Maple Shade High School

by Meghan Shott | Sep 22, 2014
Maple Shade High School Maple Shade High School is a public high school that serves over 550 students in ninth through twelfth grade from Maple Shade Township, New Jersey. This Burlington County school offers a program of studies that prepares students to move smoothly from high school to post-high school endeavors.

According to the school’s website, the program of studies that an individual pursues in high school should reflect his or her aspirations, aptitudes and achievements. Since post high school requirements for employment, college, vocational training and military are constantly changing, students must frequently re-evaluate their immediate and long-term goals.

Maple Shade High School provides many courses to choose from, beyond the state and local requirements. The school offers courses in the areas of English, Mathematics, Social Studies, Science, World Language, Visual, Practical and Performing Arts, Health and Physical Education and other areas.

Maple Shade High School’s Performing Arts Department includes Vocal Music, Theatre and Instrumental Music. According to the school’s website, the Concert Choir course is open to all high school students and will teach students about good choral music and provide a workable knowledge of sight-singing, part-singing, rudiments of conducting and musical terminology. Students must be interested in singing, possess a good sense of pitch and be enthusiastic. This performing group participates in area music festivals, sings on local stages and in area malls and performs two district-wide concerts in the winter and spring.

The Maple Shade High School Wildcat Marching Band is under the direction of Aaron Moseley. The band just kicked off their 2014 season with a competition at Delran. Next they compete at Burlington City, Shawnee, Cherokee and Woodstown. To finish out the season the band will travel to the USBands A Class National Championships in Allentown, PA.

The Student Government is organized to uphold the standards of Maple Shade High School, encourage the separate abilities of individual students, maintain a high standard of self-discipline among the students of our school, and sustain an enthusiastic school spirit. The membership is composed of a Representative and Alternate from each homeroom who will be elected in September by their homerooms. The President, Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary of the Student Government will be voted for in May of the preceding year.

Sports at the school include football, soccer, field hockey, cross country, wrestling, basketball, softball, track, baseball and lacrosse. Follow MSHS sports on Twitter at

Football players on this season’s roster include Camry Bryant, Kevin Williams, Charlie Davis, Cedric Baker, Braedon Domansky, Victor Diaz, Ryan Wagner, Zack Mourey, Brian Toole, Justin Snuffer, Chaz Verdon, Mitchell Young, Ayezeyah Jones, Cole Robinson, Josh Olszelwski, Robert Richardson, Christian Deibert, Derrick King, Semaj Pittman, Francisco Cruz, Matt DeClerico, Ben Bakanas, Jose Bolanos, David Barrientos, Brandon Motter and Fabian Fanfan. Opponents this season include Palmyra, Woodstown, Riverside, Pitman, New Egypt, Clayton, Florence Township Memorial, Wildwood and Burlington City.

Maple Shade field hockey player Mackenzie Karcher was recently highlighted in Burlington County Times article for her superb ability to score. Mackenzie scored six goals and had two assists in the September 15 Burlington County Scholastic League win over Florence 11-4. The senior aims to get to 100 goals before the season is over.

The first ever Lee Sharples Memorial Scholarship 5K and 1-mile Fun Walk will be on September 28, beginning and ending at Maple Shade High Shool. Maple Shade Soccer Club is organizing the fundraiser in honor of Lee Sharples, a popular coach who lost the battle with cancer suddenly in the middle of last year’s soccer season. The cost to sign up for the 5K is $25 and $15 for the 1-mile walk, until September 26. To learn more, visit

Maple Shade High School is located at 170 Frederick Avenue in Maple Shade, NJ. For more information, visit or call 856-779-1750.

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Author: Meghan Shott


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