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Linden Grove Students of the Month for February

  • 6A Team – Sincere Clark

    Sincere Clark is 6A's student on the month.  Sincere is very focused in classes and completes all of her assignments on time with all the requirements.  She participates in class discussions and works wonderfully with groups.  Sincere is an amazing student and all of her teachers are very happy to have her in class each day. 


    6B Team –  Lambert Zekoko

    Math: Ms Knudsen:

    Lambert is a great student. He is always one of the first students in class, asking what we are going to do for the day. He stays on top of assignments, turning them in on time, and sometimes even completes extra Dreambox activities. He is also a great leader in class by participating, asking questions, and leading breakout rooms. Lambert is a joy to have in my math class. 


    ELA: Mr Jansheski:

    Mr. Zekoko is a model student who always does his best.  His attendance is great and he turns in his work consistently and with high quality effort.  Even though he doesn't like reading stories more than once, he will do whatever is asked and does it well!


    Social Studies: Ms Burrell

    Lambert brings a wonderful perspective to class.  He enjoys sharing stories from his home country of Ruwanda and even includes words from his native Swahili language in some of his writing.  He always has the will to fix anything he got wrong and is a very hard worker.  

    In his own words, he wants to: 

    "Keep on trying and give it my all/ I want to keep doing my thing and keep learning from my mistakes and achieving what I put my mind to" - Lambert

    Science: Ms Wortham:

    I nominate Lambert as student of the Month, primarily due to his resilience and willingness to not give up, he has a drive inside of him that pushes him to the next level academically! 

    In addition, Lambert has shown consistent improvement in the area of socially connecting with his teachers and peers.

    Lambert is no longer the most reticent student on our Team, he has truly grown from the beginning of the school year to now by leaps and bounds, taking charge of his education and social life. 

    As a result of his consistent improvements, Lambert has become our top choice for the Most Improved Student on the 6B Team!


    7A Team – Lauren Taylor 

    We nominate Lauren Taylor as our student of the month. She is in class every day with a smile on her face! She participates in class and is willing to help other students. Her kindness is inspiring to both students and staff.


    7B Team – Madalyn Lindberg 

    Team 7B has chosen Madalyn Lindberg as our Student of the Month!  Madalyn is an exemplary student who is incredibly dedicated to doing her very best at everything she does. She is always willing to help a teacher or classmate in need and consistently follows and exceeds our expectations. We enjoy seeing Madalyn's smiling face in our classes everyday and appreciate her participation and positive attitude! Madalyn is an extraordinary student and we are so grateful to have her on our team this year!


    8A Team – Giuliana Bush

    Giuliana Bush is one of our amazing 8A students who can be found with her camera on and microphone at the ready. She is always on time and ready to engage in class. She consistently participates in discussion, adding thoughtful comments and questions that draw upon meaningful connections and push the thinking of her peers and teachers. She is a beautiful poet with a heart of gold. We are so proud to have her on our team!


    8B Team – Kaljona Thaumanavar 

    We would like to introduce our Student of the Month. She is a very caring young lady. She comes to all of her classes everyday and works beyond what is expected of her. She is an excellent student and very respectful of others. We are so very proud to present to you KALJONA THAUMANAVAR as our student of the month for February.

      The Jeter’s Leaders Recruitment 2021 Application is now open for Linden Grove 8th grade students

      • Jeter’s Leaders is a leadership development program created to empower, recognize, and enhance the skills of high school students who:

        • Promote healthy lifestyles, free of alcohol and substance abuse
        • Achieve academically
        • Are committed to improving their community through social change activities
        • Serve as role models to younger students and deliver a positive message to their peers

        To be eligible, the applicant must:

        • Be a high school freshman in the fall
        • Be drug and alcohol free
        • Have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (B)
        • Be involved in community service, extracurricular activities, and/or sports
        • Be a resident of the New York Metropolitan or Western Michigan Area
        • Have a desire to be dedicated to the Program and promote social change


        Jeter's Leaders Information Sessions will be virtual this year. The information sessions are important for students to learn about the program before applying, ask questions and potentially hear from some of the current Leaders in the program. Please reference this website for dates and times. 



        Please contact Mr. Spybrook if you have any questions about the program.

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          Hello LG Students and Families, I am the art teacher Mr. McKinney and I would like to take this opportunity to invite all students, who are interested, to join the Dungeons & Dragons after school club. If you like fantasy, anime, or games like The witcher, Skyrim or Zelda this club is for you. Players take on the role of a character in a cooperative story with others and go on adventures, fight monsters, and win treasure. One player takes the role of DM who helps create the story and plays the role of all of the other characters in the game. Traditionally this is done in person at a table with pencils, paper and dice. This trimester we will be using Google Meets and a free online application called Roll 20. Check out this video if you have no idea what I am talking about. Parents, I realize that more screen time might not be what most of our kids need right now, however, if your kids are like mine the majority of their socialising comes from online video games and is not of the best quality. This club will give them the opportunity to socialise as they play in a friendly environment with their peers. There are also a number of other benefits that come from playing Role Playing games including, building creativity, math, social skills and more. If you want to know more please check out the parents page on the club website here. I will be hosting this club on Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 each week starting this week on 1/14. If you are interested please join the Google classroom with the code qy4nr6o If you can't make it this week go ahead and sign up and I will help get you started. Please feel free to email me any questions, Ian McKinney

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          • Zoobotics robot
            FTC Team# 13917 has already qualified for the state tournament with their robot’s performance in the first tournament, so they focused on trying to win the non-robot performance awards in their latest competition.
            The top award is the “Inspire Award." It is given to the team that best embodies the ‘challenge’ of the FIRST Tech Challenge program.  This team is a top contender for many other judged awards and is a gracious competitor. The team won the “Inspire Award” third place. 
            The second top award is the “Think Award”.  It is given to the team that best reflects the journey the team took as they experienced the engineering design process during the build season. They must show an understanding of the underlying science, mathematics and game strategies.The team won the “Think Award” first place.  
            The team also won the “Control Award” third place. This award celebrates a team that uses sensors and software to increase the robot’s functionality in the field. 
            Congratulation to the team members:
             Aksay (Linden Grove-6th), Carolyn (Hillside-6th), Justin (Hillside-8th), Lucas( Hillside-6th)
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          • ATT: Linden Grove Alumni

            We have a limited number of 2019/20 yearbooks for sale if anyone is interested.

            Please contact Ms. Bennett @ 269.337.1740 to make arrangements!

            (Cost is $20.00)

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          • Incoming sixth graders to Linden Grove (or any middle school) DO NOT need to exchange Chromebooks. If they received one in the spring, they keep that one! ONLY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS should be exchanging computers.
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          • Parents please remember to update your address, cellphone, and email information with the office, so we can keep a good flow of information between home and school!

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