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2022

Recent News

  • After School Clubs (ES/LS)

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Session 2 clubs for Experiential and Lower School students run October 24 - December 9. Register online today!
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  • The Special Olympics at Shorecrest 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Shorecrest is the host site for the Special Olympics Florida Hillsborough and Pinellas County Fall Classic Event, featuring softball, football, football skills, and powerlifting. The event will be held at Shorecrest on Saturday, September 24, from 9am-4pm. The Upper School Student Council has taken the lead in organizing both Middle and Upper School students to get involved. In one week, the Upper School gained over 100 students who signed up to volunteer; our initial goal was 60 students. The planning, engagement, and excitement surrounding the Special Olympics showcases our core values. Shorecrest students have done a spectacular job of stepping up and getting involved in the event.
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  • 10 Shorecrest Seniors Recognized by National Merit Program

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Addison Sptaru '23, Kevin Tang '23, and Dylan Winer '23 in top 1% of US High School Seniors. Commended Students in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program are Alexander Bean '23, Becket Foster '23, Felix Fudge '23, Jackson McDevitt '23, Enzo Pagano '23, Caleb Perez '23 and Matthew White '23. Dylan Winer '23 received a National Hispanic Recognition Award.
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  • Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad Inductees

    by Sra. Melanie Jarvis, MS Spanish Teacher
    On September 19, six Middle School students were inducted into the Sociedad Hispánica de Amistad. Congratulations to Polina C. ‘28, Bianca F. ‘28, Arianna L. ‘29, Izzy N. ‘29, Lucille P. ‘28, Sanya P. ‘29!
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  • Special Olympics: What to Expect

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Saturday, Shorecrest will host the Special Olympics Florida Hillsborough and Pinellas County Fall Classic featuring competition in flag football, softball, and powerlifting. More than 300 Special Olympics athletes, coaches, and Unified partners will participate in the day’s competition. The event will be staffed by more than 150 Chargers, faculty, staff and parent volunteers from Shorecrest thanks to leadership from Upper School Student Council and US Admin.
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  • Creating Wrapping Paper

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Junior Kindergarten Chargers in Mrs. Rosas' and Mrs. Beggins' classes have been observing patterns on wrapping paper.
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  • Launching Marbles and Scientific Predictions

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science Teacher
    During hands-on class sessions this week, sixth graders launched marbles and measured the distance the marbles traveled when launched from different angles to practice the collection of reliable data.
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  • Monitoring Severe Weather 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    How the Shorecrest administration will alert you in the event of severe weather in our area.
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  • New College Charge Podcast Episodes

    by Dan Burkett, Assistant Director of College Counseling
    Tune in with Shorecreest College Counseling on their new podcast, College Charge! Next week Dan will be joined by Lauren Holmes (pictured), Admissions Counselor at Queens University of Charlotte, and Keaton Hain, Assistant Dean of Admission at Colgate University, to discuss holistic review and test-optional admissions.
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  • Upcoming SCA Socials (and photos!)

    by SCA Board
    Check out fun events for Shorecrest parents/guardians to mix and mingle!
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  • Winter Athletics Information & New Paperwork System

    by Athletic Department
    Find information about Winter 2022 Sports. Required athletic forms will be collected via the FHSAA Athletic Clearance Website. Paper forms will no longer be accepted.
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  • ATHLETIC CENTER LOST & FOUND

    by Athletics Department
    The Athletics Department has implemented a Lost & Found system for items found in the MS & US athletic locker rooms.
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  • Working from the Heart

    by Nicole Carson, First Grade Teacher
    First Grade students have been studying the big, beautiful word PERSEVERANCE! They are learning that mistakes are proof you are trying and to never give up.
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  • Introducing: Middle School Breakfast Club

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Preparing breakfast and negotiating morning carline is soon to be optional! Middle School Breakfast Club will launch on Tuesday, October 11, after the long fall weekend.
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  • Schoology Training [Videos]

    by Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology
    Dr. Anna Baralt shares videos and notes from her recent Lunch and Learn technology workshops for our new learning management system, Schoology.
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  • Blood Drive, Sept 30

    by Keas Zwack ‘25
    The OneBlood bus will be parked behind the Janet Root Theatre on Friday, September 30, from 9am-2pm. All donors will also receive a free T-shirt, socks and wellness checkup, including blood pressure, temperature, iron count, pulse and cholesterol screening.
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  • GSI Deadline, Oct 3

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Tenth grade students who are interested in applying for the Global Scholars Initiative (GSI) should submit their completed application by Monday, October 3 at 4pm.
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  • Join in a Charger Chat with Nancy Spencer

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Parents/Guardians are invited to upcoming Charger Chats, get-to-know-you conversations with Head of School Nancy Spencer.xt
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  • MS Football takes on Northside Christian

    by Coach Fuller
    Middle School Football vs. Northside Christian: Loss 6-32
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  • MS Golf earns 2nd place

    by Coach Every
    MS Golf vs. St. Raphael’s, Our Savior, Canterbury: 2nd place, 145
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  • Shorecrest Middle School Performing Arts presents "Matilda the Musical Jr."

    by MS Performing Arts
    Rebellion is nigh in "Matilda Jr.," a witty ode to the anarchy of childhood and the power of imagination. Join us in the Janet Root Theatre on Thursday, November 10-12. Tickets on sale in October 2022!
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  • Swimming and Diving at Tampa Bay Classic, MS Swim Competes

    by Coach Nardozzi and Coach Samantha
    Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming and Diving at Tampa Bay Classic Invitational Meet: Girls - 7th, Boys - 5th
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  • Trailblazer: Adia Ross, MD, Class of 1999

    by Liz Switzer, Duke University
    The simple joys of childhood—having an ice cream, playing with friends in her parent’s grassy yard in St. Petersburg, just being a normal kid—were not always options for Adia Ross MD, MHA, chief medical officer of Duke Regional Hospital (DRH) and assistant professor of General Internal Medicine. As a small child, she suffered from severe asthma.
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  • US Spotlight: Michael Battle

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Michael Battle relocated to St. Petersburg with his wife Kristin and their energetic dog Carter in 2021 to teach Shorecrest Upper School mathematics. Of his 20 years in education, his last six have been in Florida. Prior to moving to Florida, he spent 13 years in Chicago working as a teacher, Dean of Students, and Assistant Principal.
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  • Volleyball Weekly Round Up

    by Coaches Dougherty, Draper & Hodgson
    Varsity Volleyball vs. Northside Christian: Win! 3-0
    Varsity Volleyball vs. Gibbs: Win! 3-0 
    JV Volleyball vs. Northside Christian: Win! 2-0
    JV Volleyball vs. Gibbs: Win! 2-0 
    MS Gold Volleyball vs. Pinellas Prep: Win! 25-11, 25-8
    MS Green Volleyball vs. LCC: Loss 10-25 / 7-25
    MS Gold Volleyball vs. LCC: Win! 25-8, 25-11
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  • Demystifying Executive Functions, Oct 19

    by Jane Boarman, Director of CITL
    CITL and SCA are excited to present Leslie Josel, an academic and parenting coach, who will highlight and demystify executive functioning skills. Wednesday, October 19, 6:30-7:30pm: please RSVP here.
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  • Learn about ERBs for MS Parents, Sept 30

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    Learn about standardized testing (ERBs) given to students in grades 3-8 at Shorecrest.
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  • Charger XC at Mitchell Invitational

    by Coach Raab
    The Chargers JV and Varsity Cross Country teams competed in the Mitchell Invitational. The Varsity boys placed 9th. On the girls team, Alex Estremera '26 finished 4th.
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  • Dads Night Out

    by Dads Night Out Team
    The first gathering of this school year will be at Three Birds Tavern (1492 Fourth Street N) on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30pm in the lower outdoor patio area.
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  • Fall Music Showcase Auditions

    by US Performing Arts Department
    Upper School students are encouraged to audition for the annual Fall Music Showcase.
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  • Join Us for our STEAMakers Open House

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    The Shorecrest Experiential and Lower Schools invite you to join us for the STEAMakers Open House, Saturday, October 15 from 10-11:30am on the Shorecrest campus.
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  • Used Uniform Collection

    by SCA
    SCA is now collecting gently used Lands’ End uniform donations.
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  • ES SPOTLIGHT: Nikki Kemp

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Nikki Kemp joined the Shorecrest community as the Music Specialist and Administrative Assistant of The Experiential School in 2013. Nikki is also a professional musician and holds principal clarinet positions with the Tampa Bay Symphony and the chamber ensemble Trio d'Anches.
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  • MS Spotlight: Dr. Lizz Angello

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Dr. Lizz Angello joined Shorecrest as the eighth grade English teacher in 2018. In her free time, Dr. Angello writes and publishes on medieval and early modern English literature and enjoys playing video games.
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  • Volunteer: SCA Holiday Greenery

    by Tonya Farkas and Tammy Goldstein
    There are many ways to get involved in volunteering with greenery this year. Any amount of time you can give is greatly appreciated!
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  • Fascination with creatures

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    If you walk into Ms. Daley's Experiential School classroom, the students' fascination with creatures is evident.
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  • First Graders Implement a Growth Mindset

    by Jeanne Simons, First Grade Teacher
    Mrs. Simons’ first graders had a recent inquiry into Growth Mindset.
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  • Impact and Legacy 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    There are so many things in today’s world that feel like they exist outside of our control. My strategy to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the vexing problems of the world is to reflect on where I can have an impact and what kind of legacy I want to leave. For me, and I hope for many of you, that answer revolves around Shorecrest and your children.
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  • Spotlight on Kim Rappaport ‘91

    by Zara Peters '21
    Alumni Spotlights share the stories of Chargers in all phases of their careers and lives after Shorecrest. Hear from: Kim Rappaport ‘91, Senior Vice President of Business and Legal Affairs at Columbia Records, who's been working behind the scenes for years to bring music to the world.
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  • Basketball Open Gym

    by Athletics Department
    Every Saturday in the fall in the Crisp Gym from 10am - 12pm. 
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  • Eighth Graders can Shadow in Upper School

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Are you curious about what it will be like to be a part of the Upper School community at Shorecrest? Starting the week of October 3, current eighth grade students are invited to shadow a current ninth grader.
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  • Tailgate Volunteers

    by SCA Board
    SCA is looking for 3 volunteers to chaperone the bounce house at the upcoming SCA Tailgate.
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  • The Social Institute Parent Session, Sept 22

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    On Thursday, September 22, the Social Institute will present to parents/guardians of grades 5-8 from 12-1pm. The presentation will be virtual.
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  • Understanding ERBs [Video]

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Thank you to Sarah Palazzolo, LS Dean of Curriculum, for hosting an information session for families regarding the ERBs.
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  • Varsity Football shut out Lakeside Christian

    by Coach McCall, Athletics Director
    Varsity Football vs. Lakeside Christian: Win! 35-0
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  • Volleyball Weekly Roundup

    by Coaches Dougherty, Draper & Hodgson
    Middle School Gold Team vs. LCC: Win! 25-4, 27-25
    Middle School Green Team vs. LCC: Loss 
    MS Green Volleyball vs. LCC: Loss
    JV Volleyball vs. Boca Ciega: Win! 2-0 
    Varsity Volleyball vs. Boca Ciega: Win! 3-0 (Now 8-0!)
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  • Book Fair Chairs Needed

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    We are looking for two volunteers to Chair the Book Fair. Please email Dr. Bianco if you are interested in leading this project.
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  • Shorecrest Alumni Weekend - Coming Soon!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    During Homecoming weekend this year, we have a slate of events celebrating all Chargers Alumni. Please plan to join us and save the following dates:
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  • Swimming & Diving Weekly Results

    by Coach Nardozzi
    Varsity Girls: Chargers 108, Out of Door 72; Chargers 134, Academy at the Lakes 44.
    Varsity Boys: Chargers 107, Out of Door 69; Chargers 114, Academy at the Lakes 59.
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  • Global Explorers: Learn about 2023 Adventures

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Global Explorers Chair
    The Global Explorers program at Shorecrest promotes a global mindset in our students through cultural experiences, exchange programs, and travel opportunities. Learn about upcoming travel and hosting opportunities.
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  • Green Devil Invite 2022 Results

    by Coach Raab
    The JV and Varsity Cross Country Chargers ran against 11 other teams at the Green Devil Invitational on September 10.
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  • Varsity Girls Golf Results

    by Coach Filler
    Varsity Girls Golf vs. Calvary: Win! 175-210
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  • Building Friendships

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    When I ask seniors what they are going to miss the most about Shorecrest after they graduate, the answer is always “my friends!” Friendship is so important at any age. And making friends is not just for our students! We are proud to be a place where adults also have a chance to meet and connect with others, where over time acquaintances become real friendships.
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  • 100 Languages in Studio Time

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Multiple ways of expressing the self = multiple ways to communicate = using 100 languages.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Kepko Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement and Events
    Shorecrest’s Mission is augmented by the generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni and friends who support the school philanthropically or by effecting change locally, globally or right here at Shorecrest. We call these community members Contributing Chargers. This week we are pleased to spotlight the Kepko Family, who was inspired by Shorecrest’s roots as an outdoor school. In honor of the approaching centennial they helped create a new Outdoor Classroom and Garden in the Lower School through the Laube Family Foundation.
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  • Help Tell The Story of Us

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    This year the Experiential School will focus on “The Story of Us,” looking for ways to connect with the history of our school and the upcoming centennial celebrations.
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  • Learning Email Etiquette, College Podcast

    by Dan Burkett, Assistant Director of College Counseling
    The College Counseling Office partnered with the English Department this week to teach ninth graders proper email etiquette.
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  • Evening Charge: starts Sept 15

    by Kayla Brazee, Director of Evening Charge
    Evening Charge is a workshop series for adults in the Shorecrest community and their adult friends. Session One will be on four Thursday evenings from 7-8:30pm: September 15, 22, 29 and October 6. Register now via CampBrain.
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  • Swimming and Diving vs. Osceola & Largo

    by Coach Nardozzi
    Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming and Diving vs. Osceola and Largo
    Boys: Shorecrest 122, Largo 49 (Win); Shorecrest 82, Osceola 93 (Loss)
    Girls: Shorecrest 136, Largo 42 (Win); Shorecrest 79, Osceola 107 (Loss)
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  • Varsity Boys Golf beats Admiral Farragut

    by Coach Miller
    Varsity Boys Golf vs. Admiral Farragut: Win (146-208)
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  • Volleyball Weekly Round Up

    by Coaches Dougherty, Draper & Hodgson
    Varsity Volleyball Chargers are now 7-0 on the season.
    JV Volleyball Chargers are now 8-0 on the season.
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  • Watch Chargers Athletics Live Online

    by Athletics Department
    Shorecrest is once again participating in the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program to livestream home games on Haskell Field and in the Crisp Gym. Regular season home games may be streamed free of charge.
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  • Telling Stories

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Good teachers are storytellers. They know how to capture the attention of one’s audience and excite their imagination through inspired content. To be an outstanding storyteller, one must also be an active listener, to hear the themes that are important and resonate with others. The best storytellers plan ahead but are also flexible as a narrative unfolds. 
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  • Varsity Sailing Tryouts (Grades 8-12) , Sept 6

    by Anthony McCall, Director of Athletics
    Tryouts for Sailing for students in grades 8-12 will be held beginning on Tuesday, September 6.
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  • MS Golf Starts season with a Win

    by Coach Every
    MS Golf vs. LCC, St. Pete Christian, St. Raphael’s: 1st place with 139 points!
    Varsity Boys Golf vs. Calvary Christian: Loss 172-161
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  • Creating a Chemistry Rainbow

    by Dr. Carlie Saval, US Chemistry Teacher
    To practice following procedures and measuring volumes of liquids accurately, students in Dr. Saval's chemistry class used food coloring in test tubes to create different colored liquids.
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  • Mark-making

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    “Where are the other colors?” one might ask. “Why are the kids only using black and white?” It’s not uncommon to believe that children need all resources at the same time, at all times. The adults’ desire to give children countless opportunities often rushes a process that does not need to be rushed.
     
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  • HBCU College Fair & Panel Discussion 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    For the sixth consecutive year, Shorecrest is pleased to partner with the Suncoast Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. for the Tampa Bay Area’s only HBCU College Fair, September 15-17.
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  • “Sweeney Todd” Yields Broadway Star of the Future Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” was reviewed as part of the Broadway Star of the Future program presented by the David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts. Nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Musical were: Sofia Ayral-Hutton ‘23 (Tobias), Marco Camuzzi ‘23 (Anthony), Cían McCarthy ‘22 (Sweeney Todd), Verity Rabin ‘23 (Mrs. Lovett), and Brooke Wright (Johanna) ‘22.
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  • ES SPOTLIGHT: Candess Briggs

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Experiential School Teacher Candess Briggs strongly believes all children have an innate desire to investigate, connect and make sense of their world. She has over 20 years experience as a lead teacher in Reggio-inspired Preschools in Australia and Texas.
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  • ES Spotlight: Ginger Thompson

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Get to know ES Teaching Assistant Ginger Thompson!
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  • JV & Varsity Volleyball 5-0 for the season

    by Coaches Dougherty, Draper & Hodgson
    Varsity, JV and MS teams all won, with the JV & Varsity Volleyball Chargers 5-0 for the season on Thursday.
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  • Movin' Right Along: A Kindergarten Recital [Photos, Video]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    On May 13, the Shorecrest Class of 2034 - also know as kindergarten - presented songs and poems they learned throughout the school year in music class, Spanish class and more
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  • Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming and Diving vs. Berkeley Prep

    by Coach Nardozzi
    Boys: Shorecrest 156.5, Berkeley 124.5 (Win)
    Girls: Shorecrest 105, Berkeley 187 (Loss)
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  • From Alpha to Senior Year

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    This month marks the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year for all of our students, and today I want to focus on our youngest and our oldest Chargers. The 3-year old Alphas (Class of 2037!) are our last class of Shorecrest’s first 100 years and this year’s twelfth graders are our Centennial Class of 2023, leading Shorecrest into the next century.
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  • Bubbles for Wellbeing

    by Courtney Ellis '02, Upper School Psychology Teacher
    Students in Shorecrest Upper School taking AP Psychology learned something as simple as blowing bubbles is not quite so simple once you break down the psychology of it.
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  • JV & Varsity Volleyball beat Largo!

    by Coach Draper
    JV Volleyball vs. Largo: 2-1 Win!
    Varsity Volleyball vs. Largo: 3-0 Win!
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  • Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming & Diving    

    by Coach Nardozzi
    Varsity Girls and Boys Swimming & Diving vs. Admiral Farragut & Canterbury  
    Girls: Shorecrest 124, Admiral Farragut 40; Shorecrest 138, Canterbury 21
    Boys: Shorecrest 117, Admiral Farragut 49; Shorecrest 128, Canterbury 36
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  • Contributing Chargers: Phelps Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement and Events
    This week we are pleased to spotlight Jennifer Phelps as a Contributing Charger. Jennifer and her husband Justin have two children in Shorecrest Lower School, Evan ’31 and Sara ‘32.
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  • Welcome New Colleagues

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is excited to announce new additions and changes to our faculty and staff for the 2022-2023 school year.
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  • 2022-2023 SCA BOARD

    by SCA Board
    Announcing the SCA Board for the 2022-2023 school year:
    Co-Presidents: Marianne Ross, Nidhi Patel
    Co-Vice Presidents: Julie Donaldson, Patrice Lee-Seyon
    Treasurer: Christina LeBlanc
    Co-Secretaries: Brittany Decker, Alexis Buese
    Co-Volunteer Coordinators: Kristi Aussner, Lauren Carlan
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  • How to read Ebytes

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    A short video with tips for reading Ebytes each week to get all the news from Shorecrest.
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  • Shorecrest MS Robotics Wins Ingenuity Award

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Middle School Robotics Team 1449, The R2D2s, completed an Innovative Project in the 2021-2022 school year that focused on the transportation of bees from one farm to another. They entered the project into the Dyslexic Advantage STEM / STEAM Ingenuity Awards and won the Grand Prize!
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  • WELCOME TO THE 2022-23 SCHOOL YEAR AT SHORECREST!

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    We are starting the school year with the most students ever at Shorecrest and the most new students! Our opening day enrollment stands at 1056 students with 203 new Chargers. This is the result of surging interest in Shorecrest and the educational experience we provide. We have grown while still keeping average class sizes at 16 students.  
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  • Tips for using the Website Calendar

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Click here to watch a quick video of tips on how to filter the calendar to find what you need quickly, or sync it to your device.
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  • Arrival and Dismissal Carline Videos

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Please follow these procedures and tips to keep carline running smoothly for everyone.
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  • Dining Experiences from SAGE

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    To complement the information about our lunch program found on the website, SAGE has provided back-to-school details on allergens, nutrition and more.
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  • Janet Root Volunteer Service Award Winner

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Each spring, the Shorecrest Community Association selects a recipient of the Janet Root Volunteer Service Award. The prestigious award is presented by past winners to a volunteer who has made an impact on campus for many years. On April 30, 2022, the 2021-2022 Janet Root Volunteer Service Award recipient was revealed at a Volunteer Thank-You Brunch attended by many past winners and current volunteers.
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  • Chargers Earn National History Day Outstanding Affiliate Award

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students from all over the world participated in the National History Day contest. The National Contest is the final stage, and was held virtually June 12-16, 2022. Congratulations to Shorecrest Chargers Jacob Mandell ‘23, Matthew White ‘23 and Dylan Winer ‘23 who won an Outstanding Affiliate Entry Award for their website.
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  • The Catalyst interview: Actor Patrick Wilson

    by Bill DeYoung
    Patrick Wilson (Shorecrest Class of 1991), the youngest of John and Mary K. Wilson’s boys, graduated from Tony-nominated performances in Broadway musicals to above-the-title roles in A-list films including Aquaman, Insidious, Running With Scissors, The A-Team and all three of the mega-hot movies in the Conjuring series. He received a Golden Globe nomination for the FX series Fargo.
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  • When / Where to Find 2022-2023 School Year Info 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Summer reading, fall athletics, back to school forms and more are addressed here. For assistance with school forms/Notary we are hosting a Help Desk on July 27, 9am-3pm in the Raymund Center.
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  • Summer Reading & Supply Lists

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    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 offers school supply packages for students in K-8th grade. There are some supplies on each list SCA does not provide. Please be sure to read the list for the grade your student(s) will be entering.
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  • A Rededication of the Root Family Fine Arts Gallery

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    On Wednesday, May 18, 2022, Head of School, Nancy Spencer, welcomed Dr. Allen Root for a personal tour of the recently renovated Root Family Fine Arts Gallery adjacent to the Janet Root Theatre. A rededication established the space as the new home of the Janet Root Award for Excellence in Visual Arts.
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  • Florida's largest model train store keeps the hobby moving through generations

    by Matthew Apthorp, ABC Action News
    Working away in a workshop in the back of the store, I met Marco Camuzzi (Shorecrest Class of 2023). On this day it was his birthday. He’s 18 years old. Marco started here as a customer and now for the past year has been Hoffman’s right-hand man, repairing models for customers, stocking shelves, and helping customers pick out the right train.
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  • Sonoma Kasica ‘24 at National Track Meet

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    After winning the Florida State Championship Title in javelin throwing for two consecutive years, Shorecrest Chargers athlete Sonoma Kasica ‘24 was invited to compete at the Nike Outdoor National Track Meet in Eugene, Oregon, on June 18, 2022.
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  • Athlete of the Week: Shorecrest's JC Barrott leads by example

    by Olivia Stacey, Bay News 9
    In baseball and in life, sometimes you have to fail to succeed. It’s a lesson JC Barrott '22 knows well. "Baseball is a game of failure, so it’s really a life lesson that you have to keep failing at life in order to succeed,” Barrott said. 

    The Shorecrest Prep senior has had his share of strikeouts, but now, he’s a home-run hitter. With a .514 batting average, his statistics speak for themselves. 
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  • MS AWARDS ASSEMBLY [Photos, Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Middle School held its annual Middle School Awards Assembly in the Janet Root Theatre. Awards were presented for academic achievement, Citizen of the Year, Spark Awards in each grade level, as well as the Harold Bruggeman Award and Garrett Staples Award.
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  • Kindergarten End-of-Year Poem

    by Unknown, Danielle Cameron and Shorecrest Kindergartners
    Mrs. Cameron and Ms. Johnston's kindergarten class presented a poem to Lower School, faculty, family and friends at the last Town Meeting of the 2021-2022 school year.
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  • Commencement Class of 2022

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Saturday, May 21, the 87 members of the Shorecrest Preparatory School Class of 2022 received their diplomas in the Janet Root Theatre. Read about the Commencement ceremony and special reflections shared.
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  • Final Thoughts

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    As the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, I am reminded that historians often look at the past in terms of change over time, or what is also known as the delta, of situations. When we look back over the past ten months and consider where Shorecrest stands today, it is staggering to contemplate the challenges we have encountered and the triumphs we have experienced. I am confident that we have completed this year on a positive trajectory, marveling at the growth of our students and with a resounding sense of community which serves as a defining feature of Shorecrest.
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  • Fifth Grade Acts Out [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    To culminate the theatre portion of the fifth grade curriculum, students performed a variety of folk tales and fairy tales.
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  • Google Earth Asian Tours

    by Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher
    After learning about the cultural aspects and physical features found in Asian countries, fifth grade students in Ms. Janack’s social studies class chose a topic to research in more depth. To present their research students created their own Google Earth Tour.
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  • Honoring and Thanking Veterans

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest students wrote 95 letters of gratitude that were given to Honor Flight Veterans.
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  • Presenting Sixth Grade TED Talks

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest sixth graders recently wrote speeches in the style of TED Talks about human rights, social justice and civil rights issues.
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  • Shorecrest STEAM Students Build an Arcade Game

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students designed, wired and built a table top arcade game.
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  • Teaching Popular Culture

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    Upper School students in Kayla Brazee's Honors U.S. History classes taught informed, engaging and interactive 15 minute lessons to their peers about American popular culture topics. 
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  • Investing in the Shorecrest College Counseling Program 

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    As a college preparatory school, Shorecrest continues to invest in its college counseling program to ensure it has the resources to offer students and families the best individualized college counseling in the region.
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  • Girls on the Run returns to Shorecrest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Girls on the Run (GOTR) is coming back to Shorecrest this Fall! Athletes who are girls in third and fourth grade are invited. Athletes will meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:55-4:30pm starting the week of September 19 for 12 weeks. The final week will include a 5k, scheduled for December 3.
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: A.D. Johnson

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 5 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 spoke with systems engineer A.D. Johnson.
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  • Huff and Puff Challenge

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    LS Media Specialist Mrs. Smay had second graders participate in the Huff and Puff Challenge.
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  • Footprint on Florida

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Fourth grade recently wrapped up their "Footprint on Florida" unit guided by the question: How have different industries impacted Florida’s growth? Fourth graders created videos, scavenger hunts, board games, children’s books, newscasts, interviews, puppet shows, dioramas and more to express what they learned about the impact that development had on Florida's landscape.
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  • May I Bring a Friend?

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    On Thursday the Experiential School students were treated to a little puppet theater. Mrs. Thompson, Ms. Trayer, Mrs. Markunas and Mrs. Hollenbeck told a story called “May I Bring a Friend?” an adaptation of the book by Beatrice Schenk de Regniers.
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  • Celebrating the Class of 2022

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Tomorrow evening we will celebrate and honor the Class of 2022 as they become Shorecrest’s newest graduates. Their achievements reflect the hard work and vast talents of this diverse group of 87 individuals. I want to share some of the impressive accomplishments of the Class of 2022.
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  • UPPER SCHOOL 2022 AWARDS, VALEDICTORIAN ANNOUNCED

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School students, families, faculty, staff and honored guests gathered to recognize academic achievements and beyond in the Janet Root Theatre on May 20, 2022. Congratulations to all of our students for a very successful school year!
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  • 2022 Track and Field Florida State Meet Results

    by Coach Cameron
    Sonoma Kasica '24 won the state title in javelin in all classes 1A-4A in Florida! This performance also made Sonoma the first two-time State Champion in the same event. Nine additional Chargers were top 8 finishes and made the podium.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Jennifer Alesia

    by Olivia Segalman, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement and Events
    This week we recognize Jennifer Alesia as a Contributing Charger. Since joining the community in 2018, Jennifer and her son Nick ‘30 have become active members of the Shorecrest Community. This year Jennifer joined the Advancement Committee and participated in each of our three Giving Days as a volunteer.
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  • Lower School Welcomes Bridges in Mathematics

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    There are many good math programs and they all come with different strengths. Some are more workbook heavy and others allow for more hands-on, differentiated learning. The one program that resonated with every teacher on our committee from kindergarten to fifth grade, and the one we thought was the best for our school, was Bridges in Mathematics.
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  • Organic Chemistry Named Reactions

    by Daniel Burkett, US Science Teacher
    In Honors Organic Chemistry, Shorecrest Upper School students were tasked with presenting a named reaction as a culminating experience in the class.
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  • Q & A with author Kanza Javed

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    Ms. Updike English 11 Honors: American Literature course, Shorecrest Upper School students participated in a Q and A with Pakistani author Kanza Javed, writer of "Ashes, Wine and Dust" as well as several short stories and selected poems.
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  • Spotlight on Laura (Peterson) Addicott ‘12

    by Shorecrest Communications Team
    Alumna Laura Peterson Addicott ‘12 was the Valedictorian and Outstanding Senior of the Shorecrest Class of 2012. It is a tradition at Shorecrest for the Outstanding Senior to return to speak at Commencement 10 years after their own graduation. Laura will return to Shorecrest later this month to address the Class of 2022. Learn what she's been up to!
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: Kim de Groh

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 4 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 speaks with NASA Engineer Kim de Groh.
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  • American Literature Escape Room

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    In conjunction with Ms. Estremera's Introduction to Engineering, Programming, and Robotics course, Neko Jackson '23, created a digital escape room of five locks on BreakoutEDU. The escape room contained concepts learned in Ms. Updike's English 11: American Literature course.
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  • Seventh Grade Music Performance [Video]

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music Teacher
    On May 12, the seventh grade Class of 2027 took to the Janet Root Theatre stage — the first Shorecrest Middle School Music Performance since their fifth grade performance on March 12, 2020.
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  • Alpha on the Go! [Photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Alpha students, JK students, families and faculty celebrated on May 12 at the Alpha on the Go! transportation event.
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  • A Fond Farewell 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    At this time of year, we are preparing to celebrate our seniors as they move on to the next stage of their lives - college. I can’t wait to tell you all about our Class of 2022 in next week’s Ebytes, our last before Commencement. As we prepare to celebrate our graduating class, we also celebrate some beloved faculty and staff who are moving on to the next stage of their lives - retirement. This group of wonderful individuals has invested almost 200 years in Shorecrest altogether! Please join me in heartfelt appreciation for their many contributions to our school.
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  • Contributing Chargers: Mathews Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement and Events
    This week we recognize the Mathews family as Contributing Chargers. Since joining the community in 2012, they have supported Shorecrest through their time, talent and financial support. Throughout the time that Kobi ‘16, Ella ‘28 and Jack ‘31 have been at Shorecrest, Leslie Mathews has shared her talents as a professional photographer and at many events, and also dedicated her time with SCA in support of Teacher Appreciation and Shorecrest Cares.
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  • Self Portrait Study

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Over my years of working in early childhood, one of my favorite pieces of student art is their self-portrait. As an art educator I spent time marveling at the work of the most famous portrait artists and there are definite similarities between the choices they made to represent themselves and those the Experiential School students make.
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  • Shorecrest to Welcome New Director of College Counseling

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest is pleased to announce that Myra Simpson has been selected as the Director of College Counseling following an extensive national search. With over 20 years of experience in college admissions at both the college and secondary school levels, Myra joins Shorecrest most recently from Oak Hall School in Gainesville, FL, where she has served as the Director of College Counseling.
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  • Ten Shorecrest Seniors Defend Their GSI Theses 

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair
    During the last month of the academic year, students, family, and faculty, gathered to participate in Global Scholars Initiative thesis defense presentations. This year Shorecrest had the largest class of GSI scholars in recent memory.
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  • Transplant Medicine Independent Study

    by Lisa Peck, Director of The Peck Center for Medical Sciences
    Independent Studies are student-driven courses in which Chargers have the opportunity to focus on an interest that typically isn't offered in Shorecrest’s Upper School curriculum. Holland Bentley ‘23 is a student who has taken her interest in organ transplantation to the next level by designing her own independent study course, “Transplant Medicine.”
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  • Chargers Win at State History Fair!

    by Ron Heller, History and Academic Support Teacher
    At the Florida History Day state contest Jacob Mandell ‘23, Matthew White ‘23 and Dylan Winer ‘23 won first place in the website category for their work “Debate, Diplomacy and the Avoidance of Nuclear Armageddon: The 1956 Suez Crisis.” Miles Lucas ‘23 and Taylor Register ‘23 won third place for their Exhibit board on the US overthrow of the Hawaiian Monarchy in 1893
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  • Athletics Commitment Ceremony

    by Athletics Department
    Members of the Class of 2022 committed to taking their sport to the next level after graduation.
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  • Lauren Brumbelow '24 in Concert, May 6

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Upper School Performing Arts invites the Shorecrest community to a special musical concert with singer Lauren Brumbelow '24. Enjoy an hour of original music on Friday, May 6, 2022 at 7pm in Shorecrest’s Janet Root Theatre.
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  • Class of 2022 College Decision Day

    by Stacy Alexander, US Assistant Dean of Student Life
    Members of the Class of 2022 gathered on Landy Deck for College Decision Day festivities, including special treats and photos with classmates.
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  • First Grade Commotion in the Ocean [photos, video]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    First graders took audiences on a journey of ocean discovery in the Janet Root Theatre on Thursday and Friday. Their poems, songs and dances taught lessons about ocean friends and reminded everyone to be respectful of the seas and marine life so the beauty of the ocean will continue to amaze future generations.
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  • A SON’S PERSPECTIVE

    by Stan Sandoval
    In honor of Mother's Day, this week’s Ebytes is guest-authored by my son, Stan Sandoval. Stan lives in Indianapolis and works as a Performance Engineer for the IndyCar team Ed Carpenter Racing. He is a graduate of Westminster School in Connecticut and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Spanish from Columbia University (NY) and a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering from University of Southampton in England.
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  • Battle of the Books

    by Allyson Fletcher, Media Specialist
    Shorecrest placed 2nd against 6 other Bay Area Independent School teams in the Battle of the Books. The students read the 15 Middle School Sunshine State Young Readers Award titles during the school year and then competed in a quiz bowl. 
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  • Chargers Win French Poster Design Contest

    by Hélène Simon, Middle School French Teacher
    Each year the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) organizes a poster design contest. Shorecrest Chargers Olivia M. '28 won first place and Gaston G. '26 won second place!
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  • Sunshine State Young Readers

    by Dottie Smay, Media Specialist
    55 Chargers from third and fourth grades participated in the Sunshine State Young Readers Award (SSYRA) program. They were honored at Town Meeting on May 6.
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  • Three Little Pigs and Storytelling

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    I have been enjoying seeing Ms. Markunas’ class develop their performing skills while exploring a multitude of versions of the story “The Three Little Pigs.”
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  • Chargers Participate in Youth Leadership Pinellas

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Youth Leadership Pinellas is a seven-month series designed to educate high school teens on community resources and issues, develop an excellence in leadership, build teamwork skills, and foster involvement in community services. Shorecrest Upper School students Caroline Carlan ‘23 and Dexter Schneider ‘23 were accepted into the program.
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  • Honoring Mrs. Bell

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Last Saturday, dressed in black and pink to resemble flamingos, the Experiential School Faculty and Special Friends surprised Mrs. Lori Bell with a retirement party. After 22 years at Shorecrest our dear Mrs. Bell will now enjoy life spending time with family and friends, dedicated to her favorite hobbies and traveling the world.
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  • 2023 GLOBAL EXPLORERS PROGRAMS 

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    Informational meetings will be held in August and September 2022 about 2023 Global Explorers Programs. Lower and Middle school students and their families have opportunities to join exchange programs and host overseas students.
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  • Grandparents and Special Friends: Thank you for joining us!

    by Olivia Segalman, Associate Director of Advancement for Community Engagement and Events
    Grandparents and Special Friends Day returned for its 37th year as a beloved Shorecrest tradition. This year's event, held on April 22, brought together more than 400 guests that included grandparents, aunts, uncles, siblings and all kinds of special friends. On a beautiful Friday, we celebrated our community coming together again after two years of separation.
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  • It's Gonna Be May

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Here comes May, the most anticipated month of the school year! May is chock full of activity, as the academic year comes to a close. The days are full of so many academic, athletic, artistic and community events. I love the rituals and traditions that go along with school life in May, and I am looking forward to all of it! Please check our school calendar for the specific dates and times of all these exciting events.
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  • Honor Societies Tapping Ceremony

    by Stacy Alexander, US Assistant Dean of Student Life
    The Shorecrest Preparatory School Upper School Honor Society chapters inducted their newest members at a special virtual assembly on Wednesday, April 27. Society chapters include French Honor Society (FHS), International Thespian Society (ITS), Mu Alpha Theta Society (Math-MAT), Tri-M Honor Society (Music), National Art Society (NAHS), the National Honor Society (NHS), Rho Kappa Society (RK), and Spanish Honor Society (SHS).
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  • GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS REGIONALS RUNNER-UP!

    by Parent Volunteer Terry Martorana
    The Shorecrest Varsity Girls Tennis Team finished the 2022 season with a solid Districts victory, a win at the Regionals semi-finals, and runner-up for Regionals overall.
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  • NOAA Art Contest Winner - Betty L. '26

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Betty L. '26 for her winning entry in the NOAA Marine Debris Program’s Annual Art Contest!
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  • Probability and Statistics in Criminology

    by Ashley Dernbach, Upper School Math Teacher
    Dr. Tim Hart, Professor of Criminology at the University of Tampa and Shorecrest parent, presented to Ms. Ashley Dernbach’s Honors Geometry class on the use of probability and statistics in the field of criminology.
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  • Track and Field District Meet: Girls 1st, Boys 2nd!

    by Coach Cameron
    Shorecrest hosted the track and field District 11 meet on Thursday, April 21. Twelve teams competed for a district title in the most competitive district in the state by far. After the day-long district competition, the Chargers boys ended the day taking home a hard fought 2nd place, district runner up trophy. After being the district runner-up last year, the girls came back to win the title in the end.
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  • Making Connections

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    There’s a magical space between what one says and what others understand.
    The length of this line might determine how close we connect, how deep we comprehend, and even how apart we might become.
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  • Buddying up for Ocean Studies

    by Jacquelyn Sheppard, First Grade Teacher
    To complement the first grade's Ocean Studies unit, eighth grade Marine Science students taught a hands-on lesson about water salinity, sand, and coral.
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  • SCA Speaker Dr. Philip Ovadia: Metabolic Health, May 3

    by SCA Board
    Shorecrest Community Association presents Dr. Philip Ovadia discussing his philosophy and book "Stay off My Operating Table: A Heart Surgeon’s Metabolic Health Guide to Lose Weight, Prevent Disease, and Feel Your Best Every Day." Join us on Tuesday, May 3, 6:30 - 7:30pm.
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  • Successful Beach Clean Up

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
    Roughly 70 participants joined Shorecrest & Clean Coast Initiative on the sand of Upham Beach for an educational Beach Clean Up on Saturday, April 23. Over 71 pounds of trash was collected - most of it was cigarette butts and very tiny pieces of plastic.
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  • Upper School Fishing Club Tournament

    by Court James '25
    Members of the Shorecrest Fishing Club had their second tournament of the year. The winning boat, containing Max Baschinsky '25, Sam Reeder '25, Jake Diner '25, and Cooper Register '25 caught 8 snook for the day.
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  • Jump Start Middle School (July 25 - August 5)

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    A two-week “Jump Start Middle School” camp will prepare your Middle Schooler for the start of the school year. 
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  • Athletics Overview for Rising 6th Graders (Video)

    by Athletics Department
    Learn more about athletics at Shorecrest.
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  • CHEER TRYOUTS & Info Meeting

    by Athletic Department
    Save the dates below for Cheerleading Tryouts! Be a part of a fun, hardworking team, and a huge part of building school spirit all year long! The team is open to rising 6th-12th grade girls and boys and is a full year commitment.
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  • Survey of Chargers International Recognition

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    As we have just completed hosting an International Festival, we are in the process of refreshing our international recognition -- through flags located in the Lower and Middle School breezeways. Please take a moment to complete this survey and be sure your family is represented.
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  • Celebrating as a Community

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    April is a busy time at Shorecrest! We recently hosted our second International Festival which was a huge success. Today was our 37th Grandparents & Special Friends Day, taking place after a two-year hiatus. Today also marks the end of our week-long Celebrate the Arts festivities. Last night, the Upper School Spring Musical “Sweeney Todd” premiered to a packed house and was a resounding success!
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  • Varsity Girls Tennis Wins Regional Semi-Finals!

    by By Michelle Cohoon and Terry Martorana
    The Shorecrest Varsity Girls Tennis team hosted Seffner Christian in the Regional Semi-Finals match and won 4-3 in a hard fought battle. 
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  • Celebrate the Arts Week in Lower School

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Arts education has a rich history at Shorecrest. Celebrate the Arts Week started about 30 years ago as a way to highlight the Upper School Performing Arts spring musical. It has become a time for the entire school to learn more about the arts, celebrate the artists inside each of us, share student work, and engage with artists in our community.
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  • The R2D2s at First LEGO League State Championship

    by Christine Scoby, MS Technology Teacher and Robotics Sponsor
    Shorecrest Middle School Robotics team 1449, The R2D2s, traveled to Niceville, Florida, to compete in the First LEGO League State Championship. The team developed an app, Bee Cool, that trucking companies that transport bee hives can use to find water sources within 5 miles of the interstate to cool down hives when temperatures reach a dangerous level. The R2D2s earned second place for their robot design.
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  • Dylan Winer ‘23 named FSU Young Scholar

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Dylan Winer ‘23 was selected as an FSU Young Scholar for 2022.
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  • “Sweeney Todd” Poster Graphic Design Project

    by Jon Hoefer, Creative Director
    Students in Allison Roberts’ graphic design classes were given a unique opportunity to test their computer skills. Roberts, together with Shorecrest’s Creative Director Jon Hoefer, presented the students with a real-world assignment. With Shorecrest’s Celebrate the Arts week as the deadline, the students were given the task of creating their own poster for the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.
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  • Academic Accommodations in College [Video]

    by Tracie Belt, Director of The Learning Center
    Members of the Class of 2022 and their parents/guardians were invited to a presentation by the USF Student Transition Department regarding transitioning to college with Academic Accommodations.
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  • Baila Baila Latin America

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    First and second graders performed a project share for their inquiry "Baila Baila Latin America!" In this unit the Chargers studied different countries from Latin America including Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, El Salvador, Venezuela, Columbia and Brazil.
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  • Community Engagement through International Connections

    by International Committee and Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    On April 14, 2022, the Shorecrest community was enthralled by an incredible International Festival, organized by parents and volunteers from International Connection, a parent-led community group that celebrates and connects families who have a passion for multicultural enrichment. As Chargers celebrated the diversity of the community, families gave of themselves by hosting, decorating, cooking, and sharing information about the rich culture of their own households.
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  • Healthy Living in Kindergarten

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Kindergarteners learned that every person has the right to basic needs– healthy food, clean water, a safe home, and an education. They learned how their choices affect their personal wellness and their community.
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  • Human Rights Club Diaper Drive Success

    by Heather Elouej, Upper School English Teacher
    The Shorecrest Upper School Human Rights Club recently sponsored a Diaper Drive with the goal of collecting 1,000 diapers in one week for Babycycle, and the drive ended up yielding an impressive 1,761 diapers!
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  • Softball Weekly Update

    by Coach Folwell, Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 6-5 Win!
    Varsity Softball vs. Cambridge Christian School: 5-8 Loss.
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 16-0 Win!
    Varsity Softball vs. Gibbs High School: 20-0 Win!
    MS Softball vs. Seffner: 11-12 Loss.
    MS Softball vs. Pinellas Prep: 1-19 Loss.
    MS Softball vs. Indian Rocks: 14-14 Tie.
    MS Softball vs. Bradenton Christian: 17-16 Win!
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  • Third Grade Wetlands Projects shared with JK

    by Abbie Hahn, JK Teacher
    Third graders recently completed a unit and inquiry projects about wetlands. They shared their findings with the junior kindergarteners about food chains, habitats and the dangers humans and natural disasters pose on these.
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  • Toiletries Donation Drive for VA Hospital

    by Jaina Swann '22
    The Red, White and Blue Club is holding a toiletries donation drive for the Bay Pines VA Hospital. Collection bins will be in advisories April 26 - May 6. The advisory that brings the most items will get a donut/breakfast party.
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  • US Performing Arts Presents "Sweeney Todd"

    by Scott Warfel, US Musical Theatre Teacher
    Intrigue and revenge will take center stage at Shorecrest Preparatory School’s Janet Root Theatre when Shorecrest Performing Arts presents the musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
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  • Varsity Boys Tennis in Regional Semi-Finals

    by Coach Bob Davis
    The Varsity Boys Tennis Regional Semi-Finals match ended Tuesday with a 4-1 loss to Tampa's Berkeley Prep.
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: Fernanda Chieco

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 3 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 speaks with Fernanda Chieco, International Artist. 
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  • GIRLS VARSITY TENNIS DISTRICT CHAMPS!

    by by Terry Martorana and Michelle Cohoon
    The Shorecrest Varsity Girls Tennis team squeezed out runner-up Calvary Christian to win the District 4A Championship, April 13-14. Out of seven teams total, the top 3 final scores were Shorecrest 21, Calvary Christian (CV) 19, and Clearwater Central Catholic (CCC) 18. The Chargers are now repeated as the District Champions, and 5 girls won individual District Championships.
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  • BOYS VARSITY TENNIS DISTRICT RUNNERS UP!

    by Terry Martorana and Michelle Cohoon
    In a season of surprises, the Varsity Boys Tennis team came through by 1 point over Indian Rocks Christian school to secure the runner up spot in District competition. The boys had individual Championships in back to back years.
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  • Upper School Overview for 7th Grade Parents/Guardians (Video)

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Learn what is on the horizon for your Charger as a member of our Upper School community.
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  • Being Present, Looking back and Looking forward

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Yesterday, the Gaffney Green in front of Charger Commons was filled with beautifully decorated, family-run booths representing more than 30 different countries. At each booth students, parents, faculty, staff and friends could learn about a different culture and part of the world from which a Shorecrest family hails. The International Festival represented the cultural richness of our school community and was an incredible opportunity for us to learn and celebrate together. Many thanks to our International Connections group and the many volunteers who made the festival possible.
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  • Service Week 2022

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Upper School students were excited that Service Week 2022 once again allowed them to get out into communities - locally and nationally - and help in a hands-on fashion.
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  • “Brasil, meu Brasil brasileiro…”

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    We all know that we all come from different places. The history of our ancestors and the story we write today traces this blue planet of ours with countless lines.
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  • Visiting the Native Classroom with Cross-Division Buddies

    by Kim Granger, Second Grade Teacher
    The second grade is deep in a science investigation about the well-being of pollinators and pollinator habitats, and wanted to evaluate whether or not the Native Classroom was a suitable home for pollinators. They  teamed up with eighth graders, led by Middle School science teacher Kathryn Jeakle.
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  • CREATE Robotics Open World Championship

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Members of Shorecrest Robotics team #6104A competed in the Create Robotics Open World Championship Tournament and placed 9th overall! Additionally, they won the MegaAlliance Award.
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  • Your Voice is Power Top Honors Awards

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Three Shorecrest Upper School students were awarded Top Honors in music, coding, and messaging in the Your Voice is Power competition presented by Amazon Future Engineer, Georgia Tech, and Yellow.
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  • TRIGONOMETRIC FUNCTIONS UNIT CIRCLE PROJECTS

    by Dr. Patti Bullock, US Math Teacher
    Students in Dr. Bullock’s math class created drawings with labeled Unit Circles.
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  • Map Reading in JK

    by Abbie Hahn, JK Teacher
    Students in Junior Kindergarten have been exploring maps and how they work. The young Chargers were prompted with a map of Shorecrest.
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  • MS Softball Update

    by Bob Folwell
    MS Softball Chargers vs. Indian Rocks: 14-14
    MS Softball vs. Pinellas Prep: 0-10 Loss
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  • Records Broken at the Tampa Bay Track and Field Championships

    by Coach Brown
    Varsity Track and Field Chargers had a great showing at the Tampa Bay Championships on April 7, 2022!
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  • Weekly Varsity Softball Update

    by Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. Cambridge Christian School: 5-8 Loss.
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 16 to 0.
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  • The Value of Service Learning and Volunteering

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    A core tenet of Shorecrest’s mission is “the development of a commitment to social responsibility.” One of the best examples of our mission in action is service learning, embodied by the Upper School Service Week, which concludes today. Service Week demonstrates our dedication to the core values of Responsibility, Respect, Integrity, Knowledge and Compassion.
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  • Sixth Grade Build-It Challenge

    by Christine Idinge, Sixth Grade Math Teacher
    Sixth graders took part in an empathy-building, collaborative activity on April 6.
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  • The Shorecrest Speakeasy, April 9

    by SCA Big Event Committee
    Save the date for a roaring good time at the swankiest joint in town - the Shorecrest Speakeasy! The Big Event is SCA's signature community-building event. Planned for Saturday, April 9, 2022 - it will be held at the St. Pete Yacht Club. Learn more at:
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  • WOMEN IN STEAM Podcast: Melissa Estremera

    by Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22
    In Season 2-Episode 2 of the Shorecrest Upper School student podcast, "Women in STEAM: Perspectives from the Field," host Aspen Slavick-Gierlach '22 speaks with Upper School Computer Science and Robotics Teacher, Melissa Estremera.
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  • Making the World More Beautiful

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    As I watch the tape exploration in Ms. Daley’s Alpha class, I cannot help but wonder about the strong commitment that children have with aesthetics and the different meanings it acquires as projects evolve.
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  • Mid-Year Faculty and Staff Updates

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Congratulations on new placements:
    Stacy Alexander - US Assistant Dean of Student Life
    Mark Brown - Associate Director of Enrollment Management, US History Teacher
    Paul Miller '05 - MS English Teacher
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  • Summer Program: Writing the College Admission Essay

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    With volunteer and standardized testing opportunities in flux 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. Join us June 6-10 and come away with a Common App Personal Statement. 
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  • Thespian Troupe 3140 State Festival Results

    by Erich Schneider, Head of Upper School
    Congratulations to Troupe 3140 on their success at the Florida State Thespian Festival. The cast of the one-act play "MASTERPIECE" performed in Morsani Hall at the Straz Center, the largest theatre in the southeast.
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  • Congrats Gold Medalist Maddie Childress '25

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    At the USAG Florida State Championship, Maddie won the gold medal in all individual events (Floor, Uneven Bars, Vault and Beam), and she won the All Around gold medal within her group and was the highest scoring Level 9 gymnast in Florida.
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  • Strategic Planning

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    The Strategic Planning Task Force is charged with helping Shorecrest set strategic goals for the next five years, as well as with providing guidance in the development of a plan to achieve them. A strategic plan helps the School identify the differentiators which will distinguish Shorecrest amongst our peers. Strategic planning also ensures that our mission serves as a guiding beacon to make short- and long-term decisions.
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  • Black Women in STEM Poster Project

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students in Dr. Bullock’s math class completed a Black Women in STEM poster project.
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  • Meet the Shorecrest Diversity Coordinators

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    To further support students, families and faculty in diversity and inclusion efforts, four Diversity Coordinators have been appointed among the Shorecrest faculty: Meghan Schneider in Upper School, Dr. Lizz Angello in Middle School, Khana Rebman ‘05 in Lower School and Takeya Trayer in The Experiential School.
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  • Thank you for coming to Movie Night

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    On Friday, March 25, 2022, more than 600 members of the Shorecrest community gathered together for our first annual Movie Night, an amazing event presented by SCA and the Shorecrest Fund.
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  • Explore Time is Back in the Experiential School

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Friday was one of the happiest days of the year here at The Experiential School. It was a day when ES students had a chance to be part of Explore Time. 
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  • More Specialty Summer Programs

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Digital Stop Motion Animation for grades 2-8.
    Girl Rising for students rising into grades 5-8.
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  • Softball Weekly Update

    by Coaches Fludd and Folwell
    MS Softball vs. Seffner: 11-12 Loss.
    MS Softball vs. Pinellas Preparatory Academy: 1-19 Loss.
    Varsity Softball vs. Northside Christian School: 6-5 Win!
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  • Lights! Camera! Action!

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Instead of the Oscars, we have the Chargers, coming together on Friday, March 25 for our very first Movie Night, presented by a collaboration between the Shorecrest Community Association (SCA) and the Shorecrest Fund. 
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  • Student Designs Global Explorers Program Logo

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood and Sandy Janack
    The Global Explorers program was promoted last semester through a logo design contest open to Middle School students. Fifth grader Izzy N. ‘29 won the contest by capturing the spirit of the program with her drawing.
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  • Making Learning Visible

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    During this school year the collaboration between The Experiential School office and the Office of Admissions has brought us so many great opportunities to talk about the wonderful experiences that happen in our building.
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  • AP English Language Mock Trials

    by Kristie Dowling, US English Teacher
    Shorecrest Upper School students in Ms. Dowling's AP English Language class performed mock trials this week. The Chargers researched people who were wrongly convicted and then exonerated through The Innocence Project, an organization that uses DNA evidence to free the innocent. 
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  • Dr. Anna Baralt certified as Apple Learning Coach

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest is pleased to share that Dr. Anna Baralt, Director of Educational Technology,  is now a certified Apple Learning Coach. Apple Learning Coach is a professional learning program that trains instructional coaches, digital learning specialists, and other coaching educators to help teachers get more out of Apple technology.
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  • New Issue of "The Chronicle" Published

    by Athena '22, Cían '22, and Grace '22, Editors of The Chronicle
    The March Issue of "The Chronicle," the Upper School's digital student newspaper, has been published.
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  • Softball Weekly Update

    by Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. Bradenton Christian: 0 to 12 Loss.
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  • St. Petersburg’s Paul Wilson imitated Nixon in school. Now he plays him on TV.

    by Paul Guzzo, "Tampa Bay Times"
    Due to a public speaking ability learned by listening to his newsman father, Paul Wilson was chosen to read the student announcements at Shorecrest Preparatory School in the mid 1980s. But he didn’t always mimic his father John Wilson, the retired Tampa news anchor. “Sometimes I’d read the announcements like Richard Nixon,” Wilson, 54, said. “Who knew that would lead to a job?”
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  • Tennis Weekly Recap

    by Coaches Davis and Hodgson
    JV Boys and Girls vs. Bradenton Christian: Girls won 3-0, Boys lost 0-7.       
    Varsity Boys vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic: 0-7 Loss.       
    Girls Varsity vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic School: 7-0 Win!
    JV Girls vs. St. Stephen's: 2-5 Loss.
    JV Tennis vs. Bradenton Christian: 0-7 Loss.
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  • New Science Summer Camps Added

    by Dominique Hamm, Director of Auxiliary Programs
    Shorecrest fourth grade Teacher, Mrs. Husenitza, is offering three "Science Action Club" camps this summer for those rising into grades 3-6.
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  • Inspired and Inspiring Faculty: Scott Warfel, Upper School Musical Theatre

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    In this Faculty Spotlight, new Upper School Arts and Humanities Department member Scott Warfel (Musical Theatre Teacher) shares a little about himself and the subjects he teaches.
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  • MS LEGO Robotics Teams Awarded at Regional Competition

    by Christine Scoby, MS Technology Teacher and Robotics Sponsor
    The Shorecrest Middle School FIRST LEGO League robotics teams competed in the West Florida Regional Championship held at State College of Florida in Bradenton on March 5, 2022. Team 1448 came in first place out of 32 teams in the area of Core Values. Team 1449 won first place in the category of robot design and secured a bid to the State Championship.
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  • ES Heads into Final Trimester

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    A fun Spirit Week kicked off the final leg of the 2021-2022 school year at The Experiential School of Tampa Bay. These simple things bring so many smiles and remind the children that we are part of something bigger than ourselves.
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  • Fourth Graders Present Historical Research

    by Colette Husenitza and Madeline Stoddard, Fourth Grade Teachers
    A fourth grade historical unit of study was concluded with the integration of history, research, and technology. Groups of students created timelines of a specific historical period and programmed a robot, Dash, to present their timeline.
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  • Giving Day: Supporting the Shorecrest Fund

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Donor dollars given to the Shorecrest Fund are invested directly into the growth and development of our people and programs. For those of you who have already made a generous gift this school year, we thank you. And for those of you who are still considering making your gift, please know that your support will positively impact the lives of Shorecrest students and faculty. 
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  • Mila Salamone ‘22 Wins 500 Books in Essay Contest

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    In response to an essay contest sponsored by Bad Animal, a bookstore in Santa Cruz, California, Mila Salamone ‘22 celebrated her first-place win with a prize of 500 books! 
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  • Shorecrest Sailing Looking Ahead to Districts

    by Guthrie Braun '22
    Although there are still two regattas left on the schedule, Shorecrest has already accumulated enough points throughout the regular season to qualify for the District Championship.
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  • Student Teaching Others about Black Changemakers

    by Christine Oman, Second Grade Teacher
    Shorecrest second grader, Mila H. ‘32, didn't just passively learn about the contributions of African Americans in our history, she took what she learned and created a teaching poster so others could learn about these Changemakers.
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  • World Civilizations Class Creates a Western Front

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher
    Mr. Heller’s sophomore World Civilizations class built a 3D model of the Western Front utilizing materials in the Charger Commons Makerspace. 
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  • Varsity Softball vs. St. Petersburg Catholic

    by Coach Fludd
    Varsity Softball vs. St. Petersburg Catholic: 19-1 Win!
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  • Help Upper School Robotics participate in CREATE National Championship

    by Laina Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    The Upper School Robotics Team 6104A has been invited to participate at the national level at the 2022 CREATE Championship, which will take place in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on April 7-9. We are currently seeking individual or corporate sponsors to help make their trip to Nationals possible.
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  • SMALL PART OF THE WORLD [VIDEO, PHOTOS]

    by Marilyn Johnson, LS Music Teacher
    The second graders have been taking a trip around the world in their study of the different continents. This week they took audiences with them in their musical program, "A Small Part of the World."
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  • Remembering Our “Why”

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    This past week, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) hosted its annual conference and launched its inaugural Heads Summit. The theme was Remembering Our Why: Finding Joy and Inspiration in Our Work. A number of Shorecrest faculty and administrators attended the virtual NAIS conference and I was lucky to participate in the Heads Summit in person.
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  • Pinellas History Day Fair

    by Ron Heller, Upper School History Teacher and David Hodgson, Middle School History Teacher
    Pinellas History Day was held February 25 and 26 at Largo High School. This year’s theme was Debate and Diplomacy in History. View results here.
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  • Winning Student French Video

    by Sidy Ndiaye, Upper School French Teacher
    Congratulations to Sasha Schratwieser ‘24 and Sophia Smith ‘24 whose video project won 2nd place for secondary schools in a national French competition.
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  • Supporting Innovative Thinking

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    In all experiences with engineering in the classrooms at The Experiential School, we ask ourselves: How might we support all children to access innovative thinking with the materials we are providing?
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  • Capitalism and the Cold War

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    For the past couple of weeks, students in Kayla Brazee's Honors U.S. History classes have been examining the Cold War and the Atomic Age. After learning about the development of the atomic bomb and its impact on American popular culture in the 1950s, students were asked to create their own detailed nuclear fallout shelters.
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  • MS Track & Field Championship Results

    by Coach Cameron
    The Chargers placed 2nd overall out of 17 girls teams with a lot of strong performances. The boys also had a strong showing placing 5th overall. There were also some Middle School records set this season!
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  • Middle School Variety Show [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Middle School students and Jr. Thespians Troupe 88197 performed for family and friends at the annual Middle School Variety Show on February 17, 2022, in the Janet Root Theatre. 
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  • Project Linus

    by Jessica Thorn, Interact Faculty Advisor
    Thank you to everyone in the Shorecrest community who supported the Upper School Interact Club's car wash in the fall. The funds were used to purchase supplies for making blankets for Project Linus, an organization that donates blankets to children in local hospitals. 
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  • Varsity Softball & MS Softball Update

    by Coach Fludd, Coach Folwell
    Varsity Softball vs. Keswick Christian: 15 - 0 Win!
    MS Softball vs. Indian Rocks: 9 - 14 Loss.
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  • Weekly Tennis Update

    by Coach Hodgson, Coach Del Zoppo, Coach Davis
    JV Girls Tennis vs. Cambridge Christian: 6-1  Win!
    Varsity Girls Tennis vs. St Pete catholic: 7-0 Win!
    Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic: 6-1 Win!
    JV Boys Tennis vs. Cambridge Christian: 6-1 Win!
    Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Clearwater Central Catholic: 5-2 Win!
    Varsity Boys Tennis vs. Northside Christian: 6-1 Win!
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  • Campus Connections to Benefit Public Health: Jordan Tralins ‘19

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    In December 2020, alumna Jordan Tralins ’19 felt like there was a hole in her social media feed regarding the COVID-19 information shared by her age group - college students. The Cornell University junior - who plans to pursue medicine with a focus on neurodiversity - decided to use her skills of medical research to share relatable content in bite-sized chunks with her peers on TikTok and Instagram. Information for the messaging comes from the CDC, WHO and the New England Journal of Medicine.
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  • A Character Goes on a Trip and a Stranger Comes to Town

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    It has been said, often credited to the famous Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoyevsky, that there are only two plots in literature: a character goes on a trip and a stranger comes to town. Those two themes stick in my mind as this week draws to a close.  
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  • 2022 Black Authors Read-In

    by Heather Elouej, Upper School English Teacher
    All members of the Shorecrest community were invited to celebrate the literary achievements of Black authors by listening to and participating in the 2022 Black Authors Read-In. 139 works by 55 authors were read by 97 readers, including students, faculty and staff.
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  • Saving the Planet, One Project at a Time [Video]

    by Meric Weinkle, Fourth Grade Teacher
    Fourth graders in Mrs. Weinkle’s class recently presented projects representing their learning from a science unit on Sustainability along with a presentation that included a sustainability-related problem they wanted to solve, the solution they planned, a prototype if applicable, and a visual representation of their ideas.
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  • Alpha Car Wash Makes a Splash!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Alpha Teachers Taylor Styke and Jacqueline Roller in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay noticed their students had been playing car wash on the playground. Eventually it came time for the Alpha class to have their own car wash! The students had so much fun throughout their car wash unit - a light-hearted example of child-driven and memorable learning.
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  • Boys Varsity Tennis vs. Calvary Christian & IRC

    by Coach Bob Davis
    In the second week of varsity tennis action, the boys swept Calvary Christian School on Thursday 7-0, and squeaked by Indian Rocks Christian School on Tuesday 4-3.
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  • Contributing Chargers: The Craig Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    Shorecrest’s Mission is augmented by the generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who support the school philanthropically or by effecting change locally, globally or right here at Shorecrest. We call these community members Contributing Chargers. This week we recognize Kim and Hutch Craig '89 as Contributing Chargers.
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  • Learn about Lower School Curriculum [Videos]

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Lower School
    Discover Kindergarten: Wednesday, January 26 [Video]
    Developing Math Thinking:
    - JK & Kindergarten [Video]
    - February 1: Grades 1 & 2 [Video]
    - February 24: Grades 3 & 4 [Video]
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Wins State Semifinal

    by Coach Idinge
    Varsity Girls Soccer beat Geneva in the State Semifinal: 4-1!
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  • Charger Named Finalist for TIME Kid of the Year

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest fourth grader Miles F. was named a TIME Kid of the Year Finalist! Through his company, created “Kids Saving Oceans,” he sells merchandise made from plastic that was reclaimed from the ocean and recycled. His online shop has generated over $23,000 in donations to ocean conservation organizations. 
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  • Fifth Grade Research Projects on Display

    by Sandy Janack, Fifth Grade Social Studies Teacher, and Allyson Fletcher, Middle School Media Specialist
    Sandy Janack, fifth grade Social Studies Teacher, and Allyson Fletcher, Middle School Media Specialist, collaborated in December and January to guide fifth graders through a research project. To present their findings, each student created an infographic.
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  • ES Professional Development

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    On Friday, February 18, the teachers of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay will have a chance to learn from Swedish educator Suzanne Axelsson.
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  • Carson Granese ‘25 Builds Fundraising Webpage

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The STEAM Signature Program in Shorecrest Upper School allows students to pursue STEAM-related coursework and apply 21st Century skills that are applicable across many disciplines while investigating a specialized area of interest. Shorecrest STEAM student, Carson Granese ‘25, has selected Computer Science as his area of study. In many ways he is learning that computer science is not just about writing code, it is about how we use such tools and what we learn when we do.
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  • A Culture of Lifelong Learning

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Today marks the beginning of a long weekend vacation for Shorecrest families. This four-day, mid-winter break coincides with the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning’s annual Winter Institute, a day of professional development for Shorecrest teachers and other educators from across the country. This winter long weekend also takes place over Presidents Day, a federal holiday set aside to recognize and honor the birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln.
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  • JV Tennis Opening Week

    by Coaches Davis and Hodgson
    The Junior Varsity Tennis opening week began on Monday, February 14, with a first match against Saint Stephen's Episcopal School. The Boys were swept by SSES in most of the singles and doubles. On Wednesday against ODA, the Boys rebounded and ended with a 3-3 tie. JV Girls tennis lost to St. Stephen's 1-6 and beat ODA 4-3.
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  • SHORECREST SEMIFINALISTS ADVANCE IN NATIONAL MERIT COMPETITION

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest seniors Christian Bepler '22 and Emily Forney '22 have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Both students were named National Merit Semifinalists in September and have advanced to the next round of competition.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer - Regional Champs!

    by Coach Idinge
    Varsity Girls Soccer Chargers beat Indian Rocks Christian School in the Regional Semifinals: 3-2. They shutout First Baptist Academy in the Regional Finals: 4-0!
    Catch the State Semifinal on February 18 at home on Haskell Field at 6pm.
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  • Dental Guest Expert: Dr. Jeffrey-Fort

    by Lisa Peck, Director of the Peck Center for Medical Sciences
    Dr. Nathalia Jeffrey-Fort, a general and cosmetic Dentist in St. Petersburg and Shorecrest Alumni Parent, visited the Peck Center for Medical Sciences to share information about her career path and other dentistry related careers.
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  • Weekly Tennis Recap

    by Coach Bob Davis & Coach Tommy
    The Varsity Boys Tennis team swept Canterbury 7-0 with decisive wins all around. Varsity Girls Tennis team beat Canterbury: 6-0.
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  • Fall Festival Chairs Needed

    by Shorecrest Parent Kristi Aussner
    SCA volunteers lead and support many committees with various functions on campus. Find a list of SCA Committees and contacts and the best volunteering fit for you at www.shorecrest.org/SCA.
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  • The Power of a Story

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    The week started as normal until one of our Alpha students asked to go to the Nurse’s Clinic. Ms. Kemp was trying to understand what was going on, and it didn’t take long for her to realize that the student was not ill, but rather missing their teacher, who was not at school on that day.
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  • The Power of the Primary Source

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    This week marked my return to the classroom as a history teacher, for the first time in almost two years. As a faculty member for the Evening Charge program, I was very excited (and, I admit, a little bit nervous) to be back standing in front of students. As the evening unfolded with this wonderful group of Shorecrest parents and grandparents, our discussion about historical events reaffirmed to me how learning about what has happened in the past gives context and understanding to our world today.
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  • 100 Days Until Graduation

    by Stacy Alexander, Senior Class Sponsor and Director of Alumni
    The Shorecrest Alumni Association celebrated the Class of 2022 with some special treats in honor of 100 days left until Graduation!
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  • Charger wins first place in Sons of the American Revolution Essay Contest

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to Shorecrest senior, Cían McCarthy ‘22, who won first place in the George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest in conjunction with the St. Petersburg Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution.
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  • MS Forensics Meet Results

    by Lillian Nelson, Middle School Theatre Teacher
    Shorecrest Middle School students in Forensics had a fantastic showing in their meet at Berkeley last night, and more importantly had a great time!
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  • Upper School Artists Awarded

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to the following Shorecrest Upper School students whose artwork was featured in the 2022 Emerging Artists Pinellas County High School Virtual Exhibition: Benny Ames ‘23, Libby Cenedella ‘24, Julianne Lurie ‘25, Ashli McKenny ‘22, Sara Rose ‘23 and Chase Waitz-Miller ‘23.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer on to Regional Semifinals

    by Coach Idinge
    District Semifinal: Varsity Girls Soccer beats Canterbury School of Florida 9-1!
    District Final: Varsity Girls Soccer beats Cambridge Christian 6-0!
    Regional Quarterfinal: Varsity Girls Soccer beats St. John Neuman 9-1!
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  • SABRINA EVERHART ‘25 WINS MEMBEAN GO! PHOTO CONTEST

    by Heather Elouej, Upper School English Teacher
    Students in Shorecrest Upper School’s ninth grade Honors English course, taught by Ms. Elouej, recently participated in the 2022 Membean Go! Contest. Sabrina Everhart ’25 won one of the top prizes for her photograph, “Repertoire.”
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  • Varsity Boys Soccer on to Regional Semifinals

    by Coach Montoya
    They became District Champions with a score of 2-0 and beat Cambridge again in the Regional Quarterfinal, 4-1.
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  • US Robotics Moves on to Regionals

    by Melissa Estremera, US Computer Science Teacher
    Shorecrest Vex Robotics team #6104A won a Design Award, which qualifies them for the Regional Championship next month!
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  • Global Explorers Share with Second Grade

    by Emili Jaime-Allwood, Lower School Spanish Teacher
    As second graders are studying schools around the world, four Shorecrest tenth graders who were exchange students in Madrid, Spain, were invited to present about their trip.
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  • Zombies Strike Dystopian Literature Class

    by Natalie Updike, Upper School English Teacher
    Zombies strike again! In Ms. Updike's Honors English class for seniors, Dystopian Literature, Chargers worked in teams to beat the count-down clock in a zombie-themed escape room.
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  • Boys Basketball Weekly Update

    by Coaches Bearden and Moten
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. St. Pete Catholic: 66-51 Win!
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Saint Pete Christian: 57-43 Win!
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Lakeside Christian: 61-43 Win!
    District Quarterfinal: Varsity Boys Basketball lost to Admiral Farragut 51-77.
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  • Varsity Tennis Opens Season

    by Coach Davis
    The boys team came away with a decisive win 5-1! The girls team lost a nail biter 3-4. The next Varsity Tennis match is on Tuesday February 15 vs. Canterbury at Puryear Park.
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  • 2022 Spring Sports Information

    by Athletic Department
    Information about spring sports for students in grades 6-12 may be found here. If you are interested in trying baseball, softball, tennis, or track and field - this is your chance!
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  • MS/US Volunteers: Teacher Appreciation, Spring 2022

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Help SCA show how grateful we are to all the teachers and staff who make Shorecrest the special place it is for our children and our families!
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  • 2022-2023 General Calendar 

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Please see the attached calendar for the 2022-2023 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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  • JK Boat Construction

    by Brenda Rosas, ES Teacher, and Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Ms. Rosas and Ms. Trayer - teachers in The Experiential School of Tampa Bay - noticed that their Junior Kindergarten class had a deep interest in boats. The teachers attentively listened to students and used their interests as the starting point of a long-term investigation of boats that integrated math (shapes and measurements), language (stories, vocabulary, letter sounds), science (properties of matter, materials that float, engines, wind), social studies (maps), art, engineering and technology.
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  • Third Grade Shares “Be the Change” [Video, photos]

    by Third Grade Team
    Third graders are wrapping up a unit on Changemakers. A Changemaker is one who desires change in the world and gathers knowledge and resources to make that change happen. Over several weeks of study the students learned that everyone has the potential to make a positive difference. The culminating event was a performance, “Be The Change.
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  • Eighth Graders Rock Our World!

    by Dr. Lizz Angello, Eighth Grade English Teacher
    Last week the eighth graders shared their Rock Your World projects with Middle School students and faculty. As previously reported, the Rock Your World program guides students to use art and media to offer solutions to, or raise awareness of, global problems.
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  • Celebrating la Chandeleur

    by Hélène Simon, Middle School French teacher
    On the second of February, France celebrates la Chandeleur. The holiday mainly consists of eating crêpes and having fun with family and friends. Thanks to Lily F. and her mother, seventh grade French class had a taste of this delicious French food tradition.
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  • “Stand By Me”

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    A small moment at last week’s Lower School Town Meeting brought home to me how meaningful are the relationships formed between teachers and young children, and how that connection extends throughout their years at Shorecrest and across the many acres of this campus.
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  • Chargers Soccer win District Finals!

    by Athletic Department
    The Varsity Soccer teams won District Finals matches!
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  • Alumni participate in virtual College Life Panel [Video]

    by Stacy Alexander, Director of Alumni and Community Engagement
    The Shorecrest Alumni Association and Upper School hosted a virtual panel discussion on College Life during this week’s Junior and Senior Advisory. As students get closer to their commencement from Shorecrest, it is helpful to hear from some familiar faces about college experiences.
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  • Measuring Tall Buildings

    by Ashley Dernbach, Upper School Math Teacher
    How do you measure a building as tall as Charger Commons? Students in Mrs. Dernbach's Upper School Geometry class recently had a lab to answer that question. They used indirect measurement to find the height of tall structures around campus.
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  • New Virtual Campus Tour [Video]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Admissions Office and Marketing Department released an updated virtual campus tour for prospective families. Students Sean Sheikholeslam ’23 and Phoenix F. ‘30 are delightful tour guides and give narration regarding many of the fabulous programs available at Shorecrest.
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  • Shorecrest Human Rights Club’s Letter Writing Workshop

    by Sofiya Idiyatullina '23, Co-President of Shorecrest Human Rights Club
    The Shorecrest Upper School Human Rights Club recently hosted a letter-writing workshop. The club’s faculty sponsor, Ms. Elouej, facilitated the workshop with a focus on writing letters to government and other officials around the world in order to appeal human rights violations.
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  • Shorecrest Grandparents Tour Art Festival

    by Laina Coburn, Director of Philanthropic Giving
    A group of over 15 Shorecrest grandparents and special friends gathered to enjoy a docent-led tour of Art Festival Beth-El.
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  • Weekly Chargers Basketball Update

    by Coaches Bearden, Tallon, Moore, Trayer, Moten
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Keswick: 63-32 Win!
    MS Girls Basketball vs. Cambridge Christian: 11-20 Loss.
    JV Girls Basketball vs. Berkeley Prep: 26-22 Win!
    MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. St. Pete Christian: 17-30 Loss.
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Keswick: 58-35 Win!
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Northside Christian: 41-46 Loss.
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Academy at the Lake: 72-50 Win!
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Academy at The Lakes: 55-27 Win!
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  • Halfway through the School Year

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    Author A. A. Milne, best known for his Winnie-the-Pooh books, wrote a poem called “Halfway Down.” It’s about a little boy who likes to stop and sit on a special step, halfway up and halfway down the staircase. As we edge past the halfway point in our school year, there is a stanza that resonates with me.  
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  • Collaboration Across the Pond

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    This fast moving planet challenges us on a daily basis; and educators from all corners of the globe have learned that we should stick together and compare notes.
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  • MS Robotics Qualify for Regionals

    by Kristine Marquez Grant, Head of Middle School
    Shorecrest Middle School Robotics Teams, 1449 - The R2D2s and 1448 - The Force, competed in the West Florida First LEGO League qualifying tournament. Both teams received tickets to move forward to the regional competition in March!
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  • Shorecrest Delegates at GatorMUN 

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Social Studies Department Chair 
    Shorecrest delegates participated in a variety of committees at the 19th annual GatorMUN (Model United Nations) conference on the University of Florida campus. Committees at the three-day conference ranged from The Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and Disarmament and International Security, to historical committees, such as Egypt’s (1952-1957) Revolutionary Command Council, and Alcatraz 1934.
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  • New Issue of "The Chronicle" Published

    by Athena '22, Cían '22, and Grace '22, Editors of The Chronicle
    The January Issue of "The Chronicle," the Upper School's digital student newspaper, is officially released! We’ve got a great selection of stories written for you by some talented Upper School students, so do them a favor and check it out!
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  • Basketball Weekly Update

    by Coaches Bearden, Moore, Moten, Trayer
    Varsity Boys vs. Northeast High: 56-53 Win!
    JV Girls Basketball vs. Keswick Christian: 44-25 Win!
    MS Gold Basketball vs. Berkeley Prep: 22-26 Loss
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Manatee: 51-49 Win!
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Osceola: 55-36 Win!
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Northeast High: 21-61 Loss
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Manatee: 34-41 Loss 
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Osceola: 48-46 Win!
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  • Contributing Chargers: Lamb Family

    by Olivia Segalman, Director of Donor Relations
    Shorecrest’s Mission is augmented by the generosity of our parents, grandparents, alumni, and friends who support the school philanthropically or by effecting change locally, globally or right here at Shorecrest. We call these community members Contributing Chargers. This week we recognize Lindsey and Patrick Lamb as Contributing Chargers. Lindsey and Patrick are current parents of Bennett ’29, Nolan ‘31 and Sawyer ‘34. 
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  • Financial Aid Deadline: Jan. 31

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    The deadline for submitting a financial aid application for the 2022-2023 school year is January 31, 2022. This is a firm deadline. Find more info at https://www.shorecrest.org/admissions/tuition/affording-shorecrest.
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  • Updates from the College Counseling Office

    by College Counseling Team
    To continue to meet the needs of our juniors and seniors and their families, and to help provide college counseling support to students in younger grades, Shorecrest will add an additional counselor to the team starting with the 2022-2023 school year. 
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  • Facing Forward: What to Expect [Videos]

    by Alvanita Hope, Director of Enrollment Management and Financial Aid
    Shorecrest hosted three Facing Forward: What to Expect events. Each event gave families an overview of what to expect as they move through the divisions at Shorecrest.
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  • Evening Charge: Adult Workshops at Shorecrest

    by Kayla Brazee, US History Teacher
    Evening Charge: new workshop series. A variety of topics for adult members of the Shorecrest community and their friends.
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  • Florida State Jr. Thespian Festival 2022 Results

    by Stephanie McCarthy, MS Music and Thespian Director
    Shorecrest Jr. Thespian Troupe 88197 enjoyed attending the in-person Florida State Jr. Thespian Festival held at the Orlando Convention Center from January 13-15, 2022. The Chargers performed pieces for adjudication throughout the final day, earning a total of 26 individual awards!
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  • The Power of Empathy

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    When I learned that I had broken my ankle, I instinctively created a list in my head of things that were not going to work well. I could picture the inconveniences, the limitations, the disruption… and I could feel the pain because broken bones do hurt quite a bit. After figuring out the new logistics, I returned to campus hoping the days would be as normal as possible, but the one thing I did not anticipate was the reaction of the children.
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  • Evening Charge: a Shorecrest Faculty Workshop Series

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    A primary component of our school’s mission is to encourage lifelong learning. At Shorecrest we strive to create a learning environment where innovation and risk-taking are encouraged.
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  • MLK Dream Big Parade - Thank You! 

    by Roderick Avery Fludd, Director of Diversity and Inclusion
    Back at Shorecrest on the day after the 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dream BIG Parade, I reflected on how meaningful it was for our school community to not only attend the parade, but also to serve our greater community.
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  • Steinke as Mary Ann in "Gilligan’s Island: The Musical"

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest Vocal Music Instructor, Stacie Steinke, is currently appearing in the Gulfport Players Production of "Gilligan’s Island: The Musical." This family-friendly stage musical version of the popular and iconic '60s TV comedy show runs for another weekend at the Catherine Hickman Theatre in Gulfport.
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  • Weekly Soccer Recap, Varsity Girls Senior Night

    by Coaches Idinge, Hall, Montoya
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. McKeel Academy of Technology: 4-1 Win
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Largo High School: 4-0 Win at home on Senior Night!
    MS Boys Soccer vs. Carrollwood Day: 2-2 Tie
    MS Boys Soccer vs. St Stephen's Episcopal: 2-1 Loss
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Carrollwood Day School: 2-1 Loss
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  • Welcome Wesley Wells

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    After a long career as a Technical Writer and Learning Specialist, a recent relocation finally placed Wesley Wells and his family back in sunny St. Petersburg, where he is now providing Technology Help Desk support at Shorecrest.
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  • Weekly Basketball Update

    by Coaches Folwell, Tallon, Moten, Moore
    MS Boys Basketball Green Team vs. Sefner: 51-9 Loss
    MS Girls Basketball vs. Seffner Christian: 37-14 Loss
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Tampa Prep: 22-46 Loss
    JV Girls Basketball vs. Manatee HS: 51-4 2 Loss
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Saint Stephen's: 40-33 Win
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  • Freshman Foundation, Jan. 24

    by College Counseling Team
    College Counseling presents a virtual event for ninth graders and their parents/guardians. Learn what you can be doing to prepare for college right now.
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  • Scholastic Art Awards

    by Charla Gaglio, Chair of US Visual Arts Department
    Congratulations to the following Shorecrest Upper School students on a fantastic showing in this year's Scholastic competition.
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  • Connecting with the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    This weekend we honor the birthday and life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. A little-known aspect of Dr. King’s life is the impact of two summers that he spent working in a tobacco field in Connecticut. That experience would influence Dr. King’s decision to become a minister and heighten his resentment of segregation. That town was Simsbury, Connecticut, my home for fifteen years before coming to Shorecrest. It was always town legend that a young MLK spent time in Simsbury. In 2010, a local history teacher worked with high school students on a research project to investigate and later document the story about how his time in Simsbury shaped Dr. King’s life.
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  • Rich Normality

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    It’s not unusual to hear Reggio Emilia-inspired educators refer to their environments using the phrase "rich normality." The expression describes the social, emotional, physical and cognitive contexts to which they continually aspire.
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  • What Will Happen When You Litter

    by Eva O ‘29, The Green Team
    Shorecrest fifth grader Eva O ‘29 created the digital book “What Will Happen When You Litter.”
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  • Students Teach Progressive Era Reforms

    by Kayla Brazee, Upper School History Teacher
    In Shorecrest Upper School Honors U.S. History students are exploring the Progressive Era. To learn more about the time period, students were asked to create interactive presentations that focused on one Progressive Era reform. Each group taught a 10-12 minute class on their assigned reform that had to engage their peers in some way.
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  • Chargers Win Sailing National Championship

    by Shorecrest Parent
    Single-handed Championship: Co-captain Guthrie Braun '22 brings home national title! Danielson '22 finished fourth.
    Keel Boat Championship: Shorecrest Chargers finished fourth.
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  • MS Basketball Weekly Recap

    by Coaches Folwell, Trayer, Frey and Tallon
    MS Green Boys Basketball vs. Northside Christian: 20-45 Loss.
    MS Green Boys Basketball vs. Indian Rocks: 33-36 Loss.
    MS Boys Gold Basketball vs. Skycrest Christian: 11-36 Loss
    MS Girls Basketball vs. Indian Rocks Christian: 20-32 Loss
    MS Girls Basketball vs. Indian Rocks Christian: 22-32 Loss
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  • MS Soccer vs. Berkley: 3-1 Loss

    by Coach Hall
    MS Boys Soccer vs. Berkley: 3-1 Loss
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  • Weekly Soccer Recap

    by Coaches Idinge, Mcdonough, Montoya
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Academy of Holy Names: 1-2 Loss.
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. St. Pete High: 1-2 Loss.
    JV Boys Soccer vs. Cavalry Christian: 0-3 Loss.
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. St. Pete High: 5-2 Win!
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Countryside: 1-1 Tie.
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  • Spotlight on the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

    by Jane Boarman, Director of the CITL
    It is commonplace to acknowledge that the world is changing rapidly. For teachers to perform at the peak of their professional ability in the classroom, they need to be lifelong learners. Professional Development events, such as those hosted by Shorecrest’s Center for Innovative Teaching & Learning, enable teachers to learn alongside a community of educators who empower them to be experts in the craft of teaching.
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  • Happy New Year!

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    With the end of the first week of the new year, looking ahead seems to be a natural outcome.
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  • Erich Schneider Selected as Head of Upper School

    by Nancy L. Spencer, Head of School
    I am pleased to share with you that Erich Schneider has been selected as the Head of Upper School at Shorecrest. After an extensive national search that resulted in three strong candidates, the Search Committee agreed that Erich’s depth of experience, commitment to the Shorecrest community, and vision for the future of the Upper School, make him the ideal leader for our 9th-12th grade program. Having served as the Interim Head of Upper School since July, Erich will become the official Head of Upper School effective immediately.
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  • Maëlle’s Service Project 

    by Claire Horton, Fourth Grade Teacher
    Maëlle G. used parts from some old furniture from home to make a cabinet and filled it with masks and small hand sanitizer bottles. She donated the box to a food pantry before winter break (Beacon of Hope in Clearwater).
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  • Lovely Siblings

    by Adriana Hollenbeck, Head of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    I truly enjoy watching the older siblings who walk their little brothers and sisters to The Experiential School. Since there is a pattern that is so evident I thought I’d take the time to let you all know that you are doing a fantastic job as parents.
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  • Partner Paintings in JK

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Second grade and JK recently collaborated on paintings of plants and pollinators so the students could learn from each other.
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  • This Week in Soccer

    by Coaches Idinge and Montoya
    Varsity Girls Soccer vs. Osceola High School: 3-0 Win
    Varsity Boys Soccer vs. Osceola: 0-1 Loss
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  • Winter Break Basketball Update

    by Coach Bearden, Coach Folwell, Coach Moten, and Coach Moore
    MS Green Boys Basketball vs. Indian Rocks: 44-19 Loss
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Indian Rocks: 66-53 Win
    JV Boys Basketball vs. Indian Rocks: 63-20 Win
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Northeast High School: 54-38 Win
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. St. Stephens: 43-40 Win
    Varsity boys Basketball vs. Sarasota Military Acdemy: 67-26 Win
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Braden River: 54-28 Win
    Varsity Boys Basketball in Holiday Tournament vs. Manatee High School: 47-45 Win
    JV Boys Basketball vs. St. Stephens: 35-43 Loss
    JV Boys Basketball vs. St. Petersburg Catholic: 31-49 Loss
    Varsity Boys Basketball vs. St. Petersburg Catholic: 48-46 Loss
    JV Girls Basketball vs. Saint Petersburg Catholic: 34-10 Loss
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  • Shorecrest Students Support Clothes to Kids: Gently Used Clothing Collection

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    After Winter Break, Shorecrest students will collect, organize, and transport donations to Clothes to Kids.
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  • Understanding Incidental Expense Charges

    by Shorecrest Business Office
    Incidental expense charges include class fees, technology fees, tutoring, etc... and will be present throughout the year in your FACTS account. They should be paid within 30 days from the invoice date.
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