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Religion Department Hosts Interfaith Assembly

Interfaith Assembly

Middle School students attended a special Interfaith Assembly on April 22. The presentation featured students and faculty from different faith backgrounds, including Judaism, Islam, Mennonite Christianity, Quakerism, Presbyterianism, and Hinduism. “The Interfaith Assembly is sponsored by the Friends Stewardship Committee and the Religion Department,” said Religion Department Chair Priscilla Taylor-Williams, who coordinated the event with Quaker Education Teacher Melissa McCourt. “This… Read More

May 1, 2015

Junior Alexis Tsapralis Blogs on Behalf of Girl Up

Alexis Tsapralis at the Women in the World Summit

On April 22, Alexis Tsapralis ’16 attended the 6th Annual Women in the World Summit on behalf of Girl Up. She had a press pass and was able to sit with the staff of The New York Times, who were sponsoring the event. Alexis’s report is titled “Seeing Beyond My Own World” and is published online at Girl… Read More

May 1, 2015

Seniors Reunite with Preschool, PreK, and Kindergarten Teachers

Class of 2015 Originals

This year’s Originals* had the chance to reunite with their Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Kindergarten teachers during a special luncheon. Seniors met with their former teachers in the D’Olier Room of the Meeting House on April 22, to reminisce about their time in the Lower School and catch up on what’s happened since then. Faculty and former… Read More

April 27, 2015

Lower School and Grade 5 Students Explore Community Art

Lower School Community Art

Each year, in addition to the established art curriculum, Lower School Art Teacher Tara Wosiski leads community projects for students in Preschool through Grade 5. Individual grade levels create works of art as a group, and then students are invited to contribute to a collective project for the entire Lower School. This year’s theme is… Read More

April 24, 2015

Students Make Headway on Art Installation

Vision 2020 Art Project

A group of Upper School students met on April 17 to work on this year’s Vision 2020 art installation. Led by Artist-in-Residence Brad Carney, the students learned about the process of building a mosaic and had the chance to cut their own glass pieces for the mural. In order to achieve the best cut of glass possible, students… Read More

April 22, 2015

Sophomore Places Second in National Chinese Speech Competition

Nick Tursi

Nick Tursi ’17 won second place in the 10th Annual “Chinese Bridge” Speech Contest for U.S. High School Students on April 12 at the University of Massachusetts Boston. In order to participate in the competition, Nick recorded a 3-minute speech in Chinese; submitted an official application in both English and Chinese; and was required to… Read More

April 21, 2015

Boys’ Tennis Wins Moorestown Classic

Moorestown Friends Boys' Tennis Team

The Boys’ Tennis team captured the prestigious Moorestown Classic tournament championship this past weekend. Their road to victory included a 4-1 quarterfinal victory over St. Augustine, a 5-0 semifinal victory over Seneca, and a dramatic 3-2 victory over Shawnee in the championship match. It is the first-ever Moorestown Classic championship in school history. The tournament was… Read More

April 20, 2015

S.E.E. in the News

The Burlington County Times

The annual Science and Engineering Expo took place Thursday, April 16 at Moorestown Friends. The event included more than 200 student displays, and it was featured on the front page of The Burlington County Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer – South Jersey. “Science isn’t disconnected from our lives. It’s connected in kind of a fluid way in… Read More

April 20, 2015

Ashlynne Thomson Appointed Assistant Director of College Guidance

College Guidance: Meredith Hanamirian and Ashlynne Thomson

Ashlynne Thomson has been appointed Assistant Director of College Guidance. She will replace Margaret Van Meter, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Ashlynne will transition from College Guidance Administrative Assistant and Database Coordinator into her new role beginning July 1. She currently teaches Study Skills classes for Middle and Upper School students,… Read More

April 16, 2015

Communications & Media Tech Class Explores Philadelphia

Communications and Media Tech Class

The Communications & Media Tech class took a field trip to Philadelphia on Friday, April 10 to film videos illustrating “a sense of place.” Their aesthetically pleasing stops included Reading Terminal Market, Race Street Pier, and the Anthropologie headquarters. Students practiced shooting close-ups, medium shots, and long shots, as well as composition, color, and panning…. Read More

April 14, 2015

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