2019

  • Upper School Announcements

    by Don Paige, Head of Upper School
    Important Announcements and Reminders for Upper School families and students.
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  • Shorecrest Delegates at Boston MUN

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    On February 6, Shorecrest delegates flew to Boston to participate in the 18th annual Boston Invitational Model United Nations (BosMUN) hosted by Boston University. Shorecrest delegates participated in a variety of committees during the three-day conference. These committees ranged from Security Council and ECOFIN, to historical committees, such as the 1960 Union Minière du Haut Katanga.
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  • Sophomores Visit Kindergarten

    by Dominique V. Craft, Assistant Head of Lower School
    It was a very exciting morning in the Lower School building on Wednesday, as Kindergarten students met their tenth grade buddies for the first time face-to-face! The week before, buddies had exchanged letters, sharing their interests, favorite things, and stories about themselves. Needless to say, there was great enthusiasm in the Kindergarten classrooms when the tenth graders arrived with huge smiles on their faces and books to read to their new friends.
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  • Summer Service for grades 7-12: Utah National Park

    by Terry Kessel, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Highlighted summer program for students grades 7-12:
    Southern Utah National Park Service Adventure, June 11 - 15.
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  • Adolescent Health Symposium [video]

    by SCA Board
    Adolescent Health Symposium with Dr. Jasmine Reese: A panel of pediatric experts presented an evening symposium on adolescent health. Full video now online.
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  • Shorecrest in Wonderland: Next week!

    by SCA Big Event Committee
    The Big Event ~ Shorecrest in Wonderland will be held on Friday, March 1 at 7pm at Station House St. Pete, 260 1st Ave S, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Limited tickets remain - order yours now! www.shorecrestbigevent.com
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  • Toast and Tour, Feb. 28

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    On Thursday, February 28, Shorecrest will host two events in celebration of the nearing completion of the first floor of the new Innovation Center and Community Commons.
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  • Weedon Island 5K Meetup

    by Shorecrest Parent Jennifer Hart
    The Hart family is in the process of starting a parkrun in St. Pete, a free, weekly 5K event for all ages and abilities. 
    Next Event: Weedon Island 5K Meetup Saturday, February 23 at 7:30am.
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  • LATINOS en SHORECREST Meeting, March 6

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Te esperamos a la reunión de LATINOS en SHORECREST:
    Queremos oir tus ideas para las actividades de nuestro próximo año escolar.
    ¡Tus ideas cuentan!
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  • Shorecrest boys make first state soccer final

    by Rodney Page, "Tampa Bay Times" Preps Reporter
    Shorecrest will play for its first boys soccer state championship after a convincing 3-1 win over Maitland Orangewood Christian on Saturday night. The Chargers, who have not lost a home game in two years, scored in the first five minutes, built a three-goal, second-half lead and held on for the win.
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  • Book Fair: Stomp, Chomp and Read!

    by Book Fair Co-Chairs: Tonya Farkas & Bernice Murphy
    It’s time to Stomp, Chomp and Read at the Book Fair!
    Where: Janet Root Theatre Lobby
    When: Monday, February 25 - Friday, March 1, 8:00am - 4:30pm
    We are so excited to announce special evening hours too!
    When: Thursday, February 28, 5:30 - 7:00pm
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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 7:30pm unless otherwise stated.
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  • Upcoming Relay For Life Fundraising Events

    by Jacqui Barnes '19, Head of Pre-Relay Events
    Join your fellow Chargers and their families and friends at the following events supporting the Relay For Life of Shorecrest, benefiting American Cancer Society.
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  • Virtual Reality Transports World Language Students: Developing Deeper Perspectives

    by Teresa Andrés, US Spanish Teacher, and Richard Rho, US Technology Teacher
    Shorecrest faculty continually strive to find new ways to prepare their students for their futures, to engage them in their own learning, and to explore new approaches to help them learn more effectively. Recently, a Shorecrest Innovation Grant enabled the purchase of a mobile cart with 20 Virtual Reality (VR) headsets, which can augment student learning across the curriculum. In a recent example of these tools in practice, Sra. Andrés’ Spanish 4 and 5 classes navigated through a virtual reality tour of Buenos Aires, Argentina, so as to become familiar with this majestic capital city as a preparation for upcoming lessons. Upper School students were immersed in a virtual tour that enabled them to visit locations of historical and cultural significance.
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  • SPARC at Night To Shine

    by SPARC Club Members
    Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience for people with special needs ages 14 and older. On February 8, 2019, the fifth annual Night to Shine was hosted by 655 churches from around the world for approximately 100,000 honored guests through the support of 200,000 volunteers! Night to Shine is sponsored by The Tim Tebow Foundation. A few members of Shorecrest's Upper School SPARC Club volunteered at the event and two share their thoughts here.
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  • Relay For Life Special Events Update

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Pre-Relay for Life Fundraising Lunch was a great success. Team Gold Together Admin and Friends thanks all ES/LS students and parents for supporting the team and the American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Grillmaster/Headmaster Mike Murphy with the help of administrative staff grilled and prepared over 450 hot dog lunches in the rainy weather! Many Middle School teams sold out of sandwiches, pizza, drinks and more!
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  • Shorecrest completes season sweep of Calvary Christian

    by Rodney Page, Tampa Bay Times Preps Reporter
    The Chargers dominated play and scored a goal in each half to defeat the Warriors 2-0 Saturday night. They move on to compete in BOYS SOCCER REGIONAL FINALS on Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm vs Canterbury Fort Myers at Canterbury Fort Myers.
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  • YOU can Help Haiti

    by Ms. Janack’s Fifth Grade Social Studies Students
    Fifth grade is partnering with the organization Youth Partners with Haiti to collect items needed in a school and orphanage in Haiti. We are collecting gently used or new recreation items such as games, puzzles, used sports equipment, and dolls. We are also collecting gently used or new educational items such as pencils, paper, flash cards, arts and crafts materials, crayons, and markers. Please check in closets, garages, and toy boxes for items to donate. In the words of the fifth grade students, "Be More! Be a Haiti Hero!" They are collecting through February 22.
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  • Box Tops - Collecting Now

    by Kristi Aussner, Parent Volunteer
    PLEASE SEND IN BOX TOPS BY FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22 for the second submission deadline. The Box Tops for Education program gives 10 cents to Shorecrest for every Box Top collected. We submitted $250 worth of Box Tops for the first submission date!
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  • Interact Hosting Toiletry Drive

    by Taylor Emerson '19, Interact Club President
    Interact is hosting a toiletry drive starting Monday to collect travel-sized toiletries for the Ronald McDonald House. When new families arrive at RMH, they will be provided with these supplies. Please bring in any travel-sized toiletry items (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner, soaps, lotion, etc.) by February 22. Collection boxes will be in Landy Hall, Upper School. 
     
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  • Become a Parent Ambassador

    by Admissions Office
    Do you remember your first day at Shorecrest? Help a new family by providing a friendly face - become a Parent Ambassador!
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  • Scholastic Writing Award Winners

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Playwriting Teacher
    Five Upper School students submitted plays they wrote to the regional Scholastic Writing Awards. Three were recognized by Scholastic for their impressive work.
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  • Sophomore Strategies (Parents Only)

    by Bonni Klement, Associate Director of College Counseling
    Please join the Shorecrest College Counseling Team on Wednesday, February 20 at 7pm in the JRT.
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  • Welcome Caitlin McLemore

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Mrs. Caitlin McLemore is the new Middle School / Upper School Librarian and Technology Specialist at Shorecrest. She is the co-author of the book "Stretch Yourself: A Personalized Journey to Deepen Your Teaching Practice," geared toward educators interested in engaging with technology in meaningful ways within the classroom learning environment.
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  • Investing in Progressive Education

    by Laina Bennett, Director of Annual Giving
    With Grandparents & Special Friends Day and St. Pete STEAMfest in our rearview mirrors, we can reflect on the success both of these programs have in bringing our ever-growing community together. Our Grandparents and Special Friends, along with families outside of the Shorecrest community had the unique opportunity to experience the inclusive, innovative and transformational education available to our students firsthand. Project- and inquiry-based learning, hands-on activities centered on technology, and a commitment to social responsibility are all hallmarks of a Shorecrest education. These each share something vital in common: they are all supported by The Shorecrest Annual Fund.
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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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  • 35th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Grandparents & Special Friends Day is a beloved Shorecrest tradition, 35-years strong and counting. This year's event, held on January 25, brought together nearly 600 guests for food, music, drama, classroom tours and more. The next Grandparent Council event is a meeting of the Grandparent Book Club on Tuesday, April 16, at 10am in the Middle School Conference Room. The group will be discussing "The Girl with Seven Names: A North Korean Defector's Story."
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  • Welcome French Exchange Students

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    French high school students from Lycée Bayen in the champagne region of France arrived on campus Friday morning for a two-week stay. The visit is part of an international exchange that is now in its 24th year.
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  • Gaming in Class?

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    For the second year in a row, Mr. Heller's Honors US History class culminated their exposure to "Uncle Tom's Cabin" with a project recreating scenes from the novel.
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  • Shorecrest Sailing Slated for Districts, Host Bake Sale

    by Charger Parent
    The team has two South Points regattas left on the schedule. After they are completed, the Top 7 teams will determine who advances to Districts. Currently Shorecrest is in 3rd. The Chargers also held a bake sale last weekend at their home regatta. It was a huge success! Over $400 was raised and donated to the local US Coast Guard Base.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Season Closes

    by Coach Neal Wolfrath
    The girls finished the regular season with a record of (5-3-2), going undefeated in district play and earning a first round bye in the tournament. On Tuesday night, the girls' season sadly came to an end as they fell short in the district semi final, 2-4. While it is disappointing to see the season end, they made some nice strides this year.
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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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  • Chargers Study First-Hand Child Development

    by Courtney Ellis '02, US AP Psychology teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School AP Psychology class visited Junior Kindergarten students to see their Developmental Psychology unit in action. Members of the class of 2019 came prepared with activities and questions relating to Piaget’s stages of cognitive development and Erikson’s stages of psychosocial development.
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball vs IRC: 38-27 Win

    by Coach Roddy Brown Jr.
    The varsity girls basketball Chargers took care of business against Indian Rocks Christian on Tuesday night with a final score of 38-27! The effort was spearheaded by a two-pronged attack from Renice Dacres ‘19 and Nikki Ayers ‘22. Dacres returned to the lineup after a six game absence due to injury and finished with 21 points, 15 rebounds, 4 blocks, and 4 steals. Ayers filled up the stat sheet with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals, and 5 steals.
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  • HOW TO DONATE OLD TEXTBOOKS

    by Zuri Patel '20, Books Committee Head
    The Upper School Spanish Club is collecting used textbooks to sell online. Profits will be donated to a children’s village in Los Mina, Dominican Republic, through SOS Children’s Villages.
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  • Parent/Guardian SEED - Date Change

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity & Inclusion
    SEED, The Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity Project on Inclusive Curriculum, will meet on April 18, 2019, 7-8:30pm in the Media Center/Library Classroom. A light dinner will be served. If you are interested in participating in any of this year’s Parent/Guardian SEED group introductory sessions, please complete this form to indicate your interest. *The meeting scheduled for February 7 has been canceled. 
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  • Scholastic Visual Arts Awards

    by Charla Y. Gaglio, US Visual Arts Chair
    The art department is very proud of our Chargers and what they accomplish. For the 2018-19 Scholastic Awards, Shorecrest artists were awarded 7 gold awards and 7 silver awards. Some were also selected by Temple Beth-El for its student exhibit during Arts Festival Beth-El.
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  • Shorecrest Announces Athletic Director Anthony McCall as New Varsity Head Football Coach

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Starting with spring practices, Anthony McCall, Shorecrest’s Athletic Director, will lead the Chargers on the gridiron as their new Varsity Head Coach. McCall will replace Coach Steve Dudley, who has served as the Varsity Head Coach since the Fall 2014 season.
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  • Varsity Volleyball Ends Banner Year

    by Coach Raquel Ferreira
    Congratulations to the Varsity Volleyball team - 4A State Champions! A banner in the Crisp Gym was recently unfurled celebrating their victory. A swimming State Championship Banner was also hung. The Chargers celebrated their Championship season with an End of Season party.
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  • Shorecrest Announces Historic Philanthropic Evening

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    On Friday, January 11, a historic philanthropic evening for Shorecrest Preparatory School took place at Sea Salt in downtown St. Petersburg, FL. In one night, an event hosted by several Shorecrest families called “30 for 30” raised $1.2 million for the school’s Transform Campaign. Transform is the final puzzle piece to the Shorecrest campus: creating more than 60,000 square feet of new facilities and reimagining the lower campus to align with Shorecrest’s 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan.
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  • Weiss Family Memorial

    by Michael Gillis, Director of Advancement
    Since the tragic loss of the Weiss family - Mitchell, Leslie, Hannah '16 and Ari '20 - last year, several families, with the support of Headmaster Mike Murphy, have worked to determine how best to honor the Weiss Family on the Shorecrest campus. After a year of careful thought and reflection, the group is proud to share with the community plans for the Weiss Family Stage.
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  • Spring 2019 Community-Inclusive Dining Program

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    When we return to school after Spring Break 2019, our community will enjoy the benefits of our new Community-Inclusive Dining Program in the Dining Rooms in our new facility. Starting on March 18, 2019, SAGE Dining Services will offer our community their full-service, community-inclusive program, a major shift from the retail cafe-style program we use currently.
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  • Summer Trip: A few spaces left

    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.
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  • Northeast Little League Registration

    by Northeast Little League
    Northeast Little League invites you to PLAY BALL! Registration is open at: www.NortheastLL.com.
    Standard Registration ends: January 28. Late Registration ends: February 17.
    All players who register will be placed on a team. Tryouts are held so players are assigned to the correct division.
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  • Shorecrest Announces Record-Breaking Philanthropic Gift

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