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  • Rising Up!

    Last week I noted the importance of focusing on a priority. Mine is the completion of the second floor of our new facility. While there are other goals that are important for the advancement of the school, few others will affect every child like the second floor of our new Innovation Center and Community Commons.
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  • MLK Day of Service - RSVP for Parade

    by: Roderick Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    Once again the Shorecrest community will participate in St. Petersburg's Dream Big Parade (formerly the MLK Drum Major for Justice Parade.) The parade will be held on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - Monday, January 21. Every member of the community is encouraged to wear your Charger Green & Gold and to march with us as the parade weaves through downtown St. Petersburg.
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  • New SAGE Dining Program Details & FAQs

    by: Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Our school community will enjoy dining together in the new Dining Rooms when we return from Spring Break 2019 on March 18. The new facility has dedicated space for Middle and Upper School student dining and for Lower School dining. Additional details and an FAQ are now available. 
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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 Performing Arts presents "Radium Girls", Jan. 19 & 20

    by: Cheryl Lee, Chair Performing Arts Department
    Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts presents the play "Radium Girls"
    Saturday, January 19, 7pm evening performance
    Sunday, January 20, 2pm matinee performance
    in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest Preparatory School
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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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  • Big Event Tickets On Sale Now

    by: SCA Big Event Committee
    The Big Event ~ Shorecrest in Wonderland
    Friday, March 1, 2019, at 7:00pm at the St. Petersburg Woman's Club.
    Tickets are now available online. Limited quanity available - order now! www.shorecrestbigevent.com. 
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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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  • St. Pete STEAMfest, Jan. 26

    by: Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    You’re invited to a family-friendly, community-wide celebration of all things creative, inventive, imaginative and fun! Saturday, January 26, 2019. 10am – 2pm at Shorecrest Preparatory School.

    St. Pete STEAMfest is an annual event geared toward children in preschool through middle school. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more and RSVP here.
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  • Role of African American soldiers and Women in World War I, Jan 21

    by: Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    History Teacher Ron Heller will be giving a lecture on the role of African American soldiers and Women in World War I. Please join us on January 21, at 5:30pm in the Janet Root Theatre.
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  • SCA Presents Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese

    by: SCA Board
    SCA Presents Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese
    Tuesday, February 19 
    Refreshments: 6:30pm in the JRT lobby
    Symposium: 7-8:30pm in the JRT 
    Don't miss this panel of pediatric experts presenting an evening symposium on adolescent health. Parents of all grade levels are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity. 
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  • Shorecrest Announces Record-Breaking Philanthropic Gift

    by: Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to announce it has received an anonymous $2 million gift to the Transform Campaign. The gift is the single largest in the school's 95+ year history and brings the total raised for Transform to more than $9 million.
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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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