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  • www.moorestownsun.com JAN. 28FEB. 3, 2015 FREE

    Calendar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8Classified . . . . . . . . . . . 2125Editorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6Police Report . . . . . . . . . . . 13

    INSIDE THIS ISSUEPARCC concerns

    Parents want to know aboutkids opting out. PAGE 4

    BRIGIT BAUMA/The SunOn Jan. 23, children listen and interact with librarian Jennifer Dunne as she pulls felt shapes out of a box, asking the 4- and 5-year-olds to identify the shapes before putting them all together to form a snowman. During this winter-themed story time at theMoorestown library, children listened to stories about snowmen and did a snowman craft.

    Story time brings winter weather indoors

    By BRIGIT BAUMAThe Sun

    As a high school senior, MiltonMilt McFalls II went to astatewide stu-dent councilconvention asa representa-tive for hishigh schoolwhere he hadto speak infront of aroom of dele-gates. Littledid he know,that experi-ence would be the start of hismany years on councils andspeaking in front of a room ofpeople.For 2015, McFalls was chosen

    as Moorestowns 61st Citizen of

    Citizenof theYear

    Milton McFalls IIbestowed 2015

    Moorestown honor

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    please see MCFALLS, page 16

  • 2 THE MOORESTOWN SUN JAN. 28FEB. 3, 2015

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  • By BRIGIT BAUMAThe Sun

    At the Moorestown Board ofEducation meeting, the room wasfilled with parents, educators andcitizens who were there to hearabout the Partnership for Assess-ment of Readiness for Collegeand Careers test. There has beensome controversy over the test

    since it was decided by the statethat this would be the new stan-dardized assessment for New Jer-sey, replacing the NJ ASK andHSPA.A presentation was made by

    Carole Butler, director of curricu-lum and instruction, and KatDAmbra, director of guidanceservices, on PARCC, explainingmany things about the test such

    as what it is, the expectations andtesting schedule. However, the bigquestion of the night wasnt onthe test itself, but was on what todo for students who refused totake the test, or opted out.New Jersey has a no-opt-out

    policy for the test, but studentsare able to refuse to take it. How-ever, for students who choose thatoption, what is left for students todo, some parents fear, is nothingbut sit and stare.We want them to be recog-

    nized refusals from either the stu-dent or the parent and also pro-vide an appropriate alternativeeducational experience not with-in the testing center with theother students, said JackFairchild, a parent and leader ofMoorestowns No More Com-mon Core Facebook group, whospoke up at the meeting, voicingsome parents concerns.He feels the biggest issue is stu-

    dents who refuse to test will bedisruptive to those who are tak-ing the test. He is requesting thatstudents be provided with an al-ternative placement and be al-lowed to read or do enrichmentwork.It is miserable for any student

    to sit in one place for a long peri-od of time and not be able to doanything, Fairchild said.He and some other parents re-

    quested the board provide a writ-ten response by Feb. 1 acknowl-edging refusals and what the poli-cy will be with students who haverefused.Superintendent Timothy Rehm

    did not confirm nor deny that theschool would have a sit and starepolicy. He said they are still wait-ing for guidance from the state.However, he did assure parentsthat no child who requested a re-fusal would be put in an uncom-fortable situation.I do assure you that no child

    in Moorestown will feel uncom-fortable or feel in any way pun-ished. No child will ever feel thathe or she is being punished be-cause an adult decision was madeto refuse to test, Rehm said.

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    Lecture series begins Jan. 30The Ken Peacock Memorial

    Lecture series at the First Presby-terian Church will feature MartinLuther On the Christian Lifeand speaker Dr. Carl Trueman,professor of church history atWestminster Theological Semi-nary, on Friday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m.Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be

    served and admission is free. Reg-ister online at fpcmoorestown.orgor call (856) 235-1688. The FirstPresbyterian Church is located at101 Bridgeboro Road.

    Using self-hypnosis toease anxiety and worry Hypnotherapists from the Anx-

    iety Control Center will show

    how it can be possible to re-pro-gram old ways of reacting. A

    light trance iskey to gettingto the root ofissues. In this

    interactive workshop you will geta taste of using your mind in anew and powerful way. You will learn: why

    cognitive/behavioral techniquesdont work for lasting relief ofanxiety; how a three-step ap-proach can be used to stop stressreactions; and experience drain-ing off tension with the self-hyp-notic Standing Meditation.The workshop is Jan. 31 from

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  • 6 THE MOORESTOWN SUN JAN. 28FEB. 3, 2015

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