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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Advancement Intern

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest’s Advancement department is looking for a summer intern! Provide support creating social media posts, drafting alumni and annual fund appeals, writing and editing various content and working within a database.
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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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  • 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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  • Seniors Earn Rotary Club Outstanding Youth Awards

    by Erich Schneider, Assistant Head of Upper School
    Two members of Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Class of 2019, Renice Dacres and Graham Heckert, were recipients of the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg’s 81st Outstanding Youth Awards. The students were selected by Upper School faculty/staff on the basis of scholarship, character, and service. They were celebrated along with 12 other students from seven St. Petersburg-area public and private high schools at a luncheon sponsored by the Club and received a cash prize.
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  • 1989 State Championship Baseball team reunites for 30th Anniversary

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Thirty years ago the Shorecrest Chargers celebrated their 9-3 victory over Miami Westminster Christian to win the 1989 Florida State Championship. The 1989 Shorecrest team also finished the season with the most wins in Shorecrest history. On Friday, April 5, Shorecrest will honor the team’s members prior to the varsity baseball game at 4:30pm. Friday’s festivities include a presentation of commemorative baseball caps, ceremonial first pitch and a pre-game program honoring the Charger baseball team. We congratulate the 1989 State Champion Charger team for reaching the pinnacle of success in high school baseball!
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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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  • COLLEGE ATHLETIC SIGNING DAY AT SHORECREST

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    At a special assembly in the Janet Root Theatre on March 25, five members of the Shorecrest Class of 2019 signed letters of intent to play at the college level in their respective sports. We are so proud of all that these impressive Chargers accomplished in both their studies and athletics.
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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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  • State of St. Pete: Athletics, May 2

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Featuring Matt Silverman, President of the Tampa Bay Rays and Vice-Chairman of the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
    Thursday, May 2
    6pm: Reception
    6:30-7:30pm: Community Conversation / Program
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  • Call for Nominations: Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award & Charger Hall of Fame

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Do you know a Shorecrest player or coach who has distinguished themselves in athletics while at Shorecrest? Is there a Shorecrest graduate who has attained outstanding achievements and success in their profession and/or provides outstanding service to their communities? Nominate someone today for the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award and Charger Hall of Fame!
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  • Little Breakfast and Ribbon Cutting welcomes Shorecrest’s youngest Chargers to the Mike Murphy Experiential School

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The morning of March 18 was an exciting one for Shorecrest’s Alpha and Junior Kindergarten students and their families as The Experiential School of Tampa Bay settled into its permanent home in the Mike Murphy Experiential School building. On the first day back from Spring Break, faculty, staff, Experiential School students and families gathered for a celebration to acknowledge this special moment and to highlight the value placed on community-building and family engagement.
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  • Service Week 2019

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Before spring break, students fulfilled an important rite of passage and requirement in Shorecrest’s Upper School - Service Week. Now in its tenth year, Service Week began as a student-led initiative and continues its proud tradition of including student voice and choice. Over 300 students in the Upper School committed to serving at either the local or national level, providing over 4,000 hours of community service by the time the week was completed.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Thank you for Capturing Charger Commons

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    A special thanks to Shorecrest parent Chris Rafter for piloting his drone during Thursday’s Transform Milestone Celebration, showcasing some of the innovation that will be fostered by Transform. Shorecrest faculty, Richard Rho, along with Upper School Chargers, used 3D printers to create the vibrantly colored letters R-I-S-E that the drone carried above the crowd!
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  • Improper Moms Tea Party

    by Big Event Committee
    A SCA sign-up party just for moms who are MAD as Hatters!
    Save the date! Friday September 27, 7-10pm.  
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  • Shorecrest Semifinalists Advance in National Merit Competition

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest seniors RJ Ayers, Will Hess and Aidan Samuelson have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All three students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition. In addition to the 3 National Merit Finalists, the Shorecrest Class of 2019 includes four National Merit Commended Students: Benjamin Berner, Jake Freedman, William Newton and Jordan Tralins.
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  • My Experience Hosting an Exchange Student

    by Sandra Epstein, Alumni Legacy Parent
    "Over the course of our past fourteen years at Shorecrest, I have heard about the exchange student program, but had never given it much consideration. As a busy mother of three over-scheduled daughters, and a working mom trying to run a dental practice, this did not seem like a very practical idea. However, as the girls became older and more self sufficient, I began to think about the prospect of hosting a student and the experience it could provide us all. The month we spent with Macarena was an amzing experience for us all, and I am thrilled that we took advantage of this opportunity! I am a firm believer that our children learn more from experience rather than schoolwork alone, and this was one that I hope my children benefitted from in many different ways."
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  • Shorecrest multi-touch book now in the iTunes Store

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is proud of its longstanding commitment to innovation, technology integration and preparing students for their futures. In the multi-touch book found here, experience the Shorecrest journey of educational technology and innovation from its 1923 humble roots to its 2016-2018 Apple Distinguished School recognition and 2018-2021 reinstatement as an Apple Distinguished School. The book illustrates how each day, in ways large and small, learning with Apple technology helps the Shorecrest community collaborate, communicate, take risks, and think differently.
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  • Shorecrest boys make first state soccer final

    by Rodney Page, "Tampa Bay Times" Preps Reporter
    Shorecrest will play for its first boys soccer state championship after a convincing 3-1 win over Maitland Orangewood Christian on Saturday night. The Chargers, who have not lost a home game in two years, scored in the first five minutes, built a three-goal, second-half lead and held on for the win.
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  • Dr. Sherri Danyali Promoted to Head of Experiential School

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Dr. Lisa Bianco, Shorecrest Head of Lower School, and Headmaster Mike Murphy are pleased to announce that Dr. Sherri Danyali will assume the role of Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay.
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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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  • Welcome French Exchange Students

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    French high school students from Lycée Bayen in the champagne region of France arrived on campus Friday morning for a two-week stay. The visit is part of an international exchange that is now in its 24th year.
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  • Shorecrest Headmaster Mike Murphy Announces Retirement

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Shorecrest Headmaster since 2005, Mike Murphy has announced that he will retire from Shorecrest at the end of the 2019-20 school year.

    "My mother gave the five of her children advice about being a guest. Be on time, bring a gift, offer to help with the dishes, and leave before you wear out your welcome. During the past 14 years I have tried to follow her advice, and it is with her words in mind that I now look forward to moving to the next stage of my life at the end of the 2019-2020 school year as I retire as Headmaster of Shorecrest," wrote Murphy in a letter to the community.
     
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  • Shorecrest Announces Athletic Director Anthony McCall as New Varsity Head Football Coach

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Starting with spring practices, Anthony McCall, Shorecrest’s Athletic Director, will lead the Chargers on the gridiron as their new Varsity Head Coach. McCall will replace Coach Steve Dudley, who has served as the Varsity Head Coach since the Fall 2014 season.
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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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  • Alexander Awarded Distinguished Service Scholar, CASE District III

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Stacy Alexander, Shorecrest’s Director of Alumni and Community Engagement, was awarded the Distinguished Service Scholar scholarship for 2019 from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III. The scholarship will provide funding for her attendance at the organization’s annual conference and a mentoring opportunity with a CASE professional. Alexander also received the Emerging Leaders Scholarship.
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  • A Loss to Our Community - Judy Roberge

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    The Shorecrest community is saddened to share the passing of one of our dear and long-tenured community members, Ms. Judy Roberge. A parent of alumnus T.C. Roberge '92, and past President of the Shorecrest Community Association (formerly known as SPA), and a Shorecrest employee since 1996. Judy has served as the school Registrar for the past 18 years.
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