Due to the impending snowstorm, Link will close at 1:00 pm today, Friday, February 8.
Come learn about all that Link has to offer…an outstanding middle school education to prepare your child for high school and beyond, a diverse extra-curricular program to broaden your child’s horizons and a warm and nurturing environment emphasizing lifelong core values to help your child’s personal development and growth.
Visit us and you’ll know why Link has been so successful for over 40 years in educating the youth of Newark and the surrounding areas!
On the 14th, we’ll be open from 6 pm – 8 pm with a tour and panels of current students, alumni, parents and staff who will tell you all you want to know about Link! We look forward to meeting you and your child!
Link Community School abounded with spirit and excitement last week during our annual School Spirit Week! Linkers celebrated the school with a tremendous amount of joy and elation! Each day they dressed in a particular theme: Nerd Day, Crazy Socks Day, Mix/Match and Backwards Day, Career Day…and the best of all…Purple and Gold (school colors) Day!
There were daily co-ed basketball games between Academic Teams, ending with a hotly contested game on Friday between Team Staha (grade 7) and Team Umoja (grade 8). The victors, Team Staha, thanks to great offense by Brian Antoine ‘14, advanced to play the Link Faculty. The faculty team, including Greg Silver, Nick Dwyer, Colin Greene, Tony Hill, Leo Caraballo and Coach Mike Wilson ’94 managed the win.
During the week, Teams designed Team posters and created Team cheers that were presented to the entire student body on Friday. Also on Friday, there was a Pep Rally, with introductions of our girls’ and boys’ basketball teams, a performance by the Link Drum Line and the Link cheerleaders, a dance competition and finally, one big line dance with everyone…students, staff and some parents gleefully (and energetically) participating. What a wonderful week – students exhibiting pride and excitement about their school in a fun and spirited way!
Link Community School in Newark is pleased to announce the winners of its first annual essay contest for 6th grade students in Newark and the surrounding area. The winners were First Place – Jai Miller, Heywood Avenue School in Orange; Second Place – KyAsia Mays, Great Oaks Charter School in Newark; and Third Place – Latasia Anderson, Merit Prep Charter School in Newark. They won, respectively, an Acer C7 Chromebook, a Kindle Fire, and a gift card.
Sixty students from several elementary schools entered the contest, writing on the theme of social justice in honor of the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. They were to identify an injustice, inequality or unfair treatment affecting in their community and propose solutions to address it. All contest entrants received certificates of participation for their efforts at a celebration at Link last night.
Link’s Head of School Maria Pilar Paradiso expressed appreciation to the contestants, saying, “The essays were thoughtful and well written, clearly expressing issues which face our communities daily. It is refreshing and encouraging that the contestants, at their age, are so concerned about social injustice, the precept on which Link was founded in 1969 by the Sisters of St. Dominic, and so eager to find ways to alleviate it.”