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As the 2014 Summer ESL Enrichment Program draws to a close, working in groups, the English Language Learners at School 9 proudly presented their center work on the food pyramid, food labeling and nutrition facts. They have learned the importance of using nutrition facts label to check for calories, fat and sodium content, to ensure they're eating a healthy, balanced diet.

Jul 31st 6:59pm • No Comments

Students attending the ESL Summer Enrichment Program at School #9 can now breathe a sigh of relief, knowing that their summer reading projects are all done. Every summer, ESL students entering grades two through five are expected to choose a book from the Linden School District required reading lists and do a project which will be graded by their classroom teachers September of the next school year. Monday July 21, 2014, the English Language Learners successfully completed and presented their reading projects to their peers.

Jul 29th 12:28pm • No Comments

Eighteen students and two teachers from New Talent School in Beijing stop by at Linden High School for a visit July 26th. Beijing New Talent School is a sister school of Linden High School. Linden students stay at the school during their visits to China and their students are always welcome to visit Linden.

Jul 29th 12:24pm • No Comments

The 21st Century Community Learning Center students have participated in a five week Summer STEM Academy during the month of July. Each week the summer participants attend the Woodbridge Community Center for roller skating and miniature golf as part of the recreation component of the program.

Jul 23rd 7:50pm • No Comments

LHS teacher Mr. Delgado is teaching on Kean University's Chinese campus in the Elite English Program. This program is designed to immerse and help improve the English skills of the students in a short amount of time. The students learn vocabulary in context, create authentic conversations based on high interest topics, and learn various cultural customs of the United States. The students, for the first time in their lives, are expected to be active participants in the classroom and use the English language in context. In the picture is Mr. Delgado and all of the students of the program. Mr. Delgado is excited to come back to Linden and apply all of what he has learned in his American ESL classroom.

Jul 22nd 12:04pm • No Comments

Middle school students are working together to complete one of the daily engineering challenges that the 21st Century Summer STEM Academy has to offer. Seventh grade students formed small groups to develop a two-wheel balloon car through the PBS Design Squad Engineering Curriculum. Student groups had only select materials to create the car such as a balloon, straw, craft stick, candy mints, tape and a rubber band. At the end of the engineering challenge, each group raced their balloon cars and made modifications.

Photo: Left to Right Darnelle Therjuste and Christopher Kelley (seventh grade students)

Jul 16th 12:06pm • No Comments

Day three of Summer School, the ESL students at School 9, eagerly presented their projects on the five food groups focusing on the importance of making healthy food choices. Students were excited to learn that by using the food pyramid, they can easily see which foods should be eaten more frequently and which should be eaten less in order to maintain a healthy diet.

Jul 10th 6:00pm • No Comments

The 21st Century Community Learning Center has coordinated a Summer STEM Academy at Joseph E. Soehl Middle School. The summer program provides twenty days of enrichment opportunities for students in grades six through eight during the month of July. During the program, students will have an opportunity to work on their summer reading assignments, participate in various STEM classes, attend field trips and select many recreation choices each day.

Photo: Garnesh Ramcharran, grade 7, testing out a design he created during the STEM Enrichment Class

Jul 10th 5:57pm • No Comments

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Jul 9th 6:12pm • No Comments

On July 7, 2014, School Nine proudly opened its doors and welcomed parents and students to its annual ESL Summer Enrichment Program. Parents had an opportunity to learn about the program and meet the staff: Principal-Richard Molinaro, Supervisor- Mrs. Paternostro, ESL Teacher- Mrs. Orelien-Armstead, Teacher Assistant- Ingrid Gomez and Secretary-Mary Ann Pirozzoli. According to Mrs. Armstead, School 9 is committed to meeting the academic and social needs of English Language Learners through rigorous English classes, focusing on a different theme each year. This past summer, the theme was Science. This year the Summer Enrichment Program will focus on Nutrition and Health to supplement English Language Acquisition. Students will engage in content- rich, fun group authentic activities and learning centers to improve their reading, listening, speaking and writing skills. By the end of the program, ESL students will have successfully completed their summer readings and projects.

Jul 9th 6:12pm • No Comments

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