2019

  • 6 Shorecrest Seniors Recognized by National Merit Program

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Shorecrest seniors Kanaley Cenedella, Matthew Danielson,Nolan Pollack, Aliyah Samuelson and Kyle Wadley have been named National Merit Commended Scholars. Ceci Garcia, also Shorecrest Class of 2019, was named a National Hispanic Scholar. All 6 students were recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for the exceptional scores on the 2018 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®)
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  • Brenna Dukes '21 Selected for Youth Leadership Pinellas

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Shorecrest junior Brenna Dukes has been selected for the Youth Leadership Pinellas (YLP) Program for the 2019-2020 school year. Founded in 1998, Youth Leadership Pinellas is a series of interactive days designed to educate high school teens on community resources and issues, develop an excellence in leadership, build teamwork skills, and foster involvement in community services. Only 40 students are selected for each YLP class. 
     
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  • Super Readers Unite at Book Fair

    by Tonya Farkas and Bernice Murphy, Book Fair Co-Chairs
    Next month is our Follett Book Fair on campus. The theme this year is Superheroes! The Book Fair will then be open November 4-8, 8am-5pm in the SAC.
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  • SCA Presents: Kelly Venuti on Student Anxiety, Oct 21

    by SCA Board
    Join SCA on Monday, October 21 from 8:30-10:15am in the Janet Root Theatre for a special guest speaker: Kelly Venuti, LMHC of Vitality Counseling, Certified Brain Health Coach. At this informational presentation get tips on how to support your anxious child and learn when to seek help.
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  • Fall Food Drive Going on Now

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning,
    The Shorecrest community has begun a fall Food Drive for The Kind Mouse, a local food pantry serving Pinellas County families in transition and their chronically hungry children. The drive runs until after Thanksgiving. Please donate only the items listed. 
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  • How to Order a Yearbook

    by Casey McDonough, Upper School Art Teacher
    The Shorecrest community and activities are featured annually in our yearbook, “Crestviews.” This student-made publication is free for seniors and $50 for others to purchase.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Sue Shin ‘94 and Daniel Kim

    by Olivia Segalman, Advancement Associate
    Over the course of the year we will be highlighting some of our Contributing Chargers, those members who have participated in Two Funds. One Mission., and sharing their stories of why they gave. Today’s Contributing Chargers, Sue Shin ‘94 and Daniel Kim, are a returning family to our community.
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  • Why Participate in the Annual Fund? [video]

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Why is participating in the Annual Fund important? Since tuition does not fully cover the school’s operational costs, the success of the Annual Fund is crucial to providing excellence in academics, arts, and athletics for students of all ages.
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  • Bees and a Pollinator Garden Coming to Campus

    by Natalye Horne, Second Grade Teacher
    Second graders are excited to announce they are getting a beehive on the back campus. They are also planting a pollinator garden on the Lower School campus.
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  • Carolyn Sloss '85 to be honored with the 2019-2020 Shorecrest Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni
    On March 6 during an Upper School assembly, Carolyn Sloss ‘85 will receive the 2019-2020 Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award. Carolyn has had an established and successful career as a communications professional. She is a Vice President with Allied Global Marketing and in 2001 opened its first office in the South where she oversees 30 employees as well as national account management and strategic planning. In addition to her successful career she has always remained civic minded. Carolyn volunteers with numerous nonprofit and service organizations and has made service a priority in her busy life.
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  • Five Student Films Selected for Festival

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Digital Film Teacher
    Five Shorecrest Upper School student films were official selections for the All American High School Film Festival. The Chargers' films will be screened at the festival in Times Square, New York City, on October 12 and 13. Over $400,000 in prizes and scholarships will be awarded.
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  • Upcoming Chargers Alumni Athletic Events

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Thanksgiving Soccer Classic on Friday, November 29 
    2019 Alumni Basketball Game on Saturday, December 21

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  • Roderick Fludd Awarded by Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    It is with great honor that this year Roderick Avery Fludd, Shorecrest’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion was recognized for his tireless efforts and hard work in creating and sustaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive community.
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  • Blood Drive, Sept. 25

    by Leddon Zwack '21
    Please consider donating blood on Wednesday, September 25.
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  • PRO THEATRE PREP ABROAD, Info Meeting Sept 26

    by Cheryl Lee, Performing Arts Chair
    Join fellow Shorecrest travelers who share a deep love for Theatre. Immerse yourself in the British cultural environment of London and Stratford-upon-Avon June 22 – July 1, 2020 (10 days). Capacity is limited to 12 Upper School students. Additional Family members are welcome – age 13 and older. Want to learn more? Please attend an information meeting on Thursday, September 26 at 7pm in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest.
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  • Hurricane Dorian Aid

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning,
    Thank you to everyone who reached out wanting to help provide relief to those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning, has been monitoring the situation closely and decided to extend our support to Sol Relief. They are an organization working with volunteer pilots to get supplies to affected areas quickly and safely. You can find more information at https://solrelief.org/dorian.
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  • Hosting an International Student

    by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes, Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management
    New Oasis International Education is looking for nurturing and supportive host homes for international students.
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  • Crossing the Bay at Palladium

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Musical Theatre Director
    From the creators of Webb’s City comes a new musical about Old Florida, Bay-Crossed lovers, Ancient rivalries, Tampa vs. St. Pete. "Crossing the Bay" takes a romantic journey back to the founding of St. Petersburg, and is a show packed with local history and alive with characters. It is inspired by Jane Austen’s enduring classic, "Pride and Prejudice," reset in 1880's Tampa Bay. Book & Direction by Bill Leavengood '78, Shorecrest alumnus and Upper School Musical Theatre Director. Tickets are available on The Palladium website: https://www.mypalladium.org/crossing-the-bay-a-concert-version/. Promo code CTB2019 allows the Shorecrest Community to get $29 tickets for $20.
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  • Two Funds. Twice the Impact.

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement and Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Over the course of these early months of the school year, you will hear about our Two Funds. One Mission. efforts. This is a pivotal year to sustain the Shorecrest Annual Fund and finish Transform. When we make a gift to Shorecrest, we are really just a giving to each other.
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  • Jack and Jill and Shorecrest Partner for 3rd Annual College Fair, Sept 15

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    The Tampa Bay Area's only HBCU College Fair has expanded into a three-day event series from September 12-15 themed HBCU College Fair Reunion Weekend. The weekend culminates with the third annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair from 1-4pm on Sunday, September 15, at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg.
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  • Dr. McLemore Joins Google Certified Innovator Program

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Google for Education Team and Shorecrest Preparatory School would like to celebrate Dr. Caitlin McLemore, Shorecrest’s Middle and Upper School Librarian and Technology Specialist. Caitlin was recently accepted into the Google for Education Certified Innovator program through a highly competitive process.
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  • Welcome new Faculty/Staff 2019-2020!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is excited to announce changes and new additions to our faculty and staff for the 2019-20 school year.
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  • Nancy Spencer

    Nancy Spencer Named Shorecrest Head of School effective July 1, 2020

    by Stacy Alexander, Director Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Shorecrest Preparatory School Board of Trustees has appointed Nancy L. Spencer as its Head of School effective July 1, 2020. Spencer will serve as the school’s 7th Head since the school was founded in 1923.
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  • Shorecrest Shines at Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Senna Prasatthong-osoth ‘19 to represent Florida at The Jimmy Awards in NYC, summer 2019.
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  • A Tribute to Señora Andrés and Dr. Littlefield

    by Rebecca Reeder, Shorecrest parent
    Shorecrest is saying farewell to two long-standing faculty members at the end of the 2018-19 school year. Señora Teresa Andrés, Upper School Spanish Teacher, has been at Shorecrest since the fall of 1980. Emerson “Doc” Littlefield, Upper School English Teacher, began his Shorecrest tenure in 1984. Both educators are known for building a deep rapport with students, and having a knack for keeping lessons relevant. Their presence on campus will be deeply missed.
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  • Commencement 2019

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Sunday, May 19, 2019, Shorecrest Preparatory School held its Commencement Ceremony for the 72-member Class of 2019.
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  • Baccalaureate of the Class of 2019

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Seventy-two seniors, their families and friends gathered in the Janet Root Theatre for Baccalaureate on Saturday, May 18, 2019. Eight students spoke, reflecting on their Shorecrest experiences.
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  • Dr. Baralt awarded 2019 Elizabeth Samuelson Community Spirit Award

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The Elizabeth Samuelson Community Spirit Award was initiated in 2018 in honor of Elizabeth Samuelson, who during her time as a parent and Trustee at Shorecrest engaged in every possible volunteer activity, modeled inclusivity and was a magnet for attracting others to be involved in the Shorecrest Community. The award acknowledges the importance of community building and the positive energy and impact an individual can bring to a school. The recipient for 2019 is a unanimous choice by the four School Heads and Headmaster. She has supported students, teachers and families on every inch of our campus and beyond.
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  • Michael Root ’85 named the Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award Recipient for 2018-19

    by Stacy Alexander Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    During a recent, special Upper School assembly, Michael Root ’85 was presented with this year’s Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award. The award was presented in the Janet Root Theatre, a familiar and sentimental location for the Root family.
     
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  • SHORECREST SENIORS CELEBRATE NATIONAL COLLEGE DECISION DAY

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    May 1 is National College Decision Day, the day many colleges and universities request a commitment from incoming students. Members of Class of 2019, as well as younger Chargers, faculty and staff, wore their college T-shirts to campus to celebrate another great year of college placement success. View College Decision Day photos on the Shorecrest Facebook page.
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  • Shorecrest's "Cinderella" wins Broadway Star of the Future Outstanding Musical

    by Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair Arts & Humanities Department
    Congratulations to the "Cinderella" Cast & Creative Team for being named the 2019 Broadway Star of the Future Outstanding Musical. Broadway Star of the Future Awards are Regional awards affiliated with the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) or the Jimmy™ Awards. The Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor is awarded annually to two grand prize winners selected from a group of student performers representing participating professional theatres nationwide.
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  • Volunteers Make the Difference

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Shorecrest Community Association hosted an appreciation breakfast to thank all school volunteers for what they did to make the 2018-2019 school year so special. Grandparent Council Chair Donna Gaffney introduced the day’s guest speaker, International and New York Times Bestselling author and Shorecrest parent Ashley Rhodes-Courter and her topic "The importance of volunteerism and giving back." The incoming SCA Board for the 2019-2020 school year was voted on and announced. The volunteer breakfast is also when the annual recipient of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award is announced each year. Last year’s winner, Corrie Stover ‘90, was there to present the 2018-19 award. Congratulations Anne Dowling and Heather O’Neill as this year’s Janet Root Volunteers of the Year! 
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  • Chargers Sign to play College Athletics

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    In May, three seniors celebrated their collegiate athletic commitments. Renice Dacres ‘19, State Champion in the Triple Jump, will be playing basketball for Barry University in Miami, FL. Karlie Kongsiri ‘19, the Class of 2019 Salutatorian, will sail for the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA, and RJ Ayers ‘19, Captain of the Shorecrest football team and State Runner-Up in the Shot Put, will play football at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. These 3 students join the 5 previously announced in continuing their athletic careers at the next level.
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  • Amazing Results for Track and Field Chargers at State Meet

    by Coach Cameron
    After a long, successful season the Varsity Track and Field Chargers ended with some great performances at the State meet in Jacksonville, FL, including Renice Dacres ‘19: State Champion / first place in Triple Jump and State Runner-up /second place in Long Jump; RJ Ayers ‘19: State Runner-up / 2nd place in Shot Put.


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  • Head of School Search Committee Update about Finalists

    by Elizabeth Samuelson and Beth Vivio, Search Committee
    The Head of School Search Committee is pleased to announce that we have selected three finalist candidates for the Head of School position. The candidates will be visiting campus on the dates listed on the Head of School Search page of shorecrest.org. Parents and community members are encouraged to meet our finalists at one of the Q&A Sessions. Finalist's bios will be posted on this page as well.
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  • Caleb Kravitz ‘20 Wins Grand Prize in National Video Contest

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    During an Upper School assembly on Monday, Caleb Kravitz ‘20 discovered he is the Grand Prize Winner of Toyota’s TeenDrive365 Video Challenge! Along with the $15,000 in prize money, Caleb will have the chance to work with a Discovery Education film crew to reshoot his winning video as a TV-ready PSA.
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  • Meet Felicia Mendenhall, new Registrar

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Felicia Mendenhall is the new Registrar at Shorecrest. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in Finance, and later an M.B.A. from the University of Houston. Felicia taught Spanish for two years, middle school math for 10 years and technology for five years while in her role as Technology Integrator.
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  • A Community Endeavor: The Heart and Hearth of the Transform Campaign

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    When do communities come together? What inspires a group of connected individuals or families to quietly gather and offer their service, time and talents? Isn’t it easier to just go it alone?

    Short term - it is true that we all have busy lives and personal goals, but the long term interdependency of a thriving school community was founded on our common and collective decision to raise, educate and care for our children together.
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  • Charger Hall of Fame and Student-Athlete Awards

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Thursday, April 25, the Shorecrest Alumni Association and the Shorecrest Athletic Department co-hosted the Charger Hall of Fame awards. Alumni, current students, parents and friends mingled during a reception before heading into the Janet Root Theatre for the awards ceremony. Two alumni were inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame and the winners of the Fran Risser Outstanding Female Athlete and Coach Hayford Outstanding Male Athlete Award were announced.
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  • Shorecrest's "Cinderella" nominated for Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair Arts & Humanities Department
    Congratulations to the Cinderella Cast & Creative Team, which has received seven nominations for the 2018-2019 Broadway Star of the Future Awards. Broadway Star of the Future Awards are Regional awards affiliated with the National High School Musical Theater Awards (NHSMTA) or the Jimmy™ Awards. The Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor is awarded annually to two grand prize winners selected from a group of student performers representing participating professional theatres nationwide.
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  • UPPER SCHOOL 2019 AWARDS CEREMONY, Valedictorian Announced

    by Debe Shenkman, Manager of Events
    Shorecrest Upper School hosted the 2019 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 25, in the Janet Root Theatre. This was a special time to honor many different achievements including the College Book Awards, Departmental Awards, Cum Laude Society Inductees, Citizenship Awards, Scholarship Awards, Service Awards, and Athletic Awards. In addition, the Valedictorian and Salutatorian were named.
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  • Spring Cleaning for Pine Ridge

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    The Plains States have been pummeled by consecutive "snowmageddons" and this has particularly affected our Lakota-Ogala friends on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota, where one of our Upper School Service Week trips volunteers. As you start or continue your annual spring cleaning, please consider having your child bring any gently used clothing (particularly cold weather items) to ST4. This clothing drive will run until the school year is over.
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  • 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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  • Shorecrest Annual Fund Colors Their World

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    April is often a month of reflection for our students and their families. As the school year draws to a close, we look back and remember where we started and revel in the realization of how far we’ve come. However, we also acknowledge the time that still remains as an opportunity for continued growth during these last few weeks. In the same way, one can look at the Shorecrest Annual Fund and celebrate just how far we’ve come. As a community, we have raised over $700,000 that will go towards the betterment of our campus, classrooms, extra-curricular programs, and teachers all in an effort to enhance the experience and opportunities of our students.
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  • Relay For Life of Shorecrest 2019 Recap

    by Stacy Alexander and Raffi Darrow, Communications
    Now in its 14th year at Shorecrest, Relay For Life continues to make a lasting impact in the fight against cancer. This student-led initiative raises money for the American Cancer Society through a variety of activities including spirit night events at local restaurants, the Links Project in Lower School, team fundraisers and sponsorships.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.