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August 2011 Issue
Athletes of the Year
From home run sluggers to sabre fighters, surfing pros to gymnastics champs, this year's premier athletes all share three things in common: talent, hard work and a fierce desire to win. Here, meet some of the most impressive young individuals from across...
Paying the Price
As college costs escalate, local families are finding creative ways to foot tuition bills without breaking the bank.
On The Road
Local families look to college visits to determine how to pick the perfect school.
Star Citizens: August, 2011
Emily Lubin, 15, a Moorestown High School junior, has spent the last eight years assisting the Moorestown Wigs for Kids, which uses donated ponytails to make hairpieces for children suffering from cancer or other diseases that cause hair loss.
Star Students: August, 2011
Alexander Chiommino, a third-grade student at Countryside Elementary, won first place in the Mathnasium TriMathlon, with a perfect score of 800 out of 800. The Mount Laurel boy was recognized by the Board of Education in August and received a gold medal...
Star Teachers: August, 2011
Christy Marella-Davis founded the National History Day program at Rosa Middle School, which has run every year since 2007. Each year students complete a historical research project, which they turn into a collaborative documentary.
Star Teams: August, 2011
The Marlton Thunder made it all the way to the 2011 United States Specialty Sports Association World Series in Orlando, Fla., this year, where they competed against some of the best softball players in the nation. At the tournament, the players also...
Star Coaches: August, 2011
The Moorestown 8U District recreation baseball team (pictured) won the Cal Ripken South Jersey Championship for players aged 8 and younger, held in Hamilton, after beating Marlton 9-6. Coach Adam Gerber’s team of elementary school-aged athletes went...
Faces and Places: August, 2011
More than 50 Washington Township third-grade students joined New Jersey Secretary of Agriculture Douglas H. Fisher to harvest squash at Duffield’s Farm Market in Sewell. Since 1999, Tracy Duffield has been working with local elementary school students...
People are Talking...
What are kids thinking?
“Do you feel prepared to transition to a new school?”
Miranda, 15, Freshman, Shawnee High School, Medford
“It’s no different than going to school last year and the years before.
Back to School: A Freshman Survival Guide
High school can be the best four years of your life, filled with new friends, self-discovery and lasting memories. But the transition from middle school to high school, on the other hand, is among the most terrifying, filled with self-doubt, uncertainty,...
Moorestown Theater Company
At Moorestown Theater Company, families can share in the experience.
Huntington Learning Center
Huntington Learning Center helps students excel through the school year and beyond.
Dance! By Debra DiNote
DANCE! By Debra DiNote offers the finest education in movement arts.
The Learning Experience
The Learning Experience never loses sight of children’s best interests.
Katz JCC
Katz JCC inspires fit minds and fit bodies.
Jazz Unlimited
Jazz Unlimited empowers and encourages students to express themselves through dance.
Champions United Gymnastics Academy
Champions United Gymnastics Academy offers something for everyone.
Web Exclusives: August, 2011
Suburban Family comes out once a month, but is updated daily. Mondays, we cover South Jersey high schools’ top students. Tuesdays, we bring you family-friendly events. Wednesdays and Fridays, we spotlight athletes and sports teams....