I am going to borrow a page from columnist Ernest Hooper’s playbook. Every Monday morning as he highlights people and events in Tampa Bay in the "Tampa Bay Times" he always notes a bumper sticker that has caught his eye. I saw one the other day and regardless of one’s political leanings, the message triggered a thought as we head into Thanksgiving season. Seen on the bumper sticker were the words, “Make America Grateful Again.”
Shorecrest has a longstanding relationship with the Guardian ad Litem Foundation. The Guardian ad Litem Foundation of Tampa Bay provides advocacy and support for abused, abandoned or neglected children in the Guardian ad Litem Program of Pinellas and Pasco Counties. For more than 20 years, the Gift Drive has been the school’s signature service event with participation from Shorecrest families at every grade level. Upper School students formed the Guardian ad Litem Service Club in 2014. Nearly 100 high school students volunteer on behalf of the children year-round. A number of Shorecrest parents and community members also volunteer as Guardian ad Litem advocates.
by: Rachel Barrett, Director of Communications & Marketing
The talented students of the Shorecrest Performing Arts Program presented their annual Fall Showcase on Saturday, November 10 in the Janet Root Theatre. The performance highlighted Upper School song, dance and drama at Shorerest.
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.
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 lived cultural experiences. We invite you to join us for the second session of the 2018-19 school year.