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Upcoming Events and Updates from Livingston Public Schools

May 18, 2014 at 6:55 AM

Livingston Board of Education: The BOE meets at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19 at Livingston High School. See the agenda by clicking HERE.

How to Write College App ‘Love Letters’: The LHS Guidance Department is hosting a workshop on writing college essays at 6 p.m., on Tuesday, May 20 at LHS with expert Nedda Gilbert, one of the senior founding managers of the Princeton Review Test Preparation Co. The program continues at 7:15 p.m. on applying to college and the admissions process. Learn more by clicking HERE.

PRIDE Presents an Open House: A five-day preschool program is being offered by Livingston Public Schools beginning in September that will integrate children with special needs with regular education students. Learn more about the program at an open house at 1:45-2:15 p.m. Friday, June 6 at Burnet Hill Elementary School. The classes are located at Burnet Hill for children who turn 3 or 4 before October 1, 2014.

Learn More about Special Education: Members of the LPS Student Services will present an overview at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 4 at Heritage Middle School. Learn more about new special education programs and the IEP process.

LIVE Telethon and Celebration: The Livingston High School Television Program is partnering with the Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) to celebrate over 30 years of education and programming serving the high school and the greater community.

To celebrate the studio’s accomplishments, LHS TV program alumni and current students will hold its first Livingston TV Telethon bringing viewers 13 hours of programming from 11 a.m. to midnight on Saturday, June 7.

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The program will showcase productions from current students and LHS alumni in addition to live performances from local bands, comedians, and magicians. Learn more by clicking HERE.

Find out how to host a viewing party by clicking HERE.

How Safe is the Water?: LHS students in Doug Jay's Environmental Science took part in Biological Assessment Training to prepare for a field trip to Watchung Reservation. Students identified macroinvertebrates (insects) to determine relative stream health. Students received assistance from two Americorps volunteers, Peggy Monkemeier and Cameron Black.

See a slide show by clicking HERE.

Murder, They Wrote CSI: Fictional crime scenes took a page from tabloid fodder. It was a busy day for crime for this year’s Forensic Science class as fictional crimes and investigations played out on April 24 in the LHS Field House. 

The students investigated by integrating their knowledge in physical science, biology and mathematics, their work judged by a panel, including Science Chairperson Brian Carey, Supervisor Dan Calligaro, Paul Raiz, Michelle Titunick, and Drew Ullman and Greg Drucks from the Livingston Police Department. The students’ analysis included DNA, fingerprints, hairs, fibers, entomology, and blood spatter

See a slide show by clicking HERE.

District Art Show: See a slide show of photos from “Art Through the Ages," a collection of student art that was displayed at the Livingston Mall. Click HERE.

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