The Lion's Roar

Summer Edition July 2021

As of July 19, 2021, the Lindenwold School District partnered with ESS to manage the recruitment, hiring, training, and placement of substitute teachers. We are encouraging parents and other members of the community to consider joining us in one of the many substitute openings we have available – this is an excellent way to positively impact your community!

ESS offers the perfect mix of flexibility, training, and support. With the ability to hand-pick your
assignments from a user-friendly online system, you get to decide when, where, and how often
to work. Whether you’re just getting started in teaching, or a seasoned or retired teacher, the
company will give you the training and support you need to enter the classroom confident and

If you’re interested in applying, please complete an online application at or call
877.923.2244 for more information.

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The District has begun to hold meetings to introduce our proposal for a Lindenwold School District Early Childhood Building (PK, K, and 1st grade). The District is in critical need of this building to address the significant overcrowding issues we are facing in: School 4, School 5, and the Middle School. Building this building would allow the District to expand our preschool offerings (specifically for age 3 children), move our 5th grade class back into the elementary school model, and address the middle school overcrowding that now requires temporary classroom units to operate. The District will be offering additional meetings for the community in both English and in Spanish.

Just Imagine the possibility of the following district structure:

Early Childhood: PK - 1

School 4 & School 5: Grades 2 - 5

Middle School: Grades 6 - 8

High School: Grades 9 - 12

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The Board of Education and District Administration focus much of their attention on student and staff safety. We have many projects identified on our long range plan, and we work hard to budget, save, plan, and implement. This summer (2021) our schools are adding safety and security vestibules to our buildings which will allow our staff to better screen guests upon their arrival, and it will ease the process for our families when they arrive to school to drop off student items. (We all know those hectic mornings when something is forgotten on the kitchen table.) The construction work began as soon as school ended in June, and it will continue throughout the summer.


Have you noticed anything new at the Lindenwold Middle School? If you drive by you will notice it right on the LMS front yard!

The District has "adopted" some new temporary classroom units (TCUs) which will provide LMS with 6 additional classrooms which are desperately needed right now to address some immediate overcrowding needs at this time. The TCUs will have air conditioning, bathrooms, and the amenities of a traditional classroom. We will also be installing an awning for inclement weather so students can travel back and forth to the main building.

These units will remain until we can hopefully move forward with the construction of a new PK, K, and 1st grade building. The new PK, K, and 1st grade building will allow us to relocate our 5th grade students back into the elementary schools (School 4 and School 5). Removing an entire grade level from LMS will resolve the current overcrowding issue at LMS.

Overcrowding issues impact student programming. Once we address our overcrowding needs, we can then focus on expanding our student program offerings!

Over 400 elementary school students and over 250 middle school students are attending ESY this summer. This is our largest full-day extended school year program ever offered and staffed in Lindenwold history! In the a.m., students focus on academic needs in the area of ELA and Math. In the p.m., students benefit from STEM, physical education, and the arts.

High School students have also been offered opportunities for on-site enrichment in the areas of science, technology, and the arts. Our students who are in need of course recovery credits are engaging in remote learning through online recovery learning modules facilitated by our high school teaching staff. This format best accommodates our high school student needs as they balance work, marching band, and sport schedules over the summer months.

Come out on August 5th and/or August 6th to see our students perform High School Musical 2!!! Enjoy a beautiful evening at the Lindenwold Memorial Park, watching a show, under the stars. Remember to bring a blanket and/or your chair!!!!
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Do you have books you can donate to Have you loved a great book but now it sits on a shelf and you don't know who to share it with?

If you have those special books you can share with others, please stop by Driftaway Cafe in Lindenwold (near the High School) to drop off your books in the book bin. You can make your donation there. When you donate your books to Booksmiles, the books end up in the hands of teachers and children. They are NEVER sold. They are donated to families, children, and to teachers. Books of all ages (board boards to adult level reading books) are welcome!