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2018

Recent News

  • Now Collecting Used Books

    by SCA Board
    Time to clean out those bookshelves! Please consider donating any used childrens' books you have to SCA's Oldie Goldie Book sale. You can send books in with your child or drop them off at the drop bins located in your child’s classroom areas and front office.
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  • Critical Thinking

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Recently, while in a discussion about how African Americans are portrayed in US history, one of our students commented that during the Third Grade Class Play, African-Americans were recognized for their efforts to oppose slavery but not for their contributions to providing freedom and liberty. Those of us who watched the production this year enjoyed the show. The students loved performing and the audience enjoyed the music and historical tidbits. Yet, when put under the lens of equity and racial justice, the production clearly leaves out the contributions of African Americans and other ethnic groups who make up the fabric of our American society.
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  • Experiential School Announcements

    by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Announcements from and updates to Dr. Sherri Danyali's weekly email to Experiential School parents.
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  • LOWER SCHOOL ANNOUNCEMENTS

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Experiential and Lower Schools
    Announcements from and updates to Dr. Lisa Bianco's weekly email to Experiential School parents.
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  • Middle School Announcements

    by Jonathan Davis, Head of Middle School
    Announcements from and updates to Jonathan Davis's weekly email.
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  • Upper School Announcements

    by Tom Dillow, Head of Upper School
    Announcements from and updates to Tom Dillow's weekly parent email.
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  • 5 Shorecrest Seniors Advance to National Merit Finalists

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Shorecrest seniors Charity Chen, Mitchell Greene, Hunter Holland, Kyle Mullins and Sylvia Smith have been named National Merit Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. All five students were named National Merit Semifinalists and have advanced to the next round of competition.
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  • Alpha and JK Families Celebrated Valentine's Day [photos]

    by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    At The Experiential School Valentine's parties, families engaged in Valentine's-Day-themed sensory experiences, participated in making crafts, and enjoyed a holiday snack.
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  • Boys soccer: Chargers Advance to State Semi-Finals

    by Corey Long, Tampa Bay Times
    Shorecrest (17-1-2) will advance to play at Tallahassee Maclay on Saturday in the state semifinals. Canterbury finishes its season at 23-3.
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  • Career Day 2018

    by Kate Merritt, Director of Alumni Programs
    On Friday, February 9th, the Shorecrest Alumni Association sponsored its annual Career Day program for Shorecrest Upper School sophomores, juniors and seniors. Students had the chance to hear from 25 different speakers - alumni, parents and friends of the school - who discussed their industries and how to break into their given field of work.
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  • Engineering the Pier with 4th Grade

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    Fourth graders have begun an in-depth investigation of engineering, learning basic principles of structural engineering including shapes, forces, materials, and loads. Over the course of the project they will welcome various guest experts, conduct experiments, and use the new St. Petersburg Pier as their case study.
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  • Enhancing School Safety

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Yesterday's devastating attack on a Florida high school strikes fear into the hearts of families everywhere. It is particularly jarring to those of us who spend so much of our lives at schools and feel safe and at home there. While I cannot, in good conscience, promise that violence will never happen at our school, the systems we have in place strive for maximum safety and security without making the school feel like a prison in lockdown.
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  • Making Mazes in JK

    by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
    Mrs. Craver's junior kindergarten students collaborated with a visiting friend to design a maze for their hermit crab. Problem-solving how to form the turns was accomplished through conversation and joint planning. Success! The crab enjoyed navigating around the challenging structure and the engineering and building team was enthused watching the crab travel through their maze.
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  • The ABCs of Self Defense

    by Kathy Marlor Kozlowski
    Join us Saturday, April 28, 10am - 12:30pm, for an empowering self-defense class where you'll apply what you learn as you learn, through role playing and drills. This is the perfect training for young adults moving away from home or off to college.
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  • Upper School French Exchange Program

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    French high school students who attend Lycée Bayen in the champagne region of France arrived on campus Wednesday morning and will stay through Tuesday, Feb. 27. Upper School Shorecrest students are visitng France from March 8-17. This is the 23rd year Shorecrest and Lycée Bayen have conducted an exchange program.
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  • Upper School Robotics qualifies for FL State Championships

    by Richard Rho, US Computer Studies & Robotics Teacher
    Last weekend, both of the Upper School robotics teams, 6104A (Autonomoose) and 6104B (Chargers), went to River Ridge High School to compete in their final robotics qualifier. The day involved competing with 28 other teams from the Tampa Bay area. Both of our teams finished as a top 8 team. Based on their skills score, 6104B was able to qualify for the FL State Championships, which will be held at Florida State Fairgrounds in Tampa on Monday, February 19.
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  • Clothing Drive for Lakota Sioux people

    by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
    In an effort to further support the Lakota tribe on the Service Week trip, the Chargers registered for the trip would like to make the following request:
    If you are beginning spring cleaning of your closets and come across gently used clothing for all ages, please bring them to the US lobby bins set up below Ms. Morlando's desk. They will be collecting through February 28th. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
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  • Transform Construction Forums, Feb 20 & 21

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 20 and 21, Shorecrest will host two Construction Forums and Q & A sessions that will detail the future plans for transforming our lower campus beginning this summer. Current and incoming families will have the opportunity to learn more details about the upcoming project and its effects on campus, as well as have their questions answered.
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  • CHARGER WINNINGS now Online!

    Charger Winnings are an online auction of events, sign-up parties, and special experiences for students hosted by faculty and staff at Shorecrest! Charger Winnings also include some parent parties hosted by community members. All proceeds benefit the Shorecrest Community Association (SCA).
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  • Save the date for The Little Event, April 28

    by Caroline Leies & Alicia Warburton
    Every-other-year SCA hosts a formal fundraiser for Shorecrest called The Big Event. Because this is an off-year, we're taking things down a notch with a Little Event.

    Plan to join your fellow parents at the St. Petersburg Shuffleboard Club on April 28th. More details to come!

    To be part of the planning team, contact Alicia Warburton at alicia@hollandandrightmyer.com.
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  • Save the Date: 23rd Annual Golf Tournament - 4/14

    by Debe Shenkman, Advancement Coordinator
    Mark your calendars for Shorecrest's 23rd Annual Golf Tournament! Please join us on April 14, 2018 at Feather Sound Country Club. Check-in opens at 11:30am, shotgun start at 1pm, followed by dinner and awards at 5pm.
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  • Upcoming Relay For Life Events

    by Relay Leadership Team
    Coming up:
    • Relay Lunch 2/21
    • Relay Night at Chipotle 3/13
    • Relay Car Wash 3/31
    • Relay For Life 4/6
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  • Boys Soccer Regional Finals, Feb 14, at SPS & online

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The Varsity Boys Soccer Chargers have advanced to Regional Finals! Cheer them on at Haskell Field on Wednesday, February 14 at 7pm. The boys will host Canterbury Fort Myers.
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  • eSmart Technology Recycling Partnership

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    The Shorecrest Outdoor Club is pleased to partner with eSmart Recycling for the One Million Laptops Campaign, an international campaign to bring technology to underserved communities. Shorecrest is hosting an electronics drive now through the month of February. Bins will be located in each division office and in the Shorecrest Library. Click to see a list of accepted items.
     
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  • Nominate for Janet Root Volunteer of the Year Award

    by Lindsey Lamb, SCA President
    Many wonderful people give their time, energy, and effort to Shorecrest each year! If you know of someone whose contributions have been outstanding, please nominate that person for the 2018 Janet Root Volunteer of the Year Award. Nomination forms are due by April 9.
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  • Summer Camp Registration Open Online

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Registration for summer camp is open online. There is a great variety of choices this year! In addition to new themes and activities in the summer day camp, there are more adventures for all ages, and camps for foreign language, STEAM, coding, dolls, chefs, animal lovers - even some for parents!
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  • What’s in Your… Head?

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    Jennifer Garner has made the phrase, “What’s in your wallet?” one of the most memorable expressions for an ad since “Can you hear me now?” While the advertising world has found memorable questions and witty characters like the Geico Gecko to remind us to buy a certain product, people concerned with human motivation have found that affirmations can set the tone for achievement.
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  • MS Regional Science Fair Results

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science
    Congratulations to the following Shorecrest students on their performance at the Regional Science Fair: 
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  • Third Grade Wetlands Projects

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Third graders were so excited to dive deeper into their learning and become experts regarding wetlands. Students worked hard creating presentations, practicing skits, cutting pictures for the tri-fold boards, and creating wetland worlds in Minecraft.
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  • Middle School Scholastic Arts Awards

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Four of the seventh grade stop motion animation movies created this year have won Scholastic Arts awards and were invited to a ceremony on Feb. 7 at Gibbs High School. In addition, several students won awards for drawing and digital art.
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  • Alpha at the Master Fire Station

    by Nicole Carson, Alpha Teacher
    The Alpha classes visited The St. Petersburg Master Fire Station this week as part of their Community Helpers and People In Your Neighborhood Project. These wonderful firefighters gave the children the tour of a lifetime! The children went through the living quarters, rang the giant old bell, climbed through the hook and ladder truck, and watched as one of the firefighters donned all of the heavy protective equipment they wear for a "run."
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  • Congratulation Jr. Thespians at States!

    by Stephanie McCarthy, Jr. Thespian Director
    Jr. Thespians performed in the 3-day State Festival at the Orlando Convention Center last weekend with amazing results! Come see some of our acts at the upcoming MS Variety Show on February 23rd.
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  • Forensics Meet Results

    by Lillian Booker Nelson, Public Speaking, Theatre, and Debate
    Forensic speech is the study and practice of public speaking and debate, according to the American Forensic Association. School and college contests are patterned after ancient Greek competitions at public forums. 27 Middle School students attended the most recent meet, last Wednesday. Here are the Shorecrest results:
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  • January Citizens of the Month

    by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Experiential and Lower Schools
    Congratulations to our January Northeast Exchange Club Citizens of the Month for the 2017-18 school year: First Grade - Elliot G; Second Grade - Logan S; Third Grade - Morgan H; Fourth Grade - Emily M.
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  • Second Graders Earn their Wings

    by Natalye Horne, Second Grade
    Ms. Horne's sister, Kelsey, is a a flight attendant for Endeavor Air (a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines). Every year she visits Ms. Horne's second grade students and changes her classroom into a mock airplane so they can "go on a trip.” She shared about traditional food eaten in Iceland, languages heard in Italy, and even about experiencing the Dia de los Muertos celebration and other customs in Spain.
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  • Upper School Model U.N. 2018, Chicago

    by Kurt Wahlgren, Upper School Social Studies Department Chair
    On January 31st, Shorecrest delegates flew to Chicago to participate in the 30th annual Model United Nations of the University of Chicago (MUNUC). The conference lasted four days and operated twenty-five different committees. These committees ranged from Disarmament and the African Union, to historical committees, such as, the 1960 Cuban Government.
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  • Varsity Girls Soccer Win Regional Quarter-Finals

    by Neal Wolfrath, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
    On Tuesday night, the girls varsity soccer Chargers beat Seffner Christian 8-0 to advance to the Regional Semi-Finals. Tuesday's game set a school record for goals scored in a Regional match. The girls play Indian Rocks Christian on Friday night (2/9) at 7pm on Haskell Field. Come on out to support them as they battle for a third consecutive Regional Final appearance!
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  • Re-enrollment Open, New Student Applications Open

    by Admissions Department
    Re-enrollment for the 2018-19 school year at Shorecrest opened online Thursday, February 1. Please complete the re-enrollment process by Thursday, February 15 to guarantee your child’s space for next school year.
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  • Boys soccer: Shorecrest recaptures missing district title

    by By Chuck Frye, Times correspondent
    After a disappointing early exit from the Class A, District 6 tournament last season, Shorecrest Prep’s mission Saturday night was twofold — to climb its way back to the summit while defeating the team that took its place, St. Petersburg Catholic. Done and done, as the Chargers humbled the defending champs, 2-0, at Indian Rocks Christian.
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  • Competitive Cheer Off to State Championships!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Congratulations to our Competitive Cheer Team for placing 7th in the Region 3 Championships. They will be heading to Gainesville on Monday morning for the FHSAA 1A Competitive Cheerleading State Championships on Monday, Feb. 5 at the Exactech Arena in the The Stephen C. O’Connell Center on the UF campus in Gainesville.
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  • Independent Bay area school working to create diversity, inclusion on campus

    by Dalia Dangerfield, Bay News 9
    An independent Bay area school has launched a new effort to recruit a more diverse population to its campus. Shorecrest Preparatory School hired a Director of Diversity and Inclusion, Roderick Fludd, who holds real-life discussions on controversial subjects with faculty, staff and students.
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  • Why I Chose Shorecrest

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    When I narrow down the options parents have in Pinellas County and Tampa Bay, Shorecrest becomes an obvious choice for families and students seeking high level academics and character development.
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  • Duo of Shorecrest Seniors Earn U.S. Presidential Scholar Nomination

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing & Communications
    Mitchell Greene and Hunter Holland, both graduating seniors at Shorecrest Preparatory School, have been named candidates for the 2018 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.4 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2018. Both Greene and Holland have been recognized because of their exceptional performances on the ACT/SAT.
     
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  • National History Day SPS Results

    by David Hodgson, Seventh Grade History Teacher
    Congratulations to the following Middle School students moving on to the Pinellas County History Day competition on March 2 & 3 at Largo High School.
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  • America's Kids - Third Grade Show [video & photos]

    by Robert Mitchell, LS Music Teacher
    Third graders dazzled their audience with their knowledge of United States history as they performed the musical "The American Dream." Thank you to teachers and parents for making this experience so memorable for the students!
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  • 34th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Students, faculty and staff were excited to welcome visitors for Shorecrest's 34th Annual Grandparents & Special Friends Day! After a continental breakfast in the Athletic Center, nearly 600 guests of grandparents, great-grandparents and special friends were ushered into the Janet Root Theatre for performances from all ages.
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  • ST. PETE STEAMFEST HUGE Success

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On a sunny Saturday in January, 1000 eager visitors assembled on the campus of Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg to participate in a variety of family-friendly activities, all centered on the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math - or STEAM.

    Shorecrest has sponsored and hosted the event since its inception in 2016. “STEAM subjects and projects are a part of what we do everyday at Shorecrest,” says Dr. Anna Baralt, Shorecrest Director of Educational Technology and STEAMfest Committee Chair. “We launched STEAMfest as an outlet for sharing this kind of engaging, experiential learning with the greater community.”
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  • Parent Training Programs vs. Overparenting Behaviors [video]

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    On Thursday, January 25, the Shorecrest Community Association hosted Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay, as its guest speaker. Sherri has more than 20 years of experience in early childhood education. Sherri's doctoral research focused on the effects of a parent training program on overparenting behaviors. She shared her inspiration for the topic, approach, and research findings with Shorecrest parents at the January 25th SCA meeting.
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  • An Immigrant’s Journey

    by Sandra Janack, MS Social Studies Teacher
    Fifth graders at Shorecrest recently completed a cross-curricular project, incorporating skills and knowledge from Social Studies, Art, Technology, and English classes to help them understand the immigrant experience at Ellis Island in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

    After learning about what prompted millions of people from all over the world to leave their countries of origin and risk the journey to the United States, students created a character and developed a background story for him or her. Many students chose to interview family members and use their own families’ history for inspiration; others created the character from their imaginations.
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  • Art Awarded by Scholastic and Temple Beth-El [updated]

    by Charla Y. Gaglio, Visual Arts Chair
    Congratulations to our Upper School visual arts students for awards and recognition from Scholastic and Temple Beth-El for their artwork. Each piece represents months of work on the part of each student. On behalf of art teacher Aaron Sober and myself, we could not be more proud! The Scholastic Writing Awards have also been announced, and two Shorecrest students from Bill Leavengood's playwriting class have been recognized: 
     
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  • ESSAY CONTEST WInners: WHAT DOES TOLERANCE MEAN IN YOUR LIFE?

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest friend Norm Bungard has once again provided award money to students who wrote outstanding essays. This year, Mr. Bungard encouraged students to think deeply about their attitudes toward tolerance of ideas in response to the question, “What Does Tolerance Mean in Your Life?” Click to find out who won!
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  • Girls Varsity Soccer Three-peat!

    by Neal Wolfrath, Girls Varsity Soccer Coach
    On Friday night, the Girls Varsity Soccer team captured their third straight District title. The game marked the fifteenth consecutive appearance in the District Championship game for the girls varsity program. As a result of winning Districts, the Chargers will host the Regional quarterfinal game against Seffner Christian on Feb. 6 at 7pm at home. Be sure to come on out and support the girls in their quest for a fourth trip to the State Final Four!
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  • Guardian Ad Litem Club Goes to Court

    by Rachel Cannella '21
    On January 29, six teens from the Guardian Ad Litem Service Club got the amazing opportunity to go to the courthouse and sit in on some family court hearings. They saw court hearings that varied from arrested teens to custody and foster care cases. The visit was very eye opening, especially because most of the arrested teens were around the same age as the Club members. It was hard to watch some of the parents of young children who were having to be pushed and pulled between both of their parents.
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  • INTERACT PARTICIPATES IN PROJECT LINUS

    by Jessica Thorn, Upper School Math Teacher
    Members of the Upper School Interact service club made blankets to donate to Project Linus. The program gives the blankets to patients at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. The blankets provide a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need. 
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  • Kindergarten parent Talk, Feb 21

    by Kindergarten Teaching Team
    Hand in Hand: Teachers and Parents Elevating the Independence of Young Children.
    Join us on Wednesday, Feb. 21st at 8:15am in the library classroom.
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  • Post-Season play for Soccer, Girls Basketball and Boys BBall Senior Night

    by Athletics Department
    Girls Varsity Soccer: on to Regional Quarterfinal Feb. 6
    Boys Varsity Soccer: District Semi-Finals Feb. 2
    Girls Varsity Basketball: Districts Feb. 6
    Boys Varsity Basketball: Senior NIght Feb. 8
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  • Movie Under the Stars: The Incredibles - FRIDAY!

    by Relay For Life Team Leads
    Join the Shorecrest Community on Friday, Feb 2, for a Movie Under the Stars on Shorecrest's Hernandez Family baseball field - featuring "The Incredibles!" Entrance to the movie is free, food items sold are a Relay For Life fundraiser.
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  • Athletics Teams Updates

    by Jeff Raab, Athletic Director
    Girls Varsity Soccer: District Championship Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:00pm at St. Pete Catholic vs. Indian Rocks Christian.
    Boys Varsity Soccer: Friday, Jan. 26 at 7:00pm at Jesuit.
    Girls Varsity Basketball annual PINK game on Monday, January 29 benefiting American Cancer Society.

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  • Blood Drive 1/31

    by Leddon Zwack '21
    Please participate in our Blood Drive January 31!
    The OneBlood bus will be parked next to the Admissions Office on Wednesday, January 31 from 10am-4:15pm. Donors will receive a wellness checkup, cholesterol screening, a Chick-fil-A gift card good for one meal, and a $20 off coupon for Carrabba’s. 
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  • Compassion

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    The silver lining around much of the sadness experienced by the Shorecrest community in recent months has been the extraordinary levels of compassion, support, and generosity that students, teachers, alumni, and families have demonstrated. Denny Stypinski said that he thinks if he told Kristin Leary and the Shorecrest Cares group that he needed a car, they would want to know what make and model he wanted. He and many others are overwhelmed by the support the community offers in a time of need.
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  • Eighth Grade Coastal Restoration on Campus

    by Kathryn Jeakle, Eighth Grade Marine Science Teacher
    Thanks to a mini-grant made possible by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program eighth graders are restoring an area north of Haskell Field to be replanted with native species. The Chargers did a great job of removing invasive plants and are excited by the idea of making the area look better as well as making it a healthier ecosystem for our channel and our native animals.  
     
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  • Sixth Grade Science Fair 2018 [video & photos]

    by Curtis Cruise, Sixth Grade Science Teacher
    The 2018 Shorecrest Preparatory School Science Fair was a huge success. Judges from among our science teachers as well as scientists from the local community evaluated projects, ranging from topics such as bacterial growth and removal, trash clean up, soggy cereals and effective shampoos. Each project also included a QR code leading to a short video explaining the project.
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  • Sixth Grade Common Ground Adventures [photos]

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Last week just after sixth graders wrapped up their Science Fair showcase, they embarked as a grade on a two-day/overnight field experience. Common Ground Adventures is a bonding, team-building opportunity.
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  • ATTENTION VARSITY BASEBALL PARENTS (*updated 1/29)

    by Coach Dattola and Coach Wolf
    Parents and guardians of Varsity Baseball Chargers are invited to a team meeting on Saturday, Feb. 3 at 11:30am after baseball practice in the stands.
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  • London Trip: Where Theatre Meets History

    by Ron Heller, US History Teacher
    Are you thinking about Spring Break? Here's the perfect idea: a Theatre History trip to the UK! A detailed itinerary may be provided upon request by emailing Ron Heller at rheller@shorecrest.org or Cheryl Lee at clee@shorecrest.org. The trip is opened to parents and Upper School students.
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  • MS Girls Soccer Ends Season with Awards

    by Coach Betsy Dougherty
    The MS Girls soccer team ended their season this week with an impressive record of 11-1. The only loss was the first game of the season against Berkeley with a score 2-1. The team included 20 players, several of whom were new to the game. Congratulations to the team for an amazing season!  
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  • Varsity Girls Basketball Senior Night

    by Coach Vid Buggs
    Chargers 42 - Indian Rocks Christian 38
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  • SCA Shorecrest Cares Committee - Supporting Our Community

    by Kristin Leary, Shorecrest Cares Committee Chair
    The SCA Shorecrest Cares Committee is a quiet, behind-the-scenes group of volunteers that makes a big impact where the Shorecrest community needs it most. Shorecrest Cares responds to community members' needs when there is an illness, death, or other difficult situation. The support can take many forms, from food delivery to childcare arrangements, depending on the needs of the family.
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  • SPRING ATHLETIC TRYOUT DATES

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  • Tennis Program Announcements and Tryouts

    by Jeff Raab, Athletic Director
    We have exciting news to share with you about the tennis program. Coach Davis has been very busy over the summer and fall helping to improve the program. As a result, we secured our home courts for this coming season earlier than we have ever done before. Tennis tryouts will begin Monday, January 22​.
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  • MLK Dream Big Parade and Day of Service

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    On Monday, January 15, more than 60 members of the Shorecrest community joined the greater St. Petersburg community to march in the MLK Dream Big Parade in downtown St. Pete. 2018 marked the school’s sixth consecutive year participating in the celebration.
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  • A Loss to the Shorecrest Community

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    I am sorry to share that our dear colleague, friend, and Shorecrest parent Monica Stypinski passed away on January 17 after a courageous battle with cancer for the past six months. Monica's family has asked that we share a note and some family photos with you.
    The wake for Monica will be held Sunday, January 21 from 1-5pm at Anderson-McQueen on MLK and 22nd Ave N. The funeral will be on Monday, January 22 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church at 11am.
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  • Boys Varsity Soccer Host Clinic at Academy Prep

    by Coach Jason Montoya
    On Wednesday, January 10, the Boys Varsity Soccer team hosted a soccer clinic for the middle school students at Academy Prep. The Shorecrest players were split into groups and charged with creating their own drills to teach ball control, passing/receiving, shooting and defending.
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  • State of Shorecrest: Financial Operations [video]

    by Rachel Barrett, Director of Marketing and Communications
    The Board of Trustees and Administration of Shorecrest Preparatory School presented the second installment of the State of Shorecrest Community Meetings on January 16 in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest. The content of the community forum was the Financial Operation of Shorecrest.
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  • The New Year’s Resolution

    by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
    How can you have more than one priority? The Cambridge Dictionary defines the word priority as “something that is very important and must be dealt with before other things.” The word “priority” took on a plural attribute in the 20th century. We got so busy trying to do two things at once and juggling three, four, or five balls at a time or spinning 5, 6, or 7 plates at once, we changed the meaning of the word and concept of a priority. We now have priorities.
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  • Author Angela Cervantes Visits

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    Shorecrest third and fourth graders were excited to welcome author Angela Cervantes to the Janet Root Theatre on January 18. She is the author of three middle grade novels, "Gaby, Lost and Found,"  which was named Best Youth Chapter book by the International Latino Book Awards and a Bank Street College of Education’s Best Books of 2014; "Allie, First At Last," a Sunshine State Book for 2017; and a junior novelization of Disney/Pixar's new animated movie "Coco."
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  • Upper School Robotics at VEX Competition

    by Richard Rho, US Computer Studies & Robotics Teacher
    The Upper School Robotics teams participated in their second competition last weekend at Berkeley Prep. 28 teams from surrounding areas competed in the VEX Robotics competition. Our two teams, 6104A - Autonomoose and 6104B - Chargers, brought the latest iterations of their robots to compete. Team Autonomoose placed 16th and team Chargers earned 5th place. 
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  • Nicolas H. Wins SPS National Geographic Bee - 3rd year in a row!

    by Raffi Darrow, Ebytes Editor
    The National Geographic Geography Bee was held in the Janet Root Theatre on January 16. The top two geographers from grades 4-8 competed on stage plus last year's winner. The Shorecrest Champion was sixth grader Nicolas H. For the last two years he won at Shorecrest and also qualified to compete at the state level.
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  • Flu Season

    by Deirdre Dillow, School Nurse
    For the sake of the community, please keep your child home from school if he or she has any symptoms of the flu such as headache, fever, sore throat, coughing, body aches and pains, chills, fatigue, nausea or vomiting. Please encourage frequent handwashing at home as we have been doing here at school.
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  • Northeast Little League Spring Tryouts

    by Northeast Little League
    Come out and celebrate 60 years of community by registering for Spring Baseball, Softball or T-ball! 
       
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    • Red, White, and Blue Club Cooks Dinner for the Firefighters of Station #4

      by Tate Mayo '19
      Red, White and Blue Club members discovered two years ago that the firefighters of Station #4 on Fourth Street serve Shorecrest. Since then Chargers have been preparing dinner for them a couple times each year to show their appreciation.
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    • Upper School takes on The Ringling Museum of Art

      by Ron Heller, Ninth Grade History teacher
      Last Thursday, Ms. Gaglio, Mr. Sober, Mr. Alonso, Ms. Ekblad, Mr. Heller, Ms.Udwin and parents Kim Carr and Michele Farley escorted 140 students to The Ringling. All grades were represented in classes from AP Art to Global Studies. Students were immersed in Western and Eastern art and a photo retrospective entitled Aftermath: The Fallout of War - America and the Middle East. The group also toured the Ca d’Zan, home of the Ringling family with its lovely gardens.
       
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    • SCA Speaker: Overparenting, Jan 25

      by Dr. Sherri Danyali, Director of The Experiential School of Tampa Bay
      I am honored to serve as the upcoming SCA speaker on Thursday, January 25. As an educational leader, I aspire to help students self-actualize and to educate parents in methods that support children’s beneficial development and well-being. During the past ten years of my twenty-two while working in a school setting, I have seen overparenting grow as a problem.
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    • Making the Best of Our Time Together

      by Mike Murphy, Headmaster
      2017 ended with the tragic plane crash in Costa Rica that took the lives of Shorecrest family members, Mitch, Leslie, Hannah, and Ari Weiss. The memorial ceremonies, funerals, symbols of support like moments of silence and arm bands will be some of the ways we move through the grieving process for the loss of a family of very special individuals.
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    • December Citizens of the Month

      by Dr. Lisa Bianco, Head of Experiential and Lower Schools
      Congratulations to our December Northeast Exchange Club Citizens of the Month for the 2017-18 school year: First Grade - Dov S., Second Grade - Campbell N., Third Grade - River C., Fourth Grade - Chloe T.
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    • JV Boys Basketball vs Carrollwood

      by Coach Saunders
      Chargers vs Carrollwood Day School: 52-53 loss
       
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    • MS Girls Soccer vs Out-of-Door

      by Coach Betsy Dougherty
      Chargers vs. Out of Door: 2-1 win
       
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    • Host a French Exchange Student and/or Visit France

      by Kam O'Horo, Upper School French Teacher
      As part of the 20+ year exchange Shorecrest has had with Bayen High School in Châlons-en-Champagne, France, Upper School students are invited to participate in this year's service learning trip to France from March 8-17, 2018. First we will be visited by the students from France. You are invited to host a French student from February 13-27, 2018.
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