LIVINGSTON, NJ – On Friday, Livingston Public Schools sent out its weekly roundup newsletter, which was chock full of the following information:

New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) Testing to Begin

The New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge (NJ ASK) testing season is upon us once again in Livingston Public Schools (LPS). The test dates for the various grade levels are as follows:

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  • Grades 7 & 8: April 28 -May 1
  • Grades 5 & 6: May 5-May 8
  • Grades 3 & 4: May 12-May 16.

LPS said that parents can help by making sure their children have a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast prior to each testing session.

Public is Invited to Learn More About the Common Core

A lesson in the new Common Core will be presented for Livingston parents on Wednesday, May 7, from 7-9 p.m. at Heritage Middle School.

The Common Core is a set of standards – the skills that students must master to be prepared for college by the time they graduate. The presentation on May 7 will focus on English Language Arts for Grades K-8. The Parent Academy and the Office of Curriculum and Instruction are presenting. Those interested in attending should RSVP ASAP to or call 973-535-8000, ext. 8029.

Subscription Busing id Available Via Lottery

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.

LHS Orchestra/Chorus Concert to be Held on April 29

The LHS Orchestra/Chorus Concert will take place on Tuesday, April 29, at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, and will feature the String Orchestra, Chamber Singers, Notations, Voicemales, Chamber Orchestra, and Concert Chorus. They will be performing selections written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leroy Anderson, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Harold Arlen, The Beatles, Rodgers and Hammerstein, among many others.

LHS Band Concert to Take Place on May 1

The LHS Band Concert will take place on Thursday, May 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the high school auditorium, and will feature the Symphonic Bands and the Wind Symphony. The concert will also feature guest conductor, Senior Master Sergeant Robert Thurston, the non-commissioned officer in charge of the arranging staff and chief composer-arranger for The United States Air Force Band. The bands will perform a wide-variety of popular and classic band literature.

Both concerts are free and open to the public.

A Very Senior Prom Was Held

Livingston’s senior citizen community enjoyed a very senior, senior prom on Wednesday, April 23. There was live music from the LHS jazz band, photographs, and a first dance for the 104-year-old (just days away from 105) prom queen.

This year’s theme, “You Are My Sunshine,” featured a set designed by Brian Megaro and stage craft students, where memories of the evening were preserved with classic prom photographs. Their dance moves were captured on film by LTV.

The evening was made possible by generous donations from community and school organizations, as well as local merchants. Hosts for the evening included a cross-section of the community—the elected officials from the Livingston Board of Education and Town Council; Livingston Senior, Youth & Leisure Services; high school staff and teachers; and LHS students in the Key and Leo clubs.

LHS Action! Club Extravaganza was Held

Diversity was the theme for the LHS Action! Club Extravaganza on Sunday, April 27.There was live music with various fun carnival games and activities on the turf from 12-3 p.m. at the LHS Turf and Fitness and Wellness Center. Find more details at