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Fifth Grade Explores Mount Agamenticus

posted Oct 9, 2019, 5:18 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fifth graders spent a glorious fall day atop Mount Agamenticus in York on Tuesday, October 8. While there, students and staff members witnessed the wildlife release of a turkey vulture!

Click here to view pictures and video from the trip (courtesy of Blayne Matty and Diana Westman).

Choose To Be Healthy Coalition To Hold Parent Workshops

posted Oct 8, 2019, 10:02 AM by Seth Cole

The Choose To Be Healthy Coalition and the Kittery Youth Committee are co-sponsoring six free workshops during the 2019-20 school year. These workshops are open to all caring adults in Kittery and York.

-October 23: Keeping Teens Safe: Preventing Underage Substance Use/Misuse, 12-1:30pm, Warner Building Conference Room, York Hospital
-November 18: Surviving Adolescence - Tools For Parents, 6-8pm, Kittery Community Center
-January 27: Adolescent Anxiety and Depression, 6-8pm, Kittery Community Center
-February 24: Raising Adolescent and Young Men Today, 6-8pm, Kittery Community Center
-April 1: Maine Integrated Youth Health Survey 2019 - What Does The Data Say?, 12-1:30pm, Warner Building Conference Room, York Hospital
-May 6: Marijuana, Vaping and Mental Health, 12-1:30pm, Warner Building Conference Room, York Hospital

Click below to learn more, or visit

"Inktober" Challenge Underway In Art

posted Oct 3, 2019, 8:41 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School students are encouraged to particpate in the Inktober drawing challenge. One ink drawing a day for the entire month, based off of a certain theme. Just pick up a pen and start drawing!

Click here to view drawings from Shapleigh students during the challenge!

Odyssey of the Mind Applications Now Available

posted Oct 3, 2019, 8:32 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School is now accepting applications for Odyssey of the Mind for grades 4-8.

Parents and students are encouraged to come to the parent information meeting at Shapleigh on Thursday, October 24 at 5:30pm. You may also check out for information, or see the attachment below.

Shapleigh Shark News For September Now Available!

posted Oct 2, 2019, 4:54 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Oct 2, 2019, 4:56 AM ]

The first Shapleigh Shark News monthly newsletter for the 2019-20 school year is now available! Read about news that took place in September in all five grade levels, including:

-4th graders learning the Engineering Process to create a complete circuit,
-5th graders practicing writing with sensory details on the Shapleigh playground,
-6th graders "doing math" to solve complex problems through a group approach,
-7th graders creating a mural to honor National Hispanic Heritage Month, and
-8th graders creating cornhole boards in STEM for physical education class.

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

Shapleigh Welcomes New Staff Members

posted Sep 25, 2019, 10:55 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School has recently introduced several new full-time staff members for the 2019-20 school year. Shapleigh welcomes the following to its community:

-Bethany Aumand (pictured on right), fourth grade classroom teacher
-Joe Bassett, Achieve teacher (and former Shapleigh School teacher)
-Christine Bastianelli, reading teacher (who served as a long-term sub last year)
-Yvonne Cedergren, educational technician ((who served as a long-term sub last year)
-Melissa Hasty, assistant kitchen manager
-Ethan Whited (pictured on left), fifth grade classroom teacher

In addition, Shapleigh has hired one lunch monitor in a part-time role, Kenneth Cedergren. Shapleigh is still seeking one more part-time lunch monitor.

A few staff members are in different roles in 2019-20 as well. Michelle Perry, formerly a fourth grade classroom teacher, is Shapleigh's interim assistant principal. Doug Bertrand, formerly Shapleigh's sixth grade math teacher, is now Shapleigh's STEM teacher. Gabe Bertrand, perviously a fifth grade classroom teacher, is Shapleigh's sixth grade math teacher. And Janis Watson, formerly the Achieve teacher, is Shapleigh's 8th grade case manager.

Shapleigh Celebrates Maine Harvest Lunch Week

posted Sep 16, 2019, 11:20 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School, in conjunction with schools from throughout the state, is celebrating Maine Harvest Lunch Week from September 16-20, 2019. Maine's annual harvest lunch week promotes fresh, local food in school cafeterias and teaches our children and youth where food comes from – including local farms, gardens and greenhouses.

This week, Shapleigh's school nutrition program is serving the following at Shapleigh School:

Monday: cheeseburgers, Maine baked potatos, corn on the cob and local apples from Giles Farm

Tuesday: sheppard's pie, warm dinner rolls and sweet oatmeal squares

Wednesday: fried rice, egg rolls, and sweet pineapple chunks

Thursday: hot chicken and gravy, mashed potatoes, roasted veggies and warm dinner rolls

Friday: pizza variety and fresh fruit choice.

Click here to learn more.

Shapleigh Seeking Lunch Monitors

posted Aug 29, 2019, 4:31 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School is seeking two part-time lunch monitors for the upcoming school year. The hours for the position are 10:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Monday through Friday on days when school is in session. The general purpose is to provide supervision and support for students during lunch periods. The main job tasks and responsibilities are to review and reinforce appropriate behaviors in the lunchroom, and to assist with managing behaviors to keep all students safe, as issues arise.

Click here to learn more about all Kittery School District employment opportunities and to apply.

Fall Sports Schedule Now Available

posted Aug 19, 2019, 8:14 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Aug 27, 2019, 6:45 PM ]

The Shapleigh School fall sports schedule is now available. Boys and girls soccer, boys and girls cross country, and girls field hockey will begin practice on Thursday September 5. Field hockey and both soccer teams open their season at Berwick Academy on Friday, September 13, while cross country's first meet is Thursday September 19. 

Click here or open the attachment below for the complete schedule (subject to change).

Seaside 4 Miler And 2 Miler To Be Held September 22

posted Aug 2, 2019, 7:13 AM by Seth Cole

Registration for the Seaside 4 Miler and 2 Miler road race is now available! The race - now in its ninth year, and the only road race this year in Kittery - will be held on Sunday September 22 in Fort Foster. 100% of the proceeds goes to Kittery schools. Click here to register now!

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