School No. 6 teacher Deon Candia is fasting for Ramadan – even though he isn’t Muslim – to show solidarity with his fourth-grade student, Tarek Abdelkhalek, as he observes the Muslim Holy Month.
Senior athletes Luis Rodriguez, Toni Frino and Kangee Wilson have been chosen as scholar athletes by state and county governing bodies. All three plan to continue with athletics in college.
The N.J. Department of Education has named Linden Public Schools as a model district for the teaching of English as a Second Language for the next two school years, continuing a designation that has been in place for a decade.
Linden High School social studies teacher Rob Mangel held a voter registration drive for students the week of May 7 to 11. He signed up 47 students and continues to promote registration in school.
Representatives from the Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery visited School No. 1 on Thursday, May 10, to see in action the fifth-grade science kits that the company donated through an $80,000 grant to Linden Public Schools.