by: Ellen H. ‘26 and Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
Fifth graders at Shorecrest were treated to a visit by Sidney Wall ‘13, who is serving in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa. Sidney, her mother, one of her brothers and few of her other family members attended Shorecrest. Her mother, Beth Bartlett ‘85, currently teaches Upper School math. Home for a brief visit, Sidney took time to visit the fifth grade classes to share about the Peace Corps and Lesotho’s culture and geography.
When Marissa Streng was in third grade, her school participated in a project fair called Invention Convention. She was tasked with inventing something that did not yet exist. Working solo, Marissa put her attention to her dog, Mojo, and decided to make something for dogs. She envisioned her dog in a tube filled with warm air to dry him off, and named her invention the Puff-N-Fluff. This week Marissa (who is now 17 and a junior in high school) visited Shorecrest to talk to fifth graders about being inventors.
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.
Journey under the sea with Shorecrest Middle School Theatre as they bring Ariel and her aquatic friends to life in "Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.," adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture. Showtimes are November 2 evening performance at 7pm and November 3 matinee performance at 2pm. Both performances will be in the Janet Root Theatre. Admission is $10, and $5 for Shorecrest students. Ticket sales begin October 29.
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.
The Shorecrest Chargers Girls Basketball season begins on October 29. If you have a daughter in Middle School or Upper School, the team wants your help in building a new program. The Chargers will have at least one Middle School team, with the possibility of two teams based on need. There will also be a Varsity team. A mandatory meeting (and pizza night!) for all interested girls and their parents will be held on October 18 at 6:30pm in the Crisp Gym.
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!