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Choose To Be Healthy Coalition To Host Events At KCC

posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:47 AM by Seth Cole

The Choose To Be Healthy Coalition of Southern York County will be hosting four interactive workshops at the Kittery Community Center. All workshops are from 6-8pm, with free dinner and childcare provided. The topics are:

Delving Deeper into Adolescent Anxiety and Depression - February 25
Social Media Forum for Parents and Adolescents - March 25
Accepting, Respecting, and Protecting Sexual and Gender Identity in Adolescence - April 29
Keeping Teens Safe: Preventing Underage Substance Use/Misuse - May 13

Click here for see attachment below for a description of topics, or visit

Seventh Graders Celebrate Shakespeare Day

posted Feb 15, 2019, 4:35 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Feb 15, 2019, 4:36 AM ]

Shapleigh School seventh graders enjoyed the last day of school before February vacation by celebrating "Shakespeare Day" on Thursday, February 14, 2019. Students in Nancy Sebert's language arts class participated in the event - click here to view photos.

Shapleigh School Celebrates STEM Day

posted Feb 12, 2019, 4:40 PM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School celebrated STEM Day on Tuesday, February 12. All five grade levels took part in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics-related activities, ranging from "STEM Olympics", to visits from Tufts University and the Center for Wildlife, to Raspberry Pis and virtual reality expeditions.

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Odyssey Of The Mind Fundraiser At Blitz On Feb. 14

posted Feb 8, 2019, 11:57 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Feb 12, 2019, 12:29 PM ]

Kittery's Odyssey of the Mind program will hold a fundraiser at Blitz Trampoline Park in Portsmouth, NH on Thursday February 14. Come anytime from 3:30-7pm, and one hour of jumping is just $17, with 20% of the revenue from ticket sales going to the Kittery OM program. Visit to fill out a waiver in advance, and see attachment below for more information.

Youth Lacrosse Information Night Set For Monday

posted Feb 8, 2019, 11:52 AM by Seth Cole

Kittery Youth Lacrosse will hold an Information Night on Monday, February 11 at the Kittery Community Center. Those eligible for 1-4th grade boys and girls lacrosse will meet from 5:30-6pm, and 5-8th grade boys and girls will meet from 6:15-6:45pm. Registration is now open at See attachment below for more information.

Mad Science Visits Shapleigh Fourth Graders

posted Feb 6, 2019, 6:48 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Feb 6, 2019, 6:52 AM ]

Shapleigh School fourth graders were treated to a fun, hands-on visit from Mad Science on Wednesday, February 6. Operating in Maine since 2001, Mad Science is all about sparking children’s imagination through scientific discoveries. Learn more at


Shapleigh Shark News February Newsletter Now Available

posted Feb 4, 2019, 6:10 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh Shark News February Newsletter is now available! Read about news taking place in all five grade levels at Shapleigh School, including:

-fourth graders traveling to the Boston Museum of Science,
-fifth graders concluding their Matter Unit,
-sixth graders creating a class argumentative essay,
-seventh graders chorus students taking part in an MLK musical tribute, and
-eighth graders enjoying a Conspiracy Theory Unit.

Click here to read this month's newsletter (compiled by assistant principal Katelyn Beach).

Shapleigh Students, Staff Create Memory Project Portraits

posted Jan 30, 2019, 11:47 AM by Seth Cole

Nineteen Shapleigh School staff members and three former Shapleigh students created a personalized portrait for a child from the Philippines as part of The Memory Project. The Memory Project is a nonprofit organization that invites artists to help cultivate global kindness by creating portraits for children around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as violence, war, extreme poverty, neglect, and loss of parents. Artists create these portraits to help children feel valued and important and to provide a special childhood memory in the future. 

Shapleigh artists were paired up with a child, who they received a photo of to use as inspiration for their portrait. They worked on their portraits after school and at home using drawing pencils, colored pencils, pastels and paint. The portraits are on their way to the children, who will receive them as gifts from the Shapleigh artists. 

Special thanks to the following staff and stuudents who worked on this very special project: Mrs. Bladen, Ms. Fickett, Ms. Le, Ms. Segedy, Mrs. Bertrand, Ms. Foster, Mrs. Fifield, Ms. Sebert, Mrs. Sweeney, Mrs. Page, Mrs. Plocinski, Mrs. Beach, Mrs. Sutherland, Mrs. Bigos, Mrs. Durgin, Mrs. Matty, Mrs. Pearl, Ms. Randall, Molly Randall, Mary Lombardi, Kiara Audette and Alexis Webb.


Caine Named Shapleigh's December Student Of The Month

posted Jan 22, 2019, 2:09 PM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fourth grader Camryn Caine was named the Rotary Club of Kittery's Student of the Month for December, it was recently announced. Caine was honored at the Rotary's monthly breakfast, held at Kittery Estates, on Tuesday, January 22.

Some quotes from staff about Caine:

"Camryn is a very positive force in my class. She is an excellent problem solver, and goes out of her way to be helpful. One day she decided that the pencils my rack needed to be organized- by size, naturally! She is a pleasure to have as a student!"

"Camryn is a hard-worker who always has a smile on her face. She is kind to others and always excited to try something new."

"Camryn is a true artist! She approaches her work with creativity and thoughtfulness. She puts in the time and effort to make sure that she is creating work of high quality. Not only is Cam hardworking, she is also polite and caring student who sets a great example for her peers around her. It has been a pleasure to work with her in art class this year and I am looking forward to many more art classes with her! Congrats, Cam - way to go.

"Camryn is an awesome choice for student of the month. She is a role model for her peers both academically and socially. She is a high achieving student due to her engagement in her studies, attentiveness to details, and constant desire to better herself as a learner. She has such a generous heart and is kind to everyone she meets. She is the one who notices when someone doesn’t have a partner or is playing alone and makes sure they feel included. She is always setting a positive example and I am one lucky teacher to have her in my class!"  

"Camryn is a creative and curious learner who is a wonderful part of her school community. She makes her peers feel heard in a group setting. She is enthusiastic about every new challenge in class and she works hard to raise the bar for herself while setting an example for her peers. She has a great, positive attitude and she is the kind of student that I look forward to getting to have in class for 5 years."


Shapleigh Holds School National Geographic Bee

posted Jan 17, 2019, 12:34 PM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jan 22, 2019, 6:06 AM ]

Shapleigh School held its annual National Geographic Bee on Thursday, January 17, with the top two students in each of the five grade levels participating. For the second year in a row, sixth grader Myles Seckler (second from right) was victorious, with eighth grader Conor McPherson placing second.

Other finalists (left to right): fifth graders Kyle Briner and Keira Durgin, eighth grader David Durling, fourth grader Finn Perry, McPherson, fourth grader Henry Twichell, seventh grader Samantha Bailey, sixth graders Ian and Myles Seckler, and seventh grader Emilio Jakubek. (Not pictured: seventh grader Kyree Lee).

Myles will now take a qualifying test to see if he advances to the Maine State GeoBee, scheduled for March 29. The National Geographic GeoBee National Championship is in Washington, D.C. May 19-22, 2019.

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