

  • MS Robotics Heads to State Competition

    by Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    The Middle School robotics teams recently competed in the FIRST LEGO League Regional Championships. Team 1448, The Force, won a Breakthrough Award, celebrating their progress in confidence and capability in both the Robot Game and Innovation Project while acting as shining examples of excellent Core Values. Team 1449, The R2D2s, won the top Core Values Award and also had the second highest scoring robot with 355 points.
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  • Walker H. '28 Wins Fifth Grade Geography Bee

    by Sandra Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
    National Geographic canceled this year’s national Geo Bee competition this year due to COVID-19. That didn’t stop the fifth graders from a fierce grade level geography competition. Walker was victorious, earning a first place medal and a party for his advisory.
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  • Shorecrest MS Performing Arts Presents  “Stone Soup”

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music Teacher
    The award-winning Shorecrest Middle School Thespians in grades 6-8 are back with theatre in the "park" and the play "Stone Soup." The show will be performed May 13 and 14, 2021, at 6:30pm in the MS Quad at Shorecrest Preparatory School.
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  • MS Awards to be Livestreamed

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    The Middle School Awards Assembly will be two events this year, one for students in grades 7-8 to attend and one for students in grades 5-6 to attend. Both assemblies will be livestreamed for parents, family and friends to view, and photos will be shared in Ebytes.
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  • Chargers Success at Regional Track Meet

    by Coach Cameron
    The Shorecrest Track and Field Chargers recently went down to Naples for the Regional track meet. After a long day of competition, Shorecrest had a number of athletes advance to the State meet in Jacksonville, including two Regional Champions!
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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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  • 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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  • Varsity Golf Team Interest Meeting

    by Athletics Department
    Any students in current grades 5-11 who are interested in trying out for the Varsity Golf team this summer, please join Coach Miller on Wednesday, May 19, at 4pm on the Landy Deck (Upper School).
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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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  • 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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  • Varsity Softball in Regional Quarterfinals

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the Varsity Softball Chargers who fought hard in the Regional Quarterfinals this week. In the end they lost to Academy at the Lakes 9 to 3.
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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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  • Seventh Grader Honored for Poster Design

    by Hélène Simon, MS French teacher
    Every year the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) organizes a poster design contest for elementary and middle school students. Shorecrest seventh grader Gaston G. '26 won second place.
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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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  • Art with an Earth-Friendly Purpose

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science Teacher
    To acknowledge Earth Day, the sixth graders built a piece of art with an Earth Day theme. Trader Joe's on Fourth Street will display some of the projects over the weekend.
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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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  • 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 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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  • Fifth Grade Theatre Class

    by Lillian Nelson, Middle School Theatre Teacher
    Fifth graders are busy ideating, designing and creating for their units on playwriting and puppetry in Ms. Nelson's Theatre class. They will make a variety of puppet types, including sock puppets, hand puppets, rod puppets and try their hands at shadow puppets.
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  • Chargers Varsity Tennis Success at Districts

    by Coach Bob Davis
    Congratulations to the Chargers Varsity Girls Tennis Team for clinching the FHSAA 1A District 10 Championship yesterday! Congratulations to the Boys Tennis team who finished Runner-Up in the 1A, District 10 Championship, behind Calvary Christian. Both teams will advance to Regional competition on Tuesday, April 20.
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  • Drawing and Painting Summer Program

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Students rising into grades 7-12 can join the beloved, talented Shorecrest Visual Arts Chair Charla Gaglio on campus this summer! Much of the impressive Upper School student artwork you may have seen around campus over the years was created by Charla’s students. She has a knack for developing a safe space and giving the right instruction to bring out the talent in her students. View some recent painting samples from Celebrate the Arts here, and drawing samples here. 
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  • Girls Volleyball Camp with Coach Courtney Draper

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    We are very fortunate to have this summer program run by Shorecrest Head Varsity Volleyball Coach Courtney Draper, who has over 20 years of NCAA College Coaching experience. Players will be divided by age and ability with everything from a beginners court to an advanced court. The varsity level players will have positional breakouts and the middle school courts will have an all skills development approach.
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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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  • Camps for MS Students

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Find out more about some of the specialty, week-long camps for Middle School students this summer in this informational video.
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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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  • Nike Volleyball Camps at Shorecrest

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Join the fun and competition of Nike Volleyball Camps during Summer at Shorecrest!
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  • SIXTH GRADE KEITH HARING PROJECT

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In sixth grade art class, students are learning about pop artist and philanthropist Keith Haring.
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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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  • Track and Field Senior Night

    by Coach Brown
    The Chargers Track and Field team had some impressive performances on Senior Night, March 25.  Across the board, countless athletes performed well and represented Shorecrest phenomenally.
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  • Varsity Track and Field Meet at Private School Championship

    by Coach Brown
    Varsity Track and Field Chargers competed at Berkeley Prep on March 19. There were 3 team PRs set that day!
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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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  • Jr. Thespians at 2021 Virtual State Festival

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher and Thespian Director
    The 2021 Florida State Thespian Festival was held virtually this year. Eighteen of Shorecrest's 23 Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 members attended. Twelve Jr. Thespian acts received adjudication at the state level with the following results:
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  • Chargers Earn Spaces at National History Day State Competition

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the Shorecrest Chargers who participated in this year's Pinellas History Day competition. 1st and 2nd place winners go on to compete at the state and national level. This year’s theme was Communication in History. 
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  • Celebrating Performing Arts Traditions at Shorecrest

    by Laina Bennett Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    One special tradition that has brought delight to students and their families over the past decade has been the Glow Eurovision flash mob dance—taught by Middle School’s Music & Chorus Teacher, Stephanie McCarthy.
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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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  • 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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  • Community Service in Action

    by Shorecrest Parent
    Seventh graders Gia B., Sally K. and Brecken P. worked hard on a Saturday with volunteers of the Junior League of St. Petersburg packing 2000 bags full of fun supplies for local children in need.
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  • Middle School Track and Field 2021 Season 

    by Coach Richie Cameron
    The Middle School Track Chargers ended their season on Tuesday with a home meet. Even though it was a short track season for Middle School this year, the athletes put out some great performances. It was a lot of fun and everyone did their very best resulting in great improvements throughout the season across the board.
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  • Lottie Sings at Senate Opening Day

    by Alicia-Marie Montoya, Seventh Grade Math Teacher
    Mrs. Montoya's class cheered on a fellow Charger this week during a special moment. Seventh grader Lottie B. sang the national anthem with her father at the Opening Day of the Florida Senate in Tallahassee.
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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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  • Discover Eighth Grade: For Seventh Grade Families [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Please join Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School, for a preview of eighth grade. The program is designed for parents/guardians of current seventh graders. 
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  • Discover Seventh Grade: For Sixth Grade Families [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School, and other members of the team preview seventh grade. The program is designed for parents/guardians of current sixth graders. 
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  • Discover Sixth Grade: For Fifth Grade Families [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Please join Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School, and other members of the Sixth Grade team for a preview of sixth grade. The program is designed for parents/guardians of current fifth graders.
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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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  • Chargers Sailing at SAISA South-points

    by Heidi Hicks ‘21
    On Saturday, February 20, the Shorecrest Varsity Sailing Chargers traveled to Miami for the first event in the limited SAISA South-points Series hosted by Ransom Everglades High School. The Chargers finished 1st overall out of 18 schools from Florida and the US Virgin Islands!
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer at 2A Regional Finals

    by Coach Idinge
    2-3 Loss to Canterbury Fort Myers. Finished the 2020-2021 season with a 7-6-1 record.
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  • Big Second Inning Propels Chargers Win Over Indian Rocks Christian

    by Narrative Science and GameChanger Media
    Seven runs in the second inning led the Chargers past Indian Rocks Christian 8-1 on February 16. 
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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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  • Civil Rights History Tour in Sixth Grade

    by Rashanda Williams, Sixth Grade English Teacher
    Sixth graders in Ms. Williams’ class read “Midnight Without a Moon” by Linda Williams Jackson and created a history tour in their classroom on civil rights issues related to the book.
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer beat St. Stephens in 2A Regional Quarterfinals

    by Coach Idinge
    Shorecrest Chargers Varsity Girls Soccer beat St. Stephens 5-0 in the 2A Regional Quarterfinals. The Chargers move on to play on Friday, February 19 vs Indian Rocks Christian in the 2A Girls Soccer Regional Semi-Finals on Haskell Field at 7pm. More details here.
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  • Eighth Graders can tour Upper School

    by Office of Admissions and Enrollment Management
    Eighth grade families are invited to schedule a private tour of the Upper School.
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  • Lola B. '28 Adopts Angels

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fifth grader Lola B. '28 crafted 100 ornaments during quarantine. She raised over $700, and dedicated the money she raised to "adopt" 16 Salvation Army Christmas Angels.
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  • MS Boys Soccer Interscholastic League Champions!

    by Athletics Department
    The Shorecrest Chargers Middle School boys soccer team earned the title of Tampa Bay Interscholastic Soccer League Champion on Friday, January 29.
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  • SPRING SPORTS START DATES & Coach Contacts

    by Athletics Department
    Start dates and Coaches for Spring Chargers teams.
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  • Watch Livestreamed Chargers Athletics

    by Athletics Department
    How to watch livestreamed Haskell Field and Crisp Gym Chargers Athletics home games.
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  • Explaining Ionic Bonds [Video]

    by Curtis Cruise, Middle School Science Teacher
    Sixth graders finished up a unit on Chemistry in Mr. Cruise's science class by creating a short stop motion video on ionic bonding. The students used manipulatives and crafts to creatively film a video illustrating and narrating the concepts behind elements forming compounds.
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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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  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs Calvary, Largo

    by Coach Idinge
    Chargers vs Calvary: 3-0 Win.
    Chargers vs Largo: 1-3 Loss.
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  • Middle School Student's Art Impresses Author

    by Amy Brill, Seventh Grade English Teacher
    Seventh grade English students created movie posters based on the independent reading books they read last month. Their posters had to "advertise" the books as if they were becoming major motion pictures. One movie poster - created by Luc H. ‘26 - was a hit with the author of the book, and she shared his work online.
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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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  • Lucille P. '28 wins Hispanic Heritage Month Contest, College Scholarship

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest fifth grader Lucille P. won a full 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation from a statewide Hispanic Heritage Month student essay contest. Lucille detailed what an inspirational influence her tennis coach, Jorge, has been in her life.
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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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  • Audition for MS Play "Stone Soup"

    by Stephanie McCarthy & Lillian Nelson, Directors
    Shorecrest sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited to audition for the Middle School play "Stone Soup." 
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  • Chocolate for Día de los Reyes Magos

    by Nayka Miller, Middle School Spanish Teacher
    On January 6, Señora Miller's sixth and eighth grade Spanish students received Monedas de oro de chocolate (chocolate, gold coins) and learned about Spanish folklore for Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day or Three Wise Men Day), traditionally marked by spectacular parades throughout Spain and Latin-America. 
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  • MS Girls Soccer vs Berkeley Prep

    by Coach Dougherty
    Chargers vs Berkeley Prep: 0-3 Loss
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Academy of Holy Names

    by Coach Idinge
    Chargers vs. Academy of Holy Names: 1-2 Loss
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  • Upper School Curriculum Sampler [Video]

    Shorecrest eighth grade families and prospective incoming Upper School families are invited to watch a virtual Upper School Curriculum Sampler.
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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.