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



    Classroom assignments will be posted on the front windows of the school  Friday, August 8.

    The first day of school for students in grades 1-12 is scheduled to start on Monday, August 18.  Kindergarten Orientation will be Monday, August 18.

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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)                               *NO PENCIL BOXES             

    2 Durable Pocket Folders                                          *NO TRAPPER KEEPERS    

    Notebook Paper                                                       *NO INDIVIDUAL PENCIL SHARPENERS

    Disinfecting Wipes                                                              




    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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    Welcome to C.W. Shipley Elementary School.  We are anticipating an outstanding year.  All kindergarten students and parents are asked to attend an open house/orientation on Monday, August 18.  You may attend one (your choice) of the following sessions:


    9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

    10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.


    This orientation session is the first day of school for kindergarteners and attendance will be counted.  Tuesday, August 19 will be a full day of school beginning at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 3:40 p.m.   All other students will have their first full day on Monday, August 18.

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    If you have not picked up your child’s report card, please stop by the school to do so.    

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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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    Please make sure that all immunizations are completed and verified by Thursday, August 14, or your child will not be allowed to attend school until immunizations are complete.  If you have any questions, please call Jean Reed at C.W. Shipley Elementary School at (304) 725-4395.  

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    Kindergarten parents /guardians or an approved caregiver MUST be at the bus stop when your child is returned from school.  If an adult is not present, the child will be taken back to the school office or to the school garage.

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  • Summer Learning Challenge

    The West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) has a challenge for you! The summer learning slide is a reality that many students deal with each year. One summer off can sometimes mean a whole school year of struggling academic performance. In an effort to keep students active and engaged all summer long, we have compiled a series of reading and math activities for students and launched the Summer Reading and Math Challenge. The WVDE has created a webpage, which includes tools and resources you can use to encourage students to read and practice their math skills. The challenge to keep children reading and doing math this summer is part of the West Virginia Department of Education's ongoing efforts to improve student achievement.  To try out these activities, click on the link below!


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    As part of their requirements to earn a Silver Award, Girl Scout Troop 40145 has a battery recycling program at C.W. Shipley Elementary School.  All types of dry-cell batteries are accepted including but not limited to  AA, AAA, C, D, 9-volt, and button sizes.  In addition, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, ipods, and ink jet cartidges are accepted in the same containers.  To participate, please send in these items to your child's teacher in baggies or drop them off at the office.
    The Ox Paperboard Company (formerly Halltown Paper)  in Halltown is also supporting our recycling efforts.  If anyone (or their company) wants to help Shipley by recycling their paper/cardboard at Ox Paperboard, please stop by the Ox Paperboard office prior to unloading and ask them how to have the paper weight credited to Shipley's account.
    We think it important to promote reducing, reusing, and recycling.
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    Please make sure to pay attention to all the signs and watch out for each other. 
    The bus loop is closed to cars from 8:30-9:00 and from 3:20-4:00.
    The car loop is one way going counterclockwise.
    Please do not stop in the middle of the drive to watch children walk into school as it brings traffic to a standstill.
    Please make sure that children are beside you and not running through the parking lot at dismissal.
    Thank you for helping keep everybody safe.
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