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


  • Thank you to Mrs. Szemborski, our organizer of the fair, all of our teachers that guided their students, and all of our students and families that participated in our first annual literacy fair! 

    MT Literacy Fair Literacy Fair IB Literacy Fair

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  • Thank you so much to Jennifer O'Connell, author, artist and illustrator for visiting our school and discussing her process of writing and illustrating her book, The Eye of the Whale. A Rescue Story!  

    JC 1

    JC 2

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  • Congratulations to Addie Gibbons (Orange Collograph Print), Elisabeth Gottlieb (Rag Doll), & Maddie Secrist (Abstract Self Portrait - top) for being recognized Sunday for their art work at an art gallery in Charles Town.  Great job girls!


    AG   EG MS

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  • Geography Bee

    Congratulations to Cassidy Rucker for qualifying

    for the National Geography Bee Competition!

    Good Luck!

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    Congratulations to Danielle Pallay for being recognized by the WVAEA for Youth Art Month!

    Danielle Pallay


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  • Students in Ms. Duck's class participating in a STEAM activity, Kat Spotts, Isabella Laramie, and Camden Mulligan were given a reading selection, and were "stranded on a deserted island" by "Sgt. O'Neil". They had to figure out how to light up their "beacon" in order to be rescued. Great work!

    Mrs. Duck's Class

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  • Congratulatons to all of our students, staff and family who raised $600 for the local Humane Society, and over $700 for our Pennies for Patients Campaign to support research for various blood cancers!  Thank you to our Shipley Community!

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  • Congratulations to Mrs. Jennifer Szemborski for being nominated teacher of the year at CWS, along with Mrs. Jean Reed for being nominated service personnel of the year!  Great Job!


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  • Attention Parents of 5th Graders attending Harpers Ferry Middle next school year:

    HFMS Scheduling Night
    Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (snow date: February 16)
    HFMS Gymnasium

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    Mrs. Howard's class engaged in the STEAM activity of "Who can make the tallest tree?" 

    Congratulations Autumn, Alex, Joel, Celeste, and Ryan!  Great teamwork and persistence. 


    Tallest Tree

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