by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
Next week is lovingly nicknamed #Shorecrest100 week. Why? Because the start of the week is the 100th day of school, the end of the week is 100 days until graduation for the Class of 2023, and of course we are celebrating Shorecrest’s Centennial!
by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
The Shorecrest eighth grade ROV/ROT Project has two main parts. First students ideate and prototype a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) or Remote Operated Technology (ROT) that would solve a real world problem. Next students build actual ROVs with motors and controllers that perform underwater tasks.
TLC hosts Dr. Chelsea Rivera for a parent education session for MS and US parents/guardians. Dr. Rivera will speak on Wednesday, February 22 in the Ohana Community Room at 8:30am on the topic of “Anxiety, Self-Regulation and Positive Coping: Supporting our students on the road to success.”
Students in grades 3-8 can take part in a Soccer/Futsal Camp during spring break. In this fast-paced morning camp, learn the best of both worlds: playing soccer outside and futsal indoors. What is futsal? Futsal is a fast-paced, indoor game that is played with similar boundaries to a basketball court. Futsal is outstanding for developing footwork, improving technical ability and challenging players to make quick decisions in tight areas.
JV Boys Basketball vs. Admiral Farragut: 79-33 Win! Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Dunedin HS: 17-42 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Indian Rocks Christian School: 18-55 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Sickles: 12-70 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Canterbury: 25-50 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Northside Christian in District Quarterfinals: 20-57 Loss. Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Canterbury: 65-66 Loss.
An unforgettable summer adventure is coming! Full day and half day camps are available from June 5 - August 4 for age 4 - grade 12 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Open to the public, not just Shorecrest students.)
One of my favorite parts of working in a school like Shorecrest is hearing directly from students. Everything we do at Shorecrest is designed to be in the best interest of students. While we do our fair share of formal data gathering to get feedback from students, recently during morning carline I did some informal focus groups, asking students from Alpha to seniors, “What do you like about Shorecrest?”
by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Technology and Media Services
Shorecrest Middle School Robotics teams had a great showing at their first robotics tournament of the season on Saturday, January 21. Team 1448, The Force, won the overall Champion’s Award. Team 1449, the R2D2s, won the Robot Design award. In addition, faculty sponsors Chris Scoby and Dr. Anna Baralt won the Coach’s award at the tournament.
Three Shorecrest Upper School students in the Global Scholars Initiative, William Brockman ‘24, Sabrina Everhart ‘25 and Story Pennock ‘24, joined History Teacher Mr. Heller for a lecture hosted by the Tampa Bay Area Committee on Foreign Relations (TBCFR).
Mrs. Silvers’ and Mrs. Simons’ students, who are studying maps, participated in a photo zoom-in. The Chargers saw a small portion of a larger image projected on the board. They made guesses as to what the larger picture might be based on the little visible piece.
by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
Re-enrollment for the 2023-2024 school year at Shorecrest opens on Wednesday, February 1. With just a few clicks, families can complete the re-enrollment process. Here are the top 5 tips to make that process as smooth as possible:
The past several years of added stress and burden have taken a toll on everyone. Children and teenagers are reporting levels of stress, anxiety, and depression at rates never seen before. A session led by Kate Fierce, LS/MS Counselor, will give attendees strategies to support their own wellbeing, while supporting the needs of the children and teens in their lives.
by Olivia Segalman, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement and Events
Shorecrest Chargers Alumni are invited join Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School, for a Shorecrest Alumni Association New York City Reception. Friday, February 3 from 5:30-7:30pm at The National Arts Club.
MS Girls Basketball vs. St Pete Christian: 16-17 Loss. MS Green Boys Basketball vs. St. Pete Christian: 35-49 Loss. Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Manatee: 52-59 Loss. Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Hollins: 63-41 Win! Varsity Girls Basketball vs. CCC: 4-41 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Southeast HS (Bradenton): 4-66 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. St Stephen's Episcopal School: 13-44 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. St Pete Catholic: 5-29 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Manatee: 21-50 Loss. JV Girls Basketball vs. Keswick Christian: 10-44 Loss. JV Boys Basketball vs. Manatee: 42 - 55 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. Hollins HS: 35-19 Win!
All members of the Shorecrest community are invited to celebrate the literary achievements of Black authors by listening to and participating in the 2nd Annual Black Authors Read-In. The open mic reading will span the entire school day, breaking only during the Upper School’s lunch period, and will be held on the Landy Deck on Friday, February 3 beginning at 9am.
The torches are lit, the flowers are set, we’re having a luau you’ll never forget! Celebrate with SCA at Shorecrest’s Little Event island party! Saturday, March 18, 2023 from 7pm-10pm at The Getaway on Gandy.
Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts invites the Shorecrest community to a special night of original music by singer-songwriter Sofi Rosales ‘24. Enjoy a night guided by melody on February 9 at 7pm in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre.
by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music and Thespian Director
Qualifying Middle School students from Shorecrest Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 had the honor of participating in the Florida State Jr. Thespian Festival held at the Orlando Convention Center. Troupe 88197 members performed their own qualifying acts for adjudication throughout the day earning a total of 32 individual awards!
by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
All current and prospective Shorecrest families are eligible to apply for financial aid. The application portal opened on November 1. The deadline for submitting a financial aid application for the 2023-2024 school year is January 31. This is a firm deadline.
On January 18, Shorecrest's Middle School Forensics Team competed in the second Bay Area Forensics League meet of this season. The League awards competitors in 1st through 5th place in seven categories.
by Charla Gaglio, Chair of US Visual Arts Department
Award recipients for the 2022-2023 Pinellas County Art Region of The Scholastic Art competition were recently announced. Student artwork was also accepted to this year’s Art Festival Beth-El Emerging Artists of the 21st Century Pinellas County High School Exhibit.
"Evening Charge" is a workshop series for adults in the Shorecrest community and their adult friends. Follow *one* course through the following Spring 2023 Thursdays: February 9, February 16, February 23 and March 2 - from 7-8:30pm.
Save the date of Friday, February 24 as the Shorecrest Community Association (SCA) brings back a crowd favorite - Shorecrest Movie Night! Bring a blanket or beach chairs and enjoy a screening for all ages of “Sing 2” under the stars on the Charger Commons Greenspace.
When donor passion, institutional priorities, and mission align, magic can happen. With that in mind, I am delighted to announce that Shorecrest has received a $1 million endowment gift to establish the Ross Roeder Institute for Economics, Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship (RRI). The RRI will establish a historic, first-ever faculty chair at Shorecrest. The program will fund a faculty position with the vision that this faculty member will teach while also implementing a schoolwide program in financial literacy and entrepreneurship.
by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
Global Explorers is a program in Shorecrest Lower, Middle and Upper Schools that strives to create a global mindset in our students and an appreciation and understanding of world cultures. Soon, Shorecrest will welcome a delegation from our partner school in Mexico City, Escuela Ameyalli. They will be hosted by fourth and fifth grade families.
by Coaches Goodland, Folwell, Tallon, Moten, Bearden
MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. Carrollwood Day School: 33-1 Win! MS Green Boys Basketball vs. Carrollwood: 8-50 Loss. MS Boys Green Basketball vs. St. Paul Independent School: 58-25 Win! MS Girls Basketball vs. CDS: 11-21 Loss. JV Boys Basketball vs. Tampa Prep: 58-20 Win! Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Tampa Prep: 55-68 Loss. MS Girls Basketball vs. Saint Paul's: 9-12 Loss. JV Boys Basketball vs. Saint Pete Catholic: 43 - 32 Win! Varsity Boys Basketball vs. St.Petersburg Catholic: 46-49 Loss.
Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Clearwater Central Catholic: 6-0 Win! Varsity Boys Soccer vs. St. Stephens: 1-1 Tie. MS Boys Soccer vs. Berkeley Prep: 0-4 Loss. MS Boys Soccer vs. Berkeley Prep: 0-6 Loss. MS Boys Soccer vs. Carrollwood Day School: 1-8 Loss.
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Bradenton Christian: 0-1 Loss.
Each year, there is a unit of the third grade curriculum on Changemakers. A Changemaker is someone who desires change in the world and gathers knowledge and resources to make that change happen. Over several weeks of study the students learn that everyone has the potential to make a positive difference. Changemakers demonstrate empathy and courage. They believe in a better world and see themselves as having the power to improve it - and that conviction is a great trait to nurture in students.
In November 2022, Shorecrest Upper School honors-level math students were invited to participate in American Mathematics Competitions. Nineteen Chargers volunteered to take part - 10 ninth and tenth graders took the AMC 10, and 9 took the AMC 12.
Seniors in Ms. Updike's English 12 Honors: Prison Narratives course presented a Gallery Walk to educate the public regarding various aspects of the prison system. They have been working all semester to create individualized, student-directed projects with an accompanying paper that speak to a problem and an actionable solution within the prison system based on various prison narratives.
by Coaches Tallon, Morgan, Moten, Follwell, Goodland, Bearden
MS Girls Basketball vs. Bradenton Christian: 13-20 Loss. MS Girls Basketball vs. Berkeley Prep: 22-16 Win! JV Boys Basketball vs. Berkeley Prep: 54-52 Win! JV Boys Basketball vs. St. Pete High: 39-44 Loss. JV Boys Basketball vs. Academy at the Lakes: 78-43 Win! MS Boys Green Basketball vs. Pinellas Prep: 35-27 Win! MS Green Boys Basketball vs. Berkeley Academy: 23-32 Loss. MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. Pinellas Prep Academy: 36-23 Win! MS Girls Basketball vs. Pinellas Prep: 7-27 Loss. Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Northside Christian: 44-58 Loss. MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. Berkeley Prep: 25-23 Loss. JV Boys Basketball vs. Canterbury: 52-2 Win! JV Boys Basketball vs. Lakeside Christian: 42-24 Win! JV Boys Basketball vs. Academy at the Lakes: 78-43 Win! JV Boys Basketball vs. Northside: 41-43 Loss.
by Coaches Montoya, Dougherty, Idinge, McDonough, Hall, Dougherty, Sukaratana
Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Calvary Christian: 5-3 Win! Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Clearwater Central Catholic: 3-0 Win! MS Girls Soccer vs. Berkeley: 0-8 Loss. Varsity Girls Soccer vs. South Walton: 0-1 Loss. Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Clearwater High: 8-0 Win! JV Boys Soccer vs. Calvary: 6-2 Loss. JV Boys Soccer vs. Clearwater Central Catholic: 0-0 Tie. MS Boys Soccer vs. Bradenton Christian: 3-1 Loss. MS Girls Soccer vs. Out of Door Academy: 0-6 Loss.
The Learning Center at Shorecrest serves all students of our school to ensure academic success at all levels including Alpha, JK, and K-12. Over the past few months, I have been in discussions with Tracie Belt and others about ways for The Learning Center to grow and evolve, including a new 12-month role for the Director of the Learning Center.
by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
Morning carline is one of my favorite times of the day. The word “carline” is usually associated with our rushed schedules, so it is easy to miss the joyful interactions that take place during those brief moments.
As the calendar turns the page to 2023, it means that Shorecrest is entering its centennial year! This will be a tremendous and joyful year of celebration, with many opportunities to honor our past accomplishments, students, faculty, families, and our century of growth within the Tampa Bay Area. Turning 100 years old is an impressive achievement and we hope that you will participate in the many activities we have planned to mark this occasion.
MS Boys Green Basketball vs. Academy Prep: 34-50 Loss. MS Boys Green Basketball vs. Bradenton Christian: 32-26 Win! Varsity Girls Basketball vs. IRCS: 12-57 Loss. Varsity Girls Basketball vs. CCC 13-54 Loss. Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Northeast High School: 58-61 Loss. Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Lakeside Christian: 50-51 Loss. Boys Varsity Basketball vs. Academy at the Lakes: 44-33 Win!
Please see the attached calendar for the 2023-2024 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.
Shorecrest Upper School Performing Arts has announced their musical for spring 2023: "Mamma Mia!" Auditions will take place January 4-5, 2023. Auditions are open to eighth graders and all Upper School students. (Students do not have to be in theatre classes to try out for the show.)
by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Technology and Media Services
We are ready to move forward with the full implementation of our license plate reader system for all cars entering and exiting campus. Please complete the Vehicle Registration Form that has been uploaded to your SchoolForms Online account.