2017-18 Important Dates

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Service Oriented Students Learn to Sew for Babies for Philadelphia Nurse Family Partnership

Sew for Babies

For the “Let’s Sew for Babies!” Intensive Learning class, a group of Upper School students spent the week of March 24-31 on campus learning about sewing in order to provide baby clothes for the Philadelphia Nurse Family Partnership, an organization that works to support young single mothers living in poverty. After 30 hours of sewing… Read More

April 26, 2017

Summer Welcome Visit Day on Saturday, April 29

On Saturday, April 29, Moorestown Friends School will host the first-ever MFS Summer Welcome Visit Day from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Families who are already enrolled in Summer Programs and those considering enrolling are welcome. Children are invited to enjoy an introduction to The Handwork Day Camp, a creative and educational program that teaches… Read More

April 26, 2017

Consumer Bowl Team Wins South Jersey Regionals

Consumer Bowl

On April 10, the MFS Consumer Bowl Team won the South Jersey Regional competition. The team will go on to defend the school’s state title on May 16 in Trenton. The team members are: captain Alex Horn ’17, Alex Barrett ’17, John Barton ’17, Bailey Butterworth ’20, and Josh Strauss ’20. History Teacher Judy van… Read More

April 21, 2017

Bob Gale ’67 – The Antique Designer

Bob Gale

Residing on three acres alongside the Upper Mississippi River Wildlife Refuge in Alma, WI, Bob Gale is settling into a peaceful retirement after over four decades as a master woodworker and fine furniture restoration artist. Bob’s work guided him on a journey that granted him many diverse opportunities, such as restoring a 19th century “salt… Read More

April 19, 2017

New Type of Thinking Solves Problems During Intensive Learning

Design Thinking

By Andrew Rowan ’19, Marketing and Communications Student Intern Drowning in post-it notes, magic markers, play-doh, Lincoln logs, and more, a group of students spent their Intensive Learning week thinking about real issues using a problem solving technique called “Design Thinking.” “[Design Thinking] focuses on innovation, creativity, empathy, and teamwork,” reads the program description. Students… Read More

April 19, 2017

Students Question the Role of Cabinets of Curiosities in American History

Cabinets of Curiosities

Most academics never have an opportunity to examine Ben Franklin’s personal annotated copy of the Constitution. But the students in History Teacher Eliza McFeely’s “Cabinets of Curiosities” Intensive Learning class were invited to do just that at the American Philosophical Society (APS) Museum in Philadelphia as part of their studies on natural history museums in… Read More

April 13, 2017

MFS Offers New Summer Tot Scholars Program for 3- and 4-year-olds

Tot Scholars

A new MFS Summer Programs offering in 2017 is Tot Scholars for three- and four-year-old children. All sessions take place from 9:15-11 a.m. Cost for each session is $200/week with early morning extended day service available from 7:45-9:15 a.m. for an additional fee. To register visit here. The Tot Scholars curriculum balances subject-based learning alongside… Read More

April 13, 2017

Coding Teacher Liz Kahn Teaches “Code Like A Girl” Workshop for #LEADLIKEAGIRL Conference

Code Like A Girl

LS and Grade 5 Coding Teacher Liz Kahn led a hands-on workshop for students, parents, and teachers entitled Code Like A Girl at the #LEADLIKEAGIRL conference on April 8 at Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ. During her 45 minute workshop, Mrs. Kahn showcased different resources for teaching computer science… Read More

April 12, 2017

From Philadelphia Inquirer: Moorestown Friends siblings picked for Maccabiah Games

From Philadelphia Inquirer, April 8, 2017 By Phil Anastasia Charlotte Stern never had to travel beyond the basketball court in her driveway to find a competitive game. Jack Stern never had to look past the bedroom down the hall to find a worthy foe. What started as a sibling rivalry has propelled the Voorhees residents… Read More

April 12, 2017

Diana Day Teaches Teens WordPress at WordCamp Lancaster

Diana Day

Academic Technology Coordinator and Portal Content Director Diana Day was a featured speaker at WordCamp Lancaster, a conference that focuses on everything related to the website management and blogging system WordPress. Her session, “Teaching Teens WordPress,” was based on the curriculum in her Communications & Media Technology Upper School course. WordCamp Lancaster was held on… Read More

April 10, 2017

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