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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  • Middle School Announcements

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    Important announcements, updates and reminders for Middle School Families
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  • Middle School Variety Show, Dec 14

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music
    Experience the many talents of our middle schoolers in the Middle School Variety Show on Friday, December 14 at 7pm in the JRT. No tickets required, free and open seating, all ages.
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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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  • 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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  • Build & Sip: An Adults-only Block Building Experience

    by Dominique Craft, ES & LS Dean of Curriculum
    Bring your inner child to Shorecrest on January 31 at 6pm for a block building experience! Enjoy a glass of wine and a tasty treat as you use your imagination to construct a bridge, tower, castle, robot, dinosaur… the possibilities are endless! Bring your friends and experience the joys of play, collaboration, and creativity.  Thursday, January 31, 6-7:30pm in the Shorecrest Lower School Block Room
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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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  • MS Football Reflects on Great Season

    by Athletics Department
    Taking a step back and looking at where you started and where you finished is an important lesson for everyone. That moment could not have been captured better than when Coach Z celebrated the growth of the Chargers MS football team at the season ending banquet. With a team that went from being winless in his first year to compiling a record of 9-3 over the past two seasons, it is easy to see how they are on the rise! 
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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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  • Student Cell Phone Use

    by Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    One of the most frequently asked questions I get from parents and guardians is “What age do you think it is okay to give my child a cell phone?” I wish there was any easy answer, but unfortunately there isn’t. There is no right age, but rather many factors that come into play when making this decision.
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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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  • Middle School Download: Videos

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Interim Head of Middle School
    In an effort to keep parents/guardians informed on the Middle School, teachers will be hosting a variety of info sessions called "Middle School Downloads."
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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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  • Music meets Science

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Middle School Music Teacher
    Eighth Graders are wrapping up their semester in Music with Mrs. McCarthy by learning about Music Engineering in the computer lab. They have been learning about the physics of sound, and recently conducted a scientific experiment using Slinkies.
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  • Two Middle School Sailors Qualify to Represent the US at International Regattas

    by Athletics Department
    Dorothy M. '24 will travel to Spain this February to race for the Palamos International Optimist Trophy while Kate D. '24 will be in Italy this April for the Riva Del Garda regatta.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Grade Drop Everything and STEAM Week

    by Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
    Shorecrest fifth graders spent a week integrating science, technology, engineering, arts and math during Drop Everything and STEAM Week. The week focused on students collaborating to solve science- and art-based challenges that mimic the structure and work of STEAM professionals in the real world. The theme for the integrative week was Designing Kinetic Sculptures.
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  • Jr. Thespians Receive High Scores at Districts

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Jr. Thespian Director
    Shorecrest's Jr. Thespians Troupe 88197 took a total of 21 Acts to the District Festival. Five acts were scored and rated as Excellent and 16 received the highest score rating of Superior.
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  • Fifth Grade’s Long Walk to Water

    by Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
    Fifth graders embarked on a Long Walk with Water around campus. Students are learning about the many women and girls in South Sudan who have limited education and job opportunities because of a lack of clean, running water in their communities. They have been reading “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park in English class. This book’s main character is Nya, a girl who must trek to collect water daily for her family’s survival. The other main character is Salva Dut, one of the Lost Boys of Sudan, who escaped the massacre in his South Sudanese village as a boy. He became a refugee for over a decade in Ethiopia and later Kenya.
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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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  • 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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  • Mesopotamian City-States on Minecraft in Sixth Grade

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    After studying Ancient Mesopotamia in Social Studies, Shorecrest sixth graders built a scaled model of a city-state in Minecraft. The students spent two weeks planning, designing and building their cities.
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  • Middle School Forensics Meet 2

    by Lillian Booker Nelson, Forensics Coach
    24 middle school students garnered 14 trophies at the 2nd Forensics Meet at Berkeley Wednesday night. 
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  • Middle School Golf Awards

    by Coach Woody Every
    The Middle School Golf Team gathered for an awards party on Monday, November 12. The team reflected on a fun and rewarding season. Coach Every is so proud of these student athletes and their hard work all season long. 
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  • Nous Nous Souvenons

    by Hélène Simon, MS French teacher
    The past two weeks, students of Middle School French class learned about World War I and celebrated the 100th anniversary of its end on November 11. Students were most surprised to learn the uncommon animals which helped with the war. Classes also learned of the role young people and women played in this war.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Fifth Grade STEAM Week and Food Festival, Nov. 16

    by Fifth Grade Team
    Fifth Grade will host the 3rd Annual Drop Everything and STEAM Week Showcase on November 16 from 1:30-2:15 in the fifth grade classrooms, followed by an International Food Festival from 2:15-2:45 in the breezeway. You are invited to see the kinetic sculptures made by fifth grade students throughout the week, and/or come sample foods from around the world. If you time it right, you can do both! 
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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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  • 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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  • Disney's The Little Mermaid, Jr. [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Middle School Theatre took audiences on a journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in "Disney's The Little Mermaid JR.," adapted from Disney's Broadway production and the motion picture. 
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  • Upper School Sampler, Nov 13

    by Admissions Department
    Parents of current Shorecrest eighth graders and prospective incoming Upper School families are invited to join the Admissions Office and Shorecrest Administrators for the Upper School Sampler, Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Hear from administrators, college counselors, faculty, parents, and students about the exciting opportunities that Shorecrest 9th graders have at their fingertips.
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  • Fourth and Fifth Grades Attend St. Pete International Folk Festival

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Friday, October 26, fourth and fifth graders attended SPIFFS, the St. Pete International Folk Festival, which was held at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg. SPIFFS hosted an art contest themed “Desserts Around the World.” Mrs. Williams entered 11 students’ artwork in the art contest and the judges loved the entries so much they couldn't choose one winner, so they were all awarded first place! The students received awards on the main stage of the festival. Fourth graders also visited the Festival to glean ideas for the Latin Fair they will create in the spring.
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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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  • SCA Uniform Sale & Uniform Collection

    by Merilee Abinales, SCA Volunteer
    A SCA Used Uniform Sale will be on November 8 (Fall Conference Day) from 7:30am-2pm in the lobby of the Janet Root Theatre. 
    SCA is now collecting any used uniforms you may like to donate.
    Sign up to volunteer the day before to set up or during the sale: http://signup.com/go/EcmdnEL.
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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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  • 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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  • MS Football vs Northside Christian: 44-0 Win

    by Athletics Department
    A 44-0 win in the season finale against Northside Christian was huge for the Chargers! The team's defense stuffed Northside Christian, only allowing three first downs the entire game.
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  • MS Golf Concludes Season

    by Coach Woody Every
    The Middle School Golf Team concluded their golf season on Monday, October 22, at Mainlands Golf Course. The format for this tournament was different as only individual scores were recorded. Our team had a great time and performed well on the new and challenging layout.
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  • MS SWIM CONCLUDES SEASON WITH CHAMPIONSHIP

    by Coach Patty Nardozzi
    Shorecrest Swim & Dive Middle School team traveled to Tampa Prep this past Saturday to compete at the Middle School Championship Meet. With only four boys and four girls competing, the Chargers were able to finish 5th overall out of 9 teams and took home some hardware too!
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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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  • 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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  • Middle School Forensics Meet Results

    by Lillian Nelson, Middle School Theatre Teacher
    24 fifth - eighth graders attended the Forensics meet at Berkeley Prep last night. The following Chagers placed in their respetive categories:
     
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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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  • MS Football vs Out-of-Door Academy, Oct 11

    by Athletics Department
    Chargers MS Football vs Out-of-Door Academy (ODA), October 11: Loss 12-42
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  • MS Golf at Twin Brooks

    by Coach Woody Every
    The Chargers Middle School Golfers are still on track and recorded their lowest team score of the season this week. They took second place with a score of 134. The tournament was held on October 17 at Twin Brooks Golf Course. Cruz C. was the medalist, with the lowest score of the tournament by shooting 28, his lowest score this season! Seventh graders Daven F. 32, Aiden S. 35, and Davis K. 39 rounded out the top four scores.
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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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  • Sidney Wall '13 shares about Lesotho, Africa

    by Ellen H. ‘26 and Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
    Fifth graders at Shorecrest were treated to a visit by Sidney Wall ‘13, who is serving in the Peace Corps in Lesotho, a small country in southern Africa. Sidney, her mother, one of her brothers and few of her other family members attended Shorecrest. Her mother, Beth Bartlett ‘85, currently teaches Upper School math. Home for a brief visit, Sidney took time to visit the fifth grade classes to share about the Peace Corps and Lesotho’s culture and geography.
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  • Young Inventor Visits Fifth Grade

    by Mila B. ‘26 and Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    When Marissa Streng was in third grade, her school participated in a project fair called Invention Convention. She was tasked with inventing something that did not yet exist. Working solo, Marissa put her attention to her dog, Mojo, and decided to make something for dogs. She envisioned her dog in a tube filled with warm air to dry him off, and named her invention the Puff-N-Fluff. This week Marissa (who is now 17 and a junior in high school) visited Shorecrest to talk to fifth graders about being inventors.
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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • PowerSchool Learning Parent Share

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Interim Head of Middle School
    A recent presentation to help parents navigate PowerSchool Learning was videoed for anyone who missed it.
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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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  • 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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  • MS Golf Improves Short Game

    by Coach Woody Every
    The Chargers Middle School Golf Team is trending in the right direction. The team, led by Daven F. 29, recorded their best team score of the season - 139. The team placed third in the match due to their hard work on their short game this season. 
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  • MS Green Volleyball Wins

    by Coach David Hodgson
    After finishing fifth of 15 teams at last weekend’s IRC Tournament, the MS Green Volleyball Chargers carried over their strong play by defeating Seffner on Tuesday, October 2, 25-17, 25- 16 and Carrollwood Day School on Thursday, October 4, 25-23, 28-26. Way to go ladies!
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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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  • Cross-Divisional Collaboration

    by Meredith Brandimore, Alpha Teaching Assistant
    In what was hopefully the first of many meetings, alpha students and third graders teamed up for a Spanish class this week. Additionally third graders and seventh graders shared lunch.
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  • MS Football beats Keswick in mighty comeback

    by Charger Parent
    The Chargers Middle School football team forged a great comeback down 6-0 at halftime, and found a way to fight back and win 14-6 to a shocked Keswick 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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  • MS Golf at Cypress Links

    by Coach Woody Every
    The Middle School Golf Chargers competed well in their match at Cypress Links on September 26. A single stroke separated third from fourth place. Our golfers shot their second best score of the season on a more difficult and soggy golf course. The team was led by Daven F. with a very solid round of 32. Cruz C. 35, Davis K. 38, and Carson G. 38 rounded out the top four scores.
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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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  • 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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  • Fifth Grade Lab: Pennies with Partners

    by Selene Willis, Fifth Grade Science Teacher
    Fifth grade science classes enjoyed a hands-on lab this week. Working in pairs, students used droppers to drip different liquids onto pennies to see which liquid would support the most drops.
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  • Middle School Golf Focuses and Lowers Score

    by Coach Woody Every
    The Middle School Golf Chargers played very well in their match, improving by 16 strokes as a team. The match was held at Twin Brooks Golf Course on September 19. Four team members recorded scores in the thirties, leading to our best score of the season - 141!
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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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  • Middle School Football beats Seffner Christan

    by Team Parent
    The Shorecrest Middle School Football Chargers improved their record to 2-0 with a solid 22-0 victory against Seffner Christan this past Thursday.
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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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  • 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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  • MS STEAM Girls Club

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    Middle School girls are invited to join students from Academy Prep and Shorecrest Upper School STEAM Ambassadors for a monthly STEAM Girls Club after school. Together they will work cooperatively to problem solve and complete design challenges related to science, technology, engineering, art and math.
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  • Middle School Download

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Interim Head of Middle School
    Middle School Downloads will be hosted on campus throughout the year, and we will also livestream the meetings so families can view them in real time off campus, or go back to them to review later. We appreciate that parents can’t always be here with us, so this affords everyone the opportunity to participate and be part of developing a strong climate and culture for fifth through eighth grades.
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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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  • 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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  • Coding with SWIFT Playgrounds in Seventh Grade

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology and Christine Idinge, Math Teacher
    Fearlessness and perseverance are not usually topics associated with a middle school Pre-Algebra classroom. Add logical thinking and you have the reasons for incorporating Apple's coding app, Swift Playgrounds, into the curriculum.
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  • Middle School Fall Sports Pep Rally, Photos

    by Athletics Department
    Shout out to the VARSITY CHEERLEADING TEAM for leading the Middle School Fall Sports Pep Rally!
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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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  • 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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  • Learn about hosting a LS or MS exchange student

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, LS Spanish Teacher
    This year, fourth and fifth graders will have a delegation visiting for two weeks from El Salvador. They will be visiting from Colegio Maya, a bilingual school in the capital city San Salvador in February or March. (This will not interfere with spring break.) Eighth grade will be hosting a delegation for two weeks in April from Escuela Ameyali, a bilingual school from Mexico City, Mexico.
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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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  • 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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  • Middle School Announcements & Photos

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Interim Head of Middle School
    Important Announcements and Reminders for Middle School Families
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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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  • 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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  • Middle School Awards Assembly

    by Jonathan Davis, Head of Middle School
    At the Middle School Awards Assembly, awards were given in a variety of categories including: Academics, Arts, Film and Animation, Reading, Battle of the Books, Thespians, LEGO Robotics, World Languages, Science Fair, History Fair, Geography Bee, and Duke TIP SAT/ACT scores. Special awards were also given highlighting exceptional student characters, such as the Harold Bruggeman Award and Citizen of the Year Awards.
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  • Eighth Grade Passion Project Showcase

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Science Teacher
    Each year, eighth graders are challenged to find something they are passionate about, a talent they want to develop more, or something to take on as an independent project. These are known as their Passion Projects. At the end of the year, they are revealed on campus in a project showcase.
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  • The Hobbit, a student-made film

    by Amy Cobb, Sixth Grade English Teacher
    As a culminating project of the Hero’s Journey unit and the reading of "The Hobbit" in English class, sixth graders re-told the story of Bilbo Baggins' adventures in stop-motion animation format using LEGOs and other found objects.
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  • Ecosystem Restoration Progress

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
    The environmental work and beautification the eighth graders accomplished this year around campus was made possible by a mini-grant from the Tampa Bay Estuary Program. 
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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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  • Fifth Graders Colonize Mars through Minecraft

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fifth graders studied what life on Mars would be like, how to sustain life on Mars if people travel there, and what colonists would need to survive. They created a model of a colony using MinecraftEdu software.
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  • Seventh Grade Music Performance [video]

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher
    The Seventh Grade Music Performance was held in the Janet Root Theatre on Thursday afternoon. The students shared songs from the Golden Age of Radio such as Ira and George Gershwin's Strike up the Band, Harold Arlen's It's Only a Paper Moon, Irving Berlin's Puttin' On the Ritz, and Louis Jordan's Is You Is, Or Is You Ain't Ma Baby. In celebration of the recent Eurovision Song Contest, students also performed a popular Eurovision winning song from 1967, Puppet On a String. Ending the performance was Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie's humanitarian pop hit, We Are the World.
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  • The Sixth Grade Mythological Zoo: A cross-curricular project

    by Amy Cobb, Sixth Grade English Teacher
    Ancient Bestiary/Gods/Goddesses in Aztec/Mayan, Egyptian, Greek, and Norse Legends and Literature: A cross-curricular project between art, English, science, foreign language, library media, and the sixth grade team.
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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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  • 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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  • MS Football Jamboree, 30-0 win! [Photos]

    by MS Football
    Congratulations to the MS Football Spring Team on their 30-0 win over Northside Christian on Thursday afternoon. The Chargers held a total of 15 practices this Spring, with 28 rising sixth, seventh & eighth graders
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  • Students Lead Campus Restoration

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students in JK, fifth grade, sixth grade and eighth grade worked together to restore a section of campus. This area was previously full of Australian pines, an invasive species that dampers surrounding wildlife. The pines were removed and students planted native species in their place. Funding for this project came from part of a grant Shorecrest received from the Tampa Bay Estuary Project. 
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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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  • 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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  • Seventh Graders Fight Diseases [photos]

    by Amy Brill, Seventh Grade English Teacher
    This year the seventh grade team took a risk by planning a true Project Based Learning (PBL) experience for students surrounding the theme of disease prevention and elimination. In the end, teachers were inspired by student creativity, tenacity, knowledge, and empathy. This project's essential question was: How do we learn from the diseases of our past to solve those of today and tomorrow? Throughout the year, students engaged in this topic in English, history, math, science, health, technology, music and world language classes. The unit culminated in a Disease Project Showcase.
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  • Battle of the Books Three-Peat Win

    by Tedra Tatelbaum, Fifth Grade English Teacher
    Team Shorecrest won first place at the Bay Area Association of Independent Schools (BAAIS) Battle of the Books Competition on May 1, 2018, for the third consecutive year in a row! Team Captain Duran V, Addy C, Akshay P, Max B and Sophia J collaborated and worked extremely well under pressure. Coach Tatelbaum said she is super proud of her hard-working lovers of reading.
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  • Shorecrest Fifth Graders Learn Geospatial Sciences at GEOINT 2018

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest fifth graders were among a select group of K-12 students from the Tampa Bay area invited to attend the GEOINT 2018 Symposium on April 24, an annual conference sponsored by the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF). GEOINT, a hot topic in STEM fields, is the profession of using satellites, drones, and sensors combined with other geographic information to gather, map, and visualize data to make informed decisions.
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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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  • Interim Head of Middle School Announced

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    I am pleased to announce that Kris Grant has accepted the position as Interim Head of Middle School. Kris, who currently serves as eighth Grade Dean and as a seventh and eighth grade Spanish teacher, is excited to continue the great work Jane Johnson and Jonathan Davis have initiated with the Middle School faculty and staff. Kris will begin her new duties on July 1.
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  • SPS Battle of the Books 2018

    by Tedra Tatelbaum, Fifth Grade English Teacher
    For decades, Florida schools have participated in the Sunshine State Young Reader Award Books-Battle of the BooksThis month, 25 fifth graders took the Battle of the Books Qualifying Test, and 14 students qualified for the 3 School Teams. The 2018 Shorecrest Battle of the Books was held in the JRT on Tuesday, April 17. Teams answered questions on 15 Sunshine State Young Reader Award books. 
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  • Eighth Grader Anna J wins Marine Science Art Contest

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
    Shorecrest eighth grader Anna J's art was selected to be in the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s 2019 calendar, which will be available for download later this year. The calendars serve as reminders every day to be responsible stewards of the ocean.
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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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  • Students Judge Ocean 180 Video Challenge

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
    Eighth graders at Shorecrest have been given a unique opportunity to serve as student judges for the 2018 Ocean 180 Video Challenge​. The Video Challenge​ encourages ocean scientists to share their discoveries and excitement for research with teachers, students, and the public in a video for persons outside their discipline.
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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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  • Eighth Graders Engineer Three Types of ROVs

    by By Kathryn Jeakle, Eight Grade Science Teacher
    Eighth graders worked over the course of sixth months on ROVs that solved modern-day problems, ROV art projects of PVC and wire, and motorized PVC ROVs that completed underwater challenges. The underwater ROVs were presented at STEAMfest for the greater community to drive and explore. Eighth graders gave their final presentations of the initial innovative ROV projects - along with product pitches, advertisements, and the PVC sculptures - before an audience of parents and peers in March.
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  • Learning Scale, Proportion & Programming with "Smallcrest"

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In the lobby of the Janet Root Theatre a team of sixth graders adeptly maneuver LEGO robots through a model course - avoiding buildings, gliding into parking spaces, making deliveries from one model structure to the next. The course looks familiar to many of the passersby at STEAMfest. "Hey, is that Landy Hall?" asks an observer. Indeed. Landy Hall, the Janet Root Theatre, the Athletic Center, and even a model of the future Innovation Center and Community Commons, the course is a scale model of the Shorecrest campus. Dubbed "Smallcrest" by its seventh grade engineers, the project is a prime example of interdisciplinary project-based learning, faculty collaboration, and experiential education.
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  • Word and Image Art Awards

    by Cindy Williams, MS Art Teacher
    The Word and Image Art Awards were presented on March 17, 2018, at the Morean Arts Center. Five Shorecrest fifth grade students were selected to have their artwork exhibited. The Middle School artists honored were Fiona Joy G., Daisy N., Drew D., Graham F.  and Charlie N. Congratulations to these fine artists who wrote and made a mixed media art piece about looking at the world through their eyes!
     
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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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  • Campus Cleanup

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On March 14, 2018, Kindergarteners and eighth graders at Shorecrest Preparatory School partnered with Keep Pinellas Beautiful to clean the campus. As a result of "adopting" the one-mile radius around the Shorecrest campus, there will be 4 campus clean-up dates in 2018. The Chargers collected 47.5 pounds of trash!
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  • Hindu Deity Pop-Up Cards

    by Amy Cobb, Sixth Grade English Teacher
    Sixth-grade English and social studies classes collaborated on a three-week mini-project creating Hindu Deity Pop-Up Cards. The students learned all about HInduism in social studies, and they took the research further by choosing a Hindu Deity using a class set of books.
     
     
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  • Fifth Grade Chorus Performance [video]

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher
    Fifth graders delighted audiences in the Janet Root Theatre on Thursday with their Music Performance. Under the direction of Mrs. McCarthy, fifth graders sang specially selected songs with harmonies and dynamics. Songs included: “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, Disney’s “When You Wish Upon a Star”, “How Far I’ll Go” from Moana, “Send it On” from Disney’s Friends for Change, and the 1966 Monkey’s hit, “I’m a Believer” in the arrangement from Broadway’s Shrek the Musical.
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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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  • MS Track and Field Final Meet

    by Coach Richie Cameron
    Tuesday was a wonderful conclusion to our Middle School Track and Field season. The coaches are all very proud of the way the Chargers performed! Congratulations to both the girls and boys for their strong finishes. Girls earned 1st place overall and boys were 2nd out of 16 full teams. A number of Shorecrest athletes were able to also qualify for the Middle School State Meet.
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  • Pinellas History Day

    by David Hodgson, Middle School History Teacher
    Twenty Middle School students accompanied Mr. Hodgson to Largo High School to compete in the 20th annual Pinellas County History Day. This was one of the largest county fairs to date with over 20 participating middle schools. This year’s theme for the competition was “Conflict and Compromise in History.” Students had to research and analyze a topic in history and then create an exhibit, documentary, performance, website, or author a historical paper.
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  • MS Forensics Final Competition

    by Lillian Nelson, Middle School Theatre Teacher
    The final MS Forensics meet of the year was on March 7. "It was a great season!" said faculty sponsor Ms. Nelson. Special congratulations go to:
    • Fiona G, fifth grader - 2nd place Original Oratory
    • Ellie L and Stella P, eighth graders - 3rd Place Duo Drama
    • Sarah K, fifth grader - 4th place Original Oratory
    • Daisy N, fifth grader - 5th place Individual Drama
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  • Mexican Students Visit Shorecrest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    From February 25 through March 9, Shorecrest Lower School hosted its third international delegation. Shorecerst fourth and fifth graders graciously opened their homes and hosted 12 students from Escuela Ameyalli in Mexico City. While at Shorecrest, the visiting students made a cultural presentation for the Lower and Middle Schools, in which they spoke about their country's history and culture and performed a traditional Mexican dance.
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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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  • Fifth Grade SMath Olympics

    by Sandy Janack and Selene Willis, Fifth Grade Teachers
    Gaining inspiration from the 2018 Winter Olympics, the Fifth Grade Team participated in Olympic-themed activities for the past few weeks. In Social Studies, students engaged in a Project-Based Learning Unit and used the Engineering Design Process to help answer the question, “How can we make a Winter Olympic sport safer for the athletes or improve performance for the athletes?” In Math and Science classes - or SMath - fifth graders culminated their joint Measurement Unit by creating an Olympic-inspired measurement event. To culminate the grade’s activities, students shared their projects with families at the Fifth Grade Olympic Closing Ceremonies in the Student Activity Center. 
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  • MS Variety Show [photos, video]

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher
    Middle School performers entertained audeinces last Friday in our 11th Annual Middle School Variety Show! Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 performed many of their award-winning acts as part of the show, held in the Janet Root Theatre.
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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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  • 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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  • MS Robotics Wins best Project [video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Middle School Robotics team, INFOBOTS, returned victorious from their First LEGO League Tournament with the prize for Best Project. First LEGO League introduces students aged 9-16 to the fun and excitement of science and technology. In addition to building and programming working robots for challenges, students were tasked with solving a real-world problem regarding hydrodynamics and presenting their project to judges.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • MS Regional Science Fair Results

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science
    Congratulations to the following Shorecrest students on their performance at the Regional Science Fair: 
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  • Middle School Scholastic Arts Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Four of the seventh grade stop motion animation movies created this year have won Scholastic Arts awards and were invited to a ceremony on Feb. 7 at Gibbs High School. In addition, several students won awards for drawing and digital art.
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  • Congratulation Jr. Thespians at States!

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Jr. Thespian Director
    Jr. Thespians performed in the 3-day State Festival at the Orlando Convention Center last weekend with amazing results! Come see some of our acts at the upcoming MS Variety Show on February 23rd.
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  • Forensics Meet Results

    by Lillian Booker Nelson, Public Speaking, Theatre, and Debate
    Forensic speech is the study and practice of public speaking and debate, according to the American Forensic Association. School and college contests are patterned after ancient Greek competitions at public forums. 27 Middle School students attended the most recent meet, last Wednesday. Here are the Shorecrest results:
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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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  • National History Day SPS Results

    by David Hodgson, Seventh Grade History Teacher
    Congratulations to the following Middle School students moving on to the Pinellas County History Day competition on March 2 & 3 at Largo High School.
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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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  • ST. PETE STEAMFEST HUGE Success

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On a sunny Saturday in January, 1000 eager visitors assembled on the campus of Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg to participate in a variety of family-friendly activities, all centered on the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math - or STEAM.

    Shorecrest has sponsored and hosted the event since its inception in 2016. “STEAM subjects and projects are a part of what we do everyday at Shorecrest,” says Dr. Anna Baralt, Shorecrest Director of Educational Technology and STEAMfest Committee Chair. “We launched STEAMfest as an outlet for sharing this kind of engaging, experiential learning with the greater community.”
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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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  • An Immigrant’s Journey

    by Sandra Janack, MS Social Studies Teacher
    Fifth graders at Shorecrest recently completed a cross-curricular project, incorporating skills and knowledge from Social Studies, Art, Technology, and English classes to help them understand the immigrant experience at Ellis Island in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    After learning about what prompted millions of people from all over the world to leave their countries of origin and risk the journey to the United States, students created a character and developed a background story for him or her. Many students chose to interview family members and use their own families’ history for inspiration; others created the character from their imaginations.
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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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  • Eighth Grade Coastal Restoration on Campus

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
    Thanks to a mini-grant made possible by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program eighth graders are restoring an area north of Haskell Field to be replanted with native species. The Chargers did a great job of removing invasive plants and are excited by the idea of making the area look better as well as making it a healthier ecosystem for our channel and our native animals.  
     
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  • Sixth Grade Science Fair 2018 [video & photos]

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science Teacher
    The 2018 Shorecrest Preparatory School Science Fair was a huge success. Judges from among our science teachers as well as scientists from the local community evaluated projects, ranging from topics such as bacterial growth and removal, trash clean up, soggy cereals and effective shampoos. Each project also included a QR code leading to a short video explaining the project.
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  • Sixth Grade Common Ground Adventures [photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Last week just after sixth graders wrapped up their Science Fair showcase, they embarked as a grade on a two-day/overnight field experience. Common Ground Adventures is a bonding, team-building opportunity.
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  • MS Girls Soccer Ends Season with Awards

    by Coach Betsy Dougherty
    The MS Girls soccer team ended their season this week with an impressive record of 11-1. The only loss was the first game of the season against Berkeley with a score 2-1. The team included 20 players, several of whom were new to the game. Congratulations to the team for an amazing season!  
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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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  • 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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  • Nicolas H. Wins SPS National Geographic Bee - 3rd year in a row!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The National Geographic Geography Bee was held in the Janet Root Theatre on January 16. The top two geographers from grades 4-8 competed on stage plus last year's winner. The Shorecrest Champion was sixth grader Nicolas H. For the last two years he won at Shorecrest and also qualified to compete at the state level.
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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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Shorecrest Preparatory School is a private, non-sectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students preschool through high school, located in St. Petersburg, Florida.