by: Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
June 1 - July 1 the Raymund Center and Haskell Library will be closed for renovations. The Main Visitor Check-in is in the Lower School Admin Office during the closure. Visitors may park in the lot along First Street. The Shorecrest Admissions Office is temporarily located in Charger Commons during the closure.
by: Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
Students rising into grades 7-12 can join the beloved, talented Shorecrest Visual Arts Chair Charla Gaglio on campus this summer! Much of the impressive Upper School student artwork you may have seen around campus over the years was created by Charla’s students. She has a knack for developing a safe space and giving the right instruction to bring out the talent in her students. View some recent painting samples from Celebrate the Arts here, and drawing samples here.
With volunteer and standardized testing opportunities limited for students due to COVID, one particular part of the college application process - the personal statement - will bear more weight toward helping college admissions committees see the fuller, impactful, and unique YOU that you are. This summer workshop will focus on helping you brainstorm, draft, and revise this important piece of writing to come away with a Common App Personal Statement.
Are you tired of searching for the perfect "3-prong, plastic folder with pockets?" SCA can help! Let us shop for your child's school supplies this year. SCA will gather school supplies and have them ready and waiting in your child's classroom - saving you time and money. (NOTE: there are some supplies on each list SCA does not provide. Please read on and find the list for the grade your child(ren) will be entering.)
During the 2020-21 school year, the Shorecrest Performing Arts production of the musical "Something Rotten!" was reviewed as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program. Cían McCarthy ‘22 was nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical and represented Shorecrest in a performance at The Straz Center on May 29. He received the award for Best Actor in a Musical for his portrayal of William Shakespeare in the musical. He was also offered a $60,000 scholarship to AMDA.
On Saturday, May 22, the 81-member Class of 2021 were the first at Shorecrest Preparatory School to receive their diplomas on the Charger Commons Greenspace. Among the graduating class were 7 students recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Corp., 1 military appointment, 2 Presidential Scholar candidates, 3 NCAA committed student-athletes, many Thespians, at least 2 pilots and 4 sets of twins!
Upper School Art Teacher Casey McDonough will have his art featured this summer in the exhibit Skyway 20/21: A Contemporary Collaboration, June 14 – September 1, 2021, at the USF Contemporary Art Museum.
by: Kurt Wahlgren, Global Scholars Initiative Director
During the last month of the 2020-2021 academic year, students and faculty gathered to participate in Global Scholars Initiative thesis defense presentations. After each presentation, the Q and A session transitioned into extended academic discussions that continued well past the standard dinner hour. These organic moments of scholarly inquiry are a testament to the students and faculty in GSI.
by: Karen Quilty, 2019-20 Co-Janet Root Volunteer Service Award recipient and Alumni Parent
Each spring, the Shorecrest Community Association chooses a winner of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award. The award is presented by past winners of this prestigious award to a volunteer who has made an impact on campus for many years. This year, the winner was presented with her award and a gift at a surprise gathering attended by many past winners along with Nancy Spencer, Head of School.
The incoming SCA Board for the 2021-2022 school year will be Co-Presidents: Christy Stross and Kirsten Fisher; Co-Vice Presidents: Nidhi Patel and Marianne Ross; Treasurer: Christina LeBlanc; Co-Secretaries: Natalie Spada and Mandy Rutledge and Co-Volunteer Coordinators: Lauren Carlan and Kristi Aussner