Baker School marked World Autism Day with staff and students wearing blue for the day. Special education teacher Kelly Yaris and librarian Ann Ferruggia also created a display of books on the topic in the school Media Center.
On April 2nd, a group of 16 Moorestown High School French students took a tour of Michel Cluizel USA Chocolatrium in West Berlin, NJ. The tour included a detailed explanation of the history of chocolate, the cultivation and processing of chocolate and – of course – plenty of chocolate tasting. The chocolate manufacturer, Manufacture Cluizel, continues their chocolatier tradition which began in 1947 in Normandy, France. The American branch of the operation (located in West Berlin, NJ) supplies chocolates and pastries for several area hotels such as the Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton as well as area restaurants. The students were delighted by the in-depth experience provided. The tour was conducted in both French and English – with students using their French skills to translate for the group as needed.
On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Moorestown High School will be holding its 3rd annual “Colors for Causes” event. Students will be competing in a host of activities for their assigned team color – all in support of three local Moorestown institutions: the Moorestown Recreation Department, the Moorestown First Aid & Emergency Squad and the Moorestown Public Library. The goal of “Colors for Causes” is to give back to the local community in a fun way. Guest speaker, Eric Martinez, will be presenting his “I Got Your Back” Worldwide Anti-Bullying Campaign. Additionally, students and staff will culminate the day with a rally, including staff participation in field day events and fundraising surprises for the students.
Mitchell Bowyer, an 11th grade student of Moorestown High School’s Vocational Transition Program, and his family have generously donated to Moorestown High School an original painting entitled, HOPE.
Mitchell is a talented artist who has been drawing and painting since kindergarten. He has recently been commissioned by the Autism Cares Foundation to create and design their 2014 Cares Award. This is presented annually to an individual that has made a tremendous difference in the Autism community. This year’s award will be given out at the 2014 Autism Cares Foundation Gala at the Hyatt at the Bellevue on May 2 in Philadelphia.
His collection now includes prints, note cards, posters and jewelry. He works in acrylic and clay.
Mitchell is a Delran resident whose family feels a special connection with Moorestown. Jen Bowyer, Mitchell’s mother commented that “Moorestown schools have been so supportive and welcoming, it feels like family. We would like to support the schools in any way we can.” When the Bowyers learned of UES teacher, Jennifer Lutes’ fight with cancer they “just needed” to help.
HOPE is an 11”x14” acrylic on canvas. The ribbon motif is of primary colors on black background in varied sizes, creating repetition and movement. Additionally, a 3D element was added in clay.
This one of a kind painting was created in support of the fundraiser for Jennifer Lutes. Moorestown High School is sponsoring a raffle for the painting – with all proceeds going to Ms. Lutes. Tickets are $1.00. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, April 17. You may view the painting and purchase your ticket in the MHS main office until this Friday, April 11th. HOPE will also be displayed during the week of April 14th at the Moorestown Upper Elementary School.