by: Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
The Shorecrest Experiential and Lower Schools invite you to join us for STEAMakers Open House, Saturday, October 20 from 10am-1pm on the Shorecrest campus. This free event is open to families (current Chargers and prospective families) with toddlers through fourth graders.
by: Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Experiential and Lower Schools
Fall Festival will be held on Friday, October 26, from 10am-noon on Haskell Field. Fall Festival registration is currently open to all Experiential and Lower School students. Please complete registration no later than Friday, October 12.
Junior Kindergarten and second grade teamed up to complete the Global Cardboard Challenge. It was a great joy to see all the children participating, but most importantly to watch the second graders teaching the Junior Kindergarteners how to utilize materials (e.g., tape, scissors, etc.). At the end of their building session, each group admired their masterpiece and some even encouraged other students to play their cardboard game. Overall, the Global Cardboard Challenge was a huge success and a favorite of many!
The Global Read Aloud is once a year, starting in early October and running through mid-November. Last year at Shorecrest, fourth grade tried Global Read Aloud, and this year fourth grade, third grade, and one second grade class are involved. This project is a fun way to expand our Lower School Global Scholars Initiative. The seven Shorecrest classes are connected with classrooms in Illinois. The second and third graders are reading “A Boy Called Bat” by Elana Arnold. Fourth graders are reading “Amal Unbound” by Aisha Saeed.
Beginning Monday, October 1, the Shorecrest community has been celebrating Homecoming Week. The activities, friendly competition, and school spirit is full of much-anticipated traditions in Upper School. The full Alpha through 12th Grade school community gathered for a pep rally on Friday, October 5 in the Crisp Gym. The week culminates with the Homecoming football game on Friday evening, October 5.
by: Dominique Craft, Dean of Curriculum and Instruction for the Experiential and Lower Schools
Are you curious about what Design Thinking is and how it relates to curriculum at Shorecrest? SCA sponsored a parent session about Design Thinking on Tuesday, October 16. A video of the presentation is forthcoming.
If you have an interest in international culture, please join us for an informal meeting after drop-off around 8:15am on Tuesday, November 6 at the Hahn’s home: 115 Cordova Blvd NE, to discuss how we can tap into the wealth of international knowledge that already exists within the Shorecrest community.
by: Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum, 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 see what this is all about in an introductory, welcome session.
In preparation for moving the library into the new building, Mrs. Smay can use some help organizing and weeding the book collection. Duties include pulling books from shelves, checking out books, boxing books, and lifting small boxes of books. No prior library experience needed!