On Thursday January 28th, 18 students from grades 6th-8th participated in the school Geography Bee held each year at Linden's McManus Middle School. Under the direction of Social Studies teacher Anthony Ventura, students prepared by studying review packets that covered all corners of the globe. After dozens of rounds and hundreds of questions, three finalists remained. These three finalists, Alexander Stapkowitz, Thomas Turon and Anna Pieta, all seventh graders, participated in a tie-breaker held on Feb. 3rd to determine a final winner. The topic being state and world capitals, the three finalists battled intensely as they conquered every capital of each North American, South American, European, Asian and African country. In the end, the small islands that make up Oceania determined the final winner, 7th grader, Anna Pieta.
There was some added incentive this year as both McManus and Soehl Middle Schools are entered in the National Geography Bee competition. The following day, Anna took an online geography test administered through the National Geographic Society to determine if she will be eligible to participate in the state geography bee held in the spring. If she qualifies, she will represent the Linden Public Schools at the state level with a chance to move on to the National Geography Bee held in Washington D.C. Best of luck to Anna and a great job to all the students who participated.

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Feb 5th 7:35pm • No Comments

Dr. Robertozzi greets Tomas Perea-Wang, an exchange student from Argentina. Tomas visited Linden High School for 3 weeks while staying with a staff member from the high school. Tomas is interested in studying at LHS as part of the F1 Visa program as an international student.

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Feb 5th 7:33pm • No Comments

Congratulations to Michelle Dekowski, Union County Female Individual Bowling Champion. Michelle defeated Ashleigh Poszler (Cranford) then Alazae Stevenson (St. Mary's) in the Step Ladder Format. It is the first time a Brother/Sister duo have won the Individual Title. Andrew Dekowski won the Male UCT Title in 2013. James Fostinis finished in 4th Place.

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Feb 5th 7:31pm • No Comments

Ms. Annabell Louis has been recently selected as Linden High School’s 2015-2016 Educational Services Professional of the Year. Ms. Louis is a graduate of Rutgers University, Kean University, and has completed coursework at New York University. She is currently pursuing post-Master’s studies in Educational Administration through the NJEXCEL program.
Ms. Louis began her work in the district in 2008, as a Social Worker at School #2. Since 2011, she has served in the same capacity at the high school, where she is responsible for conducting weekly individual and group therapeutic counseling sessions for Special Education and General Education students, serving as a liaison between families and the school to positively promote collaborative processes in educational planning for students, providing consultation services to school personnel and parents regarding strategies for helping students cope with personal and social concerns, and serving as chairperson of the Peer Mediation Program and club advisor for the Gay-Straight Alliance (G.S.A.). Ms. Louis is also very active in a variety of other programs and events at Linden High School, such as Red Ribbon Week, Violence Prevention Week, Student of the Month, Pep Rally, Homecoming, Back to School Night, and the SCOPE (Special Coordinators of Professional Enrichment) Team.

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Feb 4th 2:15pm • No Comments

Mrs. Monica Goncalves has been recently selected as Linden High School’s 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Goncalves is a graduate of the College of Saint Elizabeth and Kean University. She has completed coursework in Educational Administration and Supervision, and currently serves as the Department Chair of the Social Studies Department.
Mrs. Goncalves began her work at Linden High School in 2002, and has been responsible for teaching World History, U.S. History I, U.S. History II, Introduction to Education, and Law & Government. She has served for several years as a cooperating teacher to Kean University student teachers, contributing to the development of future teachers. She has also worked tirelessly as the coordinator of a Bias & Prejudice Reduction Program at Linden High School, which resulted in her becoming a recipient of the Unity Achievement Award presented by the Union County Human Relations Commission in 2013. Mrs. Goncalves is also very active at Linden High School as the advisor for the National Honor Society, Law Day Coordinator, Mock Election Coordinator, Graduation Committee Member, Middle States Committee Member, as well as a member of the SCOPE (Special Coordinators of Professional Enrichment) Team.

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Feb 4th 2:15pm • No Comments

School No. 10's Student Council held a gently used coat and new sock drive. They collected 63 coats and 19 packages of socks along with hats, gloves, and scarves. The kids worked very hard making flyers and posters to advertise and it paid off!

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Feb 4th 2:12pm • No Comments

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Feb 4th 2:03pm • No Comments

Can one person change the world? That's the question students in Miss Halkias' 5th grade class were answering at School No. 8 as they recalled the great accomplishments of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They extended this query across grade levels and welcomed the input of a second grader from Mrs. Alonso's class, Alina Branco, as she came to read to the 5th graders about Dr. King. Students inspired by Dr. King inspire each other at School No. 8 no matter what grade they are in.

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Feb 1st 8:47pm • No Comments

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