C.W. Shipley Elementary
652 Shipley School Road
Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
Ian Hillman, Principal


  • C. W. Shipley Welcomes Our
    Mr. Ian Hillman 
    Mr. Hillman is graduate of Slippery Rock University, with a Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education (Social Studies). He holds a Masters Degree in Special Education and an Administrative Certificate from West Virginia University. Prior to coming to C. W. Shipley Elementary, Mr. Hillman taught social studies at Washington High School, and served as Assistant Principal at Harpers Ferry Middle School. The students, staff, and S.E.A. extend a warm welcome Mr. Hillman as he prepares us the 2015-2016 school year.

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  • SEA Funds Backstop
    The Shipley Education Association (SEA) has funded a new softball/kickball backstop, and thanks to Mr. Wilner and Mr. Binkowski, it is installed and ready for students to come and try it out!  Many thanks to everyone that helped in this endeavor, including everyone that participated in the fundraisers and activities and saved their Glory Days receipts.  
    [Please continue to save Glory Day receipts and Boxtops throughout the summer and turn them in when you return.]
    The SEA now has their focus on a new piece of play equipment for the intermediate playground.
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    As the 2014-15 school year closes, we would like to say good-bye to some of our Shipley Family.  Mrs. Boucher and her family are moving to Nebraska, Mrs. Peacher and her husband are moving to Kentucky, and Mrs. Stowell is retiring.
    We will miss each of these individuals and send them off with best wishes.
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    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)
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    Ethan Fisher and board vice president, Mark Osbourn honor Ethan’s Certificate of Excellence for advancing as a semifinalist to the National Geographic State Bee.
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  • Shipley Wrestlers! 
    Three C.W. Shipley students placed at the Mason-Dixon Wrestling Tournament, which was held on March 1 in Hedgesville.  James Battulga (second grade) placed first in his category, Garrett Fauble (third grade) placed third in his category, and Tristan Rucker (second grade) placed sixth in his category.  Congratulations James, Garrett, and Tristan!
    The order of students in the photo: Garrett Fauble, James Battugla, Tristan Rucker. 
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    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.

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    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!
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  • 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.

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    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.
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