Linwood Middle School is a learning community comprised of 6th , 7th , and 8th grade students who are organized into teams that are divided into two House Centers. Each team has its specific identity and is intended to serve as a personalized environment. The Core Curriculum includes courses in Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. This Core is supported by Life Skills courses where students explore Music, Art, Computers, Technology and World Languages (French, Spanish, German, and Italian). We also offer a Health program that includes our Drug Abuse Resistance Education(DARE) and Gang Resistance Education and Training (GREAT) programs and a Physical Education curriculum that supports the physical development of middle level students. Our Learning Center provides enhancements to support the Core Curriculum Subject Areas for students classified for Special Education services.
Linwood Middle School offers its students a variety of co-curricular opportunities. Linwood Middle School students have taken on major roles in drama productions and as members of the award-winning band, choir, and orchestra performance groups. Active co-curricular groups include Yearbook, Student Council, Environmental (SEAL) School Environment at Linwood, SAFE Teens, Video Club, School Newspaper, Academic Challenge, Literacy Magazine, Book Club, along with our recently added Junior National Honor Society. Additionally, all students at LMS have the opportunity to participate on our Athletic Teams Boys and Girls Soccer, Cheerleading, Softball, Boys and Girls Lacrosse, Boys and Girls Basketball,Boys and Girls Cross Country, Gymnastics and Wrestling. We believe that providing students the chance to participate in a variety of activities will support the intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development, further supporting the success at Linwood Middle School.
The Linwood Middle School works closely with a Parent Teacher Student Organization (PTSO) and the community to ensure a partnership in our students’ education. The PTSO sponsors a mini-grant program for staff for innovative ideas, sponsors Book Fairs to increase reading, and sponsors educational assemblies to promote a learning climate. We have been recognized for the second consecutive year by the New Jersey Learn and Serve Program and the New Jersey Center of Character Education through service as a Lead School in Service Learning, known as PACES, Partnership for Advancing Character Education through Service. Our project, “What’s A Million” is a service learning activity of teaching the concept of money in the school’s curriculum while assisting the Community’s Food Bank and was honored by “Classroom Close-Up NJ” by New Jersey Education Association.
Our students are provided with opportunities both during and beyond the school day for academic enrichment. During the last period of the school day, all students have a “Read and Review” period which provides support in test taking strategies in preparation for state mandated tests, provides extra help for students in their classes, and incorporates different lessons on Character Education. Additionally, Linwood Middle School also provides an exciting after school program entitled “Project Response” which is assisted by our Municipal Alliance. This program provides additional support using computer based programs and addressing various social topics.