COMMUNITY LION'S ROAR!

End March 2022 / April 2022

MESSAGE TO COMMUNITY

The NJ Department of Health will be hosting a COVID vaccination clinic on Wednesday April 6th from 3pm-6pm at the Lindenwold High School gymnasium. Individuals ages 12 and over are eligible for the vaccine. First, second and booster shots will be available from all manufacturers. Walk-ins are welcome and there will be both Spanish and English personnel to assist.


Please complete and bring the attached consent form in this email.

Lindenwold Schools Food Pantry is scheduled for Wednesday, April 6th at 12 noon in the Lindenwold High School parking lot. Please bring reusable bags to the pantry to receive this month's distribution. For the safety of everyone, we request that all attend by car and follow the drive-thru procession. You can leave your bags in your trunk for us to package your food. Please be advised a valid ID and proof of address are required!
The results of the survey has been shared with the BOE. They are currently reviewing the information. I will share out the information with our community in our next edition of the Lion's Roar.
The Wiz (4/8) Movie CLIP - I'm a Mean Old Lion (1978) HD
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LPS would like to thank: the Lindenwold Municipal Alliance, the Winslow Police Department, and the Camden County High Tech Crime Unit for coming to our school district to share important "look fors" with community members. Cyber incidents and substance abuse were the two primary topics for this evening.

The Lindenwold School District welcomed two new staff members to our Lion Team in 2021 - 2022 to spearhead the expansion of our Gifted and Talented offerings and program opportunities - Ms. Jennifer Smith and Mrs. Jennifer Donovan.


Mrs. Jennifer Smith works with students from School 4 and School 5. She started the year with push-in enrichment activities for elementary classes and has now started a pull-out program for the students in grades 3 and 4. Mrs. Smith has 20 plus years’ experience in public education, and has spent her career in the South Jersey area. Mrs. Smith received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees from Glassboro State/Rowan University. Mrs. Smith teaches our early elementary students in both our elementary schools every other week. She also provides a targeted G and T program to our third and fourth grade students 2 days a week on a rotating basis.


The Middle School program is led by Mrs. Jennifer Donovan. Mrs. Donovan brings 14 years of experience to the district. Previously, she served as a middle school English teacher. Mrs. Donovan attended college in London, and has an undergraduate degree in theater and a Master’s degree in Communications. At Lindenwold Middle School, Mrs. Donovan teaches two sections of Gifted and Talented at each grade level. She meets with identified students in our Gifted and Talented Program in grades 5 - 8 every other day.


The purpose of the program is to expose all of our students to enrichment and critical thinking opportunities at an early age while also meeting the needs of our identified gifted learners in Lindenwold. In order to qualify for the targeted G & T program (gr. 3 - 8), students must demonstrate excellence as compare to their peers using multiple criteria: a demonstrated record of academic excellence in one or several areas of study; a record of high achievement when comparing local norms on state assessments; a teacher recommendation; and/or a history of performance above grade level in the classroom.


Our younger students in the program are learning about circuit boards, conductivity, and currents this year. The fourth graders are using “Little Bits”, which embeds electronic learning experiences with a heavy focus on the design process. “Little Bits” is supplemented with an online design app, which allows students to virtually create a challenge before physically designing it.


Mrs. Donovan is teaching lessons aligned to her students’ interest. Our middle school students have learned about extreme weather, prehistoric life, adaptation and evolution, space, geology, and science fiction. Students have already and designed board games and coded simple games using Scratch. Other students made models while one class grew crystals using household solutions. Students have even been practicing their public speaking skills (which made a lot of them very nervous!). As the year progresses, the students will begin learning about Stop-Motion Animation and then will design their own theme parks.


While speaking of the new program, Mrs. Donovan stated: “A lot of people want to know if this is a "math" class or a "STEM" class or a "history" class. And honestly, it is all of those things. It is less about the subject matter and more about the depth and complexity of how we learn. We talk about everything in our classes - science, history, current events, government, art. Overall, we are studying the world, the human condition, what it is to be part of a society, and how pieces of society work (or don't work) together. My goal is to encourage my students to think critically, to activate their curiosity, and to provide them opportunities to explore their interests.”


Welcome to the District Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Donovan!

School Five Celebrates 100th Day of School, 2-22-22 & PI Day!

For our 100th Day school-wide celebration, School Five students and staff dressed as centenarians for the day. In addition, we had activities to highlight our 100th day, such as 100 seconds of jumping, counting videos, and 100th day poems in English and Spanish read aloud by staff throughout the day.


On Twos-day-2-22-22 was a special palindrome at School Five, our staff and students also celebrated this very special day with word stories and choice boards of activities related to this special day.


Lastly, kicked off PI Day on 3.14 with staff-made PIES- savory and sweet! During our staff lunch periods, staff were welcome to join in the tasting of our PIES. In the classrooms, teachers and students worked on engaging activities- Race to PI.

School Five's Read Across America Week!

During Read Across America Week, School Five students learned about five different regions of the United States and famous authors from those regions. Our learning focused on the climate, geological features and authors for each of the following regions: Northeast, Midwest, West, Southeast, and Southwest.


Our students had a special treat of having video read alouds from our very own teachers, as well as Dr. Mancinelli. Below is a fan-favorite video of Mrs. Bernardino (our Math Coach) and Mrs. Scherf (BSI Math Teacher). Thank you to everyone that took the time to participate. Our students truly loved the videos.

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Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge Visits School Five

Our First Graders marveled at the opportunity to see wild animals up close. Mr. Jim brought with him a skunk, an owl and a snake. In addition, students had the opportunity to the fur, horns and shells of various animals. It was quite the experience for our First Graders and their teachers!

Cubs' Pride PBIS Self-Care Celebration at School Five!

March 25th was our school-wide Self-Care Day at School Five! Our classrooms engaged in self care as a reward for our students earning and meeting our Cubs' Pride goal. Activities such as outside time, yoga, coloring and guided drawing, virtual obstacle course, fun read alouds, free dance/dance parties, music fun and games, and praise parties were all part of our menu of choices.

SPIRIT WEEK

LMS Spirit week kicked off the week of March 14th involving both students and staff!! Including pajama day, favorite comic, book or movie character day, twin day just to name a few.... How fun!!

Congratulations to all of our February 2022 Students of the Month!

Congratulations to our February Students of the Month!


Alisa Quinones

Shahan Ahmed

Fatima Rodrigues Arriaza

Khalayia Birch

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