2018

  • Shorecrest Announces Recording-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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  • Upper School Announcements

    by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
    Important Announcements and Reminders for Upper School families and students.
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  • GSI Attends Lecture with Ambassador Wayne

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    Upper School students who participate in Shorecrest’s Global Scholars Initiative attended a lecture by Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne on Thursday, December 6. The Tampa Bay Council on Foreign Relations remarks were titled, “Building Partnership with Mexico.” Ambassador Wayne provided his analysis of a series of issues important to U.S. – Mexican relations.
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  • Upper School Artists Awarded

    by Charla Gaglio, US Visual Arts Chair
    Congratulations to Erin Mullins '20, whose photograph "Cecilia" was selected for the 2018 Drexel Photography High School Contest Exhibition. Congratulations to Lauren White '21, whose drawing "Paganini Still Plays" will be exhibited at the Dalí Museum for the Student Surrealists Exhibition. Congratulations to Angel Cherman '19, whose art work is once again being featured as part of a fundraising event for Academy Prep.
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  • Winter Music Concert [Video, Photos]

    by Ethan Updike, Band Director
    The 2018 Winter Music Concert featured dedicated student musicians from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools. Click to view a video and photos from the show.
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  • Local Producer Shares Wisdom with Recording Arts Students

    by Ethan Updike, Band Director
    Jason Pennock joined the Upper School Recording Arts students on Wednesday to offer a songwriting masterclass. Students played their compositions for Mr. Pennock and received vocal writing and song structure feedback, and gained wisdom as they prepare their final composition projects.
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  • MLK Day of Service - RSVP for Parade & Service Project

    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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  • Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese, Feb 19

    by SCA Board
    “Psychological and Physical Development through the Adolescent-Teen Years” 
    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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  • 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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  • Spring Sport Start Dates

    by Athletics Department
    Spring Sport start dates are around the corner and we’re listing them below for your calendars! If you are interested in conditioning for a team prior to your start date, reach out to the coaches listed or our Strength & Performance Coach, Richie Cameron, and they can help get you going!
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  • HOST A FRENCH EXCHANGE STUDENT for 2 weeks

    by Marina Pallares, US World Language Department Chair
    Host families are needed for two weeks for the annual French Exchange Program, January 31 - February 15, 2019.
    Hundreds of students over the past 23 years have participated in the exchange program between Shorecrest and lycée Bayen, France. Host families are needed to continue this enriching and fun tradition. We need 9 more families for 2 weeks. The 9 students still waiting for host families are all girls. These students are financially independent and have health insurance. All of them speak English.
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  • Join the Flock

    by Big Event Committee
    This year for Grandparents and Special Friends Day SCA is starting a #jointheflock initiative. Florida’s iconic pink yard flamingos will be placed in a flock in front of the Janet Root Theatre to represent that our families are unique but we flock together. The flamingos will be on sale between December 15-January 24 and are $25 each. All proceeds from the sales of the flamingos go directly to the Shorecrest Community Association.
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  • Save the Date: The Big Event, March 1

    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.
    Ticket sales open January 10, 2019.
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  • Amazing Thespian Results at District Meet

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Thespian Troupe Sponsor
    This year Troupe 3140 excelled beyond their highest hopes with a total of 21 Superior scores. Of those Superiors, 3 were Critics Choice Awards and 5 were Critics Choice-Honorable Mentions, and the one-act musical they performed - PUSS IN BOOTS: THE MUSICAL (Book by Bill Leavengood, Music & Lyrics by Rick Crom) - was selected to go to the Thespians Florida State Festival. 
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  • Chargers attend Honor Ceremony for WWII Veterans

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    On November 29, an Honors U.S. History class from Shorecrest Upper School witnessed a French Legion of Honor Ceremony. The Ceremony was held at the French American School of Tampa Bay and was presented by the Consulate General of France. Tampa Bay Area residents Joseph B. Corbin and Francis O. Smith were honored with an award that was created two centuries agoby Napoleon Bonaparte. The Légion d'honneur is France’s highest distinction and today awards allied soldiers that helped liberate France in WWII.
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  • Creating a Family Plan [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest parent Jonathan Bowman recently led a parent workshop about creating a Family Plan. Just like a business plan helps to effectively guide the direction of a business toward achieving goals, a family plan can help keep your household focused! Get tips on how to clarify and simplify your family plan in the video from his presentation below. 
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  • Renice Dacres '19 Joins 1,000 Point Club

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    A recognition ceremony for Shorecrest senior athlete Renice Dacres '19, who has surpassed 1,000 career points for Chargers Girls Basketball, will be held at halftime during the Boys Varsity Basketball game on Friday, December 7. The ceremony will begin at 8pm.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Chargers play Senior All-Star Game

    by Athletics Department
    Three Shorecrest Chargers student-athletes (Jacky Perry '19, Jac St. Cin '19, and Taylor Waldman '19) competed in the Pinellas Volleyball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game at Calvary High School. 
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  • Join Best Buddies at Shorecrest!

    by Brenna Dukes '21 and Samia Hossain '21
    The Upper School SPARC service club is pleased to launch a new service club just for our Middle School peers. It's called Best Buddies. Best Buddies is an international organization that creates friendships between students and a population of special needs students. Their mission is to be the world’s largest organization dedicated to ending the social, physical and economic isolation of the 200 million people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
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  • Dad Nights Out

    by Matt Frey, Shorecrest Parent
    Shorecrest dads are invited to meet other dads at fun, monthly nights out.  All events will be at 7:30p unless otherwise stated.
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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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  • Shorecrest Senior-Athletes Commit to Colleges

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    To date, four members of the Shorecrest Class of 2019 have committed to compete at the college level for their respective sports. These student-athletes, as well as others whose college athletic plans are currently in the works, will be celebrated individually and together at the Shorecrest signing day event on March 25, 2019, in the Janet Root Theatre.
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  • Flu Season Reminders - Cold vs. Flu

    by Donna Conroy, School Nurse
    With cold and flu season upon us, here are a few reminders to help decrease the spread of germs in our school community. Please teach and review with your children good health habits to protect themselves and others.
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  • Shorecrest Swim & Dive Concludes Successful Season

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    Shorecrest Swim and Dive Chargers finished up the 2018 season with a very successful 1A State Meet. Award winners were also announced for the end of the season. Congratulations to these hard-working and deserving athletes!
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  • Calendar for the 2019-2020 school year

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The attached calendar for the 2019-2020 school year has a few changes that are intentional. While we are still just finishing the first quarter of this school year, we hope this information will help you with you planning.
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  • Meet and Play with the Basketball Chargers, Jan 19

    by Coach Justin Saunders
    The boys varsity basketball Chargers would like to invite any interested Lower School families to join them for some Saturday morning Breakfast Hoops. Coffee and donuts will be provided in the Athletic Center lobby, and the varsity players will assist children from grades K-4 with some shooting, passing, and dribbling drills.
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  • Shorecrest claims first state volleyball title

    by Rodney Page, Times Staff Writer
    Almost as soon as the ball slammed to the court, Jacqueline St. Cin '19 started crying. Her thunderous kill, one of 16 on the day, finished off a 25-23, 25-18, 25-22 Class 4A state final win over Palm Beach Gardens Benjamin on Saturday. Her Shorecrest teammates stormed the Suncoast Credit Union Arena floor. They screamed. They jumped. They hugged. They cried. The Chargers are state volleyball champions for the first time.
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  • Shorecrest Swim & Dive Qualifies 14 for State Meet

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    At the 1A-3 Championship meet, our girls out-performed expectations with a big finish as Region Runners-Up! The boys team finished fifth overall out of 32 teams. The 1A State Meet is Friday, November 16 at 9am. Watch live at www.fhsaa.org and Go Chargers!
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  • State volleyball: Shorecrest advances to first final in 23 years

    by Rodney Page, Times Staff Writer
    Shorecrest has played well all season, but the Chargers clearly saved their best volleyball for the postseason. After defeating district rival Calvary Christian in the Class 4A region final more than a week ago, Shorecrest kept up the momentum with an impressive 25-20, 25-22, 25-23 win Saturday afternoon against Jacksonville Providence.
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  • Furry Friend in AP Psych

    by Courtney Ellis, Upper School Psychology Teacher
    Christine Fasan of K9 Holistics visited Shorecrest Upper School's AP Psychology class to help students understand concepts of classical and operant conditioning. Fasan brought Hendrix, a three-legged therapy dog who was rescued a few years ago. The class is studying the psychological components of learning, specifically operant and classical conditioning (ie: Pavlov’s dogs). The students were eager to volunteer to help train Hendrix to make new associations using the positive reinforcer of hot dogs!
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  • Performing Arts Fall Showcase [Video]

    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.
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  • SCA Presentation: Apps Kids Love and What Parents Should Know about Them [Video]

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    On Wednesday, November 14, the Shorecrest Community Association welcomed Dr. Anna Baralt, Shorecrest Director of Educational Technology, to talk to parents/guardians about popular apps that students are using and what parents should know about them. The apps spanned from Snapchat to Fortnite, Houseparty to KIK, vaults and video apps and more. Also at the SCA meeting was Shorecrest Athletic Director Anthony McCall who talked about the wonderful fall season for Chargers Athletics and the growing Intramural Programs for students in Lower and Middle Schools.
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  • We are Still Counting on Your Support!

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    Thanks to the generous support of parents and community members over these past few months, we are 58% closer to achieving this year’s goal for the Shorecrest Annual Fund. While we are more than halfway through our journey to ensure students have the ability to color their world, we still need your support.
     
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  • GSI Students attend Lecture on North Korea

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    Four sophomores who participate in Shorecrest’s Global Scholars Initiative attended a lecture by Scott A. Snyder on Thursday, November 1. The Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations remarks were titled, “From ‘Fire and Fury’ to the Singapore Summit: Prospects for Peacefully Managing the North Korean Nuclear Threat.” Mr. Snyder is a senior fellow for Korea studies and director of the program on U.S.-Korea policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He received his MA from the regional studies East Asia program at Harvard University.
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  • Varsity Volleyball in State Semi-Finals

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Come cheer on your Chargers in the State Semi-Finals at HOME! 4A FHSAA Volleyball State Semi-Finals vs. Providence School in the Shorecrest Crisp Gym, November 10 at 2pm. Admission is $9, per FHSAA.
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  • Chargers Swim & Dive Wins District Meet

    by Coach Patti Nardozi
    Congratulations to Shorecrest Swim & Dive on winning both the girls and boys 1A-8 District Championship Meet.  The winning streak continued for the fourteenth consecutive year!
     
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  • Interact Makes the Day Off a Day On

    by Jessica Thorn, Upper School Interact Club Advisor
    During the day off for Conference Day on November 8, members of the Interact service club spent their morning volunteering at the Kind Mouse. Students labeled and sorted food that will be given to children who are on free and reduced lunch programs.
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  • Cross Country at Regionals

    by Coach Jeff Raab
    The Cross Country team concluded their season this past Friday, November 2. The Girls varsity team ran in the Regional Finals in Gainesville and came up just shy of qualifying for the State Finals. The girls ran a great race - Isabelle Saunders '20 placed 21st and Lili S '25 placed 22nd.
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  • Sailing at SAISA Keelboat Qualifier & South Points 2

    by Sailing Team Parent
    SAISA Keelboat Qualifier: 2nd place.
    South Points 2 Regatta: 2nd place Varsity, 1st place JV.
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  • Dolphin Monitoring Program

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
    Shorecest Upper School students have the unique opportunity to be part of a dolphin monitoring program. The pilot program is an extracurricular activity for the 2018-2019 school year. Students involved dedicate time throughout the school year to assist local scientists with collecting photo-identification and behavior data on local area dolphins.
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  • College Center Virtual Events, Arts & Athletics

    by Bonni Klement, Associate Director of College Counseling
    The Art of College Virtual Event, Tuesday November 6, 7pm.
    Playing the Field Virtual Event, Thursday, November 8, 7pm. 
    Look for a link that night on the College Center page of shorecrest.org.
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  • Chargers attend Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival

    by Marina Pallares, Upper School Spanish Teacher
    Twenty members of the US Spanish Club attended the Tampa Bay Latin Film Festival and viewed the American premiere of ”EL Ídolo," a Mexican comedy by Edwin Neumaier. On Sunday, the jury awarded this film with the El Pulpo award (1st prize!)
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  • Supply Drive for Holy Nativity Episcopal School

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    We have been made aware of a second school that was affected by the Hurricane in Panama City. We would like to do a one week drive from Monday, November 5th to Friday, November 9th for Holy Nativity Episcopal School.
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  • The International Connection

    by Lisa Hahn, Committee Chair
    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.
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  • Seniors Get Life Skills Refresher as Part of Advisory Curriculum

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Wednesday, October 24, Tampa Bay area criminal defense attorney Jay Hebert (father to Andrew '12) addressed the Class of 2019 as part of the senior class "Life Skills" advisory curriculum. He discussed the legal ramifications of unsafe or illegal behaviors that sometimes tempt teens and young adults including drinking and driving, using fake IDs, vaping and illegal drug use.
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  • Shorecrest Designated as Apple Distinguished School

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest Preparatory School is pleased to announce that it has been named an Apple Distinguished School for 2018-2021. Shorecrest was awarded the distinction for its innovative teacher-leaders, its successful 1:1 iPad implementation, and the thoughtful integration of technology throughout its PK-12 program. The 2018-2021 distinction is a renewal based on continued evidence of innovation and academic excellence. Shorecrest first received the distinction in 2016.
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  • Cross Country Chargers Run towards Regionals

    by Coach Jeff Raab
    On Friday, October 19, the teams competed in the CCC Invitational. The Girls Varsity continued their success by winning the CCC Invitational and bringing home the Championship Trophy! The boys team ran well and placed in the top 5.
    Wednesday, October 24, the team traveled to Bradenton to compete in the District Championship. The girls team earned a 3rd place team finish and qualified for the Regional Meet on Friday, November 2, in Gainesville.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Chargers on to Regional Finals

    by Athletics Department
    The Varsity Volleyball Chargers beat Santa Fe Catholic 3-0 to advance to the Regional Finals.
    Regional Finals:
    Tuesday, October 30, at 6pm.
    At (and vs.) Calvary Christian School
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  • Donation Drive for FCIS School Damaged by Hurricane Michael

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Robert F. Munroe Day School in Quincy, Florida, was badly damaged by Hurricane Michael. They are unable to have school on their campus so they have moved to two churches in the area. There are three classrooms and an art room that are being demolished this week. Water and falling roofs destroyed most of the items below and their budget will not allow them to afford to replace these items. Interact Club is collecting donations to help.
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  • Service Week Registration

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Every spring the Upper School dedicates a week to participating in global service projects. The 2019 National and International offerings are now listed on Shorecrest.org. Enrollment for trips must be made by Friday, October 26.  Local opprtunities will be shared in the future on the same page. View options here: https://www.shorecrest.org/page/student-life/service/service-week-2019
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  • Join the Parent/Guardian SEED Group

    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.
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  • Register for Session 2 Clubs, Intramurals

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Session 2 clubs are ready for you to register: https://shorecrest.campbrainregistration.com
    You will see some new clubs such as 2 intramural sports for 3rd - 6th graders, some returning clubs such as Running and Chess, and now even an Upper School offering. Also new is a waitlist system; if your chosen club is full, your student will be waitlisted automatically.
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  • Summer Trip: In the Footsteps of Mozart

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    What do Paris, Salzburg, Vienna, Budapest, Prague and Munich have in common? 
    Mozart wrote, played and most likely slept in all of these places... and you can visit them June 1-18, 2019.*
    *Date change
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  • Sunshine, Wind, and Water: Shorecrest Paddlers make an Historic Journey by Kayak

    by Sally Willis, Shorecrest Parent, Former SPS Teacher
    In 13-mph winds, nine paddlers launched from North Shore Park beach, the 1923 location of Shorecrest Outdoor School, to kayak to the current Shorecrest Preparatory School campus. Under sunny skies and a big headwind, Headmaster Mike Murphy, seniors Walker Willis, Trevor Bernstein, Chris Canizares, Sophie Elwyn, Reagan Quilty, and Lily Schneider, along with alumni Bob Willis, Jr. ’77 and Jackson Willis ’15, jumped in the new, bright green kayaks Walker secured for Shorecrest students to use. The nine cheerful paddlers completed a historic journey from the old Shorecrest campus to the current one.
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  • Varsity Football Playoffs, Oct 26

    by Athletics Department
    The Chargers Varsity Football team is moving on to the SSAC playoffs! Shorecrest is ranked #4 and will be hosting #5, Bishop McLaughlin, at 7pm on Friday, October 26.
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  • Physics Students author Kinematics books

    by Dolores Gende, US Physics Teacher
    Mrs. Gende’s Ninth Grade Honors Physics students wrote books about the physics behind a sport of their choice. Using the Book Creator app, students illustrated what they have learned about linear motion in these very impressive texts.
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  • CHARGERS Swim & Dive SENIORS CELEBRATE WITH A WIN

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    Girls: Chargers 188  Northside Christian 110
    Boys: Chargers 177  Northside Christian 127
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  • Student Preview Latin American Art

    by Marina Pallares, US World Languages Department Chair
    As part of the Upper School Spanish Club's mission to broaden students’ knowledge of Latino culture, 24 students from the Club visited the “Reflections of Latin America Visual Arts Exhibition” at the Gilbert Chapel Gallery. The students were given a special presentation by one of the featured artist, Ms. Kim McDaniel. 
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  • Varsity Golf at Districts

    by Athletics Department
    Congratulations to Isabella Dolan '22 and Bill Bircher '22 who qualified for Varsity Golf Regionals from the District tournament at Dunedin Golf Club! 
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  • Design Thinking in the Lower School [Video]

    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. A video of the presentation is included.
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  • Key Club Cooks for RMH

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History teacher
    Last Sunday, six members of the Upper School Key Club participated in their first cook and serve of the year at The Ronald McDonald House in downtown St. Pete. This is the fourth year the club is providing this much needed service for families whose children are receiving medical care at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital.
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  • Shorecrest Homecoming 2018

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    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.
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  • Engineering Students Visit Shop Class

    by Richard Rho, US Computer Studies & Robotics Teacher
    Students in Richard Rho’s Intro to Engineering, Programming, and Design Principles class had a special lesson this week from Theater Manager Bradley Miller. Mr. Miller gave them a hands-on tour of the theatre workshop. They learned about table saws, circular saws, drills, and also a double bevel compound sliding miter saw.
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  • Shorecrest Theatre Presents "Puss in Boots the Musical", Oct. 11

    by Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair US Arts Department
    Shorecrest Theatre Presents “Puss in Boots the Musical, a Grimm Brothers Production” written by Bill Leavengood '78 with music and lyrics by Rick Crom.
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  • SWIM & DIVE CONQUERS CITY CHAMPIONSHIP MEET

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    Boys won the City Championship meet and girls were runners up. The Chargers won overall combined team. Caleb Kravitz '20 broke two city records in the 200 individual medley and 500 free. 
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  • SWIM & DIVE Win vs IRC & Canterbury

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    GIRLS: Chargers 209 INDIAN ROCKS CHRISTIAN 77; Chargers 201 CANTERBURY 75
    BOYS: Chargers 213 INDIAN ROCKS CHRISTIAN 70; Chargers 187 CANTERBURY 93
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  • Varsity Football Homecoming Game, Win

    by Coach Stephen Dudley
    The Shorecrest Chargers Varsity Football Team held off the visiting Out of Door Academy Thunder by a final score of 8-3 in Friday's SSAC Conference battle in front of a packed Homecoming house on Haskell Field. With the win, Shorecrest improves its record to 4-1 on the season, and secures an automatic playoff berth in the SSAC!
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  • Varsity Golf's Last Four Matches

    by Coach Rick Sopka
    The Varsity Golf Chargers had a busy few weeks of matches and tournaments.
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  • Volleyball Senior Night & MS Volleyball Ends Season

    by Coaches Raquel Ferreira and Betsy Dougherty
    Congratulations to our six senior Varsity Volleyball Chargers who led their team to a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night vs. Admiral Farragut.  

    Up Next: Varsity volleyball is hosting St. Pete Catholic on Tuesday night at 6pm in the district quarterfinals. Per the FHSAA, the admission fee is $6 and must be paid by everyone for entrance to the game. Please come support your Chargers!

    The Middle School Gold volleyball team ended their season this week with a record breaking undefeated season!
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  • XC at FLRunners Invitational and City Meet

    by Coach Jeff Raab
    FLRunners Invitational: Girls Fifth Place
    City Championship: Girls Runners-Up and Boys Sixth Place
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  • Learn more about Girls Basketball, Oct. 18

    by Coach Rodney Brown
    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.
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  • Help Prep the Library for the big Move!

    by Mrs. Smay, Lower School Media Specialist
    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!
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  • Planning the Transform Campaign

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Sometimes it is important to step back from the canvas and let our eyes adjust to see the whole picture before dipping the brush in the next vibrant color... This week many families taking their Hard Hat Tours of the new building at the crest of our campus have asked about the planning that has guided Transform at every stage. Great question!
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  • Sailing at First South Points Regatta

    by Team Parent
    Last weekend the Shorecrest Sailing Team traveled to Hollywood, FL, for the first South Points Regatta of the 2018-2019 season. All the sailors contributed to a successful opening day. The Varsity squad finished 5th out of 24 schools and the JV finished 2nd out of 11 schools. 
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  • SHORECREST SWIM & DIVE TAKES ON SEMINOLE & ST. PETE

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    BOYS: Chargers 98 St. Pete 84; Chargers 114 Seminole 69
    GIRLS: Chargers 77 St. Pete 109; Chargers 138 Seminole 47
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  • Varsity Volleyball Players Awarded, Senior Night 10/9

    by Athletics Department
    Players Chaise Campbell '20 and Annabel Happ '20 were named to the All Tournament Team. Taylor Waldmann '19 took home the title of All-Tournament Team MVP.
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  • Varsity Volleyball: Mustang Invitational Tournament Win

    by Joanna Duff, Athletics Office Assistant
    Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team for winning the 2018 Mustang Invitational Tournament, hosted by Northside Christian! The girls played two matches on Friday and three on Saturday enroute to their Championship. Highlights include Chaise Campbell '20 and Annabel Happ '20 being named to the All-Tournament team and Taylor Waldmann '19 being named Tournament MVP. Congratulations girls!
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  • 7 Shorecrest Seniors Recognized by National Merit Program

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Shorecrest seniors RJ Ayers, Will Hess and Aidan Samuelson have been named 2019 National Merit Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Ayers, Hess, and Samuelson are among the 10 students in the City of St. Petersburg to earn the honor. In addition, four Shorecrest seniors were named Commended Students in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program, scoring in the top 3% of approximately 1.6 million juniors: Benjamin Berner, Jake Freedman, William Newton and Jordan Tralins.
     
     
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  • Experiential School Pep Rally

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Monday the youngest Chargers on campus supported their football team with a first-ever Experiential School Pep Rally. Alpha and JK students were led into the Crisp Gym by football players, watched the cheerleaders perform, had time to play with Sparky - our lightning bolt mascot, and met the varsity football team.
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  • Catching up with JV and Varsity Volleyball

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Varsity Volleyball
    Chargers 3, St. Pete Catholic 0
    Chargers 3, Tampa Prep 1
    Junior Varsity Volleyball
    Chargers 3, St. Pete Catholic 0
    Chargers 1, Tampa Prep 2
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  • CHARGERS SWIM & DIVE CONTINUES SUCCESSFUL SEASON

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    GIRLS: Chargers 137 | ST. PETE CATHOLIC 37; Chargers 113 | CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLIC 67 | Chargers 159 | TAMPA PREP 135
    BOYS: Chargers 139 | ST. PETE CATHOLIC 29; Chargers 79 | CLEARWATER CENTRAL CATHOLIC 103 | Chargers 181 | TAMPA PREP 133
     
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  • Fall Food Drive Going on Now

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Shorecrest is ready to help The Kind Mouse again this year! The Fall Food Drive officially launches on Monday, September 10. Collection bins will be located at each School.
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  • It’s state or bust this season for Shorecrest volleyball

    by Rodney Page, Times Staff Writer
    Shorecrest Prep's volleyball team underwent some changes prior to this season. While the Chargers didn't graduate any players, they did get a new head coach in Raquel Ferreira. And junior setter Annabel Happ and sophomore hitter Kendall Farley are newcomers who get plenty of playing time. After a 13-10 season in which they were the second-best team in Class 4A, District 4 behind eventual state champion Carrollwood Day, the Chargers weren't sure what to expect when this season started. "The biggest challenge for the team this year is that there is new leadership," Ferreira said. "We have two new players and new leadership. It takes time for everyone to adjust."
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  • Shorecrest Annual Fund + Transform

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    With more and more families joining Transform every week, the construction progress continues to grow excitement for our new Dining Hall, Innovation Center and Community Commons, Experiential School and a full acre and a half of newfound greenspace! Every day we are closer and closer.

    In the not too distant future, when we are all in the new building, one thing is for certain; as true as it is today - The Shorecrest Annual Fund is the perfect dance partner for Transform.
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  • Students Study Cultural Ecology

    by Dominique Craft, LS Dean of Curriculum and Upper School Teacher
    AP Human Geography students from Shorecrest's Upper School have been studying cultural ecology by examining environmental sustainability issues in Tampa Bay.
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  • Proud to Host the 2nd Annual HBCU College Fair 2018

    by Roderick Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    This past weekend, the Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. held its second annual College Fair of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). As a graduate of an HBCU, I felt a strong sense of pride as I saw hundreds of people from the Tampa Bay Area exploring these institutions as options for furthering their education.
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  • Students Partner with PARC to Perform Aladdin Spectacular

    by Jordan Tralins '19
    This summer, Shorecrest's Upper School SPARC Club was excited to partner with PARC and its incredible staff once again to organize PARC’s second annual Summer Inspired Performers Theatre Program. PARC is an organization that provides artistic and professional opportunities to adults and children with intellectual/developmental disabilities. After the success of "The Lion King" last year, we had a magical musical revue from "Aladdin" this summer.
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  • Varsity Football Beats Canterbury Fort Myers, 9/7

    by Coach Dudley
    The Varsity Football Chargers went 2-0 Friday night, September 7, with a convincing 34-14 home victory over Canterbury Fort Myers. The Chargers spotted Canterbury an early touchdown in the 1st quarter, but came alive scoring in all 3 phases of the game: 3 offensive TD's, 1 Defensive TD and a Punt Return for a TD.
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  • Varsity Football vs St. Stephens, 9/14

    by Coach Dudley
    The undefeated Varsity Football Chargers traveled to Bradenton on Friday, September 14, to face St. Stephens Episcopal School, and tasted their first defeat. It was a 42-7 loss to the defending SSAC Champions.
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  • JV Volleyball vs Northside & IRC

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Chargers 2, Northside Christian 0
    Chargers 0, Indian Rocks Christian 2
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  • Varsity Volleyball vs Northside & IRC

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Chargers 3, Northside Christian 0
    Chargers 3, Indian Rocks Christian 0
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  • LATINOS en SHORECREST

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, LS Spanish Teacher
    The next meeting for LATINOS en SHORECREST will be Wednesday, September 26 at 3:45pm in La casita de Español (the Spanish Portable on Charger Blvd by the field.)
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  • The Importance of Water Issues

    by Walker Willis ‘19
    Last Friday, Professor James Salzman visited Shorecrest Upper School to talk about his book “Drinking Water: A History” for the first Willis Leadership Lecture of the year. As clean drinking water becomes scarcer worldwide, this essential resource becomes a legal, economic, and humanistic battlefront. He urged students to study water issues locally and globally.
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  • See It to Believe It

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    The old adage, "You gotta see it to believe it!" holds true with Transform. There is a growing chorus of excitement for the dynamic construction that changes daily at the crest of our campus. And I would echo and offer that participating in a Hard Hat Tour is the best way to experience it.
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  • With a college fair geared to black students, Shorecrest Prep reaches for more diversity

    by Megan Reeves, Times Staff Writer
    On Sunday, hundreds of college hopefuls like Simmons are expected to visit Shorecrest for its second annual HBCU College Fair, put on in conjunction with the local chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc., a national organization working to improve quality of life for African-American children. Organizers say the fair is part of Shorecrest’s effort to better connect with the diverse community of St. Petersburg, where it opened in 1923. Roderick Fludd, the school’s Director of Diversity and Inclusion, hopes it boosts the school’s minority enrollment, too.
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  • Heller to study Legacies of World War I

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Ron Heller, an Upper School history teacher, has been selected by the National History Day in Florida program to receive a scholarship to an online class, Legacies of World War I. Mr. Heller will participate in four live webinars with World War I historians and develop a classroom activity to use with his students this spring.
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  • Join SCA at Mom's Night Out Luau Party, 10/19

    by SCA Board
    Shorecrest Mom's Night Out Luau Party!
    Friday, October 19, 6:30 - 10:30pm
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  • Jack and Jill Inc. & Shorecrest Partner for 2nd Annual HBCU College Fair

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    The Suncoast Chapter Teens of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. will host its second annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) College Fair from 1-3pm on Sunday, September 16 at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg.
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  • Transforming Together

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    It has been said that lighting a lamp for someone else will also brighten your path in return.
    No more true than for the Shorecrest giving community, with the Transform campaign igniting innovation and building community right before our eyes!
    Click here to learn more about our early giving community who have made Transform come to fruition ,and be sure to extend a well-deserved Thank you when you see them! They are excited to welcome you to Transform with your questions and support.
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  • Charger Enjoys Ocean Exploration

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In the summer of 2018, two Chargers had the opportunity to attend Oceanography Camp for Girls (OCG), Zara Peters ‘22 and Claire Bryant ‘22. OCG is an annual 3-week summer ocean science exploration program for young women hosted by the College of Marine Science at the University of South Florida. Their mission is to inspire young women entering high school to consider career opportunities in the sciences. OCG provides hands-on, real-world science experiences in laboratory and field environments.
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  • Launching the Shorecrest Intramural Program

    by Coach Jeff Raab
    After-school intramural activities allow students to get familiar with various sports and games, connect with other students, and stay healthy. Intramurals also create a sense of belonging to the school community and develops connections with teachers and peers outside the classroom. We are excited to launch Intramurals this fall for students in 4th-12th grades.
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  • Athletics Announcements

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    Forms, tryouts, snacks and much more. Parents of athletes - please read!
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  • Varsity Football Chargers vs. Bradenton Christian

    by Coach Dudley
    The Chargers Varsity Football team willed themselves to victory this past Saturday in a gutsy 28-14 victory over SSAC rival Bradenton Christian!
     
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  • Varsity Volleyball Season Starts Strong

    by Coach Ferreira
    Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team on their runner-up finish in the Warrior Invitational last weekend! Also Shorecrest 3, Cambridge Christian 0 on 9/4.
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  • After School: Clubs, Cub Scouts, and more

    by TERRY KESSEL, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    There are lots of options at Shorecrest to keep students safe, busy and having fun after school!
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  • Wine Tasting for Wonderland Planning, 9/12

    by Christy Stross, Big Event Chair
    Learn more about how you can help plan the Big Event at a wine tasting and info meeting. The theme for this year's fundraising gala is Shorecrest in Wonderland.
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  • Charger plays National Team Identification Series Champions Cup

    by Anthony McCall, Athletic Director
    The 2018 USA Baseball National Team Identification Series (NTIS) is the most comprehensive player identification program offered by Team USA. McIntosh Webber '21 joined players from across the country after participating in selection events and tryouts on the regional level and ultimately named to the South Florida regional team. On August 15-19, the South Florida regional team competed against the 15 other regions from across the country at the culminating National Team Identification Series Champions Cup event at the USA Baseball National Training Complex in Cary, North Carolina.
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  • Cross Country at Jim Ryan Invitational

    by Coach Jeff Raab
    The Cross Country team opened the season last Saturday, August 25 at Holloway Park in Lakeland, FL. The top female varsity runner was Sabrina Aboud '22. The best boys varsity finish for Shorecrest was Gregory Glasscock '21. The best finish of the day for the Chargers came in the girls Middle School 3K race. Lili S. finished sixth out of 157 runners.
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  • Golf at Mustang Invitational

    by Coach Steve Densa
    On Monday, August 27, the Chargers Varsity Golf boys team played in its first tournament of the year, the Mustang Invitational, hosted by Northside Christian at Countryside Country Club. 
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  • Library Volunteers & Book Buddies

    by SCA Board
    Would you like to volunteer to assist with your Lower School child’s class on their library day? Helping the class at the library is a great chance to get to know your child's teacher and classmates. Come to a training session to learn more!
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  • Shorecrest Summer Sailing

    by Sailing Team Parent
    The Chargers sailors have been working tirelessly during the off-season in preparation of the 2018-19 school year.
       
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    • The SAGE Spotlight Program

      by SAGE Food Service
      What do the dots on the SAGE menus mean? SAGE updated their Spotlight program according to the most recent USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which encourage evaluating food as a whole rather than evaluating for negative nutrients alone.
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    • Welcome New Colleagues

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Shorecrest is excited to announce changes and new additions to our faculty and staff for the 2018-19 school year. 
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    • Welcome Back to School SCA Newsletter

      by SCA Board
      The Shorecrest Community Association (SCA) Board is excited to start this transformative year at Shorecrest. All parents, guardians, grandparents and community members are members of SCA. The SCA Board and its committee Chairs provide volunteer support for our teachers, plan and host fundraising and social events, and host meetings where speakers are invited to present to our community. SCA invites all community members to volunteer and help Shorecrest “Be More!” Join us by viewing all the volunteer opportunities here, or signing up here.
      (Both files can be found in the future on the SCA page of the website: www.shorecrest.org/sca.)
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    • Upper School Announcements & Photos

      by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
      Important Announcements and Reminders for Upper School families and students. 
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    • The Shorecrest Wishing Tree

      by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
      Inspired by the Wish Tree Art Project by Yoko Ono and the Dali Wish Tree, Shorecrest has added a Wishing Tree to the faculty garden.
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    • Making the Most of Offseason

      by Chris Harang, Assistant Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
      This past summer, a few members of Shorecrest’s Varsity Basketball team took their commitment to being student-athletes to the next level. Having recently been named Captains of the team for the upcoming season, Graham Heckert '19, Omarhiyon Malcolm '19, and Jacob Channer '20 approached the summer with a heightened sense of urgency and purpose. While each of them worked on improving different skills as players, the common goal among the three of them was to become better leaders and to grow as teammates.
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    • New ITS Officers

      by Bill Leavengood '78, Theatre Director
      Congratulations to our 2018-19 International Thespian Society officers! 
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    • Strength and Performance Program

      by Coach Richie Cameron
      The athletic department will be offering a strength and performance program to teams and individual athletes again this year. 
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    • How to Navigate SAGE Food Menus

      by SAGE Food Service
      We’re so happy you’re part of the SAGE community! As you look forward to the school year ahead, we encourage you to look over our menus in advance to plan what to eat, especially if you follow a specific eating pattern or have food allergies. This guide will remind you of key features of our menu, and might even introduce you to something new. Start by going to www.shorecrest.org > Student Life > Food Service. Then click menus, the first button.
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    • Northeast Little League Registration

      by Northeast Little League
      Northeast Little League invites you to PLAY BALL this FALL! Registration is now open. Fall Ball is an instructional season that focuses on player development and teamwork while gaining confidence, building new relationships and having fun!
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    • Start of School Forms Live online

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Start of School info is now live in PowerSchool Learning. All families should have received an email with login credentials and instructions to login.
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    • Summer Reading and Supplies

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      View Summer Reading and Supply Lists
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    • Commencement 2018

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      On Sunday, May 20, 2018, Shorecrest Preparatory School held its Commencement Ceremony for the 73-member Class of 2018. Among the graduating class were twins Samantha and Allison Epstein and twins Karli and Maverick McDonough. Together with Will McLoughlin, Jack Ledford and Breck Tanner these legacy students, with a family member who attended Shorecrest in the past, share a very special bond with the school. The connections for this class are strengthened with more members having relatives who have served on the Board of Trustees or who are faculty members. With nearly half the class honored as "Lifers," having been at Shorecrest for 12 years or more, it only makes sense that they would be as close as they are.
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    • Baccalaureate 2018

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Seventy-three seniors, their families and friends gathered in the Janet Root Theatre for Baccalaureate on Saturday, May 19, 2018. Eight students spoke, reflecting on their Shorecrest experiences.
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    • Upper School Student Wins Second Place in State in National Spanish Exams

      by Teresa Andrés, Upper School Spanish Teacher
      Congratulations to Cecilia Garcia for her outstanding performance in the 2018 National Spanish Exams. Cecilia merited Second Place in the State of Florida in the Level 1 category of the NSE, given in early April. We recognize Cecilia’s success and also salute her teacher, Mr. Sidy Ndiaye, for this winning accomplishment. ¡Felicidades!
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    • Med Students Create eBooks about Body Systems

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      The human body is made of important organ systems that work together to maintain daily function. Some of these systems include the circulatory, respiratory, skeletal, muscular, digestive, and endocrine systems. Upper School students in Mrs. Peck’s Anatomy and Physiology class were assigned as their final project this year to prepare an in-depth lesson plan to educate first graders about one of the human body systems.
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    • 40 Chargers Shadow Dr. Richard Fansler Over 7 Months

      by Charity Chen '18 and Lisa Peck, Upper School Science Teacher
      From September to April, Shorecrest’s Introduction to Medical Science & Anatomy classes were able to observe Dr. Richard Fansler, a general and vascular surgeon, at Largo Medical Center.
       
      Each Wednesday, Dr. Fansler invited two students to observe him for the day. This was an amazing experience, which began with getting in scrubs and listening to Dr. Fansler explain his surgery cases for that day. Students observed him removing diverticulitis (diseased colon), removing colon cancer, performing a mastectomy, installing a stent in the carotid artery, and even moving the organs to prepare for anterior spinal surgery, depending on the day they shadowed.
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    • SPS Discount for Rowdies Tickets

      by Tampa Bay Rowdies
      As the Official K-12 School of the Rowdies, all Shorecrest Faculty, Students and Families may purchase $10 General Admission, Lower Goal Reserved, and Corner Reserved tickets to all home matches.
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    • 2018 National French and Spanish Exams Results

      by Sra. Teresa Andrés, Upper School Spanish Teacher
      The Association of Teachers of French, Spanish and Portuguese officially revealed the 2018 National French and Spanish Exams results. Shorecrest Upper School students of French and Spanish performed very well.
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    • Dr. Jay Epstein, Anesthesiologist, Visits the Center for Medical Science

      by Kim Bastas '18
      Dr. Jay Epstein '84, a Shorecrest parent and alumnus, visited Mrs. Peck’s Intro To Medical Sciences class. Dr. Epstein is an anesthesiologist at Mease Countryside Hospital and has been practicing anesthesiology for more than 20 years. He also has a specialty in critical care. With the help of numerous tools and pieces of equipment that he brought from the hospital, Dr. Epstein was able to explain his work day and go into depth about his specific role in the OR. 
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    • National History Advisor of the Year

      by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
      Ninth Grade History teacher Ron Heller was recently named an Advisor of the Year by the National History Club. The NHC and The History Listrecognize Advisors annually for their exceptional commitment to history education and the mission of the NHC. Advisors received a plaque, as well as a custom made “History Teacher” shirt with Ben Franklin’s image on it. Mr. Heller was selected from among 550+ History Club chapters at high schools and middle schools in 44 states!
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    • SPARC Club Awarded Community Service Award

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Shorecrest Preparatory School was awarded PARC’s 2018 Community Service Award for the dedicated theater performances Upper School thespians and members of the SPARC Club have given to their clients. Jordan Tralins '19 was awarded PARC’s 2018 Community Volunteer of the Year as the student coordinator of the SPARC Club and a consistent volunteer throughout the year. Last year she helped establish PARC's first Summer Theatre Program with help from some other members of Troupe 3140. Read more about that experience in Jordan's blog post.
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    • Thanking our Volunteers

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      The Shorecrest Community Association hosted a celebratory breakfast at the St. Petersburg Yacht Club to thank Shorecrest volunteers for all they did to make the 2017-2018 school year so special. At the breakfast, author Laurie Hill spoke about the power of volunteering and the incoming SCA Board was announced. In addition, the volunteer breakfast is when the recipient of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award is announced each year.
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    • Upper School at State History Day Competition

      by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
      Seven Upper School students armed with props and laptops journeyed to the Florida History Day State Contest in Tallahassee. The students, Shaherzad Chawdree '21, Julia Craig '21, Olivia Olson '19, Shannon Ross '21, Oliver Hess '21, Will Hess '19 and Walker Willis '19 represented a cross section of the school. Walker won 2nd Place in the individual performance category and will advance to the National competition.
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    • Skype Session: Robotic Exoskeletons for Humans

      by Delaney Counsman '19
      Shorecrest Upper School medical science classes and clubs had a great opportunity to Skype with Dr. Michael McKinley, a robotics engineer and postdoctoral researcher at US Bionics / UC Berkeley, a robotics and human engineering lab. With his company Suit X, he is helping paralyzed patients to finally walk again with the help of a robotic exoskeleton.
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    • Dr. Pansuriya, pulmonologist, Visits the Pre-Med Club

      by Jacqui Barnes '19
      Shorecrest Upper School Anatomy and Physiology students and Pre-Med club members were given the opportunity to hear from Dr. Pansuriya, a Pulmonologist in St. Petersburg who is also a Shorecrest parent. 
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    • Theatre Department Awards

      by Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair US Arts Department
      After their "Coffeehouse," a final performance showcase in the Black Box by talented Upper School theatre students, the teens and their famlies were invited to stay for a banquet and presentation of awards.
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    • Track and Field's Tremendous post-season Competitions

      by Coach Richie Cameron
      The Shorecrest Chargers track and field team headed to the District meet at St. Stephens in April. The Regional meet followed on April 25th at Cypress Creek Middle High School in Wesley Chapel. The State Meet was held at University of North Florida in Jacksonville on May 4-5th. 
      Good luck to Sabrina A, Kaja D and Devyn K as they head to Bradenton to compete in the Florida Youth Running Association (FLYRA) Middle School State Track Championships on Saturday. Sabrina will be running the 1500m, Kaja will be competing in the 800m race and Devyn in the 100m dash.
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    • DONATE USED TEXTBOOKS to benefit Puerto Rico

      by Marina Pallares, World Languages Department Chair
      The Upper School Spanish Club collects donations of used textbooks year round that they then sell online. The proceeds from the sales are donated to a charity linked to the Spanish-speaking world. Last year, they donated the proceeds to La Carpio immigrant and refugee camp in Costa Rica, a destination visited by Chargers in the past during Service Week. This year proceeds will go to the relief efforts in Puerto Rico.
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    • To Parents of Juniors - how to get Senior Photos

      by Tony Napodano, Yearbook Advisor
      Rising seniors were already given information about the official photographer for Senior Portraits. These photos are used in next year's Yearbook, Senior Banner, and more. Please take note that this is the official photographer and avoid solicitations from another company. They have our necessary wardrobe items. We ask that appointments be made for sometime over the summer well in advance. Please contact Tony Napodano (tnapodano@shorecrest.org) if you have further questions.
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    • Host an Exchange Student from Germany

      by Dr. Jean Spencer-Carnes, Director of Admissions
      German student Erik V. would like to attend tenth grade at Shorecrest. His family spends time in Anna Maria, FL, each year during their Autumn Break. Erik’s brother, Dominic, spent a year in an American high school, and now Erik is excited to do the same. Erik has been playing the piano since he was 8 years old and he’s a competitive tennis player. Can you help give him a home for a year?
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    • Shorecrest Seniors Celebrate National College Decision Day

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      May 1 is National College Decision Day, the day many colleges and universities request a commitment from incoming students. Members of Class of 2018, as well as faculty and staff, wore their college t-shirts to campus to celebrate another great year of college placement success. 73 students will attend 47 colleges in 19 different states + DC, Canada, and the UK. According to Tiffany Blessing, Director of College Counseling & Student Leadership, "On May 1 the picture of the overall graduating class is just beginning to form. It's not the final version, but more like a dress rehearsal for the full picture that comes later in the spring."
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    • Charger Athletic Hall of Fame Awards

      by Kate Merritt, Assoc. Dir. of Advancement for Annual Fund and Alumni Programs
      Athletic Hall of Fame Selection Committee Chair Jim Vigue '89 hosted the awards, which honored Shorecrest athletes both past and present. Five alumni were honored at this ceremony: Hunter Glaum '93, Clay Hall '90, Byron Kiefer '98, Tony Lazzara '98, and Jeff Ritch '01 were all recognized for their success as Chargers. Eight current student athletes were also honored with a Charger Hall of Fame award for Outstanding Achievement in Athletics. The final award of the evening was the Coach of the Year Award, presented to a current Shorecrest coach. The recipient for 2017-18 was Boys' Soccer Coach Jason Montoya who led his team to the Florida State Final Four this year.
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    • Shorecrest Junior Selected as St. Petersburg Goodwill Ambassador to Takamatsu, Japan

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      Olivia Olson '19 is one of three St. Petersburg area students selected to be a Goodwill Ambassador to Takamatsu, Japan, on behalf of the City of St. Petersburg. She will travel to Takamatsu in July to experience typical Japanese family life, culture, and customs, before returning home to host a Japanese student at her family's home in St. Pete. The program is a part of an annual exchange between sister cities St. Petersburg, FL, and Takamatsu, Japan.
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    • Top Youth Angler at Wild West Kingfish Tournament Series

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Kyle Corey ‘21 won the Top Youth Angler Award at many of the Wild West events over the past several years. Recently, he once again gained this top award. Before the awards ceremony, Kyle said that he had won the award so many times that he wanted someone else to have the chance to win, and asked that the prize be given to the child who was in second place. “Not many kids would do something like this and it definitely shined through as a true example of sportsmanship.” said a member of the Wild West Kingfish Tournament Series.
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    • A visit from Selah Freedom’s Teen Prevention Program

      by Brenna Dukes '21
      Shorecrest alumni parent, Elise Free, and Selah Freedom’s Teen Prevention Program leader, Chloe Vega, came to speak to Shorecrest students to raise awareness about human trafficking. The event was organized by Upper School’s Issues to Action club. Chloe and Elise spoke about how common trafficking really is, especially for teenage runaways, and the risks of interacting with strangers online. Chloe told her story about being a victim of the sex trade from a young age, and then answered students’ questions.
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    • Jack Ledford '18 at the State Tennis Tournament

      by Coach Bob Davis
      Jack Ledford '18 represented Shorecrest and the Chargers well at the FHSAA 1A State Individual Tennis Championships on Monday, April 30th in his usual highly competitive and good sportsmanship manner. This four-sport athlete won the District Championship and as a result participated in the state championships at Sanlando Park in Altamonte Springs, Florida. Jack lost 0-6, 4-6 in the State Quarterfinals.
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    • League of Women Voters Helps Students Register to Vote

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      On Wednesday in the Landy Hall foyer, Shorecrest Upper School was joined by the League of Women Voters of the St. Petersburg Area (LWVSPA), a nonpartisan political organization that encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Sophie Elwyn ’19 and Sarah Miller ‘19 invited the group on campus to help students pre-register/register to vote.
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    • SPARC Spreads the word to end the word

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Jordan Tralins '19, President of the Shorecrest Upper School SPARC club, brought a guest speaker to school as part of the "Spread the word to end the word" movement. SPARC's guest, Kellie, a Best Buddies Global Ambassador, shared her story of being bullied due to her intellectual disability. She challenged everyone to eliminate the use of the derogatory R-word from everyday speech, and promote the acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities by replacing it with a new R-word, RESPECT. 
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    • Upper School 2018 Awards Ceremony, Valedictorian Named

      by Sra. Andrés, US Spanish Teacher
      The Upper School hosted the 2018 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 26th in the Janet Root Theatre. This was a special time to honor many different achievements including the College Book Awards, Departmental Awards, Citizenship Awards, Scholarship Awards, Service Awards, and Athletic Awards. In addition, the Valedictorian and Salutatorian were named. We congratulate all of our students for a very successful school year and give special commendations to those students to whom an award was presented.
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    • Reading Pal Visits Oldie Goldie Books Sale

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Sarah Miller ‘19 has been a volunteer Reading Pal at the Northside club of the Boys and Girls Club Suncoast since February. Twice each week she goes to the Club to read, and tries to read with the same girl every time. They also work on skills like spelling and vocabulary. If other Shorecrest students want to get involved with volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club after school or over the summer, they can contact Sarah and she will explain the process necessary to become a volunteer there.
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    • Spring Band Concert [more photos added]

      by Ethan Updike, Band Director
      Wednesday, April 25th, was host to the annual Spring Music Concert. The concert showcased the second semester music selections of the concert and rock bands and featured everything from Mozart to The Beatles. All ensembles played expressively and received resounding applause.
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    • Celebrate the Arts Week [video added!]

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Art instruction is interwoven throughout the Shorecrest curriculum. To celebrate the lessons and skills taught all year, we open the campus to the community for a week each spring during Celebrate the Arts.
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    • Elizabeth Hodgson '18 and Lily Schneider '19 Earn People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
      Friday, April 13, Shorecrest students Elizabeth Hodgson '18 and Lily Schneider '19 each received People of Distinction Humanitarian Awards for their work with the Kind Mouse, a local non-profit that helps to feed chronically hungry children in the St. Petersburg area. The Shorecrest students were two of the 21 honorees from all over the country recognized at the awards presentation at First Unity Spiritual Campus.
       
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    • Julianna Wright '18 Wins State Rowing Championship

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
      Julianna Wright '18 placed 1st in the Florida Scholastic Rowing Association Sculling State Championships. She raced in the lightweight women's single category and placed 1st with a time of 6:29 in qualifying heats. She went on to win the grand final with a time of 6:24, earning her the State Championship Title.
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    • Shorecrest Presidential Scholar Nominees Advance as Semifinalists

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      Shorecrest seniors Mitchell Greene '18 and Hunter Holland '18 have advanced as Semifinalists in the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities. Of the 6,000 nominees, only 10% move on to semifinalist status. Presidential Scholars will be named on or around May 8th.
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    • A Chorus Line [videos, photos]

      by Upper School Arts Department
      Coming soon to Shorecrest, the Smash Hit "A Chorus Line" (high school edition) - Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 19, 20 & 21 at 7pm in the Janet Root Theatre. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students. Learn more about what it means to be an Upper School Thespian in a series of video clips of "A Chorus Line" cast members in Ebytes and on Shorecrest social media.
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    • Relay For Life 2018 at Shorecrest Recap

      by Alexandra Hairston ‘19
      "A lot of work was necessary to smoothly run this year’s Relay For Life event by the co-leads Lexi Klein ‘18, Jordan Tralins ‘19, Olivia Olson ‘19, and the entire Committee. I can proudly say that this hard work paid off because we raised over $10,000 that night and $83,000 in total, reaching our goal! Shorecrest’s Relay For Life will make a real difference within the American Cancer Society and the lives of everyone who came to donate their time and money.”
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    • Learn more about Spring Football, Starts Apr 23

      by Athletics Department
      MS and Varsity spring football practice begin on April 23. (There is no school that day.) All athletes must have appropriate athletic forms on file.
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    • Shorecrest Sideline Store Open for Business!

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      The Booster Club and Charger Athletic Program have partnered with BSN Sports to offer the Shorecrest Sideline Store! This online store offers officially branded Shorecrest Charger apparel for athletes, students, parents, and all Charger fans. In the store, you’ll find brands you know and designs you’ll love. You can customize your gear with names, numbers, or relationships like Mom and Dad. There’s no minimum order, quick shipping directly to your preferred address and best of all, the proceeds help us support essential programs at Shorecrest.
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    • Don Paige, New Head of Upper School

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      After an extensive national search, Don Paige, the Assistant Head of Upper School and Academic Dean, was announced as the new Head of Upper School starting July 2018. The announcement was received by Upper School students with a standing ovation.
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    • Cum Laude Members Inducted from Senior Class

      by Richard Beaton, Director of Global Scholars Initiative
      Congratulations to the 16 members of the Class of 2018 who earned membership in the Cum Laude Society! The Cum Laude Society was founded in 1906 to recognize scholastic achievement of seniors in secondary schools. Shorecrest is among 1% of independent high schools in the U.S. that bestow this honored distinction. Of each graduating class, a maximum of 20% of students may be inducted to recognize excellence. The keynote speaker at the Induction Ceremony was Charger parent Jason Palmer, Professor of Law at Stetson University’s College of Law.
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    • College Signings and Triple Crown Awards

      by Athletics Department
      Twelve Upper School students received Triple Crown awards this week for playing three varsity sports during the school year. 
      Jack Ledford and Drew Zolper signed letters of intent to commit to playing sports in college next year. Jack signed to play tennis for Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Drew will be playing soccer at Sewanee: The University of the South. Congratulations to the students and their families!  
       
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    • Enchanted Ball [Prom photos]

      by Debe Shenkman, Manager of Events and Special Projects
      This year's Junior/Senior Prom, An Enchanted Ball, was held at the beautiful St. Petersburg Yacht Club on Saturday, April 7. Everyone enjoyed the dinner and dessert bar. The students danced the night away amongst twinkling trees and sparkling balloons above them. As the evening came to a close, seniors Nick Brandt and Chayton Hemsey were crowned King and Queen of the prom.
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    • Dr. Golfo Alexopoulos Visits GSI

      by Richard Beaton, Director Global Scholars Initiative
      Shorecrest Upper School's Global Scholars Initiative (GSI) was honored to welcome Dr. Golfo Alexopoulos for a "campus conversation" on Tuesday, April 10. Dr. Alexopoulos is a professor of history and Director of the newly-founded Russian Institute at USF Tampa. Several of the GSI students had already heard her speak on a panel at the St. Petersburg in the World Conference which we attended as a group in February. An expert in Stalinist Russia, Dr. Alexopoulos used art and statistical information about Stalin's dictatorship to help us to better understand Putin and his Russia. She built her presentation around two themes: Agitation and Propaganda (Agitprop in Soviet speak), and Mass Repression and Secrecy.
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    • GSI Students Attend TBCFR meeting

      by Richard Beaton, Director Global Scholars Initiative
      Two carloads of students and teachers attended the Tuesday, April 3rd meeting of the Tampa Bay Committee on Foreign Relations (TBCFR). The evening's guest was Ambassador John Beyrle, who served as an American diplomat for more than three decades in foreign postings and domestic assignments focused on Central and Eastern Europe, the Soviet Union, and Russia.
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    • Recycle your old Markers

      by Jessica Thorn, Interact Faculty Advisor
      Shorecrest Upper School's Interact Service Club collected markers to send off to Crayola for recycling. A first shipment of over ten pounds of markers was sent off last week. Please bring old markers to any school office to be recycled!
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    • Students Scouted for Summer Performing Arts Program

      by Cheryl Lee, Co-Chair US Arts Department
      Debra McWaters, Artistic Director of the Broadway Theatre Project (BTP) attended our A Chorus Line rehearsal at Shorecrest on Saturday and scouted several of our students to attend during summer 2018. 
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    • CHARGER WINNINGS Still Available

      by Little Event Committee
      The Little Event Committee has extended the deadline for some of our amazing Charger Winnings items and experiences! Get a choice 12th grade locker, the best seats in the house for the 4th grade show, a spot for the Kindergarten *almost* sleepover, and more!
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    • Former University of Baghdad History Professor and Iraqi Diplomat visits Shorecrest

      by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
      Dr. Mudahafar A. Amin, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations and history professor, made remarks concerning several topics on Tuesday, March 6, to Shorecrest Upper School students, particularly members of the Global Scholars Initiative. When asked about difficult decisions that he had to make during his time in the public sector in Iraq, Dr. Amin noted that he lobbied against Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait. He later illustrated the bloated size of the Iraqi army being a catalyst for the invasion of their neighbor to the south.
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    • Upper School Summer Programs

      by TERRY KESSEL, Director of Auxiliary Programs
      When you are at the Janet Root Theatre to watch "A Chorus Line" in a couple weeks, check out the Summer Programs information table outside of the lobby. Learn about opportunities just for high schoolers!
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    • Congratulations Tom Dillow

      by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
      Over spring break our community was informed that our Assistant Headmaster/Head of Upper School, Tom Dillow, has been named the Head of School at Kingswood Oxford School in West Hartford, Connecticut. Tom and his family will complete the year at Shorecrest and begin his new duties on July 1.
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    • Shorecrest at March for Our Lives

      by Kira Held ‘20
      Shorecrest sophomore Kira Held was inspired to take action after she heard a speech from Parkland Shooting survivor Emma Gonzalez. “She is not that much older than I am and after I saw her stepping up, I thought, ‘Why can't I?’ Additionally, I had just finished writing my ‘This I Believe’ speech for English class on how my generation needs to be informed and take action. I wanted to practice what I preach,” Kira explained. Eleven Shorecrest students were joined at the March for Our Lives by Headmaster Mike Murphy and Upper School History teacher Ron Heller.
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    • Service Week 2018 Wrap-Up

      by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
      From March 12-15, 2018, Upper School students, faculty and staff undertook a massive civic engagement operation across 22 different service projects spanning Tampa Bay, our country, and abroad. We don't just count the hours, and yet we know that our students provided over 5,000 hours of service that weekService Week is Shorecrest's statement to the world that we care about building compassionate, socially responsible citizens. 
       
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    • Florida State Thespians Competition Results

      by Bill Leavengood '78, Theatre Director
      Shorecrest's Thespians Troupe 3140 once again made their sponsors, Bill Leavengood '78 and Cheryl Lee, extremely proud with their results, their hard work and their devotion to one another. Of the six Superior events from the District Competition that Shorecrest was allowed to send to perform at the State competition, the results were [click for more]
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    • Heads of Schools Speak out against Gun Violence

      by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
      Shorecrest Headmaster Mike Murphy joined Heads of independent schools all over Florida to speak out against gun violence. Their open letter to the President and legislative leaders appeared as a full-page ad in the Tampa Bay Times and in the Miami Herald on Friday, March 23.
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    • Construction Coming Soon [video]

      by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
      Construction will commence on May 28 to raze the outdated buildings on our lower campus, raise the ground by four feet, and build a 60,000 square foot facility that will house the Experiential School, Lower School special subjects, all-school libraries and innovation labs, a new state-of-the-art Dining Hall, and more. The project will also create more than an acre of greenspace, including interesting play areas, and allow for students of all ages to convene together and connect across our PK-12 campus.
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    • Art Abilities Performs During Service Week '18

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      During Shorecrest Service Week 2018, some Upper School students were part of the Art Abilities troupe. They performed at Shorecrest for The Experiential School, taught improv games to some Lower School grades, and performed at PARC. They also participated in PARC's monthly drum circle. Students from The Experiential School enjoyed a stroll down to the Black Box Theatre, where the older Chargers acted out and discussed the lessons of Dr. Seuss' "The Sneetches."
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    • Big Day for Shorecrest Sailing!

      by Charger Parent
      With only two regattas left on the schedule, the Shorecrest sailing team traveled to Davis Island in their hunt to advance to post-season competition. Read on to see how the JV and Varsity teams fared.
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    • Jordan Tralins ‘19 Wins DAR Community Service Awards

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      The Saint Petersburg Chapter of The Daughters of the American Revolution may choose one recipient each year for the award. This year’s recipient was Shorecrest junior Jordan Tralins. 
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    • Two Seniors Earn Outstanding Youth Awards

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      On March 2, Elizabeth Hodgson '18 and Luis Sarabia '18 were honored by the Rotary Club of St. Petersburg at the St. Pete Yacht Club. They were two of 15 Bay area students from eight public and private high schools recognized at the St. Petersburg Rotary's 79th Annual Outstanding Youth Awards. Students are honored on the basis of scholarship, character, and service.
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    • Service Week Approaches

      by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
      In a couple of days, our Upper School students, faculty and staff will undertake a massive civic engagement operation of 22 different service projects spanning Tampa Bay, our country and abroad, culminating 8 months of preparation. Service Week is our statement to the world that we care about building compassionate, socially responsible citizens.
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    • Successful Showing at County History Fair

      by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
      On Saturday, March 3, 26 Chargers participated in the Pinellas History Fair at Largo High School. A total of 700 students from middle and high schools from the county competed on the fair's 20th anniversary. Shorecrest has been involved with National History Day, the umbrella program, for 17 years. This year we won in both the Documentary and Performance Categories!
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    • GSI at TBCFR Dinner with Ambassador Frank G. Wisner

      by Kurt Wahlgren, US History Teacher
      Upper School students who participate in Shorecrest’s Global Scholars Initiative attended a talk by Ambassador Frank G. Wisner on Tuesday, March 6. The Tampa Bay Council on Foreign Relations remarks were titled, “The United States and Iran: Challenges Ahead.”
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    • With Spring Break Comes Summer Planning

      by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
      Upper School history teacher Mr. Heller and Band leader Mr. Updike are currently filling a summer trip to Reykjavik, Berlin, Amsterdam and London from June 10-28, 2018 (flexible). If you are interested in learning more, please contact Mr. Heller or review the offering in the Shorecrest Summer Program guide online.
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    • Transform Launch

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      On Friday, March 2, the full school community gathered for the public launch of the Transform Campaign. While some families and students knew the campaign intimately, others had heard only rumblings, leaving a number of guests scratching their heads come Friday asking, "What is Transform?" To find out what Transform is truly about, visit www.transformshorecrest.org.
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    • HONOR SOCIETIES TAP NEWEST INDUCTEES [photos]

      by Sra. Andrés, US Spanish Teacher
      On Thursday, March 1, the Shorecrest Preparatory School honor society chapters inducted their newest members at a special assembly in the Janet Root Theatre in front of fellow classmates, parents, special guests, faculty and administration. A collective total of 164 students were tapped.
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    • French Exchange Celebrates 23 Years

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      After two weeks of whirlwind activities, a 23rd successful French Exchange ended on Tuesday as Shorecrest hosts bid "au revoir" to their new French friends. There were many tears as Shorecrest families and Bayen students said good-bye.
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    • Learn About Summer Travel Opportunities

      by Terry Kessel, Director of Summer Programs
      Join us for an info session about summer travel opportunities for parents and students (6th grade - 12th grade):
      Tuesday, March 6, 4-6pm 
      in the Library Classroom
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    • Project Linus Delivery made

      by Jessica Thorn, Interact Club Sponsor
      Julianna Wright '18 dropped off 12 blankets to Project Linus at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital on behalf of the Shorecrest Upper School Interact Club. The blankets will be given to sick children in the hospital to offer comfort during their stay. 
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    • Prom 2018 Information

      by Prom Committee
      his year's prom, Enchanted Ball, will be held Saturday, April 7th from 7:00 - 11:30pm. Tickets will be sold through Friday, March 30. A form must accompany all purchases.
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    • Fifth Graders Help Haiti

      by Tedra Tatelbaum, Fifth Grade English Teacher
      Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of our North American neighbors in dire need. After suffering through a devastating earthquake in 2010, and most recently Hurricanes Matthew and Irma, Shorecrest once again collaborated with Youth Partners With Haiti to help the Haitians. 
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    • Junior GPS, Feb 27

      by Bonni Klement, Associate Director of College Counseling
      The College Counseling Team has designed an entire day just for juniors! Over the course of this interactive day, juniors will learn about the ins and outs of the college process including: college essays, resumes, college visits, and interviews
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    • St. Pete student's project removes invasive species from school [video]

      by Walter Allen, FOX 13 News
      Walker Willis '19 was tasked with a science project when he was in eighth grade, and ended up removing Australian Pines. His Middle School project turned into an Eagle Scout project. Then, into something that his fellow classmates and future students at Shorecrest Preparatory School.
      "It generated the best memories and made me appreciate what I have," Willis said. "It gave me experiences that I could never wish for."
       
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    • Clothing Drive for Lakota Sioux people

      by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
      In an effort to further support the Lakota tribe on the Service Week trip, the Chargers registered for the trip would like to make the following request:
      If you are beginning spring cleaning of your closets and come across gently used clothing for all ages, please bring them to the US lobby bins set up below Ms. Morlando's desk. They will be collecting through February 28th. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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    • Now Collecting Used Books

      by SCA Board
      Time to clean out those bookshelves! Please consider donating any used childrens' books you have to SCA's Oldie Goldie Book sale. You can send books in with your child or drop them off at the drop bins located in your child’s classroom areas and front office.
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    • 5 Shorecrest Seniors Advance to National Merit Finalists

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      Shorecrest seniors Charity Chen, Mitchell Greene, Hunter Holland, Kyle Mullins and Sylvia Smith have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All five students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition.
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    • Career Day 2018

      by Kate Merritt, Director of Alumni Programs
      On Friday, February 9th, the Shorecrest Alumni Association sponsored its annual Career Day program for Shorecrest Upper School sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students had the chance to hear from 25 different speakers - alumni, parents and friends of the school - who discussed their industries and how to break into their given field of work.
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    • Enhancing School Safety

      by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
      Yesterday's devastating attack on a Florida high school strikes fear into the hearts of families everywhere. It is particularly jarring to those of us who spend so much of our lives at schools and feel safe and at home there. While I cannot, in good conscience, promise that violence will never happen at our school, the systems we have in place strive for maximum safety and security without making the school feel like a prison in lockdown.
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    • Upper School French Exchange Program

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      French high school students who attend Lycée Bayen in the champagne region of France arrived on campus Wednesday morning and will stay through Tuesday, Feb. 27. Upper School Shorecrest students are visitng France from March 8-17. This is the 23rd year Shorecrest and Lycée Bayen have conducted an exchange program.
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    • Upper School Robotics qualifies for FL State Championships

      by Richard Rho, US Computer Studies & Robotics Teacher
      Last weekend, both of the Upper School robotics teams, 6104A (Autonomoose) and 6104B (Chargers), went to River Ridge High School to compete in their final robotics qualifier. The day involved competing with 28 other teams from the Tampa Bay area. Both of our teams finished as a top 8 team. Based on their skills score, 6104B was able to qualify for the FL State Championships, which will be held at Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Monday, February 19.
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    • eSmart Technology Recycling Partnership

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      The Shorecrest Outdoor Club is pleased to partner with eSmart Recycling for the One Million Laptops Campaign, an international campaign to bring technology to underserved communities. Shorecrest is hosting an electronics drive now through the month of February. Bins will be located in each division office and in the Shorecrest Library. Click to see a list of accepted items.
       
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    • Upper School Model U.N. 2018, Chicago

      by Kurt Wahlgren, Upper School Social Studies Department Chair
      On January 31st, Shorecrest delegates flew to Chicago to participate in the 30th annual Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC). The conference lasted four days and operated twenty-five different committees. These committees ranged from Disarmament and the African Union, to historical committees, such as, the 1960 Cuban Government.
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    • Re-enrollment Open, New Student Applications Open

      by Admissions Department
      Re-enrollment for the 2018-19 school year at Shorecrest opened online Thursday, February 1. Please complete the re-enrollment process by Thursday, February 15 to guarantee your child’s space for next school year.
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    • Duo of Shorecrest Seniors Earn U.S. Presidential Scholar Nomination

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
      Mitchell Greene and Hunter Holland, both graduating seniors at Shorecrest Preparatory School, have been named candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2018. Both Greene and Holland have been recognized because of their exceptional performances on the ACT/SAT.
       
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    • Parent Training Programs vs. Overparenting Behaviors [video]

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      On Thursday, January 25, the Shorecrest Community Association hosted Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay, as its guest speaker. Sherri has more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Sherri's doctoral research focused on the effects of a parent training program on overparenting behaviors. She shared her inspiration for the topic, approach, and research findings with Shorecrest parents at the January 25th SCA meeting.
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    • 34th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Students, faculty and staff were excited to welcome visitors for Shorecrest's 34th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day! After a continental breakfast in the Athletic Center, nearly 600 guests of grandparents, great-grandparents and special friends were ushered into the Janet Root Theatre for performances from all ages.
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    • Art Awarded by Scholastic and Temple Beth-El [updated]

      by Charla Y. Gaglio, Visual Arts Chair
      Congratulations to our Upper School visual arts students for awards and recognition from Scholastic and Temple Beth-El for their artwork. Each piece represents months of work on the part of each student. On behalf of art teacher Aaron Sober and myself, we could not be more proud! The Scholastic Writing Awards have also been announced, and two Shorecrest students from Bill Leavengood's playwriting class have been recognized: 
       
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    • ESSAY CONTEST WInners: WHAT DOES TOLERANCE MEAN IN YOUR LIFE?

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      Shorecrest friend Norm Bungard has once again provided award money to students who wrote outstanding essays. This year, Mr. Bungard encouraged students to think deeply about their attitudes toward tolerance of ideas in response to the question, “What Does Tolerance Mean in Your Life?” Click to find out who won!
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    • Guardian Ad Litem Club Goes to Court

      by Rachel Cannella '21
      On January 29, six teens from the Guardian Ad Litem Service Club got the amazing opportunity to go to the courthouse and sit in on some family court hearings. They saw court hearings that varied from arrested teens to custody and foster care cases. The visit was very eye opening, especially because most of the arrested teens were around the same age as the Club members. It was hard to watch some of the parents of young children who were having to be pushed and pulled between both of their parents.
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    • INTERACT PARTICIPATES IN PROJECT LINUS

      by Jessica Thorn, Upper School Math Teacher
      Members of the Upper School Interact service club made blankets to donate to Project Linus. The program gives the blankets to patients at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The blankets provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. 
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    • Post-Season play for Soccer, Girls Basketball and Boys BBall Senior Night

      by Athletics Department
      Girls Varsity Soccer: on to Regional Quarterfinal Feb. 6
      Boys Varsity Soccer: District Semi-Finals Feb. 2
      Girls Varsity Basketball: Districts Feb. 6
      Boys Varsity Basketball: Senior NIght Feb. 8
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    • ATTENTION VARSITY BASEBALL PARENTS (*updated 1/29)

      by Coach Dattola and Coach Wolf
      Parents and guardians of Varsity Baseball Chargers are invited to a team meeting on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11:30am after baseball practice in the stands.
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    • SCA Shorecrest Cares Committee - Supporting Our Community

      by Kristin Leary, Shorecrest Cares Committee Chair
      The SCA Shorecrest Cares Committee is a quiet, behind-the-scenes group of volunteers that makes a big impact where the Shorecrest community needs it most. Shorecrest Cares responds to community members' needs when there is an illness, death, or other difficult situation. The support can take many forms, from food delivery to childcare arrangements, depending on the needs of the family.
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    • Boys Varsity Soccer Host Clinic at Academy Prep

      by Coach Jason Montoya
      On Wednesday, January 10, the Boys Varsity Soccer team hosted a soccer clinic for the middle school students at Academy Prep. The Shorecrest players were split into groups and charged with creating their own drills to teach ball control, passing/receiving, shooting and defending.
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    • State of Shorecrest: Financial Operations [video]

      by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
      The Board of Trustees and Administration of Shorecrest Preparatory School presented the second installment of the State of Shorecrest Community Meetings on January 16 in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest. The content of the community forum was the Financial Operation of Shorecrest.
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    • MLK Dream Big Parade and Day of Service

      by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
      On Monday, January 15, more than 60 members of the Shorecrest community joined the greater St. Petersburg community to march in the MLK Dream Big Parade in downtown St. Pete. 2018 marked the school’s sixth consecutive year participating in the celebration.
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    • Upper School Robotics at VEX Competition

      by Richard Rho, US Computer Studies & Robotics Teacher
      The Upper School Robotics teams participated in their second competition last weekend at Berkeley Prep. 28 teams from surrounding areas competed in the VEX Robotics competition. Our two teams, 6104A - Autonomoose and 6104B - Chargers, brought the latest iterations of their robots to compete. Team Autonomoose placed 16th and team Chargers earned 5th place. 
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    • Red, White, and Blue Club Cooks Dinner for the Firefighters of Station #4

      by Tate Mayo '19
      Red, White and Blue Club members discovered two years ago that the firefighters of Station #4 on Fourth Street serve Shorecrest. Since then Chargers have been preparing dinner for them a couple times each year to show their appreciation.
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    • Upper School takes on The Ringling Museum of Art

      by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
      Last Thursday, Ms. Gaglio, Mr. Sober, Mr. Alonso, Ms. Ekblad, Mr. Heller, Ms.Udwin and parents Kim Carr and Michele Farley escorted 140 students to The Ringling. All grades were represented in classes from AP Art to Global Studies. Students were immersed in Western and Eastern art and a photo retrospective entitled Aftermath: The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East. The group also toured the Ca d’Zan, home of the Ringling family with its lovely gardens.
       
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    • Tennis Program Announcements and Tryouts

      by Jeff Raab, Athletic Director
      We have exciting news to share with you about the tennis program. Coach Davis has been very busy over the summer and fall helping to improve the program. As a result, we secured our home courts for this coming season earlier than we have ever done before. Tennis tryouts will begin Monday, January 22​.
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    • SPRING ATHLETIC TRYOUT DATES

      by Athletics Department
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    • Host a French Exchange Student and/or Visit France

      by Kam O'Horo, Upper School French Teacher
      As part of the 20+ year exchange Shorecrest has had with Bayen High School in Châlons-en-Champagne, France, Upper School students are invited to participate in this year's service learning trip to France from March 8-17, 2018. First we will be visited by the students from France. You are invited to host a French student from February 13-27, 2018.
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