Mrs. Conner’s student, Annabelle Jin, won first place in the 5th grade division in The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History George Washington Letter Writing Contest for this school year. Annabelle will receive $100, and the UES will receive a copy of the book, American History: An Introduction.
First graders at Baker School serenaded their moms at the annual Mother’s day concert. Children sang nine songs, including the “ Baker School Song,” “ A Song of Thanks and Love,” “ You Are My Sunshine,” and “Mom, You’re the Best. “ Highlights of the concert were the recitation of a Mother’s Day poem and the action song favorite,” Mother Gooney Bird. “ The finale , Barry Manilow’s touching “I Am Your Child,” brought down the house as every mom reached for a tissue. The first graders were instructed by music teacher Mrs. Kristin Dzuranin. The first grade team at Baker is comprised of Mrs. Mary Jean Klatte, Mrs. Sherry Burns, Mrs. Katie Cunnane, and Ms. Amanda Casario.
On April 25th Moorestown High School Business Education teacher, Mr. Adam Roth, accompanied a team of five MHS students (three seniors and two sophomores) as they competed in the Trading Day stock market competition. The competition was hosted by the Howe School of Technology Management at Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT). The team from MHS was one of 20 high school teams competing for up to $5,000 worth of scholarship opportunities at SIT.
The event started off with a welcome and introduction to the business college from the Dean of the Howe School. Students then were given a tour of the 143 year old campus, located in Hoboken, NJ. The students were then given the opportunity to mix and mingle with business professors at Stevens in an interactive, hands-on session, where they were able to ask specific questions regarding different majors and what college course work entailed. After students received an introduction to the business school, they were treated to an amazing networking event where they could talk about career opportunities in business and were assisted in thinking about their own career goals.
During the networking portion of the day, students were able to talk to industry professionals ranging from the Director of Global Wealth Management and the Director of Private Banking at Citi to the Director of Professional Services at PriceWaterhouseCooper and a Senior US Economist at the Royal Bank of Canada, among many others. The students then began the trading competition in SIT’s state of the art trading labs. Students utilized the Interactive Brokers platform and Bloomberg’s terminals to trade $1.5 million dollars’ worth of stocks. While the team from Moorestown High School did not win the overall competition, they were awarded the “Most Spirited” team by the Associate Dean and Dean of the Howe School of Business.
Over the course of the 2013-2014 academic year the Moorestown High School’s FBLA club has had a very active and exciting year. Beginning in October, the club’s elected officers and their adviser, MHS Business teacher Mr. Adam Roth, attended a Fall Leadership Conference where student’s attended workshops like, Graduate to Your Perfect Career and High School to College. Student’s also had the opportunity to hear from nationally recognized motivational speaker, Kent Julian, who provided insight on how students can capitalize on their own successes. In January, twenty members of the FBLA club studied tirelessly to compete in FBLA’s Regional Competitive Events. Several students placed in their categories:
Personal Finance – 2nd in the region
Business Communication – 6th in the region
Business Law – 1st in the region
Business Procedures – 1st in the region
Economics – 7th in the region
Introduction to Business – 3rd in the region