March 30, 2016 |
Moorestown Friends School has launched an ambitious campaign to raise funds for a program that has been covering tuition and other costs for low-income students from Camden. The elite Burlington County school has already received contributions totaling nearly $3 million toward endowing its Camden Scholars Program, Head of School Larry Van Meter said. "I am extremely grateful to these lead donors for making such significant commitments to our school and to the Camden Scholars Program," Van Meter, an alumnus, said in a statement Monday.
March 25, 2016 |
The families of Friends Academy at Westampton have embarked on a crowdfunding campaign to raise $1 million in the hope of saving the Quaker school, which has seen declining enrollment. "What the parents are trying to do is what any parents would do - try to save a school that means a lot to our children," said Joseph Myers, a professor at Delaware County Community College, who has three children in the school. Last month, the parents learned that the school, which goes up to eighth grade, would close when the school year ends June 10. That announcement sent the parents scrambling for a way to maintain the school, which started as an early childhood education program and added kindergarten in 1983.
February 5, 2016 |
One of the rare aspects of the Moorestown Friends School's sprawling, picturesque campus is that it houses students from preschool to 12th grade. Children grow up at the same school in classes with many of the same kids until they graduate from high school. Matthew Mullock is a Moorestown Friends lifer. He started, with his twin brother, Mitchell, in preschool. He'll graduate high school there this spring. He has seen a lot in his time at Moorestown Friends. But Wednesday, he did something no one else at the school has done in his 14 years on campus - he signed a letter of intent to play Division I men's soccer.
April 10, 2015 |
ANNE WOOD embodied in her life and spirit much of what it means to be a Quaker. "Her spiritual wisdom, plain speaking and generous kindness touched lives with the steadiness of a love born of her Quaker roots," her family said. Anne not only lived the Quaker spirit, she also taught it. She spent 41 years at the Westtown School in Chester County, as a teacher of Quakerism and Latin, as well as holding many administrative positions. Services will be held later this month for Anne Wood, a retired teacher, artist, craftswoman and world traveler, who died Nov. 24 while visiting family in Maine.
July 6, 2014 |
Seiji H. Moriuchi, of Moorestown, 35, a third-generation flower farmer, died in his sleep Monday, June 30. The cause of death has yet to be determined, said his brother Naoji, but he had been in poor health following a fall last year. Mr. Moriuchi grew up on the family farm at Borton Landing and Hartford Roads, and graduated from Moorestown Friends School in 1998, where he was captain of the soccer and baseball teams and also played basketball. During his senior year, he received the Herm McGee Award, given to the male and female athletes who have made a significant contribution to athletics at Moorestown Friends during the school year.
March 15, 2014 |
Barbara Smith Johnston, 81, of Cherry Hill, a social worker for Ancora Psychiatric Hospital in Hammonton, N.J., and the Merchantville School District, died of complications from a stroke Thursday, March 6, at Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Mrs. Johnston chose social work for a career, daughter Jennifer said, because she wanted to be "an advocate for those who may not have a voice. " Born in Hampton, Va., Mrs. Johnston was the valedictorian of the class of 1951 at Huntington High School in Newport News, Va., and earned a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1955 at Virginia State University.
November 16, 2013 |
When Kimberly Gaiser entered kindergarten at Moorestown Friends School, it wasn't long before she got tagged Kinder Chef Kimberly, a budding food enthusiast and eager learner. Now a senior, she plans to study nutrition - "my true love" - in college, she said, and still loves to learn, although she admitted she misses snack time and naps. "Kindergarten had it right," the 17-year-old said at a special gathering of fellow students and faculty, who couldn't have agreed with her more.
January 12, 2013 |
A vacant Acme Market that for six years has stood as a ghostly presence in downtown Moorestown has acquired a tenant and is getting a makeover. Moorestown Friends School, which acquired the site in 2006 with plans to convert it to classrooms, announced this week that a Mount Laurel architecture firm had leased the 15,000-square-foot space for its offices and is renovating its interior and brick exterior. "This is a concluding chapter to this period in school and town history," said the school's director of development, Mike Schlotterbeck.
November 26, 2012 |
Elizabeth M. Haines, 98, a former Moorestown resident and research chemist before women generally landed such jobs, died of heart failure on Nov. 8 at Medford Leas, a retirement community where she had lived for 28 years. Mrs. Haines was one of the first women to work for the DuPont Co. as a research chemist. She was descended from William Matlack, who landed in Burlington in 1677. He became a farmer and landowner with a wife and nine children. Born in a home on Moorestown's Main Street in 1914, Mrs. Haines told family she could recall the predawn procession of horse-drawn farm wagons, laden with tomatoes, en route to the Campbell Soup Co. factory in Camden.