Moorestown High School honored local and community veterans in a ceremony held in the MAC Center on Tuesday, November 11, Veterans Day . The Student Association and its advisor, Ms. Linda Dickason, planned the annual event. Student leaders, the Madrigals, and the MHS Band, and their respective teachers, Christopher Norris and Sergey Tkachanko, presented the National Anthem and the Pledge of Allegiance to the student body. Student leadership and volunteers accompanied the honored guests in during the Honored Guests Processional. During the 45 minute ceremony, members of the student leadership read poetry and shared inspired reflections. Student leaders introduced the distinguished veterans by name and service, ranging from World War II to 21st century global conflicts.
Please see article on the Patch for more information: http://patch.com/new-jersey/moorestown/moorestown-high-school-honors-local-veterans-0
At Robert’s, Mrs. Furman’s second grade class is busy learning about Thanksgiving. They created a turkey by listening to step by step directions. The students were asked to think about what THEY were thankful for this Thanksgiving. They wrote all about their ideas and shared them with the class.
During the month of October, students at Mary Roberts Elementary School participated in Guidance Lessons promoting NJ’s Week of Respect, NJ’s Anti-Violence in Schools, and the National Family Partnership’s Red Ribbon Week initiatives. Lessons culminated on October 28th with activities such as “Celebrating our Respectful Roberts School Family” Mix-It-Up Lunch party and a special birthday party spirit assembly for Robbie the mascot. Students presented Robbie with an important gift, a “Helping Hand” flag made of paper hands representing each student and staff member’s commitment to keep Mary Roberts School safe.
Every day, all year, journalists around the world risk their lives to report on the news, to keep us informed, to give voice to the voiceless. The Moorestown High School Human Rights Club sponsored a student-led event on Monday, November 3rd, 2014 to recognize the value and importance of journalists and a free press in our society.
The event was developed to highlight and provide awareness of the International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists (IDEI). As proclaimed by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in 2013, IDEI will be observed every November 2nd as a day to recognize and celebrate the valuable work of journalists around the world. It is also a day to offer renewed condemnation of attacks on journalists and media workers…and the culture of impunity surrounding such violence.
Held in the MHS Media Center, the event featured presentations by the student members of the Human Rights Club on the courage, actions and impact of several national and international journalists. This was followed by an open discussion on the current environment for journalism around the world, the meaning of journalism to today’s young adults, and the responsibilities young adults (and all members of society) have to be and stay informed.
We congratulate the students of the MHS Human Rights Club and their advisor, MHS English teacher Ms. Perri Geller-Clark, for their fine efforts…reminding us anew (as is stated on the UN’s About the International Day to End Impunity page) that “…access to reliable and quality information is the very cornerstone of democracy, good governance, and effective institutions.”