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2017

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  • KICKING THE TECH ADDICTION: PART III

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    As we strive to rear and educate this generation, we know that guidelines for technology use are as important as guidelines for vehicle use. No responsible person would give a young person a car without lessons and guidelines. Similarly, we now have the same responsibility with social media and technology use.
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  • Alumna in local theatrical production

    by Kate Merritt, Director of Annual Fund & Alumni
    Shorecrest alumna Alexandria Crawford '12 is in the upcoming play "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" by August Wilson at American Stage. The show runs January 18th-Feburary 19th. Tickets are on sale now at www.americanstage.org/joeturner - along with Alexandria's bio thanking Janet Root.
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  • Fifth GRADER NICOLAS H. wins SPS GEO BEE 2nd year

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The National Geographic Geography Bee was held in the Janet Root Theatre on January 10. The top two geographers from grades 4-8 competed on stage plus last year's winner. The Shorecrest Champion was fifth grader Nicolas H. Last year he won at Shorecrest and also qualified to compete at the state level.
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  • FRESHMAN FOUNDATION: BLUEPRINTS TO COLLEGE

    by Bonni Carney, Associate Director of College Counseling
    Freshmen students and their families are invited to attend their first freshman-focused College Counseling sponsored program of the year. If you are looking to get a head start on the college process, come join us! 
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  • Shorecrest Celebrates the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    On Monday, January 16, more than 70 members of the Shorecrest community joined the greater St. Petersburg community to march in the MLK Dream Big Parade in downtown St. Pete. Following the morning’s festivities, the Chargers switched gears from celebration to service as a group completed a service project with CASA (Community Action Stops Abuse),
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  • Upcoming Athletics

    by Jeff Raab, Athletic Director
    The Shorecrest Chargers Sports Network plans to broadcast Chargers girls and boys basketball games on Friday, Jan. 20 against Northside Christian. The girls game starts at 6pm and the boys game begins at 7:30. The games will be listed as separate events. If you want to watch both games, you'll have to exit the girls game and select the boys game. Please note the games may be announcer-less, but we will provide video and scores as part of the broadcast. To watch both games streaming live for free, follow the instructions below:
    1. Go to nfhsnetwork.com/redeem
    2. Type in the complimentary code GoChargers1617 and click "Redeem"
    3. Create a user profile
    Enjoy!
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  • Winners of Presidential Speech Writing Contest

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    What are the three to five most important things you think the President could say to all the people listening to his speech? Students were asked to pretend they were the President's chief speech writer and to write a one to two page speech that would help get everyone to be nice to each other and cooperate even if they disagree with each other. The winning entries will be sent to the White House.
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  • CASA offers comfort for the abused

    by Joyce Nanette Johnson, The Weekly Challenger Staff Writer
    CASA will be utilizing their MLK Day of Service award to assemble Peace Baskets to greet new participants when they come to the facility for the first time seeking assistance. The outside of the baskets will be decorated by Creative Clay of St. Petersburg and students of Shorecrest Preparatory School. 
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  • Guest Speaker: Jennifer Pharr Davis, Jan 23

    by Tom Dillow, Head of Upper School
    We are honored to welcome to campus Jennifer Pharr Davis, long-distance hiker, author and National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.
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  • Learning to Read NonFiction Texts

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fourth grade students are rotating each week to spend a block of time in each fourth grade classroom learning the skills of reading historical fiction. These lessons will ultimately prepare them with the historical background and reading skills necessary for their next reading unit of historical fiction. When readers understand the time period better, their overall comprehension of the text improves!
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  • MARTIAL ARTS/SELF DEFENSE Training

    by Coach Cornelius
    Learn martial arts (Chen-To-On Shaolin Kung Fu) and self defense after school with Coach Cornelius after school.
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  • Service for one another

    by Betty Gootson, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    One of the ways The Experiential School and Lower School honor Martin Luther King, Jr. is by performing acts of service for each other in January. Two of the Junior Kindergarten classes decided to treat their special friends to doughnuts they made themselves. To help the many birds that delight us with their song and beauty, the Alpha students created bird feeders from rice cakes, molasses and bird seed.
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Update

    by Coach Vid Buggs
    Chargers 38, Berkeley Prep 34
    Chargers 40, Cambridge 26
    Seffner Christian 77, Chargers 26
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  • Visiting the Dentist

    by Betty Gootson, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Alpha 3- and 4-year-old preschool students took a trip to the pediatric dental office of Shorecrest parent Dr. Sandy Worman Epstein in St. Petersburg, FL. This is part of their study of people in the neighborhood.
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  • Northeast Little League Spring Registration Open

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Northeast Little League's spring registration is open! View tryout dates and season opening date here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/NortheastLL/events
    More details on this flyer.
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  • Spring Sports Sign-Ups

    by Athletic Department
    Signups for Spring Sports will be available following Winter Break. ALL FHSAA paperwork must be completed and on file to begin a spring sport.
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  • Used Uniform Sale, Jan 24

    by BA Beatty, Parent Volunteer
    The Used Uniform Sale will be Jan. 24 from 7am-3pm in the SAC.
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  • Northeast Little League: Spring Registration Open

    by Monica Stypinski, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Visit www.northeastll.com to register for all T-ball, baseball and softball. Catch the fun online at http://www.facebook.com/NortheastLL
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  • St. Pete STEAMfest, February 4

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The 2nd Annual St. Pete STEAMfest hosted by Shorecrest is coming on Saturday, February 4! The day will be creative, inventive, imaginative and fun.
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  • KICKING THE TECH ADDICTION: PART II

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    For parents/guardians of our youngest children, you have a great opportunity to set up clear social media and device use guidelines before behavior, patterns and addictions begin. For parents/guardians of children who are already showing patterns of technology and social media addiction, your ability to help those around you set appropriate boundaries is an important challenge.
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  • December Citizens of the Month

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Congratulations to our December Northeast Exchange Club Citizens of the Month for the 2016-17 school year: First Grade – Olivia B., Second Grade – Frances H., Third Grade – Emily H. and Fourth Grade – Akshay P.
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  • Drawing State Birds

    by Sue Rowe, Lower School Art Teacher
    Third graders are learning all about the Fifty Nifty United States and the history behind their development and expansion. To augment their studies, each student was assigned a state bird to draw and color.
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  • Girls Varsity Basketball; Renice All-Tournament Honors

    by Vid Buggs
    Shorecrest Lady Chargers went 2-1 in the Smoothie King Classic over Winter Break. The Chargers were missing key players, but that didn't slow them down much. Shorecrest were led by Renice D and Chisom N on both ends of the court. Renice finished with All-Tournament Honors as she lead the tournament in scoring.
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  • Guest Visitor: Flight Attendant

    by Natalye Horne, Second Grade Teacher
    Ms. Horne's sister, Kelsey, visited recently from St. Paul, Minnesota. She is a flight attendant for Delta Airlines. The class read "The Airport Book" by Lisa Brown and transformed the classroom into airplane-style seating.
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  • History Fair Showcase, Jan 18

    by David Hodgson, MS National History Day Coordinator
    Shorecrest’s Seventh Grade Team Presents The National History Day Evening Showcase:
    January 18, 6 - 7:30pm. Seventh and eighth grade National History Day exhibits, websites, documentaries, performances and papers will be on display
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  • Making Maps in Preschool

    by Betty Gootson, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    As the Junior Kindergartners began their journey to explore the world, they were introduced to the idea of a map key and used one, along with felt pieces, to create maps of their own design. 
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  • MS Robotics Move on to Regionals

    by Christine Scoby, Robotics Coach
    Congratulations to Shorecrest Middle School LEGO Robotics Team 1448, the R2D2s, for winning Judges Award and earning a bid to the FLL Regional championship.
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  • National Spanish Exams, Mar 27-31

    by Teri Andres, Upper School Spanish Teacher
    The National Spanish Exams in Upper School are scheduled for Monday, March 27 - Friday, March 31. This is the week after Spring Break. No make-ups will be available. Students should bring their iPad and headphones.
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  • Preparing Pizza

    by Betty Gootson, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Measuring equals math, following a recipe equals literacy, mixing ingredients and watching the change in matter equals science, spreading and sprinkling equal motor skills and working together equals collaboration. All those skills and more were involved in preparing pizza!
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  • Stand With Us visits GSI

    by Richard Beaton, Global Scholars Advisor
    Shorecrest Upper School's Global Scholars Initiative (GSI) welcomed Rayna Exelbierd for a campus conversation on Monday, January 9th. Ms. Exelbierd is a youth representative with Stand With Us, an Israeli advocacy group. She is also an associate of alumna Hannah Weiss '16, who helped lead the conversation.
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  • Brothers Bring Holiday Cheer to Boys and Girls Club

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Brothers Jordan and Eric J hosted their annual holiday party at the Boys and Girls Club. They provided dinner, treats, stuffed stockings, a magician and fulfilled Santa wish lists. View the video to see a few moments of the amazing evening.
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  • Clinic byte: Staying healthy for 2017

    by Marie Confident, School Nurse
    Being healthy is the most precious gift of all. January is usually the time when people set health conscious goals to eat better, lose weight, exercise more etc. Here are some everyday basics to keeping a healthy household.
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  • Holiday Service and Gift Giving

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Every year, one Shorecrest family has a special Christmas party and asks the guests to bring an unwrapped toy. On December 20, they delivered the toys to the Ronald McDonald House.
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  • Jensen Learns about Circuits

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Last week, Mrs. Minke asked her kindergarten students to make a New Year's resolution that can improve their environment, health, and school work. Jensen said he wanted to learn about circuits. WIth help from our Lower School Media Specialist, Mrs. Smay, the road to his resolution is clear! Jensen and Mrs. Smay spent an hour exploring and tinkering in the Makerspace after school one day.
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  • Prep-to-Prep Scholarships

    by Adrianne Finley Odell, Assistant Head of School
    The Prep-to-Prep Scholarship supports one Shorecrest Upper School student who has matriculated from Academy Preparatory School of St. Petersburg and provides full support for four years of tuition, fees, and other needs so that the student may fully participate in the life of Shorecrest.
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  • Fifth Graders Help Haiti, You can too!

    by Tedra Tatelbaum, Fifth Grade English Teacher
    Fifth graders are engaged in an in-depth, project based learning unit about Haiti. Haiti is the poorest nation in the Western Hemisphere and one of our North American neighbors in dire need. The list of items being collected is long, but the items are inexpensive. They are asking the Shorecrest community to NOT purchase items, rather search their homes, closets and garages WITH their child(ren) and donate gently used items.
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  • New Year’s Resolution-Kicking the Tech Addiction: Part I

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    I encourage Ebytes readers to watch the embedded video from Simon Sinek (below). If possible, watch the video with your children. If time is really short, skip forward to the sections of his talk on Technology and Impatience. The sections on Parenting and Environment are equally interesting. I hope the video stimulates some conversations for your family.
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  • Katie Koestner Discussed Online Social and Safety Issues

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Ms. Katie Koestner, a national expert on student safety and teen relationship culture, spent the day at Shorecrest educating students, faculty and parents about online safety and healthy relationships in an increasingly digital world. Ms. Koestner’s January 4th visit was sponsored by SCA, the Shorecrest Community Association.
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  • Maria Evora (1925-2016)

    by Kate Merritt, Director of Annual Fund & Alumni
    Longtime Shorecrest Spanish teacher Maria Evora passed away on December 30, 2016, at the age of 91 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Born in Santa Clara, Cuba, in 1925, she came to Florida in 1968. She began working as a Spanish teacher at Shorecrest in the fall of 1976 and was a member of the Foreign Langauge Faculty at the school for twenty years, retiring in the spring of 1996. 
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  • The Jan and Craig Sher Service Learning Fund

    by Adrianne Finley Odell, Assistant Head of School
    In honor of grandparents and Emeritus Trustees, Jan and Craig Sher, their daughters recently created The Jan and Craig Sher Service Learning Fund. This fund supports up to two high school students’ service learning trips each year and will continue to be supported for at least the next ten years.
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  • Canvas Cocktail Party / Fundraiser, Jan 26

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shop till you drop for a great cause on Thursday, January 26th at a special shopping event at Canvas: 1535 4th Street North.
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  • Child Care & Club Forms Online

    by Monica Stypinski, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    New After School Club forms have been added to the After School page of Shorecrest.org. Child care forms are also available for January 16 and 27th.
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  • Kindergarteners Make New Year's Resolutions

    by Joanne Minke, Kindergaten Teacher
    As we usher in 2017, the students have given thought to how they can improve their environment, health, and school work.
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  • Movie Under the Stars: Zootopia, Jan 27

    by senior Courtney M.
    Join us Friday, Jan 27th for a Movie Under the Stars on Shorecrest's Hernandez Family baseball field - featuring Disney's Zootopia!
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  • Preschool Garden Bounty

    by Betty Gootson, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    The Junior Kindergartners returned from vacation to find some of their crops ready for harvesting. Two giant carrots, after being washed, peeled and cut, proved to be more than enough to feed Mrs. Jotch’s class.
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  • Havana Nights: The Big Event, Feb 10

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Mark your calendars for Friday, February 10th, 7-11pm, for our bi-annual Big Event to be held at the Mahaffey Theater.
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  • Tampa AM Bus - New Pickup Spot

    by Jeannie Cribbs, Maintenance and Transportation
    Beginning January 9, 2017, Shorecrest will offer bus service from Tampa to the Shorecrest campus. This one-way service will depart from Walgreens at 3016 W. Gandy Blvd., Tampa, FL 33611 at 7:15am Monday-Friday when school is in session.
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