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Don Orth ’91: Working at the Crossroads of Technology and Education

Don Orth

This post is an excerpt from Making a Difference in Education, a story featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Among Friends magazine. Don Orth ’91 B.A. Tufts University M.F.A. Vermont College, Poetry and Modern Letters Ed.M. Harvard University Graduate School of Education, Teaching and Curriculum Worldwide Education Markets, Apple, Inc., Los Gatos, CA How did you first become… Read More

October 29, 2014

Come Cheer for the Foxes on Super Saturday!

MFS Super Fan

Moorestown Friends School will host three home playoff games on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Friends and families are encouraged to attend the following home matches: Saturday at 2 p.m. NJSIAA Non-Public B South First Round Field Hockey: Holy Spirit vs. Moorestown Friends Saturday at 2:45 p.m. Friends Schools League Semifinals Girls’ Soccer: Friends’ Central vs. Moorestown Friends Boys’… Read More

October 29, 2014

Naomi Harper ’04: Empowering Students through Bilingual Education

Naomi Harper

This post is an excerpt from Making a Difference in Education, a story featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Among Friends magazine.  Naomi Harper ’04 B.A. Middlebury College Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship, Oaxaca, Mexico • M.S. City University of New York City College Dual Language Teacher, New York City Department of Education, New York, NY When did you… Read More

October 27, 2014

Mark Mitchell ’86: Striving to Ensure Economic Diversity in Independent Schools

Mark Mitchell

This post is an excerpt from Making a Difference in Education, a story featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Among Friends magazine.  Mark Mitchell ’86 B.S. Northwestern University School Committee Member, Moorestown Friends School, 2005-2014 Vice President of School and Student Services, National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), Washington, D.C. How did you become interested in K-12 education? I… Read More

October 25, 2014

Art Students Create Work Inspired by Vik Muniz

Artwork inspired by Vik Muniz

Upper School Studio Art students recently created unconventional paintings using non-traditional materials such as coffee grounds, jewelry, cereal, and shark teeth. Although much of the work is ephemeral — for example, cocoa powder on paper — they photographed the paintings to preserve and display them. Sarah Henig ’15 created a portrait of Kanye West for the… Read More

October 23, 2014

Women’s Choir Performs in GETMusic! Festival

MFS Women's Choir

The Upper School Women’s Choir spent last weekend at a choral music festival called Girls Empowered Through Music (GETMusic!). They performed in the GETMusic! Festival concert on Saturday, October 18 at Tindley Temple United Methodist Church. This two-day choral music experience celebrated young female choral singers in Grades 7 through 12 and hosted more than 150 vocalists…. Read More

October 23, 2014

Children’s Book Illustrator Neil Numberman Visits Campus

Children's Book Illustrator Neil Numberman

Brian Weaver, Moorestown Friends School Class of 1999, goes by the name Neil Numberman in the publishing world. The author and illustrator visited with Grades 1-5 for a full day on Tuesday, October 21. He shared details of how he works as an artist and conducted book signings. Neil Numberman’s titles include A Valentine’s Surprise, Do NOT… Read More

October 22, 2014

New Faculty Spotlight – Michael Griffin, Middle/Upper School Spanish

Michael Griffin

A veteran world language teacher with more than a dozen years of experience, Michael spent the majority of his career at Holy Ghost Preparatory School in Bensalem, PA, where he also attended as a student. His extensive work in both Spanish and French education has allowed him to serve as a PRAXIS exam grader and trainer and… Read More

October 14, 2014

Margaux Vellucci to Perform at Day of the Girl Summit

Margaux Vellucci

This Friday, October 10, Margaux Vellucci ’16 will perform Tchaikovsky’s Nocturne in D minor at the Day of the Girl Summit at the United Nations in New York City. Margaux’s story of female empowerment through music was selected by the International Day of the Girl (IDG) committee to be showcased at the 2nd Annual Girls Speak… Read More

October 7, 2014

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: Moorestown Friends’ Kim more than just talk

Kim 1

In the Sunday sports section, The Philadelphia Inquirer ran a feature article about sophomore tennis player Grace Kim, who is seeded third in the upcoming NJSIAA state singles tournament: “Moorestown Friends’ Kim more than just talk“

October 5, 2014

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