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Girls on the Run takes off at Link!

By Sharon Machrone / October 14, 2023 / Comments Off on Girls on the Run takes off at Link!

Twenty three female Link scholars are participating in this year’s Girls on the Run (GOTR), led by Link staffers Ms.Paszkowski and Ms. Bell. GOTR, a non-profit organization, provides the structure for an after-school program for girls that “considers the whole person – body, brain, heart, spirit, and social connection” and during which “team members feel […]

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Link expands to a second facility!

By Sharon Machrone / September 4, 2023 / Comments Off on Link expands to a second facility!

As a result of the addition of the elementary school, specifically K-2 now and 3rd and 4th grades in the future, Link needed more space to accommodate the school’s growth and to ensure an optimal learning environment for our scholars. Link Education Partners, the non-profit public foundation that helps fund Link’s mission, found a temporary […]

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Link Board announces new school principal

By Sharon Machrone / July 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Link Board announces new school principal

The Link Community Charter School Board of Trustees announces the promotion of Hannah Marie Kennedy to Principal of Link Community Charter School effective July 1, 2023. Mrs. Kennedy joined Link in 2014, and from the start, she embraced the mission and vision of Link. While serving as the school’s 7th grad social studies/history teacher, she […]

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Link graduates earn over $6.5m for high school

By Sharon Machrone / July 19, 2023 / Comments Off on Link graduates earn over $6.5m for high school

Link Community Charter School is pleased to announce the recent graduation of the Class of 2023, with scholars earning over $6.5million in academic scholarships and financial aid for high school next year. This year’s class, the 52nd class to graduate from Link, will join over 3,000 other Link alumni who have graduated since 1971. Link […]

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Link scholars visit CNBC

By Sharon Machrone / June 20, 2023 / Comments Off on Link scholars visit CNBC

In June, thirty Link 8th graders traveled to Englewood, NJ, to visit the headquarters of CNBC. The day began with students circling up with Mr. Greg Branch, founding and managing partner of Veritas Financial and frequent CNBC commentator, who asked them about their dreams and encouraged students to pursue them. He spoke to them about […]

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7th and 8th Grade Career Day

By Sharon Machrone / May 8, 2023 / Comments Off on 7th and 8th Grade Career Day

On Friday, April 28th, 7th and 8th grade scholars enjoyed an exciting Career Day, the purpose of which was to expose scholars to a variety of career fields and introduce them to professional role models.  The event opened with inspirational remarks by Kevin Maynor, African American male opera singer who has performed around the world […]

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Special Women’s Month Program at Link

By Sharon Machrone / May 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Special Women’s Month Program at Link

Link’s female scholars and their female guardians (moms, grandmas, aunts, etc.) attended a special program on Wednesday, March 29th, entitled “Cultivating HER Space in the Garden State. ” A panel of women shared their life’s journey and path to their professional careers, as well as wisdom for cultivating a strong mind, body, and spirit. Panelists […]

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Observing World Water Day 2023

By Sharon Machrone / May 8, 2023 / Comments Off on Observing World Water Day 2023

Link’s 7th grade participated in a number of activities on Wednesday, March 22nd to observe World Water Day after reading the novel, “A Long Walk to Water”, by Linda Sue Park.  In the novel a young Sudanese girl has to walk miles each day to get water for her family. World Water Day is a […]

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Link Scholars “push through” with author Jasmin Wright

By Sharon Machrone / April 3, 2023 / Comments Off on Link Scholars “push through” with author Jasmin Wright

Author Jasmyn Wright visited Link’s kindergarten, first, and fifth grades this week with an awesome message designed to inspire, equip, and empower students to overcome adversity and become change agents in the world.  Ms. Wright, the founder of the non-profit We Push Through and an educator, wrote a book for children, “I’m Gonna Push Through,” […]

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Inspiration from a professional football player!

By Sharon Machrone / February 28, 2023 / Comments Off on Inspiration from a professional football player!

Carolina Panthers’ Myles Hartsfield (#38) visited Link this week and shared the inspirational story with students of his journey to becoming a professional football player. Myles, a defensive back with an amazing record, related his passion for football and told of the obstacles he met along the way. He ultimately was drafted, as a free […]

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