Lead Stories
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.

The Class of 2015 Celebrates Five Student-Athletes
Five student-athletes from Pine Crest School's Class of 2015 signed National Letters of Intent today to advance their academic and athletic careers to the collegiate level.

Pine Crest Film Students, Alumni Stand Out at All American High School Film Festival
Pine Crest School film students and alumni were recognized at the All American High School Film Festival held on October 23 to 26 in New York City.
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Upper School News
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.

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.
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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
District VII Thespian Competition
Pine Crest Fort Lauderdale Students Participate in the District VII Thespian Competition

Pine Crest Students and Faculty Produce a Fabulous Rendition of "Gypsy"
In November, more than 60 Pine Crest Lower, Middle, and Upper School students and faculty members came together to perform Pine Crest's annual musical, which was a rendition of the Broadway musical, "Gypsy" (1959). The show received enthusiastic applause from audience members and Cappies student reviewers.

Boca Raton Middle School Band Students Selected for All-District Concert Band
Seven students from the Middle School Band auditioned and were selected to perform in the 2015 All-District Concert Band.
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Parent News
Open the World to Our Students!
During this season of giving, we thank you for your partnership and wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season!

Opportunities for You: 2015 Pine Crest Auction & Gala
By now, many of you have heard about Pine Crest School’s “Great Gatsby Auction & Gala” event scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the beautiful Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa. We hope you are excited about geting involved with our all-school auction adventure! Click here for details.

Pine Crest Fund Hosts Joint Volunteer Committee Meeting
The Pine Crest Fund volunteers held a joint committee meeting this week on Pine Crest School's Boca Raton campus.  The Boca Raton Middle School jazz ensemble opened the meeting with several outstanding group numbers and solos. Nel Bloom and Randi Schwartz, Chairs of the Boca Raton and Fort Lauderdale Pine Crest Fund Committees respectively, spoke of their appreciation for all the hard work that is done every day by each and every volunteer on behalf of our School.
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