2018

  • 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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  • Bringing Holiday Lessons and Cheer

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, LS Spanish Teacher
    Third and fourth graders in Señora Jaime-Allwood’s Spanish class recently took a special trip to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. For the fourth year, students delivered stacks of cards that they made - in both English and Spanish - for pediatric hospital patients. Third graders made Spanish flashcards about animals, fruits and vegetables for patients to increase their vocabulary skills. Fourth graders made holiday greeting cards with positive messages.
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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 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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  • Shorecrest to Host Civic Saturday, Dec. 8

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    On Saturday, December 8, Shorecrest Preparatory School is hosting a student-led Civic Saturday event. Civic Saturday is a national series of events meant to evoke community conversations around democracy, citizenship, and civic engagement. The event will run from 10:30am-11:30am in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest and will be led by Shorecrest Upper School student Sophie Elwyn '19 with support from faculty sponsor Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning at Shorecrest. This particular Saturday features special guest Kerry Kriseman, community advocate and wife of Mayor Rick Kriseman.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Car Wash, Oct 28

    by Jessica Thorn, Interact Faculty Advisor
    Shorecrest's Upper School Interact Service Club will host a car wash on Sunday, October 28 from 10:30am-1pm at the front of campus. 

    The club also continues its marker drive. Bring in old, dried out markers of any kind so that they can be sent off to Crayola for recycling!
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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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  • 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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  • MS Girls Donate to Ronald McDonald House

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Three cheers for Isabel G ‘25 and Sarah K ‘25 who have done an amazing job collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House. Two summers ago they started collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House (RMH), a favorite charity of theirs. Through their persistent efforts and everyone’s contributions the girls were able to collect a grand total of over $101 in cash and more than 7 pounds of tabs.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • A Spiritual Moment

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    If you missed the Luminaria Ceremony at 2018 Shorecrest Relay For Life and the gathering of students and friends on Haskell Field as the Pentatonix version of Hallelujah was softly playing over the PA system, you missed one of the most spiritual moments many of us have ever witnessed at a school event.
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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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  • Shorecrest & Academy Prep Partner, Benefit from Tech Recycling Drive

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Thursday, April 19, members of the STEAM Club for Girls joined Dr. Anna Baralt, Shorecrest Director of Educational Technology, to deliver a mobile tech lab of 15 laptops to Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg. The donation was made possible through a partnership with eSmart Recycling and its One Million Laptops Campaign.
     
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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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  • 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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  • Relay For Life on Friday!

    by Relay Leadership Team
    Come visit booths right when school ends! Please keep furry friends at home.
    6pm - official opening ceremony.
    9:30pm - Luminaria Ceremony
    10:30pm - Closing Ceremony
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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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  • Blood Drive, April 11

    by Leddon Zwack '21
    Please mark your calendars to give blood on Wednesday, April 11. Continuing to encourage Shorecrest donors for OneBlood, Leddon Zwack '21 has gotten support from Chick-fil-A 4th Street, Carrabba’s, Better Byrd & PDQ. Every donor will receive a coupon card from ALL FOUR restaurants! The OneBlood bus will be parked on the basketball court lot by the Athletic Center on Wednesday, April 11, from 10am-4:30pm. 
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Blood Drive 1/31

    by Leddon Zwack '21
    Please participate in our Blood Drive January 31!
    The OneBlood bus will be parked next to the Admissions Office on Wednesday, January 31 from 10am-4:15pm. Donors will receive a wellness checkup, cholesterol screening, a Chick-fil-A gift card good for one meal, and a $20 off coupon for Carrabba’s. 
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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