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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
McManus pep rally
McManus Middle School celebrates its students and their school spirit in its brand new auditorium.
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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.
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).
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."
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 9 Black History Month
Each grade level put on a skit for a school-wide Black History Month assembly on Feb. 23.
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.
NJROTC drill teams
Linden High School NJROTC drill teams performing at a ceremony following the cadets' annual inspection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
FiOS 1 report
FiOS 1 News' Jessica Ormon reports from Linden High School on a student march and sit-in for stricter gun laws and to remember school shooting victims.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
McManus drones
Seventh- and eighth-graders at McManus Middle School took what they learned in their computer coding class and applied it to flying drones in the school cafeteria. The drones were NOT remote controlled, but rather pre-programmed to fly across the room and back, and land where they started. It's harder than it sounds.
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.
CBS News reports on No. 91's retirement
Otis Livingston puts a spotlight on a special night in Linden as Jets star and Tigers legend Muhammad Wilkerson's football jersey is retired.
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.
Hip hop for the 21st Century
The 21st Century Community Learning Center, an after-school program at Soehl Middle School in Linden, was treated to a show called Hip Hop Fundamentals. The four showmen taught the students about the history of hip hop, danced, and brought students and teachers onstage to teach them the moves.
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.
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.
Cat in the Hat visits School No. 5
School No. 5 children delighted in a visit from The Cat in the Hat -- also starring teachers Marissa Scorese and Vanessa Kennaway at Thing 1 and Thing 2.
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.
Law Day at LHS
Linden High School social studies students spent the morning of Thursday, May 17, meeting and talking with members of the legal community for Law Day.
School 10 Hoop Shoot
Students at School No. 10 shot hoops on Friday, Feb. 16, to raise awareness of the American Heart Association and the importance of exercise for a healthy heart. Special guests from the Linden Police Department, Linden Fire Department and Board of Education joined in the fun and gave the young shooters some pointers.
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.
Soehl's "Halloween" theme
Musicians from Soehl Middle School perform the theme song from the movie "Halloween." From left to right are teacher Anthony Cartinella, and students Alejandro Carro-Quesada, Dacian Doss and Tavion Rayford.
School No. 2 Fifth-Grade Barbecue
The students had a day of fun at Memorial Park.
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.
October School 2 News
Students update us on the happenings at School No. 2, including class trips, Hispanic Heritage Month and more.
April School 2 News
Monthly student news fro School No. 2
"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.
December School 2 News
Topics of the monthly student news show include the school's winter concert and other holiday festivities.
Former Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno spoke at Linden High School on March 27 as part of Women's History Month. She spoke about obstacles that she faced as a woman in politics, and urged students to get the best education they can so that they can take advantage of opportunities in life.
Save a Life tour
The Save a Life Tour visited Linden High School on Friday, Feb. 2, to teach seniors about the dangers of drunken and distracted driving through the use of advanced driving simulators that replicate the affects of drinking and driving, and texting while driving.