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Shapleigh School Holds Outdoor Education

posted Oct 17, 2018, 11:33 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School students took part in its annual Outdoor Education Day on Wednesday, October 17. All five grade levels spent several hours taking part in a variety of outdoor learning opportunities. Activities ranged from outdoor crafts to creating solar ovens, outdoor yoga to creating birdhouses, yard work to leaf identification, and much more. The Casey Savage Memorial Bench was dedicated as well. Thank you to Blayne Matty for coordinating!

Click here to check out the Shapleigh Facebook album from Outdoor Education Day.

Fifth Graders Explore Mount Agamenticus

posted Oct 10, 2018, 5:56 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fifth graders spent the day on Thursday, October 4 exploring nearby Mount Agamenticus. While there, students and staff were able to explore the Learning Lodge, explore various trails, look for patterns in nature, and learn how to use a compass. A classic fall day and good fresh air for all!.

Picture taken by educational technician Robin Walker

Free Disabilities Awareness Program To Take Place Oct. 17

posted Oct 3, 2018, 11:47 AM by Seth Cole

Building Kinder Communities: A Free Disabilities Awareness Program for Parents and Teachers, will take place on Wednesday, October 17 from 6-7:30pm at the Traip Academy library. The Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness is offering this free, fun, interactive evening program to help parents/guardians of our students. You will receive take-home resources and activities to share with your children! For more information and to RSVP, contact Mitchell School Counselor Dana Rickerich at

Shapleigh Shark News For September Now Available!

posted Oct 1, 2018, 5:58 AM by Seth Cole

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

-Fourth graders getting a walking tour of Maine with the Giant Traveling Maine Map,
-Fifth graders enjoying summer weather with some personal narrative outdoor writing,
-Sixth graders exploring Earth science and important dates of Earth's geologic history,
-Seventh graders decorating and personalizing their lockers while creating a "Learner Profile", and
-Eighth graders creating "Math Me" posters and "Personal History" timelines.

Click here to read the newsletter (compiled by assistant principal Katelyn Beach).

Seaside 4-or-2 Miler Donates To Kittery Schools

posted Sep 24, 2018, 7:01 AM by Seth Cole

The sixth annual Kittery K-8 PTA Seaside 4-or-2 Miler and Kids Fun Run was held on Sunday September 23, with 125 runners finishing the course on a beautiful morning in Fort Foster. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the race will go to Kittery schools to help fund grants.

Thank you to all who attended!

Click here for results from the race.

Click here for pictures from the race.

Shapleigh Nutrition Program, Maine Harvest Week Featured

posted Sep 20, 2018, 9:23 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh School nutrition program and Maine Harvest Week were featured in the Portsmouth (N.H.) Herald and the Seacoast Online newspapers on Thursday, September 20. Local renowned chef and Kittery parent David Vargas came to Shapleigh School on Wednesday to help prepare lunch for Shapleigh students. Shapleigh nutrition director Karen Sweeney was also featured in the article, which highlights Kittery school's strong connection to local food sources.

Click here to read the article, written by Hadley Barndollar (picture taken by Rich Beauchesne).

Digital Safety Expert To Speak In Kittery, York On Oct. 2

posted Sep 20, 2018, 8:32 AM by Seth Cole

Katie L. Greer, a nationally-recognized digital safety expert, will be speaking to all Kittery students in grades 6-12 during the school day on Tuesday, October 2. Greer will also hold a parent evening at 7pm that night in the Community Auditorium at York High School. 

This free event is brought to students and parents/guardians by the Department of Defense Education Activity Grant to Kittery schools, and the York High School Student Services team.

Click here for more information, or visit

"I Am Kittery" Apparel On Sale Until Sept. 24

posted Sep 17, 2018, 5:44 AM by Seth Cole

The Kittery K-8 PTA is selling Kittery "Spirit Wear" from now until September 24. "I Am Kittery" apparel celebrates all of the unique individuals who make up our school and town. Our goal is to give students, parents, staff, and local community members a way to show their local pride and support the Kittery K-8 PTA.

Click here to view the store and order apparel.

Shapleigh School 2018-19 Student Handbook Now Available

posted Sep 8, 2018, 5:00 PM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh School 2018-19 Student Handbook is now available. The 25-page handbook has all the information you need concerning Shapleigh's policies and procedures for students and parents. Click here to read the handbook.

Kittery PTA Seaside 4-or-2 Miler To Be Held Sept. 23

posted Aug 14, 2018, 4:49 AM by Seth Cole

The Kittery K-8 PTA will hold its annual Seaside 4-or-2 Miler road race on Sunday, September 23 at beautiful Fort Foster in Kittery Point. The course is a scenic out-and-back route with rolling hills. The 4-mile race is just $20, and the 2-mile race is just $15. Those age 10 and under can run either race for just $10. The races begin at 8:30am, with a kids free fun run to take place at 9:30am. Food and prizes will be handed out following the race. All proceeds help benefit Kittery schools. To sign up and for more information, click here.

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