Shorecrest is proud to announce that we will be hosting RJ Palacio for a discussion on her widely acclaimed young adult book "Wonder".
Pinwheels for Peace
Ms. Artze's advisory created Pinwheels for Peace for World Peace Day on Sept. 21. The students were reflecting on 9/11 right before they started their projects.
Middle Division students created their own sun shade so they could enjoy their lunch outside!
The 7th grade girls health class learned about the skeletal system this week. They participated in a lab day where they explored the bones and joints used in the activity of their choice. They had to work as a group to identify and describe what was happening with each movement.
Melanie F., Alana J., Ashley B., and Jasmine L.
The 8th grade girls health class learned about their heart this week including how different activities effect their heart rate. They also calculated their target heart rate zone which will be used in Physical Education to interpret their level of exertion.
Brooke B., Olivia R., and Channing C.
MD Clubs During CTA Period
This Thursday the MD students began their club activities during the CTA period. Middle schoolers signed up for a wide variety of clubs. Some clubs relate to academic opportunities, such as the Geo Bee,There's an App For That, and Model UN clubs. Other clubs have a more artistic bent, such as Drawing, Digital Art, Recycled Art, and Forensics. Teachers also offered clubs that give students an opportunity to try something completely different while at school, with clubs like Step Club, Stock Market Simulation, Fishing, and Community Service. Students will stay in their current clubs through January before getting a chance to pick something different for the second semester.
Eighth Grade DC Trip Registration
The eighth graders will be going to Washington D.C. February 20 - 23, 2013. It should be a fantastic trip once again, highlighted by a White House tour, a visit to the new Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, and special trip to the Folger Shakespeare Library.
WorldStrides travel agency is handling the registration. To sign up, please visit www.worldstrides.org. The Shorecrest trip number is 78319.
Families interested in financial aid should contact Mr.Davis. Families with questions about the trip should contact Mr. Dionne.
Middle Division Art
Eighth grade students are learning the characteristics of their faces by drawing blind contours. They will be drawing self-portraits to include in a canvas collage.
Willie Wonka Auditions
Auditions for the Middle Division musical "Willy Wonka Jr." took place on Tuesday and Wednesday. The performances will be December 12 -13.
Fifth Grade Boys: Cub Scouts Informational Meeting
Looking for More than A Few Good Boys…
Is your son in first through fifth grade? If so, we’d love you to come to our Scouting information and sign up event on Wednesday, September 19 in the Student Activity Center, from 6-7:30 pm., where pizza and juice will be served for all attendees. Shorecrest Pack 303 is looking for new scouts for every grade as well as parent leaders in several grades. If you are a parent and cannot volunteer as a leader, we still welcome your son! This event is also for existing members to renew their membership.
For those who cannot make it that evening, a sign up time will also take place in the SAC from 2:45-3:30 that afternoon or by appointment (see contact information below).
What are Cub Scouts?
Cub Scouts, part of the Boy Scouts of America, range from grades one through five, moving from Tigers, Wolves, Bears, Webelos 1 and Webelos 2 respectively. Each year the scouts work on a variety of required achievements – in categories such as academics, sports, technology, citizenship, outdoorsmanship, community service, etc. – to move up to the next level. The ultimate goal for Cub Scouts is to achieve Boy Scout level at the end of the fifth grade, or Webelos 2, year.
Our Pack meets several times a year for Packwide events, and each grade level group also meets separately for events and times of their own choosing. Many of our events take place at offsite venues and during field trips, but most of the individual groups meet on campus for regular meetings.
Some Event Examples:
Last year our group participated in a host of exciting, rewarding and skill building exercises. To name a few:
· Campouts to Hillsborough River Camping and Ft. Desoto - with a host of activities including kayaking, water safety, Nerf Gun Wars, biking, skits, campfires, group cookout (See ebytes link to last year’s event)
· Sleeping under a rocket at Kennedy Space Center and meeting with astronauts at a special Salute to Scouts (See ebytes link to last year’s event)
· Visiting Legoland as a group
· Car building and racing fundraiser for Relay For Life team
· Group trips to Rays game including Scout Parades on the Field
· Meeting with the Mayor of St. Petersburg
· Ronald McDonald Holiday Service Project
· Ice Cream Social and Swim Party
· Blue and Gold Banquet: End of Year Wrap-up and Swim Party. (See ebytes link to last year’s event)
· Pinewood Derby Car Race - The Pinewood Derby is a racing event and long standing tradition for Cub Scouts. The boys, with the help of parents, design and build their own cars from wood, usually from kits containing a block of pine, plastic wheels and metal axles. The racing event is an exciting event for the boys, but the design and building process is just as big a part of the process and can take several weeks.(See ebytes link to last year’s event)
These are just a few of the events. Come find out what else we will do this year!
Scouting is not only a lot of fun, it is a great way to teach and reinforce important attributes such as respect, responsibility and perseverance. Scouting is not about race, religion, or politics, but about teaching all participating young men to become ethically and (physically and mentally) accomplished good citizens and leaders.
Think about this: of the 294 pilots and scientists selected as astronauts since 1959, more than 180 were active in Scouting. In fact, of the 12 men to physically walk on the moon's surface, 11 were involved in Scouting. Many other men who were Scouts have gone on to become leaders in their fields. Here are just a few:
Barack Obama (President)
George W. Bush (Former President)
Bill Clinton (Former President)
Gerald Ford (Former President)
Neil Armstrong (First person to walk on the Moon)
Steven Spielberg (Famous Hollywood film director, screenwriter, producer)
Michael Bloomberg – (Mayor of New York City, founder of Bloomberg News)
Donald Rumsfeld (Secretary of Defense)
H. Ross Perot (Businessman and Politician)
Sam Walton (Founder of Walmart)
Frederick Reines – (Nobel Prize winner in Physics)
Jimmy Buffet (Famous Musician)
Bill Gates (Microsoft Founder)
John F Kennedy (Former President – See his note to his father about an allowance increase for Scouting)
Rev. Martin Luther King (Civil Rights Leader)
Daniel Radcliffe – (Actor – Famous as Harry Potter) (British Scouts)
Paul McCartney - (Famous Musician) (British Scouts)
Other Scouting Statistics*:
· 64 percent of Air Force Academy Graduates.
· 70 percent of Naval Academy Graduates.
· 72 percent of Rhodes Scholars.
· 85 percent of F.B.I. Agents.
Join us on Wednesday September 21, in the Student Activity Center to see what it is all about and to sign up! Any questions, or if you cannot make it and are still interested in possibly joining, please contact Catherine Russo Cobb at email@example.com or 727-698-3551.