Second Grade Teacher Paige Bloom Deepens Yoga Practice and Mindfulness in Bali through Zekavat Summer Sabbatical

yoga practice

Two years ago, Second Grade Teacher Paige Bloom completed her 200 hours of yoga teacher training and she has since been patiently waiting to see what would happen with her practice. “I’ve been waiting for the right moment or opportunity to find my teaching voice, and Kindergarten Teacher Emily Bowditch suggested I travel to Bali,”… Read More


December 11, 2017

Showcase Leaders and Mentors: Building Community in Middle School

Showcase Leaders and Mentors

From the desk of Middle School Director Kimberly Clarkson Sense of community is often viewed as an intangible; something difficult to measure but that you can sense when you encounter a group with this strength at its core. At Moorestown Friends Middle School we work hard to create an environment where students feel safe, welcome,… Read More


December 7, 2017

Circle Up and Branch Out: Building Community in Middle School

Circle Up and Branch Out

From the desk of Middle School Director Kimberly Clarkson Sense of community is often viewed as an intangible; something difficult to measure but that you can sense when you encounter a group with this strength at its core. At Moorestown Friends Middle School we work hard to create an environment where students feel safe, welcome,… Read More


December 7, 2017

Make the Time: Building Community in Middle School

Make the Time

From the desk of Middle School Director Kimberly Clarkson Sense of community is often viewed as an intangible; something difficult to measure but that you can sense when you encounter a group with this strength at its core. At Moorestown Friends Middle School we work hard to create an environment where students feel safe, welcome,… Read More


December 7, 2017

Start Early: Building Community in Middle School

Start Early

From the desk of Middle School Director Kimberly Clarkson Sense of community is often viewed as an intangible; something difficult to measure but that you can sense when you encounter a group with this strength at its core. At Moorestown Friends Middle School we work hard to create an environment where students feel safe, welcome,… Read More


December 7, 2017

Deborah Harris Beard ’03 Leaves the D.C. Rush and Becomes a Bed & Breakfast Owner in Virginia

For the past few years, Deborah Harris Beard ’03 and her husband Drew were seriously intrigued by running their own bed and breakfast. Both were working in Washington D.C., Deb as a climate change and energy consultant at ICF and Drew at the Department of Defense, but they dreamt of what it would be like to… Read More


December 7, 2017

Seven Students Recognized as Distinguished and Outstanding Delegates at Rutgers Model UN

Outstanding Delegates

From November 30 – December 3, 30 delegates from the Moorestown Friends Model UN team traveled with Model UN Advisor and History Department Chair Clark Thomson to New Brunswick for the Rutgers Model UN Conference. At the closing ceremonies, seven Upper School students were recognized for their performances. Vika Kulchyckyj ’19 and Calum Boone ’18 were recognized… Read More


December 4, 2017

Kindergarten Teacher Kenya Barber Studies Education and Gender Inequality in Morocco through 2017 Zekavat Summer Sabbatical

Morocco

For just over two weeks in July, Kindergarten Teacher Kenya Barber traveled throughout Morocco to experience the culture of the country through the lens of an educator. Mrs. Barber was particularly focused on an exploration of the intersection of gender inequality, language, and education, as the literacy rate for Moroccan women (43%) is significantly lower… Read More


December 1, 2017

Jim Scott ’54 Presents Evidence on Why Civilization Is Bad for Your Health in New Book Against the Grain

Against the Grain

In his recently published book Against the Grain, Jim Scott ’54 shared compelling ideas about why many “schoolbook lessons” about the first states in the world and early civilizations are wrong. Although the subject matter is a bit outside his area of expertise, as Jim specializes in studying peasants and agriculture life of Southeast Asia,… Read More


November 29, 2017

Ashley Edwards ’08 Named to Forbes List of “30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs”

Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur Ashley Edwards

Ashley Edwards, MFS Class of 2008 and former Lumberton resident, has been named to the Forbes list of “30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs.” Ashley is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MindRight. MindRight’s mission is to help at-risk youth recover from trauma. Its vision is to leverage technology to make mental health support accessible to… Read More


November 28, 2017

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