Remembering Mr. Scott Wing ’13H

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 16, 2024 at 1:42 PM

Mr. Scott Wing ’13H, a longtime Pine Crest School community member, passed away on July 3, 2024. Mr. Wing was a former Head of Middle School and Head of School on the Boca Raton campus, spouse of an Upper School math instructor, parent and grandparent of Pine Crest alumnae and honorary alumnus of the Class of 2013. He joined Pine Crest in 1986 and retired in 2014

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Topics: Alumni Newsletter, Alumni, Faculty

Meet Brandon Goldberg ’24

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 25, 2024 at 12:54 PM

Brandon Goldberg ’24 joined Pine Crest School as a seventh grade student, already an accomplished jazz pianist. 

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Topics: Upper School, Fine Arts, 2024

Meet Noa Levin ’ 24

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 21, 2024 at 1:39 PM

Coming to Pine Crest School in eighth grade, Noa Levin ’24 was a new student in a new country. Originally from London, England, Noa and her family relocated to South Florida to be near family who had already made the transatlantic move, and for the beaches and weather.

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Topics: Alumni Newsletter, Upper School, Student Life, Student Leadership, Science, 2024

Meet Kenny Chan ’24

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 21, 2024 at 1:22 PM

Kenny Chan ’24 joined Pine Crest Upper School as a freshman. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Kenny said coming to Pine Crest for the first time was like being on a college campus.

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Topics: Alumni Newsletter, Upper School, Student Life, Athletics, Science, 2024

Meet Alicia Marzouca ’24

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 21, 2024 at 12:40 PM

 

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Topics: Alumni Newsletter, Upper School, Athletics, 2024

Life Lessons from Literature and Poetry with Dr. Brent Robida

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 29, 2024 at 12:00 PM

By: Asha Gandreti ’25

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Topics: Upper School, Faculty, Academics, 2024

Fostering Connections: Meet Middle School Teacher Mrs. Debbie Gibson

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 6, 2024 at 1:34 PM

Fostering connections is what Middle School English Teacher Mrs. Debbie Gibson enjoys most about working students. 

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Topics: Faculty, Middle School, 2024

A Q&A With Middle School Math Teacher Ms. Stephanie Jean-Philippe

Posted by Pine Crest School on May 6, 2024 at 9:36 AM

By: Madison Rechter ’26

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Topics: Faculty, Middle School, Robotics, 2024

The Power of Podcasts

Posted by Pine Crest School on April 12, 2024 at 10:00 PM

Jaime Legagneur ’97 has been proactive in the pursuit of her educational and career goals since graduating from Pine Crest. Wanting to experience something new while staying warm, Jaime attended Tulane University in New Orleans for her undergraduate degree.

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Topics: Innovation, Alumni, The Magazine, 2024

Meet Priya Ghanta ’24: Biology Researcher and Future Physician

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 28, 2024 at 4:09 PM

Pine Crest Upper School student Priya Ghanta ’24 has devoted the last four years to scientific research and music.

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, Fine Arts, Academics, Student Leadership, Science, 2024

Advocating for Grief-Supportive Communities

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 21, 2024 at 9:35 AM

Aron Weingard ’03 recalls that some of his fondest childhood memories were attending a sleep-away camp in Maine. He was unaware of it at the time, but his connection to this camp would prove to be a profound influence on his life and the lives of thousands of grieving children.  

Graduating from the University of Florida with a bachelor of science degree in Finance and then a master of science in Entrepreneurship, Aron’s career path led him initially to management and eventually to the wealth management industry. What is unique—and not an obvious step based on his background—is the fact that he has become a nationally recognized leader in the space of childhood grief.

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Topics: Alumni, The Magazine, 2024

Emerging Leadership In Pine Crest Middle School

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 1, 2024 at 8:33 AM

At Pine Crest Middle School, eighth grade students are offered a unique course option centered around emergent leadership. This course aims to nurture emergent leadership abilities, with a particular focus on developing skills essential to becoming entrepreneurs and leaders. Students will learn valuable skills such as collaboration, the art of public speaking, resiliency, and adaptability which are critical for their development as future leaders.

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Topics: Middle School, Academics, Pine Crest School, Student Leadership, The Magazine, 2024, emergent leadership

Advancing What’s Next for Pine Crest Students and Faculty

Posted by Pine Crest School on January 26, 2024 at 11:16 AM

Representing two legacy families, Stephanie (Basile) and Nick Economos, Jr. have been a part of the Pine Crest community since the late 1980s. 

Nick’s sister Elyse Parisi ’01 is a Pine Crest graduate, while Stephanie and her brother Sebastian attended Pine Crest from pre-kindergarten through eighth grade on the Boca Raton campus. As a former Pine Crest student, Stephanie said choosing Pine Crest for their children was an “obvious choice” but it took visiting the campus for Nick to agree. 

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Topics: Giving

A Lifetime of Smiles: Shawna Wanland Retires from Pine Crest After 24 Years

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 2, 2023 at 4:20 PM

Any Pine Crest student who has matriculated through pre-kindergarten on the Boca Raton campus in the last 20 years would likely recognize the words “pre-k” and “Ms. Wanland” as synonymous, with many recalling her friendly nature, bright smile, and warm hugs. As a member of the spirited, experienced, and enthusiastic pre-kindergarten team on the Boca campus, Ms. Shawna Wanland has retired from Pine Crest School after 24 years of service. 

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Topics: Lower School, Faculty, 2023

Recognizing Pine Crest School Coach Eileen Pliske

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 17, 2023 at 1:40 PM

Since joining the Pine Crest School community in 2006, Coach Eileen Pliske, Middle School Athletic Director on the Fort Lauderdale campus, led the varsity girls lacrosse program to 13 Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) district championships and two regional championship titles. To speak only about the titles she has as a coach would diminish the impact she has had on student-athletes throughout her time here.

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Topics: Athletics, Faculty, 2023

Freshman Year at Pine Crest School: Three Things to NOT Worry About

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 6, 2023 at 10:25 AM

By: Danielle Keyes ’24

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, Admission, Middle School, 2023

Glen Pierson ’23H Retires from Pine Crest after 29 Years of Service

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 21, 2023 at 12:06 PM

Glen Pierson ’23H, Assistant Head of Upper School and Dean of Students will retire this summer from Pine Crest School after 29 years. GP, as he is affectionately known by the students, began his career at Pine Crest in the Upper School science department as a chemistry teacher, although teaching was not always on Mr. Pierson’s radar. 

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Topics: Upper School, Athletics, Alumni, Faculty, Academics, 2023

A Return from the Wild to the Pine Crest School: Dr. Gabby Wild ’08

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 13, 2023 at 11:49 AM

By: Elani Kodner ’24

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Topics: Alumni, 2023

Meet Ben Weber ’23

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2023 at 4:03 PM

Joining the Pine Crest community in sixth grade, Ben Weber ’23 took advantage of what Middle and Upper School had to offer. He served as a positive force in and out of the classroom through his intellectual curiosity, enthusiasm, and hardworking nature.

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Topics: Innovation, Upper School, Science, STEM, outdoor learning, 2023

Meet Madison Huang ’23

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2023 at 1:56 PM

Madison Huang ’23 joined Pine Crest School as a freshman after attending science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) camp one summer. 

“I was able to work in the Zimmerman Family iLab, with different teachers,” she said. “The opportunities and resources that were available made me want to be a student here.”

STEM continued capturing Madison’s attention as an Upper School student. As a freshman, she applied to join the three-year social entrepreneurship program. 

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Topics: Innovation, Upper School, Student Life, Alumni, Entrepreneurship, STEM, 2023