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2021

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  • Middle School Student's Art Impresses Author

    by Amy Brill, Seventh Grade English Teacher
    Seventh grade English students created movie posters based on the independent reading books they read last month. Their posters had to "advertise" the books as if they were becoming major motion pictures. One movie poster - created by Luc H. ‘26 - was a hit with the author of the book, and she shared his work online.
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  • Introducing the Doris and Donna Friendship Fund

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest is proud to announce the creation of the Doris and Donna Friendship Fund, the first gift of its kind, supporting both the completion of Charger Commons and the opportunity for a full, four-year scholarship for a deserving student.
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  • Heather Vidal publishes Literacy Resource for Educators

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Heather Vidal is a Literacy Specialist in The Learning Center at Shorecrest Preparatory School. She shared some of her tested techniques with other educators in a new book, “Teach Reading with Orton-Gillingham: 72 Classroom-Ready Lessons to Help Struggling Readers and Students with Dyslexia Learn to Love Reading.” The book offers research-based suggestions and lesson plans to make reading multisensory and engaging.
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  • Outstanding Thespian Regional Festival Results

    by Bill Leavengood '78, Theatre/Playwriting Teacher
    On behalf of the Thespian Faculty Sponsors, Cheryl Lee & Bill Leavengood '78, congratulations to Shorecrest's Troupe 3140 on an outstanding Regional Festival performance! Shorecrest Thespian Troupe 3140 received 25 Superior ratings (the most Shorecrest has ever received) and 12 Excellent ratings from their 37 events - including Top Honors (aka Critic's Choice) for two events.
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  • US Students Honored in Scholastic Visual Arts Awards

    by Charla Y. Gaglio, Chair of Visual Arts
    The Pinellas County Art Region of the Scholastic Art Awards in the Visual Arts received 1,219 student submissions in 14 media categories which were adjudicated by six art judges in the very prestigious Scholastic national art recognition program. Click to view awards earned this year by Upper School Chargers.
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  • Visiting Moscow Virtually in Upper School

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    After learning about the early Russian Empire, ninth grade Global Studies classes are taking virtual trips to Moscow, Russia, for five days. They are using Google Earth and Google Maps to “visit” Moscow’s major historical landmarks, tourist attractions, walk around the city, find restaurants, and observe modern Russia.
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  • Highlighting Educational Innovation and Technology

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Change may be constant, but adaptability is a choice. This is especially true now, during this year of unprecedented change, more than ever before. Guided by our mission and core values, Shorecrest continues to adapt our teaching and learning to prepare lifelong learners for today and tomorrow in new and innovative ways.
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  • MLK Day of Service, Jan. 18

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning and Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 18, 2021, is the 26th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.
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  • THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY, Jan. 20

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Please join the Alumni Association and Shorecrest's Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Roderick Avery Fludd, for a discussion of Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Ted Talk "The Danger of a Single Story." We hope you will mark your calendars for our rescheduled date of Wednesday, January 20 at 7pm. 
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  • Child Care available Friday, January 22

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Friday, January 22, is a half day of school for alpha – fourth grades. Child care registration was recently added online. If you will need child care after 12pm, please reserve your spot here.
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  • Buy a Yearbook, through February 1

    by Casey McDonough, Upper School Art Teacher
    The Shorecrest community and activities are featured annually in our yearbook, “Crestviews.” This student-made publication is free for seniors and $50 for others to purchase.
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  • Caring for Ourselves While We Care for Others, Feb. 19

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    School Counselors Kate Fierce (grades K-8) and Courtney Ellis (grades 9-12) will lead a meaningful presentation and Q&A regarding the manifestation and effects of stress and anxiety in ourselves and children. 
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  • SPRING SPORTS START DATES & Coach Contacts

    by Athletics Department
    Start dates and Coaches for Spring Chargers teams.
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  • Contributing Chargers: St. Pete Skin & Laser

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations and Advancement Services
    This week’s Contributing Charger is also this year’s 1923 Community Sponsor, St. Petersburg Skin & Laser. As a Tampa Bay Area native and Shorecrest alumna, Dr. Kat Kesty ‘06 and her husband, Will Taylor, are excited by the opportunity to partner with Shorecrest.
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  • Watch Livestreamed Chargers Athletics

    by Athletics Department
    How to watch livestreamed Haskell Field and Crisp Gym Chargers Athletics home games.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends Day Reimagined

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    While gathering in-person for Grandparents and Special Friends Day has been a wonderful, long-standing tradition at Shorecrest, we have had to reimagine the event this year in light of the coronavirus pandemic. Our top priority is the health and well-being of our Shorecrest community members.
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  • Important Details and Deadlines from the Admissions Office

    by Admissions Office
    Families who wish to receive or continue receiving financial aid must submit a new application annually through FACTS, the trusted third party Shorecrest uses to determine need. The Application portal closes for the 2021-2022 school year on January 31, 2021.
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  • Service After School program for grades 9-12

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Starting on Wednesday, January 20, Mr. Duran-Medina, Shorecrest's Director of Service Learning, will be leading a service program called SAS (Service after School) for US students who want to earn service hours. 
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  • Tiffany Blessing, Director of College Counseling, Invited to Serve on Princeton Advisory

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest Director of College Counseling, Tiffany Blessing, has been invited to serve on Princeton University’s inaugural Princeton Counselor Advisory (PCA). PCA is an 15-member group of college access advisors and college counselors invited to work with the Princeton Office of Admission to live out the unofficial motto of Princeton: “In the nation’s service and in service of humanity.”
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  • 2021-2022 General Calendar 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2021-2022 school year. This calendar is also posted at www.shorecrest.org/calendar. We strive to publish this information as early as possible to help faculty, staff, students and families plan ahead.
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  • Summer 2021 Programs for All Ages

    by Shorecrest Auxiliary Programs
    Summer programs are a tradition at Shorecrest. A variety of programs are being planned for students age 4-grade 12.
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  • Lucille P. '28 wins Hispanic Heritage Month Contest, College Scholarship

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest fifth grader Lucille P. won a full 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation from a statewide Hispanic Heritage Month student essay contest. Lucille detailed what an inspirational influence her tennis coach, Jorge, has been in her life.
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  • A New Year

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    As we move into 2021, I have been thinking about New Year’s resolutions, and what might be the best ways to journey forward into the new year. Like many of you, I am ready to start fresh, and approach 2021 with cautious optimism. Yet I know that there are still challenging times ahead, that the unrelenting stressors of the past year will remain with us for at least the next few months, despite the vaccine light at the end of the tunnel.
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  • Global Links brings new cultures, perspectives to Classrooms

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Global Explorers Chair and Sandy Janack, Middle School Teacher
    Global Explorers Chair and Lower School Spanish Teacher Emili Jaime-Allwood, along with her colleague Laura García Trinidad in Madrid, did not want their students to entirely miss out on the cultural experiences normally garnered from hosting students and traveling abroad. They ideated a secure, online environment called Global Links on which students can connect with schools from different parts of the world, with the objective of bringing global culture studies to curriculum.
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  • Audition for MS Play "Stone Soup"

    by Stephanie McCarthy & Lillian Nelson, Directors
    Shorecrest sixth, seventh and eighth graders are invited to audition for the Middle School play "Stone Soup." 
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  • Brenna Dukes '21 earns Dr. MLK’s Legacy Award for dedication to service

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Shorecrest senior Brenna Dukes '21 was honored with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Legacy Scholar Citizens Award by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg campus. The purpose of the award is to honor high school students from throughout Pinellas County for embodying the values and ideals of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. through their commitment to community service, volunteerism, social justice and civil rights.
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  • Alumni Book Club, Feb. 11

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    Our next book club meeting is Thursday, February 11 at 7pm (EST) and the selection is "The Book of Lost Names" by Kristin Harmel.
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  • Alumni Virtual Trivia Night, March 16

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Alumni Association is hosting a Virtual Team Trivia night with all the chaotic fun of a pub trivia night on Tuesday, March 16 at 7:30pm
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  • Chocolate for Día de los Reyes Magos

    by Nayka Miller, Middle School Spanish Teacher
    On January 6, Señora Miller's sixth and eighth grade Spanish students received Monedas de oro de chocolate (chocolate, gold coins) and learned about Spanish folklore for Día de los Reyes Magos (Three Kings Day or Three Wise Men Day), traditionally marked by spectacular parades throughout Spain and Latin-America. 
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  • Volunteer at The Kind Mouse on MLK Day, Jan 18

    by Diego Duran-Medina, Director of Service Learning
    Once again, Shorecrest is proud to partner with The Kind Mouse to offer volunteer opportunities on MLK Day of Service - Monday, January 18. There are no classes on this day. volunteer@thekindmouse.org
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  • MS Girls Soccer vs Berkeley Prep

    by Coach Dougherty
    Chargers vs Berkeley Prep: 0-3 Loss
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Academy of Holy Names

    by Coach Idinge
    Chargers vs. Academy of Holy Names: 1-2 Loss
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  • Evan Hoefer ‘21 named 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Award winner

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest senior Evan Hoefer ‘21 has been named a 2021 National YoungArts Foundation Award winner for his exceptional achievement in Theater. As a YoungArts finalist, Evan is eligible to be nominated to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts, one of the highest honors given high school seniors bestowed by the President of the United States.
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  • Upper School Curriculum Sampler [Video]

    Shorecrest eighth grade families and prospective incoming Upper School families are invited to watch a virtual Upper School Curriculum Sampler.
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