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Dinner for Issy
Members of the Linden Public Schools community turned out in force on Tuesday, May 1, at a fundraiser at Amici's Restaurant to support Isabel Dominguez, a first-grader at School No. 8, who is battling leukemia. Isabel's mother spoke about how grateful she is for the love the family is receiving from the community.
NJROTC drill teams
Linden High School NJROTC drill teams performing at a ceremony following the cadets' annual inspection.
Middle school cheerleaders
The cheerleading squads from McManus and Soehl were filled with the Tiger Spirit when the girls basketball teams from their schools played at Linden High School.
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McManus pep rally
McManus Middle School celebrates its students and their school spirit in its brand new auditorium.
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LHS pumped up for pep rally
Linden High School students were pumped up for Friday's pep rally, which put a spotlight on our Tigers fall sports teams as well as the cheerleaders, madrigals, marching band, NJROTC and dance company.
Marching band orientation for middle-schoolers
Linden's eighth-grade band students got a taste of what high school marching band is all about with an orientation last week. The LHS marching band performed its show, and gave the younger students some tips on marching and music.
School 6 pep rally
School No. 6 students and staff had a party to celebrate excellence last week at a pep rally on the school playground. The focus of the rally was to induct nine students into the school's PARCC Hall of Fame for exceeding expectations on state assessments.
Dance class with Mrs. Brady
Here's a small glimpse into the work that has earned Linden High School's Barbara Brady the title of Dance Teacher of the Year for a region that stretches from Maine to Maryland.
Walk And Talk With Dad
All School No. 2 fathers are invited to our Walk and Talk With Dad event on Sept. 18 at 8:30 a.m.
School 2 Winter Wonderland
School No. 2 staff join school spirit with holiday spirit.
FiOS 1 News at School 6
School No. 6 teacher Deon Candia and his fourth-grade student Tarek Abelkhalek talk to FiOS 1 News about their Ramadan fast. Candia is not Muslim, but he is fasting in solidarity with Tarek.
School No. 2 Fifth-Grade Barbecue
The students had a day of fun at Memorial Park.
School 2 Daddy-Daughter Dance
School No. 2 held its first "Daddy-Daughter Dance" on Friday, with a Disney princess theme running through the school. The night started with appetizers on the playground, then dinner in the cafeteria and dancing in the gym. Dads were provided with tiaras and white roses to give to their girls, and there were also stations for face-painting and photos. The night was part of the school's ongoing "Fathers Matter, Too" initiative to keep dads involved in their kids' school life.
ESL Model District
Our supervisor and teachers of English as a Second Language talk about what makes Linden's program so special as to be named a model district by the New Jersey Department of Education.
Tour new-look Soehl Middle School
Principal Richard Molinaro takes us on a tour of the new-look Soehl Middle School in Linden, NJ, after a summer facelift.
School 2 newscast
Students and staff at School 2 put together this video newsletter with students as newscasters.
Homecoming bonfire
Linden High School held its first homecoming bonfire on Tuesday, Nov. 21, to get everyone "fired" up about Wednesday night's Thanksgiving showdown with the rival Union Farmers.
Paul Blue Memorial Elementary School Track & Field Meet
Students from our eight elementary schools competed in the event May 22 and 23 at Tiger Stadium at Cooper Field. It is named for a longtime and beloved physical education teacher in Linden.
2017 in Review
As the calendar turns to 2018, here's a quick look back at some of the highlights of the school year so far.
LHS March and Sit-in
Linden High School students took part on Wednesday morning in a nationwide day of protest and memorial to remember the students and staff who lost their lives in Parkland, Fla., and to call for new measures against gun violence. Many students took part in a quiet and emotional sit-in in the school's hallways for 17 minutes as the names of those killed in Parkland were read. Hundreds of others marched on the streets around the building chanting "Never Again" and "Enough is Enough." After the march, those students quietly entered the building and joined the sit-in. "I am incredibly proud of you," Principal Yelena Horre told the students. "I feel privileged to be your principal."
"Always be honest and kind"
School No. 1 third-graders sing for their schoolmates, urging them to "always be honest and kind." The assembly was part of the Positive Behavior Support in Schools program.
School No. 5 assembly
School No. 5 held an assembly for its PBSIS (Positive Behavior Support in Schools) program, rewarding classes for good attendance and recognizing students of the month for Pre-K through Grade 2 for December and January. The kindergarten students performed a song on the theme of caring, and the new School No. 5 cheerleading squad rallied the crowd.
Welcome back to School No. 4
School No. 4 staff welcomes students for the first day of the 2018-19 school year.
NJROTC military signees
Linden High School NJROTC Commander Boyd Decker on Feb. 21 honored eight of his senior cadets who have committed to serve in the U.S. Armed Forces. Commander Decker singled out each of the cadets for praise during an emotional ceremony in the Linden High School gym, and called their proud parents out to join them, to the applause of the crowd and their fellow cadets.
What will your impact be?
Students in Linda Burt-Moquete's fifth-grade class at School No. 10 demonstrate ways that they are making a difference in their community.
The First Tee
Linden's elementary school physical education teachers got an afternoon of training on May 11 in The First Tee, a new golf-based curriculum that will be introduced into the schools in September. The teachers had fun playing some of The First Tee games among themselves during their professional development session at School No. 10.
School 9 rainbow
Students at School No. 9 gathered on the playground Monday to form a rainbow for Spirit Day, an early recognition of Earth Day, which is April 22. Each grade level was assigned a color of the spectrum to wear. School social worker Marissa Hudak formed them into the shape of a rainbow stretching into a cloud, while fourth-grade teacher Mitch Gorbunoff took photos from the roof.
NJROTC Change of Command
The Linden High School NJROTC unit said goodbye to its senior leaders and welcomed a new regimental commanding officer and leadership in an impressive and at times emotional Change of Command Ceremony on Thursday night. Junior cadet Gilbert Nolasco was promoted to captain to take the helm of over 450 cadets as regimental commanding officer for the 2018-19 school year, replacing senior Je T'aime Thompson, who will be attending Rutgers University on a full Navy ROTC scholarship. Commander Boyd Decker, senior Naval Science instructor, also recognized seniors Bermuda Pierre and Jennyfer Mendoza, who were also awarded the full Navy ROTC scholarship from Rutgers.
Marching band premiere
The Linden High School Marching Band debuted this season's show of "Romeo & Juliet" -- still a work in progress -- for family and friends at School No. 9 on Aug. 24.
School No. 1 sings for Earth Day
A group of second-graders hit the right note in their performance for the morning announcements leading up to Earth Day.
School 9 Black History Month
Each grade level put on a skit for a school-wide Black History Month assembly on Feb. 23.
Atiya Perkins' acceptance speech
School No. 2 Principal Atiya Perkins gives an inspiring acceptance speech as the City of Linden names her its 2018 honoree for Black History Month.
Duct Tape the Principal
Students at School No. 6 paid $1 per strip of duct tape to tape Principal William Mastriano to a wall in the school gym. The event raised over $600, which goes toward the school's Leader in Me initiative to teach leadership and life skills to students and create a culture of student empowerment.
Under the Big Top
School No. 1 families came together Wednesday for a night of fun "Under the Big Top." The circus-themed party of food, fun and games featured stations in the gym with temporary tattoos, face-painting, Scrabble, coloring and crafts, and third-grade teacher Michael Mastriano dressed as a clown making balloon animals. Down the hall, classrooms were set up for games of Jeopardy and Family Feud, as well as karaoke. The night was sponsored by the Linden Education Association and FAST (Families and Schools Together).
McManus music
The young musicians at McManus Middle School held an open house holiday caroling concert. Classes and visitors were welcome to come in and out as they could, while the school's choir, band and orchestra played a variety of holiday favorites.
March School 2 News
School No. 2 students have released their monthly newscast for March, featuring stories on Women's History Month, a meeting of the district's principals, students of the month, a buddy reading program, a faculty sing-off, and more.
Walkathon to Benefit LINCS Food Pantry
Linden Public Schools students came together June 1 for a day of fun for a worthy cause. Students and staff gathered at Wilson Park for the annual schools-sponsored walkathon to benefit the local food pantry operated by the Linden Interfaith Network for Community Services (LINCS). With donations still coming in, the event has surpassed $4,000 in donations.
Happy Chinese New Year!
Linden High School students made the rounds today to help younger students celebrate the Year of the Dog. Chinese teacher Lin Lin Hu led two buses filled with the LHS dance company, taigu drummers and dragon team -- with four wild dragons! -- to both middle schools and several elementary schools for a musical and visual demonstration that thrilled the children. The video is from School No. 8.
LHS Black History
The Linden High School Black History Month program on Feb. 23 used music, fashion, dance, poetry and guest speakers to celebrate African-American history and to highlight lesser-known figures who made contributions to history.
All City Art & Music Festival
Highlights of our 43rd annual All City Music and Art Festival, featuring performances by the Linden High School concert band, a combined Soehl Middle School and McManus Middle School concert band, the Linden High School dance company, and a chorus made of up of students from each of our eight elementary schools.
Roller figure skater heading to nationals
FiOS 1 News features Linden High School senior Jaclyn Beviano, who is heading to the national championship for roller figure skating.
Alley-Oop for Autism
The Linden High School girls basketball team on April 26 hosted its first "Alley-Oop for Autism," a basketball tournament that raised funds for the Union County Spectrum All-Stars, a group that provides recreational opportunities for individuals with autism. Teams from the Linden Public Schools, Linden Police Department, Linden Fire Department, and Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services played for the cause.
School No. 5 celebrates Women's History Month
School No. 5 celebrated Women's History Month on March 27 with a panel of women leaders from inside and outside the school that spoke to and performed for Grades 3 through 5. PTA member Toni Young sang Jill Scott's song "Golden" and fourth-grader Kaylee Wing sang Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are." Students got to see a tae kwon do exhibition by instructor Amanda McKenzie, the niece of School No. 5 teacher Nanci Kobylarz, who read a poem that she wrote. Other speakers included Michele Dorney, director of human resources for Linden Public Schools; brain scientist Helen Genova; School No. 5 teachers Stacy Dauphin, Darla Saddler and Jacqueline Caughman; and Board of Education members Theresa Villani and Tracey Birch.
Commencement 2018
Linden High School celebrates the Class of 2018 at its 108th Commencement Ceremony, featuring New Jersey Commissioner of Education Lamont Repollet as keynote speaker.
All City Music and Art Festival (Uncut)
Uncut version of our 43rd annual All City Music and Art Festival, featuring performances by the Linden High School concert band, a combined Soehl Middle School and McManus Middle School concert band, the Linden High School dance company, and a chorus made of up of students from each of our eight elementary schools.
"We the People ..."
Students in Joe Marretta's accelerated U.S. history class performed the School House Rock classic, "The Preamble," with the help of student teacher Courtney Coughlin. The project coincided with class lessons on the establishment of the U.S. government.
School 10 Sweetheart Dance
School No. 10 students danced the night away with their moms and dads at the pre-Valentine's Day Sweetheart Dance.
School 1 anti-bullying program
School No. 1 fourth-graders showed their talents when they put on an anti-bullying assembly for the rest of the school.