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Free Summer Lunches Begin June 24

posted by Seth Cole

The Kittery School Nutrition Program is excited to announce our summer lunch program at the Kittery Community Center, which runs from June 24-August 23. Available FREE to any child age 18 and under. Please take advantage of this excellent opportunity!

Channel 22 To Air Shapleigh Spring Music Concert

posted by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh School Spring Music Concert will be televised starting Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm on Kittery's Channel 22! It will show again at Thursday, June 20 at 8:15pm. The program will replay numerous times over the next few weeks. If you're not in Kittery, check it out at the link below. Thanks to Charles Dennault and Camden Wiles for filming and editing!

Click here to watch if you don't live in Kittery.

Shapleigh Recognizes 67 At Eighth Grade Promotion

posted Jun 13, 2019, 6:28 PM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jun 13, 2019, 6:32 PM ]

Sixty-seven eighth graders were honored at the Shapleigh School Eighth Grade Promotion on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Hundreds of family members and invited guests were on hand for the celebration, which included a variety of awards. In addition, the sixth and seventh grade band performed "March of the Majestics" and "The Star Spangled Banner, and the chorus sung "A Tribute to Queen".

Click here to watch the ceremony. See program below.

Free Sports Physicals To Be Offered June 12 And June 18

posted Jun 11, 2019, 9:46 AM by Seth Cole

​Is your student in need of a physical to participate in Shapleigh School Athletics during the 2019-2020 school year? If so take advantage of this opportunity with Atlantic Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine.

See attached Flyer regarding FREE Physicals June 12th and June 18th.

Shapleigh To Host "Spirit Days" June 10-12

posted Jun 7, 2019, 11:55 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jun 11, 2019, 9:44 AM ]

Shapleigh School students and staff will celebrate the final full week of the 2018-19 school year with "Spirit Days" June 10-12. On Monday, students and staff are encouraged to wear neon, clash, and have crazy hair. On Tuesday, students and staff can dress up as their favorite character. And Wednesday is the school's annual Field Day, with all five grade levels taking part in various friendly competitions throughout the day. Show that Shapleigh spirit!

Click here for photos from Spirit Days!

Shapleigh Fourth & Fifth Graders Enjoy Arts Fair

posted Jun 7, 2019, 11:48 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fourth and fifth graders enjoyed an "Arts Fair" on Monday, June 3. Students took part in a wide array of arts activities, including: glass painting, jewelry making, felting, circle weaving, digital flip books, and much more. Very cool!

For more information, click here.

Shapleigh Hosts Annual Celebration Of Learning

posted Jun 7, 2019, 11:40 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School students were showcased at the annual Celebration of Learning on Thursday, June 6, 2019. Hundreds of students, family members and guests explored the hallways of Shapleigh and enjoyed the samples of student work found in each grade level area. Each grade level and class also had exhibits on display, including:

-4th grade homerooms displaying animal research, student treasure books and various other exciting work,
-5th grade "Scavenger Hunt" with items on display from math, science, language arts, social studies and reading,
-6th grade "Cell-ebration" with an inflatable cell on display for people to tour in the gym,
-7th grade Reader's Theater video in Mrs. Fifield's Spanish room, and
-8th grade student ABC Books and presentations in the cafeteria.

So much more was on display (click attachment below for a complete list). Thank you students for all of your hard work, and to all family and guests that were able to attend!

Shapleigh Shark News May Newsletter Now Available

posted Jun 3, 2019, 10:45 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh Shark News monthly newsletter for May is now available! Read about news that took place in all five grade levels over the last five weeks, including:

-4th graders using stream tables to learn about the interactions between land and water,
-5th graders acting out the events that led up to the American Revolution,
-6th graders band and chorus members performing at the spring concert,
-7th graders enjoying several opportunities to think about future aspirations, and
-8th graders participating in a discussion with the substance free group Tidal Wavse from York High School.

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

World War II Survivor Speaks To Shapleigh Eighth Graders

posted Jun 3, 2019, 8:51 AM by Seth Cole

Brigitte Steltz, who lived in Germany during World War II (and is the grandmother of a Shapleigh School eighth grader), spoke to Shapleigh's eighth graders on Friday, May 31, 2019. Stealth spoke at length about growing up in Central Germany during the war, living in fear, the hunger she and others faced, and much more. Her story is quite remarkable - and her conversation with students can be listened to by clicking here (44 minutes in length).

Shapleigh Garden Group To Hold Plant Sale Sunday

posted May 31, 2019, 10:25 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated May 31, 2019, 10:25 AM ]

The Shapleigh School Garden Group will hold its annual Plant Sale on Sunday, June 2 from 10am-2pm at Kittery's Post Office Square. The group will be at the Kittery Community Market, with many plant varieties available for purchase. The find out more, visit

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