Swimmers Capture Seven Gold Medals at FSL Championships

Moorestown Friends School swimmers enjoyed a banner weekend at the Friends Schools League championship meet held on Saturday at George School. The girls’ team captured six gold and seven overall medals to finish in second place behind Friends’ Central. Freshmen Allison Fenska and Christina Levins led the way with two gold medals each and they… Read More

February 12, 2018

Student Honors Traditional Chinese Art as Beijing Opera Performer

Beijing Opera

By Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern For the past five years, Rachel Liu ’20 has been training as a Beijing Opera performer. Beijing opera is a form of Chinese Opera, which dates back to the late 18th century, and combines the skills of singing, dancing, and acrobatics. While there are thousands of… Read More

February 8, 2018

Fifth Grade Genius Hour Sparks Innovation

Fifth Grade Genius Hour

from the desk of Fifth Grade Teacher Monica Burrows “What if……you could learn about anything you wanted?”  This was the question asked of my students during our first Fifth Grade Genius Hour.  The following weeks were spent with open-ended inquiries and activities designed to bring student interests, wonders, and passions to the surface. The concept… Read More

February 8, 2018

First Place Awards for Student Publications

Two student publications, the 2017 Cupola yearbook and the 2017 IMAGES literary magazine, were awarded first place awards by the American Scholastic Press Association. The Cupola had high scores in all the areas of distinction for a school yearbook — content presentation, general page design, general photography, publication structure, and creativity. The Editors-in-Chief were Aparna Hiremath ’17, Kirstin McKean ’17,… Read More

February 7, 2018

Girls’ Basketball Advances to FSL Championship Friday at LaSalle; SJIBT Quarterfinal To Be Played Saturday

A balanced scoring attack and stifling defense helped the MFS Girls’ Basketball team to a 46-32 Friends Schools League (FSL) semifinal victory yesterday in Baiada Field House. Senior Alyssa Runyan (17 points, 10 rebounds) made three consecutive three-point shots in the second quarter to swing the momentum in the Foxes favor. Her sister sophomore Bella… Read More

February 7, 2018

Middle School Science Olympiad Team Wins Eight Medals

At the NJ Science Olympiad Regional Tournament on January 11, the MFS Middle School Science Olympiad team earned eight individual medals: Disease Detective 4th place – Sreehita Hajeebu ’23 and Zahra Rizvi ’23 Picture This 6th place – Nicholas Owens ’23 and Jack Kim ’23 Road Scholar 2nd place – Elliot Smith ’22 and Laz Rizor-Mossgrove ’22 Rocks & Minerals 5th… Read More

January 31, 2018

Girls’ Fencing Sabre Squad Wins NJSIAA District 2 Championship

The MFS Girls’ Fencing sabre squad of Rachel Liu ’20, Carie Feigeles ’18, and Chloe Chen ’18 won the NJSIAA District 2 girls’ sabre squad championship at the championships held on January 28 at North Hunterdon High School. The squad now advances to the NJSIAA State Fencing Squad Championships on February 25 at North Hunterdon where top finishers from the… Read More

January 29, 2018

MFS Clubs — Run by Students, For the Students

MFS clubs

by Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern The unique club program in the Moorestown Friends Upper School opens doors for students to pursue their passions and take part in extracurricular activities. MFS clubs are entirely student run, meaning that students are able to explore their own passions in an enjoyable, pressure free environment…. Read More

January 29, 2018

Level 3 Chinese Class Studies Terracotta Warriors

Level 3 Chinese Class

by Charlie Tanas ’20, Marketing and Communications Student Intern On Wednesday, December 13, the Level 3 Chinese class at MFS took a field trip to Philadelphia to study Chinese history and culture first hand. Their first stop was the Franklin Institute, where students observed artifacts and statues from one of China’s greatest wonders, the Terracotta… Read More

January 26, 2018

Spanish Juniors and Seniors Travel to New York for a Day of Theater and Architecture

by Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern On January 24, all 11th grade students and some 12th grade students studying Spanish traveled to New York City to see El Quijote in New York’s Repertorio Español Theater. “It was very interesting,” said Chigozie Chukwunyere ’19. She added that while she had read parts of… Read More

January 25, 2018

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