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Seventh Grade To Attend Chamber Repertory Theatre Monday

posted Dec 15, 2017, 12:24 PM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School seventh graders will enjoy a performance of ENCORE!! at the University of New Hampshire's Paul Creative Arts Center on Monday, December 18. The performance is part of Chamber Repertory Theatre's touring schedule. Chamber Theatre Productions is the country's premier educational theatre company. Students will need a mid-morning snack and a bag lunch for the performance, scheduled to start at 10:30am and last until approximately 12:15pm. Due to the generosity of the Kittery K-8 PTA with a donation of $600, and the success of the seventh grade's September dance proceeds, this field trip will not cost families anything.

Holiday Food Drive Extended Until Tuesday!

posted Dec 13, 2017, 10:52 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School's Holiday Food Drive has been extended until Tuesday, December 19. So, you still have time to bring in any and all non-perishable food items for Kittery Baskets. The winning homeroom gets a pizza party! Get those items in!

Kittery K-8 PTA Barnes & Noble Book Fair Saturday!

posted Dec 8, 2017, 11:32 AM by Seth Cole

Come support both Shapleigh School and Mitchell School at the Kittery K-8 PTA Barnes & Noble Book Fair, taking place on Saturday, December 9 from 10am-3pm in Newington, NH. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Shapleigh and Mitchell schools. In addition, the Shapleigh School Brass Ensemble will perform holiday favorites, and Kittery author Ryan Higgins will be reading his latest book and doing a book signing. 


Also, please bring an unwrapped toy for the second annual Military Family Toy Drive, and take part in holiday crafts, raffles, gift-wrapping and more!

Can't make it to Barnes & Noble on Newington on Dec. 9? Then visitBN.com/bookfairs
 between Dec. 9-13, and enter Book Fair ID 12229647 at checkout.

Stuff-A-Bus At Kittery Outlets December 9-10

posted Dec 8, 2017, 11:30 AM by Seth Cole

Holiday Stuff-A-Truck will be at The Outlets at Kittery this weekend, collecting new unwrapped toys, clothing and stocking stuffers for the Kittery Holiday Baskets program. In partnership with A Perfect Move, come by Saturday or Sunday from 9am-4pm - drop off either at the truck at Outlets at Kittery 1, or at Customer Service next to Osh Kosh. Thank you for your generosity!

Shapleigh Students Attend Civil Rights Training

posted Dec 1, 2017, 5:48 PM by Seth Cole

More than two dozen Shapleigh School students in grades five and six attended a Civil Rights Team Project student training workshop on Friday, December 1. Students that attended are part of Shapleigh's Civil Rights club, with club organizers Kelly Martin, Eva Diharce and Allison Le attending today's training at Congregation Bet Ha'am. The training focused on the themes of similarities and differences, with two important truths explored: we are different from each other in many ways, and in spite of these differences, we are all a lot alike. 

Click here to view pictures from today's event.

Shapleigh Shark News November Newsletter Is Out!

posted Dec 1, 2017, 12:05 PM by Seth Cole   [ updated Dec 1, 2017, 12:07 PM ]

The Shapleigh Shark News November is now out! Read about news from all five Shapleigh grade levels that took place over the last few weeks, including:

-fourth graders competing in a Marshmallow STEM Challenge
-fifth graders participating in an exploration simulation where students become part of a sailing crew,
-sixth graders working on percentages in math,
-seventh graders finishing up their fraction unit, and
-eighth graders reading and analyzing William Golding's novel Lord of the Flies.

Click here to read more (thank you to assistant principal Katelyn Beach for producing!)

Student Art On Display at Kittery Community Center

posted Nov 30, 2017, 6:06 AM by Seth Cole

Dozens of Shapleigh School students will have artwork on display at the Kittery Community Center until January. Under the guidance of art teacher Aimee Sutherland, these students were selected based on the quality of their work. All are encouraged to stop by the KCC and check it out. Those featured include:


5th grade/Kaleidoscope Inspired Symmetrical Drawings: Malcolm Nadeau (pictured), Jonathan Gonzalez, Bayla Cassinelli (pictured), Ian Seckler, Ashley Gonzalez, Myles Seckler, Brandon Mosley, Camden Cyr (pictured), Sarah Carven, Delia Hartley, Jadyn Cline, Micah desBouvrie, Abigayle Piche-Spear, Angela Ancheta, Meredith McGonigle, Noah Toy, Eli Holben, Olivia Mandani, Autumn Jacques.


7th grade/Personal Mandala Drawings: Emme Hale, Emerson Bouffard, Sienna Taylor, Kiarra Rux, Michael Pitcairn, Niani Spencer, Siobhan Liebson, Erin Marquis, John Joe Reeve, Lyla Ashliman.


8th grade/Self-Potrait Hand Collage: Sam Stith, Aili Webb, Josie Considine, Allison Mosley, Cassius Armour, Carly Walker, Emily Sweeney, Eva Carr, Leah Beckwith, Arianna Rubianes, Emma Webb, Olivia O'Leary-Curcio, Lily Watts.

Watts Named Rotary's November Student Of The Month

posted Nov 29, 2017, 10:27 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Nov 29, 2017, 10:27 AM ]

Shapleigh School eighth grader Lily Watts was named Shapleigh School's Rotary Club of Kittery's Student of the Month for November, it was recently announced. Watts was honored at the Rotary's monthly Student of the Month Breakfast, held at Kittery Estates, on Tuesday, November 28. 

Some quotes from staff about Lily:

"Lily is amazing!  I only had her in my class for a few weeks this fall, but then she was pulled out to do an online math course since she was at such an accelerated level.  While she's been working on her online course, she has come into my classroom to ask questions for clarification, but also has come in to assist other students in their learning.  While she is working very hard to get ahead herself, she is also so kind and generous to help others with their learning.  What an awesome kid!"


"Lily is the poster child for kindness, respect, and tolerance. She is friendly to all she encounters and she has an open mind. She shows excitement for learning and effort to extend her knowledge. She's great at public speaking and debating. She is an avid reader and skilled writer. Her interests are varied, and she shares her interests willingly with others. She has a love of Pathfinder, a game similar to Dungeons and Dragons, for which she has created an after school club. She's a singer and ukelele player and has participated in after school meetings with a local musician to learn more about GarageBand. I've even played a deck building game about Harry Potter after school, which was really fun! I am sure she is destined for great things and I hope she comes back to share her adventures with us! I am honored to have been able to work with her."


"I had Lilly as a student in 6th grade and was completely impressed and overjoyed with her enthusiasm for learning and her contagious happiness. She came to class with a smile and an appetite to be challenged, and it was SUCH a pleasure to teach her!! This girl will change the world!"

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Lily is a truly exceptional student. She is kind and caring, bright and funny, hardworking, determined, and super friendly. She is very creative and helpful to students and adults."


"I had Lily as a student in 5th grade. I remember that she always did her best in her work. She always looked for ways to make her learning fun and meaningful. Her writing always has creative flair."


"I also had the opportunity to work with Lily in Student to Student last year. In that setting where we were planning activities for the whole school, Lily again showed her leadership skills. She was willing to take a lead role in working with younger kids to help plan activities for military families."


"As I have observed Lily progress through the grades at Shapleigh, she has continued to grow into a truly awesome kid. She is well deserving of this recognition."


"Lily is an awesome student.    She gives 100% all the time. She fun, compassionate, and nice.  I have never seen Lily have a bad day.  I would love to have a bouquet of Lily's in a class."


Photo by Brenda Bladen

PTA Barnes & Noble Book Fair To Take Place Dec. 9

posted Nov 28, 2017, 9:20 AM by Seth Cole

Come support both Shapleigh School and Mitchell School at the Kittery K-8 PTA Barnes & Noble Book Fair, taking place on Saturday, December 9 from 10am-3pm in Newington, NH. A percentage of your Barnes & Noble purchases will benefit Shapleigh and Mitchell schools. In addition, the Shapleigh School Brass Ensemble will perform holiday favorites, and Kittery author Ryan Higgins will be reading his latest book and doing a book signing. 

Also, please bring an unwrapped toy for the second annual Military Family Toy Drive, and take part in holiday crafts, raffles, gift-wrapping and more!

Can't make it to Barnes & Noble on Newington on Dec. 9? Then visit BN.com/bookfairs between Dec. 9-13, and enter Book Fair ID 12229647 at checkout.

We Are Kittery! Community Dialogue Set For Monday

posted Nov 28, 2017, 6:59 AM by Seth Cole

We Are Kittery! Working Together to Create a Bias and Harassment-Free Culture, will take place on Monday, December 4 from 6-8pm at the Kittery Community Center. Please join us for an interactive and engaging evening to address the challenges in our schools and community. 

Doors will open at 5:30pm for coffee and dessert. Childcare will be provided.

Please go to https://goo.gl/28EkFf to register for this event. Everyone is welcome. Registration is not mandatory, but we appreciate knowing if you plan to attend. 

 

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