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.
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.
Shorecrest Middle School held its annual Middle School Awards Assembly in the Janet Root Theatre. Awards were presented for academic achievement, Citizen of the Year, Spark Awards in each grade level, as well as the Harold Bruggeman Award and Garrett Staples Award.
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.
by Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
After learning about the cultural aspects and physical features found in Asian countries, fifth grade students in Ms. Janack’s social studies class chose a topic to research in more depth. To present their research students created their own Google Earth Tour.
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!
Sonoma Kasica '24 won the state title in javelin in all classes 1A-4A in Florida! This performance also made Sonoma the first two-time State Champion in the same event. Nine additional Chargers were top 8 finishes and made the podium.
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.
Shorecrest placed 2nd against 6 other Bay Area Independent School teams in the Battle of the Books. The students read the 15 Middle School Sunshine State Young Readers Award titles during the school year and then competed in a quiz bowl.
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.
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.
by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
Roughly 70 participants joined Shorecrest & Clean Coast Initiative on the sand of Upham Beach for an educational Beach Clean Up on Saturday, April 23. Over 71 pounds of trash was collected - most of it was cigarette butts and very tiny pieces of plastic.
Shorecrest hosted the track and field District 11 meet on Thursday, April 21. Twelve teams competed for a district title in the most competitive district in the state by far. After the day-long district competition, the Chargers boys ended the day taking home a hard fought 2nd place, district runner up trophy. After being the district runner-up last year, the girls came back to win the title in the end.
by Christine Scoby, MS Technology Teacher and Robotics Sponsor
Shorecrest Middle School Robotics team 1449, The R2D2s, traveled to Niceville, Florida, to compete in the First LEGO League State Championship. The team developed an app, Bee Cool, that trucking companies that transport bee hives can use to find water sources within 5 miles of the interstate to cool down hives when temperatures reach a dangerous level. The R2D2s earned second place for their robot design.
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.
Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 6-5 Win! Varsity Softball vs. Cambridge Christian School: 5-8 Loss. Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 16-0 Win! Varsity Softball vs. Gibbs High School: 20-0 Win! MS Softball vs. Seffner: 11-12 Loss. MS Softball vs. Pinellas Prep: 1-19 Loss. MS Softball vs. Indian Rocks: 14-14 Tie. MS Softball vs. Bradenton Christian: 17-16 Win!
In a season of surprises, the Varsity Boys Tennis team came through by 1 point over Indian Rocks Christian school to secure the runner up spot in District competition. The boys had individual Championships in back to back years.
The Shorecrest Varsity Girls Tennis team squeezed out runner-up Calvary Christian to win the District 4A Championship, April 13-14. Out of seven teams total, the top 3 final scores were Shorecrest 21, Calvary Christian (CV) 19, and Clearwater Central Catholic (CCC) 18. The Chargers are now repeated as the District Champions, and 5 girls won individual District Championships.
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.
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.
The Global Explorers program was promoted last semester through a logo design contest open to Middle School students. Fifth grader Izzy N. ‘29 won the contest by capturing the spirit of the program with her drawing.
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.
JV Boys and Girls vs. Bradenton Christian: Girls won 3-0, Boys lost 0-7. Varsity Boys vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic: 0-7 Loss. Girls Varsity vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic School: 7-0 Win! JV Girls vs. St. Stephen's: 2-5 Loss. JV Tennis vs. Bradenton Christian: 0-7 Loss.
by Christine Scoby, MS Technology Teacher and Robotics Sponsor
The Shorecrest Middle School FIRST LEGO League robotics teams competed in the West Florida Regional Championship held at State College of Florida in Bradenton on March 5, 2022. Team 1448 came in first place out of 32 teams in the area of Core Values. Team 1449 won first place in the category of robot design and secured a bid to the State Championship.
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.
JV Girls Tennis vs. Cambridge Christian: 6-1 Win! Varsity Girls Tennis vs. St Pete catholic: 7-0 Win! Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic: 6-1 Win! JV Boys Tennis vs. Cambridge Christian: 6-1 Win! Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Clearwater Central Catholic: 5-2 Win! Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Northside Christian: 6-1 Win!
The Chargers placed 2nd overall out of 17 girls teams with a lot of strong performances. The boys also had a strong showing placing 5th overall. There were also some Middle School records set this season!
by Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher, and Allyson Fletcher, Middle School Media Specialist
Sandy Janack, fifth grade Social Studies Teacher, and Allyson Fletcher, Middle School Media Specialist, collaborated in December and January to guide fifth graders through a research project. To present their findings, each student created an infographic.
The STEAM Signature Program in Shorecrest Upper School allows students to pursue STEAM-related coursework and apply 21st Century skills that are applicable across many disciplines while investigating a specialized area of interest. Shorecrest STEAM student, Carson Granese ‘25, has selected Computer Science as his area of study. In many ways he is learning that computer science is not just about writing code, it is about how we use such tools and what we learn when we do.
Varsity Girls Soccer Chargers beat Indian Rocks Christian School in the Regional Semifinals: 3-2. They shutout First Baptist Academy in the Regional Finals: 4-0! Catch the State Semifinal on February 18 at home on Haskell Field at 6pm.
The Junior Varsity Tennis opening week began on Monday, February 14, with a first match against Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. The Boys were swept by SSES in most of the singles and doubles. On Wednesday against ODA, the Boys rebounded and ended with a 3-3 tie. JV Girls tennis lost to St. Stephen's 1-6 and beat ODA 4-3.
Last week the eighth graders shared their Rock Your World projects with Middle School students and faculty. As previously reported, the Rock Your World program guides students to use art and media to offer solutions to, or raise awareness of, global problems.
On the second of February, France celebrates la Chandeleur. The holiday mainly consists of eating crêpes and having fun with family and friends. Thanks to Lily F. and her mother, seventh grade French class had a taste of this delicious French food tradition.
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.
Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Keswick: 63-32 Win! MS Girls Basketball vs. Cambridge Christian: 11-20 Loss. JV Girls Basketball vs. Berkeley Prep: 26-22 Win! MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. St. Pete Christian: 17-30 Loss. JV Boys Basketball vs. Keswick: 58-35 Win! JV Boys Basketball vs. Northside Christian: 41-46 Loss. Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Academy at the Lake: 72-50 Win! JV Boys Basketball vs. Academy at The Lakes: 55-27 Win!
Shorecrest Middle School Robotics Teams, 1449 - The R2D2s and 1448 - The Force, competed in the West Florida First LEGO League qualifying tournament. Both teams received tickets to move forward to the regional competition in March!
by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music and Thespian Director
Shorecrest Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 enjoyed attending the in-person Florida State Jr. Thespian Festival held at the Orlando Convention Center from January 13-15, 2022. The Chargers performed pieces for adjudication throughout the final day, earning a total of 26 individual awards!
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.
MS Green Boys Basketball vs. Northside Christian: 20-45 Loss. MS Green Boys Basketball vs. Indian Rocks: 33-36 Loss. MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. Skycrest Christian: 11-36 Loss MS Girls Basketball vs. Indian Rocks Christian: 20-32 Loss MS Girls Basketball vs. Indian Rocks Christian: 22-32 Loss
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.
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.