Monthly Archives: October 2017

Fire Prevention

At Mary Roberts’ Elementary School, Mrs. Furman’s class learned about fire prevention during Fire Prevention Week. Students read books to help them understand how to be safe in a fire. They also learned how to prevent a fire. Each student was asked to create a Fire Escape Plan with their family at home.

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Pumpkin Book Reports

At Robert’s School Mrs. Asztalos and Mrs. Furman’s second grade classes created pumpkin book reports. Each student was asked to select their favorite book. Next, the students had to discuss their characters in their story. They each picked one character and created the character on a small pumpkin. Last, the students filled out the book report form that asked them to describe their character and also give their opinion of their book character.

It was AMAZING how proud the students were when they presented their pumpkin reports to their classmates. The pumpkins are displayed around the school.

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How Bees Pollinate

At Roberts, the 2nd graders in Mrs. Furman’s class learned about how bees are important in helping plants become pollinated. The students were put into group and given many different items to create their own hand pollinator. Each group had to use sand (pollen) to test their model. They were all a SUCCESS!

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Animal Shelters

The 2nd grade students in Mrs. Furman’s class have been studying about animal shelters. Each child designed their own bird house to provide a home for a bird.

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MHS – Senior Achieves ACT Excellence

“I wanted to prove to myself that I could do it.” She did…in spectacular fashion. Sundari Parise, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Parise of Moorestown, and a senior at Moorestown High School achieved a level of excellence few students in the United States can claim. Ms. Parise earned an ACT composite score of 36 – the highest score possible for this college entrance exam.
The ACT consists of tests in English, mathematics, reading and science, each scored on a scale of 1 through 36.  A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores. On average, less than one-tenth of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score.
Though Ms. Parise admits that a tremendous – sometimes overwhelming – amount of preparation is required for this and other standardized tests, she was continually vigilant not to lose herself in her studies. “I think I struck a good balance between preparing for the future and enjoying the present.”
We congratulate Sundari for her achievement…and wish her continued success in all her future academic endeavors.

$1500 for Hurricane Relief

The OASIS Club of William Allen Middle School raised $1500 over the last two years by selling baked goods after school. The club is sending the money to the Red Cross for Hurricane Relief.  The OASIS Club is the community Service Club for WAMS.


Baker teachers showed their spirit for Family Fun Night at the Wild West Book Fair by dressing in western garb. This helps promote the event and the students love it!


Fond Memories Walk

On Saturday, September 30, the Fond Memories Ovarian and Breast Cancer 5K Run and Walk was held in Medford, NJ. A group of current and retired MTPS staff and their families participated in the walk in memory of our beloved colleague Sue Howarth, a former special education teacher at WAMS. Participants were Greg and Lindsay Wilkinson and their son Carter, Cathy and Tom Walsh, Gerry Durisin, Florence Klein and Deb Atherholt.


MHS – Coaching Milestone for “Mulvi”

Last May, we celebrated the 100th career hit of now graduated MHS Girls Softball player, Caroline Muccifori…a milestone she acknowledged was achieved in great part through the fine tutelage and support of her coach. Now, that coach has reached a milestone of his own…on another playing field…that is worthy of celebration.

MHS Physical Education and Health teacher, Mr. Bill Mulvihill, recently reached the lofty goal few high school coaches attain…his 300th win as head coach of the MHS Girls Soccer team.

Mr. Mulvihill (“Mulvi”) started coaching at Moorestown High School in 1997…with his soccer teams amassing an amazing 72% outright winning percentage over his 20-year career. An impressive record and legacy to be sure, though for both of which the humble “Mulvi” is quick to deflect credit. Says Mulvihill, “Reaching this milestone has nothing to do with me but the incredible young ladies I was fortunate enough to coach.  They had to buy into my philosophy or none of this would have been possible.  I have also been fortunate to have great assistant coaches through the years.  The players were surprised when [my 300th win] was announced because I did not want focus on 300.  Getting thefirst win of the 2017 season was much more significant in the growth of this year’s squad.”


We congratulate Mr. Mulvihill for his achievement and excellence…and wish for him and his MHS Girls Soccer team many more victories to come.


Paragraph Writing at Roberts

At Mary Roberts’, Mrs. Furman’s 2nd grade class was VERY excited to share about themselves to Roberts’ School. The students illustrated  a picture of themselves.  The class was introduced to paragraph writing. They wrote a paragraph about themselves and one paragraph about advice they would give to the 1st graders.

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