Coach Dave Smith Reflects on 55 Years of Educating Students at Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 10, 2021 at 12:20 PM

Coach Dave Smith may be the only faculty member at Pine Crest School who can say that he has worked under every School president and every Athletic Director in School history — including time spent on the original campus location on Broward Boulevard.

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Topics: Upper School, Athletics, Alumni, Faculty, Middle School, 2021

A Career Well-Lived with Pine Crest Coach Ruth Bresnahan

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 8, 2021 at 1:29 PM

Coach Ruth Bresnahan, more affectionately known as “Coach B” around campus, has been a fixture of Pine Crest School athletics since 1988. However, her start at Pine Crest was actually in 1975 when she began working at Pine Crest Summer, known then as Pine Crest Day Camp.

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Topics: Upper School, Athletics, Alumni, Faculty, Middle School, 2021

Pine Crest Upper School Student Helps Pandemic-Affected Fort Lauderdale Residents

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 29, 2021 at 12:04 PM

Alexis Peddy ’22 loves to read. As an avid reader, encouraging and helping children access books has been a longtime interest of hers.

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Topics: Upper School, Student Leadership, 2021, Community Service

Taking an Inquiry-Based Approach to Civics in the Classroom

Posted by Pine Crest School on February 16, 2021 at 4:12 PM

In the early afternoon of January 6, 2021, students in Mrs. Trish Everett’s Post-Advanced Placement (AP) Political Science Seminar cast C-SPAN to the smartboard and began watching the joint session in the U.S. House of Representatives chamber. As lawmakers made their way through a count of Electoral College votes in alphabetical order by state, students were enthusiastic about experiencing their classroom lessons coming to life. 

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, Faculty, Academics, 2021

Building a Legacy of Excellence in College and Academic Advising: Marcia Hunt ’12H

Posted by Pine Crest School on January 22, 2021 at 8:47 AM

By Danielle Weisfisch ’20

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Topics: Upper School, Alumni, Academics, 2020, The Magazine

10 Questions with Upper School Head Joseph Walters ’95

Posted by Pine Crest School on November 5, 2020 at 4:39 PM

Pine Crest Head of Upper School Joseph (“Joey”) Walters ’95 wears many hats: he is an alumnus, the proud parent of two Panthers, Leah ’24 and Nathan ’31, an educator, and a member of the senior administration team.

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Topics: Upper School, Alumni, Faculty, 2020, The Magazine

What to Expect During the Pine Crest School Virtual Admission Process

Posted by Pine Crest School on October 26, 2020 at 4:34 PM

Admission season for independent schools is well underway. While families look forward to campus tours and face-to-face interviews during a school search, COVID-19 health and safety modifications require these activities to look a little different this year.

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Topics: Lower School, Upper School, Admission, Middle School, 2020

Strength Training Ushers in a New Era of Pine Crest Athletics

Posted by Pine Crest School on September 23, 2020 at 12:17 PM

By: Grace Pettee ’20

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Topics: Upper School, Athletics, Middle School, 2020

Pine Crest Upper School Journalists Meet Alumnus Grant Gittlin ’04

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2020 at 2:23 PM

by Connor Norris ’21

In March of 2019, 13 Upper School student journalists traveled to New York City to attend the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) Spring Convention. Before the conference, students had the opportunity to meet with Pine Crest alumni who work in media-related careers in the City. The alumni offered tours of their offices, spoke about their career paths, and answered students’ questions about working in media. Everyone enjoyed reminiscing about their Pine Crest experiences and reflecting upon what makes the School so special.

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Topics: Upper School, Alumni, 2019, Pine Crest School

Jared Browarnik ’12 and Brandon Halim ’14: Opening Roads at TheTake.AI

Posted by Pine Crest School on June 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM

by Daniel Hennelly ’21, Ilana Hutzler ’20, Karene Hermon ’21, and Jade Klacko ’21

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Topics: Innovation, Upper School, Alumni, 2019

Pine Crest Crestian Students and Alumni Receive CSPA Gold Circle Awards

Posted by Pine Crest School on April 27, 2020 at 9:16 AM

The Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) announced the winners from its 37th Gold Circle Awards program recently. This year, the awards attracted 5,757 yearbook and digital media entries submitted in 91 categories.

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, Future Ready

Planning Your Admission Visit to Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on January 30, 2020 at 10:21 AM

An important part of applying for admission to an independent school is getting to know the school and assessing if it is right for your family.

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Topics: Lower School, Upper School, Admission, Pre-kindergarten, Middle School, Pine Crest School, Pine Crest Summer

How Students Develop an Entrepreneurial Mindset

Posted by Pine Crest School on August 1, 2019 at 9:56 PM

At Pine Crest School, we believe our students must learn to be as agile and adaptable as possible.

High-brain human traits such as global understanding and empathy, deep thinking and learning, and complex problem-solving mindset through collaboration will distinguish our students and set them up for success.

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Topics: Alumni Newsletter, Lower School, Upper School, Student Life, Middle School, Design Thinking, Pine Crest School, Entrepreneurship

Student Entrepreneurs Make Their Name in The Community

Posted by Pine Crest School on July 1, 2019 at 2:59 PM

Upper School Students Rhea Jain ’20 and Neil Sachdeva ’21 were selected to join the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) in the fall of 2018. 

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, Middle School, Pine Crest School, Student Leadership, Entrepreneurship, STEM

Student Leadership: Pine Crest School’s DECA Chapter

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 28, 2019 at 3:49 PM

By Spencer Davimos ’22

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Topics: Upper School, Student Life, Academics, Pine Crest School, Student Leadership

Pine Crest School Science Classrooms Receive Anatomage Tables

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 22, 2019 at 8:25 AM

Pine Crest School received three Anatomage Tables recently.

Anatomage Tables are virtual dissecting tables that are generally used by medical schools such as the Mayo Clinic to allow medical students the opportunity to perform virtual autopsies. One Table is located in an Upper School Huizenga Family Science Building classroom. The additional Tables are located in the Middle School life science classrooms — one on the Boca Raton campus and one on the Fort Lauderdale campus.

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Topics: Upper School, Faculty, Admission, Middle School, 2019, Academics, Science, STEM, Pine Crest Summer

The Evolution of Music Education: 14 Years of Musical Growth

Posted by Pine Crest School on March 19, 2019 at 11:01 AM

 

By Biddi Solomon ’20

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Topics: Lower School, Upper School, Faculty, Admission, Middle School, 2019, Pine Crest Fund, Pine Crest School, Music, Pine Crest Summer

Successful Study Habits: How to Read for Memory

Posted by Pine Crest School on February 28, 2019 at 11:54 AM

By Emily Roy ’20

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Topics: Upper School, Admission, Middle School, 2019, Social and Emotional Learning

Transitioning to Pine Crest Upper School

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 17, 2018 at 12:22 PM

By Sophia Lieuw-Kie-Song ’22

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Topics: 2018, Upper School, Student Life, Freshmen, Admission, Pine Crest Summer

Experiencing 14 Years of Dance at Pine Crest School

Posted by Pine Crest School on December 12, 2018 at 2:58 PM

By Emily Roy ’20

Dance is one of seven Fine Arts offerings at Pine Crest School. From pre-kindergarten through grade twelve, students are exposed to different forms of dance that increase in difficulty over time.

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Topics: 2018, Lower School, Upper School, Student Life, Pre-kindergarten, Fine Arts, Middle School, Dance, Pine Crest Summer