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Shapleigh Celebrates Digital Citizenship, School Bus Safety Week

posted Oct 16, 2017, 10:13 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Oct 16, 2017, 10:44 AM ]

October 16-20 marks both Digital Citizenship Week and School Bus Safety Week, and Shapleigh School is celebrating both events.

Digital Citizenship is about empowering students with skills to think critically, behave safely, and participate responsibly online, allowing them to connect and collaborate in meaningful ways. Much more can be found at

School Bus Safety Week is an excellent way for parents, students, teachers, motorists, school bus operators, school administrators, and other interested parties to join forces and address the importance of school bus safety. More can be found at

Halloween Celebration To Take Place Oct. 21

posted Oct 13, 2017, 11:01 AM by Seth Cole

The Kittery Community Center and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard will hold the 15th annual Halloween Celebration on Saturday, October 21 from 10am-1pm on Frisbee Common at the KCC. There will be free pumpkins, pumpkin painting and carving, hayrides, games, food, bouncy houses, community groups, a costume contest and more. Don't forget to dress up in your spookiest or funniest costumes! This event is sponsored by Ovington Product, Mrs. & Me Ice Cream, and The Outlets at Kittery. Rain date is Oct. 22.

Veteran's Day Pancake Breakfast Set For Nov. 9

posted Oct 13, 2017, 6:32 AM by Seth Cole

Are you a veteran or active duty service member, or do you want to join us as we thank our community members for their service? Come to the Shapleigh School cafeteria on Thursday, November 9 for a pancake breakfast as our way of saying THANK YOU to our veterans. All are welcome!

Students in grades 4 and 5 (and their families) will have breakfast from 7:40-8am, and students in grades 6-8 (and their families) will have breakfast from 8-8:15am.

Kindly RSVP by October 27 to

S2S To Hold Donation Drive For Puerto Rico Victims

posted Oct 12, 2017, 6:41 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School's Student To Student (S2S) Club is organizing a donation drive to help out Puerto Rico. Monday-Thursday of next week (Oct. 16-19), S2S students will be outside, near the gym collecting donations during the morning drop off time. We are partnering with the Shipyard to collect items and transport them to Puerto Rico. Please check out the attached flyer for more information, and thanks for helping out!

Back To School Drive For Kittery Schools A Huge Success!

posted Oct 12, 2017, 6:39 AM by Seth Cole

A huge thank you to Kittery's Dunkin Donuts for organizing this year's Back to School Drive for Kittery Schools! Duncan Donuts' representatives visited Shapleigh School on Thursday, October 12 to give all supplies donated and purchased during the drive. Duncan Donuts donated $2 for every item donated, with the money to be used for playground gear and school supplies. Thank you Kittery Dunkin Donuts for your support!

Fifth Graders Hike Mount Agamenticus

posted Oct 6, 2017, 5:58 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fifth graders enjoyed perfect weather on Thursday, October 5 as they explored nearby Mount Agamenticus in York. While there, students and staff members engaged in science, math, language arts, and social studies activities that served as extensions of their classroom lessons. Students enjoyed lunch at the top of the mountain, and got plenty of exercise along the way.

Thank you to Blayne Matty for the pictures!


Shapleigh Shark News Monthly Newsletter Out!

posted Oct 2, 2017, 7:18 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh Shark News monthly newsletter is back and better than ever! Read about news in all five grade levels that took place throughout the first month of school! Stories in this month's newsletter include: eighth graders studying about how the brain learns, seventh graders "finding their spark" through multiple intelligences, sixth graders hearing from the Cromwell Center for Disability Awareness, and fourth and fifth graders receiving their school-issued iPads. 

Click here to view the September Shapleigh Shark News.

Cromwell Center Presents To Fourth, Fifth & Sixth Graders

posted Sep 27, 2017, 11:08 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Sep 28, 2017, 8:41 AM ]

Shapleigh School fourth, fifth and sixth graders recently participated in a disabilities awareness, sensitivity, and anti-bullying program presented by the Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness. A representative from the Cromwell Center was at Shapleigh earlier this month and spoke with individual classrooms, helping to build kindness, respect, and inclusion. 

Visit to learn more, or email You can also like them on Facebook.


Shapleigh Celebrates Maine Harvest Week Sept. 18-22

posted Sep 18, 2017, 11:53 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School is celebrating Maine Harvest Week from Sept. 18-22. Thank you to Greenlaw Gardens, Riverside Farm, Giles Family Farm and New Roots Farm for your local - and scrumptuous - produce. Also, some of our eggs this week are coming from Shapleigh School music director 
Jonathan Roth. A yummy week in store!

Shapleigh Welcomes 75 Fourth Graders

posted Sep 5, 2017, 5:34 PM by Seth Cole

Seventy-five fourth graders were welcomed to Shapleigh School on Tuesday, September 5 for their first day at their new school. Students met their homeroom and related arts teachers, found their lockers, familiarized themselves with the school, and much more. All five of Shapleigh's grades (4-8) will be at school beginning on Wednesday. Welcome to Shapleigh fourth graders!

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