C.W. Shipley Elementary
652 Shipley School Road
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Heather Boucher, Principal


    Mary Stowell was recognized at the February 23, 2015 board meeting for her recent title as Teacher of the Year at C.W. Shipley Elementary. Ms. Stowell has enriched the lives of many students over the years. She has also left her mark on the school, having painted a mural in the front hall and stenciled both her classroom and the office. Ms. Stowell is even responsible for the art history unit that is offered at C.W. Shipley. After 14 years of service at C.W. Shipley, Ms. Stowell will retire this year. You will be missed Ms. Stowell, but your art will live on through the halls of C.W. Shipley!
    Comments (-1)



    (Wednesday, March 18, 2015)



    1.  State Certified Birth Certificate

    (Student must be 5 years old before September 1)


    2.  Immunization Records

                (According to West Virginia State Law and Rules)

    3.  Physical (Each student entering Kindergarten must have a five year old Physical. Physical forms for a five year old are available at the local doctors' offices, Jefferson County Board of Education Office, or on the Jefferson County website under Medical Forms.  Please call your Doctor for an appointment before school starts.)  The Physical Form is due before the first day Kindergarten Students start to school.
    4.  Dental Examination Documentation.  Proof of exam should show the date of the exam (within the previous 12 months) and have the dentist's signature.


    5.  Social Security Card


    6.  Proof of Residence (911 Physical Address)


    7.   Bring your child with you on registration  



    For additional information, please call C. W. Shipley Elementary School @304-725-4395.

    R E M I N D E R

    C. W. Shipley Elementary School Kindergarten Registration for 2015-2016 school year will be Wednesday, March 18, 2015.   

      9:00-10:30 -- Students with last names A-F

    10:30-12:00 -- Students with last names G-L

    1:00-2:00 -- Students with last names M-R

    2:00-3:00 -- Students with last names S-Z


    Students entering C. W. Shipley Elementary School must live in our School District to enroll for school.  Students must enroll at their home school.


    1.  Please bring your child on enrollment day.  Language and hearing screenings will be conducted at this registration.  If you miss the registration opportunities, please call the school within your home district to make an appointment. (304-725-4395)


    2.  A child must be 5 years old before September 1 in order to enter kindergarten.  School policy allows admission of children, meeting eligibility requirements, born between September 1st and September 15th, inclusive, to kindergarten.  To enroll a child born between those dates, contact the Department of Pupil Services at 304-728-9242 to discuss the requirements.


    3.  Please bring an original State Certified Birth Certificate with the State Seal, as per requirement of WV state law.  Information for acquiring a West Virginia State Certified Birth Certificate can be obtained at your county court house or the school office, but you cannot get a State Certified Birth Certificate at the Court House.


    4.  Proof of the required Immunization Records (listed below)

    ·         DPT –(four doses required - one dose must be given on or after the fourth birthday)

    ·         Polio –(three doses required - one dose must be given  on or after the fourth birthday)

    ·         MMR = Measles –(two doses before kindergarten admission) (1st. dose must be after 1st. birthday)

                      Rubella –(two doses before kindergarten admission)  (1st. dose must be after 1st. birthday)

                      Mumps-(two doses before kindergarten admission)    (1st. dose must be after 1st. birthday)

    ·         Varicella (Chickenpox)-(two doses before kindergarten admission-first dose must be after first birthday)

    ·         Hepatitis B-(3 doses required - last dose must be after the age of 6 months)

    ·         Once school has started and a student transfers to a WV School from Out of State, a TB Skin Test is required before entering school.

    To find out how to get immunization records contact your family physician or contact the Jefferson County Health Department at 304-728-8416.


    5.  Physical -  Every kindergarten student will need a Physical completed by a Physician before entering kindergarten.  Forms for a Physical are available at the School Office or a local Doctor’s Office. 

    6.  Dental Examination Documentation.  Proof of exam should show the date of the exam (within the previous 12 months) and have the dentist's signature. 


    7.  Schools are also required to ask for Your child’s Social Security Number.  Please bring it with you on registration day.


    8.   Proof of residency  (Please bring a utility bill such as an electric bill that has your Name and your 911 physical address not just your mailing address.) 

    Comments (-1)
  •   WE BUILT A SNOWMAN (to support the Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society)!
    C.W. Shipley students donated generously to support the homeless animals of Jefferson County and the Jefferson County Animal Welfare Society.  For every dollar donated, students wrote their names on "snowballs," which were used to build a massive snowman in the gym.  
    Comments (-1)

    Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Available for Students, Parents, and Jefferson County Community

    Smarter Balance Practice Test
    West Virginia has a leadership role in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. This state-led group works collaboratively to develop next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards that accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness.

    The Common Core State Standards were adopted by West Virginia in 2011 as the West Virginia's Next Generation Content Standards and Objectives for mathematics and English language arts. West Virginia educators incorporated the common core standards into West Virginia's Next Generation standards making the way teachers teach more focused and flexible while making the way students learn more engaging and personalized.  These standards will be fully implemented in grades 3-12 for the 2014-15 academic year.

    Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

    The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests offer an exciting opportunity for students, parents, and the Jefferson County community to explore West Virginia’s new standardized assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics.  Simply follow this link.  Log in as a guest and select a grade to begin discovering firsthand the tools and types of questions that are used to help assess students’ mastery of West Virginia’s Next Generations Content Standards and Objectives.  For further information, please go to the Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests website.

    Comments (-1)
    SEA Movie Night for the 2014-15 school year will be Saturdays, Sept. 20, Dec. 13, and April 18 from 6:30-8 pm.  Mark your calendars to come out and enjoy the movies, Chick-Fil-A sandwiches, popcorn, etc. 
    Comments (-1)
    This is a reminder of safety and security procedures at CW Shipley.  Please help us make sure that all children have a safe and secure environment to learn in every day.

    ·        Everyone entering the building (including parents bringing students inside the school or signing children out at the end of the day) must provide photo identification.

    ·        Front doors open at 8:30.  Please do not bring students to school prior to that time.

    ·        Doors open for parent pick-up at 3:35.  Please do not come early.

    ·        All visitors must report directly to the front office, provide identification, sign in, and receive a visitor’s badge.

    ·        Visitors/Parents are not allowed to go to classrooms after the 9:00 a.m. tardy bell rings.

    ·        If you ask somebody not on your child’s emergency form to pick them up, send a note to school including your contact information and expect to be called by school personnel to verify the authenticity of your note.

    ·        When entering the building, please do not hold the door open for visitors that have not pressed the call button.  Each visitor must press the call button and wait to be admitted after speaking with the receptionist.

    ·        The AlphaBest Before/After Care Program has a wireless doorbell to ring if you are checking students in or out of that program.

    ·        All after school programs (sports, scouts, etc.) will have a representative at the front doors to allow entrance.

    We would like to assure you that everyone at C.W. Shipley has the safety and welfare of your children as our priority.

    Comments (-1)
    Are you looking for something fun and educational for your child(ren) to do?  Check out the new educational links on C.W. Shipley's web page.  There are links to help your child learn math facts, practice reading, learn to type, and make word searches to just have fun.  If you have a website you would recommend, please let us know. 
    Practicing math facts and reading at home are two great ways to help your child excel!
    Comments (-1)
  • LOYALTY CARD Rewards
    SUPPORT C.w. shipley elementary school AS YOU SHOP!!

    If you have a loyalty card and have not registered it, please consider doing so.  It is free and definitely helps the school.
    FOOD LION’S MVP Program:

    Log on to: https://www.foodlionmvprewards.com/  to register online, or

    Dial 1-877-614-6877 to register your card over the phone

    Shipley’s ID # for the Food Lion MVP Program is:  218523

    GIANT’S Bonus Card Program:

    Log on to:  www.giantfood.com/aplus to register online, or

    Dial 1-877-275-2758 to register your card over the phone

    Shipley’s ID# for the Giant’s Bonus Card Program is:  03841

    MARTIN’S Bonus Card Program:

    Log on to:  www.martinsfoods.com/aplus to register online, or

    Dial 1-888-448-4642 to register your card over the phone

    Shipley’s ID# for the Martins Bonus Card Program is:  00262

    TARGET’S RED CARD Program:

    Log on to:  www.target.com /redcard/benefits-target-rewards to register online,  or

    Dial 1-888-755-5856

    Shipley’s ID for Target’s Red Card Program is:  107294

    After you register your card, each time you use your store rewards cards at these stores, you will earn cash for C.W. Shipley, which will be used for educational needs.

    Thank you for taking the time to register your card to benefit the students at C.W. Shipley. 



    Heather E. Boucher

    P.S. Don’t forget to save and send in Boxtops for Education, which can be found on many General Mills products.  Each Boxtop is 10¢, that helps fund the Elizabeth Seibert Scholarship, which is given to graduating seniors, who attended Shipley at least 4 years.

    Comments (-1)
    I've been asked by several parents how they can help their children at home.  Two of the best ways to help children at any age are:
    1.  Read to your child(ren) and have them read to you.
    2.  Help your child practice math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).  This can be done with flash cards or computer games.  There are links for free computer games on this website.  Children need to know their facts automatically to do their best in math.
    Thank you for sharing your children with us each day and for supporting us at home.  Working together, we can help your child(ren) achieve their dreams.
    Comments (-1)
    If you drop off you child(ren) in the morning or pick them up in the afternoon, please remember that the front bus loop is reserved for buses from 8:30-9:00 a.m. and from 3:15-4:00 p.m.  This is for students' safety and is posted on the sign at the entrance to the bus loop.  Also, please remember to slow down and keep a watchful eye for pedestrians and other cars.  Thank you.
    Comments (-1)
  • more