Lead Stories
Coach Herman Boone Inspires Pine Crest School Students
Middle and Upper School students rose to their feet to applaud Coach Herman Boone, who brought messages of motivation and inspiration to Pine Crest School this week.

Lauren Houle '15 Named a Semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search
Pine Crest School senior, Lauren Houle '15, has been named a semifinalist in the Intel Science Talent Search for her research titled "Investigation of Autophagy in Huntington’s Disease Using a Mutant Huntingtin Knock-in Striatal Cell Line."

Serving the South Florida Community
Pine Crest students shared their time, talent, and treasure with the South Florida community this semester.

Mark Gilbert '74 Confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand
Mark Gilbert '74 has been confirmed to the post of U.S. ambassador to New Zealand. Mark is a Pine Crest alumnus and former Chair of the School's Board of Trustees.

Pine Crest School Seniors Reach Semi-Final, Final Round of Siemens Competition
Congratulations to Pine Crest's Elizabeth Donoway '15, Lauren Houle '15, and Genevieve Selden '15 on their semi-finalist recognition by the Siemens Foundation in the Siemens Competition for Math, Science & Technology.
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Upper School News
Nine Upper School Students Inducted into the STN Honor Society
Nine Pine Crest Upper School students have been inducted into the Student Television Network (STN) National Honor Society.

CBS4 Executive Producer Speaks with PCTV Students
CBS4 Executive Producer Miguel Fernandez sspent time in Pine Crest's PCTV studio recently and spoke to Upper School students. Miguel spoke about how to be a good intern in a television newsroom and what he looks for when hiring. He then answered questions from the students about the news industry.

Pine Crest Senior Presents at Regional Finals of Siemens Competition
Pine Crest's Elizabeth Donoway '15, one of six southeastern Regional Finalists in the Siemens Competition for Math, Science & Technology, presented her research, "Effects of Surface Morphology on Enhanced Photoelectrochemical Properties of Nanocrystals,"in November at Georgia Institute of Technology.
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Pre-Kindergarten - 8 News
Pine Crest Students Take Part in the Hour of Code
Pine Crest students in Lower, Middle, and Upper School took part in the Hour of Code last week. The Hour of Code is part of a global movement to introduce people to computer science, demystify code, and show that anyone can learn the basics. Pine Crest's event provided unique and engaging opportunities for faculty and students to collaborate and try new strategies to learn about coding.

Fifth Graders Tackle Toothpick Bridge Building Project
Fifth graders on Pine Crest's Fort Lauderdale campus recently competed in an exhilarating bridge building project where they worked in teams to design a bridge that would hold the most weight. The catch? The bridge must have been constructed with toothpicks!

Middle School Students Explore the Realities of Personal Finance
Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale math teacher, Mr. Robin Nesbitt, recently lead his eighth-grade Math Applications students in an exploration of the realities of personal finance.
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Athletics News
Pine Crest Student-Athletes Wrap Up Stellar Fall Season
Congratulations to Pine Crest's girls and boys cross country, girls and boys diving, girls volleyball, and girls swimming teams for advancing to state competitions!

Pine Crest Crew Team Supports 'Holiday Without Hunger'
On Saturday, December 6, Pine Crest's crew team took part in the "Holiday Without Hunger" food packaging event with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Broward County.

State Runner-Up Finish for Boys and Girls Cross Country
In historic fashion the Boys and Girls Varsity Cross Country teams both finished as State Runner-Up at the State Championships that were held in Tallahassee on November 15!  

Austin Fields Wins Second Repeat FHSAA 1-meter Diving State Championship title
Austin defeated runner up Robbie Costine, Frostproof  senior,  by 10.9 points in a closely contested championship event.  Austin finished with 490.45 points, a 24 point improvement from his last year’s  winning point total. 
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Arts News
Twenty Pine Crest Middle School Students Inducted as ITS Members
Twenty (20) Pine Crest Boca Raton Middle School students were inducted as new members of the International Thespian Society (ITS) Troupe 88585 during the Classic Desserts Performance Friday January 23. ITS is an honorary group for middle and high school theater students and is a division of the Educational Theatre Association (EdTA). 

Thirty-Seven Students Represent Pine Crest at Florida All-State
Thirty-seven (37) Lower, Middle, and Upper School students represented Pine Crest School at the Florida Music Educators Association Conference from January 14 to 17 in Tampa. To qualify, students were tested on music theory, sight reading, and quality of performance.

Boca Lower School Art Displayed in Art Show
Artwork from 20 Lower School students' was selected for "Art in Public Places."  The artwork will be on display during the month of February at the Boca Raton Community Center.
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Parent News
Open Your Golden Auction & Gala Envelope!
There are less than 60 days left until Pine Crest School's Great Gatsby Auction & Gala, which is scheduled for Saturday, Marcy 14! Parents, you should have received a spectacular invitation in a golden envelope in your mailbox. More than 120 event tickets have already been sold, so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

Momentum Heats Up for The Pine Crest Fund!
Volunteers for The Pine Crest Fund brought in the new year with extremely informative meetings on both campuses thanks to David Kirschner, Trustee, Chair of the Finance Committee and Pine Crest parent, who spoke of the financial impact of The Pine Crest Fund on our students and our School from his respective viewpoints.    

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