Shepherdstown Elementary School
662 South Church Street
Shepherdstown, WV 25443
Phone: 304-876-6270
Fax: 304-876-6850
Dr. Suzanne Offutt, Principal


  • CONGRATULATIONS to our Mrs. Naomi Speer (Speech) on her healthy Baby Boy "Finn" born at 9:00 AM on Sunday May 10
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  • Shepherdstown Elementary
    Rise & Shine Summer Camp 2015
    Session 1 - June 22-July 3
    Session 2 - July 13-24
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  • Glory Days Dining for Dollars Fundraiser

    February 10, 2015 thru May 29, 2015  

    Shepherdstown Elementary has partnered with Glory Days restaurant on a "Dining for Dollars" fundraiser.  Guest copy receipts (NOT credit card receipts) from ANY Glory Days location turned in will earn our school 10% of each receipt, less tax. Receipts can be given to your child to turn in or dropped off at the office. We will have a box at the front desk. Thank you for your support.  

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  • SEA Nominations 
    The SEA Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for officers and committee chairs for the 2015-2016 school year.  Please contact Liz Sarra at kegsarra@frontiernet.net by April 28th with the name(s) and phone number(s) for any individual(s) you would like to nominate, or if you would like to nominate yourself. The list of nominations will be presented April 30th and the candidates will be voted on at the May 6, 2015 meeting.  All officers are elected to serve for a one-year term.  The following is a list and brief description of each office.



    * Preside at all SEA meetings

    * Act as an ex-officio member of all committees

    * Perform all other duties usually pertaining to the office

    * Coordinate the work of the officers and committees so that the SEA’s objectives can be met



    * Act as an aid to the President

    * Assume the office of President if called upon

    * Perform the duties of the President in President’s absence

    * Act as chairman of the membership committee and conduct the annual enrollment of new members


    SECRETARY (Recording)

    * Record and disseminate minutes of all meetings of the SEA

    * Maintain all old records and correspondence

    * Prepare and distribute notices regarding meetings


    SECRETARY (Corresponding)

    * Prepare and electronically distribute notices regarding meetings

    * Send email announcements as requested by the SEA



    * Receive and deposit all money of the SEA

    * Keep an accurate record of all receipts and expenditures

    * Present budget for approval

    * Create monthly SEA treasurer reports

    * Reconcile the SEA account monthly

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    Zoe Bailey and board vice president, Mark Osbourn honor Zoe’s Certificate of Excellence for advancing as a semifinalist to the National Geographic State Bee. 

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    The Shepherdstown Rotary Club has awarded a $250 "Rotary Reads" grant to the Shepherdstown Elementary School.
    The funds will be used to help support the school's "Rise and Shine" Summer Camp. The camp, which has served the community for more than two decades, enrolls 30-40 elementary-school-age children each summer. Reading is an important part of the Camp's curriculum.
    The Rotary Club presented the grant at its March 24 weekly breakfast meeting at the Bavarian Inn in Shepherdstown
    Present to receive it were Shepherdstown Elementary School Principal Suzanne Offutt and teachers Michelle Webb and Nancy Cline.
    The accompanying photo shows, from left to right: Rotary Club President Tom Miller, Suzanne, Michelle, and Nancy.
    The Shepherdstown Rotary Club's "Rotary Reads" grant program is one of several Club activities aimed at enhancing literacy among local children. It consists of cash grants, awarded each year during March, to worthy institutions for projects or programs that promote reading.
    Enhancing literacy has been a major priority of Rotarians since their organization's founding in 1905, and the month of March is recognized as "Literacy Month" on the Rotary calendar.

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  • If you missed Kindgerten Registration please call the office 304-876-6270
    Students entering Shepherdstown Elementary School must live in our School District to enroll for school. Students must enroll at their home school.  
    Child must be 5 years old before September 1 in order to enter kindergarten.

    1. 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.

    2. 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. The Health Department holds clinics the 3rd Thursday of the month from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

     3. 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.

    4. Schools are also required to ask for Your child’s Social Security Card.  

    5. 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.
    Health Check Forms are available at local physicians' offices, the Jefferson County Board of Education office and the Pupil Services webpage, under Medical Forms. There is no specific form for the dental exam - at a minimum, proof of exam should show the date of the exam (must be within the previous 12 months) and have the dentist's signature.


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  • Couch To 5K

    And Youth Running Club

    Starts on Tuesday April 1 – meet at Morgan Grove Pavilion 6:00 pm

    Program runs for 8 weeks – train for Harpers Ferry Half 5k!

    Beginners and Youth are encouraged to join

    We will meet every Tuesday night to go for a short run around Morgan’s Grove

    Park and discuss various topics including proper form, injury prevention, nutrition, strength and mobility, and overall health

    Led by Dr. Mark Cucuzzella and Running Crew at Two Rivers Treads

    Email Mark (afrundoc@gmail.com) or call TR Treads 304-876-1100 for info

    FREE for all as well as FREE entry to Harpers Ferry Half 5k event if under 18

    Young Runners Bring your Parents to run with you!

    Great opportunity to get a head start on Fall Cross Country 

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  • It's Readathon Time
    Monday, March 2 kicks off our annual Readathon, during which we celebrate the amazing reading going on at SES.  Our multicultural theme this spring centers on the country of India, so students' reading will be tracked in our hallways by the movement of hundreds of personalized Indian elephants. 
    * For K and 1st  graders, this means, each week, turning in a list of titles each student has read (alone or with someone), along with the student's name, class and an adult signature.  (Parents, they need your help.)  Click here to download a Read a Thon form to sign and return!
    *2nd-5th graders will accumulate kilometers for their elephants with AR quiz points.  We know we'll see a grand parade of pachyderms from March 2 thru May 29!

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  • Congratulations to our Free Throw Winners!
    9year old winners-Keleigh Chrisman &
    Wyatt Shively
    10 year old winner-William Shively
    11 year old winner-Samuel Wabnitz 

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