Senior Scholars

Ages: Rising 7th through 10th Grade students

Program Dates:

June 25 – 29
July 9 – 13
July 16 – 20
July 23 – 27
July 30 – August 3
August 6 – 10

Cost:

Full Day, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Half Day, 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
AM and PM Extended Day Available from 7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Sample Daily Schedule:

9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Senior Scholars Course
11:30 a.m. Dismissal for Half Day Senior Scholars (no lunch)
11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Lunch
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Community Building
12:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Senior Scholars PM Course or continuation of Full Day (FD) Course

Senior Scholar participants enjoy many advanced class options with teachers working across various disciplines such as the sciences, liberal arts, and more. Technology is the universal language! Everyone learns from each other through team projects and group work. This age group needs to be challenged and that’s what will happen on a daily basis. Master teachers plan class topics that stem from their own talents and passion. The difference is shown in exceptional classroom management, creative engagement, and unique problem-solving with students self-directing much of their achievements. Morning, afternoon, and full-day class choices are available!

Further Questions?
Call Director of Summer/Auxiliary Programs Martha Cameron: (856) 914-4493 or email MFSscholars@mfriends.org.

A Sample of 2017 Senior Scholar Course Offerings

Blog Blog Blog: Tell Your Story with WordPress (gr. 8-10) AM
Scholars will share their personal stories by designing and launching their own blogs using WordPress.com.  Learn to write effective copy, create cool interactive features, and design beautiful graphics to make your blog posts exciting and attractive!

That’s Debatable (gr. 6-8) PM
Students will learn how to debate on a particular topics that are of interest to students today (school uniforms, screen time, etc). They will learn how to research pro/con side of arguments and then develop that argument information and learn how to respond composedly to different speakers. This class will give student’s the opportunity to familiarize themselves with diverse public speaking scenarios – from individual speeches to team debates – as well as the most effective and appropriate presentation techniques.

Ecocrafting: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle (gr. 6-8) PM
Description: In the true spirit of reusing, students will recycle materials including plastic bags, plastic bottles, fabric strips and old t shirts to create unique and useful items ranging from flower pots, reusable grocery bags, throw rugs, earth buddies, and terrariums, thereby reducing their impact on the environment. Environmental stewardship will be emphasized.

The Design of Coffee: An Engineering Approach (gr. 7-10) FD
Learn the principles and practice of brewing a truly excellent cup of coffee, while getting an introduction to chemical engineering.

The Design of Coffee provides an introduction to chemical engineering, as illustrated by the roasting and brewing of coffee. Hands-on coffee experiments demonstrate key engineering principles, including material balances, chemical kinetics, mass transfer, fluid mechanics, conservation of energy, and colloidal phenomena. The experiments lead to an engineering design competition where contestants strive to make the best tasting coffee using the least amount of energy – a classic engineering optimization problem, but one that is both fun and tasty!​

Intro to Film and TV (gr. 4-9) FD
This is Wickline Casting’s original course that started 18 years ago.  Your children will work as cast and crew teams in this cool class/camp. Kids learn basic levels of acting, directing and operating the camera. Script writing, storyboarding and improvisation will also be introduced.  They will work on lots of projects as commercials, film scenes, music videos and public service announcements. Each day is different as they create their very own original projects.  They will truly learn the basics of the biz. Kathy Wickline, CSA (www.wicklinecasting.com) is a top casting director of TV and Film right here in Philadelphia and has selected real life projects for kids to enjoy while being introduced to this industry. (All footage is sent to a professional editor and parents have the option to order a USB after camp, as a keepsake.)

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Note: Course descriptions and teacher bios will be detailed in the online registration system. 
Students may not sign up for PM classes only. Half Day participants attend AM only. 
• Students may also enroll in sports camps and swimming. Learn more here
• A small portion of the day following lunch includes a Community Building activity which reflects an important element in the Moorestown Friends’ educational philosophy.

NOTE: MFS reserves the right to change class times based on scheduling conflicts, and may cancel courses due to insufficient enrollment.

Week 5 (July 31-August 4): Senior Scholars

The Design of Coffee - Mike Romea To begin the week of making the best coffee, we needed to first learn how to taste coffee so we started with cupping. Then we began to make different types of coffee (Turkish has been a favorite) and seeing how the various methods...

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Week 4 (July 24-28): Senior Scholars

Millennial Marketing - Stephanie Huie This week our Senior Scholars are getting a crash course in the principles of marketing! On Monday, we discussed the 4 P's of marketing and identified the defining characteristics of the millennial generation. We reviewed a number...

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Week 3 (July 17-21): Senior Scholars

Mock Trial #2 - Clark Thomson This week's trial involves a possible murder.  Anne Marcus was found dead at Ballena Beach. But, who did it? The police have arrested her classmate Alex Johnson. But, maybe Anne, and experienced rock climber, fell from the cliff. On...

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MFSscholars@mfriends.org ∙ (856) 914-4493