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School's Out, Summer's In



When Livingston High School graduates 464 seniors on Friday afternoon, the traditional tossing of caps will cap a glorious day of moving up ceremonies at our schools. Throughout town, Friday was a picture-perfect ending to the weeklong ceremonies, from the preschoolers who shared dreams of where they hope to be – firefighters and doctors, teachers and builders  to the kindergarten plays and sing-alongs and the transition ceremony for Heritage eighth graders ready to find their own way in high school.

The Brass Choir at Mt. Pleasant Middle School performed a surprise concert in the school’s lobby as students said so-long for summer. Among the selections?  "Ode to Joy."
 
We'll see you in September. Enjoy.

After Middle School, ‘Go On, Be Great’
LHS was presented with the Class of 2018 as eighth graders transition to high school. See photos and story by clicking HERE.

Reaching New Heights at MPMS
Students celebrate a drug-free life at DARE graduation. See photos and story by clicking HERE.

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School Calendar 2015-2016

The Board is expected to discuss options for the academic calendar for 2015-2016 at its next meeting on Wednesday, July 16 at the Livingston Public Schools administrative building, 11 Foxcroft Drive. Two options are under consideration. See the proposed calendars by clicking HERE.

Leadership Changes at LPS
James F. O'Neill will start work as the interim Superintendent of Schools beginning on July 1. Mr. O’Neill has served for the past two years as the interim Superintendent of the West Orange School District. He has more than 40 years’ experience in public schools in a variety of positions, from teacher to Superintendent, most served in the School District of the Chathams. Read more by clicking HERE.

Students Inducted into National Honor Society
LHS has more than 100 students recognized for academics and leadership. See story and photos by clicking HERE.

Essex County Freeholders Honor for Fencing Standouts
The up-and-coming fencing program at Livingston High School was front-and-center at a recentl Freeholder Board meeting held at the Hall of Records in Newark. Sabre State Champion Edward Chin and Girls Fencing Coach George Janto, the Star-Ledger’s New Jersey Girls Fencing “Coach of the Year,” were honored. Read the story by clicking HERE.

Guidance Director Talks About 'Grit'
Tina Renga, Director of Guidance for Livingston Public Schools, presented at the annual New Jersey Association of College Admissions Counseling on June 2 in Long Branch. Her presentation supported her passion in the areas of developing “grit” and resiliency in students, and how these two character traits are true indicators of success not only in school, but also in life. Read more by clicking HERE.


Subscription Busing

Last call: Subscription busing is available on a lottery basis for LPS students who are not eligible for free busing. Applications are due June 30. Click HERE for the application.
 


Final Report Cards
Final report cards for elementary school students will be available in the Genesis Parent Access portal after 3 p.m. Friday, June 20.

Final report cards for Livingston High School students will be available on Tuesday, June 24.

Final middle school report cards will be available Wednesday, June 25.

Parents/Guardians are reminded to print report cards prior to July 1.
 
The Genesis Parent Access portal will close on July 1 to prepare for the 2014-2015 school year. It will reopen in mid-August.  
 
Community News
Children's Theatre of LIvingston is offering theater workshops in the Fall for children grades 2-5. Learn the magic of theater, sharpen your speaking skills, feel good about yourself. Space is available on a first come first serve basis.  Classes will meet Mondays and Sundays. Download a form by clicking HERE.
 
Livingston Police Department is participating in the "Project Lifesaver" program. Alzheimer's patients and autistic children, as well as many other individuals with similar disorders, all have a tendency to “wander.” Citizens enrolled in Project Lifesaver wear a small personal transmitter around the wrist or ankle that emits an individualized tracking signal. Click HERE for more information.