September 21, 2010

    Livingston Public Schools Supports Homecoming Weekend Events - 2010 

    September 21, 2010, Livingston, NJ – Members of the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) and the Livingston Public School District (LPS) met at Cedar Hill Country Club located at 100 Walnut Street to make arrangements for the upcoming Inaugural Livingston Hall of Fame Homecoming Weekend 2010 Dinner

    Robert Mueller, Livingston High School (LHS) class of 1967 and General Manager and CateringDirector for Cedar Hill Country Club worked with Heidi Cislo, LEF President, Bob Wirth, LPS K-12 Performing Arts Supervisor and Nancy Ciminnisi, LHS Music Teacher on seating arrangements for the LHS String Orchestra students.    The 100 member string orchestra, a multi-faceted performing group, will be represented at the LHS Hall of Fame Dinner on Saturday, October 16 by ten to twenty students who will play Baroque Period background music under the direction of Nancy Ciminnisi as dinner guests arrive for the evening at 7:00 p.m. in Honor of Hall of Fame Inductees Harlan Coben, LHS class of 1980, Jennifer Goodman Linn, LHS class of 1989 and Major General Glenn Rieth, LHS class of 1976.

    Members of the Livingston Public School community, including administrators, staff, teachers, the Livingston Education Association and Board of Education have personally participated with the LEF, the Big ‘L’ Club and the West Essex YMCA in the planning of events for the Homecoming  Weekend.  Events include a visit with LHS students by Hall of Fame Inductees, the Friday, October 15 LHS Homecoming Football Game at LHS, the  Saturday, October 16  LHS Alumni Hall of Fame Dinner, open to the public at Cedar Hill Country Club,  the Student Homecoming Dance at LHS,  Sunday, October 17, Livingston 5K Run at LHS. 

    Representatives of LEF, the Big ‘L’ and the YMCA have been meeting with members of the LPS Physical Education Department since the early spring to plan for the 5-K Run as well as Fitness and Fun activities for students K-12.  Teachers from all grade levels will be running events, volunteering and participating in the actual 1Mile Fun Run/Walk and 5-K Run.  Students and families are encouraged join their teachers by wearing school colors and participating in celebrating wellness education.  

    Plans for a Bookfair are underway with teachers’ efforts coordinating across all Livingston Public  Schools for the Homecoming Weekend.  As details unfold, the LEF website will be updated so that people will know more about how they can participate.

    Heidi Cislo noted that “This weekend event is an opportunity to bring everyone together to celebrate education, support wellness and reacquaint alumni with friends, our schools and local businesses. The reciprocal relationship between school and community encourages our alumni to stay or move back to Livingston and draws new residents that value education and support an economic climate that maintains professional, leisure and commercial businesses.”

    As proceeds from the Homecoming Weekend Events go to benefit the Livingston Public Schools and the youth of Livingston, “LEF [partnerships] provide[s] a unique opportunity for the Livingston community to maintain the high-quality public education that it so deeply values,” says Bonnie Granatir, president of Livingston’s Board of Education.  “With unprecedented cuts in state funding and recent government efforts to limit public educational services, we must develop the means for financial self-determination if Livingston students are to continue receiving a world-class education.” 

    Members of the community are encouraged to learn more about this weekend at the LEF website, www.livingston.org/lef and to attend or volunteer for one or all of the events.   

    Nancy Ciminnisi - LHS Music Teacher, Bob Wirth - K-12 Supervisor of Music, and
    Robert Mueller - Cedar Hill Country Club, work on plans for the upcoming October 16th
    LHS Hall of Fame Homecoming Weekend Dinner.