Education

Livingston Public Schools Opens Summer Academy Online Registration

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston Public School (LPS) students looking to enhance their educational experience—either by catching up on the past school year’s coursework or getting a head start on that of the one to come—have a wide selection of classes to choose from through the district’s upcoming Summer Academy program.

Now in its second year, the Summer Academy will offer remedial classes for those students who have taken a variety of math, science, history, English, social studies and health classes, but have received insufficient credit in those classes.  The program will also continue to offer Advanced Placement (AP) and honors-inspired bridge courses in the sciences and mathematics to students looking to get a leg-up on the coursework they’ll be taking in the fall. 

New to Summer Academy this year are the enrichment course offerings available to third-graders through high schoolers, designed for those students curious about areas of study they may not normally be exposed to during the academic year—areas such as computer coding, robotics, engineering, art principles, photography, college essay writing, personal management and organization, information literacy/research and more.

Sign Up for E-News

Although homework is a component of the remedial program, the bridge and enrichment programs are more activities-centered.

In addition to expanding the programming, Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner announced at this week’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting that the district is “using an online registration and payment system this year.” She said is expected that the new system will help facilitate a more seamless registration process.

Enrollment is open to LPS students as well as students from neighboring school districts. 

“We’ve already gotten calls from other districts which sent students last year and were very satisfied,” said Patricia Boland, assistant superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction. “So we’re anticipating additional enrollment, though we always reserve the right to refuse outside participants once we review our numbers towards the very end but, for the most part, we accept anyone that’s interested.”

She said this is good news for undersubscribed courses as insufficient enrollment may result in the cancellation of certain classes.

Remedial program classes will be held from June 26 through July 27, Monday to Friday, for the first week and Monday to Thursday, for weeks two through five with two sessions offered daily from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Bridge program classes will run from July 10 through July 13 or August 21 through August 24, Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Enrichment program classes will be held from July 10 through July 13 or July 10 through July 20, Monday to Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Class cost is $300 per class for in-district students and $350 per class for out-of-district students, with the exception of those enrichment classes that run for two weeks and have a cost of $400 for in-district and $450 for out-of-district students.  All classes will be held at Livingston High School.

To learn more about the Summer Academy program’s course offerings, schedules, and pricing particulars or to register and make payment online, visit http://www.livingston.org/summeracademy.  Questions on the program should be directed to summeracademy@livingston.org.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Livingston

Livingston Baseball Sophomore Throws First No-Hitter in 31 Years

April 21, 2017

EDITOR'S UPDATE: It has since been discovered that the last Livingston no-hitter was thrown in 1993 by then-senior Eric Rothfeld, who gave up one unearned run in a 2-1 victory over Cedar Grove, but struck out seven batters to earn the win. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Throwing the first seven-inning no-hitter in 31 years for the Livingston High School (LHS) baseball team during ...

Local Youth to Perform "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" in Caldwell

April 26, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Area residents are invited to travel back to the early days of the Bible this weekend when the Westminster and Pilgrim Choirs at First Presbyterian Church in Caldwell present “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 29 and at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 30.

The groups described the show as a musical experience ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_1b8dceaed271d6c4f206_89aa21ea41318d46c7b2_d443adb84cdb487075d1_things_being_what_they_are_icon

Fri, April 28, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Things Being What They Are

Arts & Entertainment

Sat, April 29, 9:00 AM

Clipper Pavilion South Mountain Recreation Complex, West Orange

19th Annual Building Tomorrows 5k Run, Family ...

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back Health & Wellness Sports

Sat, April 29, 10:30 AM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

Healthy Kids Day at West Essex YMCA

Health & Wellness

Livingston Soccer Club Opens Registration for Fall Programs

April 25, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration for Livingston Soccer Club's (LSC) fall programs is now open.

LSC offers an instructional Kinderkickers program for Pre-K and Kindergarteners. Its in-town soccer program is open to boys and girls from first grade through ninth grade and includes a co-ed program for 10th-through-12th graders. 

Register online ...

Andy's Family Music Showcases Lauren Raiss on Drums

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight its student Lauren Raiss, a Collins Elementary School fifth-grader with an aptitude for drums.

Taught by instructor Joe Vitello, Lauren began playing the drums at a young age and studies the instrument at school as well. She also has her own YouTube channel, and enjoys creating and editing videos in her ...

Animal Husbandry

My wife and I are in disagreement.

 

She says she has trained our cat to sit on command.

 

I say the cat has trained her to dole out treats.

 

Unfortunately, like a good conspiracy theory, nothing can be definitively proved.  

 

“Sit!” she commands standing above our cat holding a small treat in her hand.  The treat has catnip in ...