Monthly Archives: March 2019

MHS – Coriell Institute Science Fair Winners

A talented group of MHS Science students recently entered the competition in this year’s Coriell Institute Science Fair. MHS Science teacher and Coriell Institute Science Fair advisor, Mr. Sean Watson, has provided us with a recap:

The 38th Annual Coriell Institute Science Fair was held at the Blackwood Campus of Camden County College on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Hosted by the Coriell Institute for Medical Research, Moorestown High School had eight students competing in the fair this year.  Our students performed very well.  All eight took home prizes, and five of the students will move on to compete in the annual Delaware Valley Science Fair on April 3, 2019.  A listing of achievements by our students is provided below:

  • Freshman Student – First place in the Biochemistry category and Best in Fair prize – “Putting the Plant in Transplant; Plant Decellularization for Tissue Scaffolds” – going to DVSF
  • Freshman Team (3 members) – Third place in the Team category – “How Does Magnetism Effect the Germination of Plants?”
  • Sophomore Student – First place in Environmental Science category – “The War on Plants: 2,4 Dichlorophenoxyacetic Acid vs. the Hydrophytes” –  going to DVSF
  • Junior Student – Third place in Medicine and Health category – “Genomics of Gender Disparities in Cancer” – going to DVSF
  • Junior Student – First place in Computer Science category – “The Quantum Food Computer: Developing Portable Classical Mechanisms for Nitrogen-Fixing Bacteria to Contrive Quantum Annealing Based Algorithms” – going to DVSF
  • Senior Student – First place in Zoology category – “Effects of Curcumin and Sodium Nitrite-Induced Inflammation on Fruit Flies” – going to DVSF

Thank you, Mr. Watson! We offer our congratulations to all these MHS students for their hard work and dedication.


The Earth’s Surface

Mrs. Furman’s 2nd-grade class is learning about the Earth’s Surface in Science. To help see the difference between the amount of land and water the Earth has, each student make a clay model of the Earth.


Expression Reading in Kindergarten

Mrs. Furman’s 2nd-grade class having been practicing their expression reading and sharing their love of reading to Mrs. Fordham’s Kindergarten class. Mrs. Furman’s class has been learning about Venn Diagrams in class. To practice this skill, Mrs. Furman’s class made a two-person Venn Diagram and the two reading buddies designed it together. WOW…they learned A LOT about the similarities and difference of each other.



Deep Sea Diving

Mrs. Furman’s second-grade class went “deep sea diving’ into an informational text called Jellies. While we were looking at amazing coral reefs and jellyfish the size of whales, students learned the difference between a fact and an opinion. Our class was mesmerized by all the facts that we learned about jellyfish.


Evan Welch – Night At The Phillies 2019

It has become an annual tradition for the Moorestown community…a night of fun, remembrance, and support. Moorestown’s Night At The Phillies will be held on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia. Proceeds from ticket sales will support The Evan Welch Scholarship, which is awarded to a graduating Moorestown High School senior. The scholarship was created in memory of Moorestown High School student, Evan Welch, whose life was claimed in a drunk-driver accident in December 2007. This Night At The Phillies event not only supports this valuable scholarship, but it also provides the Moorestown community an opportunity to gather together in honor of Evan, to celebrate his life and to share ongoing support with his family and friends.

Event Details

Phillies vs. Washington Nationals

Where: Citizens Bank Park

When: Friday, May 3rd, 2019 – 7:05 pm

Cost: $20.00 per ticket

Payment: Cash or check made payable to MEF (Please write “Welch Scholarship” on the check’s memo line)

Ticket Sales: NOW – Friday, April 12th

Contact: Eileen Fitzpatrick –

*How to purchase tickets:

Have a high school student? Send your student to D-105 to purchase tickets.

Don’t have a high school student? Please contact Eileen Fitzpatrick via e-mail ( to make arrangements.

MHS – Ladies OUT LOUD Graduation Show

MHS Business teacher, Adam Roth, and colleagues have shared with us news of MHS’s newest student organization and its upcoming graduation program:

Some of you may be aware that one of our 11th-grade students has established an MHS Chapter of Ladies OUT LOUD – a non-profit program designed to promote positivity and to teach teenage girls the skill sets to master the art of public speaking. This seven-week program will culminate in a graduation show on March 24th at 2 pm at the Moorestown Community House and you’re INVITED – click here to RSVP! Each student is working on crafting her own personal writing piece that will be performed during the graduation ceremony.

For more information on Ladies OUT LOUD, please visit their website and/or Facebook page:





Moorestown High School is recognized with the AP Computer Science Principles Female Diversity Award

MHS – Moorestown High School Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Moorestown High School was one of only a select few New Jersey public schools to receive the College Board’s first ever AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award. Recognizing our school’s efforts and successes in expanding girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses, MHS has received the Female Diversity Award for both the AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles courses and examinations. We offer our proud congratulations to the students and staff of the MHS Computer Science Department. Mr. Brian Orak, MHS Computer Science teacher, has shared with us the press release he received from the College Board recognizing MHS’ achievement in the AP Computer Science Principles course and examination:

Moorestown High School Earns First College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for Achieving High Female Representation in AP Computer Science Courses

Moorestown, NJ – Moorestown High School has earned the first College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Moorestown High School is one of only 685 to accomplish this.

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population. Only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

“By inviting many more young women to advanced computer science classrooms, Moorestown High School has taken a significant step toward preparing all students for the widest range of 21st-century opportunities,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of the AP Program. “We hope this inspires many other high schools to engage more female students in AP Computer Science and prepare them to drive innovation.”

The AP Computer Science Principles course launch in 2016 was the largest in Program history. AP Computer Science Principles has promoted the growth of AP computer science in high schools. AP computer science course participation increased 135% since 2016, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students. The number of female, rural, and underrepresented minority students taking AP computer science exams has more than doubled in that period.

Providing female students with access to computer science courses contributes to gender parity in the industry’s high-paying jobs and drives innovation, creativity, and competition. According to UNESCO’s Institute of Statistics data, less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women; in North America and Western Europe, it’s just 32%. Research shows women are more likely to pursue computer science if they’re given the opportunity to explore it in high school.

Valentine’s Day at Roberts

Mrs. Furman’s class celebrated Valentine’s Day by making a classmate smile. We created a cinquain poem bear. Each student was matched up with a student they do not know much about. The two students interviewed each other to learn more about the other student. The students used collected information to create an amazing poem for one another. They came out BEAUTIFUL!IMG_0771

Random Act of Kindness Week at Roberts

Mrs. Furman’s class had A LOT of fun celebrating Random Act of Kindness Week. Students learned that a random act of kindness is a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random person, for no reason other than to make people happier. Either spontaneous or planned in advance, random acts of kindness make the world a wonderful place to live. Students were asked to do 4 random acts of kindness during this week. The students LOVED to tell me about their acts of kindness!



Baker teachers and students celebrated Read Across America with three days of fun events.  There was CRAZY Hair Day, CRAZY Hat Day, a special visit from the Cat in the Hat, and Teacher Guest reader day.  Paraprofessional Diane Mason once again donned the Cat in the Hat costume to delight Baker students during a special Reading Train. A good time was had by all!

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