Italian Exchange Day 14 - Even though the exchange experience comes to an end soon, Day 14 saw even more exploring of the region of Toscana. The itinerary has truly been full every single day. Today students had the chance to explore Siena and San Gimignano. Siena is home to many Tuscan splendors including the Duomo di Siena, the Piazza del Campo where the famous horse race the Palio takes place, and the Monte dei Paschi which is the oldest surviving bank in the world dating back to 1472. The quaint beauty of San Gimignano is really what Italian countryside living is all about. The rolling hills, typical products and the beautiful panoramas make San Gimignano unforgettable.

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Apr 28th 2:07pm • No Comments

Before spring break, Mrs. Goncalves’s US History II classes at Linden High School began their exploration of a seminal moment in US History, the African-American Civil Rights Movement. As a final project for the unit, students worked collaboratively to tell the story of the Civil Rights Movement in the form of a graphic novel. This project allowed students to deeply examine the heroes, triumphs, and struggles of the Civil Rights Movement while presenting the information in a creative way. Students explored various events from Jim Crow Laws, Executive Order 8802, Tuskegee Airmen, NAACP, Brown vs. Board of Education, Montgomery Bus Boycotts, Freedom Riders, Desegregation of Universities, the March on Washington, Freedom Summer, Selma, Riots of 1960s, the Black Panthers, and various civil rights leaders.

On May 17th we will hold an event in the Linden High School Media Center where teachers and students will have an opportunity to view the assorted graphic novels and then vote on the best graphic novel. The student authors will be there to present and answer questions regarding their Civil Rights Graphic Novel. This Graphic Novel can be used as a great learning tool created by Linden High School Students for other students explaining the various events of the Civil Rights Movement. If anyone one is interested in purchasing a copy of this hard covered 332 page book for $40.00 please email:​

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Apr 27th 2:32pm • No Comments

Italian Exchange Day 13 - Day 13 was a holiday for students, since on April 25th Italians celebrate La Festa della Liberazione which commemorates the end of the Italian Civil War and the end of Nazi occupation during WWII. Since it was a holiday, students were able to explore Florence with their partners. Some decided to do some shopping at the mall, while others continued to sightsee and all continued to enjoy the delicious Italian food. Some students visited the Piazzale Michelangelo which is decorated with copies of Michelangelo's statues and offers some of the most beautiful panoramic views of Florence. Tomorrow students will continue their tour of Toscana as they visit the medieval cities of Siena and San Gimignano.

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Apr 26th 1:43pm • No Comments

Adorable kindergarteners in Xiamen, China were eager to meet Linden Public School teacher, Mrs. Danie Orelien-Armstead. Teachers and students participating in the Linden High School Chinese Cultural Exchange program found it interesting that gender colors are nonexistent in China. School uniforms for little boys and girls can be any colors. The distinction between blue and pink that exist in the United States for boys and girls is not important for the Chinese people.

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Apr 26th 1:41pm • No Comments

School No. 8 is fortunate enough to have staff members with a variety of talents. 5th grade teacher Angela Paternostro has graciously given of her free time to enhance the appearance of the hallways with some inspirational and motivational words. Travels through our halls are always memorable from rigorous writing to our creative displays​!

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Apr 25th 7:40am • No Comments

Juniors in Ms. Walker’s IB English class at Linden High School are working on characterization projects for the main character of The Stranger by Albert Camus. Students are collaborating on this project using Google docs thru Canvas. Teachers at Linden High School are using Canvas as a way to eliminate paper waste and reinforce the proper use of technology in the classroom. Students are able to work collaboratively on the Google document both in and out of the classroom. ​

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Apr 25th 7:39am • No Comments

Italian Exchange Day 12 - Students explored more of the region of Tuscany outside of the well-known Florence. Students went by train to Pisa which is most noted for its infamous leaning tower. However, Pisa was at one time a maritime power that rivaled nearby Florence and Siena for notoriety before Italy became unified. While in Pisa students explored the famous Campo dei Miracoli which includes the tower, the neighboring cathedral, baptistery, and cemetery. The Piazza del Duomo is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Apr 25th 7:37am • No Comments

Italian Exchange Day 11 - This was the final day of the weekend excursion to the Amalfi coast for students. The experience brought students to one of the cultural jewels of Italy known as Pompei. Pompei is a city and comune in the Metropolitan City of Naples in Italy. It is the home of the ancient Roman ruins which were long buried and forgotten until their rediscovery in 1599 and broader rediscovery almost 150 years later by Spanish engineer Rocque Joaquin de Alcubierre in 1748. For the past 250 years it has been a tourist attraction of great note and is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Apr 25th 7:35am • No Comments

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