Linton Middle School is starting off the new school year headed in a very positive direction. With enrollment numbers up, the building is ready to take advantage of its being 1 of 50 schools nationally to be accepted into Google’s Digital Promise Program. Participation offers numerous benefits to students/staff, including support needed to make classrooms more equitable and enhance technology already in-place, making it accessible to all staff/students. The program is a partnership between the District, Google, Digital Promise, and EdTech. It allows collaboration with one of the most powerful corporations in the world to help make teaching and learning more enjoyable.
Along with this new program, which was recently highlighted in the Pennsylvania School Boards Association Bulletin, Linton is working on a pond/outdoor teaching space in the courtyard. The project is being built with grant monies and the assistance of the Bring Out the Best (BOB) Project. Work on the project is expected to take place in October.
Many more positive projects are in the pipeline at Linton. These include a Rap Contest, with a goal to build a sense of family in the classroom environment by creating uplifting raps that support the building’s positive school culture. And, speaking of a sense of family, parents and guardians turned out for the two September open houses in large numbers, supporting their students and staff with a packed house and taking advantage of activities such as a photo booth. It would appear that everyone is onboard for a positive 2017-18 at Linton Middle School!