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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.

Shapleigh Pre-Sports Physical To Take Place Sept. 11

posted Aug 4, 2018, 3:25 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School will hold a Pre-Participation Sports Exam on Tuesday, September 11 from 7:45-11am. Students interested in playing an extraurricular sport at Shapleigh this school year are encouraged to take part. The cost is $5, and is good for all Shapleigh extracurricular sports for the entire school year.

Click here to download, print and fill out the Pre-Participation Sports Exam, and contact Shapleigh school nurse Brenda Bladen at with any questions.

Shapleigh Eighth Grader Anzalone Wins Softball State Title!

posted Jul 17, 2018, 6:50 PM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School eighth grader Nina Anzalone (front row, kneeling) helped lead neighboring York to the Little League Softball 11-12 year old state championship earlier this month. Nina and her teammates will play in the Eastern Regionals in bristol, Connecticut starting on Saturday July 21. Congrats Nina!

Click here to read more.

Shapleigh Promotes 72 Eighth Graders

posted Jun 19, 2018, 7:20 AM by Seth Cole   [ updated Jun 19, 2018, 11:56 AM ]

Shapleigh School held its annual Eighth Grade Promotion for the Class of 2018 on Monday, June 18. Seventy-two eighth graders received a certificate of completion, by having met all course competencies. Eighth grade and related arts teachers handed out team awards to deserving students, and a handful of special "legacy" awards were also bestowed on select eighth graders. The Shapleigh sixth and seventh grade band performed musical accompaniment, and the Shapleigh chorus sung "Home" by Phillip Phillips.

Click here to watch the promotion ceremony (approximately 55 minutes)

Special awards were given to:

-Word is the Word: Lily Watts
-Morrison-Gootch Award: Margaret Johnson
-Academic Superstar: Mia Matrazzo
-Military Star Student: Alexis Hernandez
-Eighth Grade Citizenship: Alexis Weaver

8th Grade/Related Arts team awards were given to:

Mrs. Ayotte (social studies): Arianna Rubianes (overall excellence), Emily Sweeney (unrecognized talent), Gabriella Mendez (most passionate)

Mrs. Durgin (language arts): Olivia O'Leary-Curcio (overall excellence), Sophia Balagna (unrecognized talent), Sarah Robillard (most passionate)

Mrs. Lemont (science): Emma Dawson-Webb (overall excellence), Margaret Johnson (overall excellence), Matthew Howard (most consistent)

Mrs. MacPherson (mathematics): Lily Watts (overall excellence), Josephine Considine (most passionate), Brinly Seward (most passionate)

Mrs. Tietgens and Ms. Umel (Spanish): Brinly Seward and Joshua Phillips (overall excellence)

Mr. Frost (technical education): Emily Sweeney and Lily Watts ("Golden Mouse" Award)

Mr. Rhames and Mrs. Robinson (health and physical education): Julia Durling and David Moriarty (overall excellence)

Mr. Roth (band): Gabrielle Mendez (highest achievement) and Aili Webb (unrecognized talent)

Ms. Segedy (chorus): Lily Watts (highest achievement) and Kai Arsenault (unrecognized talent)

Mrs. Sutherland (art): Aubrie Murdock and Emily Sweeney (overall excellence), Gabriella Mendez (overall excellence and most passionate)

Certificates of completion were awarded to:

Cassius Armour
Kai Arsenault
Sophia Balagna
Xavier Barnaby
Leah Beckwith
McKenzie Blasi
Sydney Blasi
Jay Brooks
Conrad Burke
Oscar Byron
Kaleb Cassinelli
Josephine Considine
Banning Crowley
Emma Dawson-Webb
Ella Dennis
Cooper Donaghue
Julia Durling
Madison Emmett
Nicholas Fitch
Regina Forbes
Matthew Ford
Nora Gilbert
Isabella Harris
Alexis Hernandez
Matthew Howard
Margaret Johnson
Kolten Kougioulis
Kevin Kulyk
Kearra Lucas
Cameron Maes
Benjamin Mandani
Emily Marino
Colin Martin
Mia Matrazzo
Makayla Mattingly
Duncan May
Kerri McCann
Eavan McEllin
Gabriela Mendez
David Moriarty
Aubrie Murdock
Torrie Murdock
Colin Niles
Olivia O’Leary-Curcio
Spencer Palos
Samuel Parks
Dylan Parsons
Joshua Phillips
Davis Quinn
Stephanie Reilly
Sarah Robillard
Bowman Rollins
Justin Roy
Arianna Rubianes
Hope Sawicki
Molly Sawtelle
Brinly Seward
Garrett Small
Samuel Smith
Mathew South
Samuel Stith
Sydney Sumsion
Emily Sweeney
Samuel Thumith
Carly Walker
Lily Watts
Alexis Weaver
Aili Webb
Madison Wilson
Brielle Wirth
Owen Woollacott
Owen Young

Seventh Grade Hosts International Food Festival

posted Jun 15, 2018, 12:06 PM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School seventh graders culminated their country projects with the annual International Food Festival on Thursday, June 14. Students packed the cafeteria and brought in food from all across the world for visitors to sample. Great job students - and so tasty too! Thank you Mr. Williams for organizing, and Ms. Kennison for the pictures!

Click here for a photo gallery from the event.

Shapleigh Shark News For May/June Now Available!

posted Jun 11, 2018, 7:46 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh Shark News for May and June is now available! Read about news that took place across all five Shapleigh grade levels the last few weeks, including:

-Fourth graders receiving a visit from the Chewonki Foundation on animal adaptations,
-Fifth graders throughout the leaderboard in the Sumdog York County Math Challenge,
-Sixth graders writing about activism and performing researching on various causes,
-Seventh graders working on Career Exploration projects and creating monthly budgets, and
-Eighth graders visiting the Portland Museum of Art and enjoying lunch in downtown Portland!

Click here to read the May/June Shapleigh Shark News (compiled by assistant principal Katelyn Beach).

Shapleigh Band Performs At Bridge Walk Celebration

posted Jun 8, 2018, 10:10 AM by Seth Cole

The Shapleigh School 6-8th grade band performed at the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge Walk Celebration on Friday, June 8. The band, under the direction of music director Jonathan Roth, performed several songs during the event, in which the public was invited to walk the bridge with no traffic. The celebration included representatives from both the Maine and New Hampshire Departments of Education, as well as state and national dignitaries. The bridge spans the Piscataqua River between Kittery, Maine and Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and opened to traffic on March 30.

Click here to view photos and video from today's event (pictures taken by Jennifer French and Jonathan Roth).

Fifth Grade Hops Aboard The Gundalow

posted Jun 8, 2018, 5:23 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School fifth graders took a field trip aboard the Gundalow off the coast of Portsmouth, N.H. on Thursday June 7 and Friday June 8. Mr. Bennington and Mrs. Bertrand's classes went on Thursday, while Ms. Foster, Mrs. Randall and Mrs. Sheldon's classes went on Friday.

Click here for more information.

Sixth Graders Take Part In "In Ears N Eyes" Workshop

posted Jun 7, 2018, 11:55 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School sixth graders participated in an "In Ears N Eyes" music and art workshop with visual artist Roger Goldenberg and musicians Tim Webb and Matt Langley on Thursday June 7. Students learned about the connection between art and music. They worked together to make improvisational music and art. Groups of students played music with a variety of instruments while the other students painted at the same time. Students worked in both small and large groups to create paintings that were inspired by the sounds created by the instruments. What a blast! Thank you to the Kittery PTA for funding such a fantastic experience for our students! 

Hundreds Attend Annual Celebration of Learning

posted Jun 7, 2018, 3:31 AM by Seth Cole

Shapleigh School hosted its annual Celebration of Learning on Wednesday, June 6. Hundreds of students, staff, family and friends roamed the halls and enjoyed samples of student work found in each grade level area. Also, many exhibits were on display, including:

-4-8th grade student artwork on the bulletin board just past the Main Office
-4th grade summertime and springtime murals in hallways around the art room, and Art Show highlights in the cafeteria
-7th grade badmington and 8th grade fitness class video in the gymnasium
-video of the Spring Concert in the music room
-8th grade "instrument making" in the technical education room
-7th grade "infectious disease" brochures, and 8th grade archery video in the gymnasium
-8th grade Spanish work on bulletin boards near Spanish rooms
-Ms. Matty's students' final projects on display in the library
-5th grade "Smorgasboard" of projects by homerooms
-8th grade Student ABC books and speeches in the cafeteria
-6th grade homerooms displaying math cubism art, mystery detective files, border wall brochures, and science exploration projects
-On-going portfolio presentations in 7th grade homerooms
-4th grade homerooms displaying animal research, student treasure books and various other exciting work

The Scholastic Book Fair also took place in the front lobby, the PTA sponsored an ice cream social outside the gym entrance, and Odyssey of the Mind sold pizza, chili and other food in the cafeteria. 

Finally, the three finalists from 7th grade "This I Believe" speeches presented in the gym. Click here to watch video of their performances.

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