NEWS

Link selected to exhibit in prestigious Newark Arts Festival

We are proud that Link has been selected, for the second year, to participate in the Newark Arts Festival.  Our exhibit, “Inspiration from Textile Artists, ” will showcase original artwork created by current students and recent alumni, and will be open on Saturday, October 6 from noon until 4 pm.  The students’ art was inspired by African Adinkra and Kente cloth and by master artists such as Faith Ringgold, the Gee Bee Quilters, El Anatsui, and Kehinde Wiley.  Students created their art under the guidance of Mrs. Gwen Howard, Link’s fine arts teacher, and local artists-in-residence. We invite the Link community to visit the gallery to see the amazing artistic talent of our scholars! Drop-in art sessions will be provided for youth and families.

The Newark Arts Festival is New Jersey’s largest multi-day celebration of the visual and performing arts, occurring over four days in the great city of Newark.  Now in its 17th year, the festival draws thousands of visitors, as more than 100 venues join forces to showcase visual, performing, and literary art. Link is proud to be selected as an “art gallery” in this year’s celebration of the arts in Newark.

Here are just a couple pieces of student art that will be featured in the exhibit:

First Day of the New School Year

Link Community Charter School opened its doors this morning to 296 happy and excited scholars! Check out the photos of our first day of the 2018-2019 school year!

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Link to Open on Tues., 9/4 for 2018-19 school year!

Link staff is ready for the arrival of our scholars on Tuesday, September 4th. The building will open at 7:15 am for all students. Lower House begins at 7:45 am and Upper House at 8 am.  Dismissal time is new this year: 4:10 pm for all students. Breakfast and lunch will be served.

We look forward to starting a new year with our students!

Exploring and Creating during STEM Week 2018!

Link’s 6th and 7th grade scholars experienced an intensive but exciting week of project-based learning in STEM recently. Using curriculum from i2Learning, our sixth graders explored the intersection of art and technology with kinetic sculptures – dimensional art from any medium that moves naturally or is powered manually or by machine. Among the sculptures they made were simple mobiles, marble runs, and gear-based automata. Seventh grade students learned about ecosystems and worked in small teams to investigate negative changes happening in a fictional ecosystem, Loon Lake, and engineered ways to remedy the problem. Through project-based learning, not only do students learning something new academically, they also build their cooperative learning, critical thinking, reasoning, and communication skills.

Toyota takes us out to the ballgame!

A great way to end the school year – a trip to the Bronx to see that Yankees play! New York Region Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. treated 125 students and staff to a great day the ballpark, including lunch and snacks. One teacher chaperoning the trip stated, “…the kids were happy and had fun, and it was a joy to watch them enjoying themselves. The experience of being there with each other on such a beautiful day, having a little bit of freedom and excitement, seemed just the perfect way to end the school year. Thank you to Toyota!” P.S. And the Yankees won!

 

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