newspaperJoin Us - The Second Annual Homecoming Weekend Welcomes Alumni
    October 14-16, 2011

    October 11, 2011, Livingston, NJ –The Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) and its partners will host the Second Annual Homecoming Weekend on October 14- 16. Homecoming is a time of connection. It brings together the school and broader community; it connects those of us who reside in town and those who have moved away but continue to value their roots here in Livingston. It is a reunion, a celebration and appreciation of education and community.

    Alfred Savia This year the LHS Music Department welcomes back Maestro Alfred Savia, class of 1971, one of five distinguished alumni who will be inducted in the Livingston High School Hall of Fame. Mr. Savia, is an award-winning music director who has an internationally respected career as conductor, orchestra builder and teacher. He is a frequent guest conductor throughout North America and around the globe. Under his leadership, he has expanded the Evansville Philharmonic to include youth and family programming. Mr. Savia will join students during LHS Wind Symphony and Orchestra classes to speak with students and work with them on selected performance pieces. On Saturday, October 15, Mr. Savia will meet with members of the LHS Marching Band to prepare for and will conduct the National Anthem to be played at the opening of the Homecoming Football Game scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at the Livingston home turf. “It has been a pleasure to work with Bob Wirth, Supervisor of Music for the Livingston Public Schools, music teachers and Directors for the LHS Marching Lancer Band, Mike Jedwabnik and James Hegedus, instructors for the Color Guard, Marci Titunick and Stacy Melhorn and music teacher, Nancy Ciminnisi to make the homecoming connection between our distinguished alumni and LHS students,” said Heidi Cislo, President of LEF.

    On Friday, October 14, joining Alfred Savia , Robert E. Grady, class of 1975, Charles “Chuck” Jaffe, class of 1980, Alan B. Krueger, class of 1979, and Joanne Silberner, class of 1973 will ‘come home’ to visit the classrooms of LHS. In the evening, they will continue the celebration of education with school and community members in a reunion of friends and family where they will be honored at the Hall of Fame Dinner to take place at the Cedar Hill Country Club on 100 Walnut Street. “This year’s Hall of Fame Dinner will highlight the connection between student achievement and the dedication of our educators through the recognition of five LEAD Award recipients, Eli Gorelick, Robert L. Grady, Melvin Klein, Pam Clause McGroarty and Jerry Walker,” said, Amy Saffer, co-chair to the Hall of Fame Committee, past Hall of Fame inductee and retired LHS Spanish Teacher. “It is an opportunity for the Foundation to emphasize Livingston’s desire to bring to the district professionals who are committed to the best for their students.” She continued, “Through advocacy, community building and the fund-raising opportunities made available during the Homecoming weekend, LEF looks to support the initiatives of the Livingston Public Schools, their students and their educators.”

    LEF invites all to join in the mission to advocate for and raise funds to enhance educational initiatives in the Livingston Public Schools by attending the events of the Homecoming Weekend 2011. Attend the Hall of Fame Dinner; participate in the Barnes and Noble Bookfair in the Livingston Mall or online; attend the Homecoming Football Game or the Girl’s Varsity Volleyball Quad; attend an author talk at the Livingston Public Library; purchase a 50/50 ticket; download a discount coupon to shop at the E. Hanover Party City for Halloween; bring gently used shoes to Sole-4-Souls drop boxes that will be located outside the gates of the Homecoming Football game and the door of Barnes and Noble; congratulate the members of the LHS Class of 1961 on their 50th Reunion; join the Livingston 5-K Run on Sunday, October 23.

    To find out more about the LEF and the Homecoming Weekend 2011, go to www.livingston.org/lef.