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



    A new year always brings forms for parents to fill out.  Jefferson County Schools has provided those forms online.  One great thing about the online forms is that they will use information (e.g., names, addresses) to self-populate the forms, which cuts down on the time required to fill them out.  The typed forms also help the office be able to read what is written on the forms.  We accept the forms either from the computer or filled out by hand, but do need you to fill them out and return them as soon as possible.  Please contact us if any information on the forms changes.

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    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.

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  • School Bus Safety

    With schools across the state opening, it is time to review bus safety rules and practices, especially since such a large percentage of students in the state are transported to and from school by school buses. Although school bus transportation is still the safest way to get children to school every day, increased awareness by students can reduce the chances of an accident that could cause injury or death. It is important for children to know and be able to recognize their bus number, to stay seated facing forward as they travel, and to talk quietly to their seatmate.

      On any given school day in West Virginia; approximately 500 motorists illegally pass stopped school buses, putting the lives of school children at risk. One good rule to remember is that if the 4 yellow lights on top are flashing, do NOT pass a school bus.

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     Congratulations to CW Shipley student, James Battulga, who placed 3rd in a regional wrestling competition in Pennsylvania this summer! 


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     Mr. Tim Turner, one of C.W. Shipley's honored custodians, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  He extends the challenge to the Board of Education.  Many individuals across the nation who take the ice bucket challenge also donate in support of ALS research. 

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    We were glad to be able to host three Shepherd students and a professor for Shepherd University's annual Day of Service.  These volunteers helped in many ways, including labeling books, pumping up balls and replenishing recess supplies, ironing and tacking up material on bulletin boards, and weeding the front garden.  We appreciate everything these students help us with.
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     We welcome some new faces to our staff this year:

     Amanda Duck:  5th Grade, coming to us from Wildwood Middle School and Driswood Elementary School.
    Cynthia Butcher:  3rd Grade, coming to us from T.A. Lowery Elementary School.
    Jessica Bond:  2nd Grade, coming to us from Leesburg, Virginia.
    We hope you enjoy your first year in the Shipley family and look forward to getting to know you.
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    Your school is not requiring you to purchase any of the items on this list.  The purpose of this list is to inform you of the developmentally correct supplies if you wish to purchase them for your child.  Likewise, the law does not prohibit teachers from developing lists of items that parents/guardians may wish to purchase and/or donate for use by the school of your child’s classmates.  Thank you in advance.

    KINDERGARTEN                                              FIRST GRADE

    1 Box Crayola Crayons (16 per box)                           2 Boxes Crayola Crayons (16 per box)

    4 Elmers Glue Sticks                                                2 Boxes Dixon Ticonderoga Pencils (#2)

    1 Book Bag (just big enough to carry papers home in) 3 Elmers Glue Sticks (White only)

    1 Container of Clorox Wipes                                      2 Folders (with pockets)

    1 Hard Plastic Pencil Box (41/2” x 8”)                         1 Large Pink Eraser

    Box of Tissues                                                         1 Dry Erase Marker (Expo)

                                                                                   Small Back Pack or Book Bag

                                                                                   Plastic Pencil Box (41/2” x 8”)

                                                                                   Box of tissues

                                                                1 Container of Clorox Wipes   
                                                                                   *NO PENCIL SHARPENERS





    SECOND GRADE                                              GRADE THREE

    1 Box Crayola Crayons (16 or 24 per box)                   1 Box Crayola Crayons (24 per box)

    24 Pencils (#2) Yellow Dixon Ticonderoga                   Pencils (#2 lead) Not Mechanical Pencils

    4 Large Elmers Glue Sticks (White only)                    1 Elmers Glue Stick

    1 Book Bag                                                              Large Pack Lined Loose-leaf Notebook Paper  

    Plastic Pencil Box                                                    needed for homework

    Scissors                                                                  Box of tissues

    Erasers (Cap erasers for pencils)                               3 One-subject spiral notebooks (Asst. colors)            

    2 Durable Pocket Folders                                          *NO TRAPPER KEEPERS    

    Notebook Paper                                                       *NO INDIVIDUAL PENCIL SHARPENERS

    Disinfecting Wipes                                                        *NO PENCIL BOXES       




    GRADE FOUR                                                   GRADE FIVE

    Pencils (2 per day)                                                   Pencils (#2 lead) Not mechanical pencils

    1 Blue or Black Pen                                                 3 Spiral Notebooks (1 subject each)

    1 Large three-ring binder (2” rings)                             Lined Loose-leaf Notebook Paper

    6 Subject Dividers                                                    1 Red Pen

    3 Thick Spiral Notebook (70-100 sheets)                    Erasers (Cap erasers for pencils)

    Lined Loose-leaf Notebook Paper                              5-2 Pocket Folders (1 Each of Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Orange)

    Box of Tissues                                                        Box of tissues                                       

    *NO PENCIL BOXES                                              1 Large three-ring binder (3” rings)  


    *NO MECHANICAL PENCILS                                                                                               



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    You may register new students at Shipley after July 24 from 9:00-12:00 and 1:00-4:00*.  Please bring with you:

    ·         State Certified Birth Certificate

    ·         Immunization Records

    ·         Social Security Card or Social Security Number

    ·         Proof of Residence

    ·         For Kindergarteners:  Physical Exam Results

    ·         For Students Moving from Out of State:  Tuberculin Skin Test Results
    *If possible, please call C.W. Shipley at 304-725-4395 prior to coming to make sure someone is available to take your information.
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    Katelyn Moler, a rising 5th grader at CW Shipley has been stealing the show as she rolls over cars in her Monster Truck.  For more information, click on the links below:
      For more, check out the GoPro video:
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