The annual Pathways to Success conference will be held at the Upper Elementary School on Saturday, March 9.
Moorestown Upper Elementary School
Friday, March 1, 2013
Thursday, December 6, 2012
The Moorestown Education Association and Home & School Association are organizing the donation drive at the Upper Elementary School Saturday.
Moorestown teachers will make another run down to the Jersey Shore this weekend, dropping off toys and decorations for families devastated by Hurricane Sandy. The teachers hauled donations of water, cleaning supplies and gas cans last month to Stafford Township, just outside Long Beach Island. The items were provided by members of the Moorestown Education Association, as well as members of the community who dropped off items. This week, the Moorestown Education Association and Moorestown Home & School are rounding up holiday items from school employees on Friday and encouraging community members to drop off items at the Upper Elementary School (UES) between 8-9:30 a.m. Saturday, said UES teacher Matt Stuart. "It's a great opportunity to …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Moorestown Theater Company's Second Stage all-adult show premieres tonight and runs through this weekend and next.
It’s funny how things come full circle. As an 11-year-old, Tamlyn Brooke Orlando’s love for the Cinderella story of 42nd Street started her down the path to becoming a musical theater performer. Later, toward the end of a 10-year stint as a performer in New York City, she got to be a part of the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of the classic play. And now, more than a decade later, she’s choreographing Moorestown Theater Company’s (MTC) production of the tap-infused show. “It’s funny … It’s all 42nd Street,” Orlando said as she got ready for a rehearsal Thursday night. “It kind of keeps coming back in my life in different forms.” MTC’s 42nd Street premieres tonight at 7 p.m. at the Upper Elementary School. Orlando, who lives in Marlton…
The Moorestown Education Association may organize a second, holiday-themed drive next month for victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Moorestown teachers hauled four vehicles and a trailer full of donated items to Stafford Township, just outside Long Beach Island, Thursday to help victims of Hurricane Sandy. Upper Elementary School (UES) teacher Matt Stuart said roughly 25 to 30 people dropped off items at the school Thursday morning. Those items were added to the abundance of donations turned in by faculty members Wednesday. About 25 teachers were on hand at the UES to help load up Thursday morning, and several took the road trip to Stafford to distribute the items, which included water, cleaning supplies and gas cans. "It was a great turnout," said Stuart. He said the teachers will hold another donation drive early next month to collect toys and holiday decorations …
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Several Moorestown teachers have decided to take advantage of their day off Thursday by helping those hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy—and you can too.
Moorestown teachers may be heading to Atlantic City this week after all—but not for the reason you think. After learning the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) Convention—originally scheduled for Nov. 8 and 9 in AC—was cancelled due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, and that schools would remain closed those days, a group of Moorestown Education Association (MEA) members put their heads together to figure out what they could do to help the victims. “We figured, if we’re not going to be open, can we do something for the victims?” said Matt Stuart, a special education teacher at the Upper Elementary School. “That’s how the conversation started.” Several teachers visited some of the hardest hit communities along the Jersey …
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Now in its third year, Moorestown School District's summer enrichment program has grown to include roughly 300 students.
Who wants to go to school during the summer? Well, if your course load includes building robots with Legos, experimenting with rockets, making papier-mache monsters and theater, you might consider it. Hundreds of Moorestown students, from elementary up to high school, flocked to the school district’s summer enrichment program this year—between 275-300, by Assistant Superintendent Kate Burke Reilly’s reckoning. That’s about 90 more than last year. The district launched the summer enrichment program just three years ago with only a handful of classes. Now it’s up to 20-plus. “Our courses change, so it’s not like a canned program that rolls over,” said Reilly. The courses offered—“Cooking With Science,” “Little Scientists’ Laboratory,” and “…
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The report cards measure academic achievement, as well as other statistics, including student-to-faculty ratio and staff salaries.
Once again, Moorestown School District has surpassed the state average in most major academic categories in the Department of Education’s school report card for the 2010-11 school year. Fifty-one percent of Moorestown High School (MHS) students scored “Advanced” on the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA) in mathematics versus the 26 percent statewide average. And 36 percent of MHS students placed in the “Advanced” category for Language Arts Literacy, 15 percent higher than the state average. The results were equally impressive at the Upper Elementary School, where the percentage of students deemed “Advanced” or “Proficient” in the New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge was several points higher than the state average in most …