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Students in seventh-grade honors science classes at McManus Middle School and Soehl Middle School took a trip to the Hawk Rise Sanctuary in Linden on Monday to look at water quality. Instructors Christine Whorton and Jim Fenton of New Jersey Audubon walked them through chemical test of water samples and helped them examine wetlands samples for signs of life. Other seventh-graders from both schools will be visiting the sanctuary over the next week learning about the invasive species of phragmites that has become common in New Jersey. The program is sponsored by BASF Science Education in North America. Students in Monday’s afternoon session were accompanied by teachers Marc Devino of McManus and Karen Carlough of Soehl. ... See MoreSee Less

Today's The Star-Ledger recognizes Linden as one of just four districts in Union County to be recognized in the amazing group of "Best Communities for Music Education" in the nation. This is Linden's fourth consecutive year being honored. ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Earth Day! A group of second-graders hit the perfect note singing for the rest of School No. 1 on Friday morning. ... See MoreSee Less

Superintendent Danny A. Robertozzi took his talents to School No. 8 on Friday to help celebrate the Week of the Young Child. Dr. Robertozzi played guitar and sang "Itsy Bitsy Spider" to students from Sue Larmore's and Tracey Merton's pre-K classes. Ms. Larmore joined him on piano. ... See MoreSee Less