Have a SAFE and FUN Summer!!
...until next school year...
4th grade learning about
DNA and extracting DNA from strawberries
3rd Grade Field Day FUN!!
3rd grade field day
Building spider parachutes
after reading Charlotte's Web.
The baby spiders parachuted away from the barn
using the wind to carry them away.
C & O Canal National Park
Harpers Ferry, WV
The 4th grade Ranger Raccoons
explored the C & O Canal.
2017 Elizabeth Ann Seibert Scholarship
Miss Seibert was the beloved Art Teacher at
CWS Elementary School for more than 21 years.
This years' Graduating class was 1 year old when
Miss Seibert passed away suddenly, leaving our
school searching for a way to honor her.
This Scholarship is given to honor her and
her love ♥ of children.
It is totally supported by CWS Staff Members
through collecting Box Tops.
If you save box tops
and don't know what to do with them,
we will be happy to take
them off your hands!!
The following students received the 2017
Elizabeth Seibert Scholarship:
Jefferson High School
Lauryn Fridley (picture on left)
Katrina Herrell (picture on right with Mr. Osbourn)
Washington High School
Armed Services Day Celebration at CWS
Friday, May 19th, marked the second annual Armed Services Day Celebration
and Breakfast at C.W. Shipley Elementary. Student council Public Relations
Specialist and 5th grade student Catherine Pallay describes this event,
"This is a very special event because we are honoring those that
protect our freedom and keep us safe."
The event entails artwork, the school chorus singing songs
from the five branches, approximately 35 service members being called by
name and recognized, along with speeches being delivered by
student council members.
Britt Shoedel, 5th grade student and student council president said,
"Both my mom and dad were members of the Army
and were here to celebrate.
It was cool to have them here to show them the respect they deserve."
Service members were then treated to a delicious breakfast
prepared by members of the school staff.
In our audience, we had a special guest.
Monroe J. Shearer, Jr.,
(Grace, Anna, and Nehemiah Esterly's great-grandfather)
was on a destroyer escort called
"The USS Doneff DE49" from 1943-1945.
He was a radar operator for most of the war.
The actual photo (below) was taken about a week after
they dropped the atomic bomb and this was the
surrender of the Japanese at Truck Island in 1945.
Once the Japanese surrendered, the US Navy Sailors
noticed they were starving - so the sailors fed the
Japanese and even swam together in the ocean.
Also pictured below is Anna and Nehemiah
with their great-grandfather today.
Thank you to all who have served and are serving!
A special thank you from
for all the
Happy Nurse's Week cards and gifts!!
Mrs. Butcher's 3rd grade class
collected supplies for Briggs Animal Shelter,
presented the supplies to the shelter,
and then stuffed toys with treats for the dogs.
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Parent-Teacher Conferences
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM 2 Hour Early Release - End of 1st Semester