Congratulations to the Linden High School Bowling Team as they won the North II Group IV State Sectional Championship! The team shot a 3,200 Series to win the Title. James Fostinis earned the Silver Medal for Second High Series 749 and the Bronze Medal for Third High Game 258. The team will compete for the Group IV Championship on February 19, 2016 at Carolier Lanes. James Fositins and Michelle Dekowski will compete for the Individual State Championship on February 17, 2016 at Carolier Lanes.

Michelle Dekowski 198 202 202 602
Alexis Dulko 209 192 183 584
George Gwaldis 198 200 241 639
Brandon Peters 193 248 192 633
James Fostinis 258 257 227 742

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Feb 12th 9:31pm • No Comments

The students at School No. 1 worked extremely hard putting together an African American showcase, celebrating the tremendous accomplishments of these remarkable individuals. Each grade level was assigned a specific project focusing on famous athletes, musicians, inventors, civil rights leaders and their contributions to our world. Words of peace, equality, and justice encompass School No. 1 hallways, so that the children, teachers and staff are reminded daily of the message sent from history.

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Feb 12th 9:29pm • No Comments

Students from Sra. Miguelez, Sra. Mendelson, and Sra. Ceballo's classes at Linden High School are learning about influential Spanish artists in class using cooperative learning groups. Students are creating replicas of Hispanic paintings and preparing for a grand opening for El Museo Artistico de Linden. "Artistic Art museum of Linden High School." The grand opening will be on February 19, 2016 at the Linden High School second floor and the media @6:00pm-9:00pm.

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Feb 12th 9:27pm • No Comments

Congratulations to the Soehl Middle School Students of the Month for January!

Pictured with Vice Principal Greg Martucci are:
6th Grade - Omar Yanes and Gabriella Cieza
7th Grade - Dylan Gomez and Monyka Koenig
8th Grade - Ramo Julius and Rebecca Rocha

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Feb 12th 9:25pm • No Comments

Students in Mr. Alvarez's class at Linden High School were part of a nonconformity experiment with great success. The students tackled this challenge using a number of different self created methods. Some students dressed out of the ordinary (yet still in dress code), others used creative make up, and many of them altered their personalities and behavior to challenge social norms.

The psychology students quickly discovered that the students of Linden High School are more accepting than once believed while the people they look to for approval, their teachers, may not be as accepting. Many psych students entered their lunches just like any other day and then challenged the existing norm by sitting with complete strangers, to their surprise the majority of tables accepted them wholeheartedly by initiating in conversation and inviting them for later days of lunch. Strangers agreed to hold hands with my students in the hall way and many hugs, high fives and greetings were shared between students and complete strangers.

The students reported that their teachers were a different story and often questioned their fashion sense or behavior, some teachers even requested that the students refrain from their odd behavior following questions like "Are you okay?" "Why do you look like that?" and "Is this some silly project for psychology?" The teachers' and students' reactions to the assignment revealed volumes to the students and they are already asking if they can do it again.

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Feb 12th 9:24pm • No Comments

Students in Pre-K to 2nd grade at School No. 1 are preparing for Read Across America by reading Dr. Suess' books. The students were in the gym all dressed in red, white, and black, the Cat in Hat colors. The NJEA Cat in the Hat made a special visit to the students of School No. 1. The students had an opportunity to share their stories with the cat, gave it high-5's and hugs as they smiled ear to ear. The school emphasized how important Dr. Seuss was to reading and how important reading is to everyone. This was a kick-off event for Read Across America with many family involved activities planned in the coming weeks.

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Feb 10th 7:39pm • No Comments

Ms. Walker's English III classes at Linden High School are jumping into the 1920s with F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Students have already learned about the author's biography, culture and history of the time period. Students will be analyzing point of view, character development, figurative language, and themes present in the novel.

Pictured from left to right: Kenneth Ralda, Krystyna Ralda, and Christian Pino.

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Feb 10th 2:17pm • No Comments

February 4, 2016 marked the successful conclusion of the Kiwanis Club of Linden's annual Walk-A-Thon Halloween Parade Project which was held jointly with all our K-Kids Clubs at the Linden elementary schools on October 30, 2015. Children's Specialized Hospital (CSH) was presented with a check for $2,250. Children's Specialized Hospital is the nation's leading provider of inpatient and outpatient care for children from birth to 21 years of age. The children who are treated at Children's Specialized face special health challenges which range from chronic illnesses and complex physical disabilities like brain and spinal cord injuries, to developmental and behavioral issues like autism and mental health. At 13 different New Jersey locations, our pediatric specialists partner with families to make our many innovative therapies and medical treatments more personalized and children can achieve more of their goals.
Almost $1000 was raised by the K-Kids Clubs, and the remainder was raised by the Kiwanis Club of Linden, inclusive of generous contributions received from Infineum USA LP and Dr. William Osborn. School #4 contributed over $500.00 as part of their school family is receiving services from CHS. This year some schools used their donations for other causes – such as helping out a school family member who was sick. Special thanks to Danny Robertozzi, Superintendent of the Linden Public Schools and Chris Kolibas, our Kiwanis Club of Linden President, for attending our luncheon and their continual support of our programs. This fun fundraising event has become a Linden public schools / Kiwanis Club of Linden tradition.
Our Kiwanis Club of Linden was organized on November 7, 1946 and is looking to expand our membership. As this non-profit organization's population ages, regeneration is vital. Kiwanis is an international organization, and the mission is to change the world one community, one child at a time. So, let's continue to change Linden's future by continuing to teach children about serving others and community leadership. Kindly contact membership chair, June Lazaro, at Primerica, by calling (908) 687-9008 for further information about membership and/or attending our meetings. We dine at Primavera's Café & restaurant for lunch on Thursdays.
Special thanks to all of our community for the support of time and money throughout the years. Our success depends on our community. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

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