Thanks to Jim Iger of the Florida Aquarium and Kathy Guindon of Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, eighth graders were able plant mangroves where towering Australian Pines stood several months ago.
by: Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
The Middle School InfoBots started their season off strong, winning the Champion’s Award at the recent FIRST LEGO League scrimmage at Oak Grove Middle School in Clearwater. The INFO BOTS now challenge Shorecrest families to reduce the number of plastic bags used by participating in their plastic bag exchange program.
On November 7, the boys varsity cross-country team and junior Olivia R. competed in the class 1A state finals in Tallahassee. Stacked with seniors, the varsity boys Cross Country Chargers ended their impressive season with a 6th place state finish.
The Upper School Interact Club was excited to learn that their mentor, Mrs. Newton (aka Mama Newt), was chosen for a prestigious honor from their sponsoring Rotary Club. The Paul Harris Fellow Recognitionis a Rotarian award of distinction. This year, the Saint Pete Sunrise Rotary Club contributed $1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International in Mrs. Newton's name. The award recognizes her sustained 'service above self' to the youth of our community.
In eighth grade science class, students will be studying how the ocean has changed throughout the history of Earth. Integrating outside experts, as well as teleconferencing technology, the students recently took part in a video chat with the JOIDES Resolution Research Vessel that is taking core samples off the west coast of India.
Madi Free '15 founded Globally Free, a non-profit foundation dedicated to making a difference in the lives of human trafficking victims by preventing incidents through awareness and education, removing victims from their situations, and facilitating the rehabilitation of trafficked individuals. On Friday, November 6, Globally Free will host Guiding Light, a benefit for Selah Freedom, their mission partner. Madi invites the Shorecrest community to attend this community event for an important cause.
In conjunction with the annual Tampa Bay Times Festival of Reading, the Newspaper in Education department of the paper hosts a high school writing contest. This year's theme was "Future Times: Florida in 2050", and the contest winner was Shorecrest sophomore Shannon O.