Exciting news from Lincoln Middle School! Our center garden is now home to two sleek, new gazebos, providing a cozy retreat for our students and staff.
Mr. Smart's Bilingual Math Class at LMS dives into collaborative learning! Together, they tackle problems involving both rational and irrational numbers. #LincolnLearning
LMS: Advocates, counselors, and problem-solvers: Meet Ms. Roberts, Ms. Scher, and Ms. Caserta-Smith. Their multidimensional roles serve to uplift every student's educational journey. Let's appreciate the hard work that often goes unseen. #StaffFeatureFriday
Honoring Excellence: September Students of the Month 🌟
Dear Lincoln Middle School Community,
We are thrilled to announce and celebrate the outstanding achievements of our September Students of the Month. These remarkable individuals have demonstrated exceptional dedication to their studies, leadership within our school community, and commitment to their personal growth.
Please join us in congratulating the following students:
Victor Perez -Jurado German Peralta
Amine Azhari Mahir Mahmud
Camila Ati Mora Pedro Grandizoli Garcia
Nyree Pickens Alexia Ferreira Duarte
Arianna Rivera Chimbo Lucas Camargo Dos Santos Olivia Santana Dayanna Chavez
Noah Sullivan Aditi Jani
Bree Rocco Samantha Ribeiro
Diana Matos Ester Glanzmann Cerqueira
Olivia Santana Nathan Riviera
Ester Fernandez Lucas Ferri Doti
Amarie Campos Camila Guzman
Eliana Das Neves Amanda Caldeira
Noah Sullivan Christopher Solano Salas
Vallery Taveras Matias Neto
Keanu Mogollon Abigail Buchanan
Dominic Valera Ysabella Soto
Miyah Cruz Emily Rodriguez
Arelis Ruiz Martinez Pedro Grinan
Gabriel Galeas Celi Alexander Horruitiner Gonzalez
Ariel Avendano Perez Celina Singh
William Taliente Giovanni Arcos
Lexi Duarte Isabella Antunes
Congratulations to each and every one of them!
Photo by 7th grade students Kevin R. and Kassandra S.
Celebrating Kindness: LMS September Caught Being Kind Award Winners
Join us in applauding our September Caught Being Kind award winners! Nominated by their teachers for acts of kindness, their actions brighten our school community.
Thank you for making Lincoln Middle School a better place with your kindness!
Photo by 7th grade students Kevin R. and Kassandra S.
Mrs. Avila's 8th graders from Lincoln Middle School show us why gossip isn't worth it. Watch their video today, and let's all work to be kinder to each other.
This message is part of their class's positivity campaign. We commend Mrs. Avila's initiative and urge our Kearny community to champion kindness and understanding.
Radiant smiles from our Lincoln Middle School students this #WellnessWednesday! 😊 True wellness encompasses both joy and the connections we forge. Let's all embrace and celebrate this holistic approach to well-being. Don't forget to share a smile today. Photo credit: Yasser, 7th grade.
Introducing Lucas: A shining example of Lincoln Middle School’s values. Nominated by our staff for the Caught Being Kind award, Lucas, alongside a fellow student, ensured a lost dog found its way home safely by bringing it to the fire department.
This is what it means to be a part of the LMS and Kearny community.
Today's post is a double celebration of Throwback Thursday and International World Teacher Day. Let's take a moment to admire these vintage Lincoln Junior High School Cheerleading uniforms, lovingly preserved by Mrs. Gross and displayed by students Salwa and Ayden. These uniforms have graced the walls of Mrs. Gross's classroom for over a decade at LMS, but they hold a deeper story.
Mrs. Gross's cheerleading journey was profoundly influenced by her advisor and PE teacher at the former Lincoln Junior High, Mrs. Loughridge. Under Mrs. Loughridge's guidance, Mrs. Gross learned life-changing lessons in self-confidence and self-expression. These uniforms, proudly on display in room 102, symbolize the lifelong impact teachers have on their students.
Mrs. Loughridge, upon her retirement, gifted Mrs. Gross one of the only two megaphones she kept from her coaching days. This act shows that students impact their teachers as well.
As we look back on this Throwback Thursday and celebrate International World Teacher Day, let's honor the teachers who mold our lives and the students who, in turn, shape theirs. 📚🎓 #EducationMatters #TeacherImpact #WorldTeacherDay
🌟 School is back in full swing, and we're loving every moment at LMS, just like Luca D., our talented 7th-grade graphic designer who created this, believes. October brings new opportunities and the promise of wonderful things ahead. Let's keep the spirit of enthusiasm alive. 🍂
Meet Ms. Glenn and Mrs. Hemphill: Passionate, Loyal, Smart, Talented, Dedicated
In the ever-evolving realm of education, teachers frequently embark on journeys that lead them through various buildings, grade levels, and subject areas. This dynamic path allows them to amass a treasure trove of knowledge and experiences. Today, we introduce you to Ms. Glenn and Mrs. Hemphill, two exceptional educators whose careers have seamlessly adapted to the ever-changing landscape of education, all while nurturing a profound friendship.
Their educational voyage commenced in 2004, as Ms. Glenn and Mrs. Hemphill began their teaching careers at Franklin School. Mrs. Hemphill taught 4th-grade Science, while Mrs. Glenn taught Physical Education and Health.
As the years unfolded, their careers embarked on unique journeys. In 2007, Mrs. Hemphill transitioned to 1st grade within Franklin School, and by 2012, she had relocated to Schuyler School. 2015 marked the beginning of a new chapter as she embraced the role of teaching ASI Academic Support, helping students with reading and writing.
Ms. Glenn and Mrs. Hemphill's friendship remained unwavering throughout this period, even as their professional paths diverged.
However, fate had an extraordinary plan in store. In 2018, Mrs. Hemphill transitioned to Lincoln Middle School, where she began educating 7th and 8th-grade students, reuniting with Ms. Glenn, who had been a part of the Lincoln Middle School community since 2014. "I always wondered what it was like to teach the big kids," Mrs. Hemphill confessed, a testament to her unwavering commitment to personal and professional growth.
At Lincoln Middle School, they united to spearhead the Title 1 Family Involvement program, extending their influence beyond the school's walls and demonstrating dedication to fostering solid family-school relationships.
In addition to their illustrious careers, these friends possess unique talents. Since college, Ms. Glenn has coached gymnastics, infusing athleticism into her already impressive skill set. Conversely, Mrs. Hemphill brings a distinctive flair with her theater degree, showcasing the diversity education offers and the multifaceted talents of those who dedicate themselves to it.
As we celebrate the enduring friendship and extraordinary careers of Ms. Glenn and Mrs. Hemphill, we are reminded of the profound impact that teachers can have on their students, their communities, and each other. Their dedication, versatility, and unwavering friendship testify to the transformative power of education and the profound bonds it can create. We are immensely grateful to have them as invaluable educational community members.
In keeping with our commitment to providing a diverse range of extracurricular activities, we are delighted to announce the successful inaugural meeting of this year's LMS Anime Club. Under the leadership of Mr. Valera, students engaged in a viewing of an anime episode, selected by popular vote, and discussed the club's objectives moving forward. The club aims to explore prevalent themes in anime and deepen understanding of the genre. Meetings are scheduled to take place every other week, and we warmly encourage student participation.
The students in Mrs. Hemphill's ASI ELA classes recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month by highlighting the rich and diverse heritage, culture and traditions of Hispanics and Latinos. Each student researched an influential Hispanic Leader and created a pennant to highlight their lives. Students explored the education and accomplishments of these Hispanic Leaders who have made tremendous contributions to our society.
Embrace Mindfulness Monday with a smile and a thumbs up! Remember, “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” - Jane Goodall. Start your week off by choosing positivity and impact. 🌱
Post created by Ariana G., grade 7
Engineering in Action:
In Ms. Hester-Fearon's robotics class at Lincoln Middle School, students learn the theory behind rotary motion and put it into practice by crafting their own hand-crank rotary systems.
Click on the video link below for a closer look as our students demonstrate and explain their projects.
LMS Parents please join us this Wednesday, October 4th @ 7pm in the KHS Auditorium for a very special presentation. We look forward to seeing you there.
LMS: In Mr. Mazol’s Flight and Space class, Jessica is demonstrating the relationship between Newton's laws of motion and the forces of flight using a model airplane.
New Video Alert from the LMS Digital Literacy Elective!
Hello, wonderful Kearny School District family! Our 7th-grade Digital Literacy students have been hard at work. They took to the halls of LMS to interview their peers and find out:
1. What makes Lincoln Middle School the place to be?
2. What sports are our students passionate about?
Don't miss these authentic voices of LMS!
In Loving Memory of Mr. Ralph Labruna
Lincoln Middle School extends its deepest condolences to the Labruna family at the loss of a truly extraordinary individual, Mr. Ralph Labruna.
Mr. Labruna was more than just a custodian; he was a dedicated and multitalented member of our school community. He served Lincoln School until his retirement in 2022, following a tenure at Washington School.
Mr. Labruna's talents knew no bounds. He was also a professional painter and a published author. His book, "Walking in the Shadow of Death: The Story of a Vietnam Infantry Soldier," provided profound insights into his experiences as a soldier in Vietnam. Many of us had the privilege of hearing Mr. Labruna speak about these firsthand experiences, leaving a lasting impact on our hearts and minds.
Mr. Labruna's warmth and kindness endeared him to everyone he encountered. Head Custodian Mike Sullivan fondly remembers him as a "loveable guy" and a "caring person" who would go above and beyond to help others. He was not just a colleague but a dear friend to many. Custodian David McLaren added, "He was a good friend; he was always there for you."
Mr. Sullivan also acknowledged Ralph's remarkable skills as a painter, which played a vital role in the beautification of Lincoln School.
In addition to his professional talents, Mr. Labruna was a devoted family man. He tried never to miss a single sports game of his grandchildren and, alongside his wife, played an active role in their lives. He loved to talk about his family with Lincoln staff.
Ralph's kindness extended to the entire custodial team. Once a month every month, he would buy and bring breakfast for all the day custodians, a simple gesture that spoke volumes about his caring nature. His culinary skills were legendary, and he occasionally made homemade lunches for the custodial staff to brighten workdays. "He was always cooking," Mr. Sullivan fondly recalled.
In Vietnam, Ralph Labruna earned the nickname "Lucky Labruna," but we at Lincoln School were the fortunate ones to have our lives enriched by his presence. His legacy lives on in the memories of those he met, and his kindness and talents will be sorely missed.
Ralph Labruna led a remarkable life, leaving an indelible mark on our hearts and school.
LMS: 🏈 A big congratulations to our incredible Lincoln Middle School football team and spirit squad for their outstanding performance last night! They brought home a unanimous victory against Weehawken with a final score of 25-0. Your hard work, dedication, and team spirit have made us all proud. Way to go, Jr. Kards! ” Photos by Mrs. Taylor