C.W. Shipley Elementary
    652 Shipley School Road
    Harpers Ferry, WV 25425
    Phone 304-725-4395
    Fax 304-728-7388
    Ian Hillman, Principal


  • Orientation

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  • Dental

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  • Have a SAFE and FUN Summer!! 






    ...until next school year...




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    4th grade learning about

    DNA and extracting DNA from strawberries





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    3rd Grade Field Day FUN!!






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    3rd grade field day





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    STEM Activity

    Building spider parachutes

    after reading Charlotte's Web.

    The baby spiders parachuted away from the barn

    using the wind to carry them away.





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    C & O Canal National Park

    Harpers Ferry, WV




    The 4th grade Ranger Raccoons

    explored the C & O Canal.





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    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

    Noah Cunningham

    Lauryn Fridley (picture on left)

    Katrina Herrell (picture on right with Mr. Osbourn)

    Dalton Jamison

    Sophia Keisling

    Jenna Miller

    Washington High School

    Dylan Miller




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    Armed Forces Day Celebration at CWS


    Friday, May 19th, marked the second annual Armed Forces 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!




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