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Seventy-Six Eighth Graders Promoted

posted Jun 22, 2017, 10:37 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School held its annual Eighth Grade Promotion on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, with 76 students presented certificates. Several special awards were also handed out during the hour-long ceremony, including:

-"Word is the Word" - to Brian Chambers

-Morrison-Gootch Award - to Addyson Hale

-Academic Superstar - to Kiara Audette

-Military Star Student - to Trinity Sharp

-Eighth Grade Citizenship Award - to John Barr and Rachel McCarthy

-Eighth Grade/Related Art Team Awards

In addition, the eighth grade chorus sang a beautiful rendition of "Let It Be", the sixth and seventh grade band performed the March of the Majestics and The Star Spangled Banner, and art teacher Aimee Sutherland created the Eighth Grade Slideshow with pictures of all eighth grade students.


Click here to view a video of the Eighth Grade Ceremony.

Front row, left to right: Yolanda Ares, India Allen-Irizarry, Lauran Barstow, Mortimer Tarr, Kiara Audette, Henry Lord and Jacob Goode.
Second row, left to right: Trinity Sharp, Ashley Engel, Charles White, Emerson Brown, Leila El-Badry, Caroline Finley, Gillian Brayne and Brian Chambers.
Third row, left to right: Ryan Pinkham, Hunter Frost, Ryan Wilcox, Jordan Kofos, Kathleen McPherson, Kaylin Moriarty, Zacharie Morrow and Gunnar Palm.
Fourth row, left to right: Devon LaRoche, Jack Bouffard, Treshaun Brown, Walter Driscoll, Esteban Betancourt, William Davis, Rian Gibson, Noah Finley, Thomas Saiauski, Joseph White, Tristen Thacker and Colby Miller.
Fifth row, left to right: Meredith Chase, Keelia Clarkson, Brynn Tuttle, Annika Huntress, Finnian Shea, John Barr, Rachel McCarthy, Bennett Christiansen, Seamus Reeve, Brooke Lankford and Jordan Polanco.
Sixth row, left to right: Autumn Yurick, Caroline Couperthwait, Zadie Lauer, Alizay Toussaint, Claire Barbour, Jennifer McCluskey, Antonia Eaton, Shyenne Diaz, Mary Lombardi, Darnell Polanco, Logan Cibroski and Jackson Tobey.
Back row, left to right: Kelsea Palm, Abigail Pitcairn, Eliza Pereira, Addyson Hale, Kassandra Hawkes, Brennan Desmond, Oscar Foye, Haleigh Stenta, Abigail Mulligan, Samantha Buffington, Berhanu Stevens, Cooper Salema, Noah Trent and Caiden Denzler.

Summer Meal Options in Kittery!

posted Jun 22, 2017, 7:24 AM by Seth Cole

Check out some of the great programs we have in Kittery helping make sure all Kittery students are fed throughout the summer! Thank you to Kittery School Nutrition for all of your support!


Click here for information on Summer Meals for Kids & Teens at the Kittery Community Center.

Click here for information on Meals 4 Kids at Post Office Square (10 Shapleigh Road).


Shapleigh Shows Spirit At Field Day!

posted Jun 21, 2017, 2:15 AM by Seth Cole

Spirit was on full display on Tuesday, June 20 as Shapleigh School held its annual Field Day. Classes and grades worked together and showed tremendous sportsmanship in 10 different outdoor events. Students also let loose during a morning assembly, enjoyed a tasty barbecue lunch and ice cream dessert, and yearbooks were handed out at noontime for those who purchased one. In addition, retiring teachers Joanne Voltaire and Peter Cady were recognized, with the yearbook being dedicated to them. And Shapleigh fourth graders got to enjoy a "water balloon fight" against principal Anne Ellis and assistant principal Katelyn Beach! Thank you to the Kittery K-8 PTA for making lunch fun and successful, and to the hundreds of Shapleigh students and staff members that made Field Day a huge success!

Click here for a photo album from Field Day.

Click here to watch a video recognizing Ms. Voltaire and Mr. Cady. 

Fourth Grade Explores Seacoast Science Center

posted Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fourth graders spent the day on Friday, June 16 exploring the Seacoast Science Center in nearby Rye, NH. The Seacoast Science Center offers a diverse and interactive education program that all Shapleigh fourth graders were able to experience. 

Click here to learn more about the Seacoast Science Center. 

Click here for a photo album from the field trip (thank you to gifted and talented teacher Blayne Matty for the pictures).

Seventh Grade Enjoys International Food Festival

posted Jun 14, 2017, 5:14 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School seventh graders enjoyed some yummy treats on Tuesday, June 13 at the annual International Food Festival in the cafeteria. Students chose a food or drink that represents the country they've researched this spring. Dozens of items were available for students and staff to sample, ranging from flan to iced coffee to baharat. Great job students! And thank you to seventh grade math teacher Lauren Kennison for the photos, and social studies teacher Steve Williams for organizing!

Click here to view the complete gallery.

Fifth Grade Hops Aboard The Gundalow

posted Jun 12, 2017, 10:33 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jun 21, 2017, 1:49 AM ]

Half of the Shapleigh School's fifth grade took a field trip aboard the Gundalow off the coast of Portsmouth, NH on Thursday June 8. The other half of the fifth grade went on the field trip on Friday June 16. 

Click here to learn more.

Click here to view a photo album from the two field trips (Thank you to the fifth grade teachers for the pictures!)

Celebration Of Learning A Huge Success!

posted Jun 8, 2017, 10:40 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jun 8, 2017, 10:50 AM ]

Shapleigh School held its annual Celebration of Learning on Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Hundreds of students showcased much of the work they've done over the last nine months, with family and friends in attendance. Thank you to all for a memorable evening!

Click here to view a photo album of the event.

Shapleigh Shark News For June Now Available

posted Jun 7, 2017, 9:43 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jun 7, 2017, 9:49 AM ]

The Shapleigh Shark News for June - the final newsletter of the school year - is now available. Read about news from all five grade levels, including: eighth grade field trips, seventh grade debates, sixth grade research on civilizations, fifth grade composition projects, and much more.

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

McPherson Fares Well At National History Bee

posted Jun 5, 2017, 5:41 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School sixth grader Conor McPherson had a strong showing against an elite field at the National History Bee, held from June 2-4 in Atlanta, GA. Conor placed in the top 25 percent out of all participants in the Elementary Division, made of regional winners in fourth, fifth and sixth grade. Conor advanced to the National History Bee by winning the Boston Regionals on April 8. Congrats Conor on representing Shapleigh, and on such a quality effort! (Photo by Molly McPherson).

Seventh Grade Holds Annual Career Day

posted Jun 2, 2017, 10:56 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School seventh graders spent the day on Friday, June 2 listening to more than two dozen professionals about their chosen career path. Students heard from a software engineer, a lawyer, a commercial pilot, an interior designer, a television newscaster, a police chief, a nurse, a chef, and much more. Thank you to seventh grade language arts teacher Nancy Sebert for organizing!

For more pictures, click here

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