2019

  • An Update from the Head of School Search Committee

    by Elizabeth Samuelson and Beth Vivio, Search Committee
    The Head of School Search is moving along incredibly well, and we are excited by the diversity, caliber and enthusiasm of our candidates. We hope to invite the finalists for the Head of School onto campus for the community to meet in early to mid May. Thank you for your support and patience through this process. We are eager to have community input when our finalists visit.
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  • SCA Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, May 8

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On behalf of all Shorecrest personnel, Mike Murphy and the Shorecrest Community Association invite all Shorecrest Volunteers to a complimentary Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast and Janet Root Volunteer of the Year Award Presentation. Every parent/guardian who has volunteered this school year is invited to join us on May 8Digital invitation to come... please save the date!
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  • Spring Music Concert, Apr 17

    by Ethan Updike, Band Director
    The 2019 Spring Music Concert will feature dedicated student musicians from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Please join us on Wednesday, April 17, 7 - 9 pm.
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  • Middle School Announcements

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    Important announcements, updates and reminders for Middle School Families
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  • Art All Around Campus, and Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Where to find student artwork on campus.
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  • Caleb Kravitz ‘20 Announced as Finalist in National “Teendrive365” PSA Challenge

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Driving while distracted can make it difficult to react during a potential crash, especially for teen drivers. More than 1200 videos created by teens to inspire their peers to drive more safely and avoid risky behavior were submitted in the TeenDrive365 Video Challenge by Toyota and Discovery Education. Among the 10 finalists is Caleb Kravitz '20! Caleb’s video "Don't Recline Behind the Wheel" and the other ten finalist videos can be viewed at teendrive365inschool.com/vote. The public can vote for their favorite video once per day through April 23. The People’s Choice winner will receive $5,000 - so please vote for Caleb every day!
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  • Spring Football is Almost Here!

    by Coach McCall
    The start date for the Middle School Football team has been pushed back to April 29 (was previously listed as April 22).
    The start date for Varsity Football has not changed – be ready for your May 6 start date with Coach McCall!
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  • Celebrate the Arts Week

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, we open the campus to the community each spring during Celebrate the Arts Week, April 8-13, 2019. Following the ES/LS Teach-in on Friday, April 12, LS and ES students will have a performance around 11am. The Week will finish out with Shorecrest Performing Arts' production of the new Broadway adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's “Cinderella,” to run April 11-13, in the Janet Root Theatre.
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  • Oldie Goldie Book Sale Collection

    by SCA
    It's time for some spring cleaning! Help SCA give loved and gently-used children’s books new homes. SCA will start collecting used books on Monday for the annual Oldie Goldie book sale. Collection boxes will be in the hallways of Lower School and in the Middle School breezeway. Used books will be sold to ES and LS students for rock-bottom prices so they can find new literary favorites on the cheap. Proceeds benefit the Shorecrest library.
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  • Parent/Guardian SEED Meeting, Apr. 18

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum was developed and launched at the Wellesley College Center for Women in 1987. It is the nation's largest peer-led leadership organization through which participants develop ways of understanding complex relations between self and systems with regard to race, class, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability/disability, and other  cultural experiences. 
    We are excited to offer parents/guardians an introduction to the program for this year and hope you will join us on Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7-8:30pm.
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  • TOP 10 TIPS TO PERSUADE PICKY EATERS

    by SAGE Dining
    You want your children to have the best nutrition possible—but let’s be real, when it comes to eating new or healthy foods, kids can be stubborn. Don’t despair! These tips from our Dietitians, coupled with some patience and perseverance, will help expand the palettes of even your most finicky eaters.
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  • 2019-2020 SCA Board Positions Open

    by SCA Board
    If you have an interest in serving on the SCA Board for the 2019-20 academic year, or know someone who would be a great fit, nominations and self-nominations are underway! Contact Stacy Conroy at stacyes@gmail.com or 813-944-7951.
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  • Dad Nights Out

    by Matt Frey, Shorecrest Parent
    Shorecrest dads are invited to meet other dads at fun, monthly nights out.  All events will be at 7:30pm unless otherwise stated.
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  • On-Campus Sports Physicals, May 8

    by Athletic Department
    All Florida Orthopaedic Associates will perform physicals for Shorecrest student-athletes currently in grades 5-11 on Wednesday, May 8 at 5:30pm in the Athletic Center. Female and male physicians will be present to conduct the exams. This service will be made available to Shorecrest students only. The cost for the physical will be $20. Please save the date and plan for your child/children to take advantage of this service. If you have any questions please contact the Athletic Department.
     
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  • You're Invited to be a Host Family

    by Shorecrest Admissions
    Shorecrest has partnered with New Oasis International Education to help recruit and house international students at Shorecrest. New Oasis homestay is not about renting a room in an American house, it's about joining an American family. By saying "yes" to the experience, we can foster a global understanding.
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  • Shorecrest Performing Arts presents “Cinderella”

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Over the past year the Shorecrest campus has undergone a transformation. The completion and opening of the first floor of Charger Commons, the new 60,000 square foot facility made possible by the Transform Campaign, marks a major milestone in that transformation. To connect this new chapter of Shorecrest history to the time-honored tradition of "Celebrate the Arts" week, Shorecrest Performing Arts is proud to present the spring musical "Cinderella," April 11, 12, and 13 in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest. Showtimes will be Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 7pm, and Saturday at 2pm and 7pm.
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  • International Day, Sign up today

    by International Committee
    Shorecrest's first International Day is on Wednesday, May 1! Thank you to all who have signed up to represent countries. Please learn more and sign up here: http://signup.com/go/gpCrOTK.
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  • Seventh Grader Nicolas H. Third in State Geo Bee

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest seventh grader Nicolas H. recently competed in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Florida State Competition and finished as third in the state!
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  • Seventh Grade Music Prank

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music Teacher
    As Monday was April Fool's Day, MS Music Teacher Mrs. McCarthy gave the seventh grade Music students a written assessment that was actually a fun prank! Join them in the Janet Root Theatre on May 9 at 2:25pm for the seventh grade Music Performance.
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  • Celebrating Athletics

    by Anthony McCall, Athletics Director
    Each year, the Shorecrest Athletics Program recognizes the male and female student-athlete of the year with the The Coach Philip Hayford Outstanding Male Athlete Award and The Fran Risser Outstanding Female Athlete Award. We will be presenting these awards as part of the Charger Hall of Fame event on Thursday, April 25, which starts with a reception at 5:30pm in the Janet Root Theatre Lobby, followed by the program at 6pm. To continue our celebration of athletics, this year’s State of St. Pete on Thursday, May 2 sponsored by the Alumni Association, is athletics minded. Matt Silverman, the President of the Tampa Bay Rays, Co-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Rowdies and Shorecrest Parent, will present.
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  • Summer Art Programs for Teens & Adults

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Beloved Upper School art teacher and Co-Chair of the Arts & Humanities Department, Charla Gaglio, is opening up her summer programs to Charger parents! Learn more about the two programs: Observational Drawing and Painting
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  • Varsity Chargers Softball Week of April 1

    by Coach Galinski
    Chargers 3, Indian Rocks Christian 9
    Chargers 0, St. Stephens 12
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  • AgileThought Sponsors Middle School in FIRST® Lego League Challenge

    by AgileThought blog
    AgileThought—a national provider of enterprise custom software solutions and development consulting to Fortune 1000 clients—will be sponsoring Shorecrest Preparatory School’s robotics club as they compete in the FIRST® Lego League Florida state competition on Saturday, April 6, 2019, in Delray Beach, Florida.
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  • Charger Winnings Success!

    by SCA Board
    The Big Event Chairs, as well as the SCA Board, would like to thank the following people for their assistance in making Charger Winnings so successful: all Shorecrest teachers / staff who donated their time and items, Sam Soth, Charlene Hosseini, BA Beatty, Annette Eichenbaum and Eve Cline. A special thanks to Catherine Nelke and Heather Delrahim for their time on the class books project.
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  • SAGE Dining Details & FAQs

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Charger Commons has dedicated space for Middle and Upper School student dining and for Lower School dining. Additional details and FAQs are here.
     
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  • International Connection Community Survey

    by International Connection Committee
    In order to better understand Shorecrest’s international profile and the Shorecrest community’s interest in becoming more engaged in future activities, we would be most grateful if you would complete this brief questionnaire.
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  • Register Now for Summer at Shorecrest

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Registration for summer programs is now open! Summer at Shorecrest offers camps, programs, and classes for students age 4-years-old through high school; there are even offerings for parents this summer! Visit www.shorecrest.org/summer for full descriptions, schedules and registration.
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  • VARSITY CHARGERS SOFTBALL RECAP FOR THE WEEK

    by Coach Galinski
    Chargers 15, Clearwater Central Catholic 8
    Chargers 1, Admiral Farragut 16
    Chargers 9, Northside Christian 6
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  • What Color Did You Pick?

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Over the last week, Lower School students gathered together during their art classes to help the Shorecrest Annual Fund team with a special project: coloring in the progress of our community’s fundraising efforts so far for Shorecrest! Each student carefully selected a colored marker then approached the massive 5’ x 3’ Color Their World board to make their mark.
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  • GaL Dodgeball **Postponed**

    by Beth Bartlett, Club Faculty Advisor
    Dodging for Dollar$ has been postponed.
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  • Starting a Garden

    by SAGE Dining Services
    Did you know that more than 200 of the school communities SAGE serves have a type of garden — from simple herb boxes to full-fledged farms? Campus gardens provide endless opportunities for learning, and they have a positive impact on the food and vegetable consumption of the students. Spring means it's time to start planting your garden. If you’re eager to start but new to the gardening game, check out these basic tips and helpful hints. You're just a few steps away from enjoying fresh fruits and vegetables grown right at your own home!
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  • Fifth Grade Music Performance

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher
    The 5th Grade Music Performance celebrated 50 years since the release of the beloved musical film "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." Students sang featured songs from the film including "You Two," "Hushabye Mountain," "Doll on a Music Box / Truly Scrumptious," and of course the title song, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang."  For their finale, the fifth graders sang a song from "The Prince of Egypt."
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  • Karina Eide Young Writers Award Winner

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest seventh grader Zach Z. won Honors for his essay among thousands of national entries in the Karina Eide Young Writers Awards. He was featured on the cover of the March 2019 “Dyslexic Advantage Newsletter” for his accomplishment, and his poem was published on page 44.
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  • Thank you Book Fair Volunteers

    by SCA Board
    Thank you to Book Fair Co-Chairs Tonya Farkas and Bernice Murphy and all of their helping hands for their extended Book Fair hours this year and helping everyone find just what they need to read!
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  • Varsity Chargers Softball Recap, Week of March 18

    by Coach Galinski
    Chargers 10, St. Petersburg Catholic 5
    Chargers 5, St. Stephen’s Episcopal 20
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  • After School Clubs, Chinese Language club

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Registration for session 4 After School Clubs is currently open online at: https://shorecrest.campbrainregistration.com. Clubs are available for ES, LS and MS students, and run April 1 - May 10; with a make-up week May 17.
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  • Carline & Schedule Changes

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The attached map highlights the new construction zone, which has taken effect. The entrance of Pratt Blvd. is two-way to allow cars to exit the First Street parking lot, but otherwise campus traffic will be one-way at all times. Please see the Traffic Map shared here.
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  • Extended Day Updates

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    When the Shorecrest community returns from Spring Break, Extended Day for Alpha - 4th grade will be relocated. A new student check-out system will also be implemented. Anyone picking up a student should enter through the main door of the Mike Murphy Experiential School, located towards the right when facing Charger Commons, the new building (view map for location). At the desk the parent/guardian will show ID and sign out the student. They will receive a pass to give to the teacher and retrieve the child.
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  • Milestone Celebration reveals Charger Commons and much more!

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On the morning of Thursday, February 28, 2019, the full Shorecrest community gathered to celebrate a major milestone in the Transform Campaign. Almost one year to the day of the campaign's public launch, the school community celebrated the opening of the first floor of the new 60,000 square foot facility and the building's new name - Charger Commons
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  • THE POWER OF COLLECTIVE GIVING

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    “The families of Raymond James were proud to join together to make a substantial collective gift to Shorecrest’s Transform Campaign. Collective giving has the potential to substantially grow philanthropy and build stronger communities. Giving as a group has allowed us to achieve greater impact to something that we all value, the experience that Shorecrest provides our children,” said Jim Bunn, President of Global Equities & Investment Banking for Raymond James and Shorecrest parent.
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  • Middle School Download: Athletics [Video]

    by Athletics Department
    The Chargers Athletics Department presented to parents of students in grades 5-8 about how to become involved in Chargers Athletics. A full video of the seminar may be found here.
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  • Toast and Tour

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    More than 150 people, including Shorecrest parents, board members, faculty and staff gathered on February 28 under a bubble-filled sky to celebrate the opening of the first floor of the new 60,000 square foot facility and the building's new name — Charger Commons. The Toast & Tour event provided an opportunity to toast to the tremendous progress of the reimagined lower campus and acknowledge the Shorecrest community for all of its efforts in making the first phase of the Transform Campaign a success.
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  • Carnaval in Spanish Class

    by Nayka Miller, MS Spanish Teacher
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  • MS Track Championship Success

    by Coach Richie Cameron
    On March 5, Shorecrest hosted the Middle School Track and Field Championships. Despite competing against 22 teams in windy and cold weather, the day was a big success for the Chargers! The girls worked for every point they earned, placing 4th overall. It came down to the wire for the boys championship, with Shorecrest taking the title by 2 points in the end.
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  • Nicolas H. named National Geographic GeoBee Florida State Competition Semifinalist

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest seventh grader Nicolas H. has been notified by the National Geographic Society that he is one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2019 National Geographic GeoBee Florida State Competition. The contest will be held on March 29. School GeoBees were held with fourth- through eighth-grade students throughout the state to determine each school champion. Nicolas won the Shorecrest Bee for the fourth year in a row! School champions then took an online qualifying test, which they submitted to the National Geographic Society. The National Geographic Society has invited up to 100 of the top-scoring students to compete in the State GeoBees.
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  • Blood Drive, 3/20

    by Leddon Zwack '21
    Parents/guardians, older students, faculty and staff, please consider donating blood on Wednesday, March 20. The OneBlood bus will be parked behind the Athletic Center from 11am-4:30pm.
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  • MS Robotics Win Innovative Solution Award and More

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    The Middle School Robotics teams (Team 1448/The Force and Team 1449/The R2D2s) competed at the West Florida FIRST Lego League Regional tournament on February 23. Team 1448/The Force received the Judges Award for their great effort across all categories - Robot, Project and Core Values, and for their positive, never give up attitude. Team 1449/The R2D2s was awarded the Innovative Solution Award. Additionally, they were nominated for the Global Innovation Award. In addition, the R2D2s received a bid for the State Competition on April 6! 
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  • Eighth Grade Visits Washington, D.C.

    by Dr. Elizabeth Angello, Eighth Grade English Teacher
    Bleary-eyed but excited, eighth grade students and Shorecrest faculty and staff gathered at the airport at 4:30am last Tuesday morning before heading off to Washington, D. C. Their first day in the city was spent in the Smithsonian museums along the National Mall, where they marveled at the Hope Diamond, measured themselves against a full tyrannosaurus rex skeleton, paid their respects to Emmett Till, sat at the Greensboro lunch counter, took selfies with the Batmobile, and viewed the original Star Spangled Banner. Whew!
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  • Packer Invitational Math Competition

    by Mandy Howell, Fifth Grade Math Teacher
    Mathletes from Shorecrest fourth, fifth and sixth grades competed in the 1st annual Packer Invitational Math Competition at Largo High school on Saturday, February 23. The Chargers came home with some impressive hardware, including third place overall elementary school!
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  • Pinellas County National History Day Participants

    by David Hodgson, Seventh Grade History Teacher
    Congratulations to the seventh and eighth grade students moving on to the Pinellas County National History Day competition!
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  • Legacy Breakfast 2019

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest alumni and their children who are current Chargers gathered in the Rec Gym on Friday, February 22, for the Alumni Association's annual Legacy Breakfast. It is always a special treat to have this group gather together. Legacies are an important component of community-building here at Shorecrest. Our Alumni and legacy children heard from Bob Willis ‘77.
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  • LATINOS en SHORECREST Meeting, March 6

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Te esperamos a la reunión de LATINOS en SHORECREST:
    Queremos oir tus ideas para las actividades de nuestro próximo año escolar.
    ¡Tus ideas cuentan!
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  • Adolescent Health Symposium [video]

    by SCA Board
    Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese: A panel of pediatric experts presented an evening symposium on adolescent health. Full video now online.
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  • Eighth Graders Build Underwater ROVs

    by Kathryn Jeakle, MS Marine Science Teacher
    The entire eighth grade class broke into teams of 8-10 students. Each team built a complete underwater ROV - the frame, the motors, everything! Once the ROVs were built and the remote controls were tested, each team had a series of underwater challenges for their vehicle to complete. The challenges included picking up diving rings from the bottom of a pool, dropping off artificial coral polyps on an artificial reef, and completing a mock trash clean-up.
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  • Relay For Life Special Events Update

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Pre-Relay for Life Fundraising Lunch was a great success. Team Gold Together Admin and Friends thanks all ES/LS students and parents for supporting the team and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Grillmaster/Headmaster Mike Murphy with the help of administrative staff grilled and prepared over 450 hot dog lunches in the rainy weather! Many Middle School teams sold out of sandwiches, pizza, drinks and more!
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  • YOU can Help Haiti

    by Ms. Janack’s Fifth Grade Social Studies Students
    Fifth grade is partnering with the organization Youth Partners with Haiti to collect items needed in a school and orphanage in Haiti. We are collecting gently used or new recreation items such as games, puzzles, used sports equipment, and dolls. We are also collecting gently used or new educational items such as pencils, paper, flash cards, arts and crafts materials, crayons, and markers. Please check in closets, garages, and toy boxes for items to donate. In the words of the fifth grade students, "Be More! Be a Haiti Hero!" They are collecting through February 22.
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  • Interact Hosting Toiletry Drive

    by Taylor Emerson '19, Interact Club President
    Interact is hosting a toiletry drive starting Monday to collect travel-sized toiletries for the Ronald McDonald House. When new families arrive at RMH, they will be provided with these supplies. Please bring in any travel-sized toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotion, etc.) by February 22. Collection boxes will be in Landy Hall, Upper School. 
     
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  • Become a Parent Ambassador

    by Admissions Office
    Do you remember your first day at Shorecrest? Help a new family by providing a friendly face - become a Parent Ambassador!
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  • Chargers at Regional Science Fair

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science Teacher
    Ten sixth graders represented Shorecrest in the Regional Science Fair. All ten students earned an award at the competition. Congratulations to the students for their hard work and success at the competition!
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  • Jr. Thespians Rock the State Festival

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Troupe 88197 Director
    A total of 16 qualifying students from Shorecrest Middle School attended the Florida State Junior Thespian Festival. Final results found Troupe 88197 with 1 State level Critics Choice, 5 Superior medals, and 15 Excellent medals!
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  • MS at Bay Area Forensics League Meet

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Director
    The Bay Area Forensics League Meet took place on Wednesday, February 6. Twenty-five Shorecrest Middle School students, under the direction and coaching of Ms. Nelson, attended to compete in their speech and dramatic skills against other schools in the Bay area. Shorecrest students earned eleven trophies, including two first place trophies to fifth graders Simone H and Lauren K.
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  • Welcome Caitlin McLemore

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Mrs. Caitlin McLemore is the new Middle School / Upper School Librarian and Technology Specialist at Shorecrest. She is the co-author of the book "Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice," geared toward educators interested in engaging with technology in meaningful ways within the classroom learning environment.
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  • Investing in Progressive Education

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    With Grandparents & Special Friends Day and St. Pete STEAMfest in our rearview mirrors, we can reflect on the success both of these programs have in bringing our ever-growing community together. Our Grandparents and Special Friends, along with families outside of the Shorecrest community had the unique opportunity to experience the inclusive, innovative and transformational education available to our students firsthand. Project- and inquiry-based learning, hands-on activities centered on technology, and a commitment to social responsibility are all hallmarks of a Shorecrest education. These each share something vital in common: they are all supported by The Shorecrest Annual Fund.
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  • Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The attached calendar for the 2019-2020 school year has a few changes that are intentional. While we are still just finishing the first quarter of this school year, we hope this information will help you with you planning.
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  • 35th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day is a beloved Shorecrest tradition, 35-years strong and counting. This year's event, held on January 25, brought together nearly 600 guests for food, music, drama, classroom tours and more. The next Grandparent Council event is a meeting of the Grandparent Book Club on Tuesday, April 16, at 10am in the Middle School Conference Room. The group will be discussing "The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story."
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  • MS Robotics Teams Win Design and Project Awards

    by Christine Scoby, MS Robotics Coach
    The Middle School Robotics teams, The R2D2's and The Force, returned victorious from their First LEGO League Tournament with the prizes for Robot Mechanical Design and Project Presentation. More importantly, both teams earned a ticket to the Regional competition that will be held at Hillsborough Community College in Plant City on February 26.
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  • Results of National History Day at SPS: Triumph & Tragedy in History

    by David Hodgson, MS History Teacher
    Congratulations to the seventh and eighth grade students moving on to the Pinellas County National History Day competition on March 1-2 at Largo High School.
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  • Journaling Life Science

    by Danielle Parrott, Seventh Grade Science Teacher
    In seventh grade Life Science, it is essential that students spend time physically interacting with life and nature around them. Since Florida is a treasure trove of living things, the class heads to the Native Classroom behind Shorecrest every few weeks.
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  • Social Emotional Learning [Video]

    by Kate Fierce, LS & MS Counselor
    Kate Fierce, LS/MS School Counselor, gave a talk focusing on stages of child development geared towards K-5 Families. Find a video of the full presentation here.
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  • Spring 2019 Community-Inclusive Dining Program

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    When we return to school after Spring Break 2019, our community will enjoy the benefits of our new Community-Inclusive Dining Program in the Dining Rooms in our new facility. Starting on March 18, 2019, SAGE Dining Services will offer our community their full-service, community-inclusive program, a major shift from the retail cafe-style program we use currently.
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  • Parent/Guardian SEED - Date Change

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum, will meet on April 18, 2019, 7-8:30pm in the Media Center/Library Classroom. A light dinner will be served. If you are interested in participating in any of this year’s Parent/Guardian SEED group introductory sessions, please complete this form to indicate your interest. *The meeting scheduled for February 7 has been canceled. 
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  • NICOLAS H. WINS SPS NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC GeoBee - 4th YEAR IN A ROW!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The National Geographic GeoBee was held in the Janet Root Theatre on January 17. The top two geographers from grades 4-8 competed on stage, plus last year's winner. The Shorecrest Champion was seventh grader Nicolas H. For the last three years he won at Shorecrest and also qualified to compete at the state level.
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  • HOW TO DONATE OLD TEXTBOOKS

    by Zuri Patel '20, Books Committee Head
    The Upper School Spanish Club is collecting used textbooks to sell online. Profits will be donated to a children’s village in Los Mina, Dominican Republic, through SOS Children’s Villages.
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  • MS Girls Soccer beats Out of Door Academy

    by Coach Betsy Dougherty
    The Middle School girls soccer team ended their season this week with a 4-0 win over Out of Door Academy. 
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  • Shorecrest Announces Historic Philanthropic Evening

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Friday, January 11, a historic philanthropic evening for Shorecrest Preparatory School took place at Sea Salt in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. In one night, an event hosted by several Shorecrest families called “30 for 30” raised $1.2 million for the school’s Transform Campaign. Transform is the final puzzle piece to the Shorecrest campus: creating more than 60,000 square feet of new facilities and reimagining the lower campus to align with Shorecrest’s 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan.
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  • Weiss Family Memorial

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Since the tragic loss of the Weiss family - Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah '16 and Ari '20 - last year, several families, with the support of Headmaster Mike Murphy, have worked to determine how best to honor the Weiss Family on the Shorecrest campus. After a year of careful thought and reflection, the group is proud to share with the community plans for the Weiss Family Stage.
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  • Northeast Little League Registration

    by Northeast Little League
    Northeast Little League invites you to PLAY BALL! Registration is open at: www.NortheastLL.com.
    Standard Registration ends: January 28. Late Registration ends: February 17.
    All players who register will be placed on a team. Tryouts are held so players are assigned to the correct division.
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  • Middle School Eats Like Kings

    by Hélène Simon, MS French teacher
    La galette des rois (King Cake) is a French tradition that is centered around a special pastry that is eaten in France on and around January 6. A prize (such as a bean, coin, trinket or figurine) is hidden inside it. Whoever finds it becomes the king for the day! Middle School Chargers shared King Cakes in French class with two prizes per class for two bossy kings! They also made some fun paper crowns to wear. The prizes were travel-related charms to motivate students to explore and use French abroad.
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