The First Days In Pictures

Posted by Admin on September 21, 2022 at 11:38 PM

Thanks to faculty and student ambassadors for welcoming new Linden Families.

To celebrate the start of the 2022-2023 school year, The Linden School brought back some long-standing traditions after years of restrictions and guidelines.

Before our students came bustling in from their summers away, faculty, staff, and student and family hosts welcomed new Linden families at a reception on Tuesday, September 6. Special thanks to our student ambassadors who spent their last day of vacation helping their new classmates feel at home, and to those who came to help set up and decorate new students’ lockers!

Grade 6 Ambassador Jennelle showing off how many nametags she created for our 2022 Welcome Reception for New Linden Families.

Grade 7 Ambassadors introducing their new classmate to Latin teacher Arden Rogow-Bales.

The Kindergarten and Grade 1-2s celebrate the first day of school.

As we do each year on the first day of school, we celebrated the founding of Linden with a Birthday Party. In keeping with tradition, our youngest student lit the first candle, and then this flame was passed throughout the school. Grade 12 led a spirited rendition of The Linden Song.

Grade 12s led the year's first rendition of The Linden Song.

Students of all ages received a Welcome Package containing items that will come in throughout the school year.

Students loved their “Welcome Back to School Package” thanks to last year’s Grade 12s who championed this project as part of our 2021 “All in for Linden” annual fundraising campaign.

Grade 8 student Téa spearheaded Linden's pronoun pin.

Packages contained brand new pronoun pins: thanks to Grade 8 student Téa for pitching this idea to promote inclusivity and help students of all gender identities feel normal, welcome, and celebrated. “I’m really happy and excited that this worked out,” said Téa, “and I really hope we can do more things like this in the future.”

Our high school students were happy to be back in the park for ultimate frisbee.

Grade 7s enjoy ultimate frisbee.

On a beautiful day for field research, students are collecting data for their "fish elevator."

It was great to get back to Linden’s outdoor spaces, including the ravine and the newly reopened David Balfour Park! We can’t wait to see how the year unfolds.