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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.
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$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.

SADDLE UP AND READ 

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!

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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.

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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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Lego Wall at Baker

The LEGO wall in the Baker School  Media Center was recently featured in a slide presentation given at a maker space conference held by the International Association of School Librarians ( IASL). Presenter Jane Lofton highlighted a lesson  created by Baker LMS Ann Ferruggia which was based upon Caldecott Honor winning  alphabet books and resulted in the creation of letters out of LEGOs.

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MEA at Moorestown Day

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The Power of Pizza Persuasion

Mrs. Chris Nolan’s third grade language arts students at Baker recently completed a unit on how to write a persuasive letter. One of their assignments was to write a letter to adults persuading  them that pizza is a delicious lunch choice.  The completed letters were then sent off to the national headquarters of Domino’s Pizza. The children were happily surprised when they received a letter of thanks and a gift card for a pizza party! These hard-working students learned a  valuable writing skill AND enjoyed a lovely pizza party.

The Patchwork Quilt

Mrs. Furman’s 2nd grade class at Roberts’ read a book study called The Patchwork Quilt. The story is about a little girl’s grandmother who is making a special quilt with pieces of clothes from the whole family. But when her grandmother gets sick, she was determined to finish the quilt by herself. Each child in our class is making a pillow to be able to take home and to help them remember this wonderful story.

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