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Middle School Highlights - Moravian Academy

Middle School Highlights


MATHCOUNTS

Led by Mrs. Alison Overdorf and Mrs. Dani Mackavage

Lehigh Valley Regional CompeKKon

• Various Middle Schools in the Greater Lehigh Valley (32-­‐40

different schools) compete. MATHCOUNTS promotes criKcal

thinking and problem solving skills. The compeKKon has a

wriXen and oral round as well as individual and team

components.

2012 3 rd place Team

3 RD Highest Individual

2011 4 TH Place Team

Top Female Individual

2010 Top Team

Top Individual

2 nd Place Individual

2009 3 rd Place Team

Top Individual

2008 2 nd Place Team

4 th Place Individual

2007 Top Team

Top 6 th Grader

Top Individual

2 nd Place in NaKon (Individual)

2 nd Place in State (Team)


Spelling Bee

Led by Ms. Loni Weller, Director of Media Services

• Spelling Bee acKvity period is an excellent opportunity for students to train

and compete for the chance to represent Moravian Academy in the Scripps

NaKonal Spelling Bee. ParKcipants prepared for the compeKKon by learning

recommended word lists, focusing on the key components of major language

groups and parKcipaKng in a pracKce bee each week of the acKvity period.

• For two out of the past four years, Moravian Academy students have placed first in

the regional spelling compeKKon and have earned a spot to compete on a

naKonal level in Washington, DC. The winners were among 273 of the country’s

top spellers.


Science Olympiad

Led by 8 th Grade Science Teacher, Mr. Paul Messman

The East-­‐Central Regional Science Olympiad CompeKKon

• This CompeKKon is normally held in March

2013 2 nd Place in Keep The Heat

4 th Place in Mission Possible

4 th Place in Road Scholar

2012 1 st Place in Road Scholar

2010 5 th Place Anatomy

4 th Place in Dynamic Planet

7 th Place in Elevated Bridge

5 th Place in Experimental Design

5 th Place in Road Scholar

5 th Place in Solar System

14 th Place in “Write It Do It “

2009 8 th Grade Girls Placed 4 th in Anatomy

12 th Place in Experimental Design

4 th Place in Trajectory

7 th Place in Wright Stuff

5 th Place in Amphibians and RepKles

10 th Place in Science Crime Busters


Geography Bee

Led by Mr. Richard Dow, 8 th Grade Social Studies Teacher

• The Moravian Academy Geography Bee normally is

held in November or December. ParKcipants in grades

sixth through eighth grade compete in the school

compeKKon. They are required to answer quesKons

from a preliminary qualifying packet. The student that

answers the most correct quesKons is the school

winner. A medal is presented to the winner.

• For four out of the last five years, a Middle School

student has qualified for the state compeKKon by

passing a wriXen test.


Le Grand Concours, The NaKonal French Contest

Led by French Teacher, Mrs. Bonnie Wismer.

• A NaKonal compeKKon in which students are evaluated for their wriXen, oral and listening

comprehension skills in French.

2013 – Level 01 – 7 th graders placed first and second in the Lehigh Valley and 5 th naKonally

Level 1 -­‐ 8 th grader placed first in the Lehigh Valley and 5 th naKonally

2012 – Level 01 – 9 students parKcipated and 6 placed within the top 10 in the Lehigh Valley – two placed in the top naKonally

Level 1 – Nine parKcipated and four placed within the top ten in the Lehigh Valley. Three placed in the top naKonally

Level 2 – One student placed 5 th locally and 9 th in the naKon

2010 -­‐ Level 01-­‐A We placed 6 students within the Top 10 in the Lehigh Valley

Level 1-­‐A All parKcipaKng 8 th graders placed with the Top 10 in the Lehigh Valley

Level 1-­‐B NaKve Advantage – 1 st Place

Level 2-­‐A 1 st Place

2 of our level 01 students placed in the Top 10 NaKonally

2 of our Level 1 students placed in the Top 10 NaKonally

1 of our Level 2 students placed in the Top 10 NaKonally

2009 -­‐ 18 of the 20 parKcipants in grades 7 & 8 received Top 10 places in the Lehigh Valley

4 also placed in the Top 10 in the NaKon

Level 01-­‐A – 7 students placed in the Top 10 in the NaKon

Level 1 A or B – 11 students placed in the Top 10 in the NaKon

2008 -­‐ Level 01-­‐A – 7 students placed within the Top 10 in the Lehigh Valley

Level 1-­‐A – All parKcipaKng 8 th graders placed within the Top 10 in the Lehigh Valley

Level 1-­‐B (NaKve Advantage) – 2 nd place in the Lehigh Valley

2 of our Level 01 students placed in the Top 10 NaKonally

2 of our Level 1 students placed in the Top 10 NaKonally

-­‐ For the past three years, all 8 th grade French students parKcipated in a pen pal exchange with Saint-­‐ school in Nancy, France.


C.T.Y. Center for Talented Youth

John Hopkins Program

Qualified/Grade PopulaKon

2011-­‐12 6 th 36/58 4 High Honor Awards

7 th 37/70 1 high Honor Awards

8 th 27/70

2010 -­‐11 6 th 44/68 11 High Honor Awards

7 th 32/63 6 High Honors Awards

8 th 34/59 5 DisKncKon Honors

2009-­‐10 6 th 33/53 1 High Honor Award

7 th 41/64 2 High Honor Awards

8 th 50/69 1 High Honors, 3 DisKncKon Honors

2008-­‐09 6 th 47/65 3 High Honors

7 th 38/69 3 DisKncKon Honor

8 th 40/63 2 DisKncKon Honors, 2 High Honor


Young Writers Recognized

Led by Mrs. Cynthia Siegfried, Sixth Grade English Teacher

• The Middle School submiXed poetry to the publicaKon, “A CelebraKon of

Young Poets” and had numerous student’s work selected.

• Spring 2010 – 10 students work published

Fall 2009 – 39 students work published

Spring 2008 – 12 students work published

• The Middle School also submiXed to “Anthology of Poets” and had

students work published.

2010-­‐ 20 -­‐ students work published

2009-­‐ 11 -­‐ students work published


Number of Orchestra Members

ParKcipants

School

PopulaKon

2012-­‐13 74 197

2011-­‐12 79 198

2010-­‐11 64 190

2009-­‐10 58 186

2008-­‐09 72 197

2007-­‐08 62 195


Number of Chorus Members

ParKcipants School

PopulaKon

2012-­‐13 61 197

2011-­‐12 64 198

2010-­‐11 92 190

2009-­‐10 108 186

2008-­‐09 118 107


Trills & Thrills (Music AdjudicaKon)

• Held in May

Led by Mrs. Patrice Kidd, Mr. Ryan Harrington and Mrs. BeXy Tang

2010-­‐2011 Chorus received an Excellent raKng

Jazz Band, String Ensemble and Concert Band received a Superior raKng

2009-­‐2010 Chorus & String Ensemble received Superior raKngs

Winds/Brass Ensemble & Jazz Band received Excellent raKngs

2008-­‐2009 Chorus received Superior raKngs

Orchestra received Superior raKngs

Jazz Band received Superior raKngs

2007-­‐2008 Chorus received Superior raKngs

Orchestra received Excellent raKngs

Jazz Band received Excellent raKngs


Plays Performed at the Middle School

2012 The Secret Garden

2011 The Dragons of Rizvania

2010 Taming of LaRue

2009 The Jungel Book

2008 Give and Take

2007 The Poet and the Rent and the Googie Bears

2006 Drums, Girls and Dangerous Pie

2005 A Man of All Seasons

2004 With Their Eyes


Sports

For the school year 2013-­‐14

Fall sports: girls’ field hockey

girls’ soccer

boys’ soccer

cross country

Winter sports: boys’ basketball

girls’ basketball

Spring sports: girls’ lacrosse

6 th grade instrucKonal basketball

girls’ sonball

boys’ lacrosse


2012 PA Music Educators AssociaKon

District 10 Orchestra

3 students parKcipated in the District 10 Orchestra

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